Retiring from the hobby SALE--TROUT CARDS

greatdadx2

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Robert, I just wanted to say that I wish you the best. I will say don't do it, but that is a personal decision. You are a big contributor to The Bench and your presence will be missed. Dave

I second this, the hobby gets frustrating at times, especially now with how many people have recently joined the hobby, or long time collectors who have let the new prices and greed destroy friendships and shown their true colors.
I have left the hobby many times after a bad transaction, but always find myself coming back. I have decided to stop with the over reaction, and find those parts of the hobby that I enjoy and to stop worrying about the value of the cards. I have found that once I started doing this, the greedy people stopped bothering me, I stopped making bad transactions, and now have a PC I love. A very small PC, that most would say has little value, but I enjoy it immensely. Sad to see you go, but you know what is best for you. Just know you will be welcome back when and if you decide to come back, don’t rule it out.

I agree with everyone who says your presence (or lack thereof) will definitely be noticed around here if you retire from the hobby, as you put it.


I've really started doing the same thing here lately. I've really started to focus in on my Tony Parker collection again, and I've really been enjoying looking at all the ones I'm missing, trying to decide which ones are good deals, and just knocking at least 1 per week off my list.

Robert - I wish you the best, but my suggestion is do what you need to do, take some time away from this hobby but if you find yourself missing the hobby part come back when ready. I maybe doing the same in the near future because I can’t buy new Topps cards anywhere around me anymore for reasonable retail prices.

Thank you everybody for the kind words and suggestions....but without going into the reasons and just the recent interactions of couple people here (whom I've been trading with for the past 15 years here on THE BENCH without ever having a problem). The last part of the narrative would be:

So for these reasons I absolutely DO NOT enjoy this part of the "hobby" anymore. It has become stressful and I eliminate stress from my life as I have no need for it. I've learned over the years that once things start going bad it ends up getting worse and I have to depend on myself to get out of it.

So I'm going to sell off about 95% of my collection...Just going to keep building just two sets, 1959 Topps (which was my dads from when he was a kid, it already had the Mantle) and my 1970 Topps (the year I was born). But I'm going to do it the old fashioned way and that is to go out to card shows and interact with people in that manner.

So now I need to get back to everybody with their replies... going to take care of cjay101 right now and go from there

Thanks again everyone
Robert
 

greatdadx2

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I would love a price on the ones I left above that are still available.

2013 Bowman Chrome #50 Mike Trout $6.00---$2.00
2013 Topps '72 Topps Minis #TM4 Mike Trout $12.00---$5.00
2013 Topps Archives #200 Mike Trout $5.00---$2.00

2015 Topps Update Rookie Sensations #RS3 Mike Trout $5.00---$2.00

2016 Stadium Club Contact Sheet #CS2 Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00
2016 Topps Chrome Perspectives #PC16 Mike Trout $6.00--$2.00

2017 Bowman Chrome '48 Bowman Refractors #48BMT Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00
2017 Topps Archives '59 Bazooka #59B20 Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00
2017 Topps Heritage Topps Game #4 Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00

2018 Topps Chrome '83 Topps Refractors #83T12 Mike Trout $5.00---$2.00

2019 Topps Chrome '84 Topps #84TC17 Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00
2019 Topps Heritage Chrome Purple Refractors #THC485 Mike Trout $50.00----$23.00

2020 Finest The Man #FTM1 Mike Trout $25.00---$11.00
2020 Topps Heritage Chrome Purple Refractors #THC466 Mike Trout $60.00---$28.00

Lmk what ones you would like...I then will verify and post it up...will be adding $5 for postage and fees.

Thanks a bunch
Robert
 

greatdadx2

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Interested in any of these that remain, multiples too, please. Thanks!

2013 Bowman Platinum #2 Mike Trout $5.00---$2.00
2013 Topps Archives Four-In-One #CMGT Ty Cobb/Willie Mays/Ken Griffey Jr./Mike Trout $12.00---$5.00
2013 Topps Update #US300A Mike Trout $5.00 (3)----$2.00 each

2014 Bowman #168 Mike Trout $3.00 (2)----$1.00 each
2014 Bowman Chrome #31 Mike Trout $4.00---$1.00

2014 Stadium Club #50 Mike Trout $6.00---$2.00
2014 Topps #1A Mike Trout $3.00 (3)---$1.00 each
2014 Topps Allen and Ginter #101 Mike Trout $3.00---$1.00
2014 Topps Gypsy Queen N174 Gypsy Queen #N174MT Mike Trout $6.00---$2.00
2014 Topps Heritage #250A Mike Trout $3.00 (2)---$1.00 each

Prices above my friend

Lmk what ones you would like...I then will verify and post it up...will be adding $5 for postage and fees.

Thanks a bunch
Robert
 
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Dashcol

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2013 Bowman Chrome #50 Mike Trout $6.00---$2.00
2013 Topps '72 Topps Minis #TM4 Mike Trout $12.00---$5.00
2013 Topps Archives #200 Mike Trout $5.00---$2.00

2015 Topps Update Rookie Sensations #RS3 Mike Trout $5.00---$2.00

2016 Stadium Club Contact Sheet #CS2 Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00
2016 Topps Chrome Perspectives #PC16 Mike Trout $6.00--$2.00

2017 Bowman Chrome '48 Bowman Refractors #48BMT Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00
2017 Topps Archives '59 Bazooka #59B20 Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00
2017 Topps Heritage Topps Game #4 Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00

2018 Topps Chrome '83 Topps Refractors #83T12 Mike Trout $5.00---$2.00

2019 Topps Chrome '84 Topps #84TC17 Mike Trout $8.00---$3.00

2020 Finest The Man #FTM1 Mike Trout $25.00---$11.00
Lmk what ones you would like...I then will verify and post it up...will be adding $5 for postage and fees.

Thanks a bunch
Robert
I will take the ones listed above. I’m sorry I couldn’t purchase more as you have many left that I need and I want to help you get out of the hobby, but I have already exceeded my purchasing budget for May! Lol.
I also understand fully what you are going through with this hobby, and am sad you had bad interactions with people on this board. Money brings out the worst in people, and the money in this hobby is out of control right now. I am glad you are keeping an aspect of the hobby and are going back to what is important in it. That is what keeps us happy in the hobby. Enjoy it!
Send over your PayPal and I will get you paid! Double check my math, it should be $46 after adding in the shipping.
 

greatdadx2

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I will take the ones listed above. I’m sorry I couldn’t purchase more as you have many left that I need and I want to help you get out of the hobby, but I have already exceeded my purchasing budget for May! Lol.
I also understand fully what you are going through with this hobby, and am sad you had bad interactions with people on this board. Money brings out the worst in people, and the money in this hobby is out of control right now. I am glad you are keeping an aspect of the hobby and are going back to what is important in it. That is what keeps us happy in the hobby. Enjoy it!
Send over your PayPal and I will get you paid! Double check my math, it should be $46 after adding in the shipping.


Found them all, your math is perfect, it is posted my friend
Robert
 

NYBBNUTT

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Robert - Following the posts and I'm thinking cjay101 got the 2012 Topps Update #US144A and it is gone? Please confirm when you get a chance and if so I will search elsewhere to pick up that last Mike Trout Topps flagship card that I need. thanks and best wishes.
 

zlw1

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Robert,

Sorry to see this. I hope you stay apart of the breaking side, and join us for Group Breaks! We love having you aboard!

I will offer $50 shipped for this:
2020 Topps Update Dual All Star Stitches #ASSDKT Clayton Kershaw/Mike Trout $80.00

Can send F&F so there are no fees.

Thanks
Zach
 
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