Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I bought a collection

Cross off one of the bucket list items, that I never even realized WAS a bucket list item, until I did it!
All of these boxes are very full and very heavy- these are the large $18 flat rate boxes, and there's one more that was taken in before I thought to take the picture....I don't know yet how many cards I got in here, but it's a ton. Thousands upon thousands, for sure. I've only gone through a small fraction of them, and it's going to take me some time to go through the rest. There's actually a chance that I will not finish them before the end of 2018!

These all came from an actual collector, a member of the Trading Card Database, who is moving and not lugging their collection along with them. Username Sousafly...she has some football and baseball stuff available as well, and is only asking that you pay the shipping cost. The shipping for all these is about $170 which in my mind was well worth it. I mean, look how much of my brother's car they take up! 8 long flat boxes and one square box on top...it's a ton!

If I wasn't so obsessed with numbers, I would be able to move through them much quicker. But,  I am, and, since they are sorted by player (so far) it's taking me a little longer. That's fine though, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to give these cards a home...and maybe trade off/COMC off some of the duplicates too, eventually.

I'll be posting some cards out of here in due time...I'm a bit overwhelmed right now because the boxes arrived the morning of our annual trip to Lake George and the Adirondack Nationals, my favorite weekend of the year, which saw me take 1,987 photos in a 4 day span, which I'm still working on processing and uploading to my Fotki.

16 comments:

  1. Awesome Billy! That's something I've always wanted to do as well - buying a collection and picking through it, adding hundreds and thousands of new cards in one swoop. But for now, I think I'll stick with saving my money and organizing the stuff I currently have, and wait for the right opportunity to come along. Have fun!

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  2. Congrats Billy! That looks like it’ll be a lot of fun to sort through. I just sent you a flat rate box yesterday as well so your stack of cards to process is going to get even larger this week.

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  3. Awesome pick up.The fun of sorting through it alone is worth the price.

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  4. You are going to have so much fun going through all of this!

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  5. Oh dang! I can’t wait to see what lies within! Congrats and I’m glad the cards are going to a new home.

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  6. $180 for several months of entertainment. I'd say that's an amazing bargain. Can't wait to see what you find.

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  7. Really looking forward to see what's inside!

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  8. Yowza what a haul. Tons of fun to go through. Enjoy Billy.

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  9. Going through that stack looks like it will be fun.

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  10. Wow. that’s awesome. You will. Be busy for a while

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  11. Wow, that is a treasure trove right there! Have fun going through all of it!

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  12. That's the collector's dream right there.

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  13. I'm definitely curious to see what's inside!

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  14. Thanks for all the comments folks...I will start posting some early highlights tonight or more likely tomorrow. I have not even finished the first box yet (the square one) and I'm at 477 new cards and about two dozen new people for my hockey collection.

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