Friday, August 26, 2011

Sales pitch

Hello, Night Owl here.

How many times have you gone to your local collectibles shop and watched the owner chat up the cute, teenage, mall walkers while you stood there, money in your hand, unattended?

Plenty, right? Put on a belly shirt and some lip gloss and maybe you'll get some action, but until then, you're just a loser with cash.

Or how about this? You're at one of those anonymous big box stores. If you can find the cards at all, they're in a jumbled mess, mixed with pictures of fire-breathing dragons and stickers of New York City! What are those all about? They never have what you're looking for! Who wants 2010 Topps Series 2?

Or this? You're cruising your favorite online card store. They have loads of great product. Inventory through the roof. But it's so mundane and disconnected! You get the cards safe and sound, but who is shipping them to you? A guy in China trying to rob you of your identity? Ha, ha! Kidding! But the internet is so cold.

What can you do?

Well, have I got a solution for you.

Community Gum, Inc.. -- the card blog you know and love -- is now selling cards, which you also know and love!

They're just getting off the ground, but the results so far are awesome.

Look! It's so easy, even I can do it!

I ordered a 2011 Bowman Platinum Dee Gordon card from Jon and Andy on Sunday and received it on Wednesday!

Now that's fast, efficient service!

But, wait! There's more!

I also received this xrefractor of Dee Gordon, too!

That's two, TWO shiny versions of the Dodgers' shortstop of the future in one, direct-to-my-abode package!


Now I know what you're saying: "Ho, ho! How much did these cost you, big-spending Night Owl? I'm not made out of benjamins, you know!"

Fair question. You have mouths to feed. But they really weren't that much money at all. In fact, all I paid was:

$2.50 shipped!!!!

That's right, $2.50. That's VALUE!

Now, tell me how much did you pay for that Bowman Platinum rack pack full of Mariners, Angels and unknowns at the big box store?

Feeling a little gloomy now, son, aren't you?

But Community Gum, Inc., can brighten your mood! With cards!

It's fast! It's fun! It's friendly!

All right, I know what you're saying again:

"Sure, Night Owl, it's easy for you. You're a blogger. You know these guys. You have the inside scoop. You've got the password. I'm just a single slob in my parents' basement."

And that's where you're wrong! They'll take a single slob's money just as quickly as they will for any highly paid blogger! You don't even have to wear a belly shirt and lip gloss!

So why don't you give Community Gum, Inc. a try?! Do it today!

Tell them, Night Owl sent you.

And, no, there's nothing in it for me.

Any views or opinions presented in this post are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Night Owl Cards Co. or its associates. Any rebroadcast, retransmission or account of this post without the express written consent of Night Owl Cards is prohibited except when a fake disclaimer like this appears at the bottom of the post. Also, I really have no idea how many cards Community Gum has in stock, but I do know that they have 2011 Allen & Ginter boxes for purchase. In closing, thanks to Community Gum for the easy post on yet another busy day. Happy collecting!


  1. I don't think a shop owner would want to see any of us in belly shirts. :)

  2. Lolol not at all Matt.

    And I forgot about how awkward the mall collectibles stores were back in the day. I actually knew a girl who loved hockey (and new england sports in general) that hung out with us at the mall shop a bit and made buying cards less weird. But she's long gone...last time I hit up a mall collectibles store the prices were gouged sky high and the general feel of the store was awkward/horrible.

  3. Maybe if we wore belly shirts, they would serve us quickly or give us free cards just to get us out of their store!

  4. That's a solid sales pitch right there.

  5. You're hired!

    And, let me add that, as an official representative of the aforementioned (and legally incorporated) establishment that, at Community Gum, Inc., we go above and beyond to make sure that every order contains at least the amount of value in cards that were ordered at the agreed-upon price plus shipping! With that kind of logic, why would you hesitate?!

    Also, Jon and I always (ALWAYS) fill orders whilst wearing belly shirts. Hilarious belly-shirted box break to come.