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Old 02-23-2013, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A Decent Sat. Night Hit w/Story + Pics

I've been a big fan of Topps Sterling since 2008. When the product appeared in hobby shops, I was just out of college and could barely afford my rent, let alone a high end box of cards.

Fast forward 5 years. I saw this box on Ebay(knowing it was Duke Snider + missing the mystery pack) and bought it for 60 bucks to fulfill the old dream of cracking a Sterling box. The odds of hitting an auto are 50/50. Not horrible, but I realized this easily could have been a $15 relic with 3 base cards, and kept my expectations tapered accordingly. Obviously this isn't the most amazing card to ever hit the BO forum, but I couldn't help myself to a little fat man victory dance:
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sick pull!! Gotta love vintage patches!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome Snider.

I have always felt he was undervalued in the market. IMO it's a shame that you can buy some autos of him for $15.

I think that one is probably $150-200?
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow congrats from one Bmore man to another lol. Sick pull!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is worthy of an Irish jig my friend. Love that card and a great story too! Well done!

Enjoy!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dance fat man, dance. I really liked the player box concept that Sterling did, not sure I miss most of the product though. Your Snider jumbo patch auto is a great pull, congratulations.
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Sick pull!! Gotta love vintage patches!!

-I do too.

Awesome Snider. I have always felt he was undervalued in the market. IMO it's a shame that you can buy some autos of him for $15. I think that one is probably $150-200?

-I've always been a fan, but his stuff doesn't command a lot of respect in the hobby. He was never an MVP, and played in NYC at the same time as OFs Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. Pretty effing stiff competition. And he had some crazy talent on his own team too. I think your estimate is about right.

Wow congrats from one Bmore man to another lol. Sick pull!

-Thank you my man!

That is worthy of an Irish jig my friend. Love that card and a great story too! Well done!
Enjoy!

-Most appreciated!
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Sweet pull and very nice looking patch!
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Looks like Dominic the Christmas Donkey came a little early (or late) this year!
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very nice pull man
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very nice pull man
Thanks for all the propers guys.
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Congrats on the Nice pull !!
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That's an awesome patch. Your risk definitely paid off!
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That's an awesome patch. Your risk definitely paid off!
It took me two months...
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You sir deserve applauds from this fat man...SICK CARD! Well done my man!

I love vintage patches, you turned $60 into $150+. It's always fun when you buy a high end product and actually get something good in it.
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Wow for $60, I'd def have taken a chance too!! And what a pull on that jumbo patch

Congrats on the awesome hit!!

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You sir deserve applauds from this fat man...SICK CARD! Well done my man!

I love vintage patches, you turned $60 into $150+. It's always fun when you buy a high end product and actually get something good in it.
After years of turning $59.50 into $4.50
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