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Old 11-07-2018, 08:14 AM
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Hello all,
just wondering where everyone gets their cards, looking for a reputable fairly priced place, I currently use ebay, this forum, and blowout cards.

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Old 11-07-2018, 08:17 AM
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Here, ebay, and auction houses. No Craigs list for me.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:34 AM
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Local bi-monthly card show, eBay, COMC and here. In that order in terms of volume.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:54 AM
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right here
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:28 AM
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Hey there,

I still go go show shows in my area and do some buying even though the prices are often way too high. It is nice to chat with others who love the hobby.

Most of my buying is done from auction houses, this board, and trusted sellers on eBay. I have never purchased a card off of Craigslist.

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Old 11-07-2018, 10:51 AM
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For post-war cards, particularly mainstream sets, commons and cards with higher production numbers, COMC is a great place. But the higher priced cards can be really a lot higher than other places (think Trout autos, Mantles, etc.).
My best experiences have been through this board, while I also use eBay, go to a local card show and just had my first auction win through Heritage on Sunday night. I haven't found a local card shop that fits the bill, yet.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:24 PM
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Thank you all for the responses
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:33 AM
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Like any junkie, I buy here, there and everywhere.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:35 AM
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Pre-War - Ebay, Here, Shows. In that order

Post-War - Shows, Ebay, Facebook, Yard Sales/Flea Markets, Here
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:04 AM
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Ebay, the National, major auctions and here. I would note that it appears that auction houses are trumping the National for the better cards, which is somewhat of a shame to me as it takes away some of the thrill of the hunt.

May your collecting be joyful,

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Old 11-10-2018, 06:07 AM
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A large majority of mine are from eBay, some from online dealers directly and a small number here.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:47 AM
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I buy almost everything here. I don't have the patience for Ebay, searching through crap, and dealing with BINs and Offers that are twice what they should be. I live in Denver, and since there are no shows, I just hang out here on N54 and wait for something to come along.
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:27 PM
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eBay, Heritage, REA, RMY, n54

Sadly no more LOTG since I'm not allowed to bid.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:04 PM
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Quite a few of what I would consider my "better" cards are direct purchases from people here or non-54 friends. Most of the rest are from ebay or (in the case of non-sports) a foreign auction site. A relatively low percentage from AHs; I almost always get outbid even when I bid strong.
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COMC, then Wal*Mart (retail packs), then Blowout breaks, then eBay, then auctionhouses, then Net54.

Breaking is a great way to go broke. Just stay away.
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Quite a few of what I would consider my "better" cards are direct purchases from people here or non-54 friends. Most of the rest are from ebay or (in the case of non-sports) a foreign auction site. A relatively low percentage from AHs; I almost always get outbid even when I bid strong.
Same here. I prefer transactions with hobby friends I've dealt with before, most of which I've been introduced to through net54, or through another collector I've met here. But I've also bought from Ebay, most auction houses, and occasionally in person at a show.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:43 PM
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Along with what others have mentioned here, I have also had success buying cards from Sportlots.com.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:01 AM
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Thanks again for all the replies, what are some reputable auction houses?
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:25 AM
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I buy most of my stuff here. I also do some auction houses, Sterling is really the only major one I have had much luck with. I don't know why, but when I list something with an auction house, it seems to go for less than I thought it would but when I try to buy something from an auction house it seems to go for much more than I thought it would. I go to about three or four shows a year usually with a $300-500 budget.
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Thanks again for all the replies, what are some reputable auction houses?
The ones I have dealt with in the past and would not have any issues in dealing with in the future include:

Brockelman Auctions
Sterling
REA
Huggins and Scott
Clean Sweep
Love of the Game
BST

Some others to consider:

Heritage
Hunt

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Old 11-13-2018, 08:01 AM
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I buy 'em everywhere. AH's, here on our BST, ebay etc..; wherever they turn up is fine. Every thread needs a card. This came from ebay but was in my first collection too...Some cards just boomerang like that....

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