Garage sale find

My wife and I occasionally go to a few local garage sales on Saturday mornings. We mainly do it to get out of the house and get a little exercise. I looked online and just happened to see a garage/moving sale a few miles away that listed baseball, basketball, football and hockey cards at their sale.

We headed over to the sale and I immediately see this table full of several 5000 count card boxes stuffed to the gills with singles. I try to thumb through them but a lot of them aren’t sorted very well so it’s hard to tell what is there.

We start talking to the guy and he names a price for like one full box of cards. I think he was asking $20 or $30 for a 5000 count box of cards. My wife then asked him how much he’d take for all of them. I figured he would come back with $100 or so. He said he would take $60 for all of them. I only had $40 on me, so I handed it to him and told him we’d be back with the other $20 once we hit an ATM.

I found a few older cards including 2 – Don Mattingly RCs!

Anyone need any Robin Ventura cards? There must be hundreds of them in the various boxes!

I’d say we ended up with 20,000-25,000 cards altogether. It’s almost overwhelming to get that many cards at one time. I’ve sorted the big stuff into years/sets but there’s a lot of cards mixed in that are sorted by player. I’d like to eventually get them all in a database, but think that may take awhile. I think it was a good purchase as it’ll give me something to do and maybe I can even sell a few of them. Sure a lot of them were from the late 80s/early 90s but there’s some early 80s in there too.

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