The Lengths Some People Go To Make A Sale

I have seen a lot of funny things up for sale on eBay, but this auction beats them all.  This guy claims that he has a ton of valuable baseball cards for sale, in which you purchase for ONLY $1.00 and there are 5 cards per lot.  The title of the auction really gets your attention, “ALIMONY SALE >Ex Girlfriend/Wife sport card collection”.  When reading his description it gets even more interesting.  He says that there will be a Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps rookie card placed within one of the lots.  Thats funny, because Mantle’s rookie is from 1951 Bowman.  For a guy that claims to have owned a sports card store for 30+ years, I think he would know that.   The main auction image that appears in the search results displays a Mickey Mantle rookie card, but you can easily see the copyright date indicating that it’s  a reprint.  I highly doubt that he even has a Mickey Mantle card within that collection.   He says that this is the best way to sell his cards fast to payoff his wife.  I think he is trying to unload a bunch of common base cards he doesn’t want anymore.  He’s giving false hope to people.  Most likely if you purchase a lot, all you will receive is a handful of base cards not even worth a dollar.  Its not uncommon to see auctions like this popup, but this one really caught my eye.  Maybe this guy is telling the truth.  Perhaps sports cards are the reason couples breakup.  If so, its happening a lot.

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