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theplasticman

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Nov 21, 2008
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Claims they were bought at the bankruptcy auction do my guess is some form of final prototype/exec sample? Who knows.
I've heard mostly that they're just replacement cards missing serial number. Something else to chase if they appeal to you.
 

bstanwood

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Sep 24, 2016
3,217
Mystic, CT
I bought a lot of three, mostly because it had the prism plat. Blue that has eluded me, so at least now I have an example of it.

Also I completely geek out every time I get an eBay notification that something was delivered, I just got two notifications, it's gonna be a good time when I get home!!
 

theplasticman

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Nov 21, 2008
3,891
I bought a lot of three, mostly because it had the prism plat. Blue that has eluded me, so at least now I have an example of it.

Also I completely geek out every time I get an eBay notification that something was delivered, I just got two notifications, it's gonna be a good time when I get home!!
Party time!
 

theplasticman

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Nov 21, 2008
3,891
I think those un-numbered Pacifics are pretty cool. I'm interested in the Robbie lot that seller has up right now, but the price is still a bit steep - especially since I already have half the ones in that lot (from other sellers). He was willing to break up the lot for me, but we couldn't agree on a price. Hoping the asking price continues to drop, as it has once already.
Hope it comes down in price for you.
 

theplasticman

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Nov 21, 2008
3,891
Got one of the Beckett inserted sample cards incoming for Erstad. One of the few Silver I didn't already have.
 

theplasticman

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Nov 21, 2008
3,891
The well has really dried up for me (again). Used to seeing at least something, even if overpriced, that I need.
 

WizardofOz1982

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Sep 30, 2017
989
Oklahoma
The Jeff Frye well has gone dry again after the UD Electric Diamond Gold auction a while back.

The Ryan Helsley well has been a gusher though. I've picked up 2 Supers and a Red in the last month.
 

u2me57

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Mar 21, 2014
3,167
Hendersonville, Tn.
Overall, being a Jim Thome collector I can't really complain. He's got almost 10,000 cards and with him going in the HOF in 2018 he has a lot more cards coming out since then, compared to 13-17. Of course there are a lot more Thome collectors now that he's in the HOF. From 02-17 I felt like he was under collected and underrated. That did change a little when he hit home runs #500 and #600. Right now it's just up and down. Some days I don't see anything I need or in my price range. Other days I'll see 2-3 cards I need. Some days I don't even look. I need to branch out more, as I only do Ebay (auctions) and Sportlots. I think 2021 will be a good year for collecting!
 

smapdi

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Aug 7, 2008
4,250
I thought I'd be stuck on my Sizemore collection just waiting for 1/1s to pop up since I have a copy of pretty much everything numbered above 10 or so, or so I thought. I've been relying on my memory when I check the listings, though I am good about adding thing to my watchlist and checking up. I gave up using any published checklists like Beckett a long time ago because they listed things in such inscrutable ways. 2008 SPx was the one that dissuaded me. I have assembled 20 different "Winning Materials" variations with different die-cut windows and colors, and you cannot tell one from another by looking at Beckett's checklist. But last week another thread prompted me to go look on ebay for something and I discovered a 2009 card that I somehow had missed. Not a rare card, just a low-level parallel from UD Piece of History. Now I'm thinking I should do a thorough checklisting against an outside source even if it is hard to match up names.
 

WizardofOz1982

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Sep 30, 2017
989
Oklahoma
I kind of compare the checklists between Beckett, Sportscardforum, and Trading Card Database to try to weed out that type of issue. Congrats on the new Grady.
 

banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
1,838
Lafayette, Colorado
I've done the same thing by merging TCDB, Beckett, and Baseballcardpedia checklists. They are really good resources, but each of them is incomplete, and each of them have some pretty glaring errors. So I've just done my best to fill in those gaps along the way. My current checklist is (almost) bulletproof, but it took hundreds of hours to get there.

But anyhow, congrats on that pickup! Has to be a nice feeling to identify a little hidden gem that you'd overlooked before.
 

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