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31 minutes ago, Bill E. said:

I do not know anything about those things but the collectible market is interesting.  You do not want get caught with a bunch when the market declines.  I have a friend that owned a toy store during the beanie baby thing.  He would tell me how people would follow the UPS truck around the city trying to figure out who was getting a devilry.  He said the UPS driver would come in and he would have to lock the store up so he could unpack.  It was like Walmart on toilet paper day.  Then later these people would beg him to buy them back at 1/4 the price they paid.  My aunt was renting an apartment to a guy who just stored his collection there.  He told her his collection was worth more than 100k.  That worked out like you would expect. 

What you’re describing is exactly what is happening with basketball cards right now.  

I believe some distributors, store employees and their friends are in cahoots here.  This stuff rarely ever sees the shelves.  It’s gone before the general public ever sees it. 

Whatever small amount that does get put out is done for cover.  

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5 hours ago, vuduchile said:

What you’re describing is exactly what is happening with basketball cards right now.  

I believe some distributors, store employees and their friends are in cahoots here.  This stuff rarely ever sees the shelves.  It’s gone before the general public ever sees it. 

Whatever small amount that does get put out is done for cover.  

He had enough money and so little interest that he did not bother holding them back.  He just could not unpack them because people would grab them out of his hands so he closed for a half hour.  Then he would eat lunch and call me to tell me about all the crazies lined up outside his door.  It was more of an educational toy/ hobby store.  He was into models, trains., rockets and astronomy.  It was a cool store.  He just carried them to fill the shelves at first. 

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Just now, bandrus1 said:

If you are investing I think vintage is the way to go. Hands down

Yep.  Can't go wrong with vintage long term.  Short term money can be made, but it has risks.  I do some of both.

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31 minutes ago, bandrus1 said:

If you are investing I think vintage is the way to go. Hands down

 Vintage what?

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29 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

Yep.  Can't go wrong with vintage long term.  Short term money can be made, but it has risks.  I do some of both.

Pm me your store please.

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Good call on the Jordan cards. 2.5 hours left and I'm getting more than I expected.

 

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9 minutes ago, Alias Detective said:

 Vintage what?

Pre 1970 for baseball

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I just spent two grand on Prizm mosaic basketball card boxes on eBay.  
 

Stupid things were selling out as fast as people could list them.  
 


 

 

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Just now, vuduchile said:

I just spent two grand on Prizm mosaic basketball card boxes on eBay.  
 

Stupid things were selling out as fast as people could list them.  
 


 

 

You bidding on my Jordan auction?

 

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14 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

I just spent two grand on Prizm mosaic basketball card boxes on eBay.  
 

Stupid things were selling out as fast as people could list them.  
 


 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2019-20-Panini-Prizm-Basketball-Hobby-Jumbo-Direct-12-Box-Case-Zion-RC/233562032651?hash=item366161ca0b:g:7ZcAAOSw1dVedCwm

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2 hours ago, Alias Detective said:

Big names of course.  Right?

 

Hof yes

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1 hour ago, Cdub100 said:

You bidding on my Jordan auction?

 

Nope. Selling my own Jordan’s.  Been busting packs of 89 and 90’s looking for psa 10 candidate Jordans

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22 minutes ago, bandrus1 said:

Does target have Mosaic

They carry it, but I don’t know if you’ll be able to find it 

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Also trying to get 2020 bowman on Topps.com but the site keeps crashing.  

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1 minute ago, vuduchile said:

Also trying to get 2020 bowman on Topps.com but the site keeps crashing.  

I am too because I want jasson dominguez as a Yankee fan but I'm probably just going to end up buying Yankees in breaks

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4 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

Nope. Selling my own Jordan’s.  Been busting packs of 89 and 90’s looking for psa 10 candidate Jordans

My Magic and Karem auctions aren't doing so hot. Bot at .99 with one bidder

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Just now, Cdub100 said:

My Magic and Karem auctions aren't doing so hot. Bot at .99 with one bidder

Try Shaq if you have any 

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1 minute ago, Cdub100 said:

My Magic and Karem auctions aren't doing so hot. Bot at .99 with one bidder

What’s your eBay names?

 

1 minute ago, vuduchile said:

Try Shaq if you have any 

 

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Just made fast stop at my target and Walmart

Doesn't look like either store been stocked yet 

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vuduchile, I PM'd you.

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3 minutes ago, bandrus1 said:

Nothing crazy there.. 2020 Gypsies queen baseball has had pretty good retail hits

I didn't recall Topps being talked about in this thread so I thought I'd better take a photo and let the experts let me know.

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7 hours ago, Cdub100 said:

Here is what I found at my local target

https://ibb.co/CWWrVXq

 

4 hours ago, bandrus1 said:

Nothing crazy there.. 2020 Gypsies queen baseball has had pretty good retail hits

Agreed.  GQ is doing pretty well now.  
 

2020 Series 1 is the flagship so there’s plenty of that out there right now.  5-6 key rookies people are chasing there.  
 

Opening Day might actually be the best thing to buy there.   It’s a lower end product, but the first Luis Robert RC card is in that series.  It’s technically a short print, so they’re hard to find.  Lots of people are chasing that card right now.   
 

If he lives up to the hype and actually does become the next Trout (longshot), those sealed boxes will skyrocket.   I have a dozen hobby boxes stashed away.    I paid under $30 each over a month ago and I’ve already seen them sell for $40-$45 on ebay.  

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My tip of the week:

Don’t sleep on the Topps Project 2020 cards.  
 

These things look funky but most have appreciated substantially since their release.  
 

 

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So do you want me to pick you up something?

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2 hours ago, Cdub100 said:

So do you want me to pick you up something?

Not for me.  I’m well stocked on both Topps series 1 and Topps Opening Day hobby boxes.  
 

Retail versions of those same products are less desirable.  
 

Thanks for thinking of me though. 

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On 5/3/2020 at 5:30 PM, vuduchile said:

My tip of the week:

Don’t sleep on the Topps Project 2020 cards.  
 

These things look funky but most have appreciated substantially since their release.  
 

 

Anybody paying attention yet?  This card was released on Topps.com at $19.99 on 3/28/20.  Check out the selling price now.  

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=ermsy+trout&_sacat=0&rt=nc&LH_Sold=1&LH_Complete=1

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On 5/3/2020 at 5:30 PM, vuduchile said:

My tip of the week:

Don’t sleep on the Topps Project 2020 cards.  
 

These things look funky but most have appreciated substantially since their release.  
 

 

Anybody listening yet?

68 of the 400 cards have been released so far.  

The first card was launched March 25   

Each card was originally priced at $17.50.  That’s a total of $1190

Current value of the same 68 cards is over $7K.  

What if you were one of those guys who got in early and bought 10 of each card?

$11,900 turned into $70K.  

Crypto Schmypto   
 

PM me if you want a tip on what might happen next   

 

 

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1 minute ago, Alias Detective said:

Media says everyone is poor and in the bread line.  Who’s buying these things?

Trust me that is the same question people in the hobby are asking. Nobody gets it

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11 minutes ago, bandrus1 said:

Trust me that is the same question people in the hobby are asking. Nobody gets it

 

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1 hour ago, Alias Detective said:

Media says everyone is poor and in the bread line.  Who’s buying these things?

 

1 hour ago, bandrus1 said:

Trust me that is the same question people in the hobby are asking. Nobody gets it

As I said before:
 

 No sports, no fantasy sports, no gambling, stimulus money, unemployment money and plenty of free time.   Perfect storm for all cards.  
 

This set is different though.  Lots of collectors hate them.  But there’s a whole other group of followers from the art world who are interested.  
 

 

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Print run on the Ermsy Trout was less than 3000.  There will never be more of that card made.   Currently selling at just under $500.


The print run of the card it’s based on is estimated to be over 30K.  Those are currently selling for upwards of $600-$700 raw. 

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