A few days ago I ran this Craigslist Idiot on the blog and asked for people to try and contact him:

One of our fellow readers alerted me to this chraigslist ad:

Sports cards (Springs)

I have a small collectors book of all Michael Jordan cards. Basketball and baseball cards. I would say there are 30 or so cards valued at over $13000 due to one of them being a misprint card. The last photo shows the misprinted birthday card. Email me questions or offers and we can work something out. Need gone quickly. Thanks for looking

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So since I have had no luck trying to drum up a Craigslist Idiot for the blog I open this up to my fellow readers.  Here is the email address: sale-pcfm9-2716208380@craigslist.org

Please post what you get as far as a response.  Maybe it was a typo, but 13K for 30 cards seems steep to me.  Do you think that he thinks the error card is worth 10 of that 13 K?  What I really love though is that two of those cards are from Hoops and as far as I know even though its a Michael Jordan card, I am pretty sure it’s worthless.

Make sure you leave a response to how the exchange with the Idiot went.  I am curious as to who can drive him the most insane.

Well Kettleart did and here is the lowdown:

ok.. i think we have a winner =) Heres what went down….

Me= Hi

Im interested in your cards- what else can you tell me about them?
Are they out of direct sunlight? Is a money order ok or do you do paypal?

looking forward to hearing from you thanks

Steven

=====================
Seller=
There are about 30 cards or so and all of them are Jordan cards. There is one that is the most valuable due to the fact that the birthday stated on the card is about 5 years off from the actual birthday of Jordan. We can possibly discuss money orders depending on the offer that is presented and the location in which you are located. Let me know your location and offer and we can talk from there. Thanks for the interest.

=====================

Me=
Hi,
Thanks for writing back, I am very interested- and yeah that birth
date card is crazy- I’m really into weird or different cards.
My favorite 3 players I collect are

1) vlade divac
2) Jordan
3) Tom Gugliotta

Have the cards been kept in the dark, or at least out of direct
sunlight? I have a thing for cards that havent been faded by sunlight-
I know it might be weird, but i love when the printing is rich and
colorful. I dont know a ton about cards- i just collect the players i
used to watch and love play-ya know?

I was outside El Paso a few years ago and stopped at a Sonic
Restaurant, and i look over and there was Vlade Divac! I couldn’t
believe it, i didn’t want to be one of those fans that just
bother and gush over him, so i waited until he was done with his
corndogs-( he ate 3 of them by the way) and i walked over and said Hi
and asked if he could sign my red slushier drink cup- Luckily I always
keep a black sharpie in the car when i travel- Cause you never know
right?

Anyway, I digress lets talk shop, are you pretty firm on teh price? I
do prefer buying cards on craigs list cause i get a chance to inner
act with other collectors – ya know? I dont do ebay- i tried it once,
years and years ago… I was bidding on a Tom Gugliotta Suns jersey
and got outbid at the last minuet! Can you believe that???- i think
they call it sniping or something silly- but after that
i said “Nuts” to ebay and now just go to card shows a few times a year.

Would you consider a bit lower price on the entire collection of the
30 cards you have? As for money orders- I always just get them from my
Post Office so there all official and all that-

Hope to hear from you soon
PS. I’m located in St. Louis- Go Cardinals!!

=========================
Seller=
Well I am negotiable to the price of the cards. Its come down to needing to get rid of them as soon as I can. Make me an offer that you are comfortable at and we will go from there. I am only really selling to pay for 2 unexpected surgeries that have occured in the past year and need to be paid off soon. I am not sure I will get what I owe out of them but I am trying to get as close as possible.

I must say that I am a little nervous about out of state bidders as my father was burned a while back on some items. I am willing to negotiate and once agreed upon something then we can talk details. Thanks again

The cards have not seen daylight besides maybe an hour in over 10 to 12 years and that was at the time that I got them. They are stored air tight right now and will only be brought out if sold. I dont want to open it in advance as it has other collectables in the same case such as sign memorabilia and other valuable things.

Congrats to the Cardinals on their huge WS win and sorry for the lose of Pujols.

Send me an offer your comfortable with and I can see where we are at. Thanks

==================================

Me=
ARRRGG That stupid Pujols! Had to go to Florida, yeah i was bummed out by that-

So i think you were asking 13k for them, I have been saving up a
little, my girl that Ive been seeing the last few years- Maria-
Well first of all have you seen the tv show- Modern Family? Its pretty
good , anyway theres this actress on the show named- Sofia Vergara-
my girl looks like her only a little younger- so beautiful- But yeah
ive been saving up to ask her to marry me ya know- doing the whole
shopping for rings thing-
so last saturday eve- i say, baby lets go see that devil inside movie-
should be scary. And she says well my sister is coming over and she
wants to hit red Lobster, and i say ” I’d like to lick some butter off
her” ( Cause shes super hot as well)
So she gets mad and starts busting my chops- and ive been on the couch
last 3 nights- So thats why i thought..well that can wait- Id rather
spend my funds on things that make me happy- and wont yell back- ya
know? =)

And please dont worry about the money order- I would be willing to do
a certified check from the bank- over night the check to ya- USPS(
with signature confirmation) and wait ya know – what ever 4-5 days
until your bank says – ok cool go ahead and send the cards-
If that sounds fair-

Could you knock off a few thousand?

If not- totally cool just wanted to ask

===============================
Seller=
Well right now you are the one that I would love to sell these to. With past offers falling through and low ball offers, you are definitely the winning bidder. I am usually not the nosey type, but with past experiences of out of state buyers (usually through ebay) I like to just make sure everything is legit. I have family out in the area of East St. Louis and was informed that there was an art gallery out there that your email sparked some knowledge of. I was wondering if this Kettle Art Gallery was something that you were involved in or if you were actually the artist. This is not going to sway my decision and if you don’t really want to share, thats also fine. I can definitely setup a payment method and we can work a delivery/shipment method so that these cards can be yours. For 13k I can have a package deal of all the cards, along with a supersized Jordan Baseball card thing and also 2 plaques that both have Jordan cards involved. If this works, let me know and we will set up the next step. Thanks
==================================

Me=
Hmmm
I just got a call from my uncle, hes wanting him and I to go in
together on a new zoo /waterpark outside of Milwaukee. The guys crazy,
but I love him, so i think im going to pass on the cards for now and
invest in the business venture, he just sent me all the details- it
looks great, suppose to take about 14 months to construct. So I want
to thank you for your time and good luck with everything, Ill keep my
eye out maybe we can do business in the future
Go Cards!!

———————————————————————————————————————————–

Not bad at all, the best thing is though that the guy won’t budge from 13K.  Let me know if anyone else has tried.

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4 responses »

  1. Mike Webs says:

    Give a prize out to the best one! and give a prize to me for thinking of that idea lol

  2. kettleart23 says:

    ive emailed him- ill let ya know if i get something going- hopefully he writes back-

  3. kettleart23 says:

    ok.. i think we have a winner =) Heres what went down….

    Me= Hi

    Im interested in your cards- what else can you tell me about them?
    Are they out of direct sunlight? Is a money order ok or do you do paypal?

    looking forward to hearing from you thanks

    Steven

    =====================
    Seller=
    There are about 30 cards or so and all of them are Jordan cards. There is one that is the most valuable due to the fact that the birthday stated on the card is about 5 years off from the actual birthday of Jordan. We can possibly discuss money orders depending on the offer that is presented and the location in which you are located. Let me know your location and offer and we can talk from there. Thanks for the interest.

    =====================

    Me=
    Hi,
    Thanks for writing back, I am very interested- and yeah that birth
    date card is crazy- I’m really into weird or different cards.
    My favorite 3 players I collect are

    1) vlade divac
    2) Jordan
    3) Tom Gugliotta

    Have the cards been kept in the dark, or at least out of direct
    sunlight? I have a thing for cards that havent been faded by sunlight-
    I know it might be weird, but i love when the printing is rich and
    colorful. I dont know a ton about cards- i just collect the players i
    used to watch and love play-ya know?

    I was outside El Paso a few years ago and stopped at a Sonic
    Restaurant, and i look over and there was Vlade Divac! I couldn’t
    believe it, i didn’t want to be one of those fans that just
    bother and gush over him, so i waited until he was done with his
    corndogs-( he ate 3 of them by the way) and i walked over and said Hi
    and asked if he could sign my red slushier drink cup- Luckily I always
    keep a black sharpie in the car when i travel- Cause you never know
    right?

    Anyway, I digress lets talk shop, are you pretty firm on teh price? I
    do prefer buying cards on craigs list cause i get a chance to inner
    act with other collectors – ya know? I dont do ebay- i tried it once,
    years and years ago… I was bidding on a Tom Gugliotta Suns jersey
    and got outbid at the last minuet! Can you believe that???- i think
    they call it sniping or something silly- but after that
    i said “Nuts” to ebay and now just go to card shows a few times a year.

    Would you consider a bit lower price on the entire collection of the
    30 cards you have? As for money orders- I always just get them from my
    Post Office so there all official and all that-

    Hope to hear from you soon
    PS. I’m located in St. Louis- Go Cardinals!!

    =========================
    Seller=
    Well I am negotiable to the price of the cards. Its come down to needing to get rid of them as soon as I can. Make me an offer that you are comfortable at and we will go from there. I am only really selling to pay for 2 unexpected surgeries that have occured in the past year and need to be paid off soon. I am not sure I will get what I owe out of them but I am trying to get as close as possible.

    I must say that I am a little nervous about out of state bidders as my father was burned a while back on some items. I am willing to negotiate and once agreed upon something then we can talk details. Thanks again

    The cards have not seen daylight besides maybe an hour in over 10 to 12 years and that was at the time that I got them. They are stored air tight right now and will only be brought out if sold. I dont want to open it in advance as it has other collectables in the same case such as sign memorabilia and other valuable things.

    Congrats to the Cardinals on their huge WS win and sorry for the lose of Pujols.

    Send me an offer your comfortable with and I can see where we are at. Thanks

    ==================================

    Me=
    ARRRGG That stupid Pujols! Had to go to Florida, yeah i was bummed out by that-

    So i think you were asking 13k for them, I have been saving up a
    little, my girl that Ive been seeing the last few years- Maria-
    Well first of all have you seen the tv show- Modern Family? Its pretty
    good , anyway theres this actress on the show named- Sofia Vergara-
    my girl looks like her only a little younger- so beautiful- But yeah
    ive been saving up to ask her to marry me ya know- doing the whole
    shopping for rings thing-
    so last saturday eve- i say, baby lets go see that devil inside movie-
    should be scary. And she says well my sister is coming over and she
    wants to hit red Lobster, and i say ” I’d like to lick some butter off
    her” ( Cause shes super hot as well)
    So she gets mad and starts busting my chops- and ive been on the couch
    last 3 nights- So thats why i thought..well that can wait- Id rather
    spend my funds on things that make me happy- and wont yell back- ya
    know? =)

    And please dont worry about the money order- I would be willing to do
    a certified check from the bank- over night the check to ya- USPS(
    with signature confirmation) and wait ya know – what ever 4-5 days
    until your bank says – ok cool go ahead and send the cards-
    If that sounds fair-

    Could you knock off a few thousand?

    If not- totally cool just wanted to ask

    ===============================
    Seller=
    Well right now you are the one that I would love to sell these to. With past offers falling through and low ball offers, you are definitely the winning bidder. I am usually not the nosey type, but with past experiences of out of state buyers (usually through ebay) I like to just make sure everything is legit. I have family out in the area of East St. Louis and was informed that there was an art gallery out there that your email sparked some knowledge of. I was wondering if this Kettle Art Gallery was something that you were involved in or if you were actually the artist. This is not going to sway my decision and if you don’t really want to share, thats also fine. I can definitely setup a payment method and we can work a delivery/shipment method so that these cards can be yours. For 13k I can have a package deal of all the cards, along with a supersized Jordan Baseball card thing and also 2 plaques that both have Jordan cards involved. If this works, let me know and we will set up the next step. Thanks
    ==================================

    Me=
    Hmmm
    I just got a call from my uncle, hes wanting him and I to go in
    together on a new zoo /waterpark outside of Milwaukee. The guys crazy,
    but I love him, so i think im going to pass on the cards for now and
    invest in the business venture, he just sent me all the details- it
    looks great, suppose to take about 14 months to construct. So I want
    to thank you for your time and good luck with everything, Ill keep my
    eye out maybe we can do business in the future
    Go Cards!!

  4. Mike Webs says:

    That ending was pretty bad… the rest was good though

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