These are getting tougher to come by . . .
Baseball Cards – $150
I’ve found a pile of baseball cards from my younger years (mostly 1980-90) that I don’t have the time or desire to price out.
On the whole, they’ve been taken care of and are in good to excellent condition. There are roughly 2000 of them.
$150 will take them off my hands. Any takers.
First Take: Guy is look for about 75 cents a card for cards that are worth a penny. A nice person would give him $30 for the whole bunch but none of us are nice which is why we read these Craigslist Idiots. Lord Bynun III awaits!
Me: Kind sir, I was perusing the local List of Craig and found your amazing set of cards. These cards would be considered antiques right? Relics of the days of yore! Oh how I simply love to hold the older cards, the thinness of the cardboard, the baffling designs, they just don’t make cards like this anymore! My serfs have been salivating with the prospect of getting these cards and storing them for another 20 years to see how they would appreciate. With players such as Bo Jackson, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Ken Caminitti, how could they go wrong. Also at nearly 75 pence per card, it’s simply too good a deal to pass up. Can you tell me anything further about these cards?
Lord Bynun III
CI: Look I don’t know if you are for real or not “lord” but I was hoping to get 150 for the lot. There are a lot of all stars and hall of fame players in the bunch and I think it’s a decent deal. I’ve seen most of these cards go for between a dollar or two on ebay so I figure 75 cents isn’t bad. Are you still interested I can meet you tonight if you want.
Me: Sir, many men have questioned my title of Lord and have paid a stiff price. I am willing to overlook your callousness and chuck it up to you just being an American. So back to the cards, as I said I am really getting these for my serfs, as they have been good little servants this year, however I know the first thing they are going to question is how many battle scars these cards have? Surely these cards have seen many miles given their age. Manybe even have been to a war and back, maybe Desert Storm? The more scars the merrier I always say and we definitely pay for war stories. Please get back to us as we are dying with anticipation. We are simply giddy with all the excitement surrounding these cards.
Lord Bynun III
CI: ha ha no “battle scars” and they have never been to war. I kept them in pockets in binders so they would not get destroyed during moves. Does this mean you aren’t interested since they don’t have stories?
Me: On the contrary my good sir, this allows me to negotiate with you better since I now have an excellent idea of their net worth. I am under the understanding that cards from the late 80s and early 90s were, how shall I put this, mass manufactured, so that each card was worth not more than a penny. Some sets from that era, which have over 600 cards aren’t worth more than 10 dollars, and some of the cards you have are from those sets. My serfs and I have calculated the exact value of your cards and we come up with $9.22. We have decided to round up and offer you $10 since we are such good chaps. So can I send my knights over to drop off the $10 in gold dust and pick up the cards?
Lord Bynun III
CI: Like I said I have seen them go for a dollar each on ebay and I’m sticking to my regular price, take it easy.
Me: Sir you do know that most auctions start at a dollar. The cards are really not worth that much. You can go to this site and learn more about the value of your cards <link> or this site to learn more about what people think of your cards <link>.
CI: Why do you even waste people’s time with your garbage, I’m just trying to sell my cards, I don’t have time for this crap. Why don’t you just put a gun in your mouth and save us all some time.
Me: OK, I get it but really, 75 cents a card for worthless crap that is fire kindling? Come on buddy even you know it’s crap. Everyone knows bidding starts at 99 cents on eBay. Go to a site like checkoutmycards.com and find out the real value. Good luck ripping people off.
Final Take: In the end 150 for that sorry bunch was ridiculous. Sorry, but everyone reading this knows those cards are worth at most 10 to 20 cents. Most though are worth pennies (maybe). If he gets anything over $15 he should just jump at the chance. Just my two cents. Hope you enjoyed! Lord Bynun III signing off…