Since late-January I’ve been making more of an effort to sell cards I do not want or need. I opened a store on Sportlots and I’ve been listing more things on eBay. My goal was to make my hobby more self-sustaining. The money I make on the cards would go back into cards I need for my collection. It’s worked pretty well for me. I’ve been able to fill in a lot of needs for my Bowman and Pro Debut sets; as well as fill in some of the void in my Athletics collection.
As the months have gone on, I’ve noticed that my sales have increased. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m only making upwards of $200-$300 a month with these sales, not $1,000s. I’m not going to quit my day job…yet. However, this did get me thinking, “What else can I do with these sales?” I mean, making money for my hobby is great, but I wanted to do more.
That’s when I decided that I would do some sales to support another of my projects, Carmen’s Angel Fund. Carmen’s birthday is in August, so I decided to donate money raised, after fees, from my card sales in August to Carmen’s Angel Fund. This money will go towards our team’s participation in the Sacramento WALK to End Hydrocephalus on September 26, 2020.
The WALK to End Hydrocephalus is the Hydrocephalus Association’s annual fundraiser to support research in finding a cure for Hydrocephalus and for their programs for people living with Hydrocephalus.
This is a cause that is important to me as my daughter, Carmen, passed away due to complications from Hydrocephalus in 2019. This is why my wife and I started Carmen’s Angel Fund. Our mission is to help raise funds for the Hydrocephalus Association and create awareness and education for this disorder.
I have been posting updates on Twitter this month regarding the running total for the money raised for this event. A complete report of the sales for August will be posted here next week.