Friday, November 27, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
These were the 1949, 1951, 1952, and 1953 Bowman reprints that went up in flames recently. I didn't withhold any of the stars, but got tired of taking individual pictures because the piles got so big. Wait until you see the 1953 Topps reprints I set ablaze in my next post.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
I stopped worshipping cards about 4 years ago when I first heard God's call. As proof, I burned approximately 80,000-100,000 cards dating back to the late-1970's when I sold my farm a couple of years ago. Most readers know that I've kept reprint sets in my collection for 1948-1954 Topps/Bowman sets that I've replaced one-by-one with originals. Once replaced, I put the reprints for sale online. Boxes and boxes of reprints for sale online began to build up over the years. At $1 each, with combined shipping options, my reprints would rarely sell. Ebay has evolved to the point that has made selling more and more difficult for sellers. Limited free listings each month with your listings disappearing if you don't relist within 60 days. If your listing expires, you have to take another picture of your card and then create a whole new listing for hundreds of cards that Ebay removes if you don't relist in time, or pay. I had a box of about 800 reprints from 1948-1954 that I didn't feel like taking pictures of and selling. I know some of you out there think there are a bunch of starving kids out there that could eat these cards, but I'm sure they'll survive without them. I have a few of these posts coming, since vintage is unaffordable right now. Watch 'em burn.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
I haven't gone anywhere. I just haven't been able to purchase anything off of my want list for a while, which includes a short list of 1948-1964 Topps/Bowman (and 3 from 67T). The prices have become outrageous and completely unaffordable for me, so I wait. Hope your collecting endeavors are going better than mine. I'm thinking about throwing a bunch of 1950's reprints in a bonfire this afternoon. That might give me something to post on.