Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Card Garage Is Open

What you say?  Another blog that I will pretend to keep up with but will slowly neglect as time goes on?  Probably.  But so what.  It's my party and I'll blog if I want to.  That's right, kids.  It's a new blog by me, the DFG, but it's a little different this time.

As many of you know, I had the opportunity to get my hands on a substantially large collection that was once the inventory of two, now defunct, card shops.  Since the collection consists of somewhere in the range of 1 Million cards, I obviously had to find a place to put them.  Enter, the Garage (and I can thank Sal from Puck Junk for the idea, sort of).  I fashioned a buffer zone between the endless stacks of 3000-5000 count boxes and the floor so as to prevent any potential water damage and I also utilized as much of the shelf storage as I could.  My garage now looks like those pictures you see on Ebay of the "estate" sale card collections that take up inordinate amounts of space and are being auctioned in lots.  You know what I'm talking about.

At any rate, this is going to be where I spend most of the time listing what I find as I go through the boxes, as well as showing the auctions I may post for the ones I'm most definitely not keeping.  My goal is actually to try and sell off the bulk of this collection, recoup any investment capital, and at the same time, increase and develop my own PC in the process.  I will also be listing any interesting finds that I wish to share with the world.  This should be an interesting ride.


  1. Cool idea to blog the stuff you find in from your purchase. Any chance you are going to offer the stuff up to us bloggers? I would be interested in any Red Sox stuff you find. I'm going to add you to my blogroll. and pimp your site hopefully you get a couple extra hits that way.

  2. To quote Rivers Cuomo of Weezer:

    In the garage
    I feel safe
    No one laughs about my ways
    In the garage
    Where I belong
    No one hears me sing this song

  3. I will probably be offering stuff up to bloggers, especially since I'm already anticipating much of this stuff garnering a less than stellar interesting in the general public.

    Funny you should ask that, Adam. I was just going through a Red Sox box, although you probably have no interest in 1980-1994 cards...I think I've checked your list on more than one occasion.

  4. I actually need quite a few cards from 94. all the stuff before that I have mostly but not all. Expecially odd stuff like O-Pee-Chee, Tiffany, etc...