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Old 01-08-2018, 09:36 PM
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Default Very rare card, very awful condition.

Would you ever pay a lot of money (whatever that might be) for a very rare card of a major star that is in really terrible condition?

I know there a thousand if, ands and buts for this kind of open ended question, but I would be curious as to what peopleís gut reaction is. (Other that what a stupid question.).

Iíve been eyeing one for a long time and I just canít pull the trigger. The card looks like it was dragged a few miles under someoneís shoe. I'm sure everytime I look at it I am going to think "that's really looks like bloody hell."
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:47 PM
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Yes, but it really depends on a lot of factors like you mentioned. I get the copy then look to potentially upgrade in the future from that said card.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:48 PM
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I would say, ask yourself "will I find joy just knowing that I own this card?"... because clearly you won't enjoy looking at it.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:49 PM
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I've paid up for awful beaters of rare cards. I've also recouped with some gain for them too. Similar topic to your other thread - buying quality is always wise, but buying true rarity in poor condition is sometimes the only option. If you gotta have it then likely someone else will too. I'd pay up for a rough e107 Young before I'd pay up.for a blackswamp HOFer. I'm a sucker for patina.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:18 PM
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Default 1934 diamond Kings Mel ott

Iím new to the group was guided here by some card groups on Facebook. I have a 1934 Mel ott Card with a cut auto and would like to have an idea for value. If someone can please guide me in the right direction. Thank you.

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Old 01-08-2018, 10:19 PM
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If it's that rare and you want it, 100% yes.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:23 PM
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I don't know. I once owned the below Ruth rookie, but sold it before the run up because I could not stand how it badly it looked. I'm still conflicted on whether I should have sold it because it's really hard for me to afford this card in any condition now.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:29 PM
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I would definitely buy an absolute beater of a rare card to fill a hole in my collection. I imagine that's the only way I will be able to get certain cards.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:37 PM
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If it ever comes up, I hope to land a Poor condition T206 Davison Drum... maybe a 1 or 1.5. One thing that I absolutely cannot abide by is paying a premium for rare backs with significant damage on the back...just defeats the purpose.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:37 PM
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T206 Wagner? Baltimore News Ruth? I can only dream of having the problem of not wanting the worst example ever located of either of these two cards.
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