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LouisvilleCARDS
07-04-2008, 05:00 PM
I just bought 3 boxes of 2008 Upper Deck SPx the other day, got some pretty big cards out of it. A bunch of autographs/jersey cards, a Griffey HERO game worn jersey card, and two autographed rookie redemption cards, one of Gonzalez for the A's and the other for .. Jay Bruce. :D

I got some SP Ledengary cuts on the way too. I've been taking advantage of the eBay cashback promotion thats been going on.

macro
07-04-2008, 05:27 PM
You might be interested in a discussion we had three years ago about older cards and collecting...

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41168

LouisvilleCARDS
07-04-2008, 06:10 PM
Ah, interesting thread. I haven't been into it in about 10 years, and I used to collected basketball cards 98% of the time. I thought since eBay was doing this Live Search cashback thing for 20, 25% that it would be a good time to take advantage though.

klw
07-04-2008, 10:40 PM
http://static.baseballtoaster.com/blogs/cardboardgods/images/2007/JohnnyBench76.jpg

always one of my favorite cards

GoReds33
07-04-2008, 11:46 PM
How much were the boxes? I have a bunch of old cards from the 70's and 80's, but very few current ones.

MrCinatit
07-05-2008, 02:20 AM
Currently, I've been shopping for 1950s and 1960s Hall-of-Famers. Working on the 1961 set, which had almost 60 HOFers in the set. I am not working forward to the time I work back to the legendary 1952 Topps set.
It's a lot of fun, actually. I've been grabbing them through eBay for the most part. Like everything else, the market is taking a hit and many cards can be had a lower-than-usual prices. The cards I have been grabbing are in pretty bad shape - but even so, even the Mantles are going at significantly lower prices than a few years ago.

LouisvilleCARDS
07-05-2008, 03:37 PM
How much were the boxes? I have a bunch of old cards from the 70's and 80's, but very few current ones.

I got them off eBay for $150 apeice, got three, but with the Cashback Live Search promotion they have going on, I got 20% off so like $100 back off of that. Basically if you goto the Live Search link and search for something, usually a videogame console, there will be an eBay banner link at the top of the search with the cashback thing. Then if you use it on a Buy It Now item and pay with paypal, in like two months you get the percentage back. Right now its at 10% though last I checked, which really isn't much of a deal - but I bought some at 20 and 25% ... at one point it was up to 35% ... I missed out on that one though.

GoReds33
07-05-2008, 10:15 PM
I got them off eBay for $150 apeice, got three, but with the Cashback Live Search promotion they have going on, I got 20% off so like $100 back off of that. Basically if you goto the Live Search link and search for something, usually a videogame console, there will be an eBay banner link at the top of the search with the cashback thing. Then if you use it on a Buy It Now item and pay with paypal, in like two months you get the percentage back. Right now its at 10% though last I checked, which really isn't much of a deal - but I bought some at 20 and 25% ... at one point it was up to 35% ... I missed out on that one though.Thanks a lot. That does sound like something I'd be interested in.

The Baumer
07-06-2008, 06:25 AM
One Christmas all I got was a box of that first year of Bowman's Chrome, which at the time was ridiculously overpriced. I remember going to some stores and they'd be going for $20 a pack. I remember people going gaga over the Hideki Irabu and Travis Lee refractor rookie cards with their country's flags in the background. Ben Grieve and Adrian Beltre were also very popular cards back then. :D Shows how silly all that Bowman rookie card stuff was.

GAC
07-06-2008, 10:34 AM
I probably wasted, dollar value wise, tens of thousands in my bicycle spokes as a kid. ;)

AccordinglyReds
07-06-2008, 07:22 PM
I got back into the hobby (being as frugal as possible) last year after getting a Topps Turkey Red blaster for $5. Since then, I've been spending money here and there, but haven't bought a box yet. Only blasters and packs. I've been trading for awhile at SportsCardForum, so that's been a fun way of occupying time. :)

reds1869
07-06-2008, 11:02 PM
I got back into the hobby (being as frugal as possible) last year after getting a Topps Turkey Red blaster for $5. Since then, I've been spending money here and there, but haven't bought a box yet. Only blasters and packs. I've been trading for awhile at SportsCardForum, so that's been a fun way of occupying time. :)

Well hello there, I didn't know you posted on here. I'm reds1869 from SCF. :)

redsfaninbsg
07-07-2008, 08:12 PM
I collect upper deck 08 SP Legendary Cuts. I don't know much about them though, trying to get a complete set if your interested in doing some trading or just shooting the bull pm me or aim me terpfaninbsg.

cumberlandreds
07-08-2008, 07:59 AM
I have all the Topps series from 1971 to 1993. I just need Nolan Ryan from the 1970 to complete that one. Just need a few from 1968 and 1969 to complete those two years also. I also have some of the early DonRuss and Fleer sets too. It's fun to do and I hope to get back into it someday.

REDblooded
07-08-2008, 10:30 AM
Anybody here claim to be a larger invester?..... I'm trying to move my entire collection (getting married soon)..... I don't have the time to piece everything out over EBay. I have quite a bit of Reds stuff, and a bunch of really good prospect cards. My collection includes a Johnny Cueto Orange Refractor /25, a Jay Bruce auto'd PSA/DNA rookieball, a Miguel Cabrera fleer certified all-star game auto'd baseball /25, and a bunch of other good stuff (lebron topps pristine rookie card).

Send me a PM if interested, I'm looking for north of 1K for everything

MrCinatit
07-08-2008, 01:59 PM
I have all the Topps series from 1971 to 1993. I just need Nolan Ryan from the 1970 to complete that one. Just need a few from 1968 and 1969 to complete those two years also. I also have some of the early DonRuss and Fleer sets too. It's fun to do and I hope to get back into it someday.

That '70 Ryan card was actually the last card I got to complete my 1968-present Topps collection. It is a brutally difficult card to get, being a high number and all. I paid close to 100 bucks for that card, and it is in kinda rough condition.
That said, I had a ton of fun putting those sets together.
The only tougher card from that era is probably the 1967 Tom Seaver card - his rookie, a high number and I am pretty sure it is a short print to boot. In the end, that will probably be one of the last '50s and '60s HOF cards I get a hold of.

cumberlandreds
07-08-2008, 02:14 PM
That '70 Ryan card was actually the last card I got to complete my 1968-present Topps collection. It is a brutally difficult card to get, being a high number and all. I paid close to 100 bucks for that card, and it is in kinda rough condition.
That said, I had a ton of fun putting those sets together.
The only tougher card from that era is probably the 1967 Tom Seaver card - his rookie, a high number and I am pretty sure it is a short print to boot. In the end, that will probably be one of the last '50s and '60s HOF cards I get a hold of.


Yes those high numbers from 1967 are hard to get. They were short printed. The common players are expensive. So I would imagine someone like Seaver would be really out of reach,at least for me.

LouisvilleCARDS
07-11-2008, 06:06 PM
I collect upper deck 08 SP Legendary Cuts. I don't know much about them though, trying to get a complete set if your interested in doing some trading or just shooting the bull pm me or aim me terpfaninbsg.

I just opened a few boxes of them. I got an Adam Dunn/Ted Kluzuski card with a piece of Dunner's jersey and big Ted's bat in it, it looks really cool. :cool:

I would be interested in trading. I immediately put everything in sleeves when I open them, everything is in at least excellent condition, kinda pissed though a lot of cards nowadays aren't pristine when you open the pack anymore and sometimes have slight wear on the corners.

If you have a mystery redemption card, I would trade for it. I have a ton of game used/autograph cards.

BuckeyeRedleg
07-18-2008, 04:31 PM
Bumping this thread.

Need advice from fellow Griffey fans.

What range is a 1989 Upper Deck PSA 10 going for? By checking ebay of late, I'm thinking $200-$300.

I have about 10 of these cards, but none of them have been graded. I may have a 10, but I'm not willing to spend all the money to have them graded so they can come back 8's and 9's.

Anyway, I'm debating whether I should drop $200 on it. Is that a good deal?

An idea I had was to sell a few of the one's I had (ungraded) to pay for the PSA 10. Any advice from any graded card experts would be appreciated.

BuckeyeRedleg
07-18-2008, 04:39 PM
Also, when buying a PSA 10 graded card, is there something I should be looking for if I can choose between several of the same for a similar price?

What I mean is, does PSA give out 10's to cards that aren't perfectly centered? Meaning I should look at the scans (if they are not stock photos) and pay more for the one that looks the best.

I know Becket (BGS) graded cards and a 9.5 (gem mint) was the equal of the PSA 10. Now, I'm seeing BGS 10.0 (pristine) cards out there. I'm just wondering if the way they are grading these cards now is changing and it may now be easier to get a 10.

goreds2
10-07-2008, 12:53 AM
Most of my cards are from the 1970's with some sets in the 80's.

Rookies of note: Griffey Sr., Concepcion, Ozzie Smith, Eddie Murray and George Brett.

I would sell them all except for my Reds if the price was right.

bucksfan2
10-07-2008, 08:41 AM
Bumping this thread.

Need advice from fellow Griffey fans.

What range is a 1989 Upper Deck PSA 10 going for? By checking ebay of late, I'm thinking $200-$300.

I have about 10 of these cards, but none of them have been graded. I may have a 10, but I'm not willing to spend all the money to have them graded so they can come back 8's and 9's.

Anyway, I'm debating whether I should drop $200 on it. Is that a good deal?

An idea I had was to sell a few of the one's I had (ungraded) to pay for the PSA 10. Any advice from any graded card experts would be appreciated.

Check Ebay. In all reality I think that is where you will find the actual price for baseball cards. It doesn't really matter what Beckett or a card shop says, it matters what Joe Schmoe is willing to pay for it.

BuckeyeRedleg
10-07-2008, 09:48 AM
Check Ebay. In all reality I think that is where you will find the actual price for baseball cards. It doesn't really matter what Beckett or a card shop says, it matters what Joe Schmoe is willing to pay for it.


Since I asked this question in July, I stumbled across a great site for anyone interested in buying graded cards. It's called VintageCardsPrices.com.

It lists every card that has recently been sold on eBay and the average price paid. For example, I'm in the process of upgrading my first set collected, the 1978 topps set (see my avatar to the left). I am completing the entire set in PSA graded 9 and above (at this point my set ranks 25th on the PSA set registry). If I go to Vintage card prices.com, I follow the links to the 1978 set and there it has all 726 cards in the set listed. Off to the side, it will have an icon for every particular graded card in that set that has a current eBay auction. You can either click on the auction and it takes you straight to eBay so you can bid or you can click on the card and it will show the last 20 or so auctions for each category (PSA 8, PSA 9, PSA 10, BGS 9.0, BGS 9.5, etc.) with an average auction price for the last 5 auctions. It has really helped me to gauge what my top bid should be. Using that guide, I recently bought a 1978 Pete Rose (PSA 9) for $10. It is booked for for $25 and I think I may have been one of the lowest winners for that card in sometime.

I agree eBay pretty much should be used as a price guide over any Beckett or even PSA's SMR (Sports Market Report), but it would be impossible to follow every auction without a tool like VCP. I would highly recommend it to anyone that buys graded cards. I think it costs $10 per month, so it would only be useful if you figure you can save $10 a month using it. One card (like my Pete Rose) may save you the $10.

bucksfan2
10-07-2008, 09:52 AM
^^^^
I didn't realize the post was in July until I read your post. VCP seems like an interesting site I may check it out.

OnBaseMachine
12-06-2008, 12:25 AM
I was just looking at some Jay Bruce cards on EBAY and I found this card:

http://i20.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/21/ae/e65e_1.JPG

That's one of the best looking cards I have ever seen. I would LOVE to have that card but there's no way I would pay 175 dollars for it. That's a thing of beauty... that card will probably be worth a ton of money about 20 years from now.

goreds2
12-17-2008, 12:14 AM
I was just looking at some Jay Bruce cards on EBAY and I found this card:

http://i20.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/21/ae/e65e_1.JPG

That's one of the best looking cards I have ever seen. I would LOVE to have that card but there's no way I would pay 175 dollars for it. That's a thing of beauty... that card will probably be worth a ton of money about 20 years from now.

I had no idea Frank Robinson played first base.

MrCinatit
12-17-2008, 05:15 AM
I had no idea Frank Robinson played first base.

I was surprised to find Robinson played most of his 1959 season at first, and about half of the next season there - perhaps this was injury related?
That said, it does not appear he was very good at the position.

RedsBaron
12-17-2008, 06:51 AM
I read somewhere that Robby had a shoulder or arm injury in 1959.

RANDY IN INDY
12-17-2008, 10:04 AM
That is correct, RedsBaron.

Revering4Blue
08-13-2010, 07:44 PM
This worth a few chuckles.

The 30 worst baseball cards of all time.

http://acidcow.com/pics/12208-the-30-worst-baseball-cards-of-all-time-30-pics.html

Red in Chicago
08-13-2010, 08:00 PM
This worth a few chuckles.

The 30 worst baseball cards of all time.

http://acidcow.com/pics/12208-the-30-worst-baseball-cards-of-all-time-30-pics.html

I literally lol'd at the Sammy Sosa one.

redsfanmia
08-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Is it me or does Rick Folkers look like Kip Dynomite?

redhawkfish
08-13-2010, 09:50 PM
Geez!! The Tom Henke card was awful!!

Dom Heffner
08-13-2010, 10:09 PM
I probably wasted, dollar value wise, tens of thousands in my bicycle spokes as a kid. ;)

If I had a dime for everytime you've said this...

Don't stop- its becoming like the changing of the guard. :)

KronoRed
08-13-2010, 10:19 PM
I had that Sammy Sosa card..sadly lost to time.

Dom Heffner
08-13-2010, 10:26 PM
Facial hair and big glasses, oh my.

reds1869
08-13-2010, 11:15 PM
This worth a few chuckles.

The 30 worst baseball cards of all time.

http://acidcow.com/pics/12208-the-30-worst-baseball-cards-of-all-time-30-pics.html

Good stuff!