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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    I have always suspected that it is possible I had a jordan RC. I had a decent pile of those 86/87 F cards and rediscovered them after my time in the navy. I had let a collecting friend of my brother go through them and I can't remember now if we traded any or not. When I went back through them later, when they were at the peak of their popularity, I had 3-4 Jordan stickers, but no Jordan cards. he was one of the few big cards I didn't have. Maybe my luck was just bad, but I will never know.

    Not a theft story, but I remember buying Topps hockey cards just one year, the Gretzky RC year. My goal was to pull a Gordie Howe card, which I never did. I went back later and looked through the cards and unfortunately was not lucky enough to have gotten a Gretzky either.
    Aren't the Jordan stickers still worth good money today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINFULONE View Post
    Bummer.If I ever get my boxes of inserts I have a couple of those Sportscasters I'd give you if you're still collecting them.
    Thanks man, that's a nice offer. I thought for a while I would be able to track them down and was vigilant at local shops, shows, craigslist and ebay for awhile but eventually gave up. Now I pay for renter's insurance, collectibles insurance, and musical instrument insurance to cover all my valuables, just had to learn the hard way I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobthewondercat77 View Post
    Thanks man, that's a nice offer. I thought for a while I would be able to track them down and was vigilant at local shops, shows, craigslist and ebay for awhile but eventually gave up. Now I pay for renter's insurance, collectibles insurance, and musical instrument insurance to cover all my valuables, just had to learn the hard way I guess.
    When I was in college there was a fire in my dorm and had a lot of smoke damage to my stuff.No renter's insurance, luckily nothing too valuable.

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    Yes! I had a bunch of PSA/DNA autographs stolen about 3 and a half years ago:

    https://khalilgreenecollector.wikispa...len+Autographs

    I was very bummed for a while. This was a home break in while I was at work teaching. The thief also got our laptop, digital camera, and a Wii. Thankfully we had insurance, but I still search eBay from time to time to see if any of these show up anywhere.
    Collecting in-person, ttm and PSA/DNA autographed rookie cards.

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    I had my first ever GU card stolen about 2 weeks after I pulled it. I must have opened 500 packs of 1999 UD MVP and finally pulled the Piazza GU Bat.

    To this day I think that my friend that collected took it.

    I also had a package of 20 2010 Drew Pomeranz base autos stolen auto of my car (among other items) when I stopped at the store before I went to the Post office. That was back when they were actually worth something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINFULONE View Post
    I vaguely remember that.You bring up a good point.So you have to give a list and value of cards to insurance?You have to prove what you paid?The scumbag go to jail?
    I had most of the good stuff scanned in photobucket, so that was all I needed to tell the guy. Then I just sent him a link to my 1-month Beckett subscription and a master list of what was taken; he then educated himself. The rarer ones with no established value were the ones I had to sift thru PP to find the invoices of what I really paid. After a week, the adjuster was getting overwhelmed and just called me and asked me for the prices I paid, since he assumed I knew what I was talking about and he wanted the claim done

    The break-in artist was never caught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Yes! I had a bunch of PSA/DNA autographs stolen about 3 and a half years ago:

    https://khalilgreenecollector.wikispa...len+Autographs

    I was very bummed for a while. This was a home break in while I was at work teaching. The thief also got our laptop, digital camera, and a Wii. Thankfully we had insurance, but I still search eBay from time to time to see if any of these show up anywhere.
    If I ever get them again I have some TTM autographs of a few of those guys I'd give you if you want.

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    No.

    But, our school used to hate cards of any kind, so they would take them if they found them.

    Of course, we used to love trading cards after school, so I'd always hid them deep in my backpack so that nobody would take them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danboone2006 View Post
    I had my first ever GU card stolen about 2 weeks after I pulled it. I must have opened 500 packs of 1999 UD MVP and finally pulled the Piazza GU Bat.

    To this day I think that my friend that collected took it.

    I also had a package of 20 2010 Drew Pomeranz base autos stolen auto of my car (among other items) when I stopped at the store before I went to the Post office. That was back when they were actually worth something.
    The more stories I read the more it reminds me of other cards that went missing.A little over a decade ago I used my work bonus to buy I nice Jeter collection even though I didn't really like him then.Collection had a IP autograph, 3 '93 UD SP rookies, and a bunch of rookies and numbered inserts/parallels.Not long after that when I moved I had the Jeter rookies graded with some other cards.Still to this day I have no idea where those damn cards ended up.Fed Ex tracking said they were delivered at my door, but I never found them.Suspected someone else at complex or neighbour could have taken them.I asked my neighbour and he said he never saw them.Cards completely vanished in thin air.

    Still have the IP autograph and the rookies and numbered inserts/parallels.Though some of the other inserts and base I had of Jeter are mysteriously gone too.My room was getting cluttered, so I took them to some other property that my grandparents bought thinking no one would ever do anything to them.When I moved back home I went over there to find them and they were gone.I long suspected a cousin I used to be good friends with took them, though I can't prove it and I know there was a lot of other people over there too that could have taken them.Pisses me off cards just vanish like that.Really bugged me for awhile, seemed like I tore my room up and the other place looking for them.

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    Does anyone keep their valuable cards in a safe now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINFULONE View Post
    If I ever get them again I have some TTM autographs of a few of those guys I'd give you if you want.
    Thanks very much for the offer! I appreciate the sentiment, but these were part of my IP/TTM Auto RC collection--which is pretty much all I collect anymore. Of course I'd love any signed RCs you would be willing to send my way, but if it's not a RC it doesn't stay in my collection long. I've sold off nearly every non RC autograph in my IP/TTM collection (in order to buy RCs to get signed or RCs already signed). If they are not RCs, another collector would appreciate them way more than I would. Still, I very much appreciate the kindness of your offer. FCB has very generous members!
    Collecting in-person, ttm and PSA/DNA autographed rookie cards.

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    Back in 2007 my crackhead neighboor broke into our place and stole a ton of stuff, computers, jewelery, playstation, and a ton of my cards, almost 90% of what I had at the time.
    Luckily I was able to get most of the cards back when he tried to sell them at a local shop (Thanks to Ron at The Bleachers Sportcards in Abington Mass!).
    Never got anything else back and the police were absolutely no help. I still look for the cards that were stolen on ebay almost every day.
    The one that I'm missing are in the link im my sig.
    Now I keep most of my good stuff in a safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebelpawn View Post
    Back in 2007 my crackhead neighboor broke into our place and stole a ton of stuff, computers, jewelery, playstation, and a ton of my cards, almost 90% of what I had at the time.
    Luckily I was able to get most of the cards back when he tried to sell them at a local shop (Thanks to Ron at The Bleachers Sportcards in Abington Mass!).
    Never got anything else back and the police were absolutely no help. I still look for the cards that were stolen on ebay almost every day.
    The one that I'm missing are in the link im my sig.
    Now I keep most of my good stuff in a safe.
    Did you have to buy them back from the shop owner?Did you press charges on neighbor?

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    I have wanted to buy a large safe, but not sure how I would decide what would get to reside inside it and where I would put it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINFULONE View Post
    Does anyone keep their valuable cards in a safe now?
    I want to invest in a nice safe for our house and would put some of my nicer stuff in it (to keep it safe (hopefully) from a burgler, fire, natural disaster). A friend of mine has his better stuff in a lock box at a bank. Only downfall to that is he never gets to look at them.

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