I can’t believe it has been 20 years. Here is a great article about this card from CNBC.
If you have either of the other variations or the original card, you should send them in. We can’t keep them in stock.
One of the “selfish” reasons why I built this website was so that I could collect Orel Hershiser cards more easily.
As the site continues to grow, I hope more collectors out there can find gems of their favorite players, just like I found here. It doesn’t get much better than a 1/1 signed jersey card of your favorite player.
This one is getting framed and going on the wall in my office. :-)
Today Leif from Louisiana placed a record setting order for us. He purchased from 7 different sellers across 4 different states. Because we house all of the cards for sale on our site, we were able to only charge $5 in shipping for the 15 cards ordered.
Try to order 2-3 cards from 7 different sellers on any other website and see how close you can get to $5 shipping. This is just one of the ways we are changing the game and making a more efficient, safer, and easier place to buy and sell sports cards.
Below are examples of a few cards that recently arrived from all across the US and were sold to a man in Louisiana.
At the National Sports Collectors Convention we picked up some cards that are sure to be collector’s items.
Thanks to Upper Deck, we were able to obtain the following:
It’s the CHECKOUTMYCARDS.com team!
In case you’re wondering, John Neumann is my little brother who joined our team for the week. I flew from Seattle to Minneapolis where Johnny lives, picked him up, and together we made the drive to Cleveland! His help was invaluable. If he lived closer we would recruit him!
In fact, while at the convention, he was recruited for and quoted in a Beckett article!
“I just want to collect cards,” said John Neumann. “I don’t care what sport or who the player is. I just want to add relevant cards to my collection, even if the cards are of Barry Bonds.”
As a buyer/seller on our site, you’ll be seeing more of Johnny!
Check out Johnny’s cards for sale
15 years ago, this was cool! People used to hold a brick to their face and talk into it.
Photo courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
I started writing this post thinking that we had reached a milestone by having people use our scans on ebay.
However, the real milestone is that google has started ranking pages on our site as more relavant than similar matches on eBay, craigslist, and Beckett.com. I think that is pretty good company!
If you take the description of the eBay auction mentioned above, “Cal Ripken – Fleer 1988 Card #570″, and search google for it, you will find that the #1 & #2 hits are now our site. #3 & #4 are eBay, #6 is craigslist, and #9 is Beckett.
This auction happens to be starting at $2.00 for a card you can buy from our site for $0.50.
On Friday we are going live with new features that will enable you (the public) to sell your cards on our site!
All day Saturday and Sunday we are going to be at the card show at the Jantzen Beach Super Center Shopping Mall in Portland, OR.
All you Portland people, come see us!
We look forward to meeting you!
The CheckOutMyCards.com Staff