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    You ever get lucky on a garage sell find with cards?

    I see all these adds on facebook marketplace and craigslist of people with huge collections from childhood selling. Now most of us know if it's late 80's early 90's stuff it's worth about $20 not $500. But there are some that look like they may have some hidden treasures for decent prices. Anybody ever done this? Buy big lots off of craigslist or something like that and do decent? I'm not talking finding a 1000 card but maybe you find some gem mint rc's or something?

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    Iíve got lucky at garage sales a few times, but never with sports cards. Mostly chicks.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Iíve got lucky at garage sales a few times, but never with sports cards. Mostly chicks.
    Wow Iím shopping at the wrong garage sales.


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    I know some guys that go to garage/Storage sales and will buy the cards and break them down by team lots and do decent..

    When I moved down here to So Cal, I gave him all my bulk cards and he did that and sent me some extra $$ when he was done selling them in lots..


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    Quote Originally Posted by jam022316 View Post
    Wow Iím shopping at the wrong garage sales.


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    Garage sales at the homes of 60-70 year old widow ladies are usually gravy.

    Itís like shooting fish in a barrel.





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    Never. I went to one estate sale that advertised comic books in the listing along with all the other stuff. Figured maybe there was a stash. When I found them, it was about a dozen books, all early-00s Marvel garbage. No big books, no sleeper books. The manager said he'd had several inquiries but that's all it was, hadn't been scooped by someone else earlier. Every garage sale I've ever been to has only included mismatched dishware, Tom Clancy and Dan Brown books, and baby clothes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Garage sales at the homes of 60-70 year old widow ladies are usually gravy.

    It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
    Quote Originally Posted by smapdi View Post
    Never. I went to one estate sale that advertised comic books in the listing along with all the other stuff. Figured maybe there was a stash. When I found them, it was about a dozen books, all early-00s Marvel garbage. No big books, no sleeper books. The manager said he'd had several inquiries but that's all it was, hadn't been scooped by someone else earlier. Every garage sale I've ever been to has only included mismatched dishware, Tom Clancy and Dan Brown books, and baby clothes.
    If anything this thread was worth it for these two posts alone lol. When I say garage sale I mean more like facebook marketplace and craigslist. I see a lot of wishful thinkers on there but some of it just catches my eye and I always wonder if I'm passing up hidden treasures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Garage sales at the homes of 60-70 year old widow ladies are usually gravy.

    Itís like shooting fish in a barrel.
    Man I hope these aren't the "mostly chicks" that you mentioned in your earlier post!

    Back on topic, nothing really to speak for me at garage sales. As with everyone else it's usually late 80s early 90s so I don't even bother going anymore. And Craigslist in my area seems to have about the same thing but now a lot of people are calling the late 80s early 90s stuff Vintage which is kind of amusing.
    On a side note there's a site called AuctionZip that you can check for different auctions in your area and you can choose the mileage radius. They may include sports cards and may even include them in photo galleries for the particular auctions that are featured. I've never had much luck with them but a buddy of mine has done very well in the past.

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    My mom used to drag me to garage sales when I collected as a kid in the early 80's. Best I ever did, and still have, was a 1972 Topps Basketball partial set (about 1/2) with Julius Erving rookie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Shields View Post
    Man I hope these aren't the "mostly chicks" that you mentioned in your earlier post!
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    I go to garage sales 2-3 Saturdays a month and I rarely see cards. When I do they're usually late '80s and '90s cards. When I see more modern cards, they're usually football for some reason. I did score a nice monster box full of 2012-2016 Topps, Bowman, Finest and Chrome baseball cards with tons of cool inserts a few months ago for $10.

    But I never see vintage sports cards at garage sales. The closest I came was at a Salvation Army earlier this year, when I found a shoebox full of late '70s Star Wars, Battlestar Gallactica and Jaws cards for $3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    His username on the old Beckett boards was "GilfSlayer350"
    Wait, you mean to tell me Super Mario is the infamous Gilf Slayer??? That guys a legend at the nearby old folks home. I heard he slayed this one gilfs a$s so hard it gave her dementia! His a$$capades & a$$complishments are legendary bro, legendary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    Wait, you mean to tell me Super Mario is the infamous Gilf Slayer??? That guys a legend at the nearby old folks home. I heard he slayed this one gilfs a$s so hard it gave her dementia! His a$$capades & a$$complishments are legendary bro, legendary.
    Iíve tried to keep that a secret, but the catís out of the bag now.





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    I got 2 good one one had various cards the 3 hits I got on one was a $50.00 buy and got a Jeter SP Rookie and 3 of those 1996 Zenith Diamond cards with Diamonds in them. And the other was 3 sets for $75.00 they were the 1993 SP set, 2001 Bowman and a 1993 Finest set that had 4 Refractor 3 common and Frank Thomas for $75.00. You just need to look most suck but you can find a good one every once in awhile.


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    Back during the summer of 88, my friend and I went with his mom to a garage sale just to see what we could find. The guy said he had a few cards and pulled out a 3200 count box full of 83 Fleer. We figured "Why not?" and gave him $20 for it, took it home and started going through it. Surprisingly, there were multiple copies of the big three rookies from that year (Boggs, Gwynn and Sandberg). We each kept one of each and sold the others to a local card store for a decent profit. Decent to two teenagers, anyways.

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