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#48131 - 01/13/03 01:20 PM ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER
srs1a
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Registered: 08/15/02
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Hello All,

I just got the grades for my bulk submission -- 1968 Topps baseball, 164 cards...these were very nice commons that I was really excited about....and I'm real happy!

1 - 98 (my first GEM in over 5 years of "slabbing"!!!!) Jeff Torborg 1 of 2.
36 - 96's ---yahoooooooooooooo
50 - 92's -- oh yea
40 - 88's -- yes sir
17 - 86's
9 - 84's
6 - 80's
3 - 50's ...huh? must have missed a couple of wrinkles
1 - "miscut"...not sure if it was trimmed or what...will soon see.

My goal for the set is a minimum grade of 84 and an average weighted grade of 88...so this will help alot. I think I will be very close to 40% of the set with these additions.

In the invoice, I had 10 cards that I threw in as experiments -- all sorts of combinations of corner touches (1,2,3,4) coupled with centering....these 10 cards yielded 1 of the 50's and 3-of the 80's...so I am really happy about the rest...but really want to see the other 50's to see what I missed (I only screened corners and centering)

Now, if I can only figure out how to explain the big box from NJ to my dear wife...hmmmmmmmm

Scott

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#48132 - 01/13/03 01:29 PM Re: ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER [Re: srs1a]
vayank
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Registered: 04/13/02
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Congratulations, Scott. Those are some pretty sweet grades. You definitely did your homework with pre-screening. How big is the 1968 set? How long or short was your turnaround?
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#48133 - 01/13/03 01:34 PM Re: ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER [Re: srs1a]
deadlyembrace
The Venus Card Trap


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

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Hey Scott --

Good job!! I'm looking forward to seeing the big boost to you '68 Topps set in the Registry. Any star cards that turned out to be mint winners?

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#48134 - 01/13/03 03:00 PM Re: ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER [Re: srs1a]
chuckster
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Registered: 07/16/02
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Congratulations Scott! I'm sure that's going to be a fun box to tear into!
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#48135 - 01/13/03 03:35 PM Re: ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER [Re: chuckster]
aconte
Bid more or post more... tough one...


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Scott,

Awesome job! I can't wait to see scans of the cards, especially the 98's.
Any high grades on Phillies?

I think you are getting good at the pre screening step. Congrats man!

aconte
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#48136 - 01/13/03 04:19 PM Re: ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER [Re: srs1a]
downgoesfrazier
I am gonna miss that car.


Registered: 08/02/02
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Scott,
Yet another ego stroke. Congrats! The 50's were probably spider wrikles visible when angled frontal or more likely visible on the reverse. Those glowing yellow backs hide them well. As for explaining the box from NJ this close to the Holidays just passed...

1. Store an extra blanket and pillow and overnight essentials in the trunk of your car.
2. Make sure your gas tank is full--may have to run with heat on all night.
3. Take a quick survey of what stores/food is open all night.
4. Charge cell phone.
5. Make sure your favorite cd's are in the car.

Do these things BEFORE negotiating the couch potential...
Good luck!!!
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#48137 - 01/14/03 01:07 PM Re: ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER [Re: srs1a]
estang
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Registered: 11/15/02
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That's fun to read. I look forward to getting my submissions prepared and set in the next couple of weeks before the "economy buster" special ends, although it may have been extended a month.

Looking forward to seeing the scans on the registry.

Enjoy your collection!

Erik
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#48138 - 01/15/03 06:09 AM Re: ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER [Re: downgoesfrazier]
srs1a
Old, dense-headed hammers are cool. Best nail pounders.


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77's -- excellent advice. My "mobile office" is ready to go! Yeah, I bet I missed a couple of factory spiders -- I didn't bright light this submission...oh well.

aconte -- yes, I got some mint Phillies...including the team card!

VaYank -- it's a big set -- 598 + 3 (nearly impossible to find) variations...so lot's of work left to do. The TAT was almost exactly 20 working days -- it crossed over the holidays, so seemed longer...but 20 days, it was.

Thanks for the kind words everyone...I just checked the FedEX site, and the big box is on the way to my door...and my wife has a class this afternoon...so things might work out very well.

Collect on!

Scott


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#48139 - 01/17/03 01:17 AM Re: ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER [Re: srs1a]
gates69
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Registered: 12/16/02
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I as well had a great submission.
Among other cards I sent in 20 1986/87 Fleer basketball cards and had 16 come back as 96's! The other 4 come back as 92's.
I was very pleased.

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