Among the items I dropped off at Goodwill yesterday were 3,547 unwanted cards (coming soon to a repack near you!) and a Jose Reyes t-shirt. The Reyes shirt was my last Mets shirt suitable for public wearing. If I bought a new Mets shirt, would that be propping up the crumbling Wilpon empire in some infinitesimal way? After all, the proceeds from a t-shirt purchase would cover the Mets operating costs for 1/64th of a second… maybe 1/32nd.
As for the cards… getting rid of cards this way is not my preferred method, but it was all commons and parallels (not to mention NASCAR stuff) that I really didn’t have the time or desire to deal with in any other way.
Numbers for this week:
Cards coming into the house: 0
Cards leaving the house: 3,547
Cards entering the collection: 1 (opened a blaster-pack of 2011 Update)
Cards leaving the collection: 0
Cards moving from inbound to outbound without entering the collection: 7 (Obviously it wasn’t a good pack of Update)
Net change in the collection: -240
Net change to the # of cards in the house: -4121