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    Are TAXES effecting your collecting?

    A few months ago Ebay started adding an extra 8.5% or so on all my purchases as I live in New York...

    I don't mind paying the taxes, but my collecting "brain" is used to the price + shipping.
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  2. A sad Albert Pujols stat...to me at least

    Since his rookie year Albert batted over .300 for pretty much the first 10 years of his career.

    In 2012 when he moved to the Angels his season batting average started dipping below .300 and now...
  3. Wow, what a roller coaster ride! Thanks for the...

    Wow, what a roller coaster ride!
    Thanks for the prank.

    Second best April fools day story that I have had this year.
  4. Grading is a necessary evil at this point. What...

    Grading is a necessary evil at this point.
    What originally made the hobby fun when discussing / debating a card's condition face to face with another collector at a show has devolved into a...
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    What a class act... Not just baseball's loss....

    What a class act...
    Not just baseball's loss.
    RIP
  6. Another Card in the News Story....File Under Strange!

    From the NY Post:
    https://nypost.com/2018/12/09/menendez-brothers-spotted-on-1990-knicks-basketball-card/

    Heres a pic:
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    Not my favorite player by any stretch, but he did...

    Not my favorite player by any stretch, but he did make a HUGE impact on the game.

    I have a Traded Tiffany RC, but also have this of which I have never seen another one:

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  8. Anyone here steal this Goldie Chrome Auto?

    Seems like the seller looked up the non-auto'd version as a pricing comp.

    Someone got lucky....
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  9. fake.... Congrats on the Jeter!

    fake....

    Congrats on the Jeter!
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    Batting .300

    I was just checking and this season there are only 17 players batting .300 or higher, and by the end of the week it may be 15.

    This is the lowest number in my recent memory...

    Just thought it...
  11. That was a great read! Thanks.... However,...

    That was a great read!
    Thanks....

    However, excuse my ignorance but WHY do you not tape top loaders?
    I hate getting a card that has slid out of a top loader to be dinged or bent.
    When selling, I...
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    Football - Brian's Song Basketball - Hoosiers...

    Football - Brian's Song
    Basketball - Hoosiers
    Baseball - The Natural
    Hockey - Miracle
    Boxing - Rocky
    Golf - The Greatest Story Ever Told
    NASCAR - Talladega Nights
    Martial Arts - Karate Kid...
  13. Ugh, after 18 years in the hobby and on Ebay it finally happened....

    Nevermind....
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    Great job, way to stick with a goal! Now keep...

    Great job, way to stick with a goal!
    Now keep those babies out of the light...
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    Very creative, congrats!

    Very creative, congrats!
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    Sweet pull, back in the day when people purchased...

    Sweet pull, back in the day when people purchased programs at the ballpark they would get a small pencil, like at the golf course, to keep the box score.
  17. Great story! For a lot of us half the fun of...

    Great story!
    For a lot of us half the fun of collecting is the hunt!!
    Thanks for sharing...
  18. Sad truth about Topps is that they seem to have...

    Sad truth about Topps is that they seem to have very little passion for the product that they make.

    At least those cards aren't redemptions that after two years of not fulfilling they give you a...
  19. From Marketwatch: Bitcoin & Baseball Cards

    One of the rare occasions that things in my life overlap....

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/before-you-invest-in-cryptocurrencies-recall-the-bubble-in-baseball-cards-in-the-1990s-2017-10-02
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    Amazing, thanks for sharing. I stick to the more...

    Amazing, thanks for sharing.
    I stick to the more popular breakers, but crazy stuff!!!
  21. That stinks, so many unsavory people in the...

    That stinks, so many unsavory people in the hobby...and the world.
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    Do you think this really happened?

    Someone got a CRAZY deal!!!!!!
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    AMAZING, Thats a museum piece. Congrats.

    AMAZING, Thats a museum piece.
    Congrats.
  24. Picked up my CRAZIEST Non-Sports AUTO, EVER!

    Made a fair offer and it was accepted.
    Still a little in shock about adding this to my collection.

    Sorry to put on the Baseball board.
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    Cool, I'll take 5 packs.

    Cool, I'll take 5 packs.
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