Sports Card and Memorabilia thread

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  1. seanofthedead86

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    Someone in a FB group I'm in is trying to sell blasters for $85 and hangers for $55. It's ridiculous.
     
  2. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    yeah it's wild, I feel bad for any kids trying to get into the hobby as retail stores never have any stock and resale/hobby prices are insane
     
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  3. Kevintensity

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    Imagine the payoff as a kid saving up your allowance for 17 weeks to buy a single pack of cards
     
  4. seanofthedead86

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    Hopefully the bubble bursts soon and things go back to normal.
     
  5. Shunface

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    Never would’ve gotten into it as a kid now.

    Favorite thing growing up was taking my $5 allowance to the card shop every week.
     
  6. backinblack23

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    I've been seeing them in facebook groups starting to sell for $80, the prices are going to come down as more people find them and I've been noticing more and more people getting fed up with not being able to find them in stores cause people are striking back door deals with the card stocking people and not wanting to pay these crazy prices. In every place I stopped yesterday they haven't even been stocked once yet cause there were no display boxes or even price tags put up.
     
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  7. Andy Reocho

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    The retail side of the hobby has been a shit show since the spring. You get folks that pay others to more or less live at Walmart’s and targets to get the stock, then travel to the next shop in town to get that supply too.

    It’s a tough world. At some point I feel like the regular buyers ITT need to make a text group so if we ever find supply we can hook each other up at retail + ship lol
     
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  8. backinblack23

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    I was going to post on here yesterday, I found plenty of Illusions and Bowman Platinum and some Allen and Ginter was going to see if guys wanted some but I didn’t have time to hang out. I will keep everyone in mind and if I find some stuff maybe I will just grab a few boxes and see if anyone wants it, I don’t mind ripping just random shit either.
     
  9. Andy Reocho

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    Who all ITT actively buys new product? Like/reply and we can make a chat group somewhere to notify each other if we get lucky.
     
  10. DetroitNole

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    Damn my meijer had prizm football hangers. And damn the hangers were $25 each retail
     
  11. Andy Reocho

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    Woah, Meijer trying to make that money lol
     
  12. DetroitNole

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    Haven't bought cards in a while. Spent $250 tonight (sending $50 worth of boxes to my friend). So I opened $200 worth of boxes. Opened 5 hangers of prizm, 2 blasters of illusion, 2 blasters of prizm draft nba and a blaster of Series 1 upper deck.

    The bad :

    didn't realize Illusions aren't worth much. Got a Burrows insert, Tua and Chase Young base, and a few other rookies but none appear to be worth more than a couple bucks. Dont think I made my $40 back from the two blasters

    Didn't pull a Lafreniere from series one box. At least my oversized box topper was Bowen Byram. Only a couple dollar card now but has potential for some future value. Didnt get money back

    The ok : Pulled a green Anthony Edwards, base Lamelo, base Wiseman, and two Patrick williams base cards. Didnt make my money back but green anthony edwards is a $5-10 card.

    The great:

    See picture below, last sold on ebay these 3 cards go for a combined $270 (Burrow $200, Lamb $50 and Ruggs $20)
     

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  13. backinblack23

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    Ran in the stocker at Walmart and got 1 blaster of Prizm draft picks and I was stupid and bought a bowman platinum mega.

    They had plenty of topps update and hockey and that was about it. Right after I got there some guy came speed walking over and searching frantically, almost seemed like he knew she would be there at that time but she had no new product just some random blasters.
     
  14. DetroitNole

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    I have 15 psa vouchers I still need to use. I can't decide if I want to chase likely 9s with older rookie cards like Kobe, LeBron, Aaron Rodgers, Yadier Molina, Tim Duncan and an auto Justin Verlander rookie. Or send newer stuff with better odds for 10s like my Arozarena chrome rookie auto, my Luis Robert or Jasson stuff, that Burrow I just pulled. Or do I want to send in some for my personal collection like a Zadina young gun, a couple Riley Greene autos, a Barry Sanders rookie that looks flawless but isn't his most sought after rookie, or wait until I buy a Tork auto rookie to send in too.
     
  15. Trofie

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    Still waiting from my topps chrome black boxes from topps
     
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  16. Andy Reocho

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    If anyone finds any Prizm football blasters let me know, I'd be willing to go a little over retail + shipping. Trying to get one or two for my brother for Christmas
     
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  17. Trofie

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    Not football but my wife's sister has a bunch of mosaic basketball and these she'd sell
     

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  18. Andy Reocho

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    I'll let ya know, :heythere:
     
  19. cheddarisbetter

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    Anybody still following Topps Project. I was checking it regularly and kind of faded off toward the end. Just checked a little earlier and actually got an artist proof #20 :beaver:
     
  20. cheddarisbetter

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    is this worth getting at $129 once it drops??

    2020 PANINI PRIZM DRAFT PICKS COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TRADING CARDS (HOBBY)
     
  21. Trofie

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    Probably not. Unfortunately panini makes shit value baseball with little resale outside of flawless
     
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  22. FightingCock

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    I go through spurts. Will drop a grand or so when I do. Haven't bought anything in well over 9 months now. But I'm a personal collector, and would rather buy singles than rip packs. And would rather have 40 base cards of mahomes rookies than 1 of 1 chasing. Everybody is different though
     
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  23. FightingCock

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    Not gonna quote my own post, but a local card shop had 25 1990 classic chipper Jones rookies for $2.50 each. Offered the guy $25 bucks and was elated. I had one before when I was a kid, but it was all beat up and these were pristine. Well worth it to me. I rarely keep multiples of the same card, but in that case I have an exception. I just hate buying packs and cases and then trying to sell off my excess that I dont want (which is often 90% of the purchase).
     
  24. cheddarisbetter

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    Nascar prizm worth a shit?
     
  25. FightingCock

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    There's a market for everything, but personally I would not.
     
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  26. DetroitNole

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    Trying to finalize my 15 card voucher to psa and the more I look the more I add cards I might want to send. Current options

    Personal collection options (8)
    - Riley Greene Bowman 1st Chrome Auto
    - Riley Greene Bowman best Refractor Auto
    - Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg Young Guns, but both hand signed so I dont think vouchers work for that
    - Barry Sanders topps rookie, not an expensive card but its flawless
    - Justin Verlander topps and Bowman rookie autos
    - Tarik Skubal Bowman auto

    Older card options to potentially flip (15)
    - LeBron rookies (topps collection and mvp)
    - Dwyane Wade rookies (topps collection and mvp)
    - Kobe rookies (UD Collectors choice and exclusives)
    - Tim Duncan and TMac metal universe rookies
    - Big Ben topps rookie x 3
    - Ichiro topps rookie (slight condition issue)
    - Peyton Manning topps rookie (slight condition issue)
    - Yadier Molina silver topps total rookie (flawless and only has a pop 2)
    - Aaron Rodgers topps rookie

    New card options to potentially flip (12+)
    - Luis Robert multiple rookies (Bowman 1st, topps chrome and topps series 2
    - Jasson Dominguez Bowman 1st (mega box and multiple chrome)
    - Bobby Witt Bowman 1st (mega box and chrome)
    - Gavin Lux rainbow foil rookie
    - Arrozarena topps chrome auto and sepia
    - CeeDee Lamb prizm black and white
    - Joe Burrow red cracked ice prizm

    I have other ones I'd like to grade but those are the ones I think I would want to do the most. Time to get down to 15 from 35...going to look them over really closely to see how many I can cut for condition. I'll probably hunt 10s, except my LeBron topps rookie I think max is 9 but that card is worth so much I'd take a 9.
     
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  27. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    LCS near my house is weird, they open up blasters and then sell them by the pack. Got two R & S Longevity packs and hit a Gold Jeremy Chinn auto /10.
     
  28. Andy Reocho

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    I cannot stand when card shops sell retail product.
     
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  29. Clutch

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    What do you guys use to check the value of specific cards? Ebay? I have all these full of cards and want to know if any of them have a high value PXL_20201206_194540941.jpg
     
  30. Andy Reocho

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    eBay sold section. 130point.com for eBay sales <30 days
     
  31. seanofthedead86

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    Not a huge fan of StockX but I was looking at the price of retail stuff and it seems prices are coming down on the secondary market a bit. 80ish for a blaster now.
     
  32. DetroitNole

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    Cracked Red Prizm Burrow is slightly OC. There are little dots on each side of card so its easy to tell. Right side has 4 dots and some space after 4th dot to edge, left side has 3.5 dots, edge cuts off 4th dot. Its pack fresh straight to top loader, would you guys submit that to psa ? Kind of hard to get a good picture in the case of the dots, but here it is to see.

    Got my psa list down to 19 and looking for 4 more to cut. Think my lebron topps might be worth too much to submit with a voucher so may only need to cut 3 more. Also may not send a Robert series 2 because I'm already sending his bowman 1st chrome and a topps chrome and don't think I need to use 3 of 15 spots on him
     

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  33. Andy Reocho

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    daaaaaaang
     
  34. DetroitNole

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    These are the cards currently on my shortlist to submit. Hoping to get them out by next weekend. Bought the membership in September so I've been dragging my feet (newborn baby, new job and moving will do that to you).
     

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  35. seanofthedead86

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    As long as it doesn't have any surface issues I don't see why not. Centering seems to be a common issue this year from what I can tell.
     
  36. Doc Louis

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    Neither can card manufacturers, probably because they're not supposed to buy outside of hobby channels. In fact that's a kind of shitty way to get around ordering from panini or distributors.
     
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  37. psimp7

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    I typically would say yes but depending on what service level you choose it may not be worth it. If you’re going to get it back before the end of football season I would say submit but if you won’t get it back for 4 months and the hype has died down you’ll probably sell it now raw for just as much as a PSA 9 in 4 months.
     
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  38. Andy Reocho

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    They have folks go swoop up retail and then sell. I had a guy I ran into during the Bowman hunt this spring, he was following the distributor from store to store, buying as much as he could, and sending it to his cousin or something that owns an LCS
     
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  39. DetroitNole

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    Debating a quick flip v a long play with that card. Thinking of grading and saving until he is back from injury and list it when he has a good game or something. But that's a gamble because of severity of his injury. I probably need to sell more, I hang on to stuff too much. Right now I generally just flip cards I dont see having much chance to increase in value (autos and sp card of vets in sets that just came out or cards of guys I dont see getting better). I've been mostly holding onto rookies but should probably flip some high value ones
     
  40. westcoastbias

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    I'm looking for a Prizm Herbert RC. I've seen player breaks of a Prizm 3 box case go for $550 for Herbert. Anyone got any good ideas on how best to procure a Herbert RC outside of just buying one directly? I love the player break idea but I can't justify the $500 if I'm not going to sell it unless I got a couple and just kept one.
     
  41. Andy Reocho

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    just wait and prices will likely drop a bit :twocents:
     
  42. backinblack23

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    Exactly, prices are sky high cause Prizm has only been 2 weeks. Give it a few months and you can probably get some of his stuff for around half price. That’s my game plan anyway.

    I would’ve to find some blasters and hit some of
    His stuff in there but I’m not paying $80 for a blaster right now.
     
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  43. Bankz

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    The Twitter account I posted opens boxes you can purchase teams. LAC is normally $20-30 any LAC card pulled is yours. I’ve seen some people pull some nice cards myself included.
     
  44. Bankz

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  45. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    those prices are pretty high
     
  46. DetroitNole

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    Bowman draft hits tomorrow but don't think I can pay the $365 or $520 for a box. Think I'd rather just use that money to get a nice Torkelson card
     
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  47. Andy Reocho

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    I'll likely just try and find an affordable break to snag the Royals/buy some singles of Lacy/Loftin
     
  48. backinblack23

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    I’m gonna chase some Ed Howard cards, has anyone ran across any breaks presale?

    Also does Prizm football have mega boxes? Do they come out this week then?
     
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  49. Andy Reocho

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    That's a good call, although it seems like he's going to be a pricy PC for me as a non-Royal lol
     
  50. DetroitNole

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    Damn I didn't realize how many cards come in draft boxes. It's weird they don't make a more affordable option. Only options are boxes of 384 or 600 cards. The $520 box is 5 packs of 120 cards.
     
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