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JTysver 07-03-2018 10:56 AM

A little bit of conspiracy theory
 
Jose Uribe 1990 Fleer card going for big bucks. Is it being used for money laundering?
I'm not much on conspiracy theories, just thought this was fun in a National Enquirer sort of way.

https://www.mccoveychronicles.com/20...-card-spycraft


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...eer+jose+uribe

JoeDfan 07-03-2018 11:55 AM

Who knows? I have heard of weirder things that were actually true.

JustinD 07-03-2018 03:32 PM

Till one sells, it's just a joke. Free listing specials always bring these out.

A lot made out of nothing.

Peter_Spaeth 07-03-2018 05:27 PM

Probably someone did it as a joke, someone else saw it and copied it and it snowballed. Or it's an inside joke among a few guys.

mrmopar 07-03-2018 07:46 PM

I saw this months ago and didn't look deeper at the time, thinking it was a bunch of idiots playing around. I just looked and there were still a lot of ridiculous asking prices and more that were closer to "normal", but a lot that were small amounts too. I got to thinking...How many have actually sold and for what amounts?

Look at the sold listings for this card and prepare to be amazed at how easy it is to fool the masses! Assuming any of these are real sales, dozens have sold for a few bucks each and upwards of $20-30 sometimes.

Is it that easy to capture our attention these days? I suppose I can pick a random junk card, list it on eBay at an absurd price with a creative description acting sincerely like I expect to sell it for that price, float the listing across a number of online card sites to advertise the absurdity and stir up the conversation. Heck, look at the attention Jason Mars (sad I even know the name) got for his Wagner find!

SAD!

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustinD (Post 1791859)
Till one sells, it's just a joke. Free listing specials always bring these out.

A lot made out of nothing.


HasselhoffsCheeseburger 07-04-2018 12:21 PM

This has been a thing for a while now. I know it's been over a year at least. My theory is it started as an inside joke among friends and ballooned. There's a video on youtube of a guy with 50 cases of '90 Fleer ripping packs until he finds one. He's so genuinely excited when he finds it that it's actually a great video. I think I'll add a PSA 10 to my collection at some point as I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of this whole thing.

Arthur

JustinD 07-04-2018 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HasselhoffsCheeseburger (Post 1792121)
This has been a thing for a while now. I know it's been over a year at least. My theory is it started as an inside joke among friends and ballooned. There's a video on youtube of a guy with 50 cases of '90 Fleer ripping packs until he finds one. He's so genuinely excited when he finds it that it's actually a great video. I think I'll add a PSA 10 to my collection at some point as I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of this whole thing.

Arthur

50 cases? I would think it would take far less than 50 packs,lol.

ALR-bishop 07-04-2018 01:17 PM

Was there not a previous thread on this card ?

Bigdaddy 07-04-2018 11:51 PM

Nothing to see here....move along.

HasselhoffsCheeseburger 07-05-2018 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ALR-bishop (Post 1792142)
Was there not a previous thread on this card ?

Shazam!

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=252408


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