Newest batch scanned--all came from the 1997 Bowman's Best box I broke a month or so ago and subbed
The Guerrero and Rolen part of the projects being worked on the rest are feebay materials
The Piazza I already know a buyer who likes him
That Snell by the Way I just realized they mislabeled-- its actually the Orange Refractor I sent in
A few more scans from the recent sub thats back
I enjoy the Guillen refractor it really pops when shown next to the base
Did as well as expected on the Vlad and Gwynn. Tek had a minor surface flaw on it
You need to look by the CI on back in "tehnicians" to see it. Gwynn is basically OC enough not to gem
Teks were pack fresh and as expected the Heltons go to a project being worked on rest on feebay
Sweet card !! Thankfully someone finally read my 1st post about posting their slabs if they cared to
More stuff scanned all headed to feebay .These are from the 1998 Crown Royale, 2002 Bowman Chrome and the 2000 Bowman Chrome loaded box.
The Clemens rescanned for eBay already own his BGS card and a PSA 10 so being resold.
I actually saw a surface issue I had NOT noticed when maield in originally so learned something today- not be in a hurry !
The 2002 Chrome Jeter Reprint has a slight L-R issue that took it off the 10.
The 1998 Crown Royale are horribly packaged this is the best I expected so happy there
The 2000 Bowman Chrome refractors are slightly OC no surprise on grades- still 1st graded versions though so set builders need them
The Grace has a printers created dot on it marring surface- 9 was also best I saw. Slightly OC on back also
I expect 10 on the Teen Idols and was not unhappy to see them come thru
Starting in on the BGS slabs now. Bunch of common Clemens slabbed
I have tons of dupes I tend to use commons as fillers in orders
Seeing the Posts reminds me to find my paperwork so I can write a Red Sox post about those
Some more new Clemens BGS slabs scanned. I have to really start checking my registry before I sub
Dummy me thought I was knocking off another Prism item = little did I realize I already had one Slider Silver slabbed and a gem to boot
And folks while I'm happy with the grade ( Pacific is always tough to get Mint much less Gem) irritates me to spend unnecessary $$
With just 50 tough to find those SP Limited are nice = and box breaks don't happen much-- too pricey for the ROI
The Curtain Call came from that Fleer box break I did a while ago in my other thread
OK more Clemens slabs scanned. The Fleer 2004 Legacy are notoriously poorly cut- Nrmt 7 is normal the occasional 8 or higher unusual
The Clemens/Johnson dual [MENTION=1802]Pinbreaker[/MENTION] helped me with 3 years ago and held on to and is my first 2004 add on in nearly 5 years for the 2004 Ultimate series. It's just a really, really tough series if your a player collector to complete. Down to just 5 total cards left to complete my player set of Clemens. One is a quad, the other a Houston Astros card with 6 signatures and a 3rd an Octo 1/1 item with 8 signatures. Most of the 2004 Ultimates are # 25 or less. The other 2 needs I won't name suffice to say they "should" eventually come up for sale one of these years. I'll consider the set complete if the last 2 come in
The 2005 Signings was disappointed thought that one had higher chances but saw the corners were weak upon its return
The 2006 CoSigners if you do that set is a nuisance- slow but sure on that one. Anyone wants to go in with me on a few boxes let me know will buy some
The 2006 Epic blue I have more of couldn't believe I hadn't slabbed at least one of the Blue RC1 but finally looked at the series and realized I didnt so sent that one in. Not disappointed as I have more available.. The Nomar was one that slipped by me scan wise sorry. That series is tough to gem happy with that card
Another batch came back from PSA so here's the decent part ( all 9's). Some were for projects being work on others resale on feebay
The Heltons for a project as prior stated .Ortiz and Mariano from the recent breaks. A 9 on a Topps Chrome from 1997 or 98 is normal
Those years are known for horrible centering and production issues. No biggie there they are feebay materials anyways
Slow updates due to scanning/listing and other projects I'm juggling
Sorry on big pics have to do so as feebay likes them that way.
Last couple of scans then I gotta sleep before work tonite
Teks are amazingly easy IF you spend time looking at them to gem. That's IF you make the time
I've perfected the "rush job" technique and Mint 9's are the punishment
Don't get me wrong- I went 5 for 7 on this sub for Gem 10's on Tek- just missed easy flaws
I'll show the gems when I get that far
These are the last of the Mint 9 that came back. Took me a full 2 minutes of looking at Nomar to see where the issue was. For me that's an eternity
Minor surface issue above the N and on the right edge near it prevented a Gem 10 . The Mac is the type of series where Gem 10 will be difficult
Horrible cuts , rough edges and damaged corners out of sealed packages are common. These were sold on QVC back then and you can imagine
the shipping issue sthey went thru. Happy with the Mint 9 trying to get the series in all Mint 9 /Gem 10 grades.
I'll be starting on scanning all my Gem Mint 10 that came back as well as the upcoming box break ( 2007 Finest master box)
More PSA scans from recent sub thats back. The Heltons I've said in the past is for a project I am working on. Although my favorite item didn't hit minimum
so it was not slabbed sadly. I'll try again on it had a few spares. Since both my Vintage 61 slabbed gem I'll sell one.
The Unleashed reminds me of a Wheaties box rip off. And the fact multiple Fleer Tradition cards gemmed was suprising they are notoriously
The Bagwells are part of another projects the Pedro for resale to Red Sox guys. Sorry about the flipped backs one is Topps the other Fleer. I don't agree with the Finest card ( overgraded in my opinion) I'll upgrade when I see another one that's better centered. The scanner really hurts that Chrome's appearance its actually quite beautiful in person and 98TC are hard to gem if you ever tried before. Same with the Brilliants Pedro its clean as a whistle the scanner picks up everything on all surfaces including its own scan top
Last group of slabs for a bit. I'm good at gemming 99Tek although Ioccasionally miss stray surface issues
The Guerrero are part of a project = the Pizza and rest are resell fodder. I have a frequent Piazza buyer so I'll continue 90's subs of him.
Same with McGwire and Thomas- plenty still to slab from storage and since its been profitable will continue
The Jeters are part of a massive collection of 90's early 00's I've owned for years I'm slabbing / selling for next years induction.
I actually showed his 2002 Bowman Chrome Reprint PSA 9 last week- this one came first in 1998
Emptying the apartment out of these slabs will need to visit storage tomorrow and clean up my place a bit
Always like when I complete scans and can empty the apartment of the keepers while slotting the rest where I can get at them quickly in storage
Love how the room looks once thats done !!!