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Old 04-13-2018, 12:30 PM
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Pennants are definitely a passion for me. Even the very best ones go for a fraction of what the mass produced ‘52 Mantle cards fetch. I have a couple hundred SF Giants pennants. There are maybe 5-10 other Giants pennants I have seen but don’t have. My “buddy” has outbid me on most of those.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:46 PM
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I just picked this one up....it caught my eye months ago on ebay because it is a different material (nylon-ish) and color of another Giants pennant which, to my knowledge, was only produced in one color and the sliding player graphic was never used on other Giants pennants. That pennant, in itself, is fairly tough and will usually fetch around $100.

Anyway, the silver pennant had an opening bid of $90 and shipping was $25 from Argentina. I asked the seller a few questions: how big is it? is the top of the "S" in "San" cut off (misprinted) or is that just a wrinkle? The seller, who I'm sure only knew a little English, gave me the size in cm and told me "yes, the printing is cut off." I miscalculated cm to inches and replied "so, it's 14 inches?" The seller said yes.

So, the fact it was a mini and misprinted meant there was no way I was paying $115. A month or so later, the price dropped to $70. Still, no. Then it dropped to $40. Still, no. Finally she listed it for a buck and I was the only bidder.

It arrived today. First check out what $25 gets you at the Buenos Aires post office . Then, look at what I got. In Fballguy Rob's words, "pennant oragami." But it ironed out just fine, the print is NOT cut off and it's 18", not 14". I'm thrilled with it. I'm calling it a South American release. BTW, it never ceases to amaze me what crappy pictures some ebay sellers use in their listings (last image attached).
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That is a sweet find Rob! Give me a second while I pull my calculator out...

Are you saying you got this for $1.00 plus $25 shipping? LOL

That may be the worst item cost to shipping ratio I've ever heard but what a fantastic buy for $26!!

Congrats on a very cool pick up.

And don't complain too loudly about the poor pictures. They probably keep the bidding/offers low and that's fine with me. If you have a trained eye, which I know everyone here does...or are proactive enough to as a question or two...you get some great deals with those bad pics. Like you just did...albeit against all odds with that misinformation.

PS...Love her shipping method. That would've been $3.00 in the U.S. Imagine the deal you would've gotten if she lived in Sheboygan.
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:32 PM
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That is a sweet find Rob! Give me a second while I pull my calculator out...

Are you saying you got this for $1.00 plus $25 shipping? LOL

That may be the worst item cost to shipping ratio I've ever heard but what a fantastic buy for $26!!

Congrats on a very cool pick up.

And don't complain too loudly about the poor pictures. They probably keep the bidding/offers low and that's fine with me. If you have a trained eye, which I know everyone here does...or are proactive enough to as a question or two...you get some great deals with those bad pics. Like you just did...albeit against all odds with that misinformation.

PS...Love her shipping method. That would've been $3.00 in the U.S. Imagine the deal you would've gotten if she lived in Sheboygan.
Yep, one dollar item, 25 dollar shipping. BTW, I believe it actually did cost her very close to mail that envelope. I checked to see if there was a Central/South American ebay but there is not. Gotta believe there’s some good baseball stuff in those countries.

Totally agree on the bad pictures can make for great buys. They can be a buyer’s best friend!
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Awesome pick up Rob. That was a dollar well spent!
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Default New (to me) Giants pennants

Picked up these two this week. Really exicted about the black one (even though it is not mint), as it doesn't seem to come up very often.

I've been trying to pick up some older Houston Oilers pennants too, but some pennant loving football fan keeps sneaking in to get them.
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Default Here's one I hadn't seen before

It kind of looks like a full sized version of the early 50's mini pennants.

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I've been trying to pick up some older Houston Oilers pennants too, but some pennant loving football fan keeps sneaking in to get them.
That guy sounds like a real jerk. Who collects football pennants anyway!?!?
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Let's see the Oilers pennants.

Did anyone here pick up this rare Keezer (sp?) Houston Astros pennant from eBay this past week? It wasn't me. I'm still waiting for Greg to sell me his.
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Picked up these two this week. Really exicted about the black one (even though it is not mint), as it doesn't seem to come up very often.

I've been trying to pick up some older Houston Oilers pennants too, but some pennant loving football fan keeps sneaking in to get them.

Great Giants pennant. I think it's from soon after the move, because I have two of the NY version. There's also a tiny brass like pin of that same giant.
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