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Online faustxxx

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2450 on: May 24, 2021, 01:56:07 PM »
Hey, did you forget what you were going to say?
  OK, that is a serious glitch.  I did write something and it was exactly what Paul Maul just put.  WHAT THE HELL?????

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2451 on: May 24, 2021, 02:05:51 PM »
  OK, that is a serious glitch.  I did write something and it was exactly what Paul Maul just put.  WHAT THE HELL?????

If you look carefully, you accidentally typed your response within the body of the quote.

Offline 70s_Kid

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2452 on: May 24, 2021, 03:28:24 PM »
I think you'd only pay that much for a PSA 10 1982 Playbug if you're an heir to the Hugh Hefner estate.

I would think twice before offering 10 bucks

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Offline quas

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2454 on: May 24, 2021, 05:03:31 PM »
But you can save 30% if you act now!   ;D
Marc

Offline bigtomi

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2455 on: May 25, 2021, 11:07:45 AM »
But you can save 30% if you act now!   ;D
and, on top of that, you get a "Free additional sealed transparent food-grade baggie adds additional protection to the casing". This will keep bugs out...ohhhh, too late.

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2456 on: May 25, 2021, 12:47:47 PM »
PLEASE tell me that THIS is not the going rate for a PSA-10 1982 sticker now...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224433230591?hash=item34414352ff:g:v-0AAOSwyWVgf1Ur

The PSA stuff already seems astronomical for 1-16 stuff, but if things go this direction, my old collection would be worth millions (if I still had it all).  Crazy stuff.

That's what I don't understand about the whole infatuation with PSA grading.  You really can't tell the difference between a 9 and a 10, but the price difference seems astronomical - or at least in the eye of the seller.  It's not just on Wacky Packages but on every trading card, even new ones where the printing process is so good that every card should be a 9 or a 10.

Offline MoldRush

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2457 on: May 25, 2021, 03:52:47 PM »
I personally donít get it at all.  Ok, if I want a few of my favorite titles or a rarer card in the best condition possible just because it makes me happy to own them, fine.  But trying to assemble entire OS runs, or die-cut set or Ads set, spending thousands in the process, not for me, even if I had the cash to burn.  Certain collectibles retain their appeal across generations of people better than others, but I donít think Wackys will be at the top of that list.  As the years go on and our generation slowly dies off, will there still be a market for these ultra-pricey slabbed cards, let alone an appreciation in value that can keep pace with inflation?  Maybe, maybe not, but doesnít feel like the surest bet to me.

Offline 70s_Kid

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2458 on: May 25, 2021, 04:10:51 PM »
That's what I don't understand about the whole infatuation with PSA grading.  You really can't tell the difference between a 9 and a 10, but the price difference seems astronomical - or at least in the eye of the seller.  It's not just on Wacky Packages but on every trading card, even new ones where the printing process is so good that every card should be a 9 or a 10.

It is a money making scheme for PSA in my opinion....  I will never buy a slabbed wacky...  my 1967 diecut set would grade between 8 and 10 on every card.  I will never get them slabbed. 

Offline MoldRush

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2459 on: May 25, 2021, 04:48:40 PM »
I personally donít get it at all.  Ok, if I want a few of my favorite titles or a rarer card in the best condition possible just because it makes me happy to own them, fine.  But trying to assemble entire OS runs, or die-cut set or Ads set, spending thousands in the process, not for me, even if I had the cash to burn.  Certain collectibles retain their appeal across generations of people better than others, but I donít think Wackys will be at the top of that list.  As the years go on and our generation slowly dies off, will there still be a market for these ultra-pricey slabbed cards, let alone an appreciation in value that can keep pace with inflation?  Maybe, maybe not, but doesnít feel like the surest bet to me.
I should probably stifle myself (to quote Archie Bunker) on this subject because Iím sure Iíve weighed in on the general subject before and am not really saying anything new.  And I donít want to offend anyone who is into slabbed Wackys, as the pursuit of 3rd party graded collectibles is pretty much part of most collectibles markets by now.  Maybe all those collectors know something I donít.  I have a friend who obsesses over Incredible Hulk #181, the first full appearance of Wolverine from the X-Men, his favorite character.  But he wonít even look at anything lower than maybe an 8.0.  Way to go Frank, maybe itíll hit $100,000 soon, if it hasnít already. 

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2460 on: May 25, 2021, 04:55:48 PM »
I should probably stifle myself (to quote Archie Bunker) on this subject because Iím sure Iíve weighed in on the general subject before and am not really saying anything new.  And I donít want to offend anyone who is into slabbed Wackys, as the pursuit of 3rd party graded collectibles is pretty much part of most collectibles markets by now.  Maybe all those collectors know something I donít.  I have a friend who obsesses over Incredible Hulk #181, the first full appearance of Wolverine from the X-Men, his favorite character.  But he wonít even look at anything lower than maybe an 8.0.  Way to go Frank, maybe itíll hit $100,000 soon, if it hasnít already.

Hulk 181 is a perfect example. Buying that book uncertified is asking to get a restored, color touched copy. If that doesnít bother you, fire away. You donít need to buy a high grade CGC copy if that isnít important to you. You can buy one in lesser condition and still have the resto check.

Offline MoldRush

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2461 on: May 25, 2021, 06:26:15 PM »
Interesting, didnít realize how prevalent restorations are in comics, though I would venture to guess it occurs 99% with the big-ticket books.  To expend the effort on lower-demand titles and issues would be akin to counterfeiting $1 bills.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2462 on: May 25, 2021, 06:27:22 PM »
Interesting, didnít realize how prevalent restorations are in comics, though I would venture to guess it occurs 99% with the big-ticket books.  To expend the effort on lower-demand titles and issues would be akin to counterfeiting $1 bills.
Or $2 bills.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2463 on: May 25, 2021, 06:41:41 PM »
Interesting, didnít realize how prevalent restorations are in comics, though I would venture to guess it occurs 99% with the big-ticket books.  To expend the effort on lower-demand titles and issues would be akin to counterfeiting $1 bills.

Absolutely, 90% of the comics I own are ungraded, and given their value and how I obtained them Iím pretty sure they are not altered. I would only be concerned with either ultra high grade comics that are priced high or keys.

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2464 on: June 24, 2021, 08:15:42 AM »
Now that I'm trying to finish off some of my sport card sets from my childhood, I can't believe how some sellers think they have a goldmine of a card because it's old and the player is a star - or famous.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/353545615296

Here's the latest book value for this card: $12.50-$25 in NM condition, which this card is not.


I'm not a stickler for condition, so I'd offer the seller $10 for it, but he also wants almost that much for shipping!  He'll probably put it in a regular envelope with a 55-cent stamp on it, so I could only reasonably offer him about 80 cents to feel like I broke even on it.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2465 on: June 24, 2021, 11:40:10 AM »
This one just sold for $6.50 and looks nicerÖ




Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2466 on: June 24, 2021, 11:41:20 AM »
Meanwhile a PSA 9 just sold for over $18,000.
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Offline 70s_Kid

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2469 on: June 26, 2021, 07:41:28 AM »
get it while it's hot!!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/122260880703?hash=item1c7750fd3f:g:zAQAAOSwx2dYHU~b

if you miss picking it up for $1500.00 bucks,  I can sell you the same set for the rock bottom price of $750.00!  LOL!!


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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2470 on: June 26, 2021, 07:42:36 AM »
Absolutely friggin' unbelievable - that one...

it's the scratches that make it soo valuable!

Offline quas

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2471 on: August 04, 2021, 01:47:10 PM »
Here is the original 1978 art for the "1978" sticker that was issued in 1973:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284397114994?hash=item4237639672:g:jX8AAOSwni5hCvW5
Marc

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2472 on: August 04, 2021, 02:09:43 PM »
Here is the original 1978 art for the "1978" sticker that was issued in 1973:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284397114994?hash=item4237639672:g:jX8AAOSwni5hCvW5

You know what the real b**ch of it is? It's paint by number.

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Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2474 on: August 04, 2021, 04:17:04 PM »
The most a PSA 9 from this set ever sold for is $34.99Ö.and most of them sold for under $10.

Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2475 on: August 04, 2021, 05:00:57 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Topps-Wacky-Packages-Sticker-Vile-Soap-2nd-Series-Tan-Back-PSA-9OC-/294314111087?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

Sorry for the long link, canít figure out how to do the eBay link thing on phone.

Very tempting though, I must say.

Whoever can find the uncommon part of this card gets a high five.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2476 on: August 04, 2021, 09:23:03 PM »
It looks like a die cut sticker, but on cardboard.   ?????

Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2477 on: August 05, 2021, 08:06:53 AM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Topps-Wacky-Packages-Sticker-Vile-Soap-2nd-Series-Tan-Back-PSA-9OC-/294314111087?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

Sorry for the long link, canít figure out how to do the eBay link thing on phone.

Very tempting though, I must say.

Whoever can find the uncommon part of this card gets a high five.

Looks like itís slightly more than half of a Vile/Fishbone Hostess double that was torn in two.

Offline bigtomi

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2478 on: August 05, 2021, 10:03:05 AM »
Looks like itís slightly more than half of a Vile/Fishbone Hostess double that was torn in two.
I believe Patrick is correct, as the sticker's copyright has no asterisk.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
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Marc

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2481 on: August 05, 2021, 10:56:27 AM »
PSA it!
     Marc, It looks tan to me, but that is not the only part of the description that is WRONG. lol.

     Matt

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2482 on: August 05, 2021, 11:04:04 AM »
     Marc, It looks tan to me, but that is not the only part of the description that is WRONG. lol.

     Matt
"Gently used condition"  LOL

Guess it was torn carefully.... ;D

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
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Offline JailOJohn

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2484 on: August 06, 2021, 04:06:56 PM »
I  see another seller has 3 of the same boxes (admittedly in worse shape) for $165Ö..not sure why this seller is asking SO muchÖ.

 

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