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    Best way to make money doing this on the side?

    I have long been a collector, have always loved cards, always will.
    Now I am wanting to get a little more serious about it, and want to start ripping and selling. I now have the liquid capital on hand to do so, so why not make a little side business out of what I love?

    Anyone willing to PM me and get me in the right direction as far as best ways to buy and sell, I will give some VERY nice cards to. Make it completely worth your while.

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    Greetings:
    PM SENT!!!
    "Any ballplayer that doesn't sign Autographs for little kids Ain't an American. He is a Communist"-Rogers Hornsby on Signing an Autograph as a Manager in 1942 with the St. Louis Browns.

    S.R.'75

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    Jump in your Delorean, go back to the year 2009, and buy up every Mike Trout Bowman Chrome auto you can find. Travel back to 2013, list them on Ebay...profit.

    I wish you luck, JEguitars. A lot of people have tried to make money from selling cards. The hobby, and the sport itself, are so fickle. It's difficult to make a profit, even with a substantial amount of cash to invest.
    Collecting pre-war, vintage and modern baseball cards.
    Currently working on the T206 set, 1975 Topps, master collections of Roberto Clemente and Robin Yount.

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    Ripping & selling is pretty much guaranteed to NOT make money. 90% of boxes won't even make a 30% return on investment (i.e. a $100 box of cards, you would be LUCKY to make $30 back on it) This is why hobby shops don't open their own boxes to sell singles. The only ways to make money in the hobby is to:

    1) Open a hobby shop and sell boxes/cases
    2) Buy large lots of cards at a discount and sell them individually (very time consuming and not always enough room to make a profit)
    3) Prospect - buy tons of cheap mid-end prospects and hope that 5 years down the road they make it big (risky and no immediate results)
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    And I think we can close the thread now...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeylion View Post
    Ripping & selling is pretty much guaranteed to NOT make money. 90% of boxes won't even make a 30% return on investment (i.e. a $100 box of cards, you would be LUCKY to make $30 back on it) This is why hobby shops don't open their own boxes to sell singles. The only ways to make money in the hobby is to:

    1) Open a hobby shop and sell boxes/cases
    2) Buy large lots of cards at a discount and sell them individually (very time consuming and not always enough room to make a profit)
    3) Prospect - buy tons of cheap mid-end prospects and hope that 5 years down the road they make it big (risky and no immediate results)

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    Agreed. Collecting for personal enjoyment is really the only way to go.
    Looking for 2012 National Treasures on card silver (/99) rated rookie autos, 2006 SP Legendary Cuts inserts/numbered base and most Mets auto/GU.
    Also looking for Celtics Autos/GU and 2012 Totally Certified Gold
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