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10-03-2006, 10:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Brian</b><p>The card looks nice, but what's the deal?<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260036840921&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:US:12" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260036840921&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:US:12</a>

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10-03-2006, 11:32 PM
Posted By: <b>Bobby</b><p>The buyer states the creasing on the card and that is the knock against it. The creases must be severe and the scan does not show them. Which I am sure the seller did on prupose.

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10-03-2006, 11:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>I can see a pretty good sized "ding" in the middle of the right border.

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10-04-2006, 01:00 AM
Posted By: <b>MINE'S MINT</b><p>if you look to the bottom right of the reverse.. you can actually see a large crease starting to the right of the y in "quality" leading down to the bottom of the card.. when you look again at the front of the card you can see it showing through.. while its a nice example of a low grade matty.. its too rich for my blood in that condition.. <br><br>psa/dna authenticated signature -&gt; Richard M.

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10-04-2006, 04:50 AM
Posted By: <b>dennis</b><p>what we might have here is a buyer throwing up a large bid with the hope that no one does the same thing...but someone else has the same idea. thus a whopping $$$ for the seller. <a href="http://search-completed.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R10&satitle=-reprint+mathewson+gai+2.5&sacat=31717%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=60102&fis=2&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=3%26fsoo%3D2&fgtp" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://search-completed.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R10&satitle=-reprint+mathewson+gai+2.5&sacat=31717%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=60102&fis=2&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=3%26fsoo%3D2&fgtp</a>= funny how it shows it ending at $260 but if you click the item it's at $960. can anyone explain this?

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10-04-2006, 06:01 AM
Posted By: <b>Keith O'Leary</b><p><P>Dennis, many search programs don't go after a huge database to find information. They utilize&nbsp;what are called index files to find desired items&nbsp;quickly. These files&nbsp;are keyed (or sorted) by things such as sellerID. These files are not updated "real time" but maybe every couple of hours, sometimes days.</P><P>&nbsp;</P>

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10-04-2006, 06:19 AM
Posted By: <b>Matt E.</b><p>Why would seller state GAI is the "toughest in the business" aren't they the easier of the big three?<br /><br />

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10-04-2006, 09:13 AM
Posted By: <b>T206Collector</b><p>...ever claim that they sell the best cup of coffee?

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10-04-2006, 12:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Brian</b><p>Then how does one explain the bid history? If it really ended at $260, I could understand it, but I have no idea what someone would be thinking to spend this much (over $900) on a Gd-Vg card. Strange indeed.

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10-04-2006, 01:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Scott Gross</b><p>I agree with all, on all.<br /><br />But to answer your original question (on final price and restating Dennis' point): Both high bids were snipes. So you have two guys thinking "This cards going to go for about X (X = $250 + ??). I'm gonna put in a snipe of 2X. <B>No one in their 'right mind' will go anywhere that high.*</B> So, I don't have to worry; I'm gonna win; I might even get lucky and get a good deal."<br /><br />* Well, they were wrong ...... <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br /><br />((( I did it once, long ago, and ended up paying 200 for a 50-75 card. Then had the other dumb sniper contact me and offered 100 for it !!! Live and Learn )))