All Things New York Mets

All Things New York Mets

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Can't Sleep

Well for some reason or another I can't sleep and as I read blog posts and view ebay seeing if there's a deal to be had or search the abyss of the internet random. I've noticed a few things on ebay that I've got my eye on that ends in the next few hours. 

I don't know about you guys, but I feel as Topps is flooding the market with baseball cards. It seems almost every 2 weeks they are releasing a new product. Be it high end or low end or middle of the road. I just can't keep up with their release schedule. With that I mean trying to see what players are in the set and what autos and/or relics are available too.  That way I can keep and eye out on ebay for it an save some cash along the way. With ebay I've realized patience is a virtue. Being in the beginning after a set releases everyone try's to recoup the cost or people are willing to spend a bit more to be the first to have it. 

I've also come to figure out some people must not research what they are selling or buying. A card hit that I've been looking for a BIN/BO(buy it now/best offer) 69.  This card has been selling in the 25-35 range so I tossed out a low offer of 20 and he countered 67. I came up to 28 and came down to 65. Needles to say that was the last offer being one sold about a month ago right in 30 dollar range. Research what you have people and don't be greedy. 

I was selling a card the same way a while back that's been selling right around 100-110 for the past 3 yrs. I put a BIN at 160 hoping to get about the price it's been going for. Didn't even come close.  I had one guy comment saying this auto of the player from this type of set is only going for 49 just auto and 70 with a relic auto. Wasn't born yesterday buddy.  I do my research and have a rough idea what something should go for on ebay. 

I'm not trying to make a living collecting and selling cards unlike some or most people on ebay. I'm just trying to fund my collection so I don't have to use my earned money all the time. I try to keep an eye out for deals on ebay and then turn around an sell them for a little more than I bought them for to fund my habit. 

Well the Mets have lost 4 straight and I think it has to do with me being it seems that when I don't post something they loose. I've also realized that I'm no longer making a prediction cause that seems to backfire on me. For example a few posts ago I mentioned the Cubs haven't been no it in a long time and was hoping the Mets got another no hitter an broke the Cubs streak, but that didn't happen. What did happen was the Mets getting swept by the Cubs. I figured we'd win 2 of 3 and get back to 500, but no such luck. Well then last night the bullpen blows another game by giving up a 2 run HR to Posey in the 8th for their 15th blown game this year. I'm glad to see they're competitive this year but definitely need some help in the pen. 



  1. Yeah - the insanity of people lately has been increasing. Outright greed. I just keep putting those auctions on watch every time they relist. I have one I have been watching for well over a year. The dumbass has yet to drop the proce, and he always lists it at least double what it is selling for. He must be selling something, because by now the insertion fees must be killing him.

    Wait him out.

    And for douche #2 - I would reply with links showing how wrong he is and then a simple "nice try". He is one that preys on people with lies. Some believe him and he gets what he wants, then probably turns around to flip a profit. I really hate those types of people (see "American Pickers").

  2. You definitely run into all kinds of people on eBay. There are plenty of deals to be had, but there are times when it is difficult to be patient and wait for the right price.

  3. As a Royals fan, I feel where you are coming from.

    Make sure you get a bracket filled out for the College World Series Contest!