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    No question their appeal is very selective, but I...

    No question their appeal is very selective, but I have been thinking hard about chasing the set, and so far I've seen quite a few others that are, too. They've sold between 1200 and 3300 of each...
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    IIRC, Fro-Joy Ruths were one of the first big...

    IIRC, Fro-Joy Ruths were one of the first big counterfeit cards in the hobby, along with Rose RCs. And apparently it went through several generations of counterfeits. Here's a brief article on...
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    I'm officially into Project 2020 now. Just...

    I'm officially into Project 2020 now. Just bought the two current pairs on offer and three singles off ebay. I really didn't like the first few, especially the J-Rob or Koufax, but I'm really...
  4. He's a HOFer in waiting. About 3-4 years ago,...

    He's a HOFer in waiting. About 3-4 years ago, people "discovered" him as he was moving towards both 3000 hits AND 500 homers. He ended a touch short on the homers but 3100+ hits will get him there....
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    BigBoyd is a consignor, so there's no way to be...

    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 the whole grid line taken off the edge there.
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    That puzzle is pretty cool. I think I had it...

    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 familiar somehow. Like I knew that photo but...
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    I remember Collector's Sportslook printed a...

    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 listed the buyer's name and address, as was common...
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    How to fit a 32" bat in a 16" box?

    Cut it in half.
    https://i.imgur.com/48WKrJO.jpg?2

    Longtime collectors know about the Fleer auction, where they sold off tons of inventory for proofs, autographed sticker sheets, and other stuff. ...
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    My wife always remarks that every dealer...

    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 generic, lumpy, middle-age guys.

    We were down to...
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    That's pretty good. I own no Broders and when I...

    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 80s, but seeing tables at shows full of them and...
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    For modern cards (let's say 1990-present) it...

    For modern cards (let's say 1990-present) it seems to go:

    > BGS 10 Black Label
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    > BGS 10
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    > PSA 10
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    > BGS 9.5
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    Really hope the Sixers turn things around, but...

    Really hope the Sixers turn things around, but this is on my desk for the duration of the season.
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  13. I've seen something like that before. Can't...

    I've seen something like that before. Can't remember where, can't find it again, but this is better anyway:
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    But baseball may be way behind football.
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    One would hope, but based on the stories that...

    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 build some intelligence in the product gathering...
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    I am sure it's a big operation, and given their...

    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 very large (send me everything I bought in the last 2...
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    Great recollections. I had a similar childhood,...

    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 being in awe of Schmidt while having a natural...
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    I don't know if it's new but I've started seeing...

    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 about 6-8 weeks total. What is this, Ronco in the...
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    Library of Congress also has a sweet card...

    Library of Congress also has a sweet card collection.
    https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/bbc/
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    I wanted to get Stanton cards when he was coming...

    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, the seller reneged. I've got a few decent Stanton...
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    Didn't get this one. Sort of relieved, because I...

    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 it, and went crazy on something. Now I need to...
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    Just a tiny bit of purism, I'm OK with no Koufax....

    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 in the 2017 and 2018 sets, too. There are ample...
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    After a day at the National, my wide couldn't get...

    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 pic and told her there were millions of dollars...
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    This isn't new. It's one of the reason why junk...

    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 their closets back in the day. It's maybe reached new...
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    Very nice. I've started tending towards just...

    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 inserts/subsets are growing in appreciation. Picked up...
  25. I just want to say it's amazing that piece of...

    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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