It’s no secret that I’m looking for options other than eBay to sell. I’m also looking at other options to pick items up as well, since I know more and more people are trying to get away from there.
I wrote a few days ago about a pickup of mine off Sports Cards Direct. This lot, I snagged on Facebook. More and more of these seem to be popping up on there and it reminds me of late 1990s AOL. I remember buying a few cards from people in chat rooms on there. I’ve never been buying expensive cards, so if I was taken, I’d be mad for a few days and then I’d get over it. Same thing here, although now that I’m older I’m better able to “research” if someone is likely legit.
One day last week, I ended up with this lot for a pretty low price. There’s nothing spectacular here, but it was a chance to pick up a couple of Lemieuxs.
It was also slightly nostalgic for me as well. The very first hockey cards I has were 1990-91 Topps. I started collecting hockey cards in 1987 but just baseball and football. My best friend growing up played hockey. He didn’t collect cards. I collected cards, but not hockey. It was the perfect match. I bought him packs of hockey cards for his birthday and I got a few myself. In the handful of packs I got, I pulled two Gretzkys and two Roys. Those cards are long gone, so it was cool to pick them back up in this lot. As I so often say, the hobby is about fun!
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