I have spent most of my card-time in the last few months cataloging my collection over at Trading Card Database after the Zistle collapse, and have almost all of my Royals cards entered over there. Once that is done I will have a rather comprehensive want-list there that I can use to make trades with the active trading members over there.
The other avenue that I have been exploring (besides blogging) is Twitter. See, blogspot.com is blocked at my office, but Twitter is not. :-) I am there @DenHartogJ, but I don't tweet much...mostly I use it to look at other people's cards and listen to people whine about the Royals.
However, one interesting thing that happens there is a "Flash Sale" or "Fire Sale" where someone will post a bunch of cards with a price for each one, and you can claim whatever you want - first come, first served. One member I have bought from on several occasions is @odiegoat, who hosts his "Odie Sales" every month or so. Last week I bought a few cards from him for both myself and some of my trading partners. These are my favorite keepers from my haul:
This Bo Jackson is from 2018, and since I have been buying NO new product, this was a great one to pick up.
|2018 Topps - Bo Jackson 1983 Topps|
|Topps Chrome - Johnny Cueto Prism Refractor|
|2017 Topps Silver Pack - George Brett|
There were some other cards too, but those will be finding their way into mailboxes over the next few months.
While I'm on the topic of flash sales, the other guy that you should follow is @EriksFire. His prices can't be beat, and he reduces the price on unsold merchandise until it goes. So a 50-cent card will become 25-30 cents, then 10-15 cents over time. It's like a virtual dimebox, and he lets you accumulate a stack and just pay/ship once a month.
That's all for now - Do you have a Twitter handle? And who are your favorite card-sellers or card-related accounts on there?