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Well, we have finished two more pallets.  At this rate it will only take us a year!  Seriously, we have been extremely busy with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials.  Keep an eye out for another special before the holidays!  The pallets we just finished were primarily hockey boxes from about 2000 to 2008.  Lots of small shiny boxes!  That's the good ones right? In the next few days we'll be adding over 130 new products to our site.  This is in addition to the boxes that we have put back in stock.  And oh yeah, we continue to update the pricing to bring you the most competitive prices out there.

Just one more thing......   WOOOOO!!!  If you are one of our local customers, stop in this weekend and meet "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair.  He will be making an appearance in the retail store on Saturday.  Tickets are available on the website for autographs and photo ops.  I think there's a couple of the VIP packages left as well.

Thanks, The Crew

12/11/2015

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!!

Black Friday Specials at Baseball Card Exchange will start at 12:01 A.M. CST Thursday, November 25th, 2015 (That is midnight tonight, Wednesday, Nov 26th) and run through 11:59 P.M. CST on Sunday, November 29th, 2015 (That is midnight on Sunday). PLEASE ATTEMP TO MAKE YOUR ORDERS THROUGH THE WEBSITE!! All orders placed through www.bbcexchange.com during that time will receive the following:

Place an order that totals between $50 and $299 get 10% off plus shipping.

Place an order that totals $300 or more and get 10% off PLUS FREE SHIPPING (limit on free shipping, see below).

Terms: The minimum purchase to qualify for this special will be $50. Free shipping is up to the first $40.00. This means if your shipping charges total $55.00, you will be charged the $15.00 balance. Free shipping applies to Standard USPS and UPS Ground shipping only. All orders will ship on Monday, November 30th, 2015 (hopefully)!

Payment: If you choose credit card as payment, we will adjust the 10% discount and shipping charges on our end and charge your card accordingly. If you pay with PayPal, we will refund the discount and shipping fees (if you get free shipping) back to your PayPal account.

International Orders: The minimum purchase to qualify for this special will be $200. Free shipping will be for one USPS Medium Flat Rate Box. A Medium Flat Rate box will typically hold 3-4 boxes. Free shipping or not free shipping will apply by the same rules.

Orders received prior to the start time or after the end time of the Black Friday Specials will be charged invoiced prices.

11/26/2015
One week in on the Burbank deal.....

Well, as of yesterday, all 41 pallets have arrived.  Do you know how much space 41 pallets takes up?  So much that we had to split the shipments into our two warehouses.  The first 12 pallets arrived here in Schererville late last week.  We starting breaking them down on Monday.  So far we've managed to get through six of the pallets.  As extremely organized as we are (cough, cough) it is still a lot of work.  Breaking down about a pallet at a time, seperating by sport, seperating by manufacturer, adding quantities to existing product, adding product back to the inventory that we haven't had in a while and of course the new product.  It's amazing after all these years that we still find boxes we've never had before!  Yes, so far we've added almost 100 brand new products to our website.  We've also put nearly 200 items back in stock that we haven't had recently.  Oh, and we are actually updating all the prices as we go along (no comments about the stale pricing please).  We are hoping to finish a few more pallets before the holiday.  Yes, Thanksgiving.  But there is also the shoppers holiday, you know, Black Friday.  Just in case we decide to run an AWESOME Black Friday special (stay tuned).  So, I'll finish up today by loading the new products and Christine will be in tomorrow to break down another pallet and we will start the process all over again on Monday.  Cards, cards....they are everywhere!  Rick.

11/21/2015
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!!

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!!

Black Friday Specials at Baseball Card Exchange will start at 12:01 A.M. CST Thursday, November 25th, 2015 (That is midnight tonight, Wednesday, Nov 26th) and run through 11:59 P.M. CST on Sunday, November 29th, 2015 (That is midnight on Sunday). PLEASE ATTEMP TO MAKE YOUR ORDERS THROUGH THE WEBSITE!! All orders placed through www.bbcexchange.com during that time will receive the following:

Place an order that totals between $50 and $299 get 10% off plus shipping.

Place an order that totals $300 or more and get 10% off PLUS FREE SHIPPING (limit on free shipping, see below).

Terms: The minimum purchase to qualify for this special will be $50. Free shipping is up to the first $40.00. This means if your shipping charges total $55.00, you will be charged the $15.00 balance. Free shipping applies to Standard USPS and UPS Ground shipping only. All orders will ship on Monday, November 30th, 2015 (hopefully)!

Payment: If you choose credit card as payment, we will adjust the 10% discount and shipping charges on our end and charge your card accordingly. If you pay with PayPal, we will refund the discount and shipping fees (if you get free shipping) back to your PayPal account.

International Orders: The minimum purchase to qualify for this special will be $200. Free shipping will be for one USPS Medium Flat Rate Box. A Medium Flat Rate box will typically hold 3-4 boxes. Free shipping or not free shipping will apply by the same rules.

Orders received prior to the start time or after the end time of the Black Friday Specials will be charged invoiced prices.

11/27/2014
Who reads the blog......

Everyone is gone for the day and I'm just finishing updating the website.... but, I'm ready to leave.  I wanted to put a special out there for the weekend.  For the first (20) customers that order a 1989 Donruss Baseball Rack Case, I will throw in a 1988 Donruss Rack Case for free.  I'll even pick up the additional shipping.  So to be clear:  If you order a 1989 Donruss Rack Case with UPS shipping, I will add a 1988 Donruss Rack Case for free.  Limit of (2) cases per customer.  You must order through the website, no phone orders.  Do not order the 1988 Donruss Rack Case, I will just add it.  This offer expires when I show up to work Monday.  Rick.

6/21/2014
Grand Opening Event!

Baseball Card Exchange Grand Opening!

First Day of Business Monday, March 31, 2014

We will be open 10am to 7pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday and 12pm to 4pm Sunday.

 

Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday April 12th

Doors open at 10am

All customers will have an opportunity to win free cards, unopened packs, autographed memorabilia and more!

Come meet legendary Chicago Blackhawk, Bobby Hull and famed national anthem singer Jim Cornelison!

Members of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew will also be joining us!

 

Jim Cornelison will be singing the national anthem at Noon to kickoff the grand opening of our new store!

 Then, he will stick around to sign autographs and take photographs with fans.  Bring your own item or we will

 have 8x10 photos and other items for sale.  Members of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew will also be

available to sign autographs and take photographs with fans.

 

Bobby Hull, Legendary Chicago Blackhawk, will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans

Saturday, April 12th

Starting at Noon

$29 per autograph on pucks, minis, cards, flats 8x10 or smaller

$49 per autograph on sticks, jerseys, jersey numbers, flats 11x14 or larger, and multi-signed items

One free inscription up to 5 words

$15 per additional inscription up to 5 words

Free COA with each autograph!

Free photo opportunity!

 

We will have for sale:

8x10 photos, Pucks, Mini Sticks, Mini Helmets, Cards

 

Please visit www.bbcexchange.com to place your order

All items must be purchased in advance

 

Baseball Card Exchange

2412 US Highway 41

Schererville, IN 46375

219-515-6907

www.bbcexchange.com

 

If you can’t make the Bobby Hull signing, you can drop your items off and we will gladly get them signed for you!

2/4/2014
Happy New Year! Welcome 2104!

For 2014, Baseball Card Exchange will launch some new things. First of all, one of the complaints on our website was that our inventory was not in "real time" with the quantitiy of items we have in stock. We hope to move foward with this issue this year. Currently, we have done better with new vintage unopened matieral. We can now list the quantity we have in stock when we re-stock items. This way if we only have 1 of an item back in stock, the first person to order it will get that item. Anyone who tries to order that item after the first person will now be notified with a "Sold Out". This is being implemented on vintage unopened now (pre-1986) and we hope to have it done for all unopened material sometime this year. Again, if there are any questions or problems with inventory on any product, please call directly and talk to us. We are here to help you.

Next, we will be opening our full time retail store sometime around Opening Day for the 2014 Major League Baseball season. We don't want this to be the average, everyday card shop. Since our complete inventory will be all under one roof in our location (12,000 square feet total) customers will have access to everything that is available on our website, ebay store, etc. We will of course carry all the new unopened products (since that is what a card shop has been "usually" known for), but we also will carry quality autographed memorabilia, all with legitimate certification from only a few reputable authentication companies. We will have a large selection of vintage cards (pre-1980) with an emphasis on 1950's and 1960's in all sports. We plan on having autograph guests coming to the store to sign for the public. We will also have PSA/DNA making stops at our location to authenticate autographs ON THE SPOT. And of course, we will have the vintage unopened material you have come to expect from us!

For the National Convention this year, we have secured a spot that will be 50x50...thats 2500 square feet!! To compare this with the past few years, we had 1000 square feet in Baltimore and Chicago. That is quite a huge spot we will have. I have no idea what we will do with all that space, but I guess we will come up with some ideas.....sand volleyball pit?!?

Finally, we have had many customers express the idea to us that we should run our own auction. I think the biggest reason people suggest this is for the extremely rare items we get in. Most the time when we get in something that is rare, it goes on the website and sells in seconds. Usually the person who buys the item is someone who just happens to be logged in at that time. Customers are wishing for a better way to sometimes get a chance at that rare special item. Maybe an auction is an option to give everyone a fair chance? I will consider this option as we move into the New Year. 

Again, if anyone has questions, suggestions or comments, please e-mail me anytime and I will read your responses. 

 

Thanks! Steve Hart

 

1/1/2014