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Old 01-08-2018, 08:36 PM
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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 people’s gut reaction is. (Other that what a stupid question.).

I’ve been eyeing one for a long time and I just can’t pull the trigger. The card looks like it was dragged a few miles under someone’s shoe.

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If it is older than a century, yes.
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Looking for one card for each of the following (SGC only):
e94 Blome's Chocolates
e98 Old Put Cigar
e99 Bishop & Co.
e100 Bishop & Co.
e104 Nadja
e105 Mello-Mint
e107 Breisch Williams

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Absolutely. Unless the "damage" makes me ill or uncomfortable to look at. I passed on a card I wanted because it looked like someone vomited on it. Missing pieces, creases, paperless are OK until a better one comes along.
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I had a friend who had a 4 on 1 Ruth...it was in lower grade and every time I got ready to pull the trigger, he would raise the price a little. Never got it, don't really regret it. I am a fairly low grade collector, but really there are things I find that just bother me to no end. At one time I had a partner who had a high tolerance for off center cards but insisted on sharp corners. I was just the opposite...I had a tolerance for natural wear but not poor centering. I did overpay for a low grade T206 O'Hara St. L / Polar Bear. Wish I have been a little more patient.
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I had a friend who had a 4 on 1 Ruth...it was in lower grade and every time I got ready to pull the trigger, he would raise the price a little. Never got it, don't really regret it. I am a fairly low grade collector, but really there are things I find that just bother me to no end. At one time I had a partner who had a high tolerance for off center cards but insisted on sharp corners. I was just the opposite...I had a tolerance for natural wear but not poor centering. I did overpay for a low grade T206 O'Hara St. L / Polar Bear. Wish I have been a little more patient.
Thanks for the comments. I screwed up and obviously posted this in the wrong board. Let me move so others see.
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