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Old 02-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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How come I don't see card goes down with housing market in recent years? lol
Because cards are the hottest commodity on the planet more than gold,Diamonds,Houses and Oil!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 02-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Because cards are the hottest commodity on the planet more than gold,Diamonds,Houses and Oil!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 02-09-2013, 03:42 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I remember Vince Carter and Fleer was pretty popular at the time
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:11 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I definitely remember the buzz and reading Beckett basketball magazines about how the employers would go around to players and shock them w/ how high the SRP was at signings.
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I wasn't actively collecting from 1998 - 2006/7ish, but def heard about the $500/pack product and was shocked (I was used to the 1993 Topps Finest Baseball @ $26/pack being the king of the hill). I also envisioned the boxes looking like Topps Finest with the 24 or 36 pack boxes, so it wasn't very realistic and seemed a bit ludicrous to me haha. Of course, I soon was informed they were 1 pack "boxes" and the cases still costed around the same as a case of most any other product, so it made more sense.

Now (licensed) Exquisite BKB is all I collect haha
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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People tend to forget that 2003 was the perfect storm to release such high end products. Every single brand product was selling out because of the Lebron hype. Made sense to release such a high end set during that year. If they had done it in the year prior, I honestly dont know how it would have panned out. All products were driven by the strong draft.
yes, i think i agree with that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I will say this, there were a lot more people saying that Upper Deck was absolutely crazy for the $500/pack price. There were a lot more people saying that this was going to be a huge failure than success. I remember like it was yesterday when it was announced on the Beckett boards. There were a lot of hesistant people buying this stuff on release, and the prices were ridiculous for stuff compared to what they are now. But they nailed it, I just think it took people awhile to catch on and be comfortable with that price tag. Now, it's like second nature.
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everyone thought it was a huge waste of money and the cards were selling like crap. I thought it was a crazy price but liked the look and how limited everything was. Bought a bunch but decided to buy a lot of 03-04 ultimate instead of exquisite. Too bad. I remember turning down picking up a 3 color Lebron Exquisite Rc for $1200 and the Gold for $1100 (give or take a couple hundred)
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everyone thought it was a huge waste of money and the cards were selling like crap. I thought it was a crazy price but liked the look and how limited everything was. Bought a bunch but decided to buy a lot of 03-04 ultimate instead of exquisite. Too bad. I remember turning down picking up a 3 color Lebron Exquisite Rc for $1200 and the Gold for $1100 (give or take a couple hundred)
It was a major, major risk for Upper Deck.

That set pulled me back into the hobby after about 15 years away. I read about it in the WSJ or some other paper and it piqued my interest. I looked it up on eBay and saw the interest in guys like Carmelo, Lebron and Darko and I bought up the puny cards. Paying $30 for a Patrick Ewing auto was insanity to me. When I left the hobby packs were under $1. The most 'insane' product I knew was 1990 Leaf baseball. I think it cost $2 per pack and that was just unheard of.

It took a few weeks to really catch. Cases went unsold at $1200.
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