This project seems cool but do you think you can really make a difference and accomplish your goal of reducing the number of 1987 Topps Baseball cards in circulation ?
- Yes ! While I’m doing this to have fun — It is truly my goal to reduce the number of 1987 Topps Baseball cards in cirulation. I say ‘Go Big or Go Home.’
Do you have plans to expand to more years and card companies ?
- I’d love to but need to see how it goes with the 1987 Topps Baseball cards. If things go well I’ll definitely expand to another set from the mass production era.
I can purchase 1987 Topps Baseball Cards cheaper than the prices you offer to burn them. Are you making money on this ?
- It’s not my goal to make money from this project — but I’m also not trying to lose money.
- Cards are purchased from Ebay and there are shipping costs.
- For selling there are paypal fees. If the sale is through Ebay — then there are additional Ebay fees.
- To burn the cards there are firewood costs.
- And of course there are costs to run this website.
- If I do come across a good deal on a card lot I’ll pass along the savings!
How do you decide which cards to burn ? Are you also burning star and rookie ( Bonds & McGwire) cards from the set ?
- Absolutely — to be clear — no 1987 Topps Baseball Card is safe. We are selecting cards from unopened packs, vending boxes and rack packs. There is no cherry picking. This would not work if we were only burning the commons. At times we may purchase large lots of commons for a really inexpensive price but we’ll make that known and pass along the savings.
Why isn’t this called a FAQ?
- Well this is pretty much a FAQ. But FAQ sounds like 1990s Internet. So I’m calling this the Q&A page.
Still have a question ?
- Leave your question as a comment on this page and I’ll answer it!