The Numbers: February 12-18, 2023
Today is a rare cold day in the Northeast, and I’m planning on spending the majority of the day inside listing. I have my monthly auctions ending tomorrow and Monday, and already have over $700 worth of items with bids, so this batch will be a success even if I receive no last-minute bids. 3 of my 26 sales last week were outside of my usual trading cards — a $23 obscure CD, a $21 Willie Mays Easton Press autobiography, a $24 Brett Favre etched crystal. Plus I sold two 10 card lots of players from the same team — listings that I can create over and over again for minimal investment beyond time. On the next cold or rainy day, I plan on having a nice marathon creating these lot listings.
My store is changing rapidly, and it’s a lot of fun when it’s going well like this. Maybe March will be very slow, but I’m hopeful a big listing weekend will keep the sales coming even though my store is teeny-tiny now.
2/12/2023 to 2/18/2023
Total items in store: 270 BIN/BO, 400 auction, 670 total
Items sold: 26 (7 via best offer, 4 via seller initiated offer, 9 via promoted listings)
Gross sales: $1600.91 (down 45% from one year ago)
Net sales: $1125.73 (down 43% from one year ago)
Average sales price: $61.57 (up 11% from one year ago)
Highest price sold (net): $258.41— Justin Herbert 2021 Panini Select cosmic prizm card
My second $200+ sale from my 4 card cosmic prizm pack in two weeks! It will also be my last as the other two cards were much less valuable and the cosmic prizm packs sold out within about 20 minutes of their release. Still a nice profit on a pack that cost me the equivalent of about $75.
Lowest price sold (net): $12.19— Jake Daubert 2012 National Treasures bat card ##/99
Jake Daubert played pro baseball so long ago that his primary team was based in Brooklyn…but not the Dodgers, the Superbas. I bought this card on the consignment site I use COMC using credit I’ve earned from sales on that platform, then had it shipped to me (along with many other cards) to sell on eBay. I receive a package from COMC every few weeks and I ship them one every few weeks with all of my new purchases. It’s a beautiful pipeline. Old time players autograph and memorabilia cards are often a quick and consistent seller since there is a finite limit to how many can be manufactured, unlike more contemporary players where the production numbers can get very high.