The NFL regular season is coming to a close and it’s definitely been an exciting one. A ton of great plays, exciting new players, and definitely a lot of intrigue as we make our way into the playoffs.
As I write this, only the Arizona Cardinals have punched their ticket into the NFL playoffs but there should be several teams joining their ranks after the dust settles during these weeks games.
But this isn’t a post about playoff seeding or who’s team is better, you can go to ESPN for that. Although I will say one thing…GO PACKERS!!
No, this post is about how eBay sellers (that’s you and me) can take advantage of this special time of the year where fan frenzy is at an all-time high and so is their willingness to open their wallets in support of their favorite teams!
“Just Win, Baby”
This quote by the late Al Davis, former owner of the Oakland Raiders, sums up my selling strategy for this time of year. Basically, who’s winning right now.
Pretty simple, right?!
Now, in the beginning of the year, it’s a different story. Everybody starts the season 0-0 (undefeated) so naturally there’s a lot of excitement and optimism. In the beginning, EVERY team is worth selling on eBay.
That changes as the season progresses, however, and week after week after week of losing can dampen the spirits of even the most die-hard fan and you can see the sales of these teams run dry.
So stick with the winners and here’s a good list of teams to focus on down the home stretch:
- Arizona Cardinals
- Seattle Seahawks
- Denver Broncos
- New England Patriots
- Green Bay Packers
- Detroit Lions
- Dallas Cowboys
- Indianapolis Colts
- Pittsburgh Steelers
The Dallas Cowboys gear have been a great seller for me over the past few weeks. For starters, their merchandise generally sells well on eBay (they are “America’s Team” after all) plus they’re playing really well right now so you there’s a ton of excitement for this team.
Here’s some recent Dallas Cowboys sales:
Sold for $39.99
Sold for $59.99
Even Denver Broncos fans are starting to get in on the action. This vintage sweater still had the tags attached so I had a feeling it would sell for a good price!
Sold for $59.99
College football is also generating a lot of buzz this year, so it’s also worth keeping an eye on several NCAA teams during the holiday season.
After years of debate, college football finally decided to convert to a playoff format to decide a national champion. This is the very first year so there’s going to be a lot eyes on the following four teams as they play for the championship on New Year’s Day:
- Alabama Crimson Tide
- Oregon Ducks
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- Florida State Seminoles
Here’s a Florida St. hoodie that I recently sold for $39.99:
Football Fan Not Required
If you’re already a fan, great. But if you’re not, that’s fine also and it doesn’t mean that you can’t get in on some of the action on eBay.
There’s already a ton of sales being made and it’s only the beginning. As the playoffs get closer and closer, you’ll start to notice that sales become easier and easier to make for these select teams.
So it’s not too late. If you see these teams at your local thrift store, snatch them up. In fact, get as much as you possibly can!
Then simply sit back and let the fans do the rest!
Good luck at the thrift stores and GO PACKERS!!