Friday, May 11, 2012

If You Didn't Know How Much Of A Geek I Am...

Then you'll certainly get a good idea now!

My husband and I play Magic the Gathering, the trading card game. We've played since we first got together and I played for a year or two before that. So it was yet another thing we had in common that we like to do together. Among other things, of course. Like World of Warcraft! Gah, what were YOU thinking!?

Anyway (hee hee!) we have quite a collection. At last count, closing in on 5,000.

Yeah... I know.

So it is with sadness that I say (okay, not much sadness...) I'm selling our Magic cards. I've been going online to Card Kingdom and I'll be sending off what they're willing to buy. The rest will be online.

We are keeping some, we still want to play. And when we end up buying cards, we always end up getting the latest, newest cards. But I just can't see keeping such a collection like that, even if some of them are worth money...

Maybe I'm not much of a geek after all. I can just hear dozens of them dropping to the floor and clutching their inhalers at that last remark.

Anyway, if you know of anyone who is interested, I'm willing to pay shipping if they want to buy any of the cards. Just to get them out of my house. They can make a list, send it off to my email (it is in the contact section of my blog) and I'll let them know if I have what they want and how much. I won't be charging an arm and a leg. I'll do the normal nickel for Common, dime for Uncommon and then we can talk about the Rare and Ultra-Rare ones.

Thanks guys and have a great weekend!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We have a lot of cards as well (yes, we are Magic geeks) but not THAT many! Wow. Hey, I follow several gamers who might be interested. Otherwise, I'd do a Google search for possible buyers.

Mel Chesley said...

That'd be cool, Alex. I know, this is a collection we've had for a long time. We lived near a card shop and the owner let us buy a box of 5,000 (we got to pick them out, too) for about $150. We split the box with some friends who played at the time, then we bought another box later on.
I have done a search online. I'm currently in the process of selling some of them to Card Kingdom, the ones they want that is. And I have an account set up with Card Shark. I just figured, why not hit the blogosphere? I'll also be going over to Craigslist with whatever is left over.

Allison said...

I am also a Magic geek! I can see why you would want to get rid of all those though... that is a lot of cards!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Unknown said...

5k cards is impressive. A few months back I would have taken you up on your offer, but I've been bequeathed a shoebox full of Magic cards from a friend of a friend. I'm all carded out :)

Mel Chesley said...

Yeah, we liked making lots of trades and building and rebuilding our decks. We just accumulated lots, obviously. lol!