Back in July I made a decision that, in furthering my ongoing efforts to condense my collection, I would start selling off some items that didn't fit my present-day collecting tastes or interests too well. I shared the first half-dozen sales last month, and today I've got another batch of cards to officially say au revoir to!
Well, these days I'm not a big Adrian Gonzalez guy, and while printing plates are cool and all, these just weren't bringing me a whole lot of enjoyment. When I was contacted on TCDB by a 2012 Topps Chrome mega-collector, I offered him all four for $50 flat. Sold!
I'm glad they went to a great home; this guy's 2012 Topps Chrome collection is insane. He's already completed the base and autograph versions of the base set, refractor set, orange, purple, blue, black, sepia and gold refractor sets, and is just a few cards away from red and atomic refractor complete sets as well. He's also got a ton of printing plates and super-fractors. Quite literally, there is probably no place on the planet where these belonged more than with this guy, and I pocked $50 from the transaction. Win/win!
I sold them as a lot of four, and accepted an offer of $43, so I guess I made a few bucks on these over the time I held them, although that was not my intent.
The thing is, I sometimes paid more attention to the grade than the card itself (hey, we've all done things we're not proud of in this hobby, right?). That was certainly the case here, and whenever I looked at this second-year Brooks Robinson within the past couple of years it just drove me nuts how off-center it is. How in the world did this not get the 'OC' off-center designation from PSA?
In any event, it's gone now, and I'm $50 richer for it.
Mantle cards beginning late last year though, making this one pretty expendable in my eyes. Certainly expendable enough to accept a $66 offer for it!
Even after eBay fees I still cleared well over $300 in profit from these cards alone, further motivating me to continue my selling spree. Most of that money went to savings, but I haven't altogether given up on picking up new cards either, and used a small percentage of what I made to add to my collection.
On that note, here are a handful of new cards I've picked up recently!
This one was too tempting to pass up due to the fact that it cost just $1.50 yet is right in line condition-wise with many of my other '56s. Also, how can you not love a card where the subject is referred to as "Windy". Add to the fact that it's a New York Giants card with an odd background (Polo Grounds maybe?), and I was sold.
This is my first Steve O'Neill card of any sort, and it's long overdue. Steve was involved in Major League Baseball, either as a player or manager, pretty much consecutively from 1911 through 1954!
So, there's an update from my little corner of the internet on this Friday evening. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!
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