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Offline jeffcaff

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2765 on: April 24, 2023, 11:26:55 AM »

Offline drono

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« Reply #2766 on: April 24, 2023, 12:00:09 PM »
And a brand new one for your enjoyment. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/364230834393?hash=item54cdd978d9:g:NcgAAOSwT-9kRgdT

And it's been discounted down from $95.99!

This never ceases to amaze me.  This particular seller has been on eBay for almost 22 years, sold 36K items, and has 13,200 items currently listed.  Can't s/he do a little research to see what's a reasonable price for this?  It's no wonder those self-help-get-rich-quick charlatans on TV keep making those infomercials.  Maybe someone will actually buy this at a 28.8% discount.

Offline drono

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« Reply #2767 on: April 24, 2023, 12:03:55 PM »
I must be missing something... what about this is fake?

2023 base sets didn't come packaged in a plastic box like this.  It looks like they used one that Topps sent with something else and just stuck the Topps seal around it to make it look like it was a sealed box.

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« Reply #2768 on: April 24, 2023, 02:59:29 PM »
2023 base sets didn't come packaged in a plastic box like this.  It looks like they used one that Topps sent with something else and just stuck the Topps seal around it to make it look like it was a sealed box.

I didn’t even pay attention to that… I just assumed they repackaged in the box, but never considered they might be trying to make people think it came that way.

Offline lucidjc

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« Reply #2769 on: April 24, 2023, 08:42:41 PM »
That's why I called it shit-fakery, it gives the impression. Not a good look.

Offline JailOJohn

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« Reply #2770 on: April 25, 2023, 04:16:10 AM »
Agree, although with the crappy colation of “first wave” $100 isnt horrible for a set. The re-packaging seems dishonest, especially putting the Topps tape on it to make it look like a sealed box…

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« Reply #2771 on: April 25, 2023, 08:21:09 AM »
Agree, although with the crappy colation of “first wave” $100 isnt horrible for a set.

Look around, you should be able to find one in the $60 price range, which is only a little over $1 per sticker.

Offline JailOJohn

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2772 on: April 27, 2023, 07:58:34 AM »
Most complete sets i have seen on E-Bay are more in the $80-90 range. Even at that price, i might just go the aftermarket route. It sounds like some people spent serious money chasing sets and chaser cards….

Offline RawGoo

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2773 on: April 27, 2023, 08:24:43 AM »
I have been asking $70 shipped, or $80 with both boxes, shipped priority.

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« Reply #2774 on: May 05, 2023, 12:13:29 PM »
New listing…Im not sure if the seller is nuts or the market is nuts….Complete set of 16th Series plus puzzle listed at $4,000. ($3,999.99) Says higher grade. that sounds about $1,500 too high IMHO…

Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #2775 on: May 05, 2023, 01:42:13 PM »
It has best offer option. Seller might well accept $2500-3000. A little high maybe, I wouldn’t call it nuts.



Offline Soremel

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« Reply #2778 on: May 10, 2023, 04:15:12 AM »
But it's only "minor edgewear"!  You mean you can see other flaws?   >(

I believe that the "minor edgewear" was a typo on behalf of the person who listed this item. It was supposed to read "miner edgewear", as this sticker has obviously been used to hack coal from a mine. Regarding any other flaws, I think it's safe to assume that the seller pulled a Sgt. Schultz, here... "I see nothing.... NOTHING!!"

Offline drono

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« Reply #2779 on: May 12, 2023, 08:30:23 AM »
This isn't the only gem this asshole has listed


https://www.ebay.com/itm/394617351230

It's also listed as a Never Peeled Sticker!!! (with three exclamation points for emphasis).  I wonder what explanation is given for why the sticker doesn't fit the border behind it.  I'm surprised it isn't listed as a "Rare Error!!!" for this reason.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2780 on: May 13, 2023, 08:29:35 PM »

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« Reply #2781 on: May 14, 2023, 02:23:40 AM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/225574085019?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=FPMpGeHsSZC&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=eF4544COSP2&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
I Dont think this is nuts. Its really cool. I just dont have a spare $10,000…

My statue!!  I was told it had two "brothers" but this is the first I have seen of them.  I agree, it is very cool.  Very fragile, too.  And an impossible dust magnet that needs to be behind glass!

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« Reply #2782 on: May 14, 2023, 11:33:44 AM »
Would I like this unique piece - yes - 10K ..... :-\ ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Richard
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Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #2783 on: May 14, 2023, 12:39:41 PM »
Were those the statues done by Mark Alfrey?

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« Reply #2784 on: May 14, 2023, 02:34:40 PM »
Were those the statues done by Mark Alfrey?

Yes, they were.  He did a beautiful job!!

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2785 on: May 14, 2023, 03:57:00 PM »
Well if their MSRP was going to be $9,995….i can see why they halted production.
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Offline lucidjc

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« Reply #2786 on: May 14, 2023, 04:23:11 PM »
Well if their MSRP was going to be $9,995….i can no see why they halted production.

I think these were prototypes for vinyls Topps never made.

Offline JailOJohn

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2787 on: May 14, 2023, 05:39:18 PM »
I wonder what their production costs would have been. I bet people on here would have paid $60-100 for the statues…

Offline mikecho

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2788 on: May 15, 2023, 03:43:40 AM »
Was Dr Popper the only one that was made or were there others?

Offline lucidjc

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« Reply #2789 on: May 15, 2023, 03:58:37 AM »
Was Dr Popper the only one that was made or were there others?

Only popper was made.

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« Reply #2790 on: May 15, 2023, 04:04:41 AM »
Well if their MSRP was going to be $9,995….i can see why they halted production.

No, they weren't supposed to retail for $9,995.  Mark Alfrey did the castings as prototypes for Topps, but the deal never worked out.  Here are some threads about it:
http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=1563.msg34888#msg34888
http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=359.msg7930#msg7930
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Offline JailOJohn

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2791 on: May 15, 2023, 05:03:06 AM »
Marcel and DC release statues and busts all the time, i suppose they have a big enough market to nake money on them. We really need more Wacky collectors…

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« Reply #2792 on: May 23, 2023, 10:46:01 AM »
This one's a sports card, but the seller claims this is exempt (strange choice of words) from major defects.  I suppose the stains, dinged corners, and jagged top edge are considered minor defects.  BTW it books for $1.50 in EX-NM and $4 in MT.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/125848275128

Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #2793 on: May 23, 2023, 11:25:46 AM »
This one's a sports card, but the seller claims this is exempt (strange choice of words) from major defects.  I suppose the stains, dinged corners, and jagged top edge are considered minor defects.  BTW it books for $1.50 in EX-NM and $4 in MT.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/125848275128

LOL…I definitely like mine better!


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« Reply #2794 on: May 24, 2023, 10:38:00 AM »
LOL…I definitely like mine better!

That one is nice.  I'm 7 cards away from completing my 1972 set - without series 6.  I've had a lot of mine since I was 8 years old, so most of them are EX.  I'm not quite as discriminating.

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« Reply #2795 on: May 24, 2023, 11:01:11 AM »
That one is nice.  I'm 7 cards away from completing my 1972 set - without series 6.  I've had a lot of mine since I was 8 years old, so most of them are EX.  I'm not quite as discriminating.

That’s great! I am all over the 1972,1973 and 1974 sets. I will probably never complete them, but I love trying to maintain a consistent level of quality. Unfortunately, graded cards have very much dried up in the last few years, so progress has slowed considerably.

Which 7 do you still need?

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« Reply #2796 on: May 25, 2023, 07:57:50 AM »
Which 7 do you still need?

I have a Billy Williams in the mail (not the one above), so here are the other six:
441 Thurman Munson - New York Yankees
534 Jim Hickman - Chicago Cubs (Yellow)
559 Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds
568 Juan Marichal - San Francisco Giants IA
625 Rookie of the Year Award
626 Babe Ruth Award

I'm also considering adding the Traded Cards in the 6th series, of which I have all but three:
751 Steve Carlton - Philadelphia Phillies TR
753 Denny McLain - Oakland Athletics TR
754 Frank Robinson - Los Angeles Dodgers TR

I've seen all of them on eBay, but they're either creased or priced over the book value, and I hate paying too much for something more than I love having the entire set.  For me, the thrill is much more in the hunt and obtaining the bargain than being a completist.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2797 on: May 25, 2023, 08:08:50 AM »
Do you collect them graded?

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« Reply #2798 on: May 25, 2023, 08:52:52 AM »
I won’t bore you with a detailed exposition unless you want me to, but there is no yellow “variation” of Jim Hickman in the same sense as the four other Cubs color variations. It is a printing error that is shared with many of the other cards in the same sheet column. I can give you chapter and verse on this if you need convincing 😁

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« Reply #2799 on: May 25, 2023, 09:44:56 AM »
Do you collect them graded?

Did you mean Ono or me? 🤔