Friday, November 27, 2020

Burnt Offering #4: 1953 Topps reprints and Golf Sets

Here's the last of my burnt offerings for now.  It's over 100 reprints from the 1953 Topps set with plenty of stars.  Also, I burnt a 2001 Upper Deck Golf set with a bunch of Tiger Woods rookies (not shown), a 1990 ProSet Golf set with variations and hologram (below), and a 1991 ProSet Golf set with variations and hologram (below).  I was originally selling the 2001 Golf set for $9.99 plus $5.99 shipping (offers accepted) and got tired for waiting after a year on Ebay.  I was also selling the 1990-1991 Golf sets with all variations and both holograms for the same price without luck.  The 1953 reprints were all listed from $1-$4 each depending on card, but no biters after many years.  I figured they were all worthless and put them to the flames.  I can't wait to burn some more cards.  


 


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Burnt Offering #3: 1949 1951 1952 1953 Bowman Reprints

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

Burnt Offering #2: 1948 Bowman reprints

 This is 25% of the 1948 Bowman reprint set.  They couldn't even sell for a $1.



Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Put your Money where your Mouth is

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

Vintage Baseball has become unaffordable

 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.




 


Thursday, August 20, 2020

1940's Bowmans

One new addition for each of the 1940's Bowman sets.  The Reiser addition puts the 48B collection at only 6 away from completion, while the 49B addition just over 25%.  





 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Still Collecting Old Bowmans

I'm still getting adjusted to this new Blogger format.  It inserts pictures backwards, so I have to do it one at a time.  Glad I don't have 20 photos to upload.  Just 2 new acquisitions today.  


Red Schoendienst has been a tough one to find at a decent price until now.  At $8.08, I almost got this one for 10% BV.  This acquisition leaves only Mantle for low series cards.  Otherwise, we're now talking 5 more high series cards to complete the 53B Color series.  


With the acquisition of this umpire, I'm now missing only 1 more umpire card to complete the extensive umpire set.  I think there are a total of 30 umpires in this 320-card set.  Overall, I'm down to the last 9 mostly common cards to complete 55B.