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    Card collecting is a hobby at a crossroads

    There are millions of people out there who have collected trading cards, but you can break them down into two types — those who sell cards and those who don’t.

    I fall into the second group. I don’t sell my cards, much to my wife’s chagrin, and if some cards have to go I look to do a trade or unload some on an unsuspecting friend or a newbie to the hobby.

    To me, not selling cards keeps an innocence to my collecting that dates back before the days of eBay and graded cards. Back then, I could sell a card to a local baseball card shop, but outside of that there was literally no way to flip a card for a quick buck.
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    I will place myself in the 3rd class which you have not mentioned.

    Essentially I do not sell cards to other trading card collectors.

    However, I do sell cards to non-collectors. And I make a killing! I often sell stacks of base cards in a team bag for $5. Maybe only 25-50 base cards in a stack. And I sell them 50-100 stacks at a time. Mostly to children at trade shows and other various events. Most of these events are female oriented, and I don't even vend, I just link-up with vendors who are already vending selling makeup and candles and other useless crap, which often happens to be my sister! All these ladies that attend have their children with them, and they all flock to my cards! Not that trading cards aren't useless crap...

    I also sell Marvel character cards presented on picture frames. And I have sold a few hockey ones. Generally I sell these to adults and interior designers who are not trading card collectors, rather they are fans. Fans pay more than collectors! Particularly fans who are not collectors! I often only have $100 in each piece, most of which I sell for $750-$3000.

    If a collector tries to buy something from me, I often don't sell, or I will just outright give them the cards they seek, or I will just throw the cards in the garbage! Depending on the person. Collectors are just too damn cheap, and there is this little known website called eBay where collectors can go to and get anything their heart desires for peanuts.

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    I will place myself in the 3rd class which you have not mentioned.

    Essentially I do not sell cards to other trading card collectors.

    However, I do sell cards to non-collectors. And I make a killing! I often sell stacks of base cards in a team bag for $5. Maybe only 25-50 base cards in a stack. And I sell them 50-100 stacks at a time. Mostly to children at trade shows and other various events. Most of these events are female oriented, and I don't even vend, I just link-up with vendors who are already vending selling makeup and candles and other useless crap, which often happens to be my sister! All these ladies that attend have their children with them, and they all flock to my cards! Not that trading cards aren't useless crap...

    I also sell Marvel character cards presented on picture frames. And I have sold a few hockey ones. Generally I sell these to adults and interior designers who are not trading card collectors, rather they are fans. Fans pay more than collectors! Particularly fans who are not collectors! I often only have $100 in each piece, most of which I sell for $750-$3000.

    If a collector tries to buy something from me, I often don't sell, or I will just outright give them the cards they seek, or I will just throw the cards in the garbage! Depending on the person. Collectors are just too damn cheap, and there is this little known website called eBay where collectors can go to and get anything their heart desires for peanuts.

    Congrats on the selling yo non collectors. Always nice to make some $’s.

    Don

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