Loc: Jamesport, NY
I have deceided to collect the T 205 cards. Their beauty has attracted me for some time. I have deceided to collect raw for the simple fact that I can admire more on a twenty pocket sheet rather than in a plastic case. I have several in a SGC holder that I am cracking out today. I hope I'm doing the right thing because everything I collect is in a SGC holder.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the whole TPGing thing, as Cammb is finding out, is the absolute inability to view and enjoy your sets.
First you need a wheelbarrel to even move the 100 lbs of plastic. Then you can only handle and view a handful at a time and it quickly becomes a confusing mess of bulky plastic slabs. Then you have to get them back in the wheelbarrel..... etc... Enjoying the sets is lost, as it becomes more of a chore than anything else just getting the cards out.
The beauty of the flow of a card set is really unmatched in Ultra pro pages and albums, which are easily viewed on one's lap.
Ive cracked literally 100's cards for my raw sets and think Cammb will find out how much more he will be able to enjoy and view his set once he lose's all of that dead plastic weight holding back the enjoyment of the set.
I do still retain a slab collection. These are the ones that broke cleanly and are still usable.
I made custom labels for them before and sold small sets off using the slabs. I sold off at least 100 PSA slabs for a buck each as well.
I sold off at least 100 PSA slabs for a buck each as well.
Doesn't that enable the "reholder guy" who scams others by putting a lower grade card in a slab with a higher grade flip? Why not just do the right thing and toss the slabs in the trash?
Ive used the slabs for special projects like the Michael Jordan Sets I done.
Those Ive sold were to reputable collectors Ive known for years whos intent were special display projects like the Michael Jordan's and 100 bucks is a 100 bucks. Covering for the obvious flawed product being produced by TPGers is not my job.
If doing the "Right Thing" is your concern, might I suggest you contact your TPGer and demand to know why they continue to produce and distribute 1000's upon 1000's of these inferior products that enable "reholder guys" to scam others. Please keep us posted with your results.