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Fishercat

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That is the type of card you overpay for if you'll do it, when you know another one isn't coming along. Congrats!

So what's left, Red Lava, Gold Prizm, and what's the third head of the monster?
 

Bergs

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That is the type of card you overpay for if you'll do it, when you know another one isn't coming along. Congrats!

So what's left, Red Lava, Gold Prizm, and what's the third head of the monster?
Red Lava, Gold Prizm, and Orange #/25 (not the Orange Toile or the Orange Wave, which are both also numbered to 25). I'm sure one of those will show up again.
 
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jmanny24

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I love reading this thread every day and seeing the awesome pickups. It definitely gives me the itch to pick up some wants I have, but I have been saving for almost a year to go to the National this summer so I can go on a bit of a spree there. I've got some cool (to me) projects like playing day cards of the Black Sox and playing day cards of the 1903 Boston Americans entire roster (1st Sox world series winner). So please keep the stories and pictures coming.
 

staz

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The cradle of the game.
So...I just paid way too much for the 2022 Topps Chrome Anniversary Yaz superfractor. I am now 3 cards short of one of the best rainbows in hobby history.
That's outstanding. Climb that mountain!

I love reading this thread every day and seeing the awesome pickups. It definitely gives me the itch to pick up some wants I have, but I have been saving for almost a year to go to the National this summer so I can go on a bit of a spree there. I've got some cool (to me) projects like playing day cards of the Black Sox and playing day cards of the 1903 Boston Americans entire roster (1st Sox world series winner). So please keep the stories and pictures coming.
Ditto on this thread. I'd like to learn more about prewar... but as a hardcore set builder, I am fearful I'll never be satisfied and remain married LOL
 

jmanny24

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That's outstanding. Climb that mountain!


Ditto on this thread. I'd like to learn more about prewar... but as a hardcore set builder, I am fearful I'll never be satisfied and remain married LOL
Haha that's definitely a balance. I have to get over my frugalness and sticker shock of some of the prewar stuff. For example one thing I want to do is get a playing day card of the first hall of fame class. If you search around it can be done for 15k or less. Which isn't bad when you're talking about Cobb, Johnson, Ruth, Mathewson and Wagner
 

Bergs

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Superfractor arrived today! Here's the heavy hitters I have so far in the '22 Chrome Anniversary.


80602
 

Bergs

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ridiculous. Ebay tells me you got that superfractor for a sick price. a 1/1. jesus. I'm in awe. Congrats on that beautiful card.
Thanks! Yeah, I didn't even make a lower offer at that price for fear of someone else sniping.
 

Mugsy's Jock

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I’m currently collecting all the flagship Topps/Donnruss/Fleer cards for Tito and Bochte. Have the complete sets for Sparky Anderson and Earl Weaver.

Zero interest in Larussa. I do have most of Torre’s player cards.

None of the cards are expensive or difficult to trade for, just an odd little obsession.

So I’m a little weird.
 

Petagine in a Bottle

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I’m currently collecting all the flagship Topps/Donnruss/Fleer cards for Tito and Bochte. Have the complete sets for Sparky Anderson and Earl Weaver.

Zero interest in Larussa. I do have most of Torre’s player cards.

None of the cards are expensive or difficult to trade for, just an odd little obsession.

So I’m a little weird.
Bruce Bochte?

Bought a Bochy rookie recently, I think it was less than a dollar!
 

jmanny24

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For anyone interested there's a show in Chicopee on Saturday. @413cardshow on X if you want to check it out.
 

saintnick912

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For anyone interested there's a show in Chicopee on Saturday. @413cardshow on X if you want to check it out.
Clever choice of date for that show.

I finally got a card I've been looking at for a while. The 2022 Topps Heritage high number alternate photo red ink Mike Trout auto, with the Fenway photo. Couldn't do the blue ink after I saw the red, and as a bonus the Sox are in first on the scoreboard in the photo. Every picture I take of it is glare city, I think there's bene one posted before..
 

DanoooME

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Pedro was just announced as signing at the National this year. He'll be there along with other Red Sox greats like Manny Ramirez, Rickey Henderson, and Bartolo Colon.
 

Ale Xander

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Pedro was just announced as signing at the National this year. He'll be there along with other Red Sox greats like Manny Ramirez, Rickey Henderson, and Bartolo Colon.
Wonder if the show organizer is counting on Manny not cashing the check. Although I'm sure what Manny is getting is peanuts compared to Rickey.

Edit: oh wow, major surprise to me. Rickey is really beloved by the hobby. Thanks, PIAB
 
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Petagine in a Bottle

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Wonder if the show organizer is counting on Manny not cashing the check. Although I'm sure what Manny is getting is peanuts compared to Rickey.
Doubtful. Manny doesn’t sign nearly as much as Rickey. From past signings, I’m guessing the price per auto (minimum, will only go up based on item) for Manny is $350, Rickey $150, and Pedro $200.
 

nolasoxfan

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Came across this while perusing some NE online newspapers:
Babe Ruth, Cy Young and Batman: Rare baseball cards, comics up for auction for first time

The Cobb card is really cool; twelve pages of cards, some of which are pretty damned cool.
Auction details below (proceeds benefit UNH Scholarship Fund):
>>The Live Virtual Webcast Auction will be held Saturday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m. online. To review the collection and register to bid go to: https://auction.paulmcinnis.com/auctions.<<

Edit: here is the link to the lots
 
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jmanny24

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Came across this while perusing some NE online newspapers:
Babe Ruth, Cy Young and Batman: Rare baseball cards, comics up for auction for first time

The Cobb card is really cool; twelve pages of cards of some pretty cool cards.
Auction details below (proceeds benefit UNH Scholarship Fund):
>>The Live Virtual Webcast Auction will be held Saturday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m. online. To review the collection and register to bid go to: https://auction.paulmcinnis.com/auctions.<<

Edit: here is the link to the lots
some great stuff in here I have my eye on a few cards to start my projects
 

jmanny24

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For anyone interested there's a show in Chicopee on Saturday. @413cardshow on X if you want to check it out.
I went to the show, it was packed! I only bought an '83 Lee Smith (for a friend) and some supplies. I went to try and sell my modern collection (with no luck). But it was all worth it to me because I got to see this: 80996
 

snowmanny

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Sotheby's auctioned off NBA All-Star Game uniforms this week.

LeBron at $139,700. Then (between ($30K and $41K) Edwards, Curry, SGA and Doncic. Banchero, Giannis, Tatum, Lillard, Brunson all between 20-25K. Everyone else less...Jokic 16K, Brown 10K,...Abedayo 1397...

It can't be a coincidence that the winning bid for Abedayo was exactly 1% of the winning bid for James.