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Old 09-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation The QUEST to obtain a Bill Russell Exquisite Auto with $50 by June

My search for Tom Brady on BCF went astray and I ended up on a thread about how a member was trying to obtain a 1989 Griffey PSA 10 from a blaster box. From that I went on to read about how somebody turned a paperclip into a house and how someone else on another forum was trying to transform $500 into a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. I decided to go on my own adventure.

I have $50 to begin with. I will update this thread when deals are completed and will use the b/s/t section to get deals done (so if you are interested in a card check there.) I am a senior in HS and will be graduating in late May 2013, so I will try to complete this task by then since it would be a nice graduation present.

I have many cards I would love to have in my PC, but many of them are very rare.

Bill Russell Exquisite
George Mikan RC
Wilt Chamberlain 1999 UD Century Legends Auto
Bird/Magic Chronology Auto
1953 Topps Mickey Mantle
Pete Maravich Cut Auto
Bird/Magic 04-05 SP Game Used Dual Auto GU

Since I am only 17, I will try to make this task not to difficult such as aiming for a 10k card, and since I am a senior I do not have much time on my hands. I could go for any of the cards above, so that is what I will do, but my main goal is a nice Bill Russell Exquisite Patch Auto. I am starting with $50. I am aiming for $500 and afterwards will be on the look out for any of the cards mentioned above and if I find one of them that I particular like in my price range I will do my best to obtain it.

I will buy/trade/sell anything I can (cards, packs, boxes, memorabilia) of any sport to reach my goal. I hope this thread will become an interesting read and an inspiration for other members to begin their own quests.

Wish me luck!
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Since I am only 17, I will try to make this task not to difficult such as aiming for a 10k card, and since I am a senior I do not have much time on my hands. !
Well good luck. The guy on the CU board is putting quite a bit of time into the Mantle.

Your goal is smaller so I wish you luck
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Transaction 1:

Since I am a fanatic for Bill Russell cards, I am on the constant look out for any deals/steals or ones with a nice design.

I came across this one:

Rarely Seen HOF Upper Deck World of Sports Bill Russell Auto Certified SP | eBay



I won it $35 Shipped. A steal IMO considering the last one went for $52+shipping.

So as it stands I have $15 and the Bill Russell World of Sports Autograph!
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Transaction 1:

Since I am a fanatic for Bill Russell cards, I am on the constant look out for any deals/steals or ones with a nice design.

I came across this one:

Rarely Seen HOF Upper Deck World of Sports Bill Russell Auto Certified SP | eBay



I won it $35 Shipped. A steal IMO considering the last one went for $52+shipping.

So as it stands I have $15 and the Bill Russell World of Sports Autograph!
Good Start.

If you want to trade "up"

I have a Retro Clyde Drexler Red PMG and a Terry Porter Autographics I will trade for this.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Transaction 1:

Since I am a fanatic for Bill Russell cards, I am on the constant look out for any deals/steals or ones with a nice design.

I came across this one:

Rarely Seen HOF Upper Deck World of Sports Bill Russell Auto Certified SP | eBay



I won it $35 Shipped. A steal IMO considering the last one went for $52+shipping.

So as it stands I have $15 and the Bill Russell World of Sports Autograph!
That is a steal, great pickup and good luck on the quest.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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According to these two guys, with that Bill Russell you already won, you could trade up for a 52 Topps Mickey Mantle in PSA 10!!!

Congrats on the Russell and good luck!

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should've got the russel for 3.99$
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice idea and an enthusiastic start. You'll need plenty of that (enthusiasm) as well as patience and commitment. But it's definitely possible.
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Good luck! Sounds like a good idea. I may try my hand at it.
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Transaction 2:

After searching BCF and eBay for a couple hours last night I came upon a nice little lot. This is turning out to be much harder then I thought it would be.

I bought some PC items on the side, but I paid $15 for these:

2x




Thanks to tsettle34!

As it stands I have zero $$ and...

Bill Russell World Of Sports Auto
RG3 Prestige RC
2x Andrew Luck Prestige RC
Brett Lawrie Topps Finest AUTO GU/299
Ryan Tannehill R&S 3 Color Patch /249
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Offer for the Russell.
Not includinf the coach auto..

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Old 09-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Best of luck and be patient!
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'd like to donate $5.00 to the quest for a fellow New Englander! It's not much but PM me your PayPal address!
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Transaction 3:

Lawrie sold to tsnider45 for $17.44 PayPal goods. After shipping and fees we will call it $15.


Transaction 4:

Donation of $5.00 from BostonNut. I appreciate it very much!


As it stands I have

$20.00 in Paypal

and

Bill Russell World Of Sports Auto
RG3 Prestige RC
2x Andrew Luck Prestige RC
Ryan Tannehill R&S 3 Color Patch /249
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This is a really cool thread. I love watching Barter Kings lol. Good luck on your quest!
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I'd like to donate $5.00 to the quest for a fellow New Englander! It's not much but PM me your PayPal address!
So tight, awesome cat here!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Honestly it's cool of the guy to donate $5.00, but it kind of takes away from the chase. I mean if everyone here donated a few dollars you could just buy the card straight up, no trading involved.

It'd be cool if you could do it with JUST your initial investment.
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Transaction 5:

ARLopeman1 on youtube was in need of some quick cash and bought these off him for $20. (just pulled the pictures from ebay, will upload the actual ones when I get the cards in)






As it stands I have

$0.00 in Paypal

and

Bill Russell World Of Sports Auto
RG3 Prestige RC
2x Andrew Luck Prestige RC
Ryan Tannehill R&S 3 Color Patch /249
Harper Purple Refractor Paper
Randall Cobb Contenders Auto
Sanu R&S Auto GU
Cecchini Refractor Bowman Chrome Auto
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Transaction 6:

The card that started it all is traded to jlzinck for the following three cards...



Transaction 7:

Traded the Tannehill to curtbergan for the Tom Brady RC and Weeden Auto GU pictured below:



So as it stands I still have $0.00 Paypal and

RG3 Prestige RC
2x Andrew Luck Prestige RC
Harper Purple Refractor Paper
Randall Cobb Contenders Auto
Sanu R&S Auto GU
Cecchini Refractor Bowman Chrome Auto
Clyde Drexler Red PMG Retro
Bo Ryan Autographics
Terry Porter Autographics
Tom Brady Fleer Tradtion RC
Weeden Auto GU R&S

Going to take a break now. Have to get ready for school this week and wait for some of the cards to come in.

Hope you are all enjoying the adventure thus far!!
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You aren't messing around. At this rate you will have it in no time.
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How do you trade in transaction #6 and #7 when you have $0 paypal? Free shipping?
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How do you trade in transaction #6 and #7 when you have $0 paypal? Free shipping?
shipping isnt counted in trades, only in sales
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shipping isnt counted in trades, only in sales
So, when you trade card for card, you don't count shipping cost. But when you trade card for cash, you count shipping cost. I don't get it.

Even for PWE, it is $0.50. You can't ship without paying to post office.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #24 (permalink)
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dude, this is awesome! good luck!

I want to try this, but I need to find a card so I can set my goal.
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I am back for the long weekend. I will include shipping and at the end will subtract it for the trades. For any sales shipping will be automatically subtracted.

I have gotten these cards in the mail this week. jlzinck wanted to end the deal, but he still sent me some nice cards. I will keep the Pierce for my PC.



Stay tuned!
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