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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2013, 05:27:28 PM »
I've had this full set of 1989 NBA Hoops cards since I was a kid. Like this, for example:


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« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2013, 05:12:47 AM »
I liked Hoops as a kid. Mostly for their affordability.

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« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2013, 08:03:01 AM »
Guy I know just stopped by my office with three binders of baseball cards for appraisal.

He had three oversized cards worth in the 5-10 dollar range. The entire collection outside of those were late 80s/early 90s cards and anything even remotely interesting was damaged.

Poor guy was heart broken. I told him the same advice I've been giving, "Donate them to a children's charity of some sort and take a 1 cent per card tax deduction."

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« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2013, 03:20:17 AM »
It is sad seeing people think that their cards from the 80's and 90's are worth anything. I had a friend with a ton of cards from that era, he bought a becket and started pricing them out. He thought he was doing good by the fact that so many cards were worth $.25-$.50. Thinking that quantity meant something in this case. I had to break it to him that it didn't matter and he wouldn't get a fraction of what the book said they were worth. No one wants you Jim Abbot and Jose Canseco Topps cards.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 28, 2013, 03:28:33 AM »
A friend gave me an Alex Rodriguez minor league card for my b-day a while ago. No idea where it is.

I have a Kobe and Allen Iverson too. I think I know where they are.

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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2013, 04:12:21 PM »
Question for the more experienced collectors, what has been your luck with redemption cards? I got my first one ever, a 2012 Bowman Platinum auto relic refractor of James Paxton (Mariners prospect), but I'm reading some horror stories over the ridiculous length of time it takes for Topps fulfill the redemptions.

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« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2013, 12:36:19 AM »
I can't recall doing a Topps Redemption recently.  I do remember a few years back, as a Celtics can I bought a redemption on eBay for a dual signed rookie Glen Davis/Gabe Pruitt.  By the time they responded, they ran out of the card I specifically got the redemption for and sent me a Sheldon Williams jersey/auto.  Not sure if at that time in those player's careers they considered it an upgrade.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2013, 11:24:04 AM »
In my not really well thought out return to baseball card collecting I had resisted the premium products as I just look at them as very expensive lottery tickets. But to date I really haven't had very many major pulls, that Elvis Andrus card I posted had been the best to date which I sold for $60. Not that I in anyway had delusions of making money on baseball cards it still would be nice to get something worthwhile. So I finally gave in and bought a box of 2013 Topps Museum Collection which comes in at over $200 for just 20 cards and to my pleasant surprise this box paid off. Here were the two big pulls, both Rangers players again.



Nolan Ryan Red Parallel 1/1

Ryan cards are always in demand and I saw the Ripken red parallel went for $220 so I'm guessing this is worth close to that.



Yu Darvish Auto Relic Patch Card 5/10

Wow this is a great fucking card. These are going anywhere from $400 to $600 $425.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2013, 11:37:08 AM »
Damn I don't know shit about baseball and even I know that was a killer box.


Last box I bought was a 2013 score that had a 1/1 Jon Dwyer and a Montee Ball auto to 25...at least I think it was 25.


Edit:  Where are you seeing $600 for that Yu card?   Everything I'm seeing on ebay is in the $425-$400 range

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« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2013, 11:49:14 AM »
The lowest selling price was $402 and the other two that sold were at best offer accepted so can't be sure for what they sold for. Looking at at it again more likely they sold for under $500.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #60 on: June 21, 2013, 11:51:29 AM »
replace .com with .fr to see how much the best offers sold for.   Used to be able to do it with .ca but they're slowly removing it from all regions

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #61 on: June 21, 2013, 12:21:45 PM »
I was able to pull it off of WatchCount.com and you were right, the other two sold for $410 and $425. Oh well still a very high value.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2013, 12:27:30 PM »
Yeah still a nasty card no doubt, considering I've been back in the collecting game for probably a year now and haven't pulled anything that sold for more than like $170

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2013, 01:49:35 PM »
What does it mean when something's a 1/1?  Just that it's the only type of card in a series?  Does the 5/10 mean that there are 9 other pieces of Darvish jersey out there, or that there are 9 other players who got the "we chopped up yo jersey" treatment that year?

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2013, 02:47:09 PM »
Yes a 1/1 means it's the only one of that type of card in existence.  In this case it's a 1/1 base parallel, meaning that this is what the normal card looks like



So Bored's is the only Nolan Ryan base card from museum collection in existence to have red borders instead of silver.


Meanwhile the Darvish /10 means there are 9 other Yu Darvish autographed cards with patch chunks inserted in them as well.   While they're technically all the same rarity, cards with better looking patches always sell for more than ones that are kinda plain looking.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #65 on: June 21, 2013, 03:52:12 PM »
I need to get into this business. Not collecting them, good god no. I mean making these shits. Rollie Fingers pubes in a lazered glass sphere or something. There are people in the world wiilling to pay three+ figures for something with negligible material costs.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #66 on: June 21, 2013, 04:01:52 PM »
I'll agree that parallels are totally ridiculous and it makes no sense why people pay extra money for a different color, but I'm more than happy to sell them to people on ebay.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #67 on: June 22, 2013, 12:59:13 AM »
Just ordered a 2012 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition Baseball Hobby Box on sale for $109.95 (DaCardWorld has it originally for $279 and BlowOutCards has it for $225 for comparison's sake).

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #68 on: June 22, 2013, 02:24:09 AM »
I'll agree that parallels are totally ridiculous and it makes no sense why people pay extra money for a different color, but I'm more than happy to sell them to people on ebay.

I actually don't mind parallels when they are rare like this but of course every set these days has about four or five parallel sets.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #69 on: June 26, 2013, 07:51:29 AM »
Just did my box break...

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #70 on: June 26, 2013, 08:19:07 AM »
The Felix/Lester/Shields is a good score.

I don't think Upper Deck could make those cards look any more bland though.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #71 on: June 26, 2013, 08:24:15 AM »
I think they look that way because Upper Deck basically has the rights to use NOTHING.  I could be wrong though.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #72 on: June 26, 2013, 09:11:06 AM »
Just ordered 1 2013 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Hobby Box from Blowout Cards for $198.95 (on sale from $224.99).  The 2012 version is for $270 by comparison.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 26, 2013, 12:22:26 PM »
I'm so tempted to pick up another box (or two) of Museum after those two killer pulls but deep down I know I should quit while I'm ahead.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2013, 07:12:12 AM »
Just broke my 2013 Topps Museum Collector's Box.  Overall, not bad.  Could have been a little better but also much worse.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 04, 2013, 07:42:51 AM »
Just ordered 4 boxes of 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Hobby Box for $150.80 thanks to Blowout Cards offering a $5 off coupon too for their July 4th Sale.  Comes out to an average of $37.70 per box (already on sale from its $59.99 list price).

I also like that a lot of the 1/1 are Hobby & HTA only (same for the entirety of the Autograph Relic Cards).

I've gotten "bigger" hits through DaCardWorld but more consistent hits through Blowout Cards thus far.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 10, 2013, 08:38:14 AM »
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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 10, 2013, 11:27:24 AM »
The Musial coin is a nice pull, they're going from about $20 to $30 on ebay.

The Darvish card from the Museum Collection box ended up selling for $406 and the Ryan card for $171. Of course by getting such great cards out of the box I've foolishly dove head first into the premium products buying four boxes of Bowman Inception, a box Topps Tribute WBC, and two boxes of the standard Topps Tribute that I'll be getting in the mail later this week. I don't have scans at the moment but just pulled an Addison Russell (A's top prospect) autograph printing plate from an Inception box. Other one on ebay sold for $250. Also got a Bubba Starling (Royals top prospect) redemption red parallel which should top $100. I'm selling any redemption I get now after the nightmares I've be read about Topps taking literally years to respond and replacing them with cards well below the value of the original redemption. Can't believe people are paying premium for them.

I also pre-ordered a 12 box case of Topps Chrome to try to take advantage of the ridiculous prices Yasiel Puig cards are selling for. Hopefully he stops running into walls.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2013, 12:46:21 PM »
I'm still planning on preordering a case of 2013 Topps Chrome FB at some point, but I'm still holding out hope for the price to drop before I put in for them.   Cheapest I'm finding online right now is $900, if anyone knows somewhere to preorder for cheaper let me know  (other than eBay.  preordering on eBay is a giant fucking gamble because by the time the product actually comes out, you're way past your window for opening claims if the other person screws you)

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #79 on: July 11, 2013, 05:12:49 AM »
My brother bought one of those $10 boxes of regular 2012 Topps football half off at Walmart.  Pulled a /46 Joe Montana Super Bowl MVP etching that should go for $50-60. 

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« Reply #80 on: August 19, 2013, 08:08:07 PM »
So I finally went in and ordered a case of Chrome.  I used my fanduel winnings from the other night, so the case only ended up costing me like $275.   I'm pretty good with that price alright.   Haven't really busted anything lately.  Anyone else been buying cards?

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2013, 06:28:49 AM »
Kind of stopped for a while in an effort to save up some $$ for other personal needs that trump card collecting.

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« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2013, 01:01:05 PM »
I also have put a stop to the binge buying I did for a couple of months there. I still though have the Topps Chrome baseball case that I pre-ordered coming next month so we'll see once I get that if I fall off the wagon again.

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« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2013, 01:04:20 PM »
I haven't collected cards since I was a little little kid (and don't have anything from that time, not that I had anything amazing to start with), and was looking at buying a hobby box of Topps Series 2 and seeing what I pull and if I can make any sort of profit. I doubt I would actually *collect* anything, but I guess it would all depend on what I got. I'm currently on the fence about it.
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« Reply #84 on: August 20, 2013, 01:23:26 PM »
You're highly unlikely to make a profit unless you pull a rare insert card in the box as base cards pretty much sell for nothing, even rookies. But you can get a Topps Series 2 hobby box for around $40 so even if you pull nothing of note you're not exactly out a huge amount of money. But just a warning from someone who hadn't collected for over 15 years until this year, it can become very addicting.

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« Reply #85 on: August 20, 2013, 01:43:21 PM »
You're highly unlikely to make a profit unless you pull a rare insert card in the box as base cards pretty much sell for nothing, even rookies. But you can get a Topps Series 2 hobby box for around $40 so even if you pull nothing of note you're not exactly out a huge amount of money. But just a warning from someone who hadn't collected for over 15 years until this year, it can become very addicting.

Yeah, I was looking at not spending a great deal, like less than a hundred tops. Of course, I do worry a little about the addiction part, but I already collect one thing (Disney Vinylmations) and I'm not about to add anything else major. My 'back up reasoning' is 'oh, if I have a kid someday, maybe it'll be cool to have something that they can collect too'.  Still, I don't see me even buying a box until late next month unless my finances take a hefty uptick.
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« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2013, 08:07:49 AM »
I also pre-ordered a 12 box case of Topps Chrome to try to take advantage of the ridiculous prices Yasiel Puig cards are selling for. Hopefully he stops running into walls.

I'm still planning on preordering a case of 2013 Topps Chrome FB at some point, but I'm still holding out hope for the price to drop before I put in for them.   Cheapest I'm finding online right now is $900, if anyone knows somewhere to preorder for cheaper let me know  (other than eBay.  preordering on eBay is a giant fucking gamble because by the time the product actually comes out, you're way past your window for opening claims if the other person screws you)

And that's what happened to me.  :'( Product was released three weeks ago but never received it. Seemed like a reputable seller but in the past month it looks like the guy just disappeared based on his reviews. I'm out $685.

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« Reply #87 on: October 12, 2013, 08:28:07 AM »
I wonder what kind of legal grounds you have to take this to a non paypal option.   He took your money and didn't deliver the promised product.  That's still theft no matter what.

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« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2013, 01:11:14 PM »
I don't think so and small claims court isn't an option either since he's out of state. I'm screwed. A fitting end to my return to card collecting. Never should have gotten back into it in the first place.

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« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2013, 02:27:22 PM »
You paid via paypal right?

Paypay should tell you his address.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #90 on: October 16, 2013, 03:53:35 AM »
I'm really debating picking up a box of the new NBA Hoopa cards that come out next week.  The hobby box is ten packs of 50.  I want to get all the rookies at least for autographing at games this year but I feel like I am better off just trying to but sets than dropping $100 on that box.  Especially because I wasn't too enthused with most of my autograph pulls last year anyway.
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« Reply #91 on: February 13, 2014, 09:15:57 AM »
Bumping up this thread for the first time in a while because I bought a box of Museum Collection football that just came out yesterday, and got it for only $80 due to the card shop owner losing a super bowl bet with me, and pulled a Joe Montana autograph numbered to 25 out of it.  So...I'd say I got my money's worth.

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« Reply #92 on: February 14, 2014, 04:46:10 AM »
February grading special @ BGS is $7/card for football cards, 45 day service level. You still have to pay the $2 auto fee though. I had a bunch of cards ready to go for a group sub last month and had to back out b/c of my wife getting emergency hospitalized, but I might be able to jump on this before the end of the month. I have a bunch of low #'d cards that aren't autographed that would do good in some holders.

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« Reply #93 on: February 15, 2014, 04:33:55 AM »
Disappointed in my last few breaks, I've really calmed down.  I bought some onsie twosies recently for potential autographs but nothing too exciting.

Pinnacle basketball set seems pretty solid, bought a few team sets and lesser recognized rookies off a seller on eBay.

Saw the 2014 Topps baseball at the Dbacks event last weekend.  Seem nice enough but I will probably wait until sellers start trying to unload complete sets in Spring Training for $20 or less, if I even bother.
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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #95 on: May 04, 2014, 03:54:59 AM »
I always like those letter patch autographs like your Moore.  I've never seen a patch like the Colston one, purely the Reebok patch.  Wasn't sure they would do the "sponsor" like that but it is actually pretty cool.  Makes me wonder if it brings extra "value" to the card.

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« Reply #96 on: May 04, 2014, 04:37:25 AM »
I remember a buddy of mine pulling a Ray Bourque game used jersey out of the first year that Upper Deck did the jersey cards. Odds were 1:2,500. In just a couple of years they stopped making that a special card cause they were everywhere

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« Reply #97 on: June 02, 2014, 06:02:27 AM »
Being called in to appraise a collection, heading there in about 2 hours. I'm always apprehensive about this because people read the internet and think they're sitting on a goldmine just like them people on the yahoo/msn/cnn article and when I get there it's always 1989 Donruss type stuff.

This time I'm cautiously optimistic. The person making the request is late 40s and her dad died when I was a kid (friend of my father). If it's her dad's collection there could be some cool stuff from the 50s or 60s. I'll try and take pictures with my phone.

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« Reply #98 on: June 02, 2014, 06:49:10 AM »
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« Reply #99 on: June 02, 2014, 08:35:33 AM »
Just ordered a Box of 2014 Upper Deck Football Hobby for $104.95 with 2x 2012 Panini Absolute Football Retail Pack.  Went with DaCardWorld as I've gotten higher end hits from them more so than Blowout Cards.