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Old 09-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Quest to flip for a 1989 Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Psa 10 Rookie.

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My Quest to flip for a 1989 Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Psa 10 Rookie:




I really love card collecting. Since I was a kid, Ken Griffey Jr. became a huge role model for me. I started to collect his cards at the age of 12 and have amassed over 1300 different cards of his. Sometimes I trade his cards and sometimes I sell them. Whatever I do, I just enjoy mixing up my collection.

However, there is one card I have never obtained. That is A 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Psa 10 Gem Mint rookie. Every Griffey collector should have this. I don't. Today, this all changes. I have set before you a challenge that I am going to attempt. Its not an easy challenge, but I feel it will be fun and exciting. I have been wanting to try this for sometime now, and finally got the nerve to do it.




My goal is to "flip" a blaster box of 2011 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects into a Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Upper Deck Gem Mint Psa 10 rookie. My goal is to flip enough trades, or to make enough money to buy that card. I stopped by my local card shop after work and bought this bad boy. Still sealed and ready to be ripped. I have set some ground rules for this challenge.


1. I will add $5.00 additional to help start with shipping costs. After that, nothing else can be added.

2. Trading and selling is allowed. If I can trade up, I will. If I can sell the cards, I will. All money and cards will be tracked and recorded in this thread.

3. I will use multiple trading forums, eBay, and local card shows to attempt this. Sorry Blowout! You guys are still my number one forum to trade on!

4. Multiple transactions can happen at the same time.

5. No buying/Selling/trading can be done in this thread. If you interested in a card please PM me. I do not want this thread bombarded with offers. I want to make this a nice read for the other members.

I may or may not be able to complete this challenge, but I'm willing to try. It's gonna be fun and challenging. I will do my best to keep this up to date as well. Once I rip this blaster box, I will post the results below. Then the trading and selling will begin!
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This will be fun to track - might take a while but as long as you hit something decent in the box you'll be off to a good start.

Good luck!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ive always thought of doing this with a low end auto or jersey...see how far i can get by trading it up and selling it then buying a steal on ebay and starting over until I ended with one awesome high end card
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1st transaction:

Bought a Blaster Box of 2011 Bowman Draft Picks. These are the main hits. Busted and got these. Let the trading/selling begin!


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TROUT - you're off to a great start!
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes! I kinda screamed like a girl when I pulled it! Great start indeed!
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Good luck man...should have tried to trade the box first
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Good luck man...should have tried to trade the box first
yeah seriously, I doubt you have $20 worth of stuff now.... so you might have taken a step back
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yeah seriously, I doubt you have $20 worth of stuff now.... so you might have taken a step back
I dont mind. I am in this for the fun and the challenge. Besides, I didn't want to disrespect Blowout and sell/trade a blaster box. It just didn't seem right.
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I dont mind. I am in this for the fun and the challenge. Besides, I didn't want to disrespect Blowout and sell/trade a blaster box. It just didn't seem right.
very honorable of you, I respect that
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You're lucky you got that trout...

Good luck, man!
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yeah seriously, I doubt you have $20 worth of stuff now.... so you might have taken a step back
That Trout is close to $20 so you are not far off
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Trout? Goldie? "I'll buy that for a dollar!"
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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how much for eovaldi and turner gold?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Transaction Number 2
Thanks to BillyDan for the generous offer to get things rolling!


Traded Paul Goldschmidt

For

2003 UD Classic Portraits MLB Proteges 181 Clint Barmes 0029/2003 Rockies
2004 Fleer Sweet Sigs Bronze 78 Alfredo Simon 517/999 Phillies
2004 Certified Mats. Mirror Red 208 Alex Rodriguez 062/100 Rangers
2007 Topps Moments and Milestones 120 Adam Dunn 116/150 Reds
2008 SPX American Hero KG90 Ken Griffey Jr 090/725 Reds
2008 T.Heritage Chrome C63 Brian Bannister 0389/1959 Royals
2008 UD Heroes Green /499 53 CC Sabathia 021/499 Indians
2008 UD Heroes Green /499 151 Omar Vizquel 492/499 Giants
2008 UD Heroes Grey /399 22 Manny Ramirez 368/399 Red Sox
2012 Gypsy Queen Blue Frame 135 Clayton Kershaw 080/599 Dodgers

I'll deduct .60 for shipping and envelope.

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We now have $4.40 cash and the following cards:

2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Mike Trout RC
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Nathan Eovaldi Purple Refractor
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Cory Spanberg Purple Refractor
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Jacob turner GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Alex Presely GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Klye Krick GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Bryson Brigman GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Sean Gilmartin GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Jack Armstrong GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Alexi Amarista GOLD



(INCOMING)
2003 UD Classic Portraits MLB Proteges 181 Clint Barmes 0029/2003 Rockies
2004 Fleer Sweet Sigs Bronze 78 Alfredo Simon 517/999 Phillies
2004 Certified Mats. Mirror Red 208 Alex Rodriguez 062/100 Rangers
2007 Topps Moments and Milestones 120 Adam Dunn 116/150 Reds
2008 SPX American Hero KG90 Ken Griffey Jr 090/725 Reds
2008 T.Heritage Chrome C63 Brian Bannister 0389/1959 Royals
2008 UD Heroes Green /499 53 CC Sabathia 021/499 Indians
2008 UD Heroes Green /499 151 Omar Vizquel 492/499 Giants
2008 UD Heroes Grey /399 22 Manny Ramirez 368/399 Red Sox
2012 Gypsy Queen Blue Frame 135 Clayton Kershaw 080/599 Dodgers

Transaction Number 3


Sold the Eovaldi and Turner Gold

For

$2 Paypal


Paypal Deducted .36 for fees And i'll take .60 for envelope and Shipping which leaves me with $1.04 paypal.



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After shipping cards this morning, it left us with:

$4.24 Cash
$1.04 Paypal

And the following cards:

2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Mike Trout RC
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Cory Spanberg Purple Refractor
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Alex Presely GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Klye Krick GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Bryson Brigman GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Sean Gilmartin GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Jack Armstrong GOLD
2011 Bowman Draft Prospects Alexi Amarista GOLD



(INCOMING)
2003 UD Classic Portraits MLB Proteges 181 Clint Barmes 0029/2003 Rockies
2004 Fleer Sweet Sigs Bronze 78 Alfredo Simon 517/999 Phillies
2004 Certified Mats. Mirror Red 208 Alex Rodriguez 062/100 Rangers
2007 Topps Moments and Milestones 120 Adam Dunn 116/150 Reds
2008 SPX American Hero KG90 Ken Griffey Jr 090/725 Reds
2008 T.Heritage Chrome C63 Brian Bannister 0389/1959 Royals
2008 UD Heroes Green /499 53 CC Sabathia 021/499 Indians
2008 UD Heroes Green /499 151 Omar Vizquel 492/499 Giants
2008 UD Heroes Grey /399 22 Manny Ramirez 368/399 Red Sox
2012 Gypsy Queen Blue Frame 135 Clayton Kershaw 080/599 Dodgers
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Did you get the idea to flip/trade towards a Griffey PSA 10 from the CU message boards? A guy is trying to trade up to a 1952 Mantle on there. Your updates are very similar to his. Nothing wrong w/ doing his idea. I love reading how people are trading up to get a dream card.
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Did you get the idea to flip/trade towards a Griffey PSA 10 from the CU message boards? A guy is trying to trade up to a 1952 Mantle on there. Your updates are very similar to his. Nothing wrong w/ doing his idea. I love reading how people are trading up to get a dream card.
I've had the idea for a very long time, but yes, he gave me the motivation to start my own!
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HUGE GL to you OP. Will be fun to watch your progress.

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That Trout is close to $20 so you are not far off
That trout is no where near $20
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I have a raw 1989 upper deck griffey that has a shot at a psa 10. Let me know when you get close to trade value and ill send it to psa
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Wow guys, thanks for the huge support! This is going to be a lot of fun to do!
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Very interesting read, good luck lauriontj! Will keep on track with this, hope you make it!
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Very cool idea! wish i could help with your quest, but my paypal is at $0.00 right now lol
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Like this. How much for your base cards you got out of the blaster
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Like this. How much for your base cards you got out of the blaster
If you have any inquires about cards, please pm me. I'm trying to keep this thread as a read/discuss thread.
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HUGE GL to you OP. Will be fun to watch your progress.



That trout is no where near $20
I sold an identical one on eBay for 16.99 a few weeks ago, so it was close.
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