Medical Bills Kicking my BUTT!!!

Will entertain offers for my 1972 Topps Football Set. Click sign line below to view. If you are interested please PM me or email me @




  • Carlos:

    Good luck selling your set -- sorry to hear about the medical situation....
    I am actively buying MIKE SCHMIDT gem mint baseball cards. Also looking for any 19th century cabinets of Philadephia Nationals. Please PM with additional details.
  • carew4mecarew4me Posts: 3,124 ✭✭✭
    #1 Do not sell the set
    #2 Break it up if you do

    Loves me some shiny!
  • sorry to hear about that, i know you have worked hard on that set.
  • I don't know football that well. Can somebody figure out what his set is worth. Maybe we can all chip in and send him the value of his set so he can keep it??? Somebody that knows Carlos could be in charge of holding the money as it comes in. I'm not swimming in money but I'll throw in $25.00

    In the Spirt of Lance Armstrong!!!!!!!!!!
  • I will donate another $25.


  • I'm good for $25
    I am actively buying MIKE SCHMIDT gem mint baseball cards. Also looking for any 19th century cabinets of Philadephia Nationals. Please PM with additional details.
  • Easy one... $25.00

    ...and if you found you still had to sell it, then so be it...
    But I think each of us would love to help out in any small way we can.
    Working on 1969 through 1975 Basketball.
  • kobykoby Posts: 1,796
    I'm in. I know Carlos is not asking for this but it is a fantastic idea.

    What is Carlos' Paypal email?

  • I don't do paypal, but a simple mailing address would be fine. I'd be happy to help also.
    Carlos, we don't know each-other but I sense you'd do the same for others. Be strong and laugh whenever you get the chance. Best,
  • count me in for $25 also. anything to help out a fellow board member in need.
  • Carlos, go into debt, pawn off your neighbors t.v.,wash cars on your lawn, do not, I repeat DO NOT sell this set. If you're doing it to buy more cards, I understand.
    These doctors and insurance companies can wait.

  • count me in
  • FBFB Posts: 1,696
    And me three!
    Frank Bakka
    Sets - 1970, 1971 and 1972
    Always looking for 1972 O-PEE-CHEE Baseball in PSA 9 or 10!
    outerbankyank on eBay!
  • carkimcarkim Posts: 1,177
    WOW...this is beyond words. I don't know what to say. Speechless!!!

    I must say that I do love this set and would hate to see it go. But this just doesn't seem right to take money and keep the set.

    Really...I'm speechless...I don't know what to say.


  • Carlos is solid! I'm in for $25 as well. Let me know the details for payment and its done!
    Hang in there Carlos, and hold onto your set, you'll be happy you did...jay
  • kobykoby Posts: 1,796
    Think of this as the board's collective effort to keep a great set together. That's what we want to see. Paypal info please.
  • <But this just doesn't seem right to take money and keep the set.>


    You have been a valuable member of this board for quite some time. From my vantage point, it doesn't seem right that you have to sell the set. If each of us donates $25, I would look at the set as a gift from the members of the board for all you have done.


  • carkimcarkim Posts: 1,177

    Really I can't do this... The amount that I need would far exceed your very kind donations. SMR on this set is nearly $20,000. Although you gifts would help, I'm not sure that it will get me out of this blackhole. Therefore, I can't guarantee that in a month or two I will be right back where I started from.

  • I will GLADLY send you $50 via paypal
    (added extra since paypal will take a cut...)

    Just tell us the Email address to use
    for sending it!

    Or I will Mail you cash or money order.
    if you give your address!!!

    Come on, let us know where you want the

  • Just had a call from "theBobs"

    another $25 in the pot

  • << <i>SMR on this set is nearly $20,000. >>

    you need some "Vargha Bucks"!!
  • carkimcarkim Posts: 1,177
    Here is my address and PAYPAL info...(I'm only doing this because my wife has a gun to my head)

    Carlos D. Aponte
    2218 Deerfield Drive
    Ashtabula, OH

  • I'll throw in 25.00...just need paypal e-mail address and I'll send tonight.
    Gold Coins
    Silver Coins

    e-bay ID: grilloj39
  • mine is off via paypal!

  • Carlos

    Count me in along with my brothers and my dad. 100.00 coming your way via paypal

    Visit my site @

  • << <i>

    << <i>SMR on this set is nearly $20,000. >>

    you need some "Vargha Bucks"!! >>

    I don't think we necessarilly need Vargha Bucks. There are more than 800 participants on these forums. Some can contribute more, and some can contribute less.

    Best of luck to you and your family, Carlos.

  • RobERobE Posts: 2,100
    I just chucked you a donation,hope you can get the bills down to a dull roar or ultimately paid off.I'm glad to know that you have survived the cancer and the worst of the matter is merely bills.

    Glad to know you and your set will remain among us.

    Best wishes,Robert Esposito
  • I am fortunate to be able to send more. To get to our goal of $20,000, I hope others will find it in their hearts and wallets to do the same. Therefore, a money order of $200 will be mailed out this afternoon.

    Carlos, every one of us has a "pride and joy" set, and we simply shall not allow you to ever become separated from yours!

  • Fifty bucks just sent via Paypal........Carlos, good luck to you and your family...and God Bless

    Your Registry Friend
    1963 TOPPS~ SayitaintsoJoe's Fresh from the pack Screamers~ All pictured in living color

    "There's no crying in baseball card set building."
  • Gentlemen,

    Regardless of what you send. Please forward this link to other people who you know are PSA set collectors. Let's pull together. Each person who collects a certain set...mail this link to 5 others who collect the same set. When you list an auction, please link this thread to the auction. Do whatever it takes to get the word out. I am starting an auction tonight with a popular card and this thread will be linked.


  • All the Kings are in...

    KING KELLOGG............................................................................................$25.00
    KING HOSTESS..(2nd. cousin..twice removed....).........................................$25.00
    KING POST........(3rd. cousin on grandmothers side)...................................$25.00
    KING KONG.......(well...I don't know how I'm related to that big APE ???)...$25.00
    KING of HEARTS (representing all the kind hearts on this board..)..............$25.00
    KING of COMMON SENSE.( DO NOT SELL YOUR SET.........)...........................$25.00

    Paypal is on its way Carlos........We are all here for you.

    I LOVE FANCY CURRENCY, pretty girls, Disney Dollars, pretty girls, MPC's, ..did I mention pretty girls???

  • $25 is headed your way via PayPal as we speak.

    Heh© / My lawyers will be contacting all of you!™

    soli Deo gloria
  • $25 just sent your way.
  • Carlos

    You are an inspiration to us all.
    Hold onto that set as long as you can. PayPal just sent from Canada.

    PS. Don't worry, I sent it in US dollars. image

    Good luck..Rob..
    Collecting PSA Vintage Hockey
  • Is the Canadian PayPal a different color?

    Heh© / My lawyers will be contacting all of you!™

    soli Deo gloria
  • Carlos,
    Count me in.
    Scott Wetzel
    I am working on PSA baseball sets in 8 or better from 1973 thru 1976. Also Mike Schmidt & Pete Rose sets.
  • CARLOS - Just came back from dinner and saw your Paypal address, and I Paypal'd you a minute ago. All the best, hang in there...jay
  • I'm sending $25. Keep the set!
    Strong buyer of 1970 Kelloggs Football & 1971 Kelloggs Baseball and Football. Please help me find cards!
    I have a few hundred extra PSA graded 1971 Kellogg's cards. E-mail for price list. Looking for 1970 Topps Supers in PSA 9 too.
  • Never met a Vintage card I didn't like!
  • Carlos

    More cash on the way ! just sent paypal

    Keep the set and more importantly keep the faith !

  • What was it.., a Budweiser commercial that said... I love you guys! Carlos, keep the set! Please accept my small Paypal token and a much larger bundle of thoughts and prayers!
    Stay positive. Your an inspiration!
    Never met a Vintage card I didn't like!
  • mdwoodsmdwoods Posts: 11,818 ✭✭✭
    I'm in for a donation. Thank Vargha for posting a link on the Open Forum. mdwoods
    National Register Of Big Trees

    We'll use our hands and hearts and if we must we'll use our heads.
  • $50 coming your way by Paypal. Hang in there man.

    Always looking for 1957 Topps BB in PSA 9!
  • carkimcarkim Posts: 1,177
    Oh my...I still don't know what to say except for THANK YOU

    You have now got my wife in tears.

    Thank you all so much.

  • Carlos, from me, my wife Gretchen and children Lindsey and Jared, and since today is my birthday, my present to myself is to paypal you $100. Keep up the fight. Dale B. Wedge
    1st Finest Set - 1981 Baseball Fleer Basic - Retired
    1st Finest Set - 1981 Baseball Fleer Master - Retired
    1st Finest Set - 1955 Baseball Golden Stamps - Cleveland Indians - Retired
    1st Finest Set - Mel Harder Baseball Master - Active
    Mel Harder Showcase Set - Active
    #15 on Current Set Registry - 1972 Topps Baseball - Retired
    #23 on All Time Set Registry - 1972 Topps Baseball - Retired
  • Anything for an original FAB FIVE member!

    Donation just sent!
  • PlayBallPlayBall Posts: 441 ✭✭


    Money order will be in the mail tomorrow morning.

    I'm happy to help you, but PayPal ain't getting a cut. image

    Keep the set.

    Bernie Carlen

    Currently collecting.....your guess is as good as mine.
  • Dear Carlos,

    A donation has been forwarded via PayPal.

    With love and prayers,

  • augustamanaugustaman Posts: 555 ✭✭
    Carlos -
    This is one of the best forum threads I've ever read. Payment was just sent. Hold onto your set for as long as you can. Best wishes to you and your family.

    Collecting 1970-1979 PSA 9 & 10 Baseball Cards
  • Carlos,
    I don't know you, but another donation is on its way via Paypal to help you out in cleaning up those medical bills. Keep the faith and keep the set!

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