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    Apparently I process the most undesirable cards in the hobby

    On the heals of the monumental 2008 upper deck Yankees stadium legacy massive insert set, the company issued a Twentieth Anniversary 2500 card set the following season chronically important events in sports and world which occured since upper deck had been in business.

    I have just recently picked up a huge lot of 400 different cards from this anniversary set and after checking recent ebay sales, notice there were very very few huge lots even listed on ebay.

    So I started the 400 card lot at $150 or BO....And nothing.

    Then I started lowering it....And lowering.....And lowering, each time with a best offer option.

    And nothing.

    So I dropped it to 79 with best offer option and again, no offers.

    Now remember, these are not 1988 commons or even a lot of modern cards, these are 400 different insert cards from a massive set and includes TIGER, Kobe, Hall of Famers etc etc.

    Funny thing is that I recently had a dealer who bought straight mass produced commons from me for $10 but CAN NOT sell these inserts which no one offers for sale.

    Does no one collect these cards?




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    It's not a set I am familiar with to tell the truth. Do they have any individual sales of over $1 a card?

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    Without digging deeper, I think that may be the set in which I hold an unredeemed card for a dual autograph #'d to 25 for SUPER HARD TO FIND Garvey and Cey autographs. UD couldn't seem to get two of the most widely available autograph signers to complete these cards! I think that set was poorly managed and I am not even sure how they were distributed, possibly only by dealers?

    I decided to hold my redemption card unscratched, thinking it may be more of a novelty than had I scratched it for nothing. UD had years to get this card done and after several back and forth emails with CS reps, I was not convinced they would ever redeem the card anyway. To date, I have never seen one yet (nor another redemption card either) and the redemption has now long expired! It gave me painful reminders of sending in my redemption cards to Fleer and getting scab replacement cards years later after the bankruptcy was resolved. I would have rather had the unredeemed cards, as they at least are within the theme of my collecting interests, not some scrub basketball players who had 1-2 years in the NBA at best.

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    I think that because the complete set of 2,500 cards is much too large and overwhelming to attempt, the demand for lots is almost nonexistent. Even after buying your big 400 card lot, they'd still have an enormous 2,100 different cards to find.
    Probably only player and team collectors buy those cards as singles and small groups.
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    These don't sell for 18 each on Sportlots. Too many worthless non-sports subjects, unless someone is really hardcore into having five identical John Major cards. It's the insert version of UD Documentary. That being said, I collect several players in the set and do actively buy them very cheaply if I can find them.
    I'm DelBacon on Sportlots, tons of great cards!

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    I remember pulling these cards from packs and to me, they were just commons. They were actually an annoyance to pull, mostly because it was a multi-sport/event insert set and I only cared about collecting baseball...not history, basketball, golf, etc.

    Before moving from AZ to SC I had to limit the amount of stuff I could bring, which means I had to toss a bunch of cards and back stock. I gave away any cards that people wanted on Blowout but the rest went to the dump. A decent sized stack of these (100 or so) were among those that were tossed.

    You probably don't find many huge lots being sold because they are hardly worth the cost of shipping & supplies.

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    guess my inventory of 750,000 commons not worth much LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by tramers View Post
    guess my inventory of 750,000 commons not worth much LOL
    Why do you have 150 monster boxes full of commons?
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    two closed stores inventory , pick up some before the dumpster , I buy /bust boxes and trade .
    All in 3200 counts by team 90% in alpha order . I sell some bulk and multi's of players . Some players I have 300 of .
    I sell at local minor league stadium - 25 times a season , donate to local schools . Just retired so I have something to do other than keeping G/S's.
    Monster boxes get heavy and won't fit in space I have = 3200 are stacked 20 high .
    Add 400 game signed baseballs and 200 cracked bats
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    Spoke to a customer of mine about these and how I can't even get an offer and he said that he MIGHT be interested in a trade if they don't sell.

    But here's the hard part, what type of value do we put on this lot?

    $40? $50? $75? A hot dog (minus mustard obviously)?

    I am open to trading but want it to be fair.




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    What I thought of this set at the time-

    1. Its never fun getting non baseball in a baseball card break... even if someone likes all the sports in this set you probably don't like all the political people featured.
    2. Wasn't a fan of the look... the logo size and crooked writing on the bottom doesn't go well with political/technology ones. Color changed on the sidebar usually mean rarity but it didn't here which is always disappointing when you open for the first time.
    3. 1 in 2 packs means you will have too many, if a common is worth zero these days then these might be worth double zero.


    Sorry... maybe he will set trade value at 25 or so.
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    Here's a story about a collector who put together the entire 2,500 card set, plus all of the memorabilia cards, through packs, trades and buys:

    http://upperdeckblog.com/2010/02/col...-paul-boleska/
    Set builder, autograph hunter and fan of the Texas Rangers & '50s-'60s Yankees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Here's a story about a collector who put together the entire 2,500 card set, plus all of the memorabilia cards, through packs, trades and buys:

    http://upperdeckblog.com/2010/02/col...-paul-boleska/
    I just bought it from him $24 dlvd

    Bring me your Bickford, Ryan McMahon, Senzatela and Peter Lambert cards
    Please note: Card collecting is my hobby, not my life. I don't take it that serious and like to keep it fun.

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    The best way to sell these (although tedious) may be to offer them as singles or a "You Choose" item on ebay, especially for the sports stars.

    I have a handful of these. The only ones I had luck with was a few years back when there was a pretty good market for the Tiger Woods cards found in this set.

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