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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Wonder Bread Series
« Last post by bandaches on Today at 07:27:48 AM »
Nice condition is one thing.  I get that - dirty, dinged corners, creases are less desirable - but it seems like with better printing capabilities today that centering is the main focus of grading, and it has translated to vintage items.  I feel the focus on older collectibles should be elsewhere such as damage from handling or simply just "aging."  Shouldn't "out of the pack fresh" be a gem mint 10 as long as there weren't obvious printing flaws?  I really doubt that you cared about centering as an elementary student when it was just something fun to do.  Could your 10-year-old eye really detect the centering difference between what PSA would grade as a 9 compared to a 10? 

And you're correct that grading shouldn't be about the money, but that's what it has become.  It should simply be a way for a recognized authority, using a transparent standard, to 1) verify that the item is genuine, and then 2) qualify the quality of the item.  In my opinion, it's the consumer that has become obsessed with owning the gem mint 10 that has turned the hobby into a business, not the act of grading itself.
I think one feeds the other like chicken and egg.  Grading companies filled a need for the obsessed and then created a new need for folks who previously didn't really care once the $ kicked in....slowly the grading population is being penetrated by other companies and PSA changing its standards making older graded cards somewhat obsolete is all part of the game to keep people chasing this.  Instead of .5 grades, soon the .25 grades will come and all those PSA8s that really could be 8.25 or 8.5 of today will need to be regarded.....and those collections that lead the PSA race will need to be regarded to get some decimal bump ups....

Looking for the following Original Series 1 Stickers in Good/ VG  Shape with no writing on backs.

Quacker Oats,   Crust,  Horrid,  Cover Ghoul,  Vicejoy,  Hostage,   Lavirus


General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Just Missed it
« Last post by jleonard1967 on December 01, 2022, 09:13:42 PM »
Yes, I bid $650.  Did you win a lot of the 9's?
I really wanted the Mulers. But as I said someone wanted it more.  I got the Tied, Gadzooka, and Grave Train also on that day.  The Mr. Mean, and the Have a Temper the Day before and the Shots Tissue the day before that one.  Also got 90 dollars in ebay bucks for my troubles. 
Original Series / Re: Bum Chex/Choke Wagon
« Last post by JailOJohn on December 01, 2022, 03:15:09 PM »
My Dad used to say “they don’t know the war is over,” whenever something was super expensive. Maybe today, we should change that to “they font know Covid is over.”..,,
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: 2022 All-New Monthly Wacky Packages
« Last post by Joe G. on December 01, 2022, 09:08:31 AM »
From what I've seen on set images, I'm diggin' the All detergent and Swiss Miss parodies. The artwork on those two really stand out this month.

Steve, yup those are Shanes!  He’s done a bunch of sketch sets under the name Kid Grimm but those are his first two Wackys and I agree cool stuff and of course “ Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl”
Artists & Illustrators / Re: Robert Jimenez
« Last post by zerostreet on November 30, 2022, 02:49:57 PM »
Got another batch of Fearsome Weirdos Family in. Both Hardcover and Paperback. Most of the HC are spoken for. Feel free to message me if interested, though. HC is $25 shipped within the U.S and Paperback is $15, with an extra surprise thrown in for the Holidays!

If you already reached out to me I'll be getting in touch.

General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 6
« Last post by Lavirus on November 30, 2022, 09:17:28 AM »
So, since the October Wackys just arrived, that means the New Attackys should be following soon, right?

Your optimism is charming. We all live in hope.
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Last post by crackedjerk on November 30, 2022, 06:56:43 AM »
Wait, didn’t Series 3 have some kinda rare cans (Mountain Goo, Pupsi and Hurtz Baked Bears) and the ridiculous “Fugggeddaboutit rare” Bar Kist?

Yes, it did.  There were six different cans (in both red and blue versions) that were considered "rare" and three that came in black versions that were considered "really rare" along with the impossible-to-find Bar Kist.
Artists & Illustrators / Re: Chad Scheres
« Last post by Scheres on November 29, 2022, 09:54:08 AM »
Thanks!! On ebay now if anyone's interested.
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Common 1967 Die-Cuts Item
« Last post by bandaches on November 28, 2022, 04:53:12 PM »
I’m still not clear on how they can authenticate and claim this as an “Unopened “ box, if this did not come from a case as you said.
To me Unopened implies it’s as originally packed by Topps, and it’s something much more than a box full of authentic packs. Why is this not listed as Full Box of authentic packs?
EXACTLY!  This box could have been cobbled together with packs from all sorts of sources so it is nothing more than certifying a pile of packs in a box that they KNOW most won't bother to unseal but it is important for BBCE to make sure perception is bigger than that so they can roll in the $ on this.
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