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    Best hobby freebie all year? (REA Catalog)

    Got my Robert Edwards Auction catalog in the mail today. 650 pages of pictures and info on some of the rarest, coolest, most interesting pieces in baseball memorabilia and collecting history. I've now reached a point where I actually get involved in bidding on occasion, which is really cool, but this IMO is one of the greatest freebies you ever find.



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    REA Catalog's are the only auction house catalog's that I keep. I've been collecting REA catalog's since 2005

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    I think I am still looking through last years!

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    These bricks come shipped Priority! It amazes me how much they spend to print and ship these bad boys.

    Great bathroom reading.
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    I love auction catalogs. They're basically illustrated baseball card and memorabilia history books.
    I have several old Sotheby's, Lelands and Mastro auction catalogs from the late '90s to early '00s.
    The quality of them is amazing.
    Set builder, autograph hunter and fan of the Texas Rangers & '50s-'60s Yankees

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    I always like going to larger shows and picking up all the catalogs I can find that are being given away by the auction houses. The bag gets real heavy after awhile but one trip to a show can give me months of reading (bathroom) material.

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    Still waiting on mine.

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    Never seen one before.. Where can I get one?
    Please take a look at my blog http://baseballpackaday.blogspot.com - rather self explanatory, I'd love any thoughts, comments, or opinions!
    Always looking for good pack deals and/or donations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techniq View Post
    Never seen one before.. Where can I get one?
    http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/contact/index.html

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    Thanks, just ordered one
    Please take a look at my blog http://baseballpackaday.blogspot.com - rather self explanatory, I'd love any thoughts, comments, or opinions!
    Always looking for good pack deals and/or donations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techniq View Post
    Thanks, just ordered one
    You're welcome. It's one of the highlights of my year.

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    They get sent to me randomly. I have about 5-6 of them from the last decade. Never bought from them, I am not even sure I'm a registered user on the website. I've bought from a couple other auction houses, maybe they share mailing lists. Either way, yes, they are total sports hobby porn.
    Looking for 2011 Topps Marquee Museum autographs, rare Frank Thomases, and any Grady Sizemores I don't have

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    I just sent for one, too. I may be able to find some cards that I need this way. I may not be able to afford them, but I can find them. The T209 Contentnea cards of Roanoke players are tough to find and expensive, also.
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    Yankee needs:Two 1962 Topps stamp pairs. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players.dano 7 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

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    I was looking at putting a pretty substantial bid down on a set in this particular auction but was surprised when I looked at registering and found that they wanted two hobby references. Seriously? Apparently having a eBay account with a feedback rating of over 4,000 isn't good enough by itself.

    I don't go to card shops, so I've cultivated no relationships with shop owners. I don't deal regularly with the same individuals online. I haven't bought from any other auction houses before (although I expect that to change soon). What am I to do?

    I get what they are trying to do, but it seems like proof of a long-standing successful eBay account should be enough. Oh well… their loss.

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    ccouch, I understand your frustration.
    I'm in the same boat as you since I'm a relatively private collector.

    The auction houses do it to prevent deadbeat and troll bidders, like in many high profile auctions when kids and trolls bid just to say they bid on a historic auction.
    I'd be pissed if I found out some teenage punk bid me up thousands of dollars just for kicks.

    I'm surprised the auction houses don't do financial background and credit checks.

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