One of those projects was to go through the absurd amount of cards I have for trade and weed out all the overproduction era "junk" wax. Pretty much anything made from 1987 through 1993 with the exception of any desirable parallels, stars, and inserts I came across went into piles on my sorting table. I also threw in the boxes and boxes of 2013 and 2014 Topps and Bowman my card shop guy has provided to me. By the time I was finished (it took a solid six hours of work), the table looked like this:
No one photograph can do this awesome pile of cardboard justice, so here are eight more:
Were there such a thing as baseball card porn, that was it.
I put everything into two boxes. Here they are on the hand truck without which they would be utterly immobile:
That bottom box is full to bursting. I hate the word "literally," but there is literally not even a cubic inch of space remaining in it.
I would donate them all to the nearby school, but they already have tons of these things (as I will mention in a later post). Instead, I've listed them on Craigslist. I'm asking $75 for the lot. I'm assuming somebody will try to talk me down to $50 and I'll end up accepting $60. That's no problem. I just want them gone.
Anyway, when my wife saw all this cardboard at once, she was shocked. I've always been pretty good at hiding the massive number of cards I have, but the very nature of this project prevented that. At least she was happy to hear it was all going bye-bye. Hopefully.