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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Lipp, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    Josh Green just popped into the Discord
     
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  2. Sanjuro

    Sanjuro Well-Known Member
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    It’s basically what you get when you combine gambling, NBA, cryptocurrency, FOMO and a user base that is taking off at a level that they didn’t anticipate this fast.
     
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  3. Tug

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    This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I just wanted to snag Pistons and former Spartans and I’m priced out of that. I’m not paying hundreds for a Langston Galloway jump shot
     
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  4. Andy Reocho

    Andy Reocho Please don't get lost in the sauce
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    If they add a Paul Pierce wheel chair moment I'm fucked
     
  5. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    i just wanted to be a casual and buy a pack

    guess catering to the degenerates guarantees much higher returns though if they had to choose between casuals and them
     
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  6. Tug

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    Theyre about to release the next batch and they’ve increased the numbers a lot
     
  7. killerwvu

    killerwvu Restoring WVU's E-Rep 1 Post At A Time
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    How many are they releasing? And will they be like 1/20k?
     
  8. Andy Reocho

    Andy Reocho Please don't get lost in the sauce
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    I think I saw/heard there's going to be some tomorrow/Tuesday
     
  9. Tug

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    there are multiple sets. Rookies are 1-4k first appearance 1-12k then a couple of categories 1-25k+
     
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  10. killerwvu

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    :roll: to get the Trae Holo challenge, you'd have to spend 49k :roll:
     
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  11. killerwvu

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    Cool.. hoping I can get a pack
     
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  12. Tug

    Tug Well-Known Member
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    Same. The entry to the market right now is $14 if I’m tracking right. Today has been crazy
     
  13. burnttatertot

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    that always ends well
     
  14. Doc Louis

    Doc Louis Well-Known Member
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    They should. Luka has had a few assists since the last time. Heck Trae Young even made a shot since the last time they had a drop. 15,000+ people will want those.
     
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  15. Lipp

    Lipp Spartan Dawg
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    Daniel Theis is a steal at $13.
     
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  16. Lipp

    Lipp Spartan Dawg
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    Keep going. You’ll luck into a funny joke eventually.
     
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  17. Doc Louis

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    yeah because this thread isn’t a joke already.

    Just don’t bother to submit your crap commons to my blockchain digital card grading service.
     
  18. Detlef Schrempf

    Detlef Schrempf Well-Known Member
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    The hate on this is weird, if you don’t like it, no one is even trying to get you to participate. I don’t do things I’m not interested in, you don’t have to either?
     
  19. burnttatertot

    burnttatertot (๏̯๏)
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    I'm just fascinated by the FOMO and manipulation, otherwise I wouldn't keep checking in. You guys are addicted to this nonsense and I'm addicted to your reactions to it.
     
  20. Tug

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    Yes it is funny
     
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  21. Aurelius

    Aurelius This man, Lenny Pepperidge, AKA Lenny the Pep...
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    I put $250 into this so if it crashes I’m not sure how I’ll ever be able to financially recover
     
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  22. Detlef Schrempf

    Detlef Schrempf Well-Known Member
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    I’m $14 deep, I don’t know how I’ll... pay for an appetizer the next time I order food?
     
  23. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    people love to make themselves feel better by judging things other people like

    we all do it, but doing it on something where literally everyone understands this is the modern equivalent of trading cards just makes people seem like really sad weirdos
     
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  24. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    This is objectively stupid but it’s no more objectively stupid than any other hobby in the history of the world.

    You’re telling me they’re going to pay some guy hundreds of millions to hit some twine with a wood stick okay bro:roll:
     
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  25. Tug

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    There is probably still some value in Brandon Clarke under 50 if you’re looking for a medium risk high reward entry point
     
  26. burnttatertot

    burnttatertot (๏̯๏)
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    This isn't collecting, you guys are in it for other reasons as most of the replies show.
     
  27. burnttatertot

    burnttatertot (๏̯๏)
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    We are in this for different reasons.
     
  28. Andy Reocho

    Andy Reocho Please don't get lost in the sauce
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    Why couldn't it be both?
     
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  29. Tug

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    I don’t think we are though
     
  30. burnttatertot

    burnttatertot (๏̯๏)
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    skeptical hippo
     
  31. Lipp

    Lipp Spartan Dawg
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    Hear me out. You can be into it for collecting, and ALSO enjoy the seeing the sales skyrocket.

    The downside is I will likely not be able to collect much more because us normal folks are being priced out.
     
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  32. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    have you ever talked to people who collect ANYTHING?

    value is like the second thing out of anyones mouth
     
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  33. Lipp

    Lipp Spartan Dawg
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    Just tell him his autographs are cool and maybe he will go away.
     
  34. burnttatertot

    burnttatertot (๏̯๏)
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    I get it, I'm old. Packs of cards were .30 when I started. You'd buy them to try to put the set together or pull your favorite player/team.
     
  35. Tug

    Tug Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for being a hobby gatekeeper
     
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  36. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    autographs are easily the lowest T collectible
     
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  37. Aurelius

    Aurelius This man, Lenny Pepperidge, AKA Lenny the Pep...
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    You forgot the part after where we would immediately rip open Beckett to check the value of said cards
     
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  38. burnttatertot

    burnttatertot (๏̯๏)
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    They clearly are as you wont stop bringing them up.
     
  39. burnttatertot

    burnttatertot (๏̯๏)
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    Thank god someone appreciates it.
     
  40. burnttatertot

    burnttatertot (๏̯๏)
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    I think Beckett came around in '84 as a photocopied/stapled couple sheets, wasn't too much of a thing when I started. It certainly became a thing shortly thereafter.
     
  41. Why?Pokes

    Why?Pokes Take me back to the kine
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    Coming hot on the heels of the alt-coin craze, which saw millions of regular Joes, including posters on this site (not to mention Wall St Bets), take a bath, it’s not unreasonable to offer a few words of caution, IMO. You also need to factor in that the recent explosion in paper card valuations has a lot to do with nostalgia and the desire of the early-millennial demo for analog memorabilia.

    Buuuuuut, it’s a damn fun ride, and I’m here for every second of it. Now someone tell me where my g’damn Austin Croshere dunk mix is. I’ll even accept a Jamal Tinsley lob assist.
     
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  42. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    To be honest, I’m a little concerned about the insane growth the past few days. I got into this thinking moments would appreciate in value, but definitely not this quickly. This is absolutely not sustainable and in order to be sustainable, the collections need to be accessible to anyone off the street.

    Not having packs available and the cheapest moments in the market being $30 is a huge problem, and it’s going to be tough to figure out where to go from here.
     
  43. msudodgers

    msudodgers Well-Known Member

    Option 3. Hot tub
     
  44. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    it's very stupid they haven't been rushing out entry level packs to keep growing the user base and keep the marketplace accessible
     
  45. I've never ignored a thread no matter how much I hate it but I think this is my first because my ape brain can't handle this
     
  46. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    Capping all current S2s was a really weird move. Kind of tied their hands
     
  47. Tug

    Tug Well-Known Member
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    The packs used to be available until a month ago. They weren’t ready for this kind of growth. They gave *everyone* a moment that’s selling for 350
     
  48. Tug

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    I think capping them before releasing the new uncapped is what caused the bubble
     
  49. killerwvu

    killerwvu Restoring WVU's E-Rep 1 Post At A Time
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    And not being able to cash out. It's getting out of hand

    Randle I sold for for 150 is now 750
    Rui 250 is now almost 500
    My Dillon Brooks which just sat in the marketplace and finally sold at $2 is now $21
     
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  50. Aurelius

    Aurelius This man, Lenny Pepperidge, AKA Lenny the Pep...
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    I'm not an economist but you have:

    - A supply that is not growing (1 pack drop / week that hardly anyone has access to)
    - Swell in user base
    - Don't yet have the ability to move money off the site

    Probably helps explain why everything is 400% more expensive than it was on Friday and why this could keep getting even more ridiculous if they don't fix the supply issue
     
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