NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for BSelling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you write anything concerning a person or company your full name needs to be in your post or obtainable from it. . Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
ebay GSB
T206s on Ebay
Pre-WWII Cards
Post WWII Cards
Vintage Memorabilia
Babe Ruth Cards
Ty Cobb Cards
Lou Gehrig Cards
Mickey Mantle Cards
Goudey Cards
Bowman Cards
T205s on Ebay
Tobacco "T" Cards
Caramel "E" Cards
Vintage Baseball Postcards
Football Cards on Ebay
Exhibit Cards
Strip Cards
Baking Cards
Sporting News
Playball Cards on Ebay

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-02-2021, 02:35 PM
rdwyer's Avatar
rdwyer rdwyer is offline
Rich.ard Dwy.er
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,198
Default Coding

As a dealer, I want to put stickers on my items that I bought. Can someone give examples of how to code an item so you know what you paid for it, so that you only know?
__________________
Successful B/S/T with - Powell, Mrios, mrvster, richieb315, jlehma13, Ed_Hutchinson, Bigshot69, Baseballcrazy62, SMPEP, Jeff Garrison, Jeff Dunn, Bigfish & others

Last edited by rdwyer; 05-02-2021 at 02:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-02-2021, 03:09 PM
Jobu's Avatar
Jobu Jobu is offline
Bry@n
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: WI
Posts: 3,111
Default

Never done this before, but 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, etc to 9, then just write out the price using the letters??
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-02-2021, 03:09 PM
riggs336's Avatar
riggs336 riggs336 is offline
�tis J�hns�n
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Austin
Posts: 323
Default

Pick a ten letter word or phrase with no repeating letters and assign a number to each letter. Voila, you have created a code.
__________________
Baseball cards will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no baseball cards.--The Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. (paraphrased)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-02-2021, 03:12 PM
x2drich2000 x2drich2000 is offline
(DJ) Rich.ard.s
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,824
Default

Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but just replace numbers with the place in the alphabet. example $135 would be ACE, $225 would be BBE, $75 would be GE. To make it less obvious, just shift the alphabet, go in reverse, or have multiple letters that can represent more common numbers. Just keep it simple.
__________________
Current Wantlist:
E93 - Cobb
E92 Nadja - Bescher, Bridwell, Cobb, Donovan, Doolan, Doyle (with bat), , Kleinow, Lobert, Mathewson, Miller (fielding), Tinker, Wagner (throwing), Zimmerman
W554 - Anyone with any red backstamp, Fonseca, Klein, Rommel
E/T Young Backrun - Need E90-1, E92 black Crofts Candy, E92 Dockman, T216 (all versions)
E92 Red Crofts - Anyone especially Barry, Shean, and Evers
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-02-2021, 03:42 PM
rdwyer's Avatar
rdwyer rdwyer is offline
Rich.ard Dwy.er
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,198
Default

Thanks for the help. No more forgetting what I paid.
__________________
Successful B/S/T with - Powell, Mrios, mrvster, richieb315, jlehma13, Ed_Hutchinson, Bigshot69, Baseballcrazy62, SMPEP, Jeff Garrison, Jeff Dunn, Bigfish & others
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-02-2021, 09:23 PM
molenick's Avatar
molenick molenick is offline
Michael
member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 120
Default

Dumbwaiter is a ten-letter word with no repeating letters that I once read antique dealers sometimes use for objects on display (so they, but not the customer, would know what they paid or wanted to charge based on the sticker). A quick search will find many such words.
__________________
My avatar is a drawing of a 1958 Topps Hank Aaron by my daughter. If you are interested in one in a similar style based on the card of your choice, details can be found by searching threads with the title phrase Custom Baseball Card Artwork or by PMing me.

Last edited by molenick; 05-02-2021 at 09:28 PM. Reason: I originally said cauliflower but I neglected to count the letters and it also has a repeating l.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-03-2021, 07:45 AM
buymycards's Avatar
buymycards buymycards is offline
Rick McQuillan
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,108
Default Code

A coin collector friend of mine just reversed the numbers. If he paid 12.99, he wrote 9921 on the tag.
__________________
Rick McQuillan


T213-2 138 down 47 to go.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-03-2021, 08:13 AM
packs packs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,579
Default

Pick denominations and use colored stickers. You don't need to know if you spent $113 or $125. Just mark it as being between $100 and $150. Or if you're working with larger cards than just use colored stickers for each $100 up to $1,000.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-03-2021, 08:27 AM
timzcardz timzcardz is offline
T!M R10rd@n
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 781
Default

Keep it simple.

Add or subtract 5 to each digit of the amount you paid.

If you paid $180, that becomes 635, $27 becomes72, $39 becomes 84, etc.

Simple and easy to remember.
__________________
Collector of all things Ripken, Yankees, 1958, and whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.

Successful transactions with:
300dw123, autograf, bn2cardz, buymycards, CobbvLajoie1910, Daves_resale_shop, frankbmd, GoCubsGo32, GoldenAge50s, GrayGhost, Head928, Jayworld, jdl860, jgmp123, kamikidEFFL, larrie804, Leerob538, lharri3600, Lordstan, megalimey, Orioles1954, quinnsryche, Rob D., SAllen2556, scmavl, slantycouch, slipk1068, thetruthisouthere, Wolfgang427, yanks12025, ZackS
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-03-2021, 08:46 AM
Leon's Avatar
Leon Leon is offline
Leon
peasant/forum owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: near Dallas
Posts: 30,087
Default

Mark everything up exactly 300% and you will know what you paid.

.
__________________
Leon Luckey
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-03-2021, 09:14 AM
Aquarian Sports Cards Aquarian Sports Cards is offline
Scott Russell
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,707
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leon View Post
Mark everything up exactly 300% and you will know what you paid.

.
Also known as the Dean's Cards Code
__________________
Check out https://www.thecollectorconnection.com Always looking for consignments 717.327.8915 We sell your less expensive pre-war cards individually instead of in bulk lots to make YOU the most money possible!

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCAuctionHouse

and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecollectorconnectionauctions
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-03-2021, 01:20 PM
autograf's Avatar
autograf autograf is offline
Tom Boblitt
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,950
Default

There was a big antique store here in Louisville that used to charge $1 to enter the place. It was like a museum. They would hand you a little slip of paper when you entered that had the words "BRUSH CLEAN" on it with the numbers 1-9 and 0 under the letters. All their tags on everything would be something like BRH D-10. So that would be $125 minus $10 or $115. It was like doing algebra every time I went down there. Got a lot of old split finger baseball gloves and some other miscellaneous BB memorabilia there over the years. Like someone said above, pick a phrase that works with 10 letters and just memorize it.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:09 AM.


ebay GSB