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#31040 - 11/27/02 01:47 AM Player Registry a Better Way to Go??
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How about a Player Registry for graded cards. Most sets contain soooo many cards the cost is staggering. Most vintage players would have 20 or fewer cards to get graded. I am more inclined to have a collection of SGC graded Jackie Robinson cards than to have a 500-600 set graded.
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#31041 - 11/27/02 02:30 AM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go??
stanthemanfan
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Smoky,

I absolutely agree. I collect vintage cards from the 50's and have no intentions of set building - the task would require a fortune and the availability of cards would make it impossible. How about subsets for each vintage set - say 1969 and older - that are comprised of HOF's and Allstars from each of the respective years - maybe throw in Gold Glove winners as well. What other subset themes could be used by SGC for vintage - 20 game winners possibly?

I think keeping the regular sets needs to happen to stay true to the intended purpose/plan for those people who are attempting the impossible and offer the abridged group for star card collectors. Again, I'm talking about vintage only, cards from the 70's and later make a lot of sense to have the full-blown registry.

The more I type the more I like the idea - for those who collect star cards, it will make our collections seem more significant (in terms of completion) on the registry rather than languishing around the 1 - 10% completion status.

Could this be the differentiating feature of SGC's registry?

To the board in general - maybe SGC could offer small incentives for good suggestions that actually make into the registry. Maybe a free grade or an upgrade in service level.

What do you think?

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#31042 - 11/27/02 02:31 AM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go??
downgoesfrazier
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A viable option and rather challenging in it's own right. I have a few player collections and even a topps AS-Rookie trophy card collection. Subsets are always fun. I'm sure SGC will add these per suggestion if they don't offer them already.
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#31043 - 12/03/02 05:15 AM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: stanthemanfan]
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Player sets are great...no doubt about it. Could this be a differentiating feature of SGC's registry -- sorry, lots of player sets are already up on the "other one". If you haven't taken a look, some of the stuff there is incredible -- check out the Mantle sets! The top one has gem mint copies of his 52 and 53 Topps cards! No matter what you think of the holder (or company behind them), these are sweet cards.

If I only had a few extra $100k around, I think I could top the board. I think I'll check under my bed this evening.

SS

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#31044 - 12/03/02 05:26 AM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: srs1a]
aconte
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SS is correct. There are some sweet player sets on the Psa registry. The Mantle
one is nice. So are the Hof player collection. Some rare cards for sure.

But the Sgc registry will make strides. I'm sure there are some nice
cards that will get registered. I still can get over the 35 Chicle set and
the 52 red man one. I'd love to see scans of the football set.

aconte
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#31045 - 12/03/02 05:55 AM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: aconte]
srs1a
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Right on Tony,

I want to see the '35 Chicles, too! BTW, there is a complete 1894 Mayo Cut Plug set up with pictures...talk about vintage!

And, don't sell yourself short -- check out aconte's '54 Redmans!

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#31046 - 12/03/02 12:07 PM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: aconte]
stanthemanfan
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SS,

I'm not familiar with the other set registry - even if it already exists, I still think it should be on "to-do" list for SGC.

Gem Mint Mantle's are always nice to look at.

By the way, thanks for the email and scan.

Does anyone know if Stan the Man Sportscards dropped SGC graded cards? I haven't seen anything from him on Ebay in ages.


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#31047 - 12/03/02 12:26 PM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: stanthemanfan]
aconte
Bid more or post more... tough one...


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Stanthemanfan,

I am not positive but I think he dropped Sgc from his ebay auctions. I think
he found that he could take many of his Sgc 92's and convert them to
Psa 9's. This generated more $$$ in his pocket. Regardless...
the cards might me weak nines but it puts food on the table. Can't blame
the guy.

Now I'm about 90% sure on this. If I'm wrong I apologize. I hope someone
else can correct me. 77's????


aconte
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#31048 - 12/03/02 12:32 PM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: aconte]
aconte
Bid more or post more... tough one...


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SS,

Thanks for pointing out the Mayo set. I was checking out some of the pictures.
A neat set for sure. What I find funny is that some of these older cards
are so nice to look at. The photo of the player in the uniform with the
cool moustache. You really don't even care about the grade on the holder...
Whether an eight or a three, the cards take on a personality of there own.
It's like going back in time....


aconte
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#31049 - 12/04/02 04:04 PM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: aconte]
downgoesfrazier
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Tony,
Sadly, it is just the way things are. I believe you are correct.

Here's a Red Man update...

No SGC's in Chicago.
Shoebox had a slew of beauties...some freshly graded.
Paul Starx and the Skerbe's had decent runs as well.
If you want to part with a kidney, Levi (707 Sportscards) had a large group from 53-55 all in mid grade to investment grade. I won't buy from him, but if it's hard to find he may have it.

PA
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#31050 - 12/05/02 02:00 AM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: downgoesfrazier]
aconte
Bid more or post more... tough one...


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77's

Thanks for the update from Chicago.

I won't buy from Levi. I called him twice and asked for a price on some]
of the ones he had on the registry. He said he would send be a list. The
second time I called he said he would but he did realize what I paid on
ebay for cards. I told him if he had good cards I need I would pay.

Well no email. The guy is a joke.

aconte
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#31051 - 12/05/02 02:05 AM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go?? [Re: aconte]
aconte
Bid more or post more... tough one...


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Phil,

Also, just an fyi... I've noticed some of the higher end cards (at least the
cards that are in eight holders) are being quoted with high price tags over
smr. I'll say anywhere from 1.7 to 4.0 x's. And Skerbe has moved some
of his red man's. Not to me though. I told the buyer about Skerbe's
run. This buyer has deeper pockets than me. I have to pick my spots.

I may buy one (just one!! ) at the Ft. Wash show. If things go ok.

aconte
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#31052 - 12/07/02 03:44 PM Re: Player Registry a Better Way to Go??
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Great idea.
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