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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #150 on: April 03, 2015, 09:50:24 AM »
Picked up 2 boxes of 2012 Panini Signature Series Baseball Hobby Box at Blowout Cards for $95.50 (saved $5 off with coupon code).

Boxes were on sale for $47.95 from a list price of $120.00, quite the deal.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #151 on: April 08, 2015, 09:35:07 AM »
Picked up 2 boxes of 2012 Panini Signature Series Baseball Hobby Box at Blowout Cards for $95.50 (saved $5 off with coupon code).

Boxes were on sale for $47.95 from a list price of $120.00, quite the deal.

Did my break, all cards __/299
- Welington Castillo: Put up a .746 and .686 OPS in 2013 & 2014
- Joe Benson: Has bounced around teams and AAA
- Drew Smyly: Went 9-10 between Detroit & Tampa Bay last year.
- Chris Schwiden: Has bounced around teams and AAA
- Yoenis Cespedes: Put up a .751 OPS between Oakland and Boston last year.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #152 on: April 08, 2015, 09:41:57 AM »
I got into a group break of Exquisite Football today, got completely shut out.

Edit:  Turns out I did get a card that I missed, an auto of Arthur Lynch.    ...Eh, it's better than nothing I guess.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #153 on: April 08, 2015, 03:32:30 PM »
The problem with the white sox binder is that Frank Thomas cards were pulled out a long time ago into a separate binder since he's my favorite all time baseball player.
Hmmm, if there was anyway you could sneak in even *ONE* Frank regardless of condition, I will probably bite. I thought you had messaged me back about this and forgot about it but that may have been a board dream going on my inbox...

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #154 on: April 08, 2015, 09:02:30 PM »
You know what? I have enough duplicates that I can make this happen. Give me about 36 hours and I'll PM you once I"m home, settled, not fussing with my landlord/visiting my sister who's in town/tending to husbandly duties I've been neglecting the last 72 hours.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #155 on: April 18, 2015, 01:51:57 PM »
Picked up at BlowoutCards (with free shipping!) for $205.54

2013 Topps Museum Collection Football Hobby Box for $142.77
2014/2015 Panini Totally Certified Basketball Hobby Box for $66.77

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #156 on: April 18, 2015, 02:12:20 PM »
entering that community chest contest, eh?   I've been looking to determine if there's anything worthwhile for me to pick up for that promo.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #157 on: April 18, 2015, 11:00:28 PM »
entering that community chest contest, eh?   I've been looking to determine if there's anything worthwhile for me to pick up for that promo.

I rarely do the actual contests but I figured why not (plus your case break from the first page led me to try out the Panini Totally Certified Basketball hobby box).

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #158 on: April 19, 2015, 06:35:28 AM »
Well good luck, both in the contest and on your boxes

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #159 on: April 22, 2015, 10:34:31 AM »
Absolutely murdered that NFL Break and did really strong on the NBA one too... pics linked inside spoiler.

2013 TOPPS Museum Collection
- E.J. Manuel Jersey Autograph 1/1(!!!) My first ever 1/1 pull!
- Drew Brees Dual Pro Bowl Jersey 24/25
- Montee Ball RC Autograph 15/50
- Matt Barkley RC Jersey 23/75
- Troy Aikman 93/99
- Trent Richardson 73/99
- Joe Montana Canvas Collection

2014-2015 PANINI Totally Certified
- C.J. McCollum 33/49
- James Ennis RC Autograph 26/99
- Julius Randle RC 30/135
- Karl Malone 40/149
- Dwight Howard Clear Cloth Jersey 85/199
- Adreian Payne Jersey 124/249
- Giannis Antetokounmpo 121/279
- Joe Johnson Clear Cloth Jersey 11/299

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #160 on: April 22, 2015, 10:45:50 AM »
Congrats on all your pulls.  I'm always partial to NBA, really dug the McCollum card.

I have been more aloof on cards this year than I have in a while but I placed an order today for the 2014-15 Hoops Hobby box.  It isn't a high dollar product but I usually do the set every year.  I know the box won't make a complete set but it has been a while since I did a box break but I always have a hard time buying the product that is like $90 for 20 cards.
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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #161 on: April 22, 2015, 11:39:53 AM »
NICE on the NFL break.  I'm jealous of that EJ 1/1.  I still have some faith in him, even if it isn't much.


I ordered 2 boxes of 14/15 Select and got them in today as well.  Hit a gold patch of Cory Jefferson /10, a gold base of Roy Hibbert /10, a Tye-Dye Patch of Kawhi Leonard /25 and a Black 1/1 base of Darren Collison.   The autos weren't anything special.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #162 on: April 22, 2015, 12:57:13 PM »
Awesome breaks!

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #163 on: April 29, 2015, 03:32:41 AM »
Got my Hoops box over the weekend and did a box break breakdown for the website:

http://culturecrossfire.com/sports/basketball/2014-15-nba-hoops-box-break/#.VUD1OyFVhBc
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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #164 on: April 29, 2015, 07:55:10 AM »
Was added to a Facebook group. You send your cards to a guy in Dallas and he walks them to BGS personally so you don't need to worry about FEDEX return shipping with BGS (it escalates quick) or the insurance prices they charge. And then you pay him after the fact.

$8 no auto/20 day
$9 auto/20 day

And he runs same day submissions also. And there's some deal he has where you can name your grade and if it doesn't meet that standard you only pay $2 instead of the grading cost (haven't investigated that deal further b/c its not something I'd want).

ANYWAY as always, offer stands if you guys want in, let me know.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #165 on: April 29, 2015, 09:09:29 AM »
I'll wait until I hear some of your results.  Doing any kind of transaction via facebook always strikes me as shady as hell.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2015, 11:29:47 AM »
Sounds good. He goes the 17th of every month and is friends with my normal bulk submitter. Normal person is tired of doing it so she added us all to a group. I should be able to send some before the next deadline and know something by June 17.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #167 on: May 05, 2015, 06:01:54 AM »
Ordered 1 box of 2014 Bowman Sterling Football Hobby Box, my first time ordering a Bowman product. Was on sale for $169.77 from $274.99.

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EVERY 6-PACK BOX DELIVERS:
- 4 Rookie Autograph Cards!
- 1 Rookie Autograph Relic Card!
- 1 Rookie Autograph PATCH Card!
- 6 Dual Relics OR Dual Patches [NEW]!
- 1 Jumbo Rookie Patch Box Topper OR 1 Autographed Purple Wave Refractor Box Topper [NEW]!

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 07, 2015, 08:42:53 AM »
Ordered 1 box of 2014 Bowman Sterling Football Hobby Box, my first time ordering a Bowman product. Was on sale for $169.77 from $274.99.

Pictures to come later but here's the actual break results. Another solid one.

19/25 Derek Carr Jumbo Jersey Patch
16/25 Autograph - C.J. Fiedorowicz
07/50 Base Rookie Card - Ahmad Dixon
69/75 Jersey Patch & Autograph - Jeremy Hill
15/75 Base Rookie Card - Kevin Norwood
36/99 Autograph - Eddie Lacy
56/99 Dual Jersey - Davante Adams
Jersey Patch & Autograph - Jeremy Hill
Dual Jersey - Khalil Mack
Dual Jersey - Jeremy Hill
Dual Jersey - Jadeveon Clowney
Dual Jersey - Terrance West
Dual Jersey - Ka'Deem Carey
Autograph - Aaron Donald
Autograph - Terrance West

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #169 on: May 07, 2015, 10:30:35 AM »
Some pictures for the above Bowman Sterling break... Spoiler tagged. Only included the 'cool' ones re: the autos or jerseys.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #170 on: May 08, 2015, 10:05:24 PM »
Those are some good looking cards, design wise.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #171 on: May 21, 2015, 08:04:17 AM »
Group sub my results:


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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #172 on: May 26, 2015, 07:34:42 PM »
I quit my monthly OPG subscription at Beckett about a year ago. I hardly buy baseball anymore as it is, and when I do buy baseball it's Frank Thomas singles or random 80s/90s stars I've been meaning to pick up. My football collecting is pretty much singularly Saints.

I used to defend price guides while a large segment of the hobby is pulling away from them (unless it works in their favor to make a sale). Sorting through cards the other day, though, pretty much solidified me thinking they are useless. There's a Frank Thomas single that I have 3 copies of. In 98 I was at Walmart and was looking at the rack of baseball cards and saw one of those "remix" packs where you can see the top card and the bottom card. It was $3.99 and there was a 1993 Frank Thomas Fleer Team Leaders card sitting on top. I got excited and bought the pack. When I got home and looked in my weekly Beckett it was worth $20, which for me at that time was high rolling. A week later I was at the same Walmart, in the same section, and they had another of the same card in one of those repacks. So I bought it for the girl I was dating (she also collected). When we broke up some how or another that card got mixed up with mine when I went get my shit from her place (she organized my whole collection to that point for me).

At some point I randomly picked up a third one, not for $20.

Last week when I was putting together a grading order I glanced through my 400 deep Frank Thomas collection and paused on those three cards. I checked COMC and just shook my head. There's a LOT of copies of that card and a good # of them can be had for less than $1. I don't know what the current OPG would even say what this card is. If I had to gander a guess, $2.50-$5.00 based on the upper end of the COMC listings. When I checked the graded population report there was only one graded copy, so even in the early days of BGS no one really considered this a card worth slabbing.

This card is just one example, but damn it's my example.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #173 on: June 21, 2015, 02:03:30 AM »
I'll wait until I hear some of your results.  Doing any kind of transaction via facebook always strikes me as shady as hell.
My first results with the Facebook group:

1.   1985 Garbage Pail Kids Blasted Billy 8b Checklist (altered/trimmed unable to be graded. I'm livid that someone took scissors to a work of art. Had this graded high enough I could have easily got $500+ for it)
2.   1987 Garbage Pail Kids Bobbi Booger Purple Variant 6.5
3.   2012 Crown Royale Rookie Pay dirt Nick Toon 9
4.   2003 Ultimate Collection Frank Thomas 64/75 8.5
5.   2012 Topps Five Star Jimmy Graham 080/139 8.5
6.   1998 Upper Deck Retrospectives Frank Thomas 8.5
7.   2011 National Treasures Century Jimmy Graham 10/25 8.5
8.   1984 Fleer Schedules Saints 8
9.   2007 Donruss Gridiron Gear Robert Meachem 13/50 9
10.   2012 Crown Royal Sunday Soldiers Materials Marques Colston 8.5
11.   2009 Exquisite Collection Marques Colston 77/80 8
12.   1999 UD Authentics Encore Mark Brunnell AU  9
13.   2002 Bowman Chrome Jeremy Shockey AU 9



Overall I'm disappointed in my cards all being 9 or lower. I honestly was in an almost tear filled rage over the altered card because I had both versions of that card last year in relatively high grades but had to sell it in the wake of raising money to pay our attorney to file bankruptcy. None of our stuff was actually able to sell for as high as we wanted and I had to let a LOT of sentimental childhood stuff go for way low. That was one. I was able to secure a new copy off of COMC.com in March and finally got it to BGS. I've calmed down though, it's just cardboard. And I'm only out around $30 total (getting the card for so low should have clued me in) and have contacted their CS to see if there's any recourse on the seller for listing altered items.

As far as everything grading 9 or lower, that's good in the sense that there's a LOT of conspiracy theorists in the hobby that think bulk submitters get unfairly high grades and this proves that there's no favoritism being exercised so you are getting treated fairly. As soon as the cards arrive I'll post scans.



EDIT: Registry won't let me add the Fleer schedule even though they graded it.

To cut me out as a middle man, if you post your email address (or PM it) I can add you to the group via email.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #174 on: June 24, 2015, 04:08:33 PM »
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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #175 on: July 11, 2015, 06:16:17 AM »
Snagged the following at Blowout Cards...

2014 Upper Deck Quantum Hobby Box for $98.95
2014 Panini Elite Hobby Box for $58.95
2x of 2014 Panini Totally Certified Hobby Box for $43.95 each

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #176 on: July 15, 2015, 07:40:42 AM »
Snagged the following at Blowout Cards...

2014 Upper Deck Quantum Hobby Box for $98.95
2014 Panini Elite Hobby Box for $58.95
2x of 2014 Panini Totally Certified Hobby Box for $43.95 each

And here are my pulls on my breaks. Nothing super spectacular but some solid stuff. I find that the panini totally certified tends to be my favorite of this batch both in design and quality of pulls.

panini elite Solid for the most part with a sweet snag in particular
15/30 Aspirations Blue - jake matthews
040/199 Status Rookie Auto - brandin cooks
066/199 Throwback Threads - elvis dumervil
191/199 Turn of the Century Green - kendall wright
082/299 New Breed Rookie Jersey - jarvis landry
026/499 Rookie - greg robinson
231/799 Rookie - bruce ellington
093/999 Rookie - davante adams
Passing the Torch Insert - tom brady & peyton manning flip side
Clarity Insert - marshawn lynch(!!!)

panini totally certified Some very solid stuff here
24/25 Red Backing Rookie - troy niklas
048/50 Rookie Roll Call Jersey - allen robinson
14/75 Rookie Auto Jersey - austin seferian-jenkins
001/100 Red Backing Rookie - odell beckham jr(!)
037/100 Clear Cloth - richard sherman(!!!)
094/100 Red Backing - brian hoyer
Auto Rookie - isaiah crowell & jake matthews
Certified Fabrics - matt ryan & daniel thomas

upper deck quantum Whiffed pretty hard IMO
03/25 Dual Signatures - ryan nassib & mike glennon (lolz)
08/25 Dual Signatures - marcus lattimore (lolz) & johnathan franklin
21/65 corey fuller
28/75 Jersey - montee ball
122/175 Rookie - charles sims
127/265 Signature Patch - tavarres king
212/265 Signature Patch - justin hunter

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #177 on: July 16, 2015, 03:56:14 AM »
Ordered 2004 & 2012 Upper Deck SPx Hobby Boxes for $159.95 and $92.95. Mainly hoping for the 2 SOUP QBs (or RIVAS) and Luck/RGIII/Tigger Wilson in the latter.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #178 on: July 16, 2015, 09:16:43 PM »
duuuuuuuddeeees I'm so fucking pissed offf right now.

I finally decided to follow up with Topps reference to a 2012 5 Star Jimmy Graham redemption auto. It seems ole Jimmy decided to leave New Orleans without signing his cards. I figured since he's no longer a Saints player, I'd ask Topps to replace it with something I collect, specifically current saints players so they don't try to hit me with an Aaron Brooks auto or some stupid shit like that. I was also trying to see about a redemption a friend had that wound up being already redeemed (idiot).

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Hello,

I have two issues to report:

1. I’m trying to punch in a redemption code for a 2013 UFC Knockouts auto card. Everytime I put the code into the appropriate blank, I get a runtime error. I need to be able to retrieve this. I’ve attempted 3 times with capital letters and twice with lower case letters.
2. I have a redemption for a 2012 Five Star Jimmy Graham auto card that is STILL pending. He no longer plays for my team.

Please advise what can be done for both issues.

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Thank you for contacting the Topps Consumer Relations regarding your redemption.

I apologize for the delayed response.

Please can you send an image of the redemption card that you are trying to enter, also your Jimmy Graham redemption card is still in process of getting signed.

If you would like to replace the Jimmy Graham redemption card please state that in your next email.

We hope this information is helpful to you. As always, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team (By phone: 1-800-489-9149, or by Email: support@topps.com) if you have any other questions, comments, or suggestions. A customer service representative will be available to answer your questions between the hours of 9:00am - 4:00pm (EST), Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
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Me:

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As far as replacing the Jimmy Graham goes, that would be fine as long as it is a current roster member for the saints. I paid a pretty good amount for the redemption but since he’s no longer on the squad, I’d prefer to have a current roster member auto (Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Garrett Grayson, Brandin Cooks, CJ Spiller, etc…). If Topps for whatever reason cannot fulfill the redemption with a Saints autograph I collect the following non Saints or non football related items that Topps handles:

Frank Thomas (1990-2009 career)
Garbage Pail Kids
Cal Ripken Jr.
Mariners Ken Griffey Jr.
Ravens Lardarius Webb
WWE Daniel Bryan
WWE CM Punk




My wife also collects Aaron Rodgers auto cards. At worst I can turn this into a gift for her.


And I have included scans of the UFC redemption. I did not pay for this, it was a gift and was given to me scratched. The giver of the gift says he does not remember if he scratched it or not (it came with a card he bought on the after market and he didn’t want it). There is a VERY STRONG possibility my friend is an egg head and gave me a gift that’s already been redeemed.

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Again, my biggest issue is the Jimmy Graham autograph redemption.

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Hi,

Unfortunately I have looked in our database and someone else has already redeemed the redemption card that you have.

Also you can not request any replacement card for your pending Jimmy Graham because it is a low value you card.

All low valued cards are randomly replaced with a card with the same current market value as the card that is being replaced.


Sincerely,
Tareek
Customer Service Representative

I start to get annoyed:
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I paid $75 on this card in 2012. That is not “low value” to me. I find it pretty questionable that Topps could consider the best Tight End in the NFC (and #2 in the whole NFL) as low value. Especially considering what Seattle gave up to get him. I just finished donating nearly 21,000 non Saints, Non Frank Thomas, Non Aaron Rodgers, and Non GPK cards to a children’s home to weed out stuff I don’t collect (and it seemed like a nice thing to do).

I would ask you to reconsider your policy of “low value.”

Thanks,

SFH

They sense my annoyance:

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I apologize for the inconvenience but I can reconsider our policy for you.

Your 2012 Five Star Five Star Signatures Base Auto of Jimmy Graham #FSS-JG is valued at $25 Beckett.

There is nothing we can do, it's either you wait for your redemption or get it replaced with a random card equal to its current market value.


Sincerely,
Tareek
Customer Service Representative

So  I turned into spurned love interest and take pictures of every complete Topps set I have in my sports room and key singles with this message:
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I apologize for not mentioning this sooner, but it was not a $25 book value when I bought it. I also apologize for the hurt I’m directing at Topps, but see things from my point of view. I’m a life long Topps fan and customer. And now I’m getting emails from TOPPS coming off like I’m being scolded for the company’s inability to fulfill redemptions. Maybe I should have started bombarding Topps with emails 30 days after no movement like some collectors seem to do, but no I gave you the benefit of
the doubt and was patient. And when I refer to myself as a life long Topps fan and customer, I’m not being superfluous. I’ll show you.
SFH

And they seem to have lost interest in engaging me:
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Hi,

Are you going to wait for your card or would you like to replace it?


Sincerely,
Tareek
Customer Service Representative

Like I want to be a dick and push it further but what's the point? It's clear I lost. And my friend that has a law degree has better things to worry about than to send threatening mail over a trading card. Even if he would do it "for the lulz."

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #179 on: July 17, 2015, 01:00:04 AM »
That sucks. The guy said he could give you a card of equal value but can't let you pick specific players/teams, which is fair enough (otherwise people would be asking for the elite stars all the time obviously).

Yeah, you paid $75 in 2012 but that was 3 years ago and you know as well as anybody that card values fluctuate. Not sure how yelling at the guy helps this situation at all.

I agree it royally blows but on the other hand, I'd have grown tired of dealing with you too since I'm sure that guy's hands were tied.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #180 on: July 17, 2015, 01:32:21 AM »
That does suck but I've been hit by that.  Being a basketball collector, there was a point I was buying cards of the young guys on my team.  During their rookie year, I paid a little extra to get a dual Big Baby Davis/Gabe Pruitt dual signed rookie, as I really wanted Big Baby. 

Without any notice until I received the card, they couldn't fulfill it and sent some random ass Shelden Williams autograph.  Since then I haven't really messed with the redemption ones unless I pull them myself.
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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #181 on: July 17, 2015, 01:34:22 AM »
The problem is redemptions as a whole.   It's complete bullshit that cards can go YEARS without being signed.  Who's to blame for that though, the player or the card companies?   More often than not, I'd be willing to bet it's the card companies putting the redemptions in without even talking to the players to make a deal, and assuming they'll be able to get them later.

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #182 on: July 17, 2015, 01:42:19 AM »
That's true.  I've heard stories on people giving the sticker sheets away for people to do for them because the card company doesn't monitor and doesn't give deadlines.
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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #183 on: July 20, 2015, 05:23:43 AM »
Ordered 2004 & 2012 Upper Deck SPx Hobby Boxes for $159.95 and $92.95. Mainly hoping for the 2 SOUP QBs (or RIVAS) and Luck/RGIII/Tigger Wilson in the latter.

Hit pretty well with both sets. Pics below are in spoilers at the end.

2004 Upper Deck SPX
Swatch Supremacy Rookie - Eli Manning(!)
Swatch Supremacy - Dante Hall
100/799 Johnnie Morant
1306/1499 Rookie Jersey & Autograph Ben Troupe
0236/1650 Bradlee Van Pelt
0237/1650 Tim Euhus
0532/1650 Tommie Harris

2012 Upper Deck SPX
026/225 Autograph - Greg Childs
135/299 Dual Jerseys - Coby Fleener & Dwayne Allen
139/399 Autograph & Jersey - Doug Martin
019/499 Jermaine Kearse
421/499 Melvin Ingram
065/750 Jayron Hosley
117/750 Brian Reader
581/750 Lavonte David
Autograph - Marvin McNutt

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Re: Sports Cards Hobby Thread
« Reply #184 on: July 20, 2015, 07:44:47 AM »
That sucks. The guy said he could give you a card of equal value but can't let you pick specific players/teams, which is fair enough (otherwise people would be asking for the elite stars all the time obviously).

Yeah, you paid $75 in 2012 but that was 3 years ago and you know as well as anybody that card values fluctuate. Not sure how yelling at the guy helps this situation at all.

I agree it royally blows but on the other hand, I'd have grown tired of dealing with you too since I'm sure that guy's hands were tied.
I don't disagree with you that I'm being tiresome. The purchase was made when Jimmy Graham was still on the Saints. Two full seasons have passed AND he's been traded since I put in the serial #. I *just* last month got rid of all of my extraneous cards that have no use to my collection. And now their solution is to saddle me with a card not in my list of things I collect. I could probably trade it, and I will, to get something relevant to what I collect. But I'm highly agitated that I have to go through all of that.

His hands are tied, you are correct, how unreasonable would it be for me to call Topps directly and go through the chain of command? It'd probably be a waste of time and I'd still have the same outcome. I probably wouldn't yell because I'm all talk and I'm easily duped by people talking professional to me.

As far as picking star players I gave him plenty out with "Current Saints roster members." They could stick me with Punter Thomas Morstead and I'd be happy.

Anyway, I appreciate you giving me a counter point to my rambling.

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« Reply #185 on: July 20, 2015, 07:56:27 AM »
I don't know if the card company would be one that bends over for customer satisfaction like other businesses.  They may try to pull random or tiered stuff still with no budging.

I remember when I was a kid, my parents bought me a pack of Fleer cards.  I got one of the top rookies at the time (okay, it was Shawn Bradley, but that was a big deal at the time, stop laughing).  That card, for some reason, was damaged in the pack.  My parents helped me write a letter to Fleer and they said "Sorry to hear, send us the damaged card and we will send you some random card from the same set".  Now, at the time, the Bradley card was the second or third most valuable card in the set, only behind his rookie peers Chris Webber for sure and maybe Penny Hardaway.  I wasn't going to send one of the cards that was over the price of a pack alone back when I would probably get a random ass common card instead, even if mine was damaged.

I feel like card companies haven't moved forward with their thinking.  I think it'd be great if they gave in and would love to hear you try but my guess is they will just wash their hands easy, claiming this isn't their fault which, in some ways it isn't, but I am sure Jimmy got paid for those cards he never signed, which is their fault.
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« Reply #186 on: July 20, 2015, 08:00:22 AM »
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« Reply #187 on: July 21, 2015, 10:37:15 AM »
Since this month I'm splurging a bit, picked up 2 Boxes of 2011 Upper Deck SPx Authentic and 1 Box of 2014 Topps Museum Collection.

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« Reply #188 on: July 24, 2015, 07:42:13 AM »
Since this month I'm splurging a bit, picked up 2 Boxes of 2011 Upper Deck SPx Authentic and 1 Box of 2014 Topps Museum Collection.

Absolutely killed this one! Warning, slight pic spam ahead.

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Rookie Auto Patch Cam Newton 210/299

Rookie Auto Patch DeMarco Murray 372/699


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Quad Patch 13/50: Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr, Reuben Randle, and Andre Williams

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29/50 Nick Foles

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« Reply #189 on: July 24, 2015, 01:20:01 PM »
Damn, those are two really nice boxes.   Congrats

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« Reply #190 on: July 24, 2015, 02:26:13 PM »
Congrats on those boxes.  That Cam is super nice, I like that a lot.

Do you keep all your breaks or do you sell some of the hits?
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« Reply #191 on: July 25, 2015, 03:26:21 AM »
Congrats on those boxes.  That Cam is super nice, I like that a lot.

Do you keep all your breaks or do you sell some of the hits?

I keep them for now as I'd rather hold onto them in case (as an example) Russell Wilson wins 4 SOUPS or Cam becomes Rodgers or something down the road rather than looking back and going, "what if?"

That and I've been card collecting since the early 90s so I like just looking at them from time to time.

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« Reply #192 on: July 25, 2015, 05:42:32 AM »
That's cool.  Exactly what I do, as I've never been able to part with anything.
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« Reply #193 on: July 25, 2015, 09:58:42 AM »
I used to collect everything back when I was younger, but with how expensive cards are now, I sell probably 80% of what I break to recoup some of the costs.  I mainly keep Bills cards and just other stuff I think is cool and/or may go up in value.

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« Reply #194 on: July 25, 2015, 11:17:24 AM »
Said I wouldn't go back to the flea market by my house again but I was out today and nothing better to do so I dropped in while passing. The actual proprietor of the card booth was there, not his grandson. I asked him first off if he dealt in 1980s Garbage Pail Kids and I had to explain to him what that was. He then lights up, "Oh yea I have a box of those at home for $500 Those are high dollar cards. I'll bring them next week for you." I asked if he had series 1 (that's the only box that makes sense at $500 and that'd be low balling it) and he said "yep!"

Then while I was there I started looking around the display cases at what was new (nothing really)...

"You know, if people would actually pay me the prices I ask I'd be a millionaire..." he wasn't being funny. He was dead serious. He shows me a "1 of 2" Wheaties box with a baseball player I can't place. Price? $1 million. I told him that if he sells it he's buying drinks, "ha ha ha" uncomfortably...and he says, "yea that's my grandson. I have a friend at Wheaties that made 2 of these for us." (It's apparently a different grandson and not the one that helps run the booth)

He tells me he has over 3 million cards at home to sell. I mentioned my recent donation of cards to the local special home and he did the whole "wha wha how ..wha why? What did you say for value?" I told him $3k for 21,000 cards, 52 binders, and 2400 ultra pro pages. "What? That's it!?" I said ''well I don't want to get audited..." He seemed genuinely offended that someone would just donate cards to charity and not try selling them. I explained it would have been too much work to list on eBay and shipping alone would be a bitch.

He tells me a lady came in with 50,000 cards (his words) and that he offered her $100 for them.

He shows me a few boxes of cards of players I mentioned that I collect, nothing I didn't already have. Lots of late 80s early 90s cards for $8-$15 each. He complains that he had to let someone talk him down from $200 on an 89 Griffey rookie. Said he doesn't like the idea of "John Beckett grading my cards" but I told him, "Sir we live in a flood prone area and those cases are water proof. I already have first hand experience on how much good they do."  Then some younger kid comes up, they apparently were in a price dispute prior to my arrival, and starts showing him prices of the Pokemon cards online that were a lot less than what the man was asking. The man begins to start a lecture on how you cannot trust the internet. They purposely put low prices on cards so that you'll sell the cards to them so they can rip you off.

I ducked out. I wish him well, but I'm done with that spot.

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« Reply #195 on: August 12, 2015, 02:55:27 PM »
July 2015 grading order finished well ahead of schedule.

I had more done than what's here but they somehow mislabeled SEVEN cards...I think my rep is more pissed about it than I am.

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« Reply #196 on: December 01, 2015, 08:47:17 PM »
"Hey this guy has 100,000 cards for sale, are you interested?"


NO!

Fuck sake!

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« Reply #197 on: December 02, 2015, 05:23:19 PM »
Why not? Probably a lot of sweet 91-92 Skybox in there.

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« Reply #198 on: December 02, 2015, 10:35:48 PM »
Why not? Probably a lot of sweet 91-92 Skybox in there.
I still have trouble locating stuff even after the purge. Adding 100,000 does not sound like any sort of fun.

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« Reply #199 on: December 28, 2015, 03:23:07 AM »
This guy on comc.com listed a bunch of cards that sell from $3-$4 for $0.73 cents each. So I bought them up and listed them on my own page for $5.00 (and accept 50% offers turned on) each. Like 40 of them.


Now we wait.