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View Poll Results: How do you typically acquire your most expensive vintage cards?
EBay other than PWCC/Probstein123 29 56.86%
Auction houses 11 21.57%
Card shows 8 15.69%
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Childhood or passed down collection 9 17.65%
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:57 PM
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Default How did you acquire your star cards?

For the top five most expensive cards for set builders where did you acquire your cards?
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Old 02-15-2020, 02:04 PM
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Two sources for the star cards in my sets.... a dealer I’ve been friends with who runs a monthly show and eBay as graded and then broken out to go in set binder.
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Old 02-15-2020, 02:09 PM
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I acquired a number of great cards back in the early 1970s from the great Gar Miller. One of the cards I got from was a 1953 Mickey Mantle.
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Most of mine came from packs bought as as kid or from Wholesale Cards (Bruce Yeko).

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Ronald Glenn
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None from above The Stars Cards that I aquired are mine that I got from packs from the 60's and 70's and flea markets from the 70's to present in NJ Pennsylvania, California and No Carolina

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These days, it's all about the saved searches on ebay for me. The few shows happening around here each year are a great opportunity to inhale the awesome aroma of musty cardboard while chatting up other collectors, but the pricing of star cards is always unnerving, so I usually just walk away with lesser things of interest. So, I check ebay often, and if something pops up that's too great to pass on, I jump on it!
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