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Old 06-28-2018, 12:40 PM
brian1961 brian1961 is offline
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Looks like 2 big dogs fought for it:

https://www.ebay.com/bfl/viewbids/31...p2047675.l2565
Thank you, Randy, for coming to my aide. Very, very interesting bidding. I may of said I would have enjoyed a bowl of JELL-O as the last 10 minutes ticked down. However, it was the "last bite" was when it all happened. Whoa, Nellie; the dog fight really accelerated the final 8 seconds!

The complete box was exceptionally well-preserved. For the 1962 JELL-O or ADVANCED Nellie Fox collector, the box is a downright centerpiece.

I know you're focused on collecting the set, but in this instance, a complete box carries a great deal of psychological and emotional weight, plus satisfaction, which unfortunately costs boo coo.

Precisely as I wrote in NEVER CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN .............

Though the commercial on Youtube is of the Post Cereal promotion happening at the same time as its fellow General Foods brand, JELL-O, do avail yourself of the happiness of viewing the fabulous Roger Maris black 'n white commercial with the two boys at a grocery store. The ambiance is compelling.

Have a great day, all. ---- Brian Powell

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Old 07-04-2018, 12:16 PM
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Default 1962 Jell-Os

I know and talked to the guy who won the Fox box. He is a serious and big-time collector of Post and Jell-O cards (and a good guy too). Like the rest of us, he too was blown away with what it took to win the box.
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:33 PM
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Hiya, Ken! Hope you're doing well, my friend. Thanks for the update on the '62 JELL-O Nellie Fox box winner. I am rather certain this collector was also blown away by the box when he first got to hold it in his hand. At that point, I think he'll be reassured at the decision he made to type in the big numbers on his eBay bid box to enter for it in the closing second! It was probably just like four guys going for a volleyball at the net, two from each side. They're giving it all they've got; one will get a higher or stronger hand/wrist on it, and come up with the kill for his team. The Fox box winner was the chap who decided he would go "this high", thinking he would certainly bag it, and likely bag it for less. However, there were probably three other collectors just like him. Just as my volleyball play scenario, each gave everything they had (put in "a sure winning bid", yet not realizing it would truly take that amount to win the dog fight).

Sometimes it takes even serious collectors "to think outside the box", and see the merits and elegance of an original complete box, from whence came a single card from the set they're struggling to collect in the first place. These collectors that were in the fight in the closing seconds ALL "GET" WHY THE BOX IS SPECIAL NOW.

The surreal idea that perhaps has never seized some of our other fellow postwar collectors are the implications with the 62/63 JELL-Os, starting with the fact the set was built ONE card at a time. Even with Post Cereal, you got at least a few cards. One thing in your favor, and disfavor, you could select any player you wanted, providing your Mom allowed you the privilege to select that flavor. What if the flavor was unappetizing to Mom, or if she felt no one in the family would like it, including you? This concept lends itself into why certain players chosen as the free prize on unpopular flavors would be very scarce.

Another factor in your disfavor is if you wanted a certain superstar, you likely would discover other kids in town also wanted Ernie Banks, or Mickey Mantle, or Sandy Koufax, or Ron Santo, or Warren Spahn, or Hank Aaron, or Willie Mays, or ....

Better end my musing, for now..... ---Brian Powell

P.S. Ken, if you get a chance to speak with the winner again, tell him congratulations from me, and that he must not feel eviscerated over what he had to pay to win it; rather, let the feeling of being exhilarated over winning it overwhelm the other! Way da go, big dog!!!!!!!! Also, please encourage him to buy a copy of NEVER CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN. Tell him how. I've got plenty of copies left; or, he can go the Amazon route for the digital download. If he's going to plunk that kind of dough down to win a prized centerpiece, he owes it to himself to buy some decent literature that devotes 3 chapters to the General Foods' baseball card issues. Mine will not have the sheer info that Dan Mabey's would; however, in our secluded hobby, the more books the better! Always!!! Also, his personal info on an envelope is private, and will not be shared with anyone!-----Bri

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Old 07-15-2018, 12:48 AM
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Default '62 Jello Simmons

Looks like some spirited bidding on the Curt Simmons ending later today. I need him but not for over $400.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:35 PM
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I have been slowly bidding on it. My last bid was at $410 so where it is now is the top bid for the current top bidder at this point. Have to decide if I want to take a shot at later. Looking forward to seeing what happens!
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:26 PM
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I just couldn't do it. I couldn't pull the trigger on one more bid. I sat there and looked at it for 10 minutes and as badly as I need the card, I couldn't justify paying $416 for it when the top and bottom were cut so poorly. Did pic up a few others that I needed so wasn't a complete loss. Hope anyone else bidding got some deals!
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