Hello! It's been a long time since I wrote anything new on the Blog here at BBCE. I'm going to try to update it more often (whenever I can find a free minute or two!) You can also follow Reed's blog on facebook under Baseball Card Exchange. Reed updates his blog there much more often than I do. His blogs usually come from all the road trips he does for us buying inventory. I'll do my best to try to keep things updated here on new products, new interesting things and just basically whatever comes to mind.
First of all, I was out in California last week working for PSA. As most of you know, I do all the authenticating for PSA on unopened material. They had a TON of stuff out there for me to do and needed it done by the end of the 3rd quarter. Just let me say be very, very careful out there buying pre-1975 unopened material. I looked at quite a bit of it at PSA's headquarters and I would guess that 80-90% of it was re-sealed. It seems that eBay is the place most of this re-sealed stuff ends up at. Do your homework on this stuff before you make the leap on eBay. I also saw a large number of 1986/87 Fleer basketball packs that were resealed (or completely homemade!). People often ask me why my 86/87 Fleer basketball packs are $350.00 on my website when you can pick them up on eBay for $100-$200 per pack. Well, that is exactly the reason. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!
Since the National Convention in early August, I think Reed has been on the road about 75% of the time! He mentioned to me that he slept in his own bed 6 nights in August alone. That is the main reason I hired him last year. I just simply cannot be out of the office that much. Plus with a 6 year old daughter at home, I need to be in my own house as much as I can. Reed has been all over the country buying all kinds of stuff. It has been keeping Rick, Mike, Andrew and myself busy all the time here at the office. We have been so busy since the convention that I have been here all day on weekends too! It seems we just can't keep up with all the business we do!
We added a bunch of new 1994-1999 unopened baseball products today and will add the same stuff in football over the next few days. Our inventory of 2000-2009 stuff has never been this full! There are tons of new baseball products from this era and mostly are high end! Coming in the next few weeks will a collection of unopened football wax boxes from 1968 through 1986. This collection is only missing a few years and will be sold on our website by the box individually. I will be picking these boxes up myself the week of October 17th on the West Coast. We also bought a collection of early 1980's baseball unopened cases that will be available later this month. If you have any specific needs please e-mail me and I can always have them drop shipped from the East Coast. This is where the cases are stored until I can get out there to pick them up. Thanks for listening! Steve