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Offline sco(o)t

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2241 on: March 18, 2020, 12:28:25 PM »
WTF is going on here? See how these people are all intertwined?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-RARE-Topps-Wacky-Packages-ANS10-JOE-SIMKON-COLOR-Umbrella-Sketch-Card/223945680963?hash=item342433e843:g:1FUAAOSwsWlebBbD


https://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-Topps-Wacky-Packages-ANS10-SKETCH-Card-By-JOE-SIMKO-AMAZING-COLOR/223949797642?hash=item342472b90a:g:asQAAOSw6nNecWtF

The Description for the kane-and-romita lot states:  "1967 RARE Topps Wacky Packages Original DIE CUT. You get the exact card shown in the photos. Thus cars is a beauty !!!"    Probably a hold over from some copy and pasting, but adds to the confusion even more.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2242 on: March 18, 2020, 01:06:01 PM »
Interesting how it's a one of a kind piece of art, but there are two listings for it.  Maybe one of them intends to win the other auction and then sell it for more?

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2243 on: March 18, 2020, 01:13:27 PM »
Interesting how it's a one of a kind piece of art, but there are two listings for it.  Maybe one of them intends to win the other auction and then sell it for more?

One of the sellers must been texting, as he says "Thus cars is a beauty !!!"
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2244 on: March 18, 2020, 01:42:58 PM »
Interesting how it's a one of a kind piece of art, but there are two listings for it.  Maybe one of them intends to win the other auction and then sell it for more?

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2245 on: March 18, 2020, 01:52:03 PM »
Interesting how it's a one of a kind piece of art, but there are two listings for it.  Maybe one of them intends to win the other auction and then sell it for more?

They're both Matt Stock.  I guess it's a way to keep the BIN available while bidding is underway.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2246 on: March 18, 2020, 02:27:56 PM »
They're both Matt Stock.  I guess it's a way to keep the BIN available while bidding is underway.
I tend to think it's just carelessness in the listings.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2247 on: March 18, 2020, 02:32:11 PM »
I tend to think it's just carelessness in the listings.

Could be.  He's got a lot of items to keep track of.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2248 on: March 18, 2020, 08:59:00 PM »
They're both Matt Stock.  I guess it's a way to keep the BIN available while bidding is underway.


It is not a BIN it is up for auction with a 149.99 starting bid. think that $51 one would disappear is someone bid on the 149 one?

Carelessness in the listing??? do you really think that? and not something a little more malicious?

Look at that sketch, how can that be confused with anything other than what it is?

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2249 on: March 19, 2020, 08:39:24 AM »
Look at that sketch, how can that be confused with anything other than what it is?

I agree.  We've all seen careless listings where the description doesn't match the photo, but these are exactly the same, and it's a one of a kind item.  Notice Joe's signature on the back how the J cuts through the O in TOPPS and the m cuts between the s and the .c in TOPPS.COM on both of them.  It's the same photo used for each one.

I guess it's all moot now since the lower-priced auction went down to $24.99 and now has been ended because there was an error in the listing.  Maybe they're reading the forum?  Conspiracy theories?

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2250 on: March 19, 2020, 09:12:01 PM »
With the ending of the lower listing, just tells me Matt has come up with another way to cheat the bidders and CHEAT the system. Any of you can like and buy from this guy, but in my BOOK is a CROOK. straight up and down! He should be run out of business, instead he's supported. Wake up people.


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Re: Are these people NUTS???
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2252 on: April 20, 2020, 03:54:11 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Made-Wacky-Packages-Trading-Card-Album-Binder-Graphics-Only/164166647528?hash=item2639183ee8:g:e3sAAOSwJrdenF18

So you can pay $20 for artwork stolen from Topps. No binder included! Such a deal!

$9.90 shipping makes it seem even more like you're getting a binder.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2253 on: April 21, 2020, 01:47:40 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Made-Wacky-Packages-Trading-Card-Album-Binder-Graphics-Only/164166647528?hash=item2639183ee8:g:e3sAAOSwJrdenF18

So you can pay $20 for artwork stolen from Topps. No binder included! Such a deal!

I guess that's no worse than selling 8x10 photos of Wacky Packages boxes, or the people who sell a book of high quality content by Wikipedia articles!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184184975061

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2254 on: April 21, 2020, 01:57:27 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184184975061
Quote from: above ebay auction
Note: The font used in this book is unusually small and may require magnification, depending on your vision.
Perfect seque to my thoughts on this: I just can't see buying this.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2255 on: April 21, 2020, 01:59:49 PM »
Perfect seque to my thoughts on this: I just can't see buying this.

I see what you did there.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2256 on: April 21, 2020, 05:17:50 PM »
Lavirus,

They should stick to the beautiful custom wacky binder artwork I have up here for everyone for FREE*

Richard
#StayWacky

* Because Topps does not care about us anymore

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2257 on: May 16, 2020, 06:01:53 AM »
I can't figure out if I have to pay $15 for shipping or it's free?




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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2258 on: May 17, 2020, 04:24:05 AM »
Lavirus,

They should stick to the beautiful custom wacky binder artwork I have up here for everyone for FREE*

Richard
#StayWacky

* Because Topps does not care about us anymore

I bet the production costs make it cost prohibitive.  While I really like the binders, maybe Topps should focus on making the slip in inserts for a three-ring binder and sell those instead.  Or better yet, give them away with set purchases as an incentive rather than putting different backs on the same sticker.  They could be printed on demand at a very low cost.  They used to make sell sheets and even included posters in some of the ANS, Flashback, and Olds sets, when there used to be a box.  So that creative process was there in the past.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2259 on: May 17, 2020, 06:02:04 AM »
I bet the production costs make it cost prohibitive.  While I really like the binders, maybe Topps should focus on making the slip in inserts for a three-ring binder and sell those instead.  Or better yet, give them away with set purchases as an incentive rather than putting different backs on the same sticker.  They could be printed on demand at a very low cost.  They used to make sell sheets and even included posters in some of the ANS, Flashback, and Olds sets, when there used to be a box.  So that creative process was there in the past.

The pages for Funny Fiends were really cool, but required that the stickers be peeled and stuck.  I ended up buying an extra set to keep nice.  We card collectors are a strange breed, right?  Or, is it just me  :o

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2260 on: May 17, 2020, 06:25:00 AM »
The pages for Funny Fiends were really cool, but required that the stickers be peeled and stuck.  I ended up buying an extra set to keep nice.  We card collectors are a strange breed, right?  Or, is it just me  :o

Not at all.  ;D  For example, remember the make your own Wacky Colorform-like cards that were a chase set for one of the ANS sets? I got one set to leave as is for the binder and another to play around with.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2261 on: May 19, 2020, 12:09:08 PM »

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2262 on: May 19, 2020, 12:25:36 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-RARE-VINTAGE-WACKY-PACKAGES-COMPLETE-SET-5th-SERIES/122260880703?hash=item1c7750fd3f:g:zAQAAOSwx2dYHU~b

I have 4 sets I could let go for $40 each and the Crams have a border!  LOL

Imagine what he would have asked for if he had the whole puzzle!

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2263 on: May 19, 2020, 01:55:15 PM »
I have 4 sets I could let go for $40 each and the Crams have a border!  LOL

But these are the ultra rare ones!  Besides the Cram's missing border, the White Fowl has a crease on its corner, and the Pounds has a printing flaw.  That's just from a first glance at the poorly taken photos.  What are the odds of finding that combination in a complete set?

I wonder if sellers like this are similar to the guy on Storage Wars who was convinced he found a $2,000 original Nintendo in one of his lockers.  When Darrell Sheets convinced him to get it valued, it was worth about $20.  I see so many sellers thinking that their Wacky Packages finds are worth a fortune.  There's a Paul Maul 1st white with a BIN price of $585 currently listed with a condition of EX at best.  I guess there's a sucker born every minute who just might buy it for that price.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2264 on: May 19, 2020, 02:36:28 PM »
Worried I might have overpaid for the series I just bought via eBay described as NM-/NM (with both versions of Cram) for $60. Feeling better after seeing the listing above!  :o

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2265 on: May 19, 2020, 02:45:57 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-RARE-VINTAGE-WACKY-PACKAGES-COMPLETE-SET-5th-SERIES/122260880703?hash=item1c7750fd3f:g:zAQAAOSwx2dYHU~b

I have 4 sets I could let go for $40 each and the Crams have a border!  LOL
I first pointed out this auction in Dec 2016, it's been running, on and off, that long. And this is the second time that you've pointed it out to us in this thread, LOL. At least you're consistent.  :P

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2266 on: May 20, 2020, 09:26:17 AM »
I first pointed out this auction in Dec 2016, it's been running, on and off, that long. And this is the second time that you've pointed it out to us in this thread, LOL. At least you're consistent.  :P

sorry, early onset of dementia setting in.... :0

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2267 on: May 20, 2020, 09:54:54 AM »
sorry, early onset of dementia setting in.... :0

Nothing wrong with pointing out how long the damn thing has been up there with the seller keeping the same moronic price and flawed "ultra rare" description!
Marc

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2268 on: May 20, 2020, 11:22:45 AM »
Nothing wrong with pointing out how long the damn thing has been up there with the seller keeping the same moronic price and flawed "ultra rare" description!

thanks for having my "wacky" back...  :)

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2269 on: May 20, 2020, 02:33:32 PM »
Nothing wrong with pointing out how long the damn thing has been up there with the seller keeping the same moronic price and flawed "ultra rare" description!

The seller’s real name is . . . PT Barnum.

But even the sucker of all suckers shouldn’t (and apparently won’t) fall for this one.

eBay should have a rule limiting how many times you can re-list until you have to lower the starting bid by a minimum percentage.  But then, all they’re thinking of is their fee percentages on a $1,500 sale.  They’d rather wait 5 years than settle for less.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2270 on: May 27, 2020, 07:26:31 AM »
Still looking for Series 17

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2271 on: May 27, 2020, 10:39:34 AM »
This is an interesting lot, but what’s everyone think of the price tag?  eBay auction: #362065669653
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2272 on: May 27, 2020, 10:48:00 AM »
I think this one qualifies for this thread.......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-Topps-Wacky-Packages-FAMOUS-MOBSTERS-MINT-Series-15-Packs-TOUGH/153941372597?hash=item23d79eeeb5%3Ag%3AG5cAAOSwxW9eoYKY&LH_Auction=1

Hey, at least it is "Mint!!"

The solution to this mystery is that this guy just stole Mike Assante’s auction text verbatim...only Mike is selling a PSA 9 of this card, which is one of the toughest titles from the 15th series to find in that grade. Primarily because most of the cards look more like the “nuts” seller’s copy.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-Topps-Wacky-Packages-FAMOUS-MOBSTERS-PSA-9-MINT-Series-15-Packs-TOUGH/372717866208?hash=item56c7b74ce0:g:GwEAAOSwMPBdNRJ5

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2273 on: May 27, 2020, 10:49:46 AM »
This is an interesting lot, but what’s everyone think of the price tag?  eBay auction: #362065669653

If I had $20K to spend on wackys right now, this would not be the direction I would go in. 😂

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2274 on: May 27, 2020, 11:08:50 AM »
If I had $20K to spend on wackys right now, this would not be the direction I would go in. 😂

I'll sock my money away for my future Ratz.  🎵🎵  Somedaaay... my Ratz will come... 🎵🎵
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