I store all my trade bait cards in a box with penny sleeves. These cards are mostly inserts, parallels or serial numbered cards. They aren't even separated by team or set. I dig through this box every time I make a trade with a fellow blogger. This is the first box I flip through in order to build a trade package.
Some of the cards that I have in this box have sat there for weeks or even months. I really hope none of these cards have sat there for over a year. That scenario is possible.
I remember getting this Michael Morse parallel out of a pack of 2012 Topps Archives. I opened those packs when Topps Archives first came out several weeks ago. This Morse has been sitting around waiting to get sent out.
I don't know too many Nationals collectors. That is a shame, the Nationals are playing good baseball and this stoned looking Morse photo would look great in a binder.
The purpose of this post is to ask my fellow bloggers for advice on selling on the Check Out My Cards website. I have signed up and created a profile. I have read through the different plans that they have to process and sell your cards online.
The site intrigues me. It seems to be a better option of selling random singles that may fetch .50-$1.00 than ebay is. It also seems like a good place to dump a bunch of cards that I have like this Topps Co-Signers Lance Berkman/Roy Oswalt Blue Parallel #ed/150.
Cards like that just sit around when they may be put to better use being sold to someone.
Is Check Out My Cards a site where I should sell cards like this Billy Hamilton? Is it worth my time to put a bunch of inserts, parallels and serial numbered cards on the site?
I know I am talking about making a minimal profit with some of the caliber of cards that I want to send in. I am not foolish enough to think that I would get $20 bucks for a stoned Michael Morse parallel. I am looking to create some space and build up store credit. So, then I can buy my own low end cards that fit my collection.
Star power sells better. I am sure that is the same on Check Out My Cards. I will be sure to send them some stars that will be sure to sell quickly.
What types of cards do you guys send in? What type of cards do you guys avoid sending in?
The cards that I have shown are a sampling of what I am looking to sell on Check out my Cards. A green parallel of Zack Greinke from Bowman Platinum should sell for around .50 to someone. That would add up after a while.
I am thinking of sending about 100 cards like the ones above. I don't have too many "hits" that I could sell. How does autos and game used cards sell on Check out my Cards?
How many cards do you guys usually mail in per a shipment?
What are some of the positives and negatives to selling on Check out my Cards?
Please help me out with some of my questions. Your input will affect my decision in whether this is a route in which I go.