It’s a dilemma every collector faces at some point.
Your stuff is taking up a lot of space.
Some items—like vintage rookie cards and sets—are easy sells once you make the decision to downsize. Others aren’t, even though you’re convinced they should be. After all, you’ve hung onto them for years.
If you’re a veteran collector, you might remember a time when they were more actively collected and you don’t understand what happened.
Publications fall into this category. Too nice to toss and fun to look at but with a very limited market unless we’re talking really old programs.
Mike Beamish, a writer with the Vancouver Sun, has accumulated hundreds of media guides, programs and other publications during his career and in the wake of an impending move, he decided to de-clutter by trying to unload them at a local card show.
He chronicled his efforts in this very entertaining column.