Sunday, November 17, 2013


Hey everyone.  As the baseball season has now entered the hibernation period, I have a few questions that I'd like to ask.  The first one is for the casebusters out there.  You know who you are.  You are the guy that will buy a thousand dollar case of a product, bust it all up, and then turn around and do something with it.  Therefore, my question today is for you.

-Where do you get the money to buy cases?  What do you do with the products once you bust up the case?

I know, this is two questions.  But, like my English teacher said in tenth grade, "Two part questions are fair.  As long as the subject matter is the same".  So, two part question.  It's all fair because this is my blog.  Ha.

Seriously though, if I had the money to spend on a case of Bowman Chrome or Topps Museum I surely don't think that I would spend it on a case.  There are just too many bills that have accumulated for me since I have become an adult.  It sucks.  Totally.  So, do casebusters not have bills?  Are they mad financial geniuses that don't have to worry about money because they have invested and diversified and whatnot?  I'm a little jealous.

The storage of case after case of cards has got to be a little troublesome.  However, casebusters likely just put that product on the eBay.  I would.

Just a question I had been pondering.  Take care.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Off-Season...Good Time To Purchase?

Now that the MLB hot-stove season is upon us, and the World Series is out of the way and settled, are the next few months a good time to buy memorabilia.

My opinion is:  A hearty YES!

This is the time of year when sports fans are focused on football and basketball (though I can't figure out why).  Once the Series is over, the focus of the general public shifts.  This, my friends, would be a good time to focus your energies on buying memorabilia from America's past-time.  The reason is simple:  Not a lot of buyers.

A new season gets people excited and a whole lot of purchasing happens right before and during spring training.  So, like with Christmas shopping, beat the rush.  Heck, you could even use some of those gift cards you are getting to scoop up a bargain.

Remember:  There are bargains to be had online.  You just have to hunt for them.  Bargains aren't going to be found at Steiner, for sure.  However, scour the eBay and other reputable sites and you could find a gem during the off-season. could wait until the beginning of next season and pay retail.  But, why would you do such a silly thing?