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    03-25-2020, 09:28 AM
    BigBoyd is a consignor, so there's no way to be sure they as an ebay seller know anything about the history of this card. But for sure that card had...
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    03-24-2020, 03:43 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread Phillies Pick Up Thread in Baseball
    That puzzle is pretty cool. I think I had it when I was a kid. Or at least that photo, especially something about Kaat's body language looks very...
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    03-20-2020, 11:07 AM
    I remember Collector's Sportslook printed a clipping from a 1940s newspaper item saying a Wagner sold for the unthinkable sum of $25. IIRC, it also...
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    03-19-2020, 06:47 PM
    Cut it in half. Longtime collectors know about the Fleer auction, where they sold off tons of inventory for proofs, autographed sticker sheets,...
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    03-18-2020, 10:45 AM
    My wife always remarks that every dealer remembers her and what she collects but to her the dealers and most of the collectors are almost all...
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    03-18-2020, 10:00 AM
    smapdi replied to a thread How Broders Got His Start in Baseball
    That's pretty good. I own no Broders and when I got back into the hobby in 1991 I was turned off to them. Maybe you just had to be there in the...
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    03-16-2020, 10:18 AM
    smapdi replied to a thread BGS 9.5 or PSA 10? in Baseball
    For modern cards (let's say 1990-present) it seems to go: > BGS 10 Black Label . . > BGS 10 . > PSA 10 . > BGS 9.5
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    03-09-2020, 03:24 PM
    Really hope the Sixers turn things around, but this is on my desk for the duration of the season.
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    03-09-2020, 03:19 PM
    I've seen something like that before. Can't remember where, can't find it again, but this is better anyway: But baseball may be way behind...
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    03-05-2020, 03:28 PM
    One would hope, but based on the stories that come out of Amazon warehouses, not even they have such a system. But it would be a good project to...
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    03-03-2020, 11:44 AM
    I am sure it's a big operation, and given their business model, shipments are probably typically either very small (I just want that one card) or...
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    03-02-2020, 12:34 PM
    Great recollections. I had a similar childhood, except my dad was gone and I'm not Irish and I didn't have brothers to inherit cards from. But...
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    03-02-2020, 12:12 PM
    I don't know if it's new but I've started seeing things "stored at a remote location" and they say it'll take an extra 2 weeks to ship those. So...
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    02-29-2020, 07:22 PM
    Library of Congress also has a sweet card collection.
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    02-27-2020, 10:33 AM
    smapdi replied to a thread Yanks Stanton hurt. in Baseball
    I wanted to get Stanton cards when he was coming up but they never were at a price point I was comfortable with. The one time I got a 2008 BC auto,...
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    02-26-2020, 10:48 AM
    smapdi replied to a thread 8% eBay Bucks, No Minimums in Baseball
    Didn't get this one. Sort of relieved, because I was about to go crazy on something. Then I thought to check my backup account, and dang it, I got...
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    02-24-2020, 12:42 PM
    Just a tiny bit of purism, I'm OK with no Koufax. He wasn't playing in 1971, so no need to have him in it. I was a little put off by his inclusion...
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    02-24-2020, 12:29 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread Hobby/Retail wax hording in Baseball
    After a day at the National, my wide couldn't get over the BBCX table with single packs of cards worth the price of a decent car. I pulled up that...
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    02-21-2020, 12:01 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread Hobby/Retail wax hording in Baseball
    This isn't new. It's one of the reason why junk wax is junk wax. Anyone with a couple hundred dollars was putting away cases of 87-91 stuff in...
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    02-17-2020, 11:28 AM
    smapdi replied to a thread Ongoing Heritage PC in Baseball
    Very nice. I've started tending towards just picking up nice Heritage cards. They seem to be evergreen in popularity and at least some of the...
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    02-13-2020, 12:07 PM
    I just want to say it's amazing that piece of scrap survived 23 years and ended up in Gracecollector's collection.
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    02-12-2020, 12:44 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread classic misspellings? in Baseball
    The wildcard * trick was disabled years ago.
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    02-10-2020, 12:02 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread Million Card Rip Party... in Baseball
    Topps had their own stream going on their site, but the parts I saw were talking heads going on and on about the set. Individual breakers were...
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    02-10-2020, 11:41 AM
    Wow that's great. I covet the Mathewson jersey, too. UD made a couple of them in various brands, but I think the design from this set is the best. ...
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    02-10-2020, 11:39 AM
    My dad sold his car to a guy and it was later used in some sort of crime. The buyer never updated the title so my dad got a visit from the cops, but...
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    02-10-2020, 10:54 AM
    smapdi replied to a thread classic misspellings? in Baseball
    The Many Spellings of Marc Maguire. I sold a Bowman Chrome Red Ref of Perdro Martinez once. I honored the sale, but it kind of stung. Pretty...
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    02-05-2020, 05:25 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread 2020 Series 1 in Baseball
    The thing I hate about new Topps day is salivating over all the cards I'd love to collect but just knowing that whatever I buy I'm going to pull when...
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    02-05-2020, 03:47 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread Ebay Sales Tax Question. in Baseball
    No, the tax doesn't come out of your proceeds, but the fee for it does. For the $135.64 my buyer paid, Paypal charged a $4.23 fee. That is 30 cents...
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    02-05-2020, 03:30 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread 2020 Series 1 in Baseball
    I would assume this will carry into S2, so there could be a Puckett later on.
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    02-05-2020, 12:43 PM
    smapdi replied to a thread 2020 Series 1 in Baseball
    I had been looking for similar cards from 2019 like this one. But I don't know where they come from, I think certain factory sets. This is much...
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