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The dream collection: my story

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I had a conversation with my wife recently, and she asked me what cards I would love to own. When asked, I really had no idea. We sat down and talked about it, and decided to come up with a list, a goal of sorts to shoot for. I decided it might be cool share my story, and progress to other collectors, for inspiration, something cool to read, or so on. So here is my adventure to obtain my dream collection.

I, like many collectors i assume, have little disposable income. At the beginning of this year eBay was having a promotion, was like 100,000 free listings or something crazy. I scanned and listed a few hundred low end cards, rookies and some inserts, as its all I had left after selling out a year or so before. Sold quite a bit amazingly. Made $100 and some change after fee's. I used that money, found a great deal on the forums, sold it and made some more. Skipping ahead to today. I now have around $600 in total sale value / PayPal. I've done this by being honest with people, and not being greedy, and working my @$$ off. I love this hobby, the people are generally great, and its a blast to collect with my wife. The plan is to continue to buy/sale/save/trade till we own as many cards on our growing list as possible.

here is our list of "dream cards" some are the same as a lot of collectors, but some not so much. Will add notes, if there incoming when possible.

2010 certified FF mirror black 1/1 colt mccoy auto (found owner, not selling at this time possibly later)
2010 certified FF mirror emerald /5 colt mccoy auto ( 1/5 bgs 9 is INCOMING!!!)

2010 certified FF mirror gold /25 colt mccoy auto
2010 national treasures rpa colt mccoy
2010 exquisite colt mccoy
2010 five star quotable colt mccoy
2010 sp authentic colt mccoy

1998 Bowman certified auto peyton manning
2000 playoff contenders tom brady auto
2001 topps archives johnny unitas auto

1986 Michael Jordan PSA 7 or PSA 8 rookie card
2003/04 lebron James topps chrome rookie card
2006/07 UD SP Signature Edition Michael Jordan Marks Of Distinction auto
2003/04 UD legends lebron James signs of a future legend auto
2011/12 SP Authentic Lebron james auto

feel free to comment! Support, ideas, anything is always more than welcome!

Updated 07-06-2013 at 04:53 PM by jyates1987



  1. jrlebert's Avatar
    Wow. Good luck on the project. Looking forward to seeing the updates. I only own two on the list, but my MJ isn't PSA'd.
  2. jyates1987's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jrlebert
    Wow. Good luck on the project. Looking forward to seeing the updates. I only own two on the list, but my MJ isn't PSA'd.
    thank you! I sealed the deal last nite for one of em. Now I'm searching for more.
  3. yazfan71's Avatar
    Congrats on knocking one off your list! It's always nice when your wife is supportive with your hobby. Fortunately mine has been supporting my addiction for what will be 20 years this year!

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