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Got a 2020 topps fire blue bo bichette. Looked it up on eBay sold listings and said it was being sold for $49.99, but may not neccessarilly be with that

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16 hours ago, josh wiley said:

Got a 2020 topps fire blue bo bichette. Looked it up on eBay sold listings and said it was being sold for $49.99, but may not neccessarilly be with that

That's a card I'd sell right away if I were you.  Topps Fire just came out and values are high early in the release cycle.  If you want to invest in Bichette, buy his 2020 topps series 1 PSA 10 or his 1st Bowman Chrome Auto PSA 10.  Good luck 

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3 hours ago, Alias Detective said:

I have access to 8 Topps chrome boxes. 
would @vuduchile buy them for $40 a piece?

If they’re blaster boxes, I’d be a buyer at $30.  If they’re mega boxes, $40.  

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On 9/3/2020 at 12:43 PM, vuduchile said:

That's a card I'd sell right away if I were you.  Topps Fire just came out and values are high early in the release cycle.  If you want to invest in Bichette, buy his 2020 topps series 1 PSA 10 or his 1st Bowman Chrome Auto PSA 10.  Good luck 

Ok so how much do u think the bichette blue cards are worth in the fire series?  I have one of both his regular rc blue and the other one blue that somebody’s trying to sell on eBay for $50?

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2 hours ago, josh wiley said:

Ok so how much do u think the bichette blue cards are worth in the fire series?  I have one of both his regular rc blue and the other one blue that somebody’s trying to sell on eBay for $50?

Go to eBay sold listings.  It will show you how many have sold and at what price.  

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Into this hobby for all the reasons the OP is not. I don’t buy anything new. I keep my mostly 80s and early 90s collection in pristine condition. The cardboard on my mass printed collection is worth more than the cards themselves. They are my babies and I will be buried with them. 
 

That said, a childhood friend called me today and let me know he was moving and planning on throwing his collection out but I could have them. It’s 4 moving boxes worth of the same 80s and 90s stuff with some less than valuable shiit from the 60s and 70s. I love baseball cards. 

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1 hour ago, BufordT said:

Here's a surprisingly good article from yahoo.  Good stuff.

From ruins to renaissance: How the sports card market became appealing to investors

 

 

Good summary of what so many have been saying for the past couple of years. 
 

For as long as card collectors have been around and the amount of money exchanging hands, this market is still very unsophisticated.  
 

Look at where Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports were 10 years ago.   They’re now thriving, legal industries supported by technology, apps and all media outlets.  
 

In 5 years or less,  the card biz will be there too.  
 

And sports cards give better returns on average. 

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The whole thing is pretty simple really.  
 

The card makers built some scarcity into the products when they introduced autographs, relics, colored parallels and numbered cards.  
 

Lots of sports fans, gamblers and ff players have figured out that buying a player’s card is actually buying a piece of that player’s success or failure.  
 

Mahomes wins a a playoff game, prices rise.   Jackson loses a playoff game, prices dip. 
 

Kershaw finally wins a WS, prices rise and so on.   
 

 

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@vuduchile

Release date for the 2021 Bowman cards is April 21st.

I haven't bought a pack of cards in 25 years. What is the move here - go to Target and buy up all their packs and open them in 10 years?

I'm in this year. 

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On 10/10/2020 at 8:19 PM, BiffTannen said:

Into this hobby for all the reasons the OP is not. I don’t buy anything new. I keep my mostly 80s and early 90s collection in pristine condition. The cardboard on my mass printed collection is worth more than the cards themselves. They are my babies and I will be buried with them. 
 

That said, a childhood friend called me today and let me know he was moving and planning on throwing his collection out but I could have them. It’s 4 moving boxes worth of the same 80s and 90s stuff with some less than valuable shiit from the 60s and 70s. I love baseball cards. 

Nice. Crack a couple beers and enjoy yourself going through that stuff. I'm sure 90% of it you might not care about. But finding that 10% will be fun as h3ll.

 

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7 minutes ago, Kopy said:

Nice. Crack a couple beers and enjoy yourself going through that stuff. I'm sure 90% of it you might not care about. But finding that 10% will be fun as h3ll.

 

It took me right at a month to go through them all, but you're right. It was fun as hell. Found some nice gems in there and I invested in some glass wall mounted cases to put in my office. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Pennzoni-Display-Baseball-displays-P306B/dp/B0040ZKYL6/ref=sr_1_14?crid=DCZGZQ46Z2NC&dchild=1&keywords=baseball+card+display+case+wall+mount&qid=1605810432&sprefix=baseball+card+display+%2Caps%2C263&sr=8-14

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1 hour ago, BiffTannen said:

@vuduchile

Release date for the 2021 Bowman cards is April 21st.

I haven't bought a pack of cards in 25 years. What is the move here - go to Target and buy up all their packs and open them in 10 years?

I'm in this year. 

If you can find them, yes.  Buy and hold them sealed.  Bowman is good for prospects.  But Topps Series 1 will be loaded with flagship rookies.  Get those if you can.  Frankly, your chances of finding them in the stores before the scalpers clear them out isn't very good unless you live in a rural area with a Walmart that carries cards.  Right now, we are buying as much 2018-19 and 2019-20 basekball as we can, but it's expensive as hell.  Also, NFL Prizm comes out next month and those will be super hot.  

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24 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

If you can find them, yes.  Buy and hold them sealed.  Bowman is good for prospects.  But Topps Series 1 will be loaded with flagship rookies.  Get those if you can.  Frankly, your chances of finding them in the stores before the scalpers clear them out isn't very good unless you live in a rural area with a Walmart that carries cards.  Right now, we are buying as much 2018-19 and 2019-20 basekball as we can, but it's expensive as hell.  Also, NFL Prizm comes out next month and those will be super hot.  

A guy that works for me owns some sort of board game company. Said he will be able to get them for me wholesale direct from distributor. We will see how that goes. 

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13 minutes ago, BiffTannen said:

A guy that works for me owns some sort of board game company. Said he will be able to get them for me wholesale direct from distributor. We will see how that goes. 

I’d be interested in talking to him if he can really get allocations of sports cards.  He may even use the same distributor we do.   
 

We sell sports cards and some board games in our shop, but can barely get new stuff allocated.  
 

We pre-order a case of every new release but they cut us to 1-3 boxes every time.  
 

The guys who are spending millions annually are getting all the inventory right now.  
 

Our applications to buy direct from Topps and Panini are being reviewed so we’ll see how that goes.  

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I bought 3 Bowman Platinum mega boxes. They were at Walmart. Apparently they are junk. Any info you know about em?

5 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

I’d be interested in talking to him if he can really get allocations of sports cards.  He may even use the same distributor we do.   
 

We sell sports cards and some board games in our shop, but can barely get new stuff allocated.  
 

We pre-order a case of every new release but they cut us to 1-3 boxes every time.  
 

The guys who are spending millions annually are getting all the inventory right now.  
 

Our applications to buy direct from Topps and Panini are being reviewed so we’ll see how that goes.  

 

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2 hours ago, Alias Detective said:

I bought 3 Bowman Platinum mega boxes. They were at Walmart. Apparently they are junk. Any info you know about em?

 

Did you open the packs?

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3 hours ago, Alias Detective said:

I bought 3 Bowman Platinum mega boxes. They were at Walmart. Apparently they are junk. Any info you know about em?

 

   Not complete junk.  Just gotta wait to see which prospects pan out. 

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4 hours ago, vuduchile said:

I’d be interested in talking to him if he can really get allocations of sports cards.  He may even use the same distributor we do.   
 

We sell sports cards and some board games in our shop, but can barely get new stuff allocated.  
 

We pre-order a case of every new release but they cut us to 1-3 boxes every time.  
 

The guys who are spending millions annually are getting all the inventory right now.  
 

Our applications to buy direct from Topps and Panini are being reviewed so we’ll see how that goes.  

Had him check a couple things for me today. 
 

Prizm cards coming out 12/2. - sold out- had to be preordered by 9/30. 
 

Topps coming out in Feb - sold out 

Bowman coming out in April - sold out 

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3 minutes ago, BiffTannen said:

Had him check a couple things for me today. 
 

Prizm cards coming out 12/2. - sold out- had to be preordered by 9/30. 
 

Topps coming out in Feb - sold out 

Bowman coming out in April - sold out 

If he works for you, he doesn't look very productive.

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1 hour ago, BiffTannen said:

Had him check a couple things for me today. 
 

Prizm cards coming out 12/2. - sold out- had to be preordered by 9/30. 
 

Topps coming out in Feb - sold out 

Bowman coming out in April - sold out 

Yeah.  Prizm football and Topps series 1 pre orders were due months ago.   I’ll have to check my pre order list for the Bowman.  I don’t remember seeing a ore order date for that one. 

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2 hours ago, BiffTannen said:

Had him check a couple things for me today. 
 

Prizm cards coming out 12/2. - sold out- had to be preordered by 9/30. 
 

Topps coming out in Feb - sold out 

Bowman coming out in April - sold out 

PS5s sold out everywhere.

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