There is nothing quite like moving to remind you just how much stuff you have in the hidden corners of your home. Things seem to procreate over time and that one small pile of papers to review on your desk now has another pile on the dining room table and yet another in the kitchen. The task of sorting, organizing and purging can be overwhelming and might even provoke a disagreement or two with your spouse.
What happened to collecting trading cards? Everybody had some sort of cards. Maybe yours were buing baseball cards Zephyrhills, perhaps football or even basketball. There were all kinds of cards. Mine was the Garbage Pail Kids. They looked like Cabbage Patch kids but in gross situations ( finger up nose). Each pack came with a green stick of gum.
Many people have things sitting around their house that they would like to sell. Old clothes that are still in good condition that children have outgrown can be sold on eBay. Designer name brand clothing that is gently used often sells on eBay. Collectible items such as stamps, coins, custom trading cards, trading cards, comic books, old magazines and other collectible items sell very well on eBay. Automobiles are often sold on eBay. Automobile parts can also be found on eBay. Toys and health and beauty products can be sold on eBay. Gift cards, furniture, electronics, figurines, seasonal items, video games, cameras, cell phones, mp3 players and much more can be sold on eBay.
Hobby – If you have a hobby that you enjoy consider the different products that you have to buy for your hobby. Chances are that others who enjoy your hobby will need the same products. Another advantage is that you know about the products because you Vintage baseball cards actually use them in your hobby.
After a little more time, I mentioned my small success to another friend and she said that she had some stuff that she was going to donate to the Goodwill, but asked if I would like to try selling it for her and see what would happen. Again most of it sold and we split around $125.00. Then she gave me more and the process started over again.
But I seem to be getting better at it. At Opus Fantasy Arts Festival last weekend, a vendor was there looking at our CDs. Vendors were feeling the economic blow. Sales weren’t good.
Or maybe you could republish the cards as a limited collectors set. Or use them as the basis of an early baseball trivia game. Or a set of postcards. As you can see, there are a number of ways you can use cards with public domain images to make interesting products.