Thursday, December 1, 2011

How I got 6,000,000 Cards

I'm sure you all are wondering by now why my blog says something about 6,000,000 cards.  I have a dealer friend who has millions upon millions of sports cards.  I'm telling you - his collection/inventory must be what heaven is like.  Well, ok - maybe Heaven will be filled with Exquisite & Triple Threads, instead of 88 Topps and 92 Donruss :) 

This is what 650,000 look like.  Just a hair over 10% of the entire stockpile. 

Anyway, probably a few years ago, we had done a deal - I traded a lot of things - autographed bats, jerseys, plaques and tons of great cards.  The deal worked itself out to what I deemed the "deal of the century".  Yes, I got 6,000,000 cards. 

I know what you are thinking:  What does mrs. tanmanbaseballfan think about this?  Thankfully, the cards are still housed at my friend's location, and he brings over some from time to time.  As of this writing (December 1st, 2011) I have probably gone through about 25% of it.  I do not keep these cards mind you - I sell and trade them.  While it is a lot of hard work, and very time consuming, it is just absolutely great.  I enjoy the heck out of it.  I enjoy taking pictures of them, posting them, trying new "sales tactics" to make them appealing. 

While they aren't going to make me rich, they sure do make me feel rich - I am incredibly blessed.  Oh, and by the way, this isn't just a site about those cards - I pickup new cards all the time.  Plus, this isn't all about me.  I will occassionally donate some cards to kids - especially those who are sick. I encourage you to do the same!

As I pull some of the stockpile into my house and go through them, I'll update this blog with my findings.

Have you picked up any awesome things?  Tell me about it!  I always love the big fish stories. 

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