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05-01-2008, 07:38 AM
Posted By: <b>Phil Garry</b><p>How did everyone do in last night's auction. At least with the individual lots ending as they did, I was not forced to stay awake all night waiting for the auction to end. <br /><br />Unfortunately, I struck out in my attemps to win any items. I was the underbidder on the two Negro League items that I went hard after, the 1927-28 Mallorequena Uncut Sheet & the Jud Wilson Auto P/C. It is very frustating when one-of-a-kind items finally come up for sale and you just don't have enough money to pick up something that you will ultimately need to acquire in order to complete your collection. I understand why many HOF RC collectors have recently gotten out of the market and/or changed their focus to something else. I know that I can't compete in a spending war with the few people that have seemingly unlimited resources but I will continue along with my collection and make smart pick-ups whenever possible. <br /><br />Who knows what the future may bring?

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05-01-2008, 08:17 AM
Posted By: <b>Dan Kravitz</b><p>I too was shut out. I was going after the d322's 24/25 and couldn't stomach the next bid. Good thing there are auctions closing Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Good luck to all...

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05-01-2008, 09:03 AM
Posted By: <b>dan mckee</b><p>I was skunked as well, I just can't stay up that late. There was one lot I would have gone higher on but I just can't leave ceiling bids any more after what Memory Lane and Festberg did to me in the past.

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05-01-2008, 09:15 AM
Posted By: <b>john w</b><p>I actually way ovespent and picked up the lot of 2500+ Burke photos plus the T200 set. I am now poor!<br /><br />John

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05-01-2008, 09:18 AM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>John - congrats!<br />Poor enough that you won't be bidding on any other lots over the next few weeks? <br /><img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-01-2008, 09:28 AM
Posted By: <b>john w</b><p>Matt,<br /><br />Thanks! I am poor enough so that I have to sell some stuff very fast - start checkin' the bst board <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />I actually have one lot that I am going for tonight, but it is probably going to reach far beyond my means. Currently I am high on one lot in REA, but I don't have too much faith inthat level.<br /><br />I bought the Burke pics on a whim - just seemed really cool for araound $10 a pop. I'll have fun sorting through them and trading them. I have always wanted a t200 set - always seemed like bargains to me.<br /><br />Regards,<br /><br />John

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05-01-2008, 09:32 AM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>John - the Burke collection should indeed be fun to go through and the T200 set you bought is already guaranteed of selling for less then the tonight's T200 set. Good stuff; enjoy!<br /><br />I held off last night, but have 3 in my sights for tonight.

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05-01-2008, 09:54 AM
Posted By: <b>Mark C.</b><p>I batted .167 last night, but I did pick up the one lot that I most wanted--the 1904 Allegheny Card Co. Phelps--at a pretty reasonable price. I was a little surprised that MHCC and Mastronet (at least the lots that I was watching) closed so quickly. Only a little surprised, though, because it seemed that the the prices had jumped really high really quickly.

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05-01-2008, 10:10 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1209651026.JPG"> <br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1209651045.JPG">

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05-01-2008, 10:17 AM
Posted By: <b>Rob D.</b><p>I just got an e-mail from Mastro at 10:05 this morning that I've been outbid on the Lajoie Tin Top, which ended around midnight.<br /><br />Thanks, guys!

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05-01-2008, 10:18 AM
Posted By: <b>Phil Garry</b><p>Leon:<br /><br />Real nice Tinker card, I don't really collect those but I think they are very difficult to find in that good condition.

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05-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Prizner</b><p>a t206 Leon? doesn't seem like your style.

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05-01-2008, 10:24 AM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>Leon - real nice Cobby - you should submit it for the .5 bump to get a 5 out of it.

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05-01-2008, 10:33 AM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>Leon, I love that Tinker.<br /><br />Mine from last night: <br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1209652404.JPG"> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1209652428.JPG">

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05-01-2008, 11:14 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Jeff- I know....I might keep it and might not...in the long run...but do love the look of it..<br /><br />Matt- I don't think the bottom corners would warrant a 5.....but the centering is what really enthused me on this one....I always thought this was a beautiful card in the set and so many of them are t/b off center...this one really looks nice...(centering is important to me on cards)

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05-01-2008, 11:27 AM
Posted By: <b>Sean</b><p>Jeff,<br />Beauty of a pick up and a great price!<br /><br />sdbh

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05-01-2008, 11:43 AM
Posted By: <b>john w</b><p>That green Cobb has huge borders!

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05-01-2008, 11:44 AM
Posted By: <b>JimB</b><p>Jeff, Leon,<br />NIce pick-ups.<br />JimB

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05-01-2008, 02:01 PM
Posted By: <b>Jodi Birkholm</b><p>Did anyone win any signed items?

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05-01-2008, 02:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Scott B.</b><p>I think (at least in my opinion) most of the T206 oddities sold very cheap this time. <br /> <br />$425 -- 1909-11 T206 White Border Clarke, Rossman and Mullen Background-Color Variations with Their Standard Counterparts (6 Cards)<br /><br />$650 -- Scarce 1909-11 T206 White Border Bud "Shappe" Variation Card - SGC 40 VG 3<br /><br />$3500 -- 1909-11 T206 White Border Rarities SGC-Graded (2 Cards) Including O'Hara, St. Louis and Demmitt, St. Louis

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05-01-2008, 02:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave F</b><p>I guess i'm the only one too cheap to have ever paid to be eligble to bid with Mastro. <img src="/images/sad.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-01-2008, 02:18 PM
Posted By: <b>Marc S.</b><p>many of us were grandfathered in from the "good ole' days" when it was free. Even though I only win a handful of items a year (and none this time...), I'm pretty sure Mastro still appreciates my business, as I am a <i>frequent</i> underbidder....which nonetheless provides a lot of value to them.<br /><br />M

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05-01-2008, 02:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>Dave - if you bid and win in their collector's auctions (which are free and open to all; the catalogs too) I bet they would waive the sign-up for their premier auction.

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05-01-2008, 02:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Bill Cornell</b><p>Finally put away a T207 Lowdermilk and am glad I don't have to attempt crossing it over. Now I can crawl to the finish of this set. Old Lou should <i>not</i> be a $3K card, btw [typical T207 grumble].<br /><br /><img src="http://t207.com/images/t207/lowdermilk_sgc50_small.jpg"> <img src="http://t207.com/images/t207/lowdermilk_sgc50_small_back.jpg"><br /><br />Also won lot 273, the group of 25 PSA-graded T3 commons. Whimsical bid - I didn't expect to win it at $160 a card. <br /><br /><br /><br />Bill

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05-01-2008, 02:30 PM
Posted By: <b>DD</b><p>Matt,<br />That is correct about the Collector's Auction. At least, that is how I started receiving the catalogs and bidding in their premier auctions without paying a fee.<br /><br />I got shut out last night. I really wish I could have purchased the Burke negatives. I remember a few years ago Lelands had the same collection, and it was pulled I think due to estate issues.

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05-01-2008, 02:32 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony S.</b><p>Dave,<br /><br /> You're not the only cheap bastard. I couldn't bring myself to pay the $75. However, after seeing that Kalamazoo Bats Lyons with Trainer go for $3000, I'm reconsidering future cheapskate-itude.

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05-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Posted By: <b>dan mckee</b><p>Bill I paid $3500 for my Ole Lou. I needed that decent Ward Miller!

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05-01-2008, 02:53 PM
Posted By: <b>William Brumbach</b><p>I too started out with the Collector's Auctions and then started getting Premier auction catalogues for free. I do win from time to time in the Collector's Auctions.<br /><br />And Phil, I feel your pain. I really wanted to take a run at the Aguilitas Joe Baseball Pop Lloyd but just couldn't make it happen. For what it's worth, I think that the Jud Wilson originally sold for about $40,000 before juice in the 2006 REA, and I forget what it sold for in Mastro last year. This was the third go around in as many years for both the Wilson and the Josh Gibson pieces, and someone definitely got hosed with these somewhere along the line as a consigner.

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05-01-2008, 03:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>"Dave - if you bid and win in their collector's auctions (which are free and open to all; the catalogs too) I bet they would waive the sign-up for their premier auction."<br /><br />If you mention that you are from net54, they waive the $75 fee. I still had to put in a credit card number, but when registering I put (in one of the "comments" sections) that I was from net54 and didn't have to pay. While I'm just a tadpole, they will no doubt appreciate my bids even if I don't win anything!<br /><br />Rob<br /><img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-01-2008, 03:40 PM
Posted By: <b>Phil Garry</b><p>William:<br /><br />You're right, the Jud Wilson P/C had sold for considerably more than last night in the past years' auctions. I think two factors caused this: first and foremost, as I mentioned in my earlier post, a number of the biggest players in the HOF RC market have gotten out over the past year or two, thus creating less competition and secondly, the economy is very tough right now and people don't have as much discretionary income to spend on baseball cards as they did a couple of years ago. Of course, I think gas prices are the underlying reason behind much of our economic difficulties right now.

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05-01-2008, 04:04 PM
Posted By: <b>Scot York</b><p>If the winner of this lot is reading... I'd pay $1000 for the two Indianapolis players.

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05-01-2008, 04:06 PM
Posted By: <b>JK</b><p>If the winner of the lot of e94s is reading this, I'd be very interested in the purple sgc 50 Moore. Please email if interested in selling. Thanks.

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05-01-2008, 04:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Todd C</b><p>I was also lucky to be one of collectors grandfathered in. Bought a signed ball years ago. Just sent it in to be consigned in their summer auction along with a 1910 Tip Top Mascot card.<br /><br />Great news if this is true ! <br /><br />From an earlier post. "If you mention that you are from net54, they waive the $75 fee"

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05-01-2008, 05:29 PM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>Hello. I need a single card from that, the olive Lake. I had an olive Lake but it had some crummy blue printing on the back, something about Pennant Winner or something, so I got rid of it <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br />Seriously, I need the Lake, if you want to recoup a little...

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05-01-2008, 07:40 PM
Posted By: <b>Andrew</b><p>Don't know if I'm generally glad that WWGs command less than Goudey's, but for this one I am:<br /><br /><img src="http://photos.imageevent.com/littletreasures/cards/websize/1933%20WWG%20Ruth%20SGC%2060%20F.jpg"><br><br>"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame." -- Erica Jong

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05-01-2008, 07:42 PM
Posted By: <b>Evan</b><p>Jodi<br /> I bought a Rogers Hornsby Artvue plaque postcard. Should have bought more, the prices were very reasonable.<br />

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05-01-2008, 09:43 PM
Posted By: <b>Cobby33</b><p>I really would like to know who's paying that sick money for the 75 Topps Gems.

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05-01-2008, 10:08 PM
Posted By: <b>Tim Kinserlow</b><p>Leon, I love that Cobb.<br /><br />Andrew, the Ruth is a beauty!<br /><br />Great stuff, guys.

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05-01-2008, 11:28 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>One of the lots has gone up over 400% since this morning.

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05-01-2008, 11:46 PM
Posted By: <b>JimB</b><p>Andrew,<br />Nice Ruth.<br />JimB

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05-02-2008, 09:08 AM
Posted By: <b>T206Collector</b><p>Leon,<br /><br />Do yourself a favor and show that PSA 4.5 Green Cobb to SGC. I have found that SGC is lenient on light corner wear for their SGC 60 T206 cards. The two PSA 4's that I had crossed to SGC 60's (a 33 Goudey Grove and T206 Cobb Bat On) are gorgeous cards with excellent centering, no creasing or wrinkles, but slightly rounded corners. That card is screaming for an SGC 60 holder, in my opinion.<br /><br />Good luck and enjoy the card!<br /><br><br>_ <u> </u> _ <u> </u> _ <u> </u> _ <u> </u> _ <u> </u> _ <u> </u> _ _ <br /><br />Visit <a href="http://www.t206collector.com" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.t206collector.com</a> this month as we count down 4 Magies, 2 Wagners and a Plank!<br />