Sunday, July 24, 2016

Player Collection Stuff For Sale/Trade

See this picture?

As of right now, these are the boxes that comprise my star cards/player collections.

(That stack with Rusney on top is stuff I still have to file.)

These are all cards that are not part of sets I'm collecting, and not a relic or autograph, though there are a fair number of serial numbered cards in here.

There's entirely too much stuff in these boxes.

I'm not about to get rid of the cards of players I *really* like (Bernie Williams, Buehrle, Ichiro, Vlad, etc.; the list is in my sidebar), but there are a lot of cards in here of a lot of players I'm not all that into that I'd be able to part with fairly easily. After all, there's almost no players represented here that aren't in sets I'm building, or in my auto/relic binder that I need to show you all soon. (I think I might be a little light on Brian Cole in the sets, but he's about it.)

So, your mission, should you choose to accept it: in the comments here, first-come, first-served, name players you seriously collect, and tell me whether you'd be willing to trade for cards by them, pay cash for them, or both. My preference right now, gotta be honest, is cash, so trades will have to wow me. My prices are gonna be fairly reasonable, though, because I have a LOT of cards to move (again, this is just stuff I'm looking at right now in my own private stash, and has nothing to do with any possible group breaks, trade bait drafts, COMC sales, etc. coming up over the next few months, though I'll be happy to check the other 50,000 or so cards in the other room for the players you name, too).

We're going to use this as a starting point for Project: Scott's Selling A Shit-Ton Of Cards.

Start your engines, name your players of choice (if someone beats you to a name, name it anyway, and you'll be next in line if they pass), and let's get something started!

1st Update:

For Xavier, these are the Gordons!

And, surprise, I found some El Duques for him, too!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Been a minute since I updated this...

Topps Flagship Base Sets, 1952-present:

1950s: 244/2950 (8.3% complete)
1960s: 1153/5986 (19.3% complete)
1970s: 6778/7035 (96.3% complete)
1980s: 7788/7788 (100% complete)
1990s: 6083/6554 (92.8% complete)
2000s: 6532/6822 (95.7% complete)
2010s: 3856/4702 (82.0% complete)

Total: 32434/41837 (77.5% complete)

Topps Traded/Update Sets, 1974-present:

1970s: 88/88 (100% complete)
1980s: 1064/1188 (89.6% complete)
1990s: 608/954 (63.5% complete)
2000s: 1235/2827 (43.7% complete)
2010s: 1339/2050 (65.3% complete)

Total: 4334/7107 (61.0% complete)

Total of all cards combined: 36768/48944 (75.1% complete)

More info here.

A few things jump out at me, looking at these numbers:

1. I'm 257 cards away from finishing the 1970s. They're all pretty brutal (only 16 of those cards are in the first 400 of the 1970, 1972 and 1973 checklists), but still, only 257 away. It was 259, but I picked off 2 more (1970 Reggie Jackson and Rod Carew All-Stars in well-loved shape) yesterday.

2. I'm closing in on 20% completion of the 1960s. I know it's kind of a big deal that I finished '71 and '74-'79, but how the hell did I get anywhere near 200 cards (closing in on 300 with '68) on any 1960s Topps set? I mean, I'm in triple digits on '65-'69 now. That's just crazy.

3. I still only have 9 '55 Topps cards, only Topps flagship set that I'm less than 10 cards on now.

4. Topps really has made Update impossible to complete without buying boxes (plural) of it.

5. I have a lot of goddamn baseball cards, especially for someone who'd have no money even if he didn't spend it on baseball cards.