Couldn't agree with you more,that's why I say,if they sell,they sell...but I won't just give them away,so if people want to pay,they will pay,if not,its no problem for me to hold them,and I don't believe these were found in sheets and cut,thanks for your comment.
Can you do me a favor Jackson and forward the link you are talking about,also,can you tell me about the person who has the sheets and the guy with the pallet,i couldn't find anything about any of those finds,much appreciated
I didn't know that was your site,junkwaxgems,but a s I stated before,it really doesn't make a difference if they sell or not,its not a problem me holding what I got,to me they are just a card,any I have been in touch with a few people who are willing to pay,but it's only common sense if you say there are "hoards" of them that someone would bring them out?...I haven't seen any..so your opinions mean nothing to me..only time will tell,but in the meantime they are in my possesion.
Once again I have no disrespect to the collecting community,you stayed the obvious by your opinion that the are hundreds of thousands out there,so where are they?..all through the internet I've looked..seen 2 pictures out there, so once again show me the sheets,show me the many many more out there,its all your hearsay,and instead of saying,"hey man,good find""best of luck on what ever you do with them"...you want to try and belittle me because your the expert,show your expertise and prove your theory of the hundreds of thousands out there??..why so negative?..put yourself in my shoes,maybe that's why the negativity..cause your not the one in my shoes,so go ahead mister expert,post what you want,but bottom line is you can't prove what you think you know!...peace.
I think we should just close this thread before it derails. I think we tried as a community to help with insight on actual sales data, actual documented/heavy research on the card, but the collector didn't really want to hear what we had to say. I think jacksoncoupage has about as much knowledge as you'll find on the card, and his opinion, weighs a lot more than most, definitely more than mine. But there isn't any reason to see this thread start to get ugly. It's a sad reality of the forum world. If the opinion they get isn't what they wanted to hear, they get offended too easily.
I'd contact KO (after I had a few graded for authenticity purposes) and ask him to buy the batch for 120K or something. That's nothing to him and that way it keeps the normal marketplace in check.
The best thing he could do for himself ($$$) and for the card/hobby is to keep a small batch and destroy the remainder.
How is this good for anyone but the seller and anyone who already owns a copy and wishes to maintain some sort of higher value? The only reason a card like that has any collector value is that it was originally perceive to be limited to or was at one point actually limited to a small number of copies. Guys like Olbermann pay huge bucks for this type of thing and the rest of us follow suit. At least Thomas (NNOF) and RJ (Marlboro) are HOFers, but guys like Herrera, Treadway, B. Ripken and some of the other obscure no-name errors/variations…it really amazes me that people hold them in such high regard. The desire to have something that was not meant to be had is oddly strong in our society. 800 copies may not completely satisfy demand, especially since we tend to hold these things in high regard even after the real value disappears, but it would certainly drive the price way down as it should. Does anyone give a crap about an insert numbered to 800 copies? How about 200 copies? 100? Hardly anymore. It's funny that we hold weird flaws/oddities like this in such high regard, but a manufactured scarcity like a press plate which is truly unique has almost become a bore to collectors now.