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#2011497 - 10/04/12 02:59 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
bbo
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Yeah, if that was Joesvintage, I've had similar exchanges with him. I offer above VCP and he counters way above, basically 10% off his original asking price. Then I hear my dog say, "Leave it!" so I walk away. Which is shame because I've done some business with him over the years. Nothing lately.
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#2011499 - 10/04/12 03:32 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: bbo]
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Me too. He doesn't come down very much. I don't even think he would reduce at 10%. He does offer free shipping which I guess is a plus.
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#2011523 - 10/06/12 10:07 AM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: cammb]
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Courtesy of Pat (Mintacular)




Edited by vintagetoppsguy (10/06/12 10:08 AM)
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#2011525 - 10/06/12 01:19 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Focus, color, gloss, overall picture quality. AKA eye appeal. That's a baseball card. It's helps that it's my childhood baseball idol, the Say Hey kid. Takes me back nearly 50 years.
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#2011528 - 10/06/12 02:48 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Looks like VTG has been busy.

I have to agree with BBO on the Ashburn card.
Nice pickup, but I think the corner wear keeps the card in the VG+ range.

In keeping with VTG's theme of Collecting RAW:

Here's four cards that Im getting ready to crack out for my Raw set.




Ive been after the Chuck Howley card for sometime and have had it for a few monthes now. The centering is what drawed me to the card, but Ive looked at it multiple times in the slab and deep down I suspected it was overgraded so Ive refrained from breaking it out.

The Bill Kilmer card is another Thats been on my list for some time. Centering and corners look very promising.

The Tom Keating card wasn't really on my list, but for $5.00 we'll see if it can upstage my current card.

The John Brodie? PSA 6? barring a crease or some other unseen factor the card as very nice centering and the corners look rock solid. It was a throw in with the Keating card so what the hay!

OK Im going to crack them all out now.........................................




That was quick!

Let's see now.

The Howley:

As I suspected. A little touch on the top right corner and edge, along with the registration of the card make it more a NM or NM+ card. Its very clean and still an upgrade to the card I had. I'll still be in the hunt for another.



The Kilmer:

Yes it was a keeper. It had one tiny surface blemish left of his head in the black circle.
Centering, corners and the overall registration of the card easily won a spot in my set over my reigning card. Mark this one off my list.



The Keating:

This was the real winner in the lot! A beautiful card that surely don't belong in an 8 holder.
The one currently in my set was a solid card, but being as nice as the Kilmer and the crystal clear registration it unseated my card and found a home in my set.



The Brodie:

While this card had no chance at unseating the killer Brodie in my set. The card had no creases and had darn near perfect centering. While the card had some surface wear its surely not a 6.
I think it was undergraded a whole grade an is at least a 7 NM card. It sure does present very well.



Overall I did pretty well here. Although I was disapointed with the Chuck Howley car, it still had better centering than my current card. unfortunately I can't mark it off my wantlist.

I was glad i got to mark the Kilmer off my list and the Keating was just a super pick up.

I'll keep at it

John
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#2011530 - 10/06/12 04:59 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: BigRedOne]
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Nice Ashburn and raw Mays too.

Just a little off topic but here is my 52 Ashburn.
I like the ones with a rich dark green background.

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#2011531 - 10/06/12 05:23 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: aconte]
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U wanna sell the Ashburn ?
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#2011532 - 10/06/12 05:25 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: goldenhawk]
aconte
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goldenhawk,

Not sure if you meant my Ashburn but thanks for
the interest if you did. It is not for sale though.

aconte
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#2011533 - 10/06/12 05:46 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: aconte]
bbo
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Maybe for a bazillion dollars he will sell it. TC, that Ashburn is a blazing screaming maniac. The register/focus is darn near perfect. You need to keep that in the family for years way past your demise.
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#2011534 - 10/06/12 06:00 PM Re: Collecting Raw Cards Again (Part Deux) [Re: bbo]
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Tks for talking him out of selling it BBO.I almost had him talked into it.Lol
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