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Old 06-15-2007, 01:14 PM
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Posted By: peter chao

Let's stop bitching and moaning about prices. Let's go the reverse direction, what's still a good buy...it could be a set or a single card. As far as I'm concerned T-205 cards in raw near mint condition.

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Posted By: Josh Adams

It all depends on your definition of what constitutes a "good buy."

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Old 06-15-2007, 01:27 PM
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Posted By: MVSNYC

Peter- i would personally stay away from "T205's raw in near mint condition"...as there is a very good chance they might be trimmed...be careful.

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If I told you, I'd have to kill you.

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Posted By: Jimmy Piccuito

ending prices have been low, T202 cards the past year have increased - you may see the same type of increase with the T201s - small set easy to complete. There was a lot of interest in the past. I always liked them; my first one was a PSA 6 Nap Najoie.

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This was a real good buy

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Posted By: Jim Dale

I think we got a good buy on this one

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Posted By: joe brennan

14 card lot for $62.00 = $4.40 a card. I'd say that's a pretty good bargain.



In Rememberance of James W. Brennan Sr. 1924-1982. Dad, thanks for everything you did for me.

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Posted By: Dylan

If by your question your asking what sets are priced too low for their relative scarcity then I'd say a set like T213. But then you can use the arguement of supply and demand(there not in demand) and say there priced just right. All depends on how you look at things. I do think ramlys well continue to move up in price. Not only are they somewhat rare but they are very popular as well, the winning combo. I was saying that about obaks and Ecards several months back and they have done nothing but move up and up.

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Posted By: Chris Counts

While exhibit prices are creeping upwards, they're still the best bargain around. Also, 1939 and 1940 Play Balls are as cheap as many Bowmans and early Topps ...

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Old 06-15-2007, 05:49 PM
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Posted By: Gilbert Maines

Any card with a genuine population of 20 or less.

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Posted By: Alan

Like Josh mentioned earlier, it depends on your definition of a "good buy". For me, getting an authentic vintage card in any condition of a Jewish player in the $5 bargin bin makes me happy as can be. For others, maybe getting that PSA 9 card for only $35K in an major auction is a good buy.

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Posted By: Frank Evanov

High grade Mickey Mantle cards are traditionally "good buys."

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PSA 8 Wagner T-206

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Old 06-16-2007, 06:44 AM
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I also think Diamond Stars are exceptionally good buys.

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Posted By: Jimmy Piccuito

Diamond Stars are great; I buy and sell them all the time, very colorful and affordable

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Posted By: Mark L

I haven't been following the prices very closely but it seems to me that the issues from the 20's are still doable. The W573's, the W502's, maybe the W575's have not jumped lately.

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Posted By: Mark L

Also, in light of the other thread, I now rate psa 5 T206 as a Buy.

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Posted By: jay wolt

Not sure I understand the initial question on this thread.

I buy & sell cards all the times, so in essence any card I
flip at a profit is a good buy. Be it a '77 Niekro, T200
A's or '33 Manush. 3 of the cards that I did sell this week.
Many here on N54 flip cards when they upgrade, need $$$ or
change gears and few do it at a loss.

So if the question is what cards are affordable and have a
chance to improve?, I would say mid grade Pre WW II that presents
well w/ vibrant color & centering, be it Goudeys, T206's, Diamond Stars
and the like.

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Posted By: Peter Spaeth

1956 Topps FB commons in PSA 4 or raw in EX/MT are a fantastic buy in my opinion.

Also odd numbered Sport Kings with mild to moderate staining, but only if you purchase them in the western half of the United States.

Also any copy of pre-2000 Beckett magazines because Beckett might go out of business some day and therefore demand will go way up.

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Posted By: peter chao

I love it, Beckett's which is the price guide for the shiny new stuff will be worth more when they are out of business.

Peter

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Posted By: Marc S.

Hey Peter S., are you related to Peter C. at all...?

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Posted By: Peter Spaeth

Well, in more civil times lawyers in court used to refer to each other as "my brother" or "my sister."

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There's this SF law firm that insurance companies like to use. The firm is called Low, Ball, and Lynch...how appropriate. Plaintiff attorneys hate them...and joke about their firm name all the time.

Peter

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Posted By: davidcycleback

More modern odd ball sets with rookies or pre-rookies of stars are often good deals and, if not overproduced, will always retain some demand. Some real cheap but interesting sets include the 1980s-90s team Police sets which include many Pre-Rookie cards of folks like Pedro Martinez. The 1970s Kelloggs issues include scarce and attractive rookie cards of Eddie Murray and Dennis Eckersley. You don't see the Murray often.

Consider modern certified autograph inserts cards from the past years of Hall of Famers. You can find many good deals on no longer 'hot' issues, and the cards will always have value as they are autographed and certified. Whatever happens to insert cards in the future, a certified Brooks Robinson autograph will always be a certified Brooks Robinson autograph. Also, if autograph authenticity and authentication companies is a bigger issue in the future, these cards will do even better as the players were under contract with the card maker to sign the cards. Note that I premise this on that you are hunting for bargains on past issues, not overbidding on the latest insert. Also, I'm talking specifically about cards signed directly onto by the player-- not cut signature cards or 'band aid' sticker cards. I'm not saying one cannot buy a signed clipped off corner of check insert card. I'm just saying that when a small piece of a check is priced 20x higher than the whole check of the player, it would seem obvious to even the non-collector on the street that the whole check is the wiser purchase. It's only with the insert card collectors that tearing off a corner of check, and throwing the rest away, increases the value of the check x20. And unlike a game used jersey, from which you can get hundreds of cloth swatches to make hundreds of baseball swatch cards, there is usually only one player autograph per check. If Upper Deck leaves the single signature check whole or cuts it into 30 pieces, they can still produce only one autograph card from it. This illustrates that Upper Deck doesn't actually have to cut apart a check to make a card.

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Peter- is that law firm associated in any way with the accounting firm of Dewey, Cheathem, and Howe?

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Posted By: Pcelli60

I guess whatever you like and can afford..Are you looking at pre-war cards as investment choices? Or are you dumb like me and love that era so much that in some way you feel that you can own a little piece of it?

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Posted By: Rob Dewolf

Today I got what I consider a good buy on Kroger frozen salmon filets: buy one bag ($9.99), get one free.

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Posted By: peter chao

Barry,

Your the Seinfeld fanatic, I don't recall any episodes involving the legal profession, do you remember any.

Peter

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Ever hear of Jackie Chiles?

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Posted By: peter chao

Yeah I remember that episode. I remember he wanted Kramer to file a lawsuit...I can't remember the type of lawsuit.

Peter

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Posted By: Jeff Lichtman

Oh there were many Jackie Chiles' (a sendup of Johnnie Cochran) lawsuits (most famous was when Kramer was burned from hot coffee; instead of settling for millions he agreed to be the Marlboro Man in a billboard in Times Square, causing Jackie to utter his infamous line, "Another of my many humiliations!"). Chiles was played by Greg Morris's son (he of Mission Impossible TV fame).

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Posted By: Rob Dewolf

I think there are seven episodes that feature or mention Mr. Chiles. And of course he played a prominent role in the not-so-grand finale.

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I thought he settled for all the coffee he could drink?

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I stand corrected. The lawsuit for damages due to Kramer's face looking like a catcher's glove due to being in a room filled with smokers was settled with the Marlboro Man billboard placement.

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Why couldn't NBC come up with a better finale ?

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I understand that Larry David himself authored the last episode.

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Posted By: barrysloate

David did come back to write the last episode. I thought it was pretty funny, although it was not well received.

Peter, I can't answer "your" question until you spell "you're" correctly. Thank you.

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Barry,

Where are you today...don't tell me...you're correcting a students grammar. This time I used "you're" correctly, so keep up the lessons.

Peter

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Posted By: peter chao

Where's Barry when you need him...if we continue posting on this board. Our grammar will improve by leaps and bounds.

Peter

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Posted By: Brian

Yes, our grammar. Will improve. By leaps and bounds. If Barry continues. To post. On this board.

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Brian,

That's cute, I enjoy being a member of Net54, I learn something new every day. By now you may have guessed, my grammar wasn't very good in high school, so I'm not joking about learning a lot from Barry.

Peter

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I'm here, but I have an auction that closes tomorrow. Grammar and spelling will just have to take a back seat for now.

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<<my grammar wasn't very good in high school>>

Seriously?

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Seriously...now if you are wondering how I became an attorney...all I have to say is it's a good thing that most of the important tests I needed to past were multiple choice.

Peter

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Posted By: davidcycleback

You can buy a lot of quality original old baseball news service photos at good prices. This includes of early 1900s stars like Home Run Baker, Grover Alexander and Tris Speaker.

Good looking original 1940s-70s sports advertising signs can often be purchased at good prices. These are generally limited in population and will always have demand due to their display value. I once had a 1980s cardboard ad sign for "Pete!" brand chocolate milk, the Pete being Pete Rose. I was surprised to find out how many Pete Rose collectors wanted that sign and it sold for well over $100.

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