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Old 10-05-2004, 09:20 PM
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Posted By: T206Collector

Are you kidding me? What's the logic behind this one?


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Old 10-05-2004, 09:27 PM
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Posted By: Rob L

This reminds me of the first and only T206 that I ever bought and what I had almost purchased. I was at the Frank and Sons Warehouse weekly show in Southern California about 6 years ago looking for some modern cards. I walked past one dealer who had a Cy Young T206 that was missing the bottom quarter of the card. The guy wanted 200 bones for it and I was tempted. I even went back a week later to buy it after I decided "what are the chances I will ever get a Cy Young card?" Luckily it was gone the next week. I ultimately got the Cy Young (hand showing) in a VG grade from Sportscards Plus for $120 about two weeks later.

Maybe the person who won this auction picked up that first Young card that I saw!

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Old 10-05-2004, 10:31 PM
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Posted By: Robert A

All of those mangled t206 listings that end tonight are extremely high in my opinion. Most of them are trimmed and all of them either have paper loss, paper attached, and other damage.

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Posted By: John/z28jd

Ive noticed that low grade cards that are desirable tend to go for more than they should,especially t206s,because it falls into more peoples price range and they have a tendency to maybe bid a little higher than the card should go because they really want it and this might be their only chance for awhile

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It has the rare "R *" back-stamp overprint. Perhaps an as-yet-unknown candy cigarette manufacturer that couldn't afford to print their own cards?

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Posted By: bcornell

I sold this same buyer an trimmed and heavily creased t206 Johnson for around $70 a few months ago... that's what he likes. I wouldn't pay $152 for that Cobb, but I'm glad there are buyers like that around. Very glad.

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Posted By: petecld

John/z28jd is absolutely right. I too have noticed rather high prices for really low grade cards.

Goudey Ruth and Gehrig cards do quite well in trashed condition. I recall an E95 Cobb that was removed from an album and now had a hole in the middle that you could drop a dime through - I'm thinking $40-50 tops. I lost a bet because the darn thing sold for $157.


That's what is great about this hobby - one man's trash is another man's treasure.

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Posted By: Tim Mayer

its horrible, but that said, I have done it,,,

there have been cards I always wanted, and over paid for a bad example just to have it, as if it was good it wouldnt be mine..

at one point I truly loved abused cards, i felt they were preloved...and that was comforting, as anyone who would save that junk must have really loved the card...

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Posted By: Robert A

Tim.
I agree that there is something about well-worn cards. I especially prefer honest wear and the familiar sight of well-rounded corners. Maybe, because there is an authentic look to them. Maybe because I accepted that they were all I could afford.

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