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jeffv96masters

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Aug 14, 2008
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Another collector's post in the pickups thread reminded me to scan my 2005 Donruss Team Heroes set of slabs.
Have to locate my base Blue and slab it- have yet to see a Gold # to 10 pop up yet
Occasionally would box boxes of these just to see if I could pull my own # to 10 Gold Clemens no luck though
They were sold just to retail stores couldn't buy them through DLP

Info on the set can be found here 2005 DONRUSS TEAM HEROES


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jeffv96masters

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As stated the other day I basically plowed into my missing 2005 Absolute slabs and kicked them over looking for something else. The three below are all #175 Jumbo Reverse. At one point the patch fakers infuriated me so much I went and bought every eBay one I saw for 6 months. Distributed them direct to Clemens collectors if they asked otherwise kept them here

They'll be going soon as I'm no longer keeping dupes around need the space
More to follow scanning the other 2005 Absolute slabs I found right now
The Blue auth one has a corner issue- lower left corner of the window- small crease
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jeffv96masters

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More scanned from the pile of 2005 Absolutes I found. Located my Double, Triple, and Quad Primes
Also located my Quad Reverse. Think I have his #21/40 uniform number Quad Reverse somewhere
More to follow scanning slabs from BGS & PSA back the last few months along with this inventory stuff
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jeffv96masters

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OK on a recent bulk back from May 2020 sent a bunch of testers and some good condition items from 1998 PINNACLE EPIX
The series was supposed to be spread across multiple releases but Pinnacle went under and Certified never released.
Fast forward 20 years and numerous full Certified sets hit the secondary market from that Bankruptcy
I decided to send some test items in to see how they will judge surfaces on these - below are the 4 testers and then resulting sub results. Definitely have to watch surfaces on these cards, along with chipping and edges.
Sadly with the jump in prices , testers won't be as frequent- not cheap enough to learn it the old ways I used to

BELOW ARE THE TESTERS- all had reverse surface issues. Below that the ones I expected 8 or above on- guessed right
You could look at these cards raw head on and see nothing. Turn it at certain angles sideways- pressure waves
Looks like the reverse surface is raised where it should not be from too much pressure creating the front wave effects
I had guessed all correct although the Maddux expected a 3.Waves look like a North Sea storm
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THESE WERE THE EXPECTED HIGHER LEVELS- expected NrMt 8's got Mint 9 I'm happy :sneaky:
Nomar I just need to slab his Play Moment and done with that run ( already have his Emerald Moment)
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jeffv96masters

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More slab catch up. More Macs from the years prior when I side collected him and others.
Already have a PSA 9 of his Travel Orange so that goes you know where (need a Mac PSA 10 for a Travel Orange project I'm trying to complete if anyone has one)
The Modesto A's was a PC item just threw in looked good- same place ,not collecting the SLU series .Pop 1 just 1 higher on that
And the Rolen was for resale glad it gemmed- also a Pop 1. White specs are dust -my scanner pics up everything room is dusty.
The 2001 Finest was tough to pull the refractors ,and its not even worth cracking boxes any more just for 1 or 2 mega hits
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jeffv96masters

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A couple of show promos back from their 2020 siesta
Sorry about the Leaf Limited was in a rush and the heats affecting my phone pics (was 114 * when pics taken) will take better ones later
Williams I scanned last night sure a few board members will appreciate
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And special thanks to Billy for the assist on Posey just have to see if my buddy needs it now ( if he doesn't guess I keep it)
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jeffv96masters

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A while back in May 2020 bulks I subbed the bottom side of this series to check surface, edges , etc and get a feel for how PSA would treat. A bunch of PSA 5 and 6 on that sub. Expected as much but gave me an idea what they'll be looking at and checking. Sub #2 had the next group I felt were better. I still have sub #3 bulk there that should have had the best of them. Here is sub #2 try.
Since I have a Nomar PSA 8 , I upgrded this PSA 9 into my registry and will sell the other as a dupe. The RJ & Andruw go you know where. I'm trying for PSA 8 and better on these.

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jeffv96masters

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A new slab from Jeff @76collector over on the CU boards - goes with my base Gold Retail version
A few recent slabs back recently scanned from PSA after a year gone -- all show promos
Both version base and Gold VIP package on the DK items for CC
I figure he'll make the HOF so slabbed while pricing was cheap ( back April/May 2020 pricing of $8.25)
Good thing I did with today's prices being so unreasonable
I have more BGS slabs soon- scanned today so will post. Been behind lots of medical issues / doc visits lately
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jeffv96masters

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More of the CC show promo's scanned. Think I have about 10 more CC to get encased these will suffice for now
More to follow still catching up scanning Clemens stuff in between

Visually the Best of Fan Club is a red- um- blur even in person- not well designed
The 2002 Donruss looks neat , but its the last 2 that are visually stunning show promo's that I love
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jeffv96masters

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Catching up on more scans first time in a month. Been below the weather lately
Combo of BGS backlog insurance scans and new PSA returns from 9-11 months out
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Bernie's a Pop 1 none higher strangely- I have more I'll sub see if I can pop one higher
The Biggio I figured 8 due to centering and voila- PSA 8
Another Sabathia show item slabbed, and three new Rolen's back.
The Hawaii # to 15 and 2005 Leather & Lumber Gold both are pop 1 none higher
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Also some Clemens scan catch up for insurance gal this week. Have to get that Black Ink slabbed in a Blue holder.
Didn't want to mar the card- looks miscut - so I'll blue slab it and find another one. Luckily I know its origin
Big Hawaii collector sold it to Burbank who I got it from. Not sure if I have a Red Ink if not will buy one when I find time / energy
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