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Old 10-20-2018, 11:59 PM
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There are two available to me at the present time that right now I’m postponing getting to see how this auction turns out.

Of the others, there are 20 I have no idea where they are now. They’ve changed hands several times on eBay and other auctions that I have never been able to contact the new owner. Of those I do know the owner, only two are off limits as they have significant sentimental value to the owners (gift from father who has since passed, very first T206 and they now have almost complete set). Most of the others are expensive and higher condition Hindu backs which are difficult to find equal examples of to complete trades.

There has only been one person who wanted more than $1000 for a poor condition George Mullin card and told me if I didn’t pay he would destroy the card. Told him I wouldn’t pay that kind of money for a poor condition card and never heard from him again. Only guessing he really did destroy it when he didn’t get what he wanted.

Everyone else has been great about holding, making arrangements, etc. for which I am very appreciative.
strange story about threatenng to destroy card when you already have many examples...people would be doing card holders a favor if they destroyed their cards lowering the POP....how is that a threat..sounds like a favor
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:22 AM
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strange story about threatenng to destroy card when you already have many examples...people would be doing card holders a favor if they destroyed their cards lowering the POP....how is that a threat..sounds like a favor
Yeah, but the card he destroyed is the only example of Mullin with Howe's stamp.

The guy sounds like a real asshole. Please tell us the name.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:50 AM
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Default His name was Brandon. Never knew a last name

He contacted me via a blog called BloopSingle.com. Back in 2009, I reached out to the blog to see if anyone that visited might have any Howe-stamped cards. Several weeks later, Brandon emailed me, originally saying he had Howe’s complete set of 525 t206s with the stamp. Then the story changed to he was Howe’s grandson and grandpa had given him hundreds of cards but he had lost most of them. Called BS on that as I knew Howe had no grandchildren then the story changed to he had one card given him by an elderly gentleman who had lived in his apartment complex and he sent a scan of the card. I asked for a photo of the card to prove he really owned it and he sent a photo with the card on a Los Angeles Times newspaper with that days date and appropriate headline in it. And the request for $1,000. Told him no way and offered $60 which was as much as I ever offered.

Over the course of the next year, I’d email about every two or three months and again offer the $60. Approximately a year later he made the threat to destroy the card if I didn’t pay the $1,000. I counter offered the $60 and never heard from him again. Several months later, every email to his address bounced back as no longer being valid or existing.

I still have the scans of the card but have never seen it show up on eBay or anywhere else. The BloopSingle.com website hasn’t been updated since 2012 and my guess is Brandon, and the card, have dropped off the face of the earth.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:48 AM
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I thought I was the only guy who knew about that quiet little auction.

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I hope people realize my post was a joke.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:42 PM
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You are making fantastic progrsss, and that is awesome that people are good about trading them. Apart from the present from the guy’s father, I can’t see a good reason why anyone should hold on to them rather than trade or sell them. I hope you get them all and complete the set, assuming Howe ever owned a complete set.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:07 AM
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I hope people realize my post was a joke.
You should have used the sarcasm font.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:09 AM
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I always use "..." when I'm kidding, but that hasn't caught on.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:45 PM
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Scott, one of my wife's favorite axioms is, "no good deed goes unpunished." Maybe this axiom applies to jokes as well.
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:13 PM
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lol. I'm used to it. I worked in comedy for 20 years and two things are guaranteed:

1. Tone is impossible to judge on the internet.

2. No matter how funny you are you are not always as funny as you intend to be!
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:47 PM
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So Scott, are you saying that after 20 years in comedy, you gave up and turned to dealing in sports cards? (Sorry Scott, but I just couldn't resist - at age 74, I'm still a SNL wannabe!)
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