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Old 01-23-2011, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sportkings Bargain Bin find at a show...Nicklaus Mini!

A guy had a few SK Series D in a 50 cent bargain bin...picked up a few base (Hamilton, Merckx for my Dad, and Mayweather, Jr.). And...this:


It books for $50 and one recently sold on BIN for $17!

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Old 01-23-2011, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a great find! Might be gem mint too!

I believe there were less than 100 of those made.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Shows what most collectors and dealers think of this garbage.
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I'm not always a big fan of SK and ITG designs, but the base and minis look great.

As a jockey collector though, I'm biased.
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Shows what most collectors and dealers think of this garbage.
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It books for $50 and one recently sold on BIN for $17!
...shows that you still don't know what you're talking about cd7.

A more accurate statement would be:

Shows that some sellers/dealers have no clue as to the value of these SK mini cards.
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Maybe he felt bad making someone pay $17 for it. I probably would.
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Maybe he felt bad making someone pay $17 for it. I probably would.
Or maybe like you, he just doesn't understand the true value of these cards.
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Trust me I understand. Are you ready to admit the Ringside release was a fail?
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Guys, take your pissing match to PMs and out of my thread.

This was meant to be about finding a ridiculously good bargain at a show and not another referendum on Sportkings.
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Trust me I understand. Are you ready to admit the Ringside release was a fail?
I don't think you do.

Are you ready to admit that there are a lot of people out there that actually love Ringside Boxing?
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Guys, take your pissing match to PMs and out of my thread.

This was meant to be about finding a ridiculously good bargain at a show and not another referendum on Sportkings.
Once you posted this thread, it became public, not private.

I understand your frustration. My comments are positive towards your card and the company that produced it.
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Great find. I enjoy finding steals out of the bargain bins from time-to-time.
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I dont think any of our pissing matches are worth taking to PMs. We both made comments on your card, the pricing etc. Its all been on topic. Public Forum, public thread, card you posted, company that made it, price you bought it at.
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This card just last night sold for 22% above "high-book" according to Beckett, and I didn't even bid on it:

2007 SportKings Evel Knievel Daredevil #18 Still Sealed - eBay (item 170591751374 end time Jan-23-11 22:32:39 PST)

High-book is $50, and it sold for $61! Three different bidders bid over high BV for it!!! Not bad for a "base card" of a guy that has done nothing recently to command such an increase in value. I mean, he's no Blake Griffin.

Investing in SK base and mini cards is a wise choice if you ask me. These cards are only going to keep going up. They're too limited not to, and they contain only the world's best sports figures. It's definitely a set you will wish you owned in the future.

This Nicklaus mini the OP picked up for cheap could be an investment that nets hundreds if not thousands of a percent today, let alone in the future.
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To the OP, very nice pick up!
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That is a really great find and a great looking card to boot! I always love to find a card with a book value 100 times what I paid for it.

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A guy had a few SK Series D in a 50 cent bargain bin...picked up a few base (Hamilton, Merckx for my Dad, and Mayweather, Jr.). And...this:


It books for $50 and one recently sold on BIN for $17!

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...shows that you still don't know what you're talking about cd7.

A more accurate statement would be:

Shows that some sellers/dealers have no clue as to the value of these SK mini cards.
You Eliteist #!*&BUCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take it to PM's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Amazing find. Probably time to bust 10 cases of this stuff.
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This is why I loves me some bargain bin cards. Congrats on the nice pick ups, man!
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one man's trash is another man's treasure

and wheeler has alot invested in his sportkings collection so of course he's going to pimp the product
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and wheeler has alot invested in his sportkings collection so of course he's going to pimp the product
I don't invest in Sportkings, but other people should.
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I don't invest in Sportkings, but other people should.
If you are buying the product, then you are investing in the product. Not that difficult to understand.
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This card just last night sold for 22% above "high-book" according to Beckett, and I didn't even bid on it:

2007 SportKings Evel Knievel Daredevil #18 Still Sealed - eBay (item 170591751374 end time Jan-23-11 22:32:39 PST)

High-book is $50, and it sold for $61! Three different bidders bid over high BV for it!!! Not bad for a "base card" of a guy that has done nothing recently to command such an increase in value. I mean, he's no Blake Griffin.

Investing in SK base and mini cards is a wise choice if you ask me. These cards are only going to keep going up. They're too limited not to, and they contain only the world's best sports figures. It's definitely a set you will wish you owned in the future.
so since you enjoy pointing out sk cards that sell over book price (which rarely happens), how about pointing out the sk cards that are listed at 0.99 and don't even get a single bid:

Wilt Chamberlain - No Bids
Tony Gywnn - No Bids

there's just too many to list. and the empty boxes are supposedly selling for $15 each - looks like those are crashing down also:

6 box lot - $51

if these cards are "an investment that nets hundreds if not thousands of a percent today, let alone in the future," why aren't you buying them?

let me guess the sellers don't know how to sell sportkings. wrong. how about the buyers just don't want the #@#@#@#@
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I think you missed the point. The base cards typically do not sell that well after the first few weeks but the minis, which I believe the Nicklaus was, sell well for long periods of time. The minis (silver, gold) have different print runs and make the complete sets very difficult to obtain. I'm not a huge SportKings fan but I would venture to guess the minis remain popular and in the future complete sets will be rare and command a premium.

As far as box tops I don't think Wheeler ever said they were selling for $15 outside of the $15 he pays. Did he reference somewhere that tops were selling for $15 that he wasn't buying?
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If you are buying the product, then you are investing in the product. Not that difficult to understand.
Not true and apparently difficult for you to understand.

If I "buy" a Pete Rose in person autograph and ask him to personalize it for me with my name, am I "investing" in his autograph since I paid for it?
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