Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's Time to Get Serious: Getting Rid of Surplus Cardboard

Welcome to my mass trading strategy

I have too many cards.  I've filled up four 3200-count cardboard boxes and have enough overflow to justify filling another one.  I was doing well for a while there, but now it's time to buckle down and mail away some cardboard.  You want some?

I have divided these thousands of cards up by team.  I now have massive stacks of every team in baseball that I am highly motivated to get rid of. 
I started with four boxes full of cards and a bunch of overflow:

Last week I spent my evenings watching Netflix and dividing up these cards by team a few thousand at a time:

I then bricked out the team stacks into a size that allows for four bricks to fit in a $6.00 flat rate Priority Mail box.  Here's some of what I've done so far:

Each brick is a random mix of cards from the 80's through today including stars, rookies, inserts, and parallels.

The next step is to find people who want the cards....

I'm easy and not looking to profit.  I want these cards to have good homes, and I'd prefer it to be worthwhile paying to ship them all.

What I need are Griffeys.  There are a few other themes I pursue in my collection, but the focus is Ken Griffey, Jr.  If you have some and like a certain team, shoot me an e-mail.  I'll drop a cardboard bomb on you.  Just tell me a team and a number.

Quantity is up to you and what your Griffeys are worth to you.  A standard package is 4 bricks of your team.  If you plan on sending an obscene number of Griffeys and I can accommodate filling a larger box, we can make that happen.  Maybe you only have a couple and feel guilty asking for a whole box?  I can send you two in a bubble mailer instead.  I don't plan on negotiating - you make the call.

Don't be shy.  I plan on sending these out every Saturday until they are gone and only Griffeys remain.  If there are other bloggers you know who collect specific teams, send them on over.  I will answer everyone, primarily in the evenings.

My e-mail is TJV504 at gmail dot com.  Let's get silly.


  1. First of all, it's disgusting how many Yankees you have. That is proof positive there are too many Yankees cards in products. That said, I'll take those two Rangers bricks. I'll see what I can come up with for you.

  2. I'd like to help but I just received a brick of Jays from DocHoloday and the stacks are falling over on my desk.

    Plus the fear of Alex Riosesesess and Clemenseneness lurking in there.

  3. I was shocked at how many Royals I ended up having. And I still have lots more to divvy up into bricks.

    A few bricks have been claimed but not as many as I'd like. Come get yours!

    Roy-Z, I may send you some just because you're awesome.

  4. Crap - now I gotta dig for more Griffeys. Maybe I can find some in dime boxes.

  5. I don't know that I need any of these, I am not a team collector, but I do have some Griffey's I have been wanting to send your way. Shoot me your address in an e-mail and I'll send them out!!