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Old 05-14-2017, 03:20 PM
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One of my biggest pet peeves are people who only post pictures of cards taken with a phone, especially when it's a card for sale. There always distorted, blurry, poorly lighted, cropped badly, turned the wrong way, etc. Get a scanner, there cheap!
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:03 PM
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One of my pet peeves is when a collector says the following:

"If I sell this baseball card, I want to make sure it ends up in a good home."

Has any baseball card ever ended up in a bad home? Does anybody on this board abuse his baseball cards? Have you ever left a card on the stove next to the pilot light? Have you ever stored a card in a dank basement for an extended period? Have you ever drilled a hole in a slab with a power drill, impaling the card? Have you ever dropped a valuable card into a vat of sulfuric acid?

Trust me, anyone who pays up for a baseball card will take care of it and give it a good home. And if you are concerned it might end up with a dealer instead of a collector, forget about it. Once you sell it, it's out of your control. Just let it go.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:59 PM
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Major pet peeve - when people list cards on eBay and do not include a picture of the back (especially peevish when it's a t206 listing)
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:09 PM
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I am guilty of above but usually on modern stuff

One of mine as a seller is when I have a PSA card priced low, say $17.95, and a person offers 14, {which is a reasonable offer} I check VCP and it's 22, or at least above my asking price; I check recent ebay sales and they are higher too, I check other live listings and are 30% higher or more above my asking price. I counter back at 16 or 17, and they decline or worse yet no response and it expires.

I just don't understand; if a person makes an offer I would think that means they are interested in my item. But I am one paying fee's including listing, final value, paypal, & grading. So why do I always have give up the few bucks. It's not a big deal, but definitely a pet peeve. I am a collector too, so I really don't understand why the couple of bucks matter, especially if I have been searching for a particular card in a particular grade for any amount of time.

I am appreciative of any offer and that's why I always respond, it's just some times the answer is no.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:10 PM
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My pet peeve is the re-posting of the same overpriced card (ttt or bump) for months or years.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:28 PM
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I am guilty of above but usually on modern stuff

One of mine as a seller is when I have a PSA card priced low, say $17.95, and a person offers 14, {which is a reasonable offer} I check VCP and it's 22, or at least above my asking price; I check recent ebay sales and they are higher too, I check other live listings and are 30% higher or more above my asking price. I counter back at 16 or 17, and they decline or worse yet no response and it expires.

I just don't understand; if a person makes an offer I would think that means they are interested in my item. But I am one paying fee's including listing, final value, paypal, & grading. So why do I always have give up the few bucks. It's not a big deal, but definitely a pet peeve. I am a collector too, so I really don't understand why the couple of bucks matter, especially if I have been searching for a particular card in a particular grade for any amount of time.

I am appreciative of any offer and that's why I always respond, it's just some times the answer is no.
if its not a big deal and its only over of bucks, why not just sell the card...spending time looking at all the vcp and other listings to see you could get 2 dollars more seems to suggest that it is a big deal to you and a couple of bucks matter, thus you cant say its not a big deal to the buyer for a couple of bucks when it does matter to you..

my peeve is when i see 'priced to sell' but a card doesnt sell for weeks and weeks and when you ask for a lesser price the seller is upset because its 'priced to sell'...i think they should add a time frame, like 'priced to sell in a few years' etc.'

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As in cards and wives, moreso wives than cards, it is extremely important to choose wisely. But if you do very well in either case, you will be happy for a very long time.
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Heard this one a few nights ago:

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I know I have used the term, "pasteboards", several times on here. I don't understand why it would make you come unglued?

I think I first noticed the term used when I read one of Lionel Carter's feature articles on the DeLongs back in late 1971. It simply struck me as a synonym for "cards". When I write, if I find myself re-using the same word often, naturally I like to find a different word expressing the same thing.

So, I will not promise to withhold using the word, but I will try to hunt for another synonym for cards. My Roget's is in sight, and no doubt the internet will open some dandies. You might discover yourself finding "pasteboards" making more sense than some of the dandies that might come up. I looked up the definition of "pasteboard". It would seem Lionel Carter knew what he was talking about.

Would some of you care to share some other words for cards?

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I know I have used the term, "pasteboards", several times on here. I don't understand why it would make you come unglued?

I think I first noticed the term used when I read one of Lionel Carter's feature articles on the DeLongs back in late 1971. It simply struck me as a synonym for "cards". When I write, if I find myself re-using the same word often, naturally I like to find a different word expressing the same thing.

So, I will not promise to withhold using the word, but I will try to hunt for another synonym for cards. My Roget's is in sight, and no doubt the internet will open some dandies. You might discover yourself finding "pasteboards" making more sense than some of the dandies that might come up. I looked up the definition of "pasteboard". It would seem Lionel Carter knew what he was talking about.

Would some of you care to share some other words for cards?

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I'm not unglued. Simply annoyed. It is the word itself that grates on me. I have added it to my collection: moist, biscuit, leotard, bae, yolk, fetus, and now pasteboard. Nothing personal.
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