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Old 08-09-2019, 07:08 PM
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Default The “Buyers Group”

I’ve read through several posts regarding the issues involving PWCC and some of the auction houses. There is the occasional mention of The “Buyers Group”. I believe that Delorme was identified as one of them, but if I remember correctly he passed away. Does anyone know if any of the other “buyers” were ever identified?
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:47 AM
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I don't know that they were positively identified but there have been rumors swirling for awhile concerning some big names in the hobby. It will be interesting to see if the FBI investigation digs up some more of that dirt.

And here is the newest (youngest) baseball card in my collection. Have had it for a few years now and still enjoy it. Thanks again to the OBC guys for it.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:21 PM
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I don't know that they were positively identified but there have been rumors swirling for awhile concerning some big names in the hobby. It will be interesting to see if the FBI investigation digs up some more of that dirt.

And here is the newest baseball card in my collection. Have had it for a few years now and still enjoy it. Thanks again to the OBC guys for it.
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That's a nice looking card for the technical grade. A nice collectible card to be enjoyed!
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Is that Rizzutto on the ground?
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Is that Rizzutto on the ground?
Looks like Joe Jackson to me

Actually, I thought I read somewhere it was Gil Hodges.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:53 PM
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Looks a little short to be Gil to me but could be.
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Is this "buyers group" the one that manipulated the market a few years ago?
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pretty sure someone snapped this picture of them at the national...........

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Is this "buyers group" the one that manipulated the market a few years ago?
Yeah what is the buyers group without naming names?
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Yeah what is the buyers group without naming names?
A group of people that run up the prices on certain cards to insane prices. Then they sold theirs for way more than they were really worth. They also rarely if ever paid for the cards they used to inflate the prices.

It happens all the time and is easy to do. Just they went way overboard compared to how it is usually done. I refer to it as pump and dump.
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The "buyers group" was a name given to the unnamed 5-20 buyers who scooped up a bunch of 1950s-60s Hall of Fame rookie cards in high grades intending to spike the market.

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I think I named them the "buying group" actually.
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I heard a handful came from a retirement home in Florida who fronted some capital to get it all started.
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I don't know that they were positively identified but there have been rumors swirling for awhile concerning some big names in the hobby. It will be interesting to see if the FBI investigation digs up some more of that dirt.

And here is the newest (youngest) baseball card in my collection. Have had it for a few years now and still enjoy it. Thanks again to the OBC guys for it.
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That Reese is one of my all time favorite card images
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Default 1953 Pee Wee Reese

Carl Furillo or Phil Rizzuto are the two names I keep hearing, not sure the answer
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That Reese is one of my all time favorite card images
+1. I think it’s the best image on any card. #1
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Doesn't hurt that I'm a Brooklyn Dodgers nut, but I think it's the greatest card in the hobby.
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Looks like Joe Jackson to me

Actually, I thought I read somewhere it was Gil Hodges.
Pee Wee said it was Dodgers coach Frenchy Bordagaray.
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I don't know that they were positively identified but there have been rumors swirling for awhile concerning some big names in the hobby. It will be interesting to see if the FBI investigation digs up some more of that dirt.

And here is the newest (youngest) baseball card in my collection. Have had it for a few years now and still enjoy it. Thanks again to the OBC guys for it.
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I love that card!!!!One of my favorites.

It's a shame I won't be able to purchase one, swearing off e-bay (again) and cards in general.
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Cannot add anything to the Buyers Group but always appreciated the 53B Reese. Which is why I had to buy this one when I saw it.
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I heard a handful came from a retirement home in Florida who fronted some capital to get it all started.
I didn't know that Bill Mastro had retired to Florida.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:59 PM
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Chase, that is awesome!
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Damn Chase that is cool. Wonder where the original resides and what that sucker would sell for???!!!

I have seen the photo used for his 1952 Berk Ross which is a pretty awesome diving pose. If it had been a higher quality card he'd have two of the all-time great Baseball cards!

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