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02-28-2008, 02:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul Grubor</b><p>Hi, I'm looking into buying an uncut sheet of 1954 Johnston Cookies. There are 234 cards 18 X 13 on the sheet which looks to be in fantastic condition.<br />If you check in the pre 80's card section there is a picture of the sheet. <br />I was wondering if anyone knows who could cut the cards, and if psa would grade them? Or, is cutting the cards unethical and considered a hobby no no. I usually just deal in singles pre 19070 and have never had an uncut sheet. Any help would be really appreciated!<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Paul

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02-28-2008, 05:00 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>Due to the rarity, I would keep it uncut. Cutting it up would change a perhaps one-of-a-kind item into a dime a dozen collection of singles. The financial value of an uncut sheet is usually worth more than the sum of the cards on the sheet, often times substantially more.<br />

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02-28-2008, 05:08 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony N.</b><p>Beckett seems to be the only company that will grade sheet cut cards, unless they are '60's Post or Bazooka. Officially the others don't grade cards that were cut post factory, and for the most part are pretty good about making sure the cuts were done in the original time frame with the correct equipment.<br />I agree with David that it would be worth more as an uncut sheet.

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02-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>If you cut it up and got PSA10s and PSA9s, you might increase the value. If you get PSA5s, PSA6s or even PSA7s, or PSA Authentic as they're recently cut, you've probably lowered the value substantially. Financially, I would think the best bet would be to leave it in tact. Personally, I wouldn't roll the dice that a machine would produce Mint cards from the sheet, especially considering PSA and SGC might not grade them as Mint anyway.

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02-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul Grubor</b><p><img src="http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/paulgrubor/MVC-005S-2.jpg"><br /><br />Well if I'm fortunate enough to purchase this rare item I would most likely end up keeping it for my personal collection. I appreciate all your help..You guys are the best! Now, I really want to buy this item but I'm not sure what a fair price would be. My guess is in the four to six thousand range or maybe a tad more. Can anyone help me price this rare piece?<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Paul<br /><br />

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02-28-2008, 07:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Kyle</b><p>Here's a couple past sales. Maybe you could cut it into sixths and resell? Might be able to make $20,000.<br /><br />1. $4312.50<br /><a href="http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/auction/2004/232.html" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/auction/2004/232.html</a><br /><br />2. $4780.00<br /><a href="http://sports.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=701&Lot_No=19385&src=pr" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://sports.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=701&Lot_No=19385&src=pr</a>#<br /><br />3. $4500 (lot #92 claims sheet costs $4500 - may not have sold for that much)<br /><a href="http://www.fuscoauctions.com/auctiongenerator/listing.asp?AUCTION=sports54&TITLE=Sports%20Auction-54&RECORD_INDEX%5BauctionItems%5D=51" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.fuscoauctions.com/auctiongenerator/listing.asp?AUCTION=sports54&TITLE=Sports%20Auction-54&RECORD_INDEX%5BauctionItems%5D=51</a><br /><br /><br />Good luck!<br />-Kyle<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

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02-28-2008, 07:18 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>Paul, when the one you have is obviously better than<br />the one in a REA auction, you know you have yourself <br />a find. REA described their sheet as "an extreme (possibly <br />unique) rarity" and yours is better. That this odd ball<br />set includes a rookie Hank Aaron makes it even<br />more special. The 1954 Johnston Cookies Aaron is on many<br />wish lists, as it's an Aaron rookie card and is much rarer<br />than the 1954 Topps rookie card.

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02-29-2008, 07:31 AM
Posted By: <b>Dave Hornish</b><p>I would leave it intact-that is an AWESOME piece!

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02-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>I used to buy uncut sheets and panels, though nothing as nice this. <br />The most popular, and easy to sell, sheets were ones with key rookie cards.<br />This is because they were desirable to both production/display/proof/sheet<br />collectors and rookie card collectors.