38 Million Cards? Read on...

Discussion in 'Card Chat' started by ranbethscards, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Saw this story about Burbank Sports Cards posted on FaceBook... truly an amazing story...

    http://bit.ly/1dxcW9H


    .
    IQless1 likes this.
  2. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    That would be me, if I had tons of $$$.

    Seriously, that's the same business model I'd use. He's executed it well, btw.
    ranbethscards likes this.
  3. cinderr

    cinderr Member

    This is hard to fathom! First to be so hooked on the sports cards business and then to grow it into a multi million dollar business! Astounding! How can he enjoy them, in those numbers or has it turned out to be the accumulation process that has him hooked? It's obviously his passion, good for him!
  4. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    Yeah well, he may have 38 million cards, but he only has a mere 1.8 million unique cards...meaning he has tons of doubles...literally, he has tons of doubles lol
  5. thajayz

    thajayz Member

    Thanks for posting that article. It certainly made me smile. I wonder how much he actually spent to acquire 38 million cards and if he will turn a profit on that investment before he dies. I respect his devotion to the hobby. I wonder how many of these cards are from the eras preceding the dark decades of the 80's-present.
  6. Asport

    Asport New Member

    I do not know how anybody would be able to keep all those cards straight, and who in the world took the time to count all of them? It would be interesting to see some of the older cards that he has, and I think it shows his compassion for card collecting.
  7. sillylucy

    sillylucy Member

    I recently ordered from them on Amazon. They ship out so fast. I got my order the next day. They are on top of it. I don't know how they do it. So many cards and so fast!
  8. thajayz

    thajayz Member

    He has to have a nice staff that helps him keep it all straight and properly counted. It has to be his full time job and his only hobby. How could he have time for anything else? I'm surprised this is the first that I've heard of this guy. It's quite the story.

Share This Page