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perezfan 06-01-2018 05:32 PM

Anybody ever seen one of these?
 
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This little thing probably cost about a Quarter when it was made. It measures only about 2" square. It's kind of cool, and I must confess to being an under-bidder (albeit way down the chain). But the final price shocked the heck out of me.... $308 + change!

Also perplexing is the fact that the eBay listing has vanished. The eBay item # was 192547066311. It ended only yesterday, but has completely disappeared from the system. First time I have ever encountered this.

Here are a few questions/thoughts....

1. Are Mays/Giants Collectors really that desperate for something they haven't seen before?

2. How rare is it? Has anyone ever seen another? If so, is $308 a typical sale price?

3. Did they make these Banks for other players besides Mays? You would have to assume so.

4. Is it really even an original Willie Mays piece? Any Bozo could possibly have inserted that tiny photo of Mays (or Aaron or Ruth, or any Hollywood TV Celeb for that matter).

And has anyone ever seen a completed auction vanish a day later... even though the auction went full-term?

bnorth 06-01-2018 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by perezfan (Post 1782642)
This little thing probably cost about a Quarter when it was made. It measures only about 2" square. It's kind of cool, and I must confess to being an under-bidder (albeit way down the chain). But the final price shocked the heck out of me.... $308 + change!

Also perplexing is the fact that the eBay listing has vanished. The eBay item # was 192547066311. It ended only yesterday, but has completely disappeared from the system. First time I have ever encountered this.

Here are a few questions/thoughts....

1. Are Mays/Giants Collectors really that desperate for something they haven't seen before?

2. How rare is it? Has anyone ever seen another? If so, is $308 a typical sale price?

3. Did they make these Banks for other players besides Mays? You would have to assume so.

4. Is it really even an original Willie Mays piece? Any Bozo could possibly have inserted that tiny photo of Mays (or Aaron or Ruth, or any Hollywood TV Celeb for that matter).

And has anyone ever seen a completed auction vanish a day later... even though the auction went full-term?

To the bold part, I have noticed this happening for a long time. If you have it bookmarked then you can go to it. It will show up in the completed sales but sometimes it does disappear for a day first.

slidekellyslide 06-01-2018 06:28 PM

It came up in a completed search for “Willie Mays Bank” for me. The seller is pretty well known for baseball memorabilia. I have not seen one of those banks before though.

slidekellyslide 06-01-2018 06:45 PM

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Okay, strangely enough the listing only appears if you're using the phone app. On my PC it redirects me to a Babe Ruth watch by the same seller and says the listing is no longer available. Very odd, but it is ebay and they do stupid things all the time.

I can find banks with the same exact mold and also made by Dickson Inc. but they all have Jesus pictured. There are plenty on Worhtpoint and they all picture Jesus. I'm pretty sure someone exchanged it with Willie.

ooo-ribay 06-01-2018 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by perezfan (Post 1782642)
This little thing probably cost about a Quarter when it was made. It measures only about 2" square. It's kind of cool, and I must confess to being an under-bidder (albeit way down the chain). But the final price shocked the heck out of me.... $308 + change!

Also perplexing is the fact that the eBay listing has vanished. The eBay item # was 192547066311. It ended only yesterday, but has completely disappeared from the system. First time I have ever encountered this.

Here are a few questions/thoughts....

1. Are Mays/Giants Collectors really that desperate for something they haven't seen before?

2. How rare is it? Has anyone ever seen another? If so, is $308 a typical sale price?

3. Did they make these Banks for other players besides Mays? You would have to assume so.

4. Is it really even an original Willie Mays piece? Any Bozo could possibly have inserted that tiny photo of Mays (or Aaron or Ruth, or any Hollywood TV Celeb for that matter).

And has anyone ever seen a completed auction vanish a day later... even though the auction went full-term?

1) yes. I remember a Willie Mays pencil sharpener, years back, going for almost $300.

2) never seen one before.

3) don't know.

4) could be home made.

Finally, I found it in completed auction but when I click on it, it takes me to a Babe Ruth wristwatch. :confused:

ooo-ribay 06-01-2018 06:47 PM

Jesus...Willie...what's the difference? :p

slidekellyslide 06-01-2018 06:48 PM

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Certainly if they'd made one with Willie Mays on it there would be more out there. Someone will be disappointed if they find this info out.

Another one

slidekellyslide 06-01-2018 06:53 PM

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And another.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-JES...-/322975323792

slidekellyslide 06-01-2018 06:57 PM

And I know it's "the catch", but if you were making a Willie Mays bank wouldn't you want his smiling mug on the TV over a pic of his back side?

bigfanNY 06-01-2018 07:17 PM

Looks like Willie picture was added after. I would not buy.


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