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mrmopar

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I am going to do something I never do, and that is count my card before it arrives. Why, because something is just off here and I guess I want to "out" this story now. I bid on this card several days back, minimum bid. It's logoless, so I was not excited about it, but it is a Dodger auto. I went after a clearly much more preferred Topps 86 retro auto card the other day /5 and lost it at around $75 (I paid about $100 for a similar one right before the scandal broke). I set what I figured was a snipe that would NOT win this card, but nobody else bid at all and I won it.

I get that he missed a good part of the year and is involved in a pretty bad, image smearing scandal, but he still had some solid years and I have found that scandals don't ever completely destroy the market for anyone regardless of how bad they may have been. I fully expect to not receive this card based on the end bid price, although the seller seems to be well established. We'll see.

It was $0.99 plus $5 s/h! If it comes, it will lessen the sting of the other Bauer I way overpaid for.

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WizardofOz1982

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Yeah I'm an addict...so what. I can stop buying Significant Signature duplicates anytime I want. I just don't want to right now.

Actually I snagged this one for a couple reasons...it was cheap and it looked like it was in really good shape. I'm going to have the entire set slabbed with SGC and the Ozzie like this I already had is a PSA 9. Instead of crossing it over I'm just going to sell it and slab this one SGC.
 

Dilferules

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That is a very busy design, but I really liked them when they were new.

That's funny, I thought they were ugly/ridiculous when they came out but 25+ years later I see them as a classic design. Maybe in 2046 I will think Ben Baller garbage is classic!
 

mrmopar

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I do like the Baller Dodger autos from the Championship boxed set, but they are not overly flashy.

I tried to win a Kaline Significant Sig in that same year, but got outbid. It still went relatively cheap, just over $20. Kaline is plentiful still, but $20 seems like a bargain. just have too many things to buy and not enough money!!
 

WizardofOz1982

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Really fun mail day today. This Koufax Image Variation would check the last box on the checklist for what most people would consider the complete set but I'm still looking for a couple more ink variations and the redemption cards for my Master set.

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Thought I'd share an updated family portrait too. I was really tempted to bust that Rizzuto Blue Ink out of the PSA slab for the picture. They'll all be slabbed SGC at some point. Sad thing is right now it would cost as much to slab the set as it has to build it.
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Dilferules

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2008 Stadium Club RC variation Gregorio Petit 564/999. Seems like a very unexciting card, but not to a team collector...that year's Stadium Club had hobby/retail RC variations with different photos and some of them seem to be nearly impossible to find even if the serial numbering indicates otherwise. One of those was a Carlos Gonzalez I picked up last year, and now this one FINALLY completes the team set 13 years after it was released.
 

WizardofOz1982

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I do like the Baller Dodger autos from the Championship boxed set, but they are not overly flashy.

I tried to win a Kaline Significant Sig in that same year, but got outbid. It still went relatively cheap, just over $20. Kaline is plentiful still, but $20 seems like a bargain. just have too many things to buy and not enough money!!

We may have been bidding on the same Kaline. Anytime I see a card from the set hanging below market I throw a bid on it. I don't mind duplicates if I can get them cheap. I bought an extra Killebrew a couple week ago for $15 shipped which is just dumb.
 

mrmopar

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I do the same, but it could be anything. Mostly Dodger autos, but HOFers, Garvey, I am open to buying just about anything if it catches my eye.
 

Philip J. Fry

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1998 Score Rookie/Traded 'Star Gazing' insert
1998 Studio 'Hit Parade' insert 1925/5000
1998 Studio 'Hit Parade' insert PROMO xxxx/5000
1998 Pinnacle Plus 'Artist Proof' insert 017/100
2000 Stadium Club Chrome 'First Day Issue' parallel 059/100
2005 Topps Chrome Updates & Highlights 'Black Refractor' parallel 141/250

The Star Gazing and Hit Parade inserts have a nice subtle duffex effect to them, which unfortunately doesn't show when scanned.
 

WizardofOz1982

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Adding to the Dylan Carlson stash again. I love photo variations of any kind.
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So I'm still NOT collecting Bagwell. I'm going to keep telling myself that.
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Four more customs for Christmas presents from my friend Kevin

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WizardofOz1982

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Definitely a Cardinals mailday
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The red auto is absolutely awesome in hand but it stayed mine about 30 minutes. It's headed out tomorrow in trade for something better that I'll post later this week.
 

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mrmopar

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Most of my new additions get announced on my Dodger thread, although I slip some non-Dodger stuff in from time to time. Usually not autographs though. This was one I didn't want to post there, so why not here? Nice action shot of Cepeda as a Giant. Cepeda is one of those fence guys that get tossed around in HOF threads. He's in, but he has no real "magic number" to lean on. He had a decent career, though not dominating, a couple knockout seasons and compiled some pretty decent numbers. Still better than 98% of the players who came before and after him, so I don't mind his inclusion. Using a Cepeda, you might argue for a Dave Parker or Al Oliver. I think they all belong.

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