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Peter_Spaeth
02-24-2018, 10:13 PM
All in fun, but a couple that bug me:

A recent one, "elite" centering.
An older one, "advanced collector."
Oh, and referring to a card as a "bad boy." WT&?

BoyWonder089
02-24-2018, 10:14 PM
"Ebay 1/1"

nsaddict
02-24-2018, 10:18 PM
"portfolio"

rainier2004
02-24-2018, 10:20 PM
52T Mantle rookie...

ValKehl
02-24-2018, 10:27 PM
"Rare," when a card really isn't, such as when used by an eBay seller and there are a couple other examples of the same card listed on eBay.

thescooper
02-24-2018, 10:37 PM
" collector grade"

Michael B
02-24-2018, 10:50 PM
'Rare'
'A Rarity'
'Very Rare'
All of the above used by a German seller of Olympic items on every single item he lists at overpriced starting bids and on items that I can find several other places.

"PSA (fill in the number) none higher" - I see this on Olympic tickets that may interest me, but all of the people that collect it do not give a rat's anus about the PSA tomb. Most that collect would find it annoying and see no reason to justify the overpricing based on what PSA has to say. Never mind that they would not like the plastic tomb.

'UNIQUE" - if you don't know what the word means then don't use it moron!!! It means there is ONE and only ONE of this item in existence in the world and you will not find another one. There is this British seller I see list two sets of cards for the 2016 Olympics and he calls the sets unique yet he has 28 listings for each set.

Gradedcardman
02-24-2018, 10:52 PM
"Better card than the grade"

Fred
02-24-2018, 11:02 PM
"scarce"

"low pop(ulation)"

drcy
02-24-2018, 11:11 PM
The first time I heard someone call card 'Gem Mint,' I thought he as making a joke.

Iconic. At least when it isn't.
I can also live without bootylicious and sextabulous.

TheBig6
02-24-2018, 11:11 PM
20% buyers premium

asoriano
02-24-2018, 11:22 PM
finest extant

Peter_Spaeth
02-24-2018, 11:38 PM
finest extant

Or "best one we have handled." Awful.

orly57
02-24-2018, 11:46 PM
deserving of attention

njdunkin1
02-24-2018, 11:48 PM
"Ebay 1/1"


Absolutely.


deserving of attention


"Boom, roasted." -Michael Scott, The Office.

Leon
02-24-2018, 11:49 PM
deserving of attention

I usually think "not really" when I see that.

One of my least faves is "centered" in ebay listings when 97% of the ones listed as such aren't.

Sean
02-24-2018, 11:52 PM
I can also live without bootylicious and sextabulous.

What hobby are you pursuing? :D

Sean
02-24-2018, 11:53 PM
Certified high end.

JollyElm
02-25-2018, 12:17 AM
"MUST SEE!!!"

Or how about when some wannabe clever seller lists a card on ebay with the BS notation of "POP of 3!!!"
Ummm...it's a PSA 5, so although there are only 3 at that level, there are like a thousand cards out there graded higher, buddy!!!

1952boyntoncollector
02-25-2018, 02:01 AM
"im not a card expert so this (fill in the blank..rookie mantle etc) ill list as a reprint"

Comparing a PSA 8 or whatever card price to a PSA 8 OC price to show what a deal you are getting..

'have to sell, or priced to sell' but card listed for months...

barrysloate
02-25-2018, 05:57 AM
This card should have gotten a higher grade.

Gobucsmagic74
02-25-2018, 06:12 AM
“Blazer!”

trobba
02-25-2018, 06:34 AM
Slight trim.

kailes2872
02-25-2018, 07:06 AM
Undergraded! (Every...single...card...listed)

(Insert star name) PSA (insert mid grade) should be (insert obnoxious grade at least a point higher)

Brian Van Horn
02-25-2018, 07:19 AM
This one is item specific. "Rare back" in reference to T206s with Polar Bear backs. It's not only an annoying term, it's false.

smellthegum
02-25-2018, 07:28 AM
These when found in sale descriptions:

"Pack fresh"
"under graded" (yet you never see "over graded)
"For sell"
Using "+" in a description of a graded card that is a whole number grade. As in, "PSA 7+" in an attempt to imply the grade is higher than it is.

jefferyepayne
02-25-2018, 07:40 AM
L@@K!!!!!

(does that count?)

jeff

BruceinGa
02-25-2018, 07:53 AM
"For sell"


Lol, this is the one that jumps out at me!:rolleyes:

clydepepper
02-25-2018, 08:09 AM
'Sic'

Mark70Z
02-25-2018, 08:21 AM
I personally dislike, very much, the term “Super Collector”.

iowadoc77
02-25-2018, 08:27 AM
“T206 stole the image” referring to Coupon cigs
A BVG graded card with PSA? SGC? In the listing
PSA 1 very high end (with a dime sized chunk out of the back)
Make me an offer (and then declines 90% if asking price)

ullmandds
02-25-2018, 08:27 AM
This one is item specific. "Rare back" in reference to T206s with Polar Bear backs. It's not only an annoying term, it's false.

t206 "rare" backs have become everything except pied/SC...and sometimes even those get the moniker!!!!

ullmandds
02-25-2018, 08:32 AM
I have grown to detest the following descriptors:

extant and exemplar

RedsFan1941
02-25-2018, 08:37 AM
“advanced collection”

“lot of card for the money”

“fun little auction”

calling something a “find” when it obviously is not

Neal
02-25-2018, 08:48 AM
investment opportunity
advanced collector
PWCC HE
high end
L@@K

and any time the item description just talks about how great the player was ....

Peter_Spaeth
02-25-2018, 09:00 AM
I used to hear this all the time at shows with reference to new, overproduced wax: "drying up."

Pat R
02-25-2018, 09:02 AM
"missing color" when the card has back damage and/or glue staining

"razor sharp corners"

comparing past sales of a card with no qualifiers to the oc or mc card they're
trying to sell.

RedsFan1941
02-25-2018, 09:04 AM
“my/our research indicates” when it is neither research or an indication of anything

661fish
02-25-2018, 09:06 AM
"blazer"

BillyCox3
02-25-2018, 09:09 AM
"Wagz"

"WaJo"

"PayPal FF"

"pack rip"

Aquarian Sports Cards
02-25-2018, 09:09 AM
not a huge fan of "book value"

sycks22
02-25-2018, 09:33 AM
More of a pet peeve. When people bump their thread after selling it. Congrats on the sale, but I don't need to know you sold a card from 3 months ago.

leaflover
02-25-2018, 09:34 AM
Card is graded a PSA1 and listed as "high end". .... Not a peeve I think it's funny!

buymycards
02-25-2018, 09:44 AM
Describing a lot as "huge", when there are 12 cards in the lot.

Describing a card as "has huge boarders". C'mon people, it is "borders".

"Listening to offers". Put a price on the damn thing.

WillowGrove
02-25-2018, 09:52 AM
Ducat

RedsFan1941
02-25-2018, 09:57 AM
"bump for final price reduction"

"one more try"

"want to sell this today"

"cobb is still available"

"can't believe this hasn't sold"

"available again. buyer backed out"

"thanks for all the emails. card is still available"

Aquarian Sports Cards
02-25-2018, 09:58 AM
Describing a card as "has huge boarders". C'mon people, it is "borders".



Maybe they're so huge people are living in them?

bnorth
02-25-2018, 10:00 AM
"make offer" just put a price on it and I will or won't buy it
"for trade" LOL, only if your card(s) are worth 10X what mine is/are
"error card" when it obviously isn't
"picture available on request"
Last but not least "book value(BV)" then they use the BV of a NrMint card to try and sell their vg beater.

Many more bother me but I don't want to post a few hundred silly hobby terms.:D

Buythatcard
02-25-2018, 10:06 AM
As a seller, here is one that I hear too often which I hate. Five minutes after buyer wins an auction: "Can you please cancel transaction, I already have that card".

frankbmd
02-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Peter’s actually teaching a course at the local community college next semester entitled “Marketing 101”, and is looking for material to use in his course.:D

glwc;)

uyu906
02-25-2018, 10:11 AM
Leaving, or not leaving "money on the table." I really dislike that phrase.

Peter_Spaeth
02-25-2018, 10:11 AM
Cobby
whale

Pat R
02-25-2018, 10:28 AM
"tough in high grade"
"extremely tough common"
incredibly rare pop card"

It's surprising that they don't talk themselves into keeping the card

Michael Peich
02-25-2018, 10:33 AM
"The Hobby"

When it is used all I can hear are fingernails going across a chalk-board.

Mike

Jim65
02-25-2018, 10:40 AM
Not a term but a big pet peeve, when I make an offer to a seller and they ask me to deal off eBay and pay by PayPal F&F. Why would I give up all my buyer protection just to save you fees? From now on, all these scumbags are getting reported to eBay.

GoCubsGo32
02-25-2018, 10:47 AM
"Grandpa/Grandma attic find"

Exhibitman
02-25-2018, 10:50 AM
#1 pet peeve phrase: "God Bless". Where in the Bible does it say anything about baseball cards?

Others that make me grind my teeth are the pompous words:

exemplar (example)
extant (existing)
verso (back)

And while it is not a phrase, any listing with 500 words from Wikipedia about a HOFer. If you don't know who Walter Johnson is, probably not a good idea to buy the card. And these info-mercial listings invariably lack a back scan of the card.

jcc6252
02-25-2018, 11:05 AM
This really bugs me for some reason: "Would not be out of place in a Blah Blah holder"

cardinalcollector
02-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Amen on "God Bless"

I always see it when someone wants to cancel an auction on a high end card, or needs an unethical "favor"

Also see: "This would make a great addition to your collection"

Hot Springs Bathers
02-25-2018, 11:09 AM
The phrase that ruined the hobby around 1980 "rookie card"

Exhibitman
02-25-2018, 11:14 AM
Paypal FF annoys me too. You want to make a sale, do it ethically. Don't cheat the facilitator out of its fees and don't ask me to be party to it.

Fballguy
02-25-2018, 11:17 AM
This is the most annoying for me currently:

Mild discoloration and some pilling to the surface throughout with most notable area of wear effecting the tip

Another that bothers me...abusing the word "vintage".

Rob

Arazi4442
02-25-2018, 11:17 AM
There sure seem to be a lot of "Holy Grail"s out there as well.

Forever Young
02-25-2018, 11:18 AM
"bump for final price reduction"


"thanks for all the emails. card is still available"

This one is so ridiculous. Like nails on a chalkboard..
I unfortunately, have said many of these..#notetoself #selfawarenessiskey

ibuysportsephemera
02-25-2018, 11:50 AM
#1 pet peeve phrase: "God Bless". Where in the Bible does it say anything about baseball cards?

Others that make me grind my teeth are the pompous words:

exemplar (example)
extant (existing)
verso (back)

And while it is not a phrase, any listing with 500 words from Wikipedia about a HOFer. If you don't know who Walter Johnson is, probably not a good idea to buy the card. And these info-mercial listings invariably lack a back scan of the card.

Darn it Adam...I was just about to add verso.

Jeff

glynparson
02-25-2018, 11:52 AM
To me it is easily Diamond cut. They are trying to make a severe flaw sound like a positive. Tilted cocked or miscut on an angle should be used it is a flaw don't try and make it sound like a positive.

Peter_Spaeth
02-25-2018, 11:56 AM
Not unique to cards, but sole proprietors who refer to themselves in the first person plural.

glynparson
02-25-2018, 11:57 AM
t206 "rare" backs have become everything except pied/SC...and sometimes even those get the moniker!!!!


Though not technically "rare" Piedmont Factory 42 sure as hell aren't easy. Tougher then many of the backs in the set.

orly57
02-25-2018, 12:00 PM
When selling a card with an (oc) qualifier:
"An 8 with no qualifier sold for $x on Heritage last month."
As if somehow the two things were comparable.

ramram
02-25-2018, 12:03 PM
“.... but selling as a reprint”


Rob M

Snapolit1
02-25-2018, 12:04 PM
Pasteboard.

Miles ahead of the next annoying thing. So far out in head of the pack of auction annoyances you almost can't see the competition.

Aquarian Sports Cards
02-25-2018, 12:12 PM
Not unique to cards, but sole proprietors who refer to themselves in the first person plural.

We resent that remark...

Fred
02-25-2018, 12:15 PM
What, you couldn't find the Secretariat autographed version of the picture?

byrone
02-25-2018, 12:24 PM
Auction “winnings”, or to “win” an auction

Baseballs excessively described as “orbs”

Snapolit1
02-25-2018, 12:31 PM
What, you couldn't find the Secretariat autographed version of the picture?

That's certainly 1 of 1. And "highest graded" with "great investment potential".

celoknob
02-25-2018, 12:32 PM
I have never liked the term ‘raw card’ for ungraded cards. Are they ‘cooked’ when they are slabbed? Maybe I am missing something obvious but I don’t get it.

Fballguy
02-25-2018, 01:06 PM
Auction “winnings”, or to “win” an auction



Curious...What would you suggest here instead?

Fballguy
02-25-2018, 01:23 PM
Paypal FF annoys me too. You want to make a sale, do it ethically. Don't cheat the facilitator out of its fees and don't ask me to be party to it.

LOL..Don't cheat the facilitator that requires that you use their other company to pay for items so they can charge you fees twice.

Bigshot69
02-25-2018, 01:40 PM
“.... but selling as a reprint”


Rob M

This. “Aged reprint” is pretty awful also.

Corporal Lance Boil
02-25-2018, 02:04 PM
"Pack Fresh" when describing a card. Somehow it just grates my nerves.

A2000
02-25-2018, 02:06 PM
'Please PM or email for prices' :rolleyes:

Fballguy
02-25-2018, 02:07 PM
Not a term but a practice...

Listing an item auction style on Ebay with an opening bid at or above what the item will actually sell for. Why waste anyone's week? List it "buy it now" or best offer.

Rob

Tom S.
02-25-2018, 02:12 PM
There sure seem to be a lot of "Holy Grail"s out there as well.

I don't like the nautical equivalent either... white whale. :mad:

Peter_Spaeth
02-25-2018, 02:19 PM
"regrade?"

barrysloate
02-25-2018, 02:26 PM
A long, confusing, and convoluted auction lot description which discusses everything except the actual flaws on the card.

chalupacollects
02-25-2018, 02:32 PM
Undergraded! (Every...single...card...listed)

(Insert star name) PSA (insert mid grade) should be (insert obnoxious grade at least a point higher)

Agreed... you never see anyone describe and item as "overgraded" do you???

chalupacollects
02-25-2018, 02:40 PM
This one is annoying... "there selling on ebay for..." my reply - then why don't you sell it on ebay?

Exhibitman
02-25-2018, 02:43 PM
LOL..Don't cheat the facilitator that requires that you use their other company to pay for items so they can charge you fees twice.

As compared to the problems I had in the wild west days of eBay with payment via check and MO--fake cards, non-conforming goods, cards that were never shipped--I am just fine with handing a bit over for a service that provides accountability. It only takes one fake OJ or non-shipped vintage photo (both events I was 'lucky' enough to be on the buying end of) on eBay to equal all the paypal fees.

Fballguy
02-25-2018, 03:09 PM
As compared to the problems I had in the wild west days of eBay with payment via check and MO--fake cards, non-conforming goods, cards that were never shipped--I am just fine with handing a bit over for a service that provides accountability. It only takes one fake OJ or non-shipped vintage photo (both events I was 'lucky' enough to be on the buying end of) on eBay to equal all the paypal fees.

If you're buying from reputable sellers (i.e. those with overwhelmingly positive feedback), I'd say the chances of fake cards, non-conforming goods, cards that were never shipped...is pretty low. Me personally, I'd rather not be charged a fee to pay for an item I've already been charged a fee on.

ullmandds
02-25-2018, 03:16 PM
Though not technically "rare" Piedmont Factory 42 sure as hell aren't easy. Tougher then many of the backs in the set.

Sure just like some sweet Caporal factories are very rare. I think I just threw up in my mouth!

Yoda
02-25-2018, 03:28 PM
Except for missing bottom of the card, it would be nrmt. I exaggerate but only slightly.

SMPEP
02-25-2018, 04:07 PM
Oh that's easy!

#1 Most annoying hobby term: PSA

#2: SGC

#3: graded by any third party

I long for the days of dealers lying about "NM" cards. That's when it was hobby ... not a cess pool.

KMayUSA6060
02-25-2018, 04:09 PM
"NFS" when it's the exact card I'm looking for. :p

byrone
02-25-2018, 04:53 PM
Curious...What would you suggest here instead?

Purchased

1952boyntoncollector
02-25-2018, 05:11 PM
For sale but would consider my psa 4 or whatever huge lot of T206 commons for trade for a 1951 Bowman mantle, 1933 ruth or t206 cobb/johnson..

drcy
02-25-2018, 05:36 PM
As a photo person, Type 1 instead of original is about the most stupid thing. It's comparable to changing "The sky is blue" to "The sky is color code #356t" just so as to confuse everyone.

ramram
02-25-2018, 05:40 PM
“Sold” , unless I’m the seller.

Rob M

ALR-bishop
02-25-2018, 05:45 PM
For anyone who also posts on CU you have to deal constantly with

I have poppage

I need poppage

Where is my poppage

Look at my poppage

Fred
02-25-2018, 05:54 PM
Ok, what is "poppage"?

111gecko
02-25-2018, 05:57 PM
“I’m not a professional grader...”

1952boyntoncollector
02-25-2018, 06:11 PM
“I’m not a professional grader...”

what do professional graders say when they list cards..

rhettyeakley
02-25-2018, 06:12 PM
Low Pop

Minty

Poppage

a few others as well but those 3 are the ones that grate on my nerves a bit.

nsaddict
02-25-2018, 06:23 PM
ex +/- condition-wise ??

bnorth
02-25-2018, 06:29 PM
For sale but would consider my psa 4 or whatever huge lot of T206 commons for trade for a 1951 Bowman mantle, 1933 ruth or t206 cobb/johnson..

Not sure why you keep bringing up these type of trades when members have posted how they have done them.:confused:

I know I have been on both sides of those type of trades with other members. In my experience the person with the hand full of cards has to have some extra value on their side to make it happen.:)

1952boyntoncollector
02-25-2018, 06:38 PM
Not sure why you keep bringing up these type of trades when members have posted how they have done them.:confused:

I know I have been on both sides of those type of trades with other members. In my experience the person with the hand full of cards has to have some extra value on their side to make it happen.:)

So everyone lists what they have on what annoys them....

and out of EVERYONE, i get criticized on my opinion? I didnt know there was a wrong answer in stating what terms annoy you..

because i may of stated it before which you read in another thread months or years ago doesnt mean i cant say it on this thread. Lot of new people may of not read whatever i wrote before.

alway a counterargument to everything....what some poeple find annoying, others may not.. ( you hate it when people say 'make offer', im sure others disagree) .but i dont see anyone in all of these posts on this thread criticize anyones' choice except you with mine.....

I am still waiting for someone with a 1993 ruth psa 4, or 1951 mantle etc.. asking for 50 or however many needed 20-40 dollars cards for a trade on b/s/t...

orly57
02-25-2018, 06:44 PM
So everyone lists what they have on what annoys them....

and out of EVERYONE, i get criticized on my opinion? I didnt know there was a wrong answer in stating what terms annoy you..

because i may of stated it before which you read in another thread months or years ago doesnt mean i cant say it on this thread. Lot of new people may of not read whatever i wrote before.

alway a counterargument to everything....what some poeple find annoying, others may not.. ( you hate it when people say 'make offer', im sure others disagree) .but i dont see anyone in all of these posts on this thread criticize anyones' choice except you with mine.....

I am still waiting for someone with a 1993 ruth psa 4, or 1951 mantle etc.. asking for 50 or however many needed 20-40 dollars cards for a trade on b/s/t...

Nice card. Good luck with the sale.

Fred
02-25-2018, 07:02 PM
There it is again - "poppage". What is "poppage"?

boneheadandrube
02-25-2018, 07:12 PM
#1) Cobby
#2) Wags
#3) WaJo
#4) 80%+ of the usernames on the board (including mine)

barrysloate
02-25-2018, 07:16 PM
There it is again - "poppage". What is "poppage"?

I think it has to do with the population of cards graded, as in pop report. I'm guessing.

cardinalcollector
02-25-2018, 07:18 PM
There it is again - "poppage". What is "poppage"?

It has to do with population reports on a certain card or grade Fred.

vintagetoppsguy
02-25-2018, 07:21 PM
I thought poppage is when your grades pop - become available online.

rainier2004
02-25-2018, 07:22 PM
Poppage = A TPG just posted the grade(s) on the card that were submitted and generally you don't have the cards back in hand yet. Your cards "popped" in the TPG.

TPGs annoy me as well...all of them.

rainier2004
02-25-2018, 07:22 PM
nice card

glws.

chalupacollects
02-25-2018, 07:34 PM
Another annoyance - "I inherited this collection from my uncle." Still wonder why his own kids didn't get them...

clydepepper
02-25-2018, 07:38 PM
That's certainly 1 of 1. And "highest graded" with "great investment potential".



Speaking of 1/1 - though it has been the topic of another thread...

one-of-one or 1/1 or 1 of 1

when used to describe, for example a card serial numbered #67/250

just because there is not another 67th copy out of the 250 printed.


Also, 'Game-Used'...

jerrys
02-25-2018, 07:42 PM
Cobbie

T-205

CMIZ5290
02-25-2018, 07:44 PM
Cobbie

T-205

I can't believe a thread like this has extended this long. Peter's first post had razor sharp corners....

Pat R
02-25-2018, 07:49 PM
I can't believe a thread like this has extended this long. Peter's first post had razor sharp corners....

I think you need to read his first post again.

CMIZ5290
02-25-2018, 08:19 PM
I think you need to read his first post again.

?

HRBAKER
02-25-2018, 08:23 PM
"poppage"
"top of the pops"

CMIZ5290
02-25-2018, 08:23 PM
I think you need to read his first post again.

cute,,,

Rookiemonster
02-25-2018, 08:43 PM
Flip

Diamond cut

Rainbow

Corrected error ( it’s just a regular card at this point)

Psa 10

White whale

I pretty much hate everything except the cards haha

tedzan
02-25-2018, 09:04 PM
Hey guys....and, PSA and SGC....listen here.

This set was NOT issued in "1948"

Nor is it a "1948-1949" set (it's not a Basket Ball set)....it's a BASEBALL set !

This set was issued strictly in 1949


http://photos.imageevent.com/tedzan77/images/websize/1949LeafBabeRuth50x.jpghttp://photos.imageevent.com/tedzan77/images/1949LeafPaige25x.jpg
...........http://photos.imageevent.com/tedzan77/images/1949LeafBabeRuth25b.jpg................http://photos.imageevent.com/tedzan77/images/1949LeafPaige25xb.jpg
.................................................. .....^............................................ .................................................. ^



__________________________________________________ _________________________________________
I'm still searching for these 3 cards to complete my AMERICAN BEAUTY 460 sub-set (74 subjects)

CAMNITZ (hands over head)....DOYLE (portrait)....McGRAW (portrait-cap)

Any help finding these 3 cards will be greatly appreciated....Thanks guys.


TED Z

T206 Reference (http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=237816)
.

Bcwcardz
02-26-2018, 12:06 AM
The one that stands out is " sick " with " sweet " coming a close second.

Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk

ValKehl
02-26-2018, 01:05 AM
"Highest graded exemplar on the planet"

pokerplyr80
02-26-2018, 01:48 AM
Describing a lot as "huge", when there are 12 cards in the lot.

Describing a card as "has huge boarders". C'mon people, it is "borders".

"Listening to offers". Put a price on the damn thing.

Huge borders would be important to me as a buyer, especially on something like a high end t206 card. It means it's at least very likely the card hasn't been trimmed.

pokerplyr80
02-26-2018, 01:52 AM
Poppage = A TPG just posted the grade(s) on the card that were submitted and generally you don't have the cards back in hand yet. Your cards "popped" in the TPG.

TPGs annoy me as well...all of them.

I believe this term is used when you pop a higher grade than expected, or get a card to bump. I don't spend much time on CU though.

doug.goodman
02-26-2018, 05:32 AM
52T Mantle rookie...

For me, that's the "holy grail" of annoying terms...

7nohitter
02-26-2018, 07:05 AM
"Advanced Collector"

Shut up. Just shut up. I find this one to be extremely pompous and a cry for attention.

I know others have mentioned it, sorry for the repetition, but this one irks me to no end.

h2oya311
02-26-2018, 07:19 AM
Huge boarders would be important to me as a buyer, especially on something like a high end t206 card. It means it's at least very likely the card hasn't been trimmed.

Jesse, the point of the post is that the word is “borders”, not “boarders”.

1952boyntoncollector
02-26-2018, 07:20 AM
Nice card. Good luck with the sale.

Thanks. and the Eagles Defense did not win the superbowl :)

pokerplyr80
02-26-2018, 08:30 AM
Jesse, the point of the post is that the word is “borders”, not “boarders”.

Ahh i see, not sure why I typed boarders in my reply but yes that makes sense. Although I'm not sure I would consider common spelling or grammatical errors relevant in a discussion of annoying hobby terms.

savedfrommyspokes
02-26-2018, 08:57 AM
ex +/- condition-wise ??

This is my most annoying thing in the hobby....this just means that it (lot, single, etc) is really in VG shape, likely due to some creasing. I have lost count on the number of "EX" lots that arrived with creased up cards. Half the regular pre-70 vintage lot sellers on ebay routinely offer their EX +/- cards, which through experience means VG.

My other favorite is: "overall an EX lot, I saw no creasing, but I may have missed a few"....this just means that at least half the lot has some sort of creasing and overall the lot is in Vg to VG-EX shape.

"Just a few less than EX" actual quote from the listing of a 150 card lot that arrived Saturday...this is indeed translated to it's actual meaning of "half the cards are VG due to creasing and the other half are actually in EX shape."

EX cards are supposed to be CREASE-FREE! There is NO subjectivity in creasing, a card either has a crease OR it does. If it does have a crease, it is not supposed to be in EX shape.

celoknob
02-26-2018, 09:01 AM
For some reason this is very frequent: If you have multiple T206 cards you have "T206s" not "T206's".

paul-k
02-26-2018, 09:22 AM
"poppage" gets me every time. what kind of word is that??

WillBBC
02-26-2018, 09:23 AM
As a seller, here is one that I hear too often which I hate. Five minutes after buyer wins an auction: "Can you please cancel transaction, I already have that card".

That or, 'oh sorry I hit your Buy-It-Now price before reading the description, please cancel.

There is no faster way to reach my blocked buyers list.

packs
02-26-2018, 09:50 AM
"Being sold as is" and "listening to offers"

clydepepper
02-26-2018, 10:02 AM
Hey guys....and, PSA and SGC....listen here.

This set was NOT issued in "1948"

Nor is it a "1948-1949" set (it's not a Basket Ball set)....it's a BASEBALL set !

This set was issued strictly in 1949


http://photos.imageevent.com/tedzan77/images/websize/1949LeafBabeRuth50x.jpghttp://photos.imageevent.com/tedzan77/images/1949LeafPaige25x.jpg
...........http://photos.imageevent.com/tedzan77/images/1949LeafBabeRuth25b.jpg................http://photos.imageevent.com/tedzan77/images/1949LeafPaige25xb.jpg
.................................................. .....^............................................ .................................................. ^



__________________________________________________ _________________________________________
I'm still searching for these 3 cards to complete my AMERICAN BEAUTY 460 sub-set (74 subjects)

CAMNITZ (hands over head)....DOYLE (portrait)....McGRAW (portrait-cap)

Any help finding these 3 cards will be greatly appreciated....Thanks guys.


TED Z

T206 Reference (http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=237816)
.




I believe their error may have been that they thought a '1948' copyright date meant it was issued that year...and this common misconception is further perpetuated by third-party graders.

All that being said, I am certain you are correct and I would never consider dis-agreeing with you. ;)

RedsFan1941
02-26-2018, 10:31 AM
“absolutely final price.”

timn1
02-26-2018, 10:39 AM
Tuff

packs
02-26-2018, 10:46 AM
I have X into it

Listening to offers over X

Peter_Spaeth
02-26-2018, 10:51 AM
Not sure it's come up yet -- "the bay" for ebay. HATE that.

DerekD
02-26-2018, 10:58 AM
52T Mantle rookie...


This!!

Peter_Spaeth
02-26-2018, 11:00 AM
A little off my own topic, but I love the guys who access the internet to tell you they can't pay you yet because they are out of town/country and will take care of it when they get home.

Peter_Spaeth
02-26-2018, 11:01 AM
A cousin of "poppage" -- "sub." As in, "sub popped."

Then of course there is "rip" as a noun, as in "nice rip" -- referring typically to the opening of some 80s packs/boxes and pulling HOFers.

bnorth
02-26-2018, 11:05 AM
Not a hobby term but "Helmar" just makes me cringe. I like modern fantasy cards as much as anybody but for BLEEP sake don't use a real vintage companys name to make you modern reproduction stuff.

packs
02-26-2018, 11:13 AM
I love the subtle threats you run into: "last drop before eBay" and "if no takers it heads to auction". Oh no!

timn1
02-26-2018, 11:35 AM
he did name his whole company (beer, chips) after Helmar, not just the cards.

Not a hobby term but "Helmar" just makes me cringe. I like modern fantasy cards as much as anybody but for BLEEP sake don't use a real vintage companys name to make you modern reproduction stuff.

Exhibitman
02-26-2018, 12:07 PM
As a photo person, Type 1 instead of original is about the most stupid thing. It's comparable to changing "The sky is blue" to "The sky is color code #356t" just so as to confuse everyone.

Completely agree. It is just sellers trying to use technical jargon to put a spin on their items.

Sophiedog
02-26-2018, 12:21 PM
A little off my own topic, but I love the guys who access the internet to tell you they can't pay you yet because they are out of town/country and will take care of it when they get home.

LOL. Exactly. That's happened to me a few times.

tazdmb
02-26-2018, 12:25 PM
From an autograph perspective-"Authenticated"

Huysmans
02-26-2018, 01:09 PM
Can we add slang within general sports terms as well...

I can't stand GOAT. There are only a small handful of players - literally just a couple per sport - that can be considered the 'Greatest of All Time'...

Yet, all it seems to take these days is some basketball player not tripping over his shadow or a quarterback that doesn't constantly throw interceptions, and people are all over social media GOAT this and GOAT that... it's beyond cringe-worthy.

bobbyw8469
02-26-2018, 01:16 PM
No hobby term offends me. Just like the English language, everyone has their own way of talking.

About the only thing I sometimes get perturbed at is auction descriptions. On one end, you got Bill Goodwin, who writes a 500 word essay on a particular ballplayer. On the other end, you have Memory Lane, with their one word quips "BLAZER", "GET IT!", "SHARP SPLINTER (in regards to a Ted Williams card). Seems like we could find a happy medium between the two.

And PWCC with their "worthy of consderation" line...when they are auctioning 4 of the exact same Nolan Ryan PSA 9 cards at the exact same time....It bothers me when I am consigning one of those 9's and see 3 more of the exact same grade right along side it. Doesn't make mine feel so special (and of course, it winds up lagging behind the other 3, sometimes to the tune of hundreds of dollars).

A2000
02-26-2018, 01:18 PM
"Extant"

1952boyntoncollector
02-26-2018, 01:49 PM
I am buying the card for my personal collection, am no going to resell it...

Aquarian Sports Cards
02-26-2018, 01:55 PM
It bothers me when I am consigning one of those 9's and see 3 more of the exact same grade right along side it. Doesn't make mine feel so special (and of course, it winds up lagging behind the other 3, sometimes to the tune of hundreds of dollars).

I learned the hard way with PWCC that honest consignors don't do as well as consignors who are, let's say ethically more flexible. Still do OK mind you, but not setting records that others are on the same items.

insidethewrapper
02-26-2018, 02:04 PM
"I found the only card that my grandpa ever saved in the attic and it's a T206 Honus Wagner "

Fred
02-26-2018, 02:08 PM
Not sure it's come up yet -- "the bay" for ebay. HATE that.

Is fleabay ok for you? That's how a lot of us look at "the bay".

barrysloate
02-26-2018, 02:26 PM
And of course there is "looking to find a good home for these", as if there is such a thing as a bad home. Does anybody physically or mentally abuse his cards?

Eric72
02-26-2018, 02:32 PM
Can we add slang within general sports terms as well...

I can't stand GOAT. There are only a small handful of players - literally just a couple per sport - that can be considered the 'Greatest of All Time'...

Yet, all it seems to take these days is some basketball player not tripping over his shadow or a quarterback that doesn't constantly throw interceptions, and people are all over social media GOAT this and GOAT that... it's beyond cringe-worthy.

The use of this term bothers me, as well. I remember when being called a “goat” in sports was a bad thing. For those who may not remember, “goat” was the opposite of “hero.”

Hit a home run to win the game in the bottom of the ninth, and the media will be singing your praises. Then, in the very next game, strike out in the bottom of the ninth to end the game...the media would have said that you’ve, “gone from hero to goat.”

Words change. I get that. Still, this reminds me of a time when it suddenly became popular to call girls, “phat” - and have it be a compliment.

Peter_Spaeth
02-26-2018, 02:42 PM
Not sure if it's been mentioned -- "priced to sell."

Pat R
02-26-2018, 04:03 PM
cute,,,

What's cute about it Kevin? You commented that you couldn't believe
the thread was still going and Peters first post had razor sharp corners
which it didn't so I just stated that needed to read it again. Heck some of your
BST threads are almost as long as this one.

RedsFan1941
02-26-2018, 04:06 PM
"extremely tough ft/bk combo"

"impossible to find in this grade"

Butch7999
02-26-2018, 04:10 PM
From the memorabilia (non-card) side: "searched the internet and couldn't find anything about this item anywhere."
No, you did not search at all, or else you're impossibly bad at using a search engine.

Pat R
02-26-2018, 04:15 PM
"extremely tough ft/bk combo"

"impossible to find in this grade"

I forgot about this one Ronnie. I would put this at the top of the list.

Davidlisa
02-26-2018, 04:24 PM
Pack Fresh ! All cards are pack fresh at one time or another. Plus it messes up my ebay search under packs.

darwinbulldog
02-26-2018, 04:55 PM
I've used most of the terms listed in this thread at one time or another, and for that I sincerely apologize.

ullmandds
02-26-2018, 05:16 PM
What's cute about it Kevin? You commented that you couldn't believe
the thread was still going and Peters first post had razor sharp corners
which it didn't so I just stated that needed to read it again. Heck some of your
BST threads are almost as long as this one.

never mind...pls delete!:p

CMIZ5290
02-26-2018, 05:44 PM
never mind...pls delete!:p

You never let me down Pete. Ice fishing must be slowing down....

LeftHandedDane
02-26-2018, 06:21 PM
Using the phrase "Set Break" in the description when you're selling two or three cards from that set.

JoeDfan
02-26-2018, 06:40 PM
Reading all of these REALLY makes me want to go back to my one item for sale and see how many of these phrases I can get into the listing.

Maybe if I have some time later.

ullmandds
02-26-2018, 06:44 PM
i hate when the word "set" is used to describe anything that is not a set!

ullmandds
02-26-2018, 06:46 PM
additionally I hate it when a seller is trying to sell a grossly off centered card with a qualifier...stating when the new buyer sends it in for grading it will not likely receive that qualifier.

paulcarek
02-26-2018, 06:59 PM
Sorry if these have already been mentioned, but:

"The nicest (low grade) you will ever see."

"Nicer than most (higher grades) I've seen."

CobbSpikedMe
02-26-2018, 07:49 PM
I agree that the pompous terms that auction houses use in their descriptions like obverse, extant, etc. are annoying at this point.

The term beater doesn't annoy me, but when it's used to describe a VG card then that annoys me. I'm proud of some of my beaters and trust me, no real beater can be graded higher than a 1. And a lot of 1's aren't even real beaters to be honest. Let's all keep this term to be used only to describe a true beater.

bnorth
02-26-2018, 08:13 PM
The best part of this thread for me is from the posts I can picture who some of the sellers are that are being posted about.:eek::D

Michael B
02-26-2018, 10:32 PM
I've used most of the terms listed in this thread at one time or another, and for that I sincerely apologize.

L@@K! Your request may be deserving of attention, but it would be rare for you to receive forgiveness. My research indicates it would almost be unique. We may just have to put you against a wall and pelt you with pack fresh cards with razor sharp corners. The trauma may cause your eyes to pop, but hopefully you will be contrite. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!

Snapolit1
02-27-2018, 07:26 AM
I know it’s an eBay thing, but it irks me when “pre owned” shows up in an item description. Of course it’s pre owned, you doofus.

SAllen2556
02-27-2018, 08:50 AM
Apostrophes!!!! Not a hobby term, but they seem to be incorrectly embedded in many descriptions.

Rule 1: Do not use an apostrophe on a word that is simply plural.

Lot of Goudey's for sale
Which of the Goudey Ruth's do you like best?
Mystery's of the Goudey set
Still seeking Goudey's
FS: Jello and Post Hank Aaron’s
T67 high's for trade

Ugh.

1952boyntoncollector
02-27-2018, 09:23 AM
The use of this term bothers me, as well. I remember when being called a “goat” in sports was a bad thing. For those who may not remember, “goat” was the opposite of “hero.”

Hit a home run to win the game in the bottom of the ninth, and the media will be singing your praises. Then, in the very next game, strike out in the bottom of the ninth to end the game...the media would have said that you’ve, “gone from hero to goat.”

Words change. I get that. Still, this reminds me of a time when it suddenly became popular to call girls, “phat” - and have it be a compliment.

Bill Buckner is happy of the word definition change..

rocketman
02-27-2018, 10:15 AM
"The best I can do is..." Table dealers at card shows.

aaroncc
02-27-2018, 10:21 AM
card in hand
waterfront

frankbmd
02-27-2018, 10:35 AM
This thread annoys me. Does anyone really think this hobby is so special or unique? We are talking about “marketing”, plain and simple.

Hyperbole

Cliche

Little white lies

Pricing techniques

Etc

Where would we be without it? Do you completely believe every ad you see or read?

If you want completely honest marketing, try the following:

Buy this vacuum cleaner, it sucks ......................................for awhile.;)

Our insurance policy will support our agents’ families. You get what’s left over.:eek:

Redistribute wealth, hire an attorney.:D

Vote for me, why not?:cool:

Follow me on Twitter, what the hell for?:rolleyes:

And before Peter chimes in, the physician whose ad follows:

All my patients die ....................................sooner or later.:)

Peter_Spaeth
02-27-2018, 11:28 AM
This thread annoys me. Does anyone really think this hobby is so special or unique? We are talking about “marketing”, plain and simple.

Hyperbole

Cliche

Little white lies

Pricing techniques

Etc

Where would we be without it? Do you completely believe every ad you see or read?

If you want completely honest marketing, try the following:

Buy this vacuum cleaner, it sucks ......................................for awhile.;)

Our insurance policy will support our agents’ families. You get what’s left over.:eek:

Redistribute wealth, hire an attorney.:D

Vote for me, why not?:cool:

Follow me on Twitter, what the hell for?:rolleyes:

And before Peter chimes in, the physician whose ad follows:

All my patients die ....................................sooner or later.:)

Oh yeah? When's the last time you saw anything other than a sports card described as having "elite centering"? :D

frankbmd
02-27-2018, 11:44 AM
Oh yeah? When's the last time you saw anything other than a sports card described as having "elite centering"? :D

Certainly not in D. C. :D

ALR-bishop
02-27-2018, 12:34 PM
Just look at the poppage on that vacuum cleaner

vintagebaseballcardguy
02-27-2018, 06:36 PM
Listings which say a card is "centered " trying to convince prospective buyers that the card is well centered when it clearly isn't. Technically, I guess all cards are centered, some better than others.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

darwinbulldog
02-27-2018, 07:05 PM
Fighting a battle that's already lost here, but how about just "(OC)." If you need a qualifier to know the card's off-center, it's not really off-center. Just tell me what condition the actual cardboard is in, and show me a picture so I can see how the centering looks.

Throttlesteer
02-27-2018, 07:17 PM
The ones that make me cringe:

(Ultra) High End - as if that makes me want to buy it more
Sharp or Crisp - for a card that's been trimmed and gets an "A"
Pack Fresh - probably more post-war, but still annoying
Investment Grade - Says who?
Freshly graded - who cares
Pop of 1 (when there are obviously more than one currently for sale)
I can't say it's authentic for sure, so selling as a reprint (in other words, you know it's a reprint but want to sucker someone that thinks there's a chance)

The worst of all, even though it's post-war

SICK PATCH!!!

seanofjapan
02-27-2018, 09:12 PM
"No international shipping"

If you are a collector living overseas easily 75% of the stuff on Ebay (and on here BTW) is off limits for that reason. Its frustrating.

CobbSpikedMe
02-27-2018, 09:19 PM
"Near Mint if not for the corner missing"

Peter_Spaeth
02-28-2018, 08:19 AM
"L@@K"

1952boyntoncollector
02-28-2018, 12:21 PM
hate it when see some wierd third party grader and seller says 'PSA?'

or when every psa card is 'due for bump' to a .5 grade higher or whatever if resubmitted or some words to that effect

Yoda
02-28-2018, 12:41 PM
I just found a new one: bleed through variation. Hmm

leaflover
02-28-2018, 01:31 PM
Don't forget the sales tax!

bobbyw8469
02-28-2018, 02:16 PM
"No international shipping"

If you are a collector living overseas easily 75% of the stuff on Ebay (and on here BTW) is off limits for that reason. Its frustrating.

That's because a few bad apples ruined it for you. I bet every single Ebay seller has been burned Internationally at least once.

Tennis13
02-28-2018, 02:43 PM
I saw "dagger corners" the other day. Wanted to vomit, but not sure why. That one just made my skin crawl.

Stampsfan
02-28-2018, 03:00 PM
I finally read through this entire thread. Much more entertaining than I originally thought it was going to be.

Certainly, it's worthy of consideration. Overall Nr-Ex (meaning it's a Very Good thread).

ALR-bishop
02-28-2018, 04:59 PM
One more, actually a "variation"...Whopper Poppage


https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/995317/whopper-poppage-big-hit-review-pic-added-of-the-psa-8-5-1958-jim-brown-rookie#latest

JollyElm
02-28-2018, 05:10 PM
How about when a seller lists a bunch of ungraded cards they're implying are in great shape and adds, "PSA??"

dabigyankeeman
02-28-2018, 07:12 PM
"Ebay 1/1"

Wow, how I hate running into a bunch of these when I am looking around Ebay. Damn lie, they are not 1/1, phony crap.

cardinalcollector
02-28-2018, 07:18 PM
One more, actually a "variation"...Whopper Poppage


https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/995317/whopper-poppage-big-hit-review-pic-added-of-the-psa-8-5-1958-jim-brown-rookie#latest


And scroll down 3 posts for a new one:

"bumpage credits"

BleedinBlue
02-28-2018, 07:43 PM
And of course there is "looking to find a good home for these", as if there is such a thing as a bad home. Does anybody physically or mentally abuse his cards?

Many think the owner of the 1912 Highlanders Ticket Book is guilty of abuse.

BleedinBlue
02-28-2018, 07:45 PM
Ok, what is "poppage"?

People who submitted on the October Group Sub have no idea what POPPAGE is either.

CW
02-28-2018, 08:02 PM
I have grown to detest the following descriptors:

extant and exemplar

Ditto and ditto.

"Dagger sharp corners"

Also agree with Leon about auctions with "PERFECT CENTERING" in the title and you can tell it's not perfect from the thumbnail preview.

Peter_Spaeth
02-28-2018, 08:41 PM
wrong thread

seanofjapan
02-28-2018, 09:05 PM
That's because a few bad apples ruined it for you. I bet every single Ebay seller has been burned Internationally at least once.

Yeah but I bet every single Ebay seller has also been burned by an American buyer at least once too (more likely multiple times by the amount of complaining I see on here).

This "no international shipping" thing is unique to baseball card dealers. I have a few other collections (stamps, coins, retro video games) and its rare to find American dealers in those items who don't ship internationally. Presumably they've all been burned as well but they don't over-react the way baseball card guys do. Its not unusual for a stamp dealer to have a "No shipping to Latvia" or something in their listings and you can easily deduce that they had a bad experience with a Latvian but took a more measured response than just "domestic sales only".

Those hobbies are a bit more international than baseball cards so those sellers probably have to rely on international sales more than baseball card guys do, but still it strikes me as self defeating. The few guys who are willing to ship to me get all my bids and get more money as a result. I've clicked on lots of cards that I intended to buy only to see that "does not ship to Japan" sign and move on. Lost sales for those guys.

glynparson
03-01-2018, 06:55 AM
No way do i ship internationally way more problems then domestically. Sorry it is an inconvenience for you but i can't afford to lose the money from all the over seas scams run on ebay. You can think they are few or equal to the USA all you want but from my experiences you are way off.

roarfrom34
03-01-2018, 09:03 AM
when it comes to autographs
"hand signed"

Orioles1954
03-01-2018, 10:04 AM
No way do i ship internationally way more problems then domestically. Sorry it is an inconvenience for you but i can't afford to lose the money from all the over seas scams run on ebay. You can think they are few or equal to the USA all you want but from my experiences you are way off.

I also collect records and CDs. NEVER have had a problem shipping overseas. However, with sports cards, a couple of times it has been an absolute nightmare!

bobbyw8469
03-01-2018, 10:16 AM
People who submitted on the October Group Sub have no idea what POPPAGE is either.

Ugggggg....don't remind me.

khkco4bls
03-01-2018, 11:12 AM
I don't know if it's been said already because I wasn't going through all the pages "minty" has to be the worst word ever

bobbyw8469
03-01-2018, 11:17 AM
My favorite is when they are describing cards such as 1948/1949 Bowmans as having "wonderful gloss".....when the cards never had gloss on them to begin with!!! I'm thinking,.."Do they even look at the cards they are selling?"

rats60
03-01-2018, 12:19 PM
Yeah but I bet every single Ebay seller has also been burned by an American buyer at least once too (more likely multiple times by the amount of complaining I see on here).

This "no international shipping" thing is unique to baseball card dealers. I have a few other collections (stamps, coins, retro video games) and its rare to find American dealers in those items who don't ship internationally. Presumably they've all been burned as well but they don't over-react the way baseball card guys do. Its not unusual for a stamp dealer to have a "No shipping to Latvia" or something in their listings and you can easily deduce that they had a bad experience with a Latvian but took a more measured response than just "domestic sales only".

Those hobbies are a bit more international than baseball cards so those sellers probably have to rely on international sales more than baseball card guys do, but still it strikes me as self defeating. The few guys who are willing to ship to me get all my bids and get more money as a result. I've clicked on lots of cards that I intended to buy only to see that "does not ship to Japan" sign and move on. Lost sales for those guys.

I have been on EBay about 20 years and have never been burned by a US buyer. I have also done lots of trades within the US and have never been burned. I have had problems with over seas buyers. The last one resulted in me getting a negative because the card arrived "damaged." The card was sent insured, so the buyer could have filed a claim. I also offer returns on all my items. I guess the buyer thought I would let him keep the card and give him a big discount. People like this make me not want to sell out of the US, it is just not worth the hassle.

jerrys
03-01-2018, 12:43 PM
Very rare!!!!!!!!!!!

Sold!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huysmans
03-01-2018, 01:01 PM
I have been on EBay about 20 years and have never been burned by a US buyer. I have also done lots of trades within the US and have never been burned. I have had problems with over seas buyers. The last one resulted in me getting a negative because the card arrived "damaged." The card was sent insured, so the buyer could have filed a claim. I also offer returns on all my items. I guess the buyer thought I would let him keep the card and give him a big discount. People like this make me not want to sell out of the US, it is just not worth the hassle.

It's funny how different people have different experiences.... I've also been on Ebay since 1997, and the only people as a Canadian I've ever been burned by - both as a seller and as a buyer - are Americans.

Butch7999
03-01-2018, 02:04 PM
Not a word or a phrase, but the pictures in on-line auctions/sales:

Instead of a proper scan of a card, the card photographed lying or leaning at some weird angle;
or instead of a scan of a card or a decent photo of some small memorabilia item, a photo of
the vendor's fat, hairy, unmanicured hand holding the thing.

darwinbulldog
03-01-2018, 02:23 PM
Not a word or a phrase, but the pictures in on-line auctions/sales:

Instead of a proper scan of a card, the card photographed lying or leaning at some weird angle;
or instead of a scan of a card or a decent photo of some small memorabilia item, a photo of
the vendor's fat, hairy, unmanicured hand holding the thing.

Seriously my hirsute and corpulent coreligionists, would it kill ya to get a manicure?

jfkheat
03-01-2018, 04:37 PM
I don't like when the seller quotes SMR prices. We all know how accurate SMR is. Or when they quote PSA prices when trying to sell a SGC or BVG graded card.
James

seanofjapan
03-01-2018, 07:59 PM
I have been on EBay about 20 years and have never been burned by a US buyer. I have also done lots of trades within the US and have never been burned. I have had problems with over seas buyers. The last one resulted in me getting a negative because the card arrived "damaged." The card was sent insured, so the buyer could have filed a claim. I also offer returns on all my items. I guess the buyer thought I would let him keep the card and give him a big discount. People like this make me not want to sell out of the US, it is just not worth the hassle.

Sorry to hear about that. Obviously I can't speak for the entirety of the 7 billion people living outside the US, and I sympathize, but I guess I kind of find it frustrating that when (I surmise) sellers have a problem with a scammer in one country like that they just ban the entire world instead of buyers from that one country.

So let me just make my pitch to all you ebay baseball card dealers in favor of perhaps taking a more selective approach to the problem.

Take Japan (where I live) and South Korea (a country I've been to for work several times). It is extremely unlikely that anyone will be scammed by your average Japanese or Korean on Ebay. They are extremely honest societies and while as with every society they do have scammers, they are almost exclusively associated with organized crime syndicates who concentrate solely on domestic scams.

Combined those countries have a population of close to 200 million, baseball is by far the most popular sport and baseball card collecting is a hobby in both countries.

Its a massive potential market but for some reason whenever a scammer in Uzbekistan ( or wherever, sorry Uzbekistan) takes a seller for a ride, they cut the cord on innocent Japanese and Korean buyers too (I'm not Japanese BTW, I just live here). That cuts off a huge potential market.

I've never sold baseball cards on ebay but I do have a lot of experience selling other stuff on forums and I've also been burned on a few transactions and there are a few known countries out there where this is a problem (mainly Eastern Europe) and it seems easy to avoid without cutting off everyone.

ValKehl
03-02-2018, 12:19 AM
When a seller brags that his pre-War PSA-graded card is 1 of only 8 (or some other low number) in the PSA pop report, but DOESN'T mention that SGC has graded 30 (or a similar number) of the suckers.

Tom S.
03-02-2018, 12:53 AM
Whenever the T206 Jack Dunn card is referred to (and pictured!) as a horizontal pose, I feel like doing a facepalm... :(

Peter_Spaeth
03-02-2018, 10:16 AM
"Fresh to the hobby."

As though the guy in whose collection the cards previously resided wasn't part of the hobby?

Eric72
03-02-2018, 12:59 PM
"Fresh to the hobby."

As though the guy in whose collection the cards previously resided wasn't part of the hobby?

Perhaps that “fresh to the hobby” card was printed last week. :eek:

Snapolit1
03-02-2018, 01:14 PM
"Great investment potential."
Really?
Why don't you keep it if it's such a great investment.

Sophiedog
03-02-2018, 01:29 PM
Dead Centered

smellthegum
03-02-2018, 02:10 PM
"Only X graded higher". Irrelevant to what you are actually trying to sell because yours is not graded higher.

1952boyntoncollector
03-02-2018, 03:51 PM
"Great investment potential."
Really?
Why don't you keep it if it's such a great investment.

Well, they dont want to wait 5 years cause have to pay for their medication/kids college etc now.....

whats worth is when they say its 'worth' X but willing to take more than 20% less......why not just sell it then at auction etc..

CurtisFlood
03-02-2018, 05:19 PM
Pack fresh! Minty fresh! Attic find! Beauty! Blah, blah, blah!

stlcardsfan
03-02-2018, 05:31 PM
The finest example we have handled....

if it's that nice get your grubby paws off it!!:)

marvymelvin
03-02-2018, 06:45 PM
When sellers use the term "repo" or "repop" when selling anyyhing that is a reproduction.

It has not been "repossessed" and I dont even know what "repop" even means.

"Repro" would be the proper short form, but even that bugs me. Heck, even anything with the proper label "reprint" or "reproduction" makes me feel blah.

BillyCox3
03-02-2018, 07:14 PM
Great call on "repop". Pardon? Repop? Too much repoppage these days.

chalupacollects
03-03-2018, 08:49 AM
Comes from a smoke free, pet free home... who cares what kind of home something is from?

Peter_Spaeth
03-03-2018, 10:40 AM
Comes from a smoke free, pet free home... who cares what kind of home something is from?

In the 90s there was a dealer who was a heavy smoker. His packages had an overpowering tobacco odor. A friend of mine who also bought from him would say he had to air the cards out in his back yard for a week.:)

icollectDCsports
03-03-2018, 10:48 AM
In the 90s there was a dealer who was a heavy smoker. His packages had an overpowering tobacco odor. A friend of mine who also bought from him would say he had to air the cards out in his back yard for a week.:)

Yep. Some items, such as publications and game worn jerseys and the like, really retain the odor of cigarette smoke.

Bram99
03-03-2018, 06:23 PM
As in all of Battlefield's posts on eBay.

calvindog
03-05-2018, 07:00 AM
"There will be no lower price ... funds are needed quickly due to family matter."

When the lowest need to go lower in order to sell their overpriced cards this is where they go: the attempt to guilt you into overpaying.

Snapolit1
03-05-2018, 06:19 PM
Criminey. . . . just saw "orb" in a new auction. Babe Ruth is about to "launch" an orb. Oh for godssake, give us a break and just say hit a ball. Please. I'm begging.

chalupacollects
03-05-2018, 06:26 PM
In the 90s there was a dealer who was a heavy smoker. His packages had an overpowering tobacco odor. A friend of mine who also bought from him would say he had to air the cards out in his back yard for a week.:)

Never had that issue, makes sense though...

mechanicalman
03-05-2018, 08:42 PM
I didn’t know this was a word until today, but “cringey” is sitting with me like 3-day old gas station sushi.

JollyElm
03-05-2018, 09:25 PM
I didn’t know this was a word until today, but “cringey” is sitting with me like 3-day old gas station sushi.

Yeah, I always thought it was "cringe-worthy."

Peter_Spaeth
03-05-2018, 10:36 PM
The term "auction house" seems overused to me. A Heritage, fine, but a guy running a small auction out of his rec room or office is not what I would think of as an auction house.

joshuanip
03-06-2018, 10:19 AM
“1933 Goudey rookie card” of ....

Or T206 rookie card of ...

Unless it was his first card as a professional player. Not a rookie card!

The term rookie is another topic of debate...

joshuanip
03-06-2018, 10:22 AM
I am buying the card for my personal collection, am no going to resell it...

Well this is true to a degree. There are cards I have kept for 25+ years and will probably give it to my 7 year old when he’s ready.

Frazier
03-06-2018, 10:36 AM
"Mint for the condition its in!"

dabigyankeeman
03-06-2018, 11:29 AM
I hate when i am looking for autographed cards and i get listings for "non-autographed". Lousy a-hole trying to get people like me to see his damn listing, like i am gonna buy it after he aggravates the piss out of me!!! :mad:

Peter_Spaeth
03-06-2018, 11:33 AM
Vhtf

Throttlesteer
03-06-2018, 01:21 PM
"Snow white" balls. Um, no she doesnt

ALR-bishop
03-06-2018, 02:47 PM
The "Natty" to refer to the National.

Peter_Spaeth
03-06-2018, 02:50 PM
The "Natty" to refer to the National.

Better that than "Nationals" like it's a gymnastic meet.