sfurukawa

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Member Since:   4/5/2020
Last Login:   10/3/2022
Points:   92
From:   Los Angeles, CA United States
     
Collection:   101,577 cards
     

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I was first introduced to trading cards as a first grader in 1979 when a kid on the school playground gave me a 1979 Topps #107 Jesus Alou card and one other card (I don't recall who) at the kickball court.  I started collecting in 1980 by buying wax packs of Topps baseball (4 packs for $1) at the nearby 7-Eleven.  In 1983 I started purchasing complete sets of the big 3, as well as older Topps sets as my allowance allowed.  In 1986 I worked for a card shop sorting vending cases of 1986 Topps cards into sets.  Collected mainly complete baseball sets until around 1987 at which point I sold about 2/3 of my collection (~15,000 cards) as I lost interest in collecting.   A few years after graduating college I resumed collecting certain players.  Never got too serious about collecting at that time due to other things going on, but never completely stopped either.  In 1998 I started to PC Stacey Augmon, as I was looking for something new to collect.  I discovered TCDB in 2020 when I was trying to find a way to inventory my Augmon collection, and picked up the hobby again during the pandemic.  Most of my collection is junk wax era or ultra modern.  I picked up three large bulk lots of mostly junk wax via Craigslist, and have been buying mixed lots of newer base cards at my LCS.  I consider myself a collector, not an investor or flipper. I don't do breaks or buy unopened packs/boxes or submit cards for grading, so I'm not looking to strike it through my collecting, nor do I have any higher end cards in my collection or for trade.  I take pride in the fact that my collecting is completely self-sustaining, meaning all purchases are made through profits from sales, so I am never putting any "new" money into the hobby.

My main PC focus is Stacey Augmon, but I also collect some other players (football, basketball, baseball) who mainly played during the 90s (see favorites to the right).  I have 4 tiers of PC players but they are not all listed here so that I can focus on trying to get my higher tier players first.  My goal is to try and get as many different cards of my favorite players as possible.  I only build sets to sell.  Prefer to trade or sell; not really looking to buy.  

I love to trade!  All cards for listed trade are NM or better unless otherwise specified; looking for same.  Condition is important to me, although I don't care about centering issues or wax stains.  I am ok with trading cards from different eras and across different sports, trading commons for stars and vice versa, and trades involving uneven number of cards, as long as the trade is fair.  I primarily utilize Sportlots pricing, but normally will just eyeball trade values for most base cards.  I am trying to downsize my collection so I am happy to trade quantity for quality.  Cards will be sent PWE unless they are valuable or there is a large quantity involved.  I generally stay away from trades smaller than 3 cards, unless they're worth more than $5 or so.  Prefer to make trades as large as possible by including as many cards on each others' wantlists as possible.  My goal is to get my For Sale/Trade list down to zero!  However, I am constantly acquiring new cards (ultra modern stuff in all sports) and adding them to my tradelist, so please check back often.  Please also note I am no longer listing multiple copies of cards on my FS/FT list as have started selling the duplicates on Sportlots, so if you are looking for multiple copies of a card, please ask!  I am also always open to selling if we can't find a trade match and will offer you great pricing.  More than anything else, I want you to have a good experience trading with me.  I'd much rather build good relationships so we can do more trades in the future.  If you are not happy with the cards you receive, let me know and I'll do my best to make it right.  I strive for win-win trades where both sides feel good, not trades where one side feels like they are being taken advantage of.

Have some complete sets available for trade or sale as well that are not listed on my sale/trade list: 1986 Sportflics Rookies - Trivia Cards, 1986 Topps baseball,  1990 Donruss baseball,  2020 Bowman baseball (x13), 2020 Bowman Prospects, 2021 Bowman, 1990 Score Magic Motion Super Bowl Trivia Cards, 1992 Pinnacle, 2020 Panini Absolute football, 2021 Panini Contenders Draft Picks, 1994-95 Collectors Choice basketball Series 2, 1998-99 Upper Deck Aerodynamics basketball insert set, 2020-21 Hoops,1991 Topps Desert Storm (x2).  I also sell low priced bulk lots (by set) of ultra modern cards on ebay (see my link below).  Normally lots of 50 to 200 cards for $5-$20.  Great for set builders or team collectors.

For anyone who is going through tough times: If you're going through some tough times whether financially, physically, mentally, relationally, spiritually or whatever and want to make a trade with me but just aren't in a position or have the means to do so, send me a PM and I'll see what I can put together from your wantlist for a free PIF.  After all, when it comes down to it, they're just pieces of paper with pictures on them.  I'd much rather bless someone who needs them than hold onto them.  I am a Believer with an eternal perspective and know that in the end you can't take anything with you.  This is just a hobby, not life or death.  

My other collecting interests include sports magazines, sports autographs, and signed sports books.  If you're interested in trading my cards for your magazines, let me know.  In particular I'm looking to fill small holes in my collections of Sports Illustrated, Inside Sports, Sport and the National Sports Daily.  If you're interested in purchasing or trading for any of my autographed sports books let me know as well.  I have books signed by Alonzo Mourning, Apolo Ohno, Brandi Chastain, Chad Hennings, Dave Dravecky, Dennis Byrd, Dick Hoyt, Jim Nantz, Jim Tunney, Joe Garagiola, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Keith Dorney, Lou Holtz, Magic Johnson, Pat O'Brien, Pat Williams, Rex Ryan, Rod Payne, Rolf Benirschke, Roy Firestone, Shaun Thomson.


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