I have some sports cards...moslty just common baseball cards, sets, ect primarily from the 80s and 90s. I assume the market is dry...
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I almost posted the exact note two days ago so I'll be interested in the responses you get. I'm not an "E Bay" type person or Craigslist. I have two trunks full of complete sets from 1977 through 1990. I can't remember where I used to buy them - Home Plate? Used to be by the corner of Sylavania and Upton I believe near where there is a Salvation Army. A few years ago there was a place on Alexis a little West of Secor that sold and I assume purchased cards, I'll have to check to see if they are still around next time I drive by.
I almost posted the exact note two days ago so I'll be interested in the responses you get. I'm not an E Bay type person or Craigslist. I have two trunks full of complete sets from 1977 through 1990. I can't remember where I used to buy them - Home Plate? Used to be by the corner of Sylavania and Upton I believe near where there is a Salvation Army. A few years ago there was a place on Alexis a little West of Secor that sold and I assume purchased cards, I'll have to check to see if they are still around next time I drive by.
I have seen someone posted in wanted section on Craigslist Toledo that they wanted cards and usually specifies pre-70s collections. I am sure its someone wanting to get good stuff very very cheap.
Unless you have literally thousands of these cards try passing them down to a younger relative... or try the Bullpen off Tremainsville but expect a low offer as he always has a store full of cards everywhere... unfortunately a few years while going through my chihood card collection I was bitten by the colleting bug and bought way too many cards off Ebay thinking of passing them down to my son now I have an entire shelf full of cards and memorabilia
Sparky, I know that feel, I did the same thing with Magic: The Gathering cards, lol. We all played, way back when, and I ended up with everyone's collection when they got out of it, THEN found Goodwill online auctions 4 years ago and went nuts. I probably have 15-20,000 cards, if not more, and have not even looked at them in at least a year! I started to organize them when we moved 2 years ago coz I know quite a few of the rares are worth some money, but lost interest again. I was just thinking this am, I need to box them up, but I'll wait for winter. Collectors are crazy people. :)
My wife and I used to play Magic: TG all through college. We pieced the bests cards out on eBay over a couple of months and over $2k! TimeTwisters, dual lands and other rare out of print cards are worth a lot. We gave a box of several thousand commons to UT Bash.
I played MTG for a spell in High School, ended up giving away all my cards after a while. Just recently A friend of mine brought me to an event at The Game Room, and just seeing those cards in the glass case (and seeing how much they were selling for)... Granted, I didn't have any dual lands or anything like that, but they were all white-border, so you know they'd be worth something.
And now, sure enough, every time I'm at the store, I pass by those booster packs and have to give them a hard look. LOL
I'm the MTG tournament organizer (And DCI Level 1 Judge) for Checkmate Games on McCord and Central, in the St. James Plaza. For those old time players, we have events every week if you are interested in getting back into the game. I, personally, am there every Friday to run Friday Night Magic at 2pm and again at 8pm, and on most Saturdays from 2pm to whenever for casual play.
For those of you with unwanted Magic collections and you want to get out of the game entirely, swing by and see Kelly or Ken about selling us your collection. Tell them Rob sent you. We carry a huge assortment of singles and are always looking to replenish and expand our offerings. If you have only a few cards, we can price them on the spot and make an offer. If you have thousands, we can usually do an appraisal and offer in a day or two.
I'd love to see new faces in the store playing Magic at one of our events, and we have the nicest game store staff in town.