2020: The Year in Flips

SDS

Short of SDS dropping 5 more Million-Stub event rewards, I've probably made all the money I'm going to for 2020. Here's my year-end analytics (as of 8 am CST 12/30/2020 AD):

Total Stubs Invested: 95,820,508
Gross Stubs Earned: 131.947.328
Net Stubs Earned: 22,938,437

Stubs Remaining: 3,195,074

Purchasable Cards I Don't Own (Yet):
Signature Verlander
Run It Back Aparicio (will earn for free)
Run It Back Spahn (will earn for free)

Non-Prestige Cards I Don't Own:
Longoria/Hoffman/Seaver/Ruth from Signature Teams (my goal for the next 3 months)
Yelich/Pearson/Gehrig from Extreme

Number of Buy Transactions (for flipping purposes): 9,825
Number of Sales Transactions: 16,632
Pages of Transactions: 2,571

Most Profitable Days:

  1. 12/22: 427,290
  2. 10/10: 342,613
  3. 11/24: 321,264

Most Profitable Cards:
1*. Live Trout: 524439 (pulling him 3 times and selling him isn't a true flip, but numbers are numbers.)
2. Prime Sandoval: 401,491
3. All-Star Cabrera: 396,859
4. Veteran Nen: 362,726
5. Future Star Pache: 338,806
6. Future Star Sanchez: 337,757
7. Awards Molina: 310,773
8. Postseason Bench: 294,804
9. Signature Snider: 293,835
10. Future Star Carlson: 285,974

Most Profitable Non-Players:

  1. Diamond Jordan Sponsorship: 103,190
  2. Ritual Well Kept Secret: 71,513
  3. Ritual Legend in a Cleat: 65,598
  4. Bat Posey28 Maple: 65,440
  5. Ritual The History of Topps: 64,031

Most Times Flipped:

  1. Shibe Park: 211
  2. Metrodome: 198
  3. Griffith: 193
  4. Sportsmans Park: 189
  5. The Ballpark in Arlington: 187
  6. Pro Player Stadium: 186
  7. Forbes: 185
  8. The Ted: 185
  9. Old Yankee: 194
  10. Crosley: 177
  11. Shea: 170
  12. All-Star Cabrera: 130
  13. Diamond Jordan Sponsorship: 123
  14. Ritual Well Kept Secret: 115
  15. Veteran Robb Nen: 101
  16. Ritual Glove Guardian: 99

Highest Average Per Flip (not including cards pulled/acquired for free)

  1. Postseason Edgar: 94,410
  2. All-Star Dwight Evans: 41,038
  3. Awards Manny Machado: 31,129
  4. Breakout Andrew Miller: 28,780

Best Flips of the Year (not including cards pulled/acquired for free):

  1. Postseason Edgar: 94,410
    2 Awards Machado: 61,217
  2. Finest Hader: 61,044
  3. All-Star Evans: 41.038
  4. Prospect Adell: 32,855

All 7 Flips that Ended Horribly:

  1. Topps Now Dickerson: (Bought 11,091, Sold 11,890, Loss of -390)
  2. Prospect Brendan Rodgers (Bought 6276, Sold 6580, Loss of -354)
  3. Topps Now Brad Miller (Bought 10201, Sold 10990, Loss of -310)
  4. Rookie Hershiser (Bought 1892, Sold 1888, Loss of -193)
  5. Pro Player Stadium (Bought 1269, Sold 1330, Loss of -72)
  6. Bat PS 27:1 Select Ash (Bought 2921, Sold 3190, Loss of -50)
  7. Glove MVP Select (Bought 553, Sold 590, Loss of -22)

Most Expensive Investments:

  1. 8/7 Awards Machado: 233,301 (Sold for 259.990 for a profit of 690(!))
  2. 8/20 Awards Machado: 199.774 (Sold for 289,990 for a profit of 61,217)
  3. 7/31 Awards Carter: 185670 (Sold for 235970 for a profit of 26,703)

Biggest Waste of a Flip:

  1. Prime Kemp (Bought 28780, Sold 31980, Profit of 2)
  2. FOTF Matt Williams (Bought 24,152, Sold 26840, Profit of 4)
  3. Players League Happ (Bought 12810 Sold 14240, Profit of 6)

Chime in with any other categories you'd like to know or add your own flipping tales of wonder/horror stories.

SDS

I just want to know how you keep track of this stuff?

SDS

I mean this in the best possible way. You're ******* insane for keeping track of all this stuff. I think I would go crazy trying to keep track of all of my own market activity, but it's super interesting to look at so thanks for sharing. I think what's most surprising to me is seeing all of those stadiums up there in the most times flipped. Were they really profitable earlier in the year?