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Old 11-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Sports Cards Buffet 1st in home mini hobby shop day!

It's always been a dream of mines to have my own Hobby Shop, unfortunately I know that's not something I'll have anytime soon, especially since I didn't hit the Powerball on Wednesday. Anyways, I picked up a couple of cheap boxes recently on Black Friday just to have around the "home office".

I opened a few packs during a recent group break and gave them away for free doing some small contest while I was going through 2 cases of Topps Chrome Football. I opened a few packs of 2011 Pro Debut for the contest winners and they got 1 Auto, 1 Jersey & 1 parallel /50 out of 4 packs. Since I had the box open I decided to try & sell the packs like a Hobby Shop.

It feels weird having a box of cards full of packs just sitting there staring at me.

Anyways my sisters (both 10 years old and small time collectors) came by after school today for dinner. After dinner I told them if they worked together to clean the kitchen/dining room I'll give them "$2 SCB credit" each to buy a pack. Sure enough 10 minutes later everything was clean lol (never seen them clean so fast).

So I gave them an option of 2009 or 2010 Update @ $1.50 per pack or 2 for $2 and 1 pack of 2011 Pro Debut for $2. They both picked out 1 pack of Pro Debut. So I took their "credit slip" and wrote them out a receipt, put their pack in a little bag and said "Thanks mam, have a great day" they both laughed at me when I said that but it was a fun laugh.

So they sat at my table and decided to open their packs....They were both happy and I was quite surprised myself. So they told me "Brother, can we put a picture on your site like other stores & that magazine (Beckett) does?" Sure I said why not, so here's the pics of my first and best happy customers.


Sister 1 : Deanna

Pulled her first Cut Auto - Ethan Martin Cut Auto /130


Sister 2 - Daniella

Big Hit of the box - Mike Trout Jersey!


Was lots of fun being a "store" for a day, I'll be adding these pics to my site forever as the first hits to come out of Sports Cards Buffet, just thought I'd share, thanks for reading.
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That's a great story. You're one heck of a big brother.
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Why is there deodorant on the shelf?

I also want to own a store someday, so this was a fun read.
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Why is there deodorant on the shelf?

I also want to own a store someday, so this was a fun read.
"home office/bedroom"
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"home office/bedroom"
You forgot /love shack Very cool that they each ended up getting something nice for their work.
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Really nice of you....assuming your living space is clean now too
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Awesome story man! And I was saying the same thing: If I win powerball, I'm opening a card/comic store. lol

Are they twins? When I firts looked at the pictures I thought, why did she changed clothes?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Very cool pulls and very cool of you to do! Looks like a fun time.
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Cool story man. I share my left over base with my roommates five year old son. He loves them. Hopefully it gets him into sports and then eventually cards.
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Child labor!!




Kidding man, nice story.
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