Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The $500 Philadelphia Football Card Experiment

Last weekend we had a huge garage sale. My mother-in-law has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and we moved her into our attached rental unit. This is her second downsizing in 2 years. She had an auction and a previous huge tag sale at the time of the original downsize.

The lady that ran her tag sale, also does estate sales. She stopped by our garage sale with a box of older musty cards, most from the 1970's. I gave her $20 for the box and upon closer inspection, I found these buried inside.


Yes, that's right. 1967 Philadelphia Football 2nd year cards of legendary Bears greats, Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus. I already have a Sayers and there were actual two of the Butkus. 

Some of you may remember a recurring blog post by a shop owner by the name of Bob Brill and his Brill Report. He conducted what he called "The $10,000 Experiment" in which he started with a single purchased item for $10 and sold it at a profit, reinvested and repeated until he hit his monetary goal. I found it fascinating and miss it. 

So I figured despite not having a shop with people walking in to willing to sell me various items, that I'd give the experiment a try of my own, albeit on a smaller scale. Taking just these two cards, I'm going to sell them on eBay and use the money to reinvest in other things I think I can flip and repeat until I reach $500.

With everything I have going on, I hope I can commit to this, so wish me luck and let the games begin!

2 comments:

Al Kawamoto said...

wow--going to follow your adventure closely

Anonymous said...

Looking for doug cataldo. can someone give him my email address? matthewmclifford @ yahoo.com

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