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Old 05-08-2020, 11:59 AM
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Mathews!

Struck a deal on this PSA 3 for 2800. The last clean PSA 3 sale was 2700 from a pwcc auction in late March, and I think mine may be a little nicer.

Never noticed before that if you accept an offer outside of Ebay's initial "best offer" setting, the sold listings only show the beginning BIN price (overstating the sale).

You can enter the item number on this site and get the actual price: http://www.watchcount.com/

Not sure I understand about what an offer outside of Best Offer means though?

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Old 05-08-2020, 12:59 PM
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You can enter the item number on this site and get the actual price: http://www.watchcount.com/

Not sure I understand about what an offer outside of Best Offer means though?
Thanks for the tip!

I meant that instead of the listing having the option to make a best offer, when you write a seller a general message to discuss a possible offer instead (and then they send you an initial offer on their own)
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Old 05-08-2020, 01:03 PM
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Thanks for the tip!

I meant that instead of the listing having the option to make a best offer, when you write a seller a general message to discuss a possible offer instead (and then they send you an initial offer on their own)
Ah, got it. I doubt Watchcount can track that unless you agree the final deal you worked out back on the 'bay proper. Watchcount is very useful though for gauging how much of an offer to make. It's saved me a ton over the years.

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Old 05-15-2020, 10:13 PM
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First, thanks to Ted and Cesar here for helping (mostly) finish off my missing low numbers.

Overall update coming very soon once my last recent order gets here.

Tonight, I came very close to a last minute auction bid on a great looking PSA 1.5 Mantle. But did not pull the trigger. It went for $17,300.

While I would've been satisfied with having that one for my set, it's just not exactly what I picture for it anymore. As this set has filled in, the overall outlook has changed a little. And for a once in a lifetime purchase, it has to fit just right.

The only problem with waiting is (obviously) prices going even higher. But if that happens and it affects what I can get down the road, then so be it. Always been a risk-taker anyway!
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Old 05-19-2020, 03:07 PM
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The low number set is now complete! Pending the last seven commons/minors that will be here in the next couple days. Close enough to count New pics coming after those remaining few are in hand.

Got a nice looking PSA 2.5 Pafko to start out the set. Also picked up Mathews and Jackie Robinson (as shown prior) and a few other new high numbers.

Still need 73 high numbers, including Mantle, Campanella, Reese, Dickey, Wilhelm, and Bartirome. Going to make a small adjustment up in the calculated resale value from some price appreciation that's occurred lately.

Final low number avg condition:

Big cards: 4.0
Commons/minors: 2.6
Total low # cost: $4480

Current high # avg condition:

Big cards: 3.0
Commons/minors: 2.8
High number cost: $6800

Overall recap:

Total cost: $11,280
Total resale value: estimated $15,000 - $16,000

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Old 05-21-2020, 04:37 PM
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Updated pics

Graded low numbers:




Rest of low number set:



Jackie R and Mathews:



Most of the other high numbers:

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:24 PM
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Your cards look great, John.

Congrats on your progress so far!
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So John, Which cards do you like more than you expected (say under rated) and I'm not talking value-wise, mean aesthetics-wise. I like the Zernial: That one is really a cool baseball card. I also like Johnny Mize, while it's a bit dark or brown but you can instantly tell that it's Yankee stadium.

And that Jackie Robinson! I used to think his 56 was his best card, but the red background and smile have changed my opinion on this card which I thought was over rated before.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:41 PM
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So John, Which cards do you like more than you expected (say under rated) and I'm not talking value-wise, mean aesthetics-wise. I like the Zernial: That one is really a cool baseball card. I also like Johnny Mize, while it's a bit dark or brown but you can instantly tell that it's Yankee stadium.

And that Jackie Robinson! I used to think his 56 was his best card, but the red background and smile have changed my opinion on this card which I thought was over rated before.
Of the cards above, I love the look of the Billy Martin. The background is a contrast to the somewhat dark feel that much of the set has.

The other one that always stood out to me was Rocky Bridges (I'll have to flip back through and find more). He seems so happy to be taking a classic swing with the light sky in the background. Reminds me of my summer carefree playing days.

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A slightly important package got here this morning. Looked it over, took a pic. Just held it for a minute. Then straight to the safe deposit box!

Am still in awe:

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Nice one! Sure is a keeper

Jansen, a fan favorite. For years people thought he was signaling the year "52" but in the reverse looking like "25".

Turned out, he has his 7th child, just prior to the photo
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322 RANDY JACKSON
329 IVAN DELOCK
347 JOE ADCOCK
351 AL DARK
354 FRED HATFIELD
357 SMOKY BURGESS
360 GEORGE CROWE

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Old 05-30-2020, 05:30 PM
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Wow that is a nice Mantle. Congrats!
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:36 AM
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So will you do a PSA set registry? I eventually plan to even if many of the low commons get a 3-4 and high's get a 1.
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:53 AM
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So will you do a PSA set registry? I eventually plan to even if many of the low commons get a 3-4 and high's get a 1.
I'm not planning to. Since every single low # common is raw (and many would be grade 2-3), just going to leave them alone.

The registry competition does seem fun. But that would mean effort
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:12 PM
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I hear you. I will break this up into stages. Grade the highs, HoF's, then maybe do by series.

I also will evaluate buying graded ones versus submitting mine as I like having everything in a binder.

I have a full 67 set and about 200 graded ones. I rarely lug the boxes down to look at the cards: 9 out of 10 times I reach for the binder.
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Old 06-11-2020, 05:14 PM
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This has come to a halt lately at 335/407.

When it comes to all those high numbers, seeing a possible "lifetime" project after all! Now that I managed to get the rest of the big cards, it makes you feel more impatient to have the whole set.

But I can't stomach paying triple the going rate for BIN leftovers
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:25 PM
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Naturally after the prior post, managed to get a few acceptable deals on small lots and singles of high number commons/minors.

Feeling a little closer now

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A shopping spree with ebay bucks during this month.

One away from being past the halfway point for the high numbers!

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A shopping spree with ebay bucks during this month.

One away from being past the halfway point for the high numbers!

358/407
Good stuff, John!

Continued good luck with your quest.
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For the first time in awhile, there are new additions here. Key ones too!

Picked up Campanella and Reese from a forum member. Now the only main cards left are Hoyt Wilhelm and....for the love of god....Tony Bartirome.

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For the first time in awhile, there are new additions here. Key ones too!

Picked up Campanella and Reese from a forum member. Now the only main cards left are Hoyt Wilhelm and....for the love of god....Tony Bartirome.

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Great looking cards. John!

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Great looking cards. John!

Congrats!
Thanks Dale.

Now the question is: do I wait to see if Bartirome crashes eventually (or risk that situation getting even worse)?
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What a beautiful set you are putting together! To me, this would be the ultimate set to have...maybe in the next life.
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What a beautiful set you are putting together! To me, this would be the ultimate set to have...maybe in the next life.
Appreciate it!

If I do finish putting this together, it will feel so surreal. Especially since it was built from scratch. And if that happens, I won't be concerned with upgrades or finding more challenges with it. Will just enjoy.

Sure there are some other vintage sets that I'll finish or find eventually, but nothing else in my collection will ever come close to this.

So many people love your '53 Bowmans too. I feel like one of the few who hasn't joined that ship
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Three low grade PSA commons picked up.

I've joined the '52 Topps set builders page on facebook. It doesn't appear to get you any closer with the high numbers

363/407
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Every 4....is 1% closer
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322 RANDY JACKSON
329 IVAN DELOCK
347 JOE ADCOCK
351 AL DARK
354 FRED HATFIELD
357 SMOKY BURGESS
360 GEORGE CROWE
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One more (very) low grade common picked up.

The race is (verrrrry) slow.

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Great thread! I've made some good progress recently on my lower grade (G -- EX) set. Such a great group of cards...so pretty...this is one of my favorite cards in the set. Now I'm looking for the following:

261, 289, 311, 312, 315, 330, 343, 345, 351, 356, 362, 369, 370, 373, 376, 378, 379, 382, 384, 386, 392, 395, 396, 398, 399, 403, 404, 406, 407.
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I am only putting together the HOFers and a few other cards I like (Zernial, Rosen, Minoso, etc.). I am down to a handful of cards I need.

Unfortunately, they are Rizzuto Snider Mays Mantle Reese Wilhelm and Matthews.
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