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    Thanks, all. gracecollector, interesting you...

    Thanks, all. gracecollector, interesting you should mention that. I emailed the guys at Pro Helmet Decals, due to this tweet (meant to link in the original post, now fixed). They also mentioned the...
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    This game used bat is Chuck Norris Approved

    The pictures say it all, pretty much. This bat, a 2015 Victus bat used by Jonny Gomes while with the Braves, appeared on eBay two weeks ago, and arrived today. I've heard of Gomes doing cool things...
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    Mark70Z, here it is on display! I ended up making...

    Mark70Z, here it is on display! I ended up making the rack with my dad when I visited over labor day weekend. Simple piece of oak, sanded, drilled at an angle to fit in the pegs, and coated with...
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    Thanks guys. There may be a few nicer Gomes...

    Thanks guys. There may be a few nicer Gomes pieces out there, but I'm hard pressed to think of one—and like this once was, they'd probably be owned by friends and family. I'm heading to the lumber...
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    A decade later, it's mine

    On September 16, 2009, Jonny Gomes hit his 20th and final home run of the season. The shot came on "Hal McCoy Day," honoring the retirement of the 37-year veteran sportswriter who covered the Reds....
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    Never had a batting helmet, until now! It's from...

    Never had a batting helmet, until now! It's from his 2015 stint with the Braves, and is one of only three Gomes helmets I've seen sold. This thing is pounded with use, and covered in pine tar. It...
  7. That's awesome, congrats! Chances of tracking...

    That's awesome, congrats! Chances of tracking down the final one after 5 years had to have been pretty slim.

    Have a couple sets of 4, and have 3 of 4 for about 8 sets.

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    Thanks Ryan!

    Thanks Ryan!
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    10 years ago the Durham bulls sold off some of...

    10 years ago the Durham bulls sold off some of their inventory of game used jerseys at their store, informing fans the day in advance. I convinced my dad to ride over and check them out, and we...
  10. Also have 2/3 and 3/3 of the plain jersey...

    Also have 2/3 and 3/3 of the plain jersey version.

    718557185671857
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    If you bought it, you could also seek to have...

    If you bought it, you could also seek to have Beckett buy it back from you on the basis that they erred in authentication. My understanding is that PSA will buy back their errors, perhaps Beckett...
  12. "I got attacked from so many angles I kinda knew...

    "I got attacked from so many angles I kinda knew the feeling that General Custer must have felt at the Battle of the Little Big Horn!" :D

    Great interview! That dude's one entertaining writer.
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    Did about as expected on cards, as those...

    Did about as expected on cards, as those remaining are hard as nails to find. Pleased to get the 2013 card /10 (actually got two of them!). Did better than expected on game used items, getting...
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    Is Beckett authentication a thing?

    Hadn't heard of them before, but just stumbled across this Jonny Gomes ball on eBay. It's always possible that it's real, but it's not something I would have authenticated.
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    At this point, the only sellers who have anything...

    At this point, the only sellers who have anything I'm interested in are those who want twice what each card is worth (or 10x, if you're Joels hitShow). Unfortunately, those sellers don't tend to be...
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    Or explain the situation to the seller, and ask...

    Or explain the situation to the seller, and ask if, in the event that you win, he will give you the name of the under-bidder. It's a win-win for both you, knowing that you will have someone you can...
  17. Gomes's signature made one substantial change...

    Gomes's signature made one substantial change near the end of 2003, going from the auto in the first three cards to the auto in the final four cards (with a short-lived "transitional" signature shown...
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    Thanks Arturo! Game used pickup for my...

    Thanks Arturo!



    Game used pickup for my 1000th post. 2010 Cincinnati Reds game used BP top:


    https://www.freedomcardboard.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=65216&stc=1
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  19. Congrats! Those cards can be tough to find. Of...

    Congrats!

    Those cards can be tough to find. Of the ones that aren't locked up in collections, a fair number must go unnoticed/forgotten because of how ordinary they look.
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    Great collection of an underrated player....

    Great collection of an underrated player. bstanwood how many cards does Wakefield have, and how many are you missing?
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    Pretty amazing bats and collection, those look...

    Pretty amazing bats and collection, those look amazing together. Got them displayed in any special way?
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    Could the seller have somehow sent them,...

    Could the seller have somehow sent them, unsolicited, via COMC mailbox? The cost is .50 per card (as opposed to .25 per card via basic service, if you send them in yourself), so if COMC charged you...
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    The first two of these showed up shortly after...

    The first two of these showed up shortly after Triple Threads was released in 2006, but the last one took a decade to end up where it belongs. Couldn't buy it quickly enough.

    1/3:
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    Nice one bongo870 r2d2 I'd take Cantu over...

    Nice one bongo870
    r2d2 I'd take Cantu over Upton any day.

    Just received Gomes's 2012 Oakland A's cap. His hats tend to be pretty cool with the inscriptions he writes inside. Here, they are "ZPG...
  25. Agree with the guys above. One other trick to...

    Agree with the guys above.

    One other trick to keep in mind, if the others don't work for some reason (or if eBay finds a way to prevent them from working), is that if you sort sold auctions by...
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