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Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1890 on: May 13, 2017, 06:28:31 AM »
That Cram looks like Gem Mint!

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Offline Soremel

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1892 on: May 13, 2017, 09:50:15 AM »
I thought it had been posted before! (I was too lazy to search that far back! LOL!)

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1893 on: May 13, 2017, 10:28:50 AM »
I pointed this auction out back in December. Shocked it still hasn't sold.   :o   :P

You just have to lower your price a bit on this set, Bigtomi (even though it does have the "thin border" prototype.)
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Offline Soremel

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1894 on: May 16, 2017, 10:11:09 AM »
You might wanna jump on this one while the lower price is in effect! I'm guessing that the high price tag is justified by the fact that this particular sticker was found in one of the smoke stacks depicted in the illustration... complete with Virginia Slums soot!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/old-1970s-Wacky-Packages-Sticker-Trading-Card-Virginia-Slums-Slims-Cigarettes-/152550496849?hash=item2384b7da51:g:rz0AAOSwcBhWbK~V

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1895 on: May 16, 2017, 10:38:17 AM »
You might wanna jump on this one while the lower price is in effect! I'm guessing that the high price tag is justified by the fact that this particular sticker was found in one of the smoke stacks depicted in the illustration... complete with Virginia Slums soot!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/old-1970s-Wacky-Packages-Sticker-Trading-Card-Virginia-Slums-Slims-Cigarettes-/152550496849?hash=item2384b7da51:g:rz0AAOSwcBhWbK~V

Wow, I wouldn't buy that sticker even if it had been one of my kids that added the additional artwork.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1896 on: May 16, 2017, 02:25:14 PM »
You might wanna jump on this one while the lower price is in effect! I'm guessing that the high price tag is justified by the fact that this particular sticker was found in one of the smoke stacks depicted in the illustration... complete with Virginia Slums soot!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/old-1970s-Wacky-Packages-Sticker-Trading-Card-Virginia-Slums-Slims-Cigarettes-/152550496849?hash=item2384b7da51:g:rz0AAOSwcBhWbK~V

This one has been pointed out before, as well, though not by me. About a year and a half ago, Jay commented on it:

I was in the room with Art Spiegelman when he wrote the Virginia Slums gag.  We were working all week to get that series written and roughed out, and Art was working on his book MAUS at the same time.  That ebay Virginia Slums card in the ebay auction above has a little scrawl on the upper right that looks very much like what ultimately became Art's MAUS character (but without the eyes and nose) .   Who knows?  It's in bad condition, yeah.... But it could be an important piece of history.  He was still working on the book when that series came out.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1897 on: May 19, 2017, 06:11:39 AM »
Only $4000 for 104 Original Series Wacky Packages!!  Some really rare ones like the cloth that have come completely unglued!!  The others are just like the day he bought them!!  A real shoe box find!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262991069921?ul_noapp=true

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1898 on: May 19, 2017, 06:56:36 AM »
Only $4000 for 104 Original Series Wacky Packages!!  Some really rare ones like the cloth that have come completely unglued!!  The others are just like the day he bought them!!  A real shoe box find!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262991069921?ul_noapp=true

Totally worth it!! I'd pick it up for the upside-down 6-Urp in the first picture, but the gem of the bunch is the backwards Mrs. Klean...

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1899 on: May 19, 2017, 10:49:45 AM »
Totally worth it!! I'd pick it up for the upside-down 6-Urp in the first picture, but the gem of the bunch is the backwards Mrs. Klean...
Say it ain't so, George. ;D
The super rareness is too overwhelming.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1900 on: May 24, 2017, 03:17:23 PM »
Only $4000 for 104 Original Series Wacky Packages!!  Some really rare ones like the cloth that have come completely unglued!!  The others are just like the day he bought them!!  A real shoe box find!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262991069921?ul_noapp=true

This has been relisted at $3500.  I checked it out, and now I'm receiving alerts from eBay saying, "Don't let this one get away!"

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1901 on: May 24, 2017, 07:00:09 PM »
This has been relisted at $3500.  I checked it out, and now I'm receiving alerts from eBay saying, "Don't let this one get away!"
I really love the cloth Weakies in the last pic with the super special flex-o border. Just a humdinger!

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1902 on: May 28, 2017, 03:27:29 PM »

Offline Soremel

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1903 on: May 28, 2017, 03:35:09 PM »
Umm...

eBay auction: #152563285617

Have you seen the seller's other slabbed borderless offerings? They have a PSA 8 NM-MT borderless Maddie Boy, if anyone is interested!

Offline freetoes

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1904 on: May 28, 2017, 04:30:35 PM »
Corner damage is common when peeling off borders.  That might cost a couple of points.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1905 on: May 28, 2017, 04:31:45 PM »
Unbelievable!!  How can they even process borderless stickers?  Three more farces added to the population reports............  And, because they are graded, no returns accepted.
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« Reply #1906 on: May 28, 2017, 05:02:37 PM »
Unbelievable!!  How can they even process borderless stickers?  Three more farces added to the population reports............  And, because they are graded, no returns accepted.

It's alarming. On the one hand, I understand graders can't all be experts on every issue, but this type of mistake makes a mockery out of the whole process. And they don't seem to have any group learning curve, they keep making the same wonder bread mistakes year after year.

Offline RawGoo

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1907 on: May 29, 2017, 06:56:03 AM »
Somebody actually bid $9.99 for the borderless Tied "PSA 7."

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1908 on: May 29, 2017, 07:02:03 AM »
Jim Modico sent two scathing emails to Joe Orlando (PSA's president) about these issues as well as some of the horribly over graded wackys 4SC has listed lately.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1909 on: May 29, 2017, 08:19:23 AM »
Jim Modico sent two scathing emails to Joe Orlando (PSA's president) about these issues as well as some of the horribly over graded wackys 4SC has listed lately.

4SC?  I looked to see the over-graded items, but don't see ebay items under that ID.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1910 on: May 29, 2017, 08:35:20 AM »
4SC?  I looked to see the over-graded items, but don't see ebay items under that ID.

Abbreviation for Four Sharp Corners. One of their PSA 9 beauties already sold, but here's a screenshot. Heavily toned AND miscut.



I mean come on...should these two have the same grade?

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Offline RawGoo

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1911 on: May 29, 2017, 08:54:29 AM »
Geez, aside from being toned, it is miscut to the point that there are even the little black marks along the side!!  I would never even consider submitting that to PSA.

Offline jleonard1967

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1912 on: May 29, 2017, 04:42:34 PM »
i guess if you send in enough to them, they will overlook some things :(
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Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1913 on: June 08, 2017, 02:38:02 PM »
Is this a shill bidder or someone who just doesn't understand eBay?  23 bids in 3 minutes and then no effort to bid again when the auction ended 23 hours later.

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=322537412321&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2765

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1914 on: June 08, 2017, 03:27:05 PM »
Is this a shill bidder or someone who just doesn't understand eBay?  23 bids in 3 minutes and then no effort to bid again when the auction ended 23 hours later.

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=322537412321&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2765
My guess is the latter.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1915 on: June 08, 2017, 03:34:23 PM »
this is a no brainer here

Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1916 on: June 08, 2017, 04:51:53 PM »
Is this a shill bidder or someone who just doesn't understand eBay?  23 bids in 3 minutes and then no effort to bid again when the auction ended 23 hours later.
someone just banging away at the 'increase your bid' button that pops up when you underbid

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1917 on: June 08, 2017, 08:51:45 PM »
Is this a shill bidder or someone who just doesn't understand eBay?  23 bids in 3 minutes and then no effort to bid again when the auction ended 23 hours later.

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=322537412321&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2765

Yes, but they've already made 1248 transactions on eBay before.  You think they would have the hang of it by now.  Perhaps they really wanted this item and took this course of action to as an attempt to scare off other bidders, figuring that if anybody tried to outbid them at the last minute, they'd never get past their 23 bids in 60 seconds - assuming anyone else would bid step-by-step in small increments.  What they didn't figure on, though, was that somebody would just leap right past their highest bid in one fell swoop.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1918 on: June 09, 2017, 09:47:36 AM »
Yes, but they've already made 1248 transactions on eBay before.  You think they would have the hang of it by now.  Perhaps they really wanted this item and took this course of action to as an attempt to scare off other bidders, figuring that if anybody tried to outbid them at the last minute, they'd never get past their 23 bids in 60 seconds - assuming anyone else would bid step-by-step in small increments.  What they didn't figure on, though, was that somebody would just leap right past their highest bid in one fell swoop.

No, they bid in small increments until they got the high bid.  Their last bid of $51.98 was a dollar higher than the one made about an hour earlier.  Then they didn't bid again in the next 23 hours of the auction.  1) A person who now has 1249 transactions would probably have figured this out by now and 2) Anyone who is eBay savvy could easily look at their bidding pattern and reasonable guess that they bid no higher than $51.98. So anyone who wanted to bid $53.00 or more would easily outbid them in the next 23 hours.

Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1919 on: June 14, 2017, 05:57:49 PM »
one way to try and retire rich

eBay auction: #272715720137

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1920 on: June 14, 2017, 06:35:04 PM »
one way to try and retire rich

eBay auction: #272715720137

Let's see, $1,000 at $2.49 per pack, that box must have 400 packs, and shipping is free.  What a deal!

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1921 on: June 14, 2017, 07:47:30 PM »
one way to try and retire rich

eBay auction: #272715720137

I think this guy made a simple typo. He has a case of 24 of these same boxes for $1000 obo as well.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1922 on: June 15, 2017, 06:00:18 PM »
I think this guy made a simple typo. He has a case of 24 of these same boxes for $1000 obo as well.

IDK, it seems they have a bunch of items at that $1000 price tag. 10+ typos?



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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1923 on: June 18, 2017, 02:40:08 PM »
DAMNIT JIM!

I was going to press $4500 at the last second..... I can always focus on a Ratz later in life - THESE ARE A STEAL AT $1000 !

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHA

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #1924 on: June 20, 2017, 08:04:46 PM »
The picture has to be wrong on this auction -- a borderless sticker listed as a PSA 7 NM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112449247206?ul_noapp=true