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Old 05-20-2018, 04:26 PM
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I also thought the final price was pretty strong. I know the set is extremely rare, but the star power of the set does not compare to the Wrestling All-Stars. Other than Dr. D. and, to a lesser extent, Robert Gibson, Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton, most of the names in the set are not going to be recognizable to fans of today. Even Haku is not going to be recognizable to casual collectors under the "Prince Tonga" moniker.

Most of the stuff in my collection are cards where collectors can't be picky about condition because they come up for sale/auction so infrequently. I don't know how familiar you are with old timey baseball cards, but I love the "character" of 1915 Cracker Jack cards that are stained with caramel residue showing that they were obviously in packages of Cracker Jacks at some point rather than pristine examples that obviously were dispensed through the mail-in option that was also available for the set.

I have written this on here before, but I love cards that may show up only once a decade so much more than 52 Topps Mantle's or T206 Cpbb's that can be had any day of the week if a collector is simply willing to spend the money. My heart skips a beat when I get an occasional e-mail notification that one of my eBay alerts has gone off. Some of my favorite cards are $200 cards that I have only ever seen for sale/at auction one time. Based on how elusive the Rax cards are, I fully understand why it is such a cool set to hunt down.

Yes I am familiar with the Cracker Jack cards and I think it is great when you see some that survived and are in nice condition with the natural staining.

These unfortunately have paper loss but that said if you want the cards you can't be super picky. My situation was perfect because I got the chance at nice cads and they were nice cards.

There are really not any other cards from the modern era of professional wrestling that you can't find in a short period of time in some form. That is one of the really cool things about older wrestling cards like Rob collects where something might not surface for years or you find a new card you didn't even know existed. Collecting is fun on so many different levels.
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Seeing the Bobby Eaton card reminded me of Jim Cornette mentioning many times on his podcast that Eaton was the nicest guy in the wrestling business; nice to a fault.

Cornette told a story of he and the Midnights stopping at a liquor store in a sketchy part of Dallas one night after the matches to buy some beer and soda. Ten homeless guys are sitting in front of the liquor store, and Cornette was too scared to leave the car.

Eventually, Cornette and Dennis Condrey are in the car waiting for Eaton to come out of the store, wondering what is taking him so long. Finally, Eaton comes out of the store with his arm around a vagrant. The homeless guy was smoking a cigar that Eaton had bought him. Eaton had also gotten talked into buying a grocery bag of booze and food for this guy he just met. Upon seeing this, Dennis Condrey told Eaton that he just got that guy murdered when all the other bums see that the guy has a supply of booze and food.

Here is the link to a couple Cornette stories about Eaton being the nicest guy in wrestling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udy1nhEw2Y8
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:48 AM
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Seeing the Bobby Eaton card reminded me of Jim Cornette mentioning many times on his podcast that Eaton was the nicest guy in the wrestling business; nice to a fault.

Cornette told a story of he and the Midnights stopping at a liquor store in a sketchy part of Dallas one night after the matches to buy some beer and soda. Ten homeless guys are sitting in front of the liquor store, and Conrette was too scared to leave the car.

Eventually, Cornette and Dennis Condrey are in the car waiting for Eaton to come out of the store, wondering what is taking him so long. Finally, Eaton comes out of the store with his arm around a vagrant. The homeless guy was smoking a cigar that Eaton had bought him. Eaton had also gotten talked into buying a grocery bag of booze and food for this guy he just met. Upon seeing this, Dennis Condrey told Eaton that he just got that guy murdered when all the other bums see that the guy has a supply of booze and food.

Here is the link to a couple Cornette stories about Eaton being the nicest guy in wrestling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udy1nhEw2Y8
Great stories about Eaton. Funny, because I just HATED them back then. Thought they were the biggest pricks in the world. Even though I knew something wasn't on the up and up, it was at least real in the moment.

Now it's "I play a character on TV..."
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Great stories about Eaton. Funny, because I just HATED them back then. Thought they were the biggest pricks in the world. Even though I knew something wasn't on the up and up, it was at least real in the moment.

Now it's "I play a character on TV..."
Over the last couple months, I have binge listened to hours and hours of old Cornette podcasts. I would occasionally see a story that he told referenced on one of the wrestling boards I read, but I didn't realize how informative and entertaining his podcast is until I listened for myself.
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