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  1. mrmopar

    COMC - Anyone have anything positive to say in 2021?

    Is anyone happy with COMC (Clearly Oblivious to My Customers) at this time? I have to wonder how sellers are being treated right now. Since it is all about getting paid, I suspect that this service is not being affected because it probably doesn't require much intervention by a staff member...
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    MrMopar's First* Annual Baseball's Back Contest - CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES (WINNER TBA AT SEASON'S END, IF WE HAVE ONE!)

    For whatever reason, this site does not seem to have the interest or the traffic to support creative contests. I am going to give it a shot though and see if we can make this one work. Looking for maximum participation here and it takes very little from you. Unfortunately, I waited a little...
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    2021 Topps Opening Day - Victor Gonzalez Autograph

    I just want to toss this out there. I will be looking for a Victor Gonzalez autograph from this issue. Hopefully they won't follow the path of the Zach McKinstry autographs, although Donruss has watered down that pool now. I'd rather have the cool 86Topps retro design card, but unless those...
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    The 1933 goudey Ruth blog thread

    It seems like ages ago that I wrote this, and even longer since I finally landed what was probably my most cherished card of all-time. There are other cards I would love to own, several I missed the boat on, but this was one that just grabbed me as a kid and never let go. I am fortunate that I...
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    Prospectors - Is Zach McKinstry someone to chase for "investment"?

    He appeared in 4 games for the 2020 Dodgers, so I need him for my autograph collection. Topps happened to put out a signature card that looks like 86 Topps. I kind of like it and was excited to get one and knockout 1 of 3 LA Dodger needs still (Betts and Victor Gonzalez, if anyone can help...
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    Base Metal Jordan cards???? These are some really odd times

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-98-Metal-Universe-Michael-Jordan-23-Base-Card-Chicago-Bulls/293985418777?hash=item4472e57e19:g:73EAAOSwVopgFyJ8 Tons of these are selling for 3 digit amounts! This is a base card! What am I missing? I know it is colorful and probably very condition sensitive. I...
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    Nomination for the dumbest card concept yet!

    OK, maybe there was something dumber than this that I have thankfully forgotten about by now, but perhaps not. This popped up in a search for me today. Are you kidding me? Who would actually buy this and why? I think I might even draw the line if there was a Garvey like this. then again, as...
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    Introducing the "Garvey a day" thread

    inspired by several collectors on various sites, highlighting their collecting interests in a one per day format, I have decided to give it a go myself. I started a blog on the "blogger" site in 2010 and it originally was very Garvey oriented. Eventually life got in the way and the posts...
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    1991-93 Topps Micro cards. Commons FREE with a SASE.

    I just uncovered a box that contains the remnants of these 3 sets. I gotta say, this was one really dumb idea from Topps. The cards were made WAY too small, less than 1/4 the size of a regular card. I need a magnifying glass to even see them, let alone read them. Anyway, if you are a team...
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    COMC Credit History

    I just logged on to COMC for the first time since Black Friday. I requested shipment of my order that day and am expecting delivery around the middle of March 2021! Pandemic or not, I have been getting more critical of this site for some time, as their shipping times have increased year after...
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    What would you pay for a Sandy Koufax Sweet Spot Auto #'d to 10?

    Almost anyone with a collection of cards would buy a Koufax auto for the right price. Maybe you love the Dodgers? Maybe you'd flip it for a profit? Maybe you collect HOFers? Regardless, Koufax was such an iconic player that even those people not interested in any of those categories might...
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    Penn Emblems

    I have a bunch of these and this is one of those instances where I am extremely jealous of this seller. A couple bidders (not me) have gotten into a war on several of these Dodger patches, but many others are selling for wonderfully strong prices. They don't pop up a lot, but all of the prices...
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    Fun Customs

    I am a select fan of custom cards. I admit when it was new, seeing some cool card images thrilled the collector in me. A few of us grew up with just Topps, then later Fleer and Donruss. You got what they gave you. There were some excellent cards made, but from the customs I have seen, a lot...
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    A tale of 4 Ruth's

    I present for your viewing, 4 different 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth cards. Each card has been given a grade of 1 by PSA. Each card is uniquely different from the other though, and a testimony to the phrase "Buy the card, not the grade". I call the 1st one "well loved" I call the 2nd one...
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    Factory miscuts or aftermarket?

    It used to be that a miscut was garbage. Then it became the thing for player collectors and E&V collectors to buy them. With interest and competition, comes higher prices. They also used to be somewhat unique, now it seems people (especially certain repeat sellers) just have a never ending...
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    Dodgers have lost their third alumni this week!

    First Jay Johnstone, then Lou Johnson, now Ron Perranoski! Tough week for LA.
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    October - New Arrivals Thread

    I can't recall ever staring one of these threads, but this one is kind of special. I recently revived my participation on another board and there is a member there, also a member here, who is quite generous and has been hosting contests there for years. These aren't just contests for a couple...
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    Seattle area sports card shops (1990's and beyond)

    I thought this would be a fun topic, as I recently unburied a bunch of business cards I had grabbed and kept. This discussion welcomes other regions and contributions, but I think anyone collecting cards in the PNW in the 90s/00s will probably recognize some or many of these businesses. I...
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    Lamination

    When I was a kid, I remember our elementary school had a lamination machine and if I recall, they would let us laminate things at least once, if not time to time. I still have a 1978 Topps Pete Rose that was "professionally" laminated. I say that because after I discovered lamination, I later...

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