05-17-2013, 10:25 PM #1
Went to an Estate Auction last week................
I posted this on another site and I wanted to share it here as well. These pickups came from last Saturday.
I came accross an ad in a local newspaper for an Estate Auction about 30 miles from where I live. The ad listed a ton of starting lineups and sporting goods, as well as the last line in the ad, "Lots of cases of cards". I had nothing to do so I thought what the hell I will go check it out. It looked like a mid 90's card shop exploded at this place. I have never seen so much 1988-1994 Fleer and Donruss and 1990-1995 Upperdeck unopened boxes and sets. They were selling boxes of cards by the cardboard box full. There were also late 90's retail football in there as well. I found 2 cardboard boxes that caught my attention. Sorry in advance for the large scans. Here is what I ended up with:
paid $40 for the 1st box and it had the following:
paid $105 for box number 2 and it had the following:
paid $15 for box #3 :
There was a box that had several card albums and I could only see what appeared to be a possible 1992 Bowman set in sleeves. It is a set that I have wanted to complete for 15 years, but just never got around to it. For $15 I thought it would be worth the shot.
The box had not 1 high grade complete 1992 Bowman sets in binders, but there were 5 of them. As well as a set of 1992 Studio, 1993 Opee-Chee, multiple 1994 Denny's hologram sets, 2 binders of multi sport inserts from the 90's, an album of 1986 Garbage pail kids stickers and a sealed box of 1994 Topps Finest series 2.
Overall I think I did well for $160.
For now I believe I am going to hold on to the 1993 SP, 2 of the Heritage blasters and the sealed box and a box of the 1992 Bowman Jumbo. Everything else is available.
05-18-2013, 12:09 AM #2
Nice pick ups
what are you looking for on one of the 92 jumbo boxes and also what year are the tetrad boxes/
I like to trade
05-18-2013, 12:19 AM #3
Feel free to make me an offer on anything.
05-18-2013, 03:45 PM #4
You did super well for the price you paid. Though I think you would get much more money out of it if you sold the boxes sealed versus opening them. The 2001 Topps Heritage baseball is very pricey sealed and I wouldn't trust the 1993 SP to open. Too many of them stick together with the foil and then the whole box is ruined. The 1992 Bowman has always been hot but with Mariano Rivera retiring and still playing well that card is selling for an all time high. Even with a large set you should pull a couple of those if you were to open them but even those might do better sealed since there isn't much left of that unopened in jumbo pack form.Trade Bucket: Hidden Content
05-18-2013, 04:45 PM #5
I have no interest in opening any of them. I never said that I was going too. I'm just planing on holding some of them for now. I don't see the prices on the 2001 Heritage ever going below what they are right now and I figure once Jeter comes back the 1993 SP will go back up as well. The 1992 Bowman Jumbos should hold their value as well seeing how there aren't many of them to be found anywhere.
05-20-2013, 07:06 AM #6
Can you PM me and give me a sense of what you'd want for all that 2001 Topps Heritage? I'd love to put that set together...(if you're looking to move it, that is)
Last edited by EtherealSOC; 05-20-2013 at 07:34 AM.