With me health getting back to normal, I have been thinking about getting started on a project that I have wanted to do for a long time. Be a dealer at a card show! And I want your input to help me be successful.
I NEED to get rid of a large number of cards. I've thought about sending large packages out to a bunch of bloggers, but there are two problems with that for me:
1. The time and effort needed to separate cards into bunches appropriate to individual bloggers. I don't have it.
2. Postage. Even regular, small time trading costs too much for me, most of the time. Large shipments, especially a bunch of them, would be completely out of the question.
So a card show blowout seems like a good idea. I get rid of cards (hopefully in the range of 25000 or so!), I make a little money (not much I expect) and people at the show get cheap cards (nothing too awesome though). It's a win all around.
So here is what I plan to sell.
Nickel Boxes - Baseball (~8000 cards), Basketball (~8000 cards) and Football (~3000 cards)
These have stars, but nothing that probably books for over $2 or $3. No completely junk cards or players, but a decent amount of junk wax too. I may give price breaks if people buy a decent amount. Like if you buy over 100 cards, they are 3 cents each or something. What do you think?
Dime Boxes - Baseball(~2500) and Basketball(~1000)
A better grade of cards here, but still not super. Here is a scan of 9 random cards I pulled from the baseball dime box.
There are better cards than these in there, and worse as well I suppose. Again, I will likely give discounts for volume.
70's commons (~2000) from 1971-75
Many of these have condition issues and they are all commons with very few semistars. I'm thinking dimes, but maybe nickels? What do you think?
Plastic semi-rigid cases with price tags on them (~750, fills a 3000 count box)
Here are examples:
Anyway, that is mostly it. I have some other random stuff (small sets, oddball) that I might take. ANY input on this is greatly appreciated.
I don't know how to finish this post...
Um, Rock On!?!?