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I've decided to give up childish baseball cards & do more sophisticated hobbies like coins & stamps

EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭

So I just recently turned 44 about a week ago and I've been doing a lot of thinking about what direction I want to go in my life. I suppose that's to be expected...perhaps this is an example of mid-life crisis or something? But lately I've gotten to thinking that I've gotten way too old for childish things like baseball cards and especially video games and that I should concentrate on more sophisticated grownup sorts of hobbies like coins and stamps. After all look at all the great leaders and important figures in history like FDR who were avid coin and/or stamp collectors. I don't recall even one great historical figure who had a video game or a baseball card collection. I already did get started doing coins just under two years ago (inspired by the Penny Collection episode of the early 60s Dennis the Menace sitcom) and just last year I got into stamp collecting. Therefore I decided to sell all my baseball cards and video games and other silly childish things so that I can focus on my coin and stamp collections. As someone who is now in his mid-40s it's time I grow up and be a true adult with more adult, age appropriate and more time tested hobbies. Who knows, I might be able to raise enough money to make blitzdude happy and get some gold!

My email (and where you send Paypal payments) is estilrumage@hotmail.com if you have any questions or if you wish to purchase anything. Here's a video I made showing the games and cards I have for sale:

https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

WISHLIST
Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars

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    I really hope you're not condescending enough to write a post like this on a trading card forum and expect anyone to engage with you to purchase your stupid, unwanted baseball cards. Never mind, that's exactly what you did! A friendly bit of advice: List your cards on eBay and refrain from telling prospective buyers how stupid the items you're trying to sell to them are. Otherwise, you should expect to get stuck with your childish cards until you're as old as most of us on this forum are!

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,749 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "inspired by...Dennis the Menace"

    Yep, that's how ya know you've reached maturity. 🤣

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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 801 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm sorry to hear you grew up.

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    Bosox1976Bosox1976 Posts: 8,536 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2024 3:35AM

    I am willing to buy your best cards for (Indian head) pennies on the dollar.

    Mike
    Bosox1976
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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i will buy every single card you have for tree-fitty

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    balco758balco758 Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do you have any Syd Finch cards for sale?

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    Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 460 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    GrooGroo Posts: 82 ✭✭

    Looks @ the date folks

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    1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    April Fools Day!

    Giving up kitties too?

    Curious about the rare, mysterious and beautiful 1951 Wheaties Premium Photos?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/987963/1951-wheaties-premium-photos-set-registry#latest

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:
    i will buy every single card you have for tree-fitty

    And how much will you pay for the married ones?

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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    nam812nam812 Posts: 10,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bosox1976 said:
    I am willing to buy your best cards for (Indian head) pennies on the dollar.

    Sorry Mike, I'm getting them already for a (Mercury) dime a dozen. :D

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    detroitfan2detroitfan2 Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭✭

    @nam812 said:

    @Bosox1976 said:
    I am willing to buy your best cards for (Indian head) pennies on the dollar.

    Sorry Mike, I'm getting them already for a (Mercury) dime a dozen. :D

    You and Mike should both keep your day jobs.

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    BrickBrick Posts: 4,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll probably get rid of my cards when I grow up too.

    Collecting 1960 Topps Baseball in PSA 8
    http://www.unisquare.com/store/brick/

    Ralph

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    detroitfan2detroitfan2 Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭✭

    @nam812 said:

    @Bosox1976 said:

    @Brick said:

    I'll probably get rid of my cards when I grow up too.

    You and me both Ralph!

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