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Old 01-09-2018, 05:29 AM
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Which is worse for you? Spending money on a very rare card in bad condition and having to look at it or having a hole in your collection and wanting a card to fill that hole?

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Buy the damn card! You can always sell it. Fill the hole and upgrade later (or don't upgrade later). If its better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all.... Then it's better to have owned a beater than never to have owned at all.

Working on t206 back runs, I have purchased several awful looking cards - like a t206 tinker bat off Piedmont factory 42- bc the front/back combo is so rare you can't be choosy (and they can be mighty expensive). But at least it's one less card needed, and, if a better example ever comes along, which it won't, I can upgrade.

Caveat - my opinion here assumes the card really is rare - like you can count the known examples on one hand.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:04 AM
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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.
Lol. I wish. Not quite that special.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:02 AM
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I’ve owned two different T206 BL460’s, both were lower grade with condition problems. But when they’re that rare, you can’t be too picky. I have since sold them, I do think their condition were factors in releasing them back into the wild. But I’m glad that I did own them at one point.

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:25 AM
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Major star? Hell, I've paid a lot of money for very rare cards in really terrible condition. And Bill Killifer ain't exactly Honus Wagner.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:33 AM
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If it is within the focus of my collection and a card on my want list no question I want it. I can always then attempt to upgrade said card. In the meantime, one more crossed off!

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:41 AM
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:58 AM
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This card isn't rare but it is iconic and I bought this copy because I probably won't be able to afford a "better" one for a while. I was happy to do it too. In fact, I love it:

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Old 01-09-2018, 09:06 AM
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In many cases I will - but certain flaws irk me too much, so in those cases I won't (unless it's so rare that I may never see one again that I can afford).

I do, however, love "Authentic" grades that have superb eye appeal with little or no noticeable flaws.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:33 AM
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I can't do a card with a significant piece missing. Just can't do it. Ditto cards that were torn in half at one point.

A little OC or a stamp on the back, no problem.

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Old 01-09-2018, 09:40 AM
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