I'm really motivated to condense my collection, then organize and find a nice way to display what I have left, the cards I truly care about. To get myself started I picked up a couple of these Priority Mail flat rate boxes at the post office the other day. I figure I'll jam pack each one with as many unwanted cards as I can fit and then give them away via the blog.
A while back I had this plan to sort out all of the cards I wanted to purge by sport, then by team. I thought I would then find a blogger, if I didn't know one already, that was into that particular team and send out all the cards that way. I know myself though, and it's just that type of anal, detail-oriented thinking that got me into this mess to begin with. Instead, I grabbed the flat rate box and just started cramming. I had boxes and team set bags strewn about left and right, and was literally just grabbing chunks of cards as I could, trying to get a decent variety.
I did at least make an effort to organize by sport, so everything in this first box is baseball (with the exception of a handful of 1990-91 Pro Set hockey packs). Listen, you won't find a vintage Mickey Mantle in here, there's a reason I want to purge myself of these cards. At the same time, I tried to get a good variety of cards in the box so that it's not all junk wax nobody would want. So yes, you will find some 1990 Topps, etc, but you'll also find some Topps and Bowman Heritage, quite a few 2007 - 2009 releases, some inserts/parallels and some other odds and ends. There are easily over 1,000 total cards in here, kind of like a grab bag on the Barry Bonds workout program.
So, are you interested? All you have to do is be the first person to leave a comment on this post (US only please due to the flat rate box, I will send you some cards if you want though Canuck!) indicating that you would like the cards. I need an address, so if you're not comfortable leaving it in the comments then please email it to me or include your email so that I can contact you. If you'd like to make a Paypal donation of $10 to cover the shipping cost that would be great, but if not no big deal. I am happy just to be rid of the cards!
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