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illini805
07-29-2009, 11:14 PM
What is your opinion on lot # 851 & 854....
Any clue what each will close around? Wondering if I will even stand a chance that's all. Thanks in advance....

bobbyw8469
08-02-2009, 10:46 PM
The whole Memory Lane auction is being dogged out.....the bidders appear M.I.A!!!!

Jewish-collector
08-02-2009, 11:26 PM
Someone I know said he might bid on lot # 196. Why is it so low price so far ? Will he have much competition for it ?

http://www.memorylaneinc.com/site/bid/bidplace.asp?itemid=14229&getauctionid=73

bobbyw8469
08-03-2009, 08:28 AM
All I know is, I am seeing cards with VCP average selling prices of $2,500 selling for $500. Another card with VCP average of $1,500 is currently $600.....I could go on and on!! As a buyer, I'm loving it!! As a consignor, I am hating it, and doubt I will ever consign anything else to them ever again.....

BobbyVCP
08-03-2009, 08:33 AM
Those $$$ will all move up this week. Take in consideration that the National just finished and now everyone will be back this week. During the National Ebay does about 30% of what it usually does during the week.

Leon
08-03-2009, 08:44 AM
All I know is, I am seeing cards with VCP average selling prices of $2,500 selling for $500. Another card with VCP average of $1,500 is currently $600.....I could go on and on!! As a buyer, I'm loving it!! As a consignor, I am hating it, and doubt I will ever consign anything else to them ever again.....

As a bidder in hundreds of auctions, and now an auctioneer myself, I can safely and accurately say there is absolutely no reason to discuss final prices (being final) until the auction is over and closed. After it is over then you can surmise what you want to but until then it's like arguing with your spouse over something that will never happen :(. This goes for all auctions.

bobbyw8469
08-03-2009, 09:14 AM
Ahhhhh!!! So that is why my VCP average $80 PSA 9 sold on Ebay last night for only $30!!!!! Note to self = NEVER end cards when the Nationals is ending!

drc
08-03-2009, 01:20 PM
Leon and Yogi are correct-- "It ain't over till it's over." To start, from Christies to eBay to the Wausau Community Pool Fundraising Auction, the day with the most overall bids is the last day.

Potomac Yank
08-04-2009, 01:54 PM
As a bidder in hundreds of auctions, and now an auctioneer myself, I can safely and accurately say there is absolutely no reason to discuss final prices (being final) until the auction is over and closed. After it is over then you can surmise what you want to but until then it's like arguing with your spouse over something that will never happen :(. This goes for all auctions.

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They're learning Leon, they're learning.
Hi Diddley Dee, a flippers life for me. :)

bobbyw8469
08-05-2009, 05:44 AM
Speaking of flipping....I am noticing that the majority of the cards in the current Memory Lane auction have been sold in the Dec '08 Memory Lane auction....if one were to flip, shouldn't they wait longer than 7 months, and shouldn't they pick a totally different auction house altogether??? I see some Red Mans someone paid alot of money for that aren't anywhere near the Dec '08 selling price....seems like a good way to lose your shirt.....

bobbyw8469
08-09-2009, 06:55 AM
Well....it's over......painless at least.

Peter_Spaeth
08-09-2009, 08:52 AM
Speaking of flipping....I am noticing that the majority of the cards in the current Memory Lane auction have been sold in the Dec '08 Memory Lane auction....if one were to flip, shouldn't they wait longer than 7 months, and shouldn't they pick a totally different auction house altogether??? I see some Red Mans someone paid alot of money for that aren't anywhere near the Dec '08 selling price....seems like a good way to lose your shirt.....

And how many of the cards that just sold will we see again soon one wonders, even though they are all great guys?

HRBAKER
08-09-2009, 09:03 AM
Speaking of flipping....I am noticing that the majority of the cards in the current Memory Lane auction have been sold in the Dec '08 Memory Lane auction....if one were to flip, shouldn't they wait longer than 7 months, and shouldn't they pick a totally different auction house altogether??? I see some Red Mans someone paid alot of money for that aren't anywhere near the Dec '08 selling price....seems like a good way to lose your shirt.....

Perhaps they needed a tax write-off. :)

calvindog
08-09-2009, 09:27 AM
And how many of the cards that just sold will we see again soon one wonders, even though they are all great guys?

But don't forget: even the great guys who badmouth other great guys in public as being bad guys are still great guys.

Why is it that only the great guys with allegations of fraud in their pasts think that all the other shady guys are great guys?

Potomac Yank
08-09-2009, 10:16 AM
What we need is a Great Guys list.

Who's your fav? :)

botn
08-09-2009, 11:23 AM
Speaking of flipping....I am noticing that the majority of the cards in the current Memory Lane auction have been sold in the Dec '08 Memory Lane auction....if one were to flip, shouldn't they wait longer than 7 months, and shouldn't they pick a totally different auction house altogether??? I see some Red Mans someone paid alot of money for that aren't anywhere near the Dec '08 selling price....seems like a good way to lose your shirt.....

Maybe Memory Lane, as great as they are, had several buyers renege.

Boy can it ever be frustrating to run an auction! And to think not too long ago those guys stayed up all night, until 9 AM the next morning to make sure all collectors got their bids in. Besides being the fastest growing auction house in the hobby they very well could be the greatest too.

Leon
08-09-2009, 11:28 AM
I am absolutely NOT starting a grading company bashing thread here but I do wish PSA would have graded those Frederick Fotos correctly. I spoke with a gentleman, from Memory Lane, on the phone about them and I don't think they should have gotten numerical grades (at a minimum)....Too bad to.....

botn
08-09-2009, 11:46 AM
Well this is the same great company who got PSA to recertify cards that did not sell in a previous auction so they could be sold in a subsequent auction in an attempt to not be noticed as repeats.

Potomac Yank
08-09-2009, 09:40 PM
Are you saying that the Great Guys aren't aware of a flock of turkey buzzards perched on a long branch just waiting for them to make a mistake??? :D

Peter_Spaeth
08-09-2009, 09:50 PM
Joe, the rantings of a few folks on a message board or two does not affect the great guys one bit.

botn
08-09-2009, 11:39 PM
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3597/greatguy.jpg

Potomac Yank
08-10-2009, 01:43 AM
Joe, the rantings of a few folks on a message board or two does not affect the great guys one bit.

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Peter, glad to see that you finally caught on to that.
Thank god you don't rant, but tell us, what is it exactly that you do?

calvindog
08-10-2009, 06:16 AM
Greg, it's commonly known that James Cagney had two Wagners.

Peter_Spaeth
08-10-2009, 06:46 AM
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Peter, glad to see that you finally caught on to that.
Thank god you don't rant, but tell us, what is it exactly that you do?

I'm more like a turkey buzzard, I think.

Potomac Yank
08-10-2009, 12:45 PM
I'm more like a turkey buzzard, I think.

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Welcome to the branch. :D

daviddbreadman
08-10-2009, 01:24 PM
So, if someone were skeptical, what might a skeptic assume?? Good Guys Auction House, inc has consignors who auction off cards, then cards appear again.

- Good Guys auctions cards out of inventory and have hidden reserve and keep auctioning until card is sold to bonafide buyer?

or

- Original consignor been paid and Good Guys are high bidder and now cardboard owner trying to unload this new inventory?

or

- Consignor wants certain "reserve" and Good Guys do them a solid and keep auctioning with consignor still as owner until price objective is met?

or

- ????

what would a conspiracy theorist think?

calvindog
08-10-2009, 01:29 PM
Not 'good' guys -- 'great' guys. Big difference.

Oldtix
08-10-2009, 01:42 PM
I think we now understand why they call themselves "Memory Lane."

slidekellyslide
08-10-2009, 05:39 PM
I think we now understand why they call themselves "Memory Lane."

Post of the day! :)

Potomac Yank
08-10-2009, 06:30 PM
Ditto! :)