On the phone, it sounded like the typically over inflated common lot from someone who wanted way too much for everything. I wanted to try it anyway though, because my dealer friend mentioned something about some 60's cards. It was hearsay from another friend of his, but either way, I figured ... what the heck. Sure, it is a half hour away, and if it truly is nearly 400,000 cards, my cardbord mobile would have to make two trips. Automatically 2 hours time right there!
The guy was very nice. We agreed that after I finished things for the day with my family, I would call him, and head up there to take a look. I gave him a call, while I was on my way, and he didn't answer. I texted ... nothing. I left a message, still nothing. I was 10 minutes into my trip or so, and decided to turn around. I was almost back home, and got a text:
"Sorry, I was at a restaurant and got drunk."
Hmmmm. Do I really want to go over to this guy's house now?
So I went there, and sure enough, he had tons of cards. Everything was nicely packed, and his new Z06 Corvette looked super pretty in there also. I asked him the story on it, and basically what he said was, about 10 years ago, someone was about to start up a shop. They got sick with cancer and died. To help out, he ended up buying it all for $15,000. He assured me he wasn't looking for anywhere near that, though it did make me a bit nervous!
I looked and there were some lower end rookies of Pujols & Jeter, which showed me that it wasn't all just commons. There were all kinds of other neat cards as well. After a while though, he pulled several other stacks of cards from inside of his house.
I'm glad I waited for a while before making an offer!
I decided to finally make an offer, and we came to an agreement. Here are some pictures!
|From day 2 of the haul|
|From day one of the haul|
I was up until about 2 am with the first haul trying to shoe horn it in my garage. It sure was tiresome, but the juice was definitely worth the squeeze.