Flip Quest Update

After being out until nearly 2am last night with some friends (as party-animal as that sounds, it was just a few of us hanging outside a bar. Well, at a fro-yo store that was next to the bar!) I was really debating whether or not to go garage saling with the wife the next morning. After all, I only had $53 to invest in my flip quest.  The flip quest is really what has been motivating me to go these past few weeks. I'm glad I went today! I picked up a few small things, but the really good purchase

How to make 140,000 cards disappear

Today was a rather busy day. After church, I was to go to a card show, then to a dealer friend's storage unit to pick up about 140,000 cards, and come back home to sell some card holders to someone coming from over an hour away.  Originally I was just planning on going to the storage unit, but another dealer friend alerted me on my blog to there being a show in town. I was going to say no as it was about 45 minutes away, but it turned out it was only 3 minutes down the road from the

My flip quest has taken quite the unconventional turn …

For those of you who have participated in, or have been following along with my flip quest you have seen that it has changed quite a bit recently. It went from just baseball, to baseball, soccer, hockey, football, racing, basketball, etc.  Well, folks - we have reached another level.  This might give you feelings like Allen & Ginter did when they started introducing duck callers with a piece of their flannel into their boxes, but here it is for better or for worse. I personally think it is better, because it diversifies things so much more.  I want to keep

I just caught the TTM bug! (TTM is Through the Mail Autographs)

I remember the first time I tried to send out a baseball card through the mail to get it signed.  It was (of course) Jose Canseco.  My prized 1989 Fleer card was taken and wrapped in cellophane for protection (at the recommendation of my mom, I'm sure - I was 9 or 10 at the time and wouldn't ever admit to such a thing!) I began the long process of writing the letter, the address, the SASE and stuffing it all in an envelope.  Not to mention the gut wrenching task of spending 50 cents on 2 stamps which could

Update to the flip quest

Once again ... everything previously shown is pending! I got some goodies in the mail yesterday as well though. Here are the new things: I did a deal with Nervo and got these:   He also sent me along these for free! (these freebies are pending now, btw) THANKS NERVO!!! Another deal I did was with mgugs46 I know I've gotten some Mantles and such, but the card that has caught my eye the most out of this entire flip quest is the Cespedes TTT in the pic above! I love it. An autograph, with green, white and gold jersey

Big Update for my Flip Quest

  It was a little difficult trying to find how to re-invest the money after I cashed out, but here we are! I took most of the money + 3 89 UD customs of ChrisinTx's kids for some vintage goodness .... Plus 2 sets of 2013 Finest - GREAT set, btw. RC's of Puig, Wacha, JoFer, Gattis ... outstanding design and of course the regulars like Trout Jeter Pujols Harper etc. Chris went above and beyond and sent over these beauties for FREE to help me on my quest! THANKS CHRISINTX !!!!! This is where it turns quite rapidly here

Craig’s lister calls me a scammer and crook … yay!

After a fine dinner with my family, my wife and I did the dishes, and I decided to hit up Craig's list to see if there are any killer deals.  To my astonishment, I found the following post: BEWARE OF GUY SELLING RARE CARDS IN TOMBALL BY SILVERADO Uhmmmm wait ... I'm a guy in Tomball by Silverado!   There is someone that does live close to me that is a scam artist.  Surely, this posting was about him! WRONG.  <Enter torrid thunder and lightning sequence here.> It was about yours truly.  Rather than tell you what he said, let

First family baseball outing = lots of goodies

It has been a *very* busy week, so I am just now posting this.  As an early birthday present, my family and I went to the game last weekend since my team, the Oakland A's were in town. I was really going back and forth about whether or not I wanted to go or not.  I mean, when you watch a game on television, you have the play by play, a better view, it is free, and if you have to pee, you don't have to use a urinal next to uncle creepy. The day of, I decided to finally

How to Become a Part Time Dealer – Part Two : Buying Tips

It has been nearly a week since I posted part 1 of this "How to Become a Part Time Dealer" series, and with some downtime now, I figured I would post the other part.  Here you go! There is a lot of emphasis on the selling portion of this - everyone is hot to sell things, but that is only half of the equation.  Perhaps equally important is the buying.  If you don't buy right, you can't sell to make a solid return on your investment. If you are new to the whole selling thing, or are dabbling in selling,

How to Become a Part Time Dealer – Part One : Selling Tips

I'll never forget it.  I was in 5th grade, and myself along with some other baseball card loving kids pursuaded the school to allow us to put on a baseball card show at the school, and use the tables as dealers would.  My folks allowed me to buy a few boxes of cards to sell them by the pack to customers just like my local neighborhood dealer / hero would.  I was in heaven!  Well, that is, until the kids started guilt tripping me into selling the packs for much, much cheaper than I should have.  That was actually a