My New Year’s Resolution: To lose weight … card weight

I know we’re almost three weeks into the new year, so at this point lots of people have already broken their New Year’s Resolutions.  But not I.  I’ve been wanting to shed the pounds this year, and I am already on track to lose about as much weight as I did last year.

Hold the applause.

This  weight I speak of is not excessive body fat — it’s card weight.  It’s decreasing the number 20-pound, three-row shoe boxes that fill my bedroom closet.  It’s cutting out on the random blaster breaks.  It’s ridding myself of this proverbial weight on my shoulders — the feeling that makes me look at the boxes and think, “what am I going to do with all of those.”

Last year, I documented here the Great Purge of 2010 which entailed me unloading box upon box of cards for, in some cases, close to nothing.  The result was me shipping out probably 60 percent of my cards and ending up with a decent amount of money that enabled me to buy a few nice cards for my rookie card collection.

As we enter the third week of January, I’m continuing in last year’s tradition and trimming the excess.  Rookie Cards have been my focus for the better part of 15 years, and they will continue to be in the future.  With few exceptions, I am planning to get rid of the player collections, the random inserts, the complete and partial sets, the game-used relic cards, and maybe even the autographs.

I’ve already sent two batches to CheckOutMyCards to see if I can unload some of this excess there.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy the cards, it’s just that it’s impractical for me and my situation to hoard this stuff as if it were necessary for me to live.

Anyway, I’ve got a batch of 200 cards that should be ready to be sold early next week, and by the middle of February, I should have another 500 posted for sale.  When the cards go live, I’ll post the link along the side bar of my blog in case you might be interested in acquiring a card or two.

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