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Gradedcardman
08-04-2015, 01:10 PM
I wanted to take a moment to thank Sean Bassik for helping me secure a new card for my collection. He is a man of his word and that is greatly appreciated.

calvindog
08-04-2015, 01:20 PM
Why the hell isn't Sean helping me?

baztacula
08-04-2015, 01:57 PM
Why the hell isn't Sean helping me?

Did you ever communicate to Sean that you were in need of help? He isn't a mind reader.

calvindog
08-04-2015, 01:59 PM
Did you ever communicate to Sean that you were in need of help? He isn't a mind reader.

Yes, I send him emails every day and leave messages on his phone with my requests. I think he's avoiding me.

baztacula
08-04-2015, 02:01 PM
Yes, I send him emails every day and leave messages on his phone with my requests. I think he's avoiding me.

Oh.

Hey Sean, why the hell aren't you helping calvindog?

calvindog
08-04-2015, 02:06 PM
Oh.

Hey Sean, why the hell aren't you helping calvindog?

I tend to be sarcastic at times; Sean's a good guy and has actually been very helpful to me.

baztacula
08-04-2015, 02:10 PM
Oh for sure. He is the salt of the Earth. I would trust Sean with my life.

Jobu
08-04-2015, 02:27 PM
Any chance we can see the new addition? I am curious what spurred the thank you on the big board.

EDITED TO ADD: I completely understand if you would rather not post whatever it is, but I had to ask. :D

I wanted to take a moment to thank Sean Bassik for helping me secure a new card for my collection. He is a man of his word and that is greatly appreciated.

mrvster
08-04-2015, 02:51 PM
GREAT PEOPLE!;):D I have to say, has really become an awesome dude:)

Adam............your acquisition is uuuuuuuhhhhhuuuuuhh huhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

(my bad Elvis impersonation):o

Adam is a one of those collectors WE NEED!! ADAM is truly a legend in this hobby.....my "Circus" would not be what it is if it wasn't for Adam

SOMEONE should be giving you a shout out ADAM.....THAT PERSON IS ME!

seriously, like a few others here, if you left the hobby, I'd consider not collecting....and I'm dead serious....


ADAM- I owe you big time!

:D

baztacula
08-04-2015, 02:54 PM
Any chance we can see the new addition? I am curious what spurred the thank you on the big board.

If the rumors I heard are true, it is this little beauty...

campyfan39
08-04-2015, 03:04 PM
Purchased many 52's from him on eBay lately. Super fast shipping, fair prices and accurate grading.

mrvster
08-04-2015, 03:18 PM
Adam is prob one of the best guys on this board hands down!:)

this guy does not gloate, he is a silent soldier! truly the word integrity

CW
08-04-2015, 04:05 PM
I would comment on the OP but I don't know him from Adam.

*sound of crickets chirping*

4815162342
08-04-2015, 04:20 PM
If the rumors I heard are true, it is this little beauty...

You are so weird!

mrvster
08-04-2015, 04:53 PM
surprised your not into the scraps??? freaks??? ghosts??? are you???:confused:

Gradedcardman
08-04-2015, 05:12 PM
I picked up the T206 Clymer color variation he posted on the boards as show and tell. Great card and getting re-slabbed right now. If someone knows how to work the net better than me they can post a pic.

drmondobueno
08-04-2015, 05:28 PM
I picked up the T206 Clymer color variation he posted on the boards as show and tell. Great card and getting re-slabbed right now. If someone knows how to work the net better than me they can post a pic.

Sorry, no help here. Took two hours to install a new router this morning and ended up calling The Phillipines for assistance. Hot and muggy on Luzon today...

Jobu
08-04-2015, 06:13 PM
I believe that would be this fella:

http://www.net54baseball.com/showpost.php?p=1426892&postcount=18

Nice addition, that is a cool card.

Eric72
08-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Why the hell isn't Sean helping me?
Did you ever communicate to Sean that you were in need of help? He isn't a mind reader.
Yes, I send him emails every day and leave messages on his phone with my requests. I think he's avoiding me.
Oh. Hey Sean, why the hell aren't you helping calvindog?
I tend to be sarcastic at times; Sean's a good guy and has actually been very helpful to me.
Oh for sure. He is the salt of the Earth. I would trust Sean with my life.

I don't know whether this reminds me more of an Abbott and Costello routine or a ventriloquist act. Either way, I found this exchange between Jeff and db absolutely priceless.

Well done, gentlemen.

Best regards,

Eric

Econteachert205
08-04-2015, 07:19 PM
Dracula clymer is awesome. New meaning to the word ghost. Echoing the sean is a good guy talk as well...

atx840
08-04-2015, 08:01 PM
Agreed, Sean was a big help when I was looking to consign my fathers 52 set. He put his own interests aside and introduced me to a different dealer/auctioneer.

I also witnessed him pay significantly more for a walk in card from a kid due to it being under graded. Card got a bump and a collector witnessing the transaction was so impressed with how Sean handled the purchase he lined up a sale for the card.

Thank you again Sean.

Luke
08-04-2015, 08:29 PM
I've made some of my bigger purchases from Sean and I couldn't be happier with how they were handled. That is a really special card, congrats Adam!

Leon
08-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Sean (hi Sean) is a good guy. He stumbled out of the gate a bit but understands his mistakes and learns from them. I have never had any issue with Sean and think he's good for the hobby. We just need him to be a collector too!!

Sean1125
08-05-2015, 11:18 AM
Sean (hi Sean) is a good guy. He stumbled out of the gate a bit but understands his mistakes and learns from them. I have never had any issue with Sean and think he's good for the hobby. We just need him to be a collector too!!

I actually do collect wrong back sets now. I am working on a 53 Topps and about 15% of the way in.

Thank you everyone for the kind words. I really appreciate them and have made a huge effort over the past few months (years) to improve my attitude and let my business do the talking.

We never really own any of these great collectibles, we're simply the keepers and care givers until the time comes to let another care for the pieces. Some people care for the pieces for 50 years, some people care for the pieces for 50 minutes.

Kind Regards,

Sean Bassik

Jdoggs
08-05-2015, 11:34 AM
Congrats Sean on winning the chocolate eating contest!

Northviewcats
08-05-2015, 12:49 PM
I actually do collect wrong back sets now. I am working on a 53 Topps and about 15% of the way in.

Thank you everyone for the kind words. I really appreciate them and have made a huge effort over the past few months (years) to improve my attitude and let my business do the talking.

We never really own any of these great collectibles, we're simply the keepers and care givers until the time comes to let another care for the pieces. Some people care for the pieces for 50 years, some people care for the pieces for 50 minutes.

Kind Regards,

Sean Bassik

I've only met Sean once, but I have sold him several lots of cards in the last year. Frankly he has used more words in this post than in all of our transactions combined. Usually its "price?" "scan?" or "I'll take it." In spite of his brevity I trust him. He is a man of his word. I look forward to doing more business with him in the future.

Best regards,

Joe

baztacula
08-05-2015, 01:52 PM
I think I speak for all of us when I say we are long overdue for a Sean Bassik appreciation night. Of course, I would prefer to devote an entire week to honoring Sean but obviously many of us have family and work commitments that would make this impossible. Perhaps you guys can throw out a few dates and we can come to a consensus as to what works best for everybody. Also, we should pick a location that is both interesting and convenient. I hesitate to bring this up but let us kindly refrain from location suggestions such as Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, Boogertown, North Carolina or Spread Eagle, Wisconsin. This is not some platform to try out your lame comedy routine. This is about Sean.

hangman62
08-06-2015, 07:22 AM
Sean is tops..
you cant beat him with a stick ! LOL

vtgmsc
08-06-2015, 09:09 AM
I actually do collect wrong back sets now. I am working on a 53 Topps and about 15% of the way in.


Sean,

Just curous on a wrong back set, how do you base what you need? Do you try for the numbers in order on the back of the card or do you sort them by the number they "should" have on the back? I've always wondered about that.

Thanks and take care,

Mike

bnorth
08-07-2015, 04:24 PM
Sean,

Just curous on a wrong back set, how do you base what you need? Do you try for the numbers in order on the back of the card or do you sort them by the number they "should" have on the back? I've always wondered about that.

Thanks and take care,

Mike

As someone that collects wrong backs I try to collect all the different versions. With wrong backs there can be several different backs all with the same player on the front.

Sean this is not a 67 Dexter Press it is a 83 Starliner sticker. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Dexter-Press-Brooks-Robinson-HoF-Orioles-17461-/291494891230?rmvSB=true&%3Bsi=%252F3eiNGdE2DqASVRLR1%252BN2Ph1dA8%253D&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&%3Borig_cvip=true&%3Bhash=item43de730ede&%3B_trksid=p2047675.l2557&%3Brt=nc&%3Bnma=true&nma=true&si=G%252Fxlg5i6q%252FSM%252FdRAq1oVXHJaHfk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Sean1125
08-07-2015, 06:16 PM
As someone that collects wrong backs I try to collect all the different versions. With wrong backs there can be several different backs all with the same player on the front.

Sean this is not a 67 Dexter Press it is a 83 Starliner sticker. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Dexter-Press-Brooks-Robinson-HoF-Orioles-17461-/291494891230?rmvSB=true&%3Bsi=%252F3eiNGdE2DqASVRLR1%252BN2Ph1dA8%253D&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&%3Borig_cvip=true&%3Bhash=item43de730ede&%3B_trksid=p2047675.l2557&%3Brt=nc&%3Bnma=true&nma=true&si=G%252Fxlg5i6q%252FSM%252FdRAq1oVXHJaHfk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I reached out to the buyer and offered him $10 store credit.

I am in the same boat as Ben, I have 2x of the same front with different wrong backs. The nicest one is a 1953 Whitey Ford in NM with wrong back. I am hoping one day these errors will be realized for what they are - unique, "low numbered" copies of the cards from the 50's-70's.

mrvster
08-07-2015, 09:35 PM
I knew you would get bit ;) the collector in you came out:)

now, you have the "scrap" eye as I can see......maybe the scraps will take hold of you:D

GoldenAge50s
08-08-2015, 09:03 PM
Seems to me collecting a set of 1953 Topps wrongbacks would be an impossible task.

As a 13 yr old in 1953 I bought hundreds of packs, I have collected '53's for many years and right now have 2 complete sets and many singles, and I have NEVER owned or ran across a '53 Topps wrongback!

I can't believe collecting a full set is even REMOTELY POSSIBLE!

4815162342
08-08-2015, 10:09 PM
Seems to me collecting a set of 1953 Topps wrongbacks would be an impossible task.



As a 13 yr old in 1953 I bought hundreds of packs, I have collected '53's for many years and right now have 2 complete sets and many singles, and I have NEVER owned or ran across a '53 Topps wrongback!



I can't believe collecting a full set is even REMOTELY POSSIBLE!


It's fun to collect a set that's impossible. :)

Sean1125
08-08-2015, 10:18 PM
It's fun to collect a set that's impossible. :)

It's more challenging. It forces me to be on the lookout at all times knowing this could be a 40 or 50 year task (if it is possible).

begsu1013
08-09-2015, 11:37 PM
kudos on the chocolate contest!