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06-21-2005, 11:26 AM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>Well the scans are a bit small, and the seller's feedback is less than many, but the list of person's bidding on his cards are impossible to ignore.<br /><br />Is the consensus that the seller's offerings are authentic?<br /><br />Edited to add identify7 (Gilbert Maines)

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06-22-2005, 11:37 AM
Posted By: <b>Kevin Cummings</b><p>Still not sure whether these are real or not. I finally got a response from the seller about my inquiry on the Gus Weyhing, but the response wasn't overly revealing. I had asked about dirt and other condition questions and what I got back was:<br /><br />"<b>2 creases one around his elbow one at the bottom the card does look nice up to u</b>"<br /><br />While the seller hasn't listed all HOFers, he hasn't listed all rank commons either. All of those guys are semi-stars who are on a lot of collectors want lists. It does seem odd that the pictures are so small (he provided larger pictures of other items he sold previously) and the selection so good.

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06-22-2005, 12:36 PM
Posted By: <b>david</b><p>i asked for a larger scan and the seller said that with his scanner it was not possible. i would like to see larger scans especially since one of the cards looks trimmed

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06-22-2005, 12:40 PM
Posted By: <b>James Feagin</b><p>I asked him about the Kilroy and informed me he's had it for a long time and doesn't "think" it is trimmed. I don't think I'll take the risk....

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06-22-2005, 12:51 PM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p>I sent 2 emails asking about back scans and got one response that said only "has a small letter on back". He isnt much for answering emails.I wouldve liked to have seen better scans but anyone else ive talked to hasnt got an answer either,or if they have theyve been like the ones posted here.No one seems to know the seller either which is odd for the quality of players he has,but from the scans they look real.Its just a matter of whether hes just computer illiterate or if he doesnt really have the cards so he cant send better(or backs) scans<br /><br />

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06-22-2005, 01:46 PM
Posted By: <b>JudgeDred2</b><p>This is great - I've sent a few emails to the seller with specific questions regarding creases, trimming, skinning and back damage and I've gotten nothing in the way of a return email. I want to bid on a few of the cards but I'd also hate to pay premium prices for cards with creases or other defects that aren't known until they arrive in the mail. <br /><br />

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06-22-2005, 02:39 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie</b><p>big prices! I think the cards are clearly real, but condition sure is hard to judge. And with a shy e-mailer, how can you find out what you're bidding on?<br /><br />All but really poor pictures on Old Judges scan very well, at 73, at 96, and at 150.

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06-22-2005, 03:33 PM
Posted By: <b>James Feagin</b><p>Here is his direct quote in reply to my e-mail. What do you think?<br /><br />"this card looks great I've had this card for some time now can't imagine it is trimmed gota remember they were cut back in the 1880's can't imagine they would all be the exact size this one is pink and looks great"<br /><br />James<br />

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06-22-2005, 04:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Keith O'Leary</b><p>I'm not sure what to think, but I'm sure of what I'm gonna do, steer clear.<br /><br />I've emailed the seller 2 or 3 times earlier in the week asking for scans of the backs, creasing, return policies, history of the cards, etc etc. All I got were vague answers and excuses as to why they couldn't do this or that.<br /><br />I've heard enough to deter me. To me, they look OK, but the seller doesn't.<br /><br />Keith<br />

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06-22-2005, 04:25 PM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>That sounds familiar .... I can't quite place it, but I know that I've heard that explanation several times before.<br /><br />I betcha the card looks great tho.<br /><br />I wonder how long "some time" is?<br /><br />And everyone knows that pink ones are almost never trimmed.<br /><br />Not very heartening. I guess I will have a few beers first, that usually bolsters my foolhardiness. Just think --&gt; stay away from pink.<br /><br />Edited to add:<br /><br />I just looked at the Kilroy. It is difficult to make a call from the scan offered, but it may not be trimmed. Then again, it may not be real, but I think it is.

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06-22-2005, 08:04 PM
Posted By: <b>JudgeDred2</b><p>C'mon Gil, <br /><br />Pink aint so bad....<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1119484662.JPG">

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06-22-2005, 10:59 PM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred</b><p>So much for people not bidding on the OJ auctions... <br /><br />Caruthers: 229.50 <br />Corcoran: 393.00<br />Foutz: 189.50 <br />Hecker: 870.00 <br />Kilroy: 415.00 <br />Mullane: 256.00 <br />Weyhing: 286.00 <br />Stovey: 598.00 <br /><br />Total: $3,200+ <br /><br />Not a bad evening for the guy that wasn't so good at answering emails. <br /> <br />

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06-22-2005, 11:12 PM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p>Hope everyone gets their cards from him with no problem.Id like to hear from them after they hopefully get their packages.<br /><br />He couldve made alot more money if he answered my email or sent a back scan as i offered him more than double what he got for the Corcoran just minutes after it was listed.Even offered to do it thru ebay if he wanted to add it as a buy it now price

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06-22-2005, 11:12 PM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>Well Judge, the truth is that I like the pink OJs, and those with more subtle tones.<br /><br />And I agree that the seller did well, in spite of his non-informative responses. I was surprised that the Corcoran, particularly in the condition it appeared to be in, drew essentially as much as the Kilroy. I was in there on both of 'em, but when the dust settled, I was way off the pace.<br /><br />I am in the market for a Flint. If you ever consider parting with it, please include me as a potential purchaser.<br /><br /><br />John: Do I understand you correctly? You offered $800. or so for a vg Corcoran? I guess I better do some more reading on him.<br /><br />

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06-22-2005, 11:19 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul</b><p>I won the Mullane, with some concern that it may be trimmed. I will let you know when (if?) it arrives.

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06-22-2005, 11:26 PM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p>Yes i did Gil but you dont have to do any reading on him to find out why,i just collect his Old Judge cards.If you do want to read more about him let me know and ill dig out a story i wrote about him a few years ago for a website

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06-23-2005, 08:30 AM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>Yes John, it would be great to read something which you composed on Corcoran. Please send me a copy when you come across it. Do you need my street address?<br /><br />Gil

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06-23-2005, 09:29 AM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p>I dont need your address because its online still i believe so ill email it to you sometime today

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06-23-2005, 10:22 AM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred</b><p>Please email the web address to me also. Thanks!

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07-08-2005, 09:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul</b><p>I have received my Mullane from Bubney 75 and will be starting a new thread about it now.<br /><br />Paul

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07-13-2005, 04:02 PM
Posted By: <b>ockday</b><p>I just got the grades for the 3 OJ's I bought from Bubney 75 a couple of weeks ago.<br />I am very happy to report they all graded as follows.<br /><br />Corcoran SGC 30<br />Kilroy SGC 70<br />Stovey SGC 30<br /><br />Alan<br /><br />

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07-13-2005, 04:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred</b><p>Seeing how I was underbidder on each of those I wish I would have gone higher on the Kilroy! Nice score.

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08-11-2005, 12:04 PM
Posted By: <b>ockday</b><p>with some real nice looking cards..what do you all think this time around<br /><br /><a href="http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZbubney75" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZbubney75</a>

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08-11-2005, 12:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred (Fred)</b><p>You better get a very detailed description of the cards because the paper break in the back was not disclosed on a card I won from the seller in his last round of auctions. This round of OJs looks very enticing.

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08-11-2005, 04:58 PM
Posted By: <b>dan mckee</b><p>When were the OJ's up?

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08-11-2005, 05:14 PM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred (Fred)</b><p>Here's an example:<br /><br /><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=86839&item=5209367761" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=86839&item=5209367761</a><br /><br />

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08-11-2005, 05:23 PM
Posted By: <b>Donald Johnson</b><p>I think that there will be some good old fashioned "Biddin' on Bubney" <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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08-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred (Fred)</b><p>Ok, you've heard of the Mastro bidding buddies, what about the Bubney bidding buddies.... I wont bid on a certain card if you don't, etc... would that be a chicken $hi+ thing to do? Would that kind of be like collusion? If you don't bid on the first OJ card that ends, I'll not bid on the other OJ cards! : ) <br /><br />Ok, which is the first OJ to end (that ones mine)? <br /><br />(for those that don't get it - it's a joke.... would anyone really believe that one person that bids on OJs could trust another??? - it's a sickness...) <br />

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08-11-2005, 08:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe_G.</b><p>After the last round, I spoke to Bill about his cards (he lives a mere 30 minutes from me). I guess he tried to complete a HOF collection several years back. Well he didn't complete it butdid manage better than half of the HOFers found in the OJ set. I recall he was missing Hanlon (I remember which Detroits he didn't have), McPhee, Anson, and a lot of the other higher priced players. For the most part, his cards are mid grade, many with back damage. He will likely list more over the coming weeks.<br /><br />Consensus last time was that these cards are real, just be sure to get a good description.<br /><br />Joe Gonsowski

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08-11-2005, 10:36 PM
Posted By: <b>mike mullins</b><p>Of the cards he has listed right now, which one of these will end up going the highest? All of them look rather nice to me. <br /><br />mm<br /><br /><br />PS: My guess, and it is purely a guess, is that the Nichols will end up on top.

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08-11-2005, 10:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred (Fred)</b><p>For the N172s I'll guess that Pud goes highest.

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08-11-2005, 11:20 PM
Posted By: <b>tbob</b><p>I bought 3 OJs from a seller a few months ago who was selling quilts, shadowboxes and jam jars and had very little feedback. People avoided her like she had the plague. 2 of the OJs graded 60 and 40 from SGC, I haven't sent the other in yet but it looks like a nice 40, 50 on a good day (I never seem to have these with SGC-just kiddin')

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08-11-2005, 11:30 PM
Posted By: <b>DJ</b><p>I think Pud will go the highest as well. I was an underbidder on one Lipset sold this summer.<br /><br />I have a hard time bidding on auctions where the trading cards look like the photos were taken with a digital camera on a Blimp. There really is no reason to give such lackluster scans where the hobby revolves around information and grading conditions. Can you imagine the final bidding prices if people didn't have skepticism? What if the cards were graded? <br /><br />DJ

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08-15-2005, 12:19 PM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>I believe that this is one seller who would do way better if he consigned his items to a seller who would answer questions, provide clear scans, and maybe slabbing, where appropriate.<br /><br />He sure took it up a notch this time. I wonder what he is holding back.

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08-15-2005, 12:30 PM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred (Fred)</b><p>I've requested detailed descriptions of the N172 cards for auction and I haven't received them. I like the cards but I was a little disappointed with the N172 I picked up from him in his last series of N172 auctions. The fact that the paper backing was broken was not disclosed. The description he provide was a light crease (it was heavy). <br /><br />He could get higher bids if he took a little time to answer questions and/or have them encapsulated.

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09-01-2005, 08:56 AM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred (Fred)</b><p>End of round two for Bubney75. I haven't seen any feedback yet on this last round of cads:<br /><br />Welch<br />Galvin<br />Hamilton<br />Mack<br /><br />The Hamilton is what I thought it would be. The two tape stains aren't stains, they are actual pieces of tape. I wasn't to concerned about the back so it was no big deal. The image quality is not bad at all.<br /><br />I'm waiting for round three....

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02-08-2006, 06:32 AM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>What is it now? <br /><br />Round 3?<br /><br />Good names, lower condition, generally.<br /><br /><br />Edited to add: Well, not all are lower grade.

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02-08-2006, 04:18 PM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred (Fred)</b><p>Yup, round 3... <br /><br />If you're going to bid I would ask specific questions about any defects you may notice in the scans. The stuff is the real deal but unless you ask specific questions you may get something you weren't expecting. I won a card in what I called round 1 and round 2 of this persons OJ offerings on ebay. The first card was a little disappointing. The second card wasn't so bad. I'm not sure how many more this seller has but I would guess he's probably got a few more. Pretty much most of the cards he's offered have been HOFers or stars from that period.

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02-08-2006, 04:36 PM
Posted By: <b>Josh K.</b><p>Based on what I have heard from some other collectors, I would agree with judge's comments - the cards may have defects that were not fully disclosed, but are real.

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02-15-2006, 11:07 AM
Posted By: <b>Judge Dred (Fred)</b><p>Round 3 closed last night - WOW!!!<br /><br />Rusie - $1426 (light image, tough HOFer)<br />Radburn - $965 (light image sought after HOFer)<br />Wright - $4050 (light image as usual, HOFer - NL card)<br />Duffy - $510 (light image HOFer)<br />O'Neil - $202 (typical light image for that pose, star player)<br />Ewing - $1280 (beautiful image, HOFer)<br />Delahanty - $6833 (incredibly beautiful image, HOFer)<br /><br />Total was about $15K - <br /><br />The hit counter on the Delahanty was rolling in the last minute...<br /><br /> <br /><br />

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02-15-2006, 11:24 AM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>Looks like he's finally figured out how to use a scanner. So, I guess next time he will start to break out the good cards.

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02-15-2006, 11:28 AM
Posted By: <b>Todd Schultz</b><p>And like others, watched because of the bidders whose names I recognized (also because I was bidding on a m101-4 Indy Brewing Stengel card from the same seller). Is that price about right for the Harry Wright? Geez, I might have to consider selling mine.

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02-15-2006, 01:46 PM
Posted By: <b>prewarsports</b><p>I bid $3400 on the Wright and was blown away in the last 10 seconds. The reason it went so high is because it is an 1890 version witht eh (NL) variation which is extremely rare. If the scrapbook paper could be soaked away with little or no damage and this card graded a 3 or so, it probably sells for $8,000+ in my opinion.<br /><br />Rhys

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02-15-2006, 01:49 PM
Posted By: <b>Josh K.</b><p>boy, soaking is everywhere. I wouldnt think you could soak an old judge - wont the photo just separate from the backing?

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02-15-2006, 02:46 PM
Posted By: <b>Rhys</b><p>Soaking is not really what you would do. One drop of water on each of the spots would probably get that off. It might not, but I would not risk completely submerging the card or press it or anything like that. The card would also be easily identified due to its rarity so it is not like you could try and pass this off as not cleaned up, but it would help the visual appearance considerably.

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02-15-2006, 03:49 PM
Posted By: <b>Mark</b><p>Perhaps the prices were also high due to the rehashing of this thread at the commencement of the auctions.

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02-15-2006, 06:07 PM
Posted By: <b>pete ullman</b><p>a little free advertising/press never hurt anyone!!!<br /><br />pete in mn

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02-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike W</b><p>"a little free advertising/press never hurt anyone!!!"<br /><br /> ...except for the poor people trying to win the cards.. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>