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Old 07-03-2012, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default late 80's to early 90's baseball cards

Okay, so my parents are forcing me to take boxes of cards that we collected over the years when I was kid... so as I start to open these giants boxes, some have complete sets (factory & Hand collated) and some have monster boxes. I know how rare these are what I am asking what is the best way to get rid of the monster boxes? The last one I opened had a 3000 count box of 1989 fleer, and a 3000 count of 1988 score.

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Use them as firewood to keep warm in the winter time, it will save you a couple bucks on the power bill.
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id go with toilet paper.. might be a lil harsh on the rear end.. but saves you dozens and dozens of dollars
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Seeing that they depict players from America's Favorite Pasttime, and also seeing that tomorrow, America celebrates it's Independence, the only option you have is to cover all the boxes with gasoline, and light them in a glorious fire to celebrate our freedom!
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I just picked through a 5k box. Threw out everything except select few cards.
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Donate them and get a tax writeoff.
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Give me some for free. Its an idea
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Thought about all of these idea, I was afraid that it was going to come to this. It looks like they are going to good will. Anybody want any specific teams or players. Maybe help cover some of the shipping, and they are yours.


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Use them as firewood to keep warm in the winter time, it will save you a couple bucks on the power bill.
Dont have a fireplace and live in AZ so really dont need to burn anything to stay warm
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Thought about all of these idea, I was afraid that it was going to come to this. It looks like they are going to good will. Anybody want any specific teams or players. Maybe help cover some of the shipping, and they are yours.
I really wish I had some stamps right now so I could mail you some money for cards
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I really wish I had some stamps right now so I could mail you some money for cards
They arent going anywhere anytime soon, wife gave me to the end of the month to get rid of them. Only have 2 of the boxes at my house, still have about 10 more at my parents. Send me a list and I will pull what you want.
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List them on Listia? It's kinda like Craigslist only you get credits to spend on cool stuff. Stars sell pretty well so you could do like a 20 card lot of Jose Cansecos and maybe pull 200-500 credits. And 5,000 credits can get you some pretty sweet cards/video games/etc.
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List them on Listia? It's kinda like Craigslist only you get credits to spend on cool stuff. Stars sell pretty well so you could do like a 20 card lot of Jose Cansecos and maybe pull 200-500 credits. And 5,000 credits can get you some pretty sweet cards/video games/etc.
Never heard of it, I'll have to check it.

Thanks for all the help guys.... I figured it would come down to not wasting a lot of time vs. what little you can actually get.
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They arent going anywhere anytime soon, wife gave me to the end of the month to get rid of them. Only have 2 of the boxes at my house, still have about 10 more at my parents. Send me a list and I will pull what you want.
Okay I will in a few days. I just need to get a stamp to mail you the money afterwards. By the way do you have any of the Topps Traded sets?

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That too. Its a pretty good site. Spastikmooss had a thread on this a week ago but for some reason it got deleted
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That too. Its a pretty good site. Spastikmooss had a thread on this a week ago but for some reason it got deleted
The link I used was my referral link and that's like the number 2 no-no on the site. I didn't realize it at the time but the guy who reported me very much did lol. Needless to say I learned my lesson when I saw his message on the thread and fish's nicer message in my inbox telling me why it was gone.

I might repost about it at some point to see how people are doing it/get a few others interested. But I'll use a default link instead of my referral so it doesn't get deleted.
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Take them to the children hospital in your area. Cancer treatment etc. gives the kids something to do. Or if u really want to put in tea bags and give to the hospital ER so they can hand out to kids. There is many things u can do. Not money wise but heart wise would be great
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Take them to the children hospital in your area. Cancer treatment etc. gives the kids something to do. Or if u really want to put in tea bags and give to the hospital ER so they can hand out to kids. There is many things u can do. Not money wise but heart wise would be great
Great idea as well! I also have a nice LCS I go to - super friendly to kids and very nice guy in general, and I donated a large chunk of my base/inserts/parallels to him. He sells them at $0.10 a card and cuts deals if people buy a lot so I don't mind helping him out by adding to the stuff he can sell. Obviously not everyone has an LCS and not everyone's LCS is that cool but if you have a nice LCS it's nice to help them out when you can!
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Great idea as well! I also have a nice LCS I go to - super friendly to kids and very nice guy in general, and I donated a large chunk of my base/inserts/parallels to him. He sells them at $0.10 a card and cuts deals if people buy a lot so I don't mind helping him out by adding to the stuff he can sell. Obviously not everyone has an LCS and not everyone's LCS is that cool but if you have a nice LCS it's nice to help them out when you can!
I used to sell hundreds of commons a month on ebay just a few years ago, newer cards, then ebay changed fee structure and the Post Office and it was no longer fees-able... So I would get 5000 count boxes from LCS and get like $50 store credit... already know he has no interest in this stuff.


[QUOTE=ToppsCollector1;2918318]Okay I will in a few days. I just need to get a stamp to mail you the money afterwards. By the way do you have any of the Topps Traded sets?

I know we had quite a few Traded sets. It will be weeks, maybe months before I actually go through all of it.

Just send me your want lists and I will pull as I go, and then we can work out a way to get everyone the cards they want for as cheap as possible.
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