If you pass the Marathon Oil refinery off of I-75 in Melvindale, you’ll witness the basketball-painted spherical tank representing the Detroit Pistons and their 2004 Championship. First painted in 1972 as a baseball to represent the success of the Detroit Tigers, it was repainted as a basketball in 2004 after the Tigers failures reached an all-time low. Sure, the basketball looks great, but the paint that’s underneath is the real story. The paint job that lasted from 1972 to 2004 represents what the Tigers are all about — legends.
You may enjoy watching Storage Wars and American Pickers, these shows prove there is a huge market out there for auctions. If you have found buing baseball cards Nobleton or antiques, someone would like to buy them. Things look so simple on reality TV but still, there is big money to be made.
Go to the Craigslist website You Vintage baseball cards will reach a pretty generic page with a list of s of cities and states. If your closest metro area is listed, choose it. If not, pick your state and it will give you a list of areas to choose from.
I’ve always been a collector of vintage baseball cards, old programs and other vital stuff. As a journalist, though, I just saw a need for a web site that did a good job distributing not only information and fresh content, but collected stories that were in other media outlets and brought them in as well. I wanted to commit to putting up at least four stories each day at least five times a week. I envisioned sort of a daily newspaper for the industry. I was willing to work hard at it and I’m proud to say it’s really developed just about exactly the way I thought it would.
Bench Warmer was born out of Brian Wallos’ trading knowledge of all things collectible. Since its inception in 2002, the company has produced high-quality female trading cards featuring over 250 striking models in sports garb, schoolgirl attire, and bikinis. Some of the rarer insert cards have sold on Ebay for over $500.00. In May 2010, an extremely rare 2009 Bench Warmer International Mary Riley card sold for $1,349.00 to a collector in Australia.
Barbies have a condition grading system much like print baseball cards. The grades range from C10 being the best to C1 that is the absolute worst and looks like your dog’s chew toy. It is important to know this grading system by heart if you are going to do some serious collecting. It can help you determine the value of any Barbie you may find.
Now you need to decide what to sell on eBay. I started off selling baseball cards. You need to find something around the house that you don’t want anymore but that someone else will find valuable. Don’t try to sell something that looks bad and that no one will want. You want to sell your first item and get positive feedback so don’t try to push junk onto someone else.
First and foremost, I think we’re going to continue to do what we’ve been doing. It’s what people have come to expect. The internet is all about content and we’ve posted close to 4,000 stories or links to stories in three years. It’s a great library of information for collectors, industry people or someone who just wants to learn more. I’m always open to expanding some of the partnerships we have and generate more revenue. I’d like to publish even more content and maybe start a newsletter.