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Old 09-03-2018, 01:58 PM
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Default How do you justify keeping dupes?

Over the past 2-3 years I have been focusing more on upgrading my Hank vintage cards to higher grades. I would then sell my dupe, as I didn't need it in a lower grade.

I had a thought recently to keep my dupes, especially in mid grades... If you keep dupes, how do you justify it? Trying to reason with myself.

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Old 09-03-2018, 02:15 PM
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Over the past 2-3 years I have been focusing more on upgrading my Hank vintage cards to higher grades. I would then sell my dupe, as I didn't need it in a lower grade.

I had a thought recently to keep my dupes, especially in mid grades... If you keep dupes, how do you justify it? Trying to reason with myself.

Thanks,
Brian


Brian- that's the same method I use, though it seems I always end up getting far less I originally paid when moving the dups.
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:47 PM
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:58 PM
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Default how do I justify keeping my dupes...lets see

That's easy! One for my team set, one for my player set, one for my type card set, and one for each miscellaneous other grouping I might be working on, plus trade bait or items for sale (that I may never actually sell). That's at least 5 right there. Also need to take into consideration whether there are different front/back combos, variations, or proofs known to exist, in which case you multiply each possible card by 5.

Any more than that and your just a hoarder.
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Old 09-03-2018, 03:11 PM
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The only card I hoard is from a local team so I just say it’s meant to be in Richmond lol.
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Old 09-03-2018, 03:21 PM
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Default Dupes Rule

I have never regretted having more than one of each card. If you dont then you have nothing to trade or if something goes up in value over time, you still cant benefit without selling your only copy if you dont have dupes. I also remember the time as a kid when I put my 1969 Mantles on the table and noticed.....HEY one of those has white letters instead of the yellow like the others! I kept the group together and felt vindicated years later when I finally re entered the hobby and discovered the White Letter variations were more valuable!
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Default Because they are close in condition.....

As a general rule, I don't keep my dupes. There are just too many things I want to own that I can't justify it.....most of the time. Occasionally I have 2 cards that are just too nice - and tough to find that I just can't bring myself to sell either. That of course is not including variations as mentioned earlier - they (in my mind) are NOT dupes!
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If I am unable to sell a dupe, I keep it. Works every time.
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Any dupes I have I wanted.

Two 69 and 68 johnny bench’s

5 stadium club 91 Brett favres

Etc etc

I find myself trying to justify selling my dupes not keeping them.
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