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#41439 - 12/25/02 03:11 AM Christmas presents
SGCRULES
Learning the Ropes


Registered: 11/25/02
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Loc: Little Rock, Arkansas

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Ok Guys, What did we get for christmas.... I got a PSA 9 Brett RC and PSA 9 76 Brett from my girlfriend!!!!!!

Damn, I may have to kep her!!!!

Share your stories.

Happy Holidays

Billy

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#41440 - 12/26/02 03:26 AM Re: Christmas presents [Re: SGCRULES]
aconte
Bid more or post more... tough one...


Registered: 02/22/02
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Loc: On The Beach....where else!

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SgcRules,

WOW! Sounds like a great girl. No cards for me.

I did get Home Depot gift certificates.

The wife always makes sure I have a few of them to remind me
to plant my garden and keep working on the basement.

OH... When she was my girlfriend she bought me some nice
Joe Montana cards and a 1994 Pinnacle Football set that I still have.
Just remember that!!!!

aconte
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#41441 - 12/26/02 03:54 AM Re: Christmas presents [Re: aconte]
deadlyembrace
The Venus Card Trap


Registered: 06/19/02
Posts: 596
Loc: Austin, TX

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The only hobby-related gift I received this year was a bunch of SGC storage boxes. I can get 42 cards into each of them.

I'm not sure whether my wife is supportive of my collection ... or she's trying to tell me something ...

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#41442 - 12/26/02 03:57 AM Re: Christmas presents [Re: SGCRULES]
stanthemanfan
If I just sell the car, I can up my bid...


Registered: 10/28/02
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Cards I bought for myself as a Christmas gift

1965 Topps Bill Mazeroski SGC92
Some nice 1968 raw cards - Hodges, Pepitone, Lolich
A beautiful 1949 Bowman Phil Rizzuto in a PRO 9.5 holder on Ebay. A lock for a 92 crossover.

All total - about $200. Not too shabby.

Anybody buried-in by the storm? Detroit got about 4 inches.

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#41443 - 12/26/02 05:57 AM Re: Christmas presents [Re: aconte]
SGCRULES
Learning the Ropes


Registered: 11/25/02
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Loc: Little Rock, Arkansas

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OH... When she was my girlfriend she bought me some nice
Joe Montana cards and a 1994 Pinnacle Football set that I still have.
Just remember that!!!!

aconte

Hey thanks Aconte for the heads up....Maybe she shall stay finace for awhile!!!!

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#41444 - 12/26/02 09:08 AM Re: Christmas presents [Re: SGCRULES]
srs1a
Old, dense-headed hammers are cool. Best nail pounders.


Registered: 08/15/02
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Loc: NY

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I was good to myself!

I got a '68 Mantle SGC-88 as an upgrade and 7 '68 high number commons -- all SGC-92.

This set building is getting out of hand!

Scott

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#41445 - 12/26/02 10:35 AM Re: Christmas presents [Re: srs1a]
vayank
The Amazing Card-Man


Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 948
Loc: Alexandria, Va

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My wife green lighted my purchase of a '77 Rose SGC 96!!!
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#41446 - 01/02/03 05:50 AM Re: Christmas presents [Re: SGCRULES]
estang
(S)uper Collector


Registered: 11/15/02
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I bought myself that 1980 Topps Vending box that was a bust (separate thread) and 5 graded cards in Mint 96 from dhcards on ebay (1978 George Foster, 1978 RBI leaders (Hisle/Foster), 1978 HR Leaders (Foster/Rice) and 1978 Batting Leaders (Carew/Parker). I absolutely love the Foster card & will put all of them with scans in the registry.

My other card related present was crown molding/shelving I put up in my office. It took a good 12 hours to complete the project but it is well worth it. It is a great way to display cards and I've attached a couple of pictures for all to get an idea.

In case you're interested in doing something similar, here is the details. Cost for project: ~$75. Size of room: 12' x 10 I bought the molding at Lowe's and I used Crown & base board both at 3.25" size. I used 1.5" L brackets into about every other stud (screwed in!) to support the shelf or "base board" molding. I then put the crown molding in by inserting up against the base board ridge and nailing them into each base board. You need a compound mitre saw to cut the crown molding because it is a 3 dimensional cut (we had to go to a cabinet maker to have them make the cuts). I used high-gloss ultra-white paint (you only need a quart).

The cards just simply lean up against the wall. The 3.25 shelf also supports cubed baseballs and barely fits a bobble head. If you have a larger room or ceilings higher than 8 feet, I would recommend using 3 5/8 molding and baseboards, which will give you extra space to put bigger objects. I also recommend that you put the molding just about 5 to 7 inches below any door or window frames, which gives better eye appeal. This will allow you to frame magazines or other larger objects.

I'm considering putting in a very small molding border at the top of the wall/ceiling for a cleaner look.

Enjoy!

Erik



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Enjoy Your Collection & SKOL VIKINGS!

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#41447 - 01/02/03 05:53 AM minor correction [Re: estang]
estang
(S)uper Collector


Registered: 11/15/02
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I meant to say that I nailed the crown molding into each stud. I did not nail or glue together the base/shelf into the crown. Rather just nailing into the stud was sufficient.
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Enjoy Your Collection & SKOL VIKINGS!

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#41448 - 01/03/03 05:38 AM Re: Christmas presents [Re: estang]
tegelaar
Hobbyist


Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 50
Loc: Boston

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That moulding looks nice - I would be worried that the sunlight would fade my cards though.. Has that happened to anyone?

My Christmas present for myself: 1956 Whitey Ford SGC86.


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