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#1996066 - 05/02/10 05:49 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: bbo]
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 Originally Posted By: bbo
$65K sounds low to me. Anyone else have a comment?
LOW? Someone's going to jail for ROBBERY! \:o


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#1996067 - 05/02/10 05:58 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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 Originally Posted By: mattbojo
Which set I build next depends a lot on how this one does at Auction. If it goes for somewhere in the neighborhood of Earl's optimistic prediction I will be very HAPPY!


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Well Matt, I don't know how you feel, but I think whomever won your 57 set got the bargain of a lifetime! I don't know what you have into the cost alone, but it just seems that $65,000 is way, way too cheap! Hope it didn't hurt you too badly.
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#1996068 - 05/02/10 08:29 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: bbo]
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I think the buyers premium was close to 20%. U have to add that to the price so its not exactly a crime of robbery.
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#1996069 - 05/02/10 08:58 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: goldenhawk]
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If my math is right...that works about to average $159.00 per card. I don't have a lot of experience with this set, but that doesn't sound like too much when you consider the cards and their grades.
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#1996070 - 05/03/10 06:48 AM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: K-dog]
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I think a lot of lots in REA were very soft this auction. I won the lot I really wanted but I was following about 15 of them and all but 3 were well under what I would have paid for them.

I dont know what Matt's breakeven was but I hope he didnt lose a bundle.

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#1996071 - 05/03/10 08:16 AM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mealeworm]
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The set definitely tanked in my opinion. It only received one bid on the final day of the Auction, at about 1:30 AM EST. That is horrible. It looks like bbo was on the money, I should have taken the time to break it up. I really wanted to keep it together though, because it is one amazing looking set. The winner got a steal in my view.


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#1996103 - 05/03/10 06:31 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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First rule of selling a set:

It's not your set anymore, so make it desirable to the most number of people as possible and don't try to keep it together. It's not like it's a family of orphaned kids, it's a stack of cards for goodness sake.

Not meant to be harsh, just sayin'.
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#1997004 - 07/09/10 05:56 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mealeworm]
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Well, it looks like my former set did not stay intact for very long. The Williams and Mantle are in the current Goodwin Auction.

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#1997005 - 07/09/10 07:46 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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Don't feel bad. You once owned the best 1957 set in the Hobby for longer than anyone else ever has or ever will.
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#2010537 - 09/03/12 01:14 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: bbo]
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It has been a little over 2 years since I sold this set, and the bug is back. I have recently settled into a new house, which was my intention when I chose to sell my '57 set. So while I did not fair too well on the sale; at least I was able to get a house I would never have been able to had the economy not gone south. On to the present/future. I see some new members on here as well as most of the vets. I am looking to build a new set, this time at a MUCH slower pace than the last. It could take a decade or two this time, so I need a little help in choosing. My problem is I like too many sets.

My thought process so far:

1). 1952 Topps (SGC 88-96).
2). T206[-Wagner, so it would not ever be a complete set] (SGC 84-86).
3). 1934 Goudey (SGC 92-96).
4). A combo of less expensive sets: 1941 Play Ball, 1953 Bowman, 1955 Topps.

Let me know your opinions.
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