Trade Updates

I’ll be tracking all of my progress here! The items marked available are items that can be traded for! Please feel free to reach out anytime with a trade request! is my email, and @tanmanbbfan is my twitter.

2/27/23 UPDATE! $3,000 + Ruth Keeper … LETS GOOO!

This has been by far my favorite step in the entire flip quest – check out the video for some major coolness 🙂

2/7/23 BIG UPDATE! $1,247 Cash + A BIG Collection

I could just type it out, but the video is so much more fun 🙂 This is all thanks to my friend Enrique. Check the video to see what happened …

Don’t forget to click the link at the end of the video to see the cards that are now available!

1/30/23 UPDATE

As mentioned below, I busted open the case to sell/trade by the box, and within a couple hours, they were all gone! Here’s how …

Josh Smith on Facebook bought a box, and had me break it live on facebook during the day, and mentioned there were 22 people watching. That was fun – I hadn’t done anything like that before, and may want to do some breaks in the future! Here’s a link to the break if anyone is interested in watching:

If you have read my book, you may recall that I used to sell packs of cards to kids for their lunch money in 7th grade. One of the kids ran into me at a card show perhaps a couple decades later. Jonathan Chang ended up coming to our church, and ultimately ended up being Atticus’s youth leader. He bought one too!

Then, Andre Dawson supercollector Dustin decided to go Hawk hunting, and bought up the rest of the boxes! (Good luck, Dustin!!!)

So now, I am armed with the flexibility of cash to buy something to flip, and get back on the trading train.

Here is where we are currently:

$1,205 cash (I factored in some shipping costs from previous deals)
Tier One Soto SGC 10/10 silver ink auto #/10
$30 or so worth of misc cards


Operation T206 Wagner is alive and well!

I put the case up for trade, but didn’t find anything too terribly interesting. Combined with all kinds of work issues, this has been sitting, doing nothing.

So, I busted the case! I’ve decided I’m going to take this to the next level, and offer them for sale as well as trade.

The money made from these will go directly to the flip quest, by way of buying a card/cards/collection. This is where it gets super exciting for me 🙂

I’m open to trading as well, of course! Make me a trade offer on 1 box or all 12. Preferably cards, but I’m open to anything.

For selling, the last handful have sold at $109-$128ish each. I’ll sell each at $125 shipped if anyone is interested!

I also have the Soto as well, and would probably value it in the $400-500 range – let’s make a deal!


2021 Topps Tier One Juan Soto Silver Ink on card Auto #/10 SGC 10/10! – AVAILABLE

I can still hear Joe Buck saying “Can you only believe Soto is only 21 years old?!” from the World Series a few years back, LOL! Some friends and I (shout out to Chang and Aaron!) at church were laughing about that this past Sunday.

So anyway, Chris Dietrich of Capital City Sports Cards (visit them here!) sent me this gorgeous Soto in exchange for the two Mantles, and I’ve gotta say – it is looking super fly in an SGC 10/10 Tuxedo!

But that’s not the only thing he sent. Let’s zoom the camera out to see what the Soto is sitting on, shall we?

2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Sealed 12 box hobby case – Available

So, I have a real dilemma here, guys! I would love to hear what you think. Here are my options:

  • Trade the case as-is (they sell for around $1,000)
  • Bust the case and trade the sealed boxes (they seem to sell in the $110-125 range each)
  • Rip the entire case LIVE and then trade the contents
  • Trade away either team or randomized spots and rip live – based on breaks that have sold on eBay, it looks like the total value of doing this would be in the $2,500 range.

It would probably be easiest to trade the case as-is, but most financially beneficial (and safe) to trade by breaks – just a lot of work…but fun work! Part of me wants to rip it, though – high risk / high reward. I could walk away with a LOT of money worth of cards OR walk away with $300 worth of cards + the Soto.

What are your thoughts? Let me know, and feel free to offer up a trade!

So here’s where we are at:
2021 Topps Tier One Juan Soto #/10 SGC 10/10 Silver Ink Auto
2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Sealed Hobby 12 box case
Various misc. football and basketball cards shown below

Let’s make a deal!

Here’s a video explaining everything, and also shows the customs I’ve done for Chris and Trevor!

1/9/23 UPDATE

Hey guys! I know you all are curious to see where I am at. The Mantles are traded, but won’t have time to update what I got until tonight or tomorrow. Really pumped!

In the meantime, Chris Cody, the fella who started us off in the first trade, gifted me these cards to add into the flip quest! Here is a note he sent along as well.

Chris, that means a ton to me – thank you very much!

I value them at around $30 total if anyone wants to offer up a trade for the bunch! Here they are. It looks like the DeRozan is the star of the show here in these. Shoot some trade offers up!


1/3/23 – Trade #4 TRADED

1959 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 4

1961 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 4

I received a number of offers on the boxes, but this Mantle offer from Nash Elms was too good to pass up! I phoned a friend to make sure he thought it was solid (Thanks, Andy Geller!) and he agreed. So now, I have a pair of Mantles available – who wants to do a swap? 🙂

1/3/23 – Third Trade! TRADED

2020 Topps UK Hobby Box
2021 Topps Japan Edition Hobby Box
2022 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box
2022 Topps Update Hobby Box
2022 Topps Update Chrome Hobby Box
2022 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Hobby Lite Box
2022 Bowman 1st Edition Hobby Box

Billy Moreau reached out to me on Facebook and offered up this gem of a trade! He wanted an Ohtani auto, and as a breaker, he had a nice little stash of wax to offer.

These pictures below are stock photos, as I only have pics of them in a grouping, and thought they displayed better this way to get them up on the website quickly. All are available!

And by the way, to find Billy, he’s Boston Breaks, breaking on Grungate Breaks on Facebook, crypticfreaksc1 on twitter, and also on Bob’s Card Market on Discord. Check him out!

Thank you, Billy! As with most wax, seeing the beautiful colors of the boxes, and the mysteries inside of them give me chills 🙂

Shohei Ohtani Topps Museum Archival Autographs Autograph
1/1/23 Second Trade – TRADED

Trevor Sigman reached out to me and gave me a choice of a Wander Franco auto, or a Shohei Ohtani auto in exchange for the Walker RPA & a custom of his dog. Needless to say, I was absolutely floored – WOW! I picked the Ohtani. Here it is!

Kenneth Walker III RPA – Traded
1/1/23 – First Trade!

Chris Cody reached out to me offering to trade my ’87 Topps Jose Canseco along with a custom card of his daughter for this, a Kenneth Walker III RPA! Sales data is at around $90, plus he said he would be sending a bunch of other goodies. Stay tuned, as I’ll be posting those as well!