Monday, May 7, 2018

My Panini Problem -or- Saturday Show Spoils

I headed to the card show Saturday with one goal in mind.  I wanted to sell off the majority of the modern cards that aren't staying in my collection.  I've come to realize that if I'm not going to miss it if it's gone or if there's not a story behind it, I don't need it.  I just don't enjoy accumulating as much as I have the last 30 years.  I want to keep things that mean something to me.  

I came home with the cards, but I may meet up next weekend with someone interested in buying out the cards.  My fingers are crossed.  

I also came home with one more card than I went with.  I'm happy to add a Kyzir White to my Mountaineer collection.  I've come to the point where I'm happy just having one card of former players, so White is checked off the list unless I find an upgrade (the cracked ice look is nice).  

2018 Panini Contender #244 Kyzir White

My Panini problem?  You guessed it.  It's a damn sticker auto.  To me, they are worse than redemptions.  If I was an NFL card collector, I would be pissed off all the time with the amount of stickers they use.  Luckily I'm only interested in a handful of cards a season, so I can deal (thank you to my blood pressure medication!). 

I (over)paid $5 for this, but it was nice to pick it up in-person and get it out of the way.  I paid more for gas to-and-from the show and the show admission than I spent at the show.  That's not necessarily a bad thing.  I'm not complaining. 


I've decided to try selling on Sports Card Direct again.  Hopefully you'll take a look at my page and see if there's anything you're interested in.  I can always sell off the site and ship in a PWE if you're only looking for a card or two and don't want to pay $3 shipping.  I'm going to start listing more cards daily.  It's time to get out of a lot of my stuff.  

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year.  FREE CARDS!  Another $40 was depostied into my Paypal account last week.

If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  You can also find me on Trading Card Database.  I love trading cards, when it makes sense.  Happy collecting!

1 comment:

  1. I've considered going through my collection, picking out key cards, and thinning out the rest. I've gone as far as talking to people about setting up as a dealer at shows. Best of luck in selling off your excess cards.

    As for sticker signatures... I can't stand them either. Although every now and then, card companies will find a way to embed them so they look like they're part of the card.