Sports Card and Memorabilia thread

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  1. JRodMK1

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    I think the bubble will pop on mass-produced base cards, similar to the 90s. I mean, Luka Base Prizm PSA 10s are going for $2k and Zion's are now over $1k. That's wild to spend that on a base card.

    Numbered cards in premium sets will likely be safe.
     
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  2. Shunface

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    I don’t know much about the card side of collecting but starting to get into buying rookies of my favorite players.

    Looking on eBay it seems like a lot of rookie cards from say Spectra, Select, etc that have both sp and sp die cut of the same print run. Say /35 for example. The die cut seems to sell for less.

    Why is that? Harder to grade? I would think the die cut would be more valuable. Even if it’s the same print run due to it being unique.
     
  3. JRodMK1

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    Unlike in the past, die-cuts are less desirable than the regular version for whatever reason. I don't think there is a clear reason why but that's just how it is.

    When looking for Select cards, make sure to keep an eye out for the Courtside (basketball) and Field Level (football). These are turning into premium cards to have.
     
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  4. seanofthedead86

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    ESPN Daily podcast this morning is about the sports card boom.
     
  5. Shunface

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    Thanks for the answer.

    It took me a while to figure out the different Select levels and still working on the refractors. Prizm has me confused as hell with the 40 different refractor sets depending on whether it’s a hanger box, tmall, excel, hobby, mega box, mega pack, blaster, etc, etc.

    Edit: How’s Spectra on the football side?
     
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  6. JRodMK1

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    I don't typically buy football singles so maybe someone else can speak about Spectra in that sport, but in basketball it isn't considered a premiere set.

    As far as Prizm and other sets (Optic, Select), stick to the Silver Prizms and the colored/numbered parallels. The Green, Red/White/Blue, Fast Break, etc. doesn't appreciate that much. For example, a Zion Base Prizm sells for the same as a Red/White/Blue Prizm. Avoid the TMall stuff. It just isn't that popular.
     
  7. Shunface

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    Great info. I’ve been confused on why base rc and silver prizm are going for so much more than some of the other color/parallels. Especially the silver.
     
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  8. FightingCock

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    Don't try to make sense of the market.
     
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  9. DetroitNole

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    Just bought a real nice Torkelson lot at a pretty good discount because the seller labeled the title of the auction poorly. It was labeled "Torkelson 13 card bowman chrome lot" or something like that, and picture was a zoomed out picture of all 13 cards as the main photo and most looked like paper so I think people ignored it. Paid $150 and was the only bid.

    If you look at the actual auction it does have 5 paper cards (sell on eBay still about $5 each) so that's still $25 or so. Also has 4 insert cards that are combined worth only another $15-20. But it includes two chrome cards which sell over $20 each and a refractor which is a $30-35 card. So we are now at close to $120 just from those 12 cards.

    But hidden in the middle of the lot was a 1st edition sky blue foil. Why you wouldn't sell that separately or advertise it in the description is beyond me. The one on ebay ending soonest is already at $126.50 with 14 bids and almost 20 hours still left.

    I'll probably immediately flip the other 12 cards and basically just got a probably $125-150 card for what will be a net $30 or so after I sell the rest of the lot. Looks well centered too so I may grade it when it gets here
     
  10. Andy Reocho

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    That’s how you eBay.
     
  11. backinblack23

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    Any interest in a Dillon Dingler Bowmans Best auto? I got one in the break I was in yesterday.
     
  12. DetroitNole

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    Meh, maybe if you wanted to trade something. I've spent too much lately and thats not really a set I'm collecting.

    Also your a cubs fan right? How good a prospect is Burl Carraway? Had two pretty monster pulls of him from draft, unfortunately wasn't a better player but pulled his gold chrome and his orange chrome auto. Prices aren't crazy high for those so im debating flipping now for what I can get or holding to see if he pans out.
     
  13. Andy Reocho

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    Bought a couple packs of Bowman Draft tonight though the Loupe app. Second one had a Torkelson paper and refractor, and an Asa Lacy chrome. Solid $35 pack.
     
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  14. Andy Reocho

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    DetroitNole JRodMK1 Trofie you’re going to be my bowman draft gurus, $120 for the royals in a super jumbo break a bad deal? Ask is $150 but I’ve seen a few recent eBay sales for $120, but not sure if it’s worth it
     
  15. backinblack23

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    Is that for a case or 1/2 case?
     
  16. DetroitNole

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    One box, case? Depends what you are looking for. Seems high to me because you can buy a color Lacy for that price i think
     
  17. Andy Reocho

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    Case. Sorry thought I included that. I’d be mainly hoping for Lacy color/auto but the Royals have a decent sized checklist in draft.
     
  18. backinblack23

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    Gotcha, I don’t know much about the Royals but I would say with that checklist if you can get in around that 120-130 mark you are doing ok.
     
  19. strike

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    Royals are $95 in a Real Breaks regular jumbo case. I think they have been running the same prices for super jumbo cases. Look up Real Breaks on facebook. They are legit. They announce breaks ahead of time and don’t tag. They already announced a bowman draft pick your team case for 10am tomorrow. Andy Reocho
     
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    these were the prices for tonight. I’ve joined a lot there and they are legit. Andy Reocho

    you need to be quick though. They fill very fast. Just comment with your team.
     
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  21. DetroitNole

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    You can buy a lacy blue auto about $160 right now. Purple probably under $100. You can get a Loftin auto for $15. Breaks are fun so it all depends on your preference but for $120 you can get in a break or get a color Lacy and a base Loftin auto. You'd probably need a really good hit to get your money back. Pitcher stuff isn't expensive so even if you hit a few Lacy cards, you're not sniffing that money back unless you hit a color auto. But if you factor in the entertainment value of breaks and the chance you hit something big, may be worth it to you
     
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  22. Andy Reocho

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    looks like I’ll be hawking this page going forward lol
     
  23. backinblack23

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    Had a good card day yesterday, I’ve been trying to buy some Prizm retail and found a blaster and no bids on it and made a offer of $50 and of course he denied and countered with $65,then I countered with $60, he declined it but kept a watch on it, snagged it for $57 with seconds to go.

    Then in a break lastnight I hit a Chase claypool, RPA /25. Looks I should be able to flip it for double what I spent.
     
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  24. psimp7

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    Still waiting for my PSA 20 day sub sent back in August to be completed. Some values went down since I sent them in but one card I decided to throw in was a Tiger Woods Upper Deck rookie card. I think it has a solid chance at a 10. The price has gone from $300-400 to $1200-$1500 in the past two weeks. Now I just need to hope for a good grade and to get it back while the price is still up there.
     
  25. DetroitNole

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    I still haven't sent in my 15 card voucher I got with my membership. Also found out my LCS is doing a submission in a week and for a small fee they clean your card and do their own inspection and tell you if they think it has no chance at a 9 or 10 so you can pull it.

    Think I'm going to now send 15 cards on my voucher that are newer and easier to figure out a grade and then pull a couple older cards and submit with them to get a second opinion on
     
  26. seanofthedead86

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  27. Andy Reocho

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    Found some bowman draft packs at Vintage stock for $27. Nothing crazy until the last pack, Robert Hassell chrome auto
     
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  28. Andy Reocho

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    strike I'm following them tonight as I'm bored as hell, and this case just now had a purple Tork auto and a red Trei Cruz auto. Wheeeew
     
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  29. Andy Reocho

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    Also, this location had some singles for sale, and I saw a 2017 Donruss Mahomes Rated Rookie Press Proof. Asked price at they said $150.

    Going to go back tomorrow and if it's still there, and in good condition, I'm going to probably buy it. From quick search I can sell it for at least $200 right away I think. I rarely ever buy singles but this seems like it's more than worth it
     
  30. seanofthedead86

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    Would you think about grading the Mahomes?
     
  31. Andy Reocho

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    If I buy it 100%
     
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  32. seanofthedead86

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  33. FightingCock

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    There are more than enough collectors in here to start our own breaks, fyi
     
  34. seanofthedead86

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    A buddy of mine and I have been putting on breaks every now and then. Selling the spots on eBay. It's a pain in the ass.
     
  35. Andy Reocho

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    I’d happily host/ship all the breaks if we found a group that wanted to do it. I don’t have huge funds to do a lot of stuff, but I could put a couple hundred/month towards a case or something if there was a group interested.
     
  36. backinblack23

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    I’m very interested, I’d gladly put in a few hundo a month and if people find retail I’m always looking to buy, I’m just over paying triple the price. Will gladly cover shipping and a few bucks on top for their time.
     
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  37. Andy Reocho

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    I figure if we got 5-6 guys that wanted to pitch in, we could look to buying a case every so often and do random divisions or something.
     
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  38. DetroitNole

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    Seems like most of us cheer for different teams anyway. Hell even if we got 5-6 guys, splitting a $500 box becomes more manageable than paying it all
     
  39. FightingCock

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    I'm not in the collect mode right now, but I would buy your commons and help cut costs for my PC guys.
     
  40. DetroitNole

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    Need any commons from 2020 Bowman, Bowman draft or series 2 topps? I just organized those last night and have a ton of commons just sitting around. Too busy with a kid and a job to list them yet, I've only been listing and selling stuff I could make some decent money on
     
  41. FightingCock

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    I collect any Braves players, and South Carolina players. I havent bought anything in over a year, so I dont have anything newer. Closer to 2018 actually, when I was a Mahomes bandit. I also collect Dallas, and my collection tastes will expand in the NFL to my favorites like Rodgers and Mahomes, Tyreek, etc. Put me a price on a lot plus shipping
     
  42. Andy Reocho

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    That was my thought as well. I said random divisions because I figured you collecting the Tigers and me Royals would make it tricky on breaks lol.

    Anway, I'd say if we can get a group of 6 that are interested(I'd say baseball as that seems to be what a chunk of this thread collects), we can discuss and figure something out. I'd happily run it, as I love opening/sorting/packing etc. Let me know
     
  43. DetroitNole

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    We could all have dibs on our teams then pick a few other teams to even it out (for example tigers portion more valuable in this year's draft than others so others involved could grab a couple other valuable teams) and then just use a random website to assign out the "common" teams evenly
     
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  44. backinblack23

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    I like this idea, another thought as well is if we hit something of value and no one really wants it or we can’t decide on who gets it we can sell those cards to help pay for future breaks. I’m sure we can figure some things out.
     
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  45. FightingCock

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  46. rv12

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    I'd be interested in joining some breaks. I know we've got some other Braves fans in here as well so random may be most fair or a rotating system.
     
  47. Andy Reocho

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    Hey DetroitNole what are you going to do with your extra paper/chrome? I’m trying to build a set and wondering if once I got a list I may be able to trade/buy some off ya.
     
  48. DetroitNole

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    Let me know who you need. I have extra of every paper card I know. Have some extra chrome, but not as many. I'm eventually going to sell a lot of stuff, but work and a 3 month old has made it hard to list a lot of stuff so I've been selling only bigger items right now
     
  49. Andy Reocho

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    For sure. I have some packs I need to work through/organize, but after I’ll send list. I have most the big name guys chrome’s, but since it’s a 200 player list it’s tough.
     
  50. backinblack23

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    I see some places have Bowman Baseball boxes for presale. I think I saw a hobby box going for $200 and a case of 12 going for $2400. I don’t know how many guys we would have interested but I’d be willing to throw in $200-300. Doesn’t come out till April.