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Old 01-19-2013, 12:51 PM   #226 (permalink)
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It's definitely tough to have to part with your collection but, like you stated, just move the things that aren't part of your core collection. I've done it 3 times over with my NFL collection. Now, I've reached a point where I'm so very specific, it's very easy to decide the yes or no part of adding to the collection. It has to be: Hall of Famer, On Card Autograph from well known set(s). That's it. I have zero interest in anything else.

As for my sketchcard collecting, well, I've got those posted and that's all my collection is at this point. About 20 something sketches and about 5 or 6 AP's. I think I am pretty refined in my collecting of sketches at this point, learning my lesson from the transitions I went through with my sports card collecting. Has to be: Marvel/DC White Queen/Phoenix/Poison Ivy/Huntress. That's it. That's all I care to have. I totally appreciate the AWESOME work these artists do, but that's all I chase for whatever reason. I've got one hell of an AP from Sara that is complete, but awaiting approval. It's based on a favorite image of mine by another artist and she was gracious enough to accept my request using Dark Phoenix in place of the other artist's character.

Anyhow, you'll find you will be much more pleased with purchases when you've only got things you know you'll PC for a nice long time coming in, versus just whatever looked good at that moment of the day.

Good luck with your new collecting focus!
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:25 PM   #227 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments, guys. Glad to know I'm not the only one

Small mailday today--2 Bronze Age cards

Got a second-chance offer on this one that I missed out on during the initial Bronze Age listings and was super stoked about getting it.

Mark Marvida


Picked this one up from ManInTheMirror:

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Old 01-22-2013, 09:04 PM   #228 (permalink)
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Some cool mail today

Got these awesome 3 Cherry AEs from George Webber. Was supposed to be 2 AEs, but he did 2 versions of my Cherry as Marilyn Monroe request and I had to have them both



George also added this cool doodle to the box



And here's my Batman haul today

Sara Richard


Marcello Ferreira


Lee Ferguson
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #229 (permalink)
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So you are the one that got that Lee Catwoman (seem to say that a lot in this thread =)
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #230 (permalink)
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So you are the one that got that Lee Catwoman (seem to say that a lot in this thread =)
Sorry

I really dug the vibe of that one--I'm glad I was able to get it
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Man! I wish there was a line at the post office when he mailed mine AMAZING AEs from Webber!
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Man! I wish there was a line at the post office when he mailed mine AMAZING AEs from Webber!
Thanks again for recommending him to me--I love the cards and the box doodle was an awesome surprise
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #233 (permalink)
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[/IMG]Just got my Kevin-John commissioned Britney Spears Sketch Card. It is an awesome card. I highly reccommend him as an artist. Please add a positive review for him from me. I will try to scan and post a pic later. C:\Users\Alejandro\Documents.

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:51 PM   #234 (permalink)
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Just got my Kevin-John commissioned Britney Spears Sketch Card. It is an awesome card. I highly reccommend him as an artist. Please add a positive review for him from me. I will try to scan and post a pic later.
If you don't mind, please post this here: Official Sketch Commission Feedback Thread (AP/AE/PSCs)

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #235 (permalink)
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Thanks again for recommending him to me--I love the cards and the box doodle was an awesome surprise
Glad you had a great experience. Funny enough, I've gotten a couple commissions from artists known to do quick box/envelop doodles... but I've never gotten a doodle When it happens... its going to be EPIC!
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #236 (permalink)
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don't feel too bad. mcgee has taken a few sketches i wanted to get my hands on, but he's a great guy. not to mention he's always posting on here links to awesome sketches that are up for cheap. i've got a few real nice ones thanks to him.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #237 (permalink)
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Nah... I hate that guy. He is constantly twirling his mustache menacingly and exclaiming "I've bested Spider-Fan once again!!!"
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #238 (permalink)
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They call me CARD SNATCHER - bwhahahahahahaha!

Here's the haul from the last few days:

Rain Lagunsad


Sara Richard


Nestor Celario


Anthony Hochrein (PSC)


Marvel Premier AP - Ghost Rider by our own jadams

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:13 PM   #239 (permalink)
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EDIT: Well, this was a short break but I got some needed perspective overnight

However, I $#%$# hate Photobucket now and I'm going to just use the SketchCollectors site going forward for the image hosting.

So, I will keep my maildays up to date, but my old links are going to break because I deleted my Photobucket account.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #240 (permalink)
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In case you want to see any of the old stuff, you can get to them here: http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery.php?user_id=727


Here's the new stuff for today

Wu Wei


And now for my Batman steals--I got all 4 of the cards below (including 3 rare artists) for a total of just under $100 from the same seller.

Neil Camera (not one of the rare artists, but I like his style)


Lawrence Snelly


Matt Hansen


And finally, the most expensive of the bunch (accounted for a little over half of the total) but totally worth it:

Charles Holbert
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Like the Holbert. Nice stuff!

As for the Photobucket stuff... yeah, it's a mess. I've tried to click that link to go back to the "old" version and the screen just fades out and won't let me do anything. Tried using the organizer - forget it. Some stupid arrows show up that, if they worked properly, would probably let me put stuff in different albums like you're supposed to. I just do it one at a time. So annoying...
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>.< great ivy sketch

i actually saw this up for like $55 and before i could click buyout, it was gone. thought you may have grabbed that one too.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:03 PM   #243 (permalink)
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Thanks guys!

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i actually saw this up for like $55 and before i could click buyout, it was gone. thought you may have grabbed that one too.
Nice grab, whoever got that
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:27 PM   #244 (permalink)
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Nice batman pick ups. That guy had some nice prices! Snagged the Peguin he had. Wish I would have grabbed that Ivy. I need to buy now, think later more!

Did you steal this one from me by chance? If so I WANT IT

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Nice batman pick ups. That guy had some nice prices! Snagged the Peguin he had. Wish I would have grabbed that Ivy. I need to buy now, think later more!

Did you steal this one from me by chance? If so I WANT IT

Cryptozoic Batman The Legend Sketch Chris Foreman B | eBay
LOL--yes, I did get that one but it's not going anywhere

That may be my favorite Batman card yet.
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LOL--yes, I did get that one but it's not going anywhere

That may be my favorite Batman card yet.
Son of a gun! We sent the exact offer like seconds apart!!!

One of my favorites I have seen from this set. Easy top 3.
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what's that i see... is that monkey twirling his mustache menacingly
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Son of a gun! We sent the exact offer like seconds apart!!!
Sorry, my friend. The sad thing is it may have come down to combined shipping--I had bought another card from him earlier that day.

If I ever decide to move it, I will give you first shot at it
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Sorry, my friend. The sad thing is it may have come down to combined shipping--I had bought another card from him earlier that day.

If I ever decide to move it, I will give you first shot at it
I appreciate that!

So congrats on that pick up too! Is anyone else buying this d@mn things or just us?!?
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what's that i see... is that monkey twirling his mustache menacingly
The Card Snatcher strikes once more. I'm on a bit of a commission kick right now, though, so I think I'm going to cool it on packed-out cards for a little while (unless I find some more crazy deals).

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I appreciate that!

So congrats on that pick up too! Is anyone else buying this d@mn things or just us?!?
Yeah, that is a good question. I see a lot of break posts, but not a lot of mailday posts for this stuff.

It went from a little high on the singles to some good deals in a hurry. I still think Bronze Age may be the best bang for your buck singles-wise for the recent products, but there are some deals to be had out there.
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