If you have been in the hobby for the last decade, an auction like this one is a common sight. Unfortunately, many collectors who left the hobby in the late 80’s, early 90’s are having to deal with the realization that much if not all of their collection of baseball cards is almost worthless, financially.
It happened to me in 2007 when I picked up an issue of Beckett to see what my Mark McGwire 1985 Topps rookie card was worth. When I left the hobby in 1997 I kept track of it and remember the days when it was worth close to $300. Today, I’d be lucky to get $10 for it on eBay.
Now, back to this seller who is trying to unload 2,800 baseball cards from 1991 & 1992 for $2,500. What is really tragic about the situation is that this guy registered an eBay account just to sell these cards and judging by his bed sheets, he probably could really use the money.
Unfortunately, it will never sell.