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Old 02-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default One red paperclip

Has anyone ever heard of this?

One red paperclip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I first heard about it around a year and a half ago its amazing
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah i know it, it's amazing how you can play right and get real far.

There is a person on tradingcarddb.com who starts with i think a bunch of base cards and makes his way to a 1952 Mickey Mantle
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah i know it, it's amazing how you can play right and get real far.

There is a person on tradingcarddb.com who starts with i think a bunch of base cards and makes his way to a 1952 Mickey Mantle
Actually thats the reason I posted it. I read that too and it sort of inspired me to do the same thing.

I believe it was a 1986 topps alan knicely

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Yeah i know it, it's amazing how you can play right and get real far.

There is a person on tradingcarddb.com who starts with i think a bunch of base cards and makes his way to a 1952 Mickey Mantle
do you have a link? i would love to read this!
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Actually thats the reason I posted it. I read that too and it sort of inspired me to do the same thing.

I believe it was a 1986 topps alan knicely
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do you have a link? i would love to read this!
The Trading Card Database - Hobby Articles - The Quest for a '52 Mantle
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Just out of curiosity if I did this do you think anyone here would help me out?
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I sold my Isaiah Stanback auto collection and bought a box of Leaf Ali Metal and a Muhammad Ali Cut Autograph

Thats my red paper clip story.
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Just out of curiosity if I did this do you think anyone here would help me out?
You'd need a lot of "friends" or respect. Or just trying to offer trades that help someones PC. I've went from a 5SV to 100SV card. It gets easy once you get to higher end. People then will be willing to give up a little for PC.
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You'd need a lot of "friends" or respect. Or just trying to offer trades that help someones PC. I've went from a 5SV to 100SV card. It gets easy once you get to higher end. People then will be willing to give up a little for PC.
I started a thread. Hopefully it works
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That is a great story. I had heard of the red paperclip and seeing it done in the sportscard world is amazing. Thanks for posting.
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LOL so wait... he had to travel to all those cities in different states and even Canada and at the end of it, he got a house worth a few thousand dollars in Alberta? Probably spent that much on air tickets...
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LOL so wait... he had to travel to all those cities in different states and even Canada and at the end of it, he got a house worth a few thousand dollars in Alberta? Probably spent that much on air tickets...
My thoughts exactly. Don't think it's that amazing of a story if he had to travel to all of those places it mentions in the timeline lol.
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