Halloween is a week away. While candy is the traditional thing to hand out to trick-or-treaters, Joe Shlabotnik of The Shlabotnik Report suggests that the holiday is a good way of clearing out unwanted baseball cards that you might have accumulated during the year.
I take several hundred unwanted and generally recent cards – usually doubles from busting packs – break them down into small stacks, wrap each stack in clingy food wrap (he said, avoiding the brand name), and put them in our Halloween bowl along with the usual candy.
We make sure that we tell the kids that they can take both cards and candy, because some of them are too quiet or polite to take more than one thing.
It wouldn’t work well for me this year – with Halloween falling on a weekday, I’m not likely to see many trick-or-treaters. Except for that little problem, it might be a good way to get rid of unwanted Yankees cards. 🙂
So, has anyone else handed out trading cards at Halloween – either in addition to or in place of candy? How well did it work?