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Old 05-17-2013, 02:03 PM
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Hi everyone,

The price of a T206 John Titus seems to be getting crazy. Common back PSA 1's have sold for over $100 recently! Why the run up on price for this card? Its not uncommon 3 sold on ebay last night alone. Just wondering if this has happened in the T206 set before? If so does the bubble typically bust on these cards? Thank you everyone!

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:06 PM
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Actually I was wondering the same thing can't just be the mustache....lolll!!!!

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If you mustache, methinks it's the facial foliage.
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For a while one boardmember was going after every example, last I heard (6 months ago) he was up to 120.
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I prefer the rare Kawika variation.
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For a while one boardmember was going after every example, last I heard (6 months ago) he was up to 120.
That would be tough to do with a common t206 card, make it tough to find and drive prices up, even if it was semi-tough to begin with. He should have tried with a set that was more rare to begin with, like collecting all Old Judge cards of a player, not that I condone that stuff.
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Perhaps the Hunt brothers are involved?

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:38 PM
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It's gotta be the mustache, and the fact that's MILDLY tough. It's also arguably the best T206 portrait in the set. This card is definitely not as common as a lot of other T206s. When I was searching for my example last year there was almost never more than 2 or 3 for sale on Ebay at any particular time. Prices have definitely been surging for the past year now which is probably tied into the whole surge in T206 prices as a whole.

I still check the current prices every now and then on ebay for the Titus card. Even if you search the BST section here, they even somewhat rarely show up here for sale. Of course as I type this there's one for sale right now, but it is few and far between.

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This card is unique within the set due to the stache and has had interest as far back as I can remember. Between being held in collections and hoarding, it's less common and probably comparable to Tenney and Ganley but typically in better shape. $100 is not that inflated unless a slew of them become available from a hoarding scenario.
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Buying up a common T206.

This (MAY) work only if you keep it to yourself and are completely smart about it. Once word gets out that you are doing it to a particular card, everyone will start asking 5 - 10x the value for that card knowing that you are trying to buy all of them up.

Has anybody suspected a certain T206 common besides the Titus example that this was being done to?
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Hi everyone,

The price of a T206 John Titus seems to be getting crazy. Common back PSA 1's have sold for over $100 recently! Why the run up on price for this card? Its not uncommon 3 sold on ebay last night alone. Just wondering if this has happened in the T206 set before? If so does the bubble typically bust on these cards? Thank you everyone!
wasn't it mentioned in a thread a while back as being a "hard" to find common. I think the Tenney card was also in the same thread along with some others
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The SABR profile of Titus makes him sound as fascinating as the mustache makes him look. LOL. Titus was seldom seen without his trademark toothpick, and its mere presence in his mouth served to infuriate other players. Opposing pitchers soon noticed a "tell" when Titus was about to swing at a pitch by how he would move the toothpick around in his mouth. Despite being at a disadvantage while batting due to the "tell," Titus steadfastly refused to ditch the toothpick.

If the T-206 card would have included a toothpick in Titus' mouth, the coolness factor would have been impossible to measure.

Titus was also derisively known as "Tight Ass" for his spending habits and his policy of saving every paycheck from the entire season, then cashing them all at once. Titus also married his 17-year-old neighbor when he was 39 years old.

Check out the SABR profile of Titus; it's an interesting read.

http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/edd1ff06

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Titus is one of my favorites. He really was a fine player as well as being quite eccentric. I read somewhere that he went to sign a new contract one day. Rather than spend a nickle on a trolley ride, he walked about 4 miles to the team office and then walked back.
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His T206 is probably increasing in price because I sold my nice PSA 5 several weeks ago. You can blame me......my timing is impeccable, as usual.
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that is a killer picture of Titus ... very cool!

one of my absolute favorite cards in the set ... it just has "a look" about it

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His T206 is probably increasing in price because I sold my nice PSA 5 several weeks ago. You can blame me......my timing is impeccable, as usual.
I won't go into detail, but I'm personally responsible for the stock market doing so well lately
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The SABR profile of Titus makes him sound as fascinating as the mustache makes him look. LOL. Titus was seldom seen without his trademark toothpick, and its mere presence in his mouth served to infuriate other players. Opposing pitchers soon noticed a "tell" when Titus was about to swing at a pitch by how he would move the toothpick around in his mouth. Despite being at a disadvantage while batting due to the "tell," Titus steadfastly refused to ditch the toothpick.

If the T-206 card would have included a toothpick in Titus' mouth, the coolness factor would have been impossible to measure.

Titus was also derisively known as "Tight Ass" for his spending habits and his policy of saving every paycheck from the entire season, then cashing them all at once. Titus also married his 17-year-old neighbor when he was 39 years old.

Check out the SABR profile of Titus; it's an interesting read.

http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/edd1ff06
I was trying to find a site with profiles of more obscurce players. That SABR site is perfect! Thanks.
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I was trying to find a site with profiles of more obscurce players. That SABR site is perfect! Thanks.
Glad to help. SABR is definitely an awesome source for learning about obscure players. I have used the site often to read up on some of the obscure players with notable cards from various pre-war sets.

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Didn't something similar happen with Shag Shaughnessy? There have been other cards as well, that have had temporary bubbles that eventually faded - Rhoades (arm extended) was really high for a while.
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