Saturday, January 12, 2013

I took your advice, and so far I'm liking the results

Back at the end of August, when the newness of the A&G hobby box that I had ripped for the Gint-A-Cuffs contest had gone away, I decided to ask the blogosphere what to do regarding this card:

This should be the last time you see this picture on the blog.

The majority of the responses revolved around trading or selling the card.  Not to denigrate a lot of the guys that are on the forums, because they are in large part a great bunch, but I had a couple of experiences that were kind of questionable so I shied away from that option.

I kind of kept the card on the back burner for the past few months, then having made my one of my resolutions last week to start back selling on eBay again, this was naturally the first choice as far as auctions go.

The goal was to make as much as I could, but not make the price so high that the card wouldn't receive any offers. Two days later, I had an offer that was sufficient enough, and I finally had some  money to play with on the bay.  I've already turned the one card into 3 key additions toward some of my 70's sets that I'm working on, and I still have some money left to play with. 

I actually sold the Phil Pfister A&G numbered card yesterday on the bay as well, so that's another $15 to play with.  When I'm all done with using the $95 I made on those two cards, I will display to you all what I was able to turn them into. 

Just the opposite of the old saying "out with the old, in with the new", don't you think?

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Selling buy more cards. BRILLIANT!

  2. Having lucked into a sellable card at least once, I can tell you, this is the only way to go.

  3. That's what I usually do with a nice card that does not fit in my collection. Post it on eBay to buy more cards.

  4. I wondered who was selling 5/15!
    I just picked up 8/15 spacing out on tracking your offering.
    Great tactic and congrats. I have a few cards ready to be listed on Ebay for the same reason.