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Offline ToadallyDude

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2520 on: September 05, 2021, 07:52:53 PM »
"Wackim"...  now there's a flash from the past!!   :o

Why does that sound familiar?  Anyone want to shed light on that story?
I do remember, "foobar", very early in the eBay golden-age.  Is that guy still around?

Offline faustxxx

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2521 on: September 15, 2021, 04:52:30 PM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k

Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2522 on: September 15, 2021, 05:03:21 PM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k
National Spittoon posted that one on here last month. Good times.

Offline MadMike

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2523 on: September 15, 2021, 10:09:58 PM »
Good luck identifying the center of that POS. As far as being graded, I am not sure people even know what PSA is when they list.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2524 on: September 16, 2021, 04:44:48 AM »
I think a lot of it is people using another listing as a template.

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« Reply #2525 on: September 16, 2021, 05:53:55 AM »
I think a lot of it is people using another listing as a template.

I agree, and sometimes ebay makes it difficult to change details.  But this one has PSA 7 in the details, and PSA 9 in the title, so the seller was even sloppy there!

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2526 on: September 16, 2021, 04:19:49 PM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k
Oh crap this isn't really PSA 9 card?   8)  Best $2 I ever spent I have some good karma going for me lately,  I needed this for a cut doubles collection.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2527 on: September 16, 2021, 04:27:58 PM »
There is a uk gloom with a pin hole out there with 4 junker regular wackys for $10 shipped if anyone is interested.  Ping me and i will send link.
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Offline ToadallyDude

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2528 on: September 17, 2021, 02:27:22 AM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k

This listing is hilarious.  There were definitely people out there on eBay & the wrapper who graded stuff like this all the time.  I've never been a purist when it comes to condition, and I can enjoy an EX+ just as well as a NM/MT.  But it's amazing how many times I'd get "NM" stickers that were literally borderless and/or creased down the middle, or with writing on the back, etc.  One guy wanted to sell me a book full of Wackys that had all been stuck to notebook paper for $300, and was insulted that I'd questing his grading of them when I arrived to see it. Ug.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2529 on: September 17, 2021, 03:09:10 AM »
I don't go on eBay much anymore, and I haven't actually bought anything on there for many years.  But I check now and then... and I just can't believe someone would pay this much for a PSA9 Hostess Wacky.  I know they're really rare, and PSA9 is awesome.  But $14K is a freaking car, or at least one-of-a-kind piece of original art or something...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273786872318?hash=item3fbef821fe:g:9lAAAOSwai5eErHT

Is there some kind of 'limit' to what people will pay for a sticker of any rarity, just based on pure logic?  Or are there just so many people with disposable bitcoin fortunes or real estate equity that can throw that kind of cash around for this stuff?  I mean, $200 for one of these H-pairs back in the day was almost ludicrous.  I still have a hard time justifying that for a 1977 sticker or something.  Are these people nuts (like this thread implies), or have I gone nuts thinking this is nuts?

Offline bigtomi

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« Reply #2530 on: September 17, 2021, 09:56:40 AM »
Are these people nuts (like this thread implies), or have I gone nuts thinking this is nuts?
This auction is for a full set of 19 graded pairs. I'd still say $14K is high, though, eh?

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« Reply #2531 on: September 17, 2021, 10:49:16 AM »
Is there some kind of 'limit' to what people will pay for a sticker of any rarity, just based on pure logic?  Or are there just so many people with disposable bitcoin fortunes or real estate equity that can throw that kind of cash around for this stuff?  Are these people nuts (like this thread implies), or have I gone nuts thinking this is nuts?

It extends to sports cards too!  This one should be in the $40-80 range for an ungraded near mint card.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/363542414378

Either the seller is nuts to think someone would pay the $10K BIN for this, or he thinks there is someone out there nuts enough to pay it and not smart enough to find another one on eBay that is graded and much cheaper.  The blurry photo in the scratched up holder and the lack of any description are just bonuses.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 10:51:26 AM by drono »

Offline faustxxx

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2532 on: September 17, 2021, 12:34:48 PM »
     As a past sports memorabilia shop owner, this is someone who found this in a drawer and because of the somewhat "famous" name condition matters very little. They should at least use lighting to increase visibility and a new top loader with a plastic sleeve. We all see items on eBay that are over the top over priced and sometimes they do sell.  But yes this card is $50 on a good day.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2533 on: September 23, 2021, 03:45:07 PM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k

 I know you guys were all really concerned, this psa9 card arrived safely!
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2534 on: September 23, 2021, 09:01:08 PM »

 I know you guys were all really concerned, this psa9 card arrived safely!

  Nice Ernie, maybe take a chance and have PSA regrade it for a possible 10.

Offline JailOJohn

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2535 on: September 25, 2021, 01:11:02 PM »
Anyone feel like paying $1,289.99 for a single Band-aches? There is one on e-bay, if you do….

Offline faustxxx

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2536 on: September 25, 2021, 01:53:40 PM »
     John. maybe if it were tan back and graded PSA 10.

Offline drono

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« Reply #2537 on: September 25, 2021, 02:11:42 PM »
     John. maybe if it were tan back and graded PSA 10.

It is a tan, but its top/bottom centering is off.  You can see a tiny bit of the border on the card above it and the copyright is cut in half on the bottom.

The same seller has two more Tandaches with bigger issues with BIN prices of $389.99 and $899.99 and a black ludlow for $699.99.

Out of curiosity, what is the order in rarity of tan, black ludlow, red ludlow?
« Last Edit: September 25, 2021, 02:14:42 PM by drono »

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2538 on: September 25, 2021, 02:24:19 PM »
It is a tan, but its top/bottom centering is off.  You can see a tiny bit of the border on the card above it and the copyright is cut in half on the bottom.

The same seller has two more Tandaches with bigger issues with BIN prices of $389.99 and $899.99 and a black ludlow for $699.99.

Out of curiosity, what is the order in rarity of tan, black ludlow, red ludlow?

I believe it is just as you have it:  tan, black ludlow, red ludlow (the scarcest)
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