June 23, 2009

My O-Pee-Chee decision

There were so many options to choose from and the only one that didn't cost me money was not collecting the set. However, that wasn't a realistic option because I really wanted these cards.

I've decided that I am going to collect the base cards of the players and send them out for TTM autos. Sure, I won't be getting some (maybe lots) back, but the project just seems very interesting to me.

The good news is that I only need 500 cards, not 600. That bad news is that I need 500 cards.

My one venture into TTMs happens last summer where I sent about five cards to Yankees prospects. I got all but one back. I'll post updates as I send groups of cards out and what cards I get back and how long it took to get them back.

Anything, I don't send out by Aug. 15., I am going to wait until spring training to send out.

This could take a while.

11 comments:

  1. Excellent decision! It might take years but I think you will accomplish a good majority of this set. I am planning on doing something similar so perhaps we can trade.

    On a side note, what Yankee prospects did you send out to and which one didn't sign?

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  2. I too will be collecting the O-Pee_Chee set and i gotta say that its going to be fun collecting!!! i'll sen d you me doubles :)

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  3. That will be one sweet set once it's finished.

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  4. before you go bonkers, wait til ST to send. Or follow a site called sportscollectors.com to see who signs. It'll limit your exposre to losses.

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  5. Great project, good luck with it. Agree about limiting losses through sportscollectors.com, it's very helpful. Don't waste your valuable time on players with low return rates.

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  6. I will be collected OPC as well and we might be able to help each other out. BTW I have a box bottom card you might like...

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  7. I'm trying for the 08 Topps set. It's been fun so far. Good luck!

    moe.

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  8. Ok, I give. All my base are belong to you.
    E-mail me and we'll work out the details.

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