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Come up of the year! Kobe story time.

BarryBonds762

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Feb 9, 2021
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Recently set up as a dealer at my first card show in Fairfield California which is probably California's biggest card show. Since it was my first show I wanted to get a display case since I did not have one. Searched on Craigslist and found a guy selling one so I hit him up and he said you have to drive to my house to pick it up. It was about a 45 min drive up a steep mountain in the middle of the woods so kinda sketchy but the guy ended up being a really cool artist and the display case was hand built and looked really nice. We hung out for a bit and I told him I buy and sell trading cards. He told me about this auction house that every once in a while auctions off sports cards. This month the auction house happened to be auctioning some cards so I checked it out and found a promising lot. It was a random 13 card Kobe Bryant lot with some what blurry pictures and only pictures of the front of the cards and not the backs. In the very last picture of this lot was a flair showcase row 0 Kobe with the mojo pattern. On the very last day of bidding It was at $32 with 5 minuets to go. I got into a bidding war and bid it up to $316.00 and won. With a 15% buyers premium and tax I paid $390.00. The auction ended yesterday and I just picked it up. Took a deep Breath before I opened the bag of cards not knowing what to expect praying it was real and praying there was a serial number on the back. Low and behold it is real! In amazing shape with the serial number on the back! Not all of the these row 0 cards have the serial number on the back. I live for these kind of adventures. This card is worth about $3000-$4000. I got super lucky took a chance and it paid off. Definitely my biggest come up of the year. Hope you enjoyed my story.

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popguynyc

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Feb 11, 2012
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Great find.

So how was your first time selling at a card show? What did you discover? Anxious to do it again?
I’m thinking about doing my first show….
 

BarryBonds762

Active member
Feb 9, 2021
141
94
Great find.

So how was your first time selling at a card show? What did you discover? Anxious to do it again?
I’m thinking about doing my first show….
The show went great! I went in not knowing what to expect and just tried to be organized as best I could. I am big on 90's inserts baseball basketball and refractors mostly and attracted that group of collectors which was really cool. Made lots of friends and $. Definitely want to do another show now that I have some experience. Here are some pictures of my table I set up and the room. The show was in a mall inside a shut down forever 21 so it was a huge venue. 2 days. Over 325 tables. 6 feet table cost $125 for 2 days which is what I got.

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