Estate Sale Confidential

Early Estate Sale Confidential Gold

After a holiday hiatus, we’re back on track here at Cribbageland; interviews are again underway, as well as drafting, drafting, drafting.

For most of us, writing and blogging is a lonely business. That’s why on Saturday I’m joining fellow writer, blogger, and baseball fanatic Peter Schilling, Jr., for one of his favorite activities: estate sale-ing (hey, we both blog about activities that people really want to know about). Come Saturday morning, we venture in search of pre-owned booty! He’s going to bring me up to speed on the four types of estate sales (the Digger, the Shoeless, the In-Between, and the Poser) and show me first-hand the competitive world of second-hand goods. We’ll be on the lookout for the bold and bizarre, the overlooked and under-cherished. From old books (WPA Guide to Minnesota) to tarot cards, incandescent crosses to bullshit grinders, you never know what you’ll find.


Mike and the Mt. Holly Cribbage Board, won by Peter soon after.

We might even be joined by Cribbageland celebrity Mr. Mike Haeg, the Mayor of Mt. Holly, Minnesota, and world record holder for the largest cribbage board. Mike contributed a Mt. Holly cribbage board to last summer’s Cribbage in the Field event at the Walker Art Center, and it was none other than Peter who won that crimson beauty.

I’m looking forward to a morning of estate sale-ing. What’s your favorite estate sale find?


Peter Schilling, Jr. is a freelance writer, Minnesota Twins blogger, and author of The End of Baseball, which the New York Post deemed “required reading” for baseball nuts everywhere. Be sure to also check out The Bug Blog for more Estate Sale Confidential.

Mike Haeg is Mayor and Chief Creative Badass of Mt. Holly, Minnesota.