OK so I lied to bring you to the website, he isn’t selling his collection. I’m not even sure if he has one. But look at this:
One of our fellow readers asked me to do a craigslist idiot of this ad:
Although I tried to hook the seller, I just couldn’t get past the initial exchange. But it’s so over the top horrible I had to show it to my readers. Here is the ad in it’s entirety:
1985 Topps Tim Belcher rookie #281 – 20 card lot
1988 Topps Traded Tim Belcher #12T – 90 card lot
1988 Topps Shawn Hillegas rookie #455 – 200 card lot
1989 Topps Ramon Martinez rookie #225 – 75 card lot
Asking $50 for everything, or best offer. Can meet locally to deliver.
Now I’m not saying that $50 for 385 cards is a horrible deal, I mean it’s just 13 cents a card, but look at the horribleness that you are getting. I mean even a Dodger fan would have to admit this is a terrible lot. What can you possibly do with 200 Hillegas rookie cards? It’s not like you can sell them, and making a photo mosaic is out of the question. Also of all of Tim Belcher’s cards, why is an ’88 Topps traded Belcher a must own card?
Think of these cards from the seller’s prospective, I can understand the Hillegas cards as it was his rookie year and 200 of them was a nice investment. I can even understand the ’89 Martinez, although I think he bought the wrong Martinez brother. Now on to Tim Belcher, that ’85 card is worthless along with the ’88 Traded card. What was the thought process when investing in those two lots? I’m fairly sure the ’85 card was worthless in ’87 as well. Although I will admit that the lot of traded cards is always cool. Much tougher to find a lot of traded cards than regular set cards.
Overall $50 is a bit steep for these cards, but I will admit I’d be interested in it if the price was below say $10. That’s just me though, there may be others willing to pay more, but overall I think that $10 would be fair.
What do you think?