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Old 05-15-2013, 08:43 AM   #26 (permalink)
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clearly it isn't just 4 or 5 guys buying all of this stuff up. Just because some people are not big fans of them doesn't mean wrestling fans don't want a legit auto card of them before they pass away.
If you read RBIs other posts he also thinks wrestling fans are broke rednecks who can't even afford $2-$40 cards, let alone $300. Lol, he obviously doesn't follow the market.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I am noticing a lot of people moving away from the 3 major sports cards and going for Wrestling and Non-Sports cards. If I told you how much I have spent on wrestling cards you would laugh. Although ryangeorgelaw would probably understand lol. And clearly there is a major market for wrestling cards look at what some of the NWA WOnderama cards sell for when they are graded 9-10 (PSA), so its not just the all star cards.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:33 AM   #28 (permalink)
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There's not much upside left in modern traditional sports cards, especially autographs and game jerseys. Those sports have been massively overproduced for at least 20 years with so many brands selling the exact same thing just under a slightly different name that it's diluted whatever market there could be if they'd left it alone. Exactly how many random year sticker autos of say Ken Griffey Jr. does one need to own (and Griffey is actually one of the few guys who does sell fairly well still), let alone the new young guys who have 500-1000 different rookies (with variations) in their first year alone. Wrestling may be a limited market, but at least so far the number of cards produced has gone right along with it.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #29 (permalink)
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There's not much upside left in modern traditional sports cards, especially autographs and game jerseys. Those sports have been massively overproduced for at least 20 years with so many brands selling the exact same thing just under a slightly different name that it's diluted whatever market there could be if they'd left it alone. Exactly how many random year sticker autos of say Ken Griffey Jr. does one need to own (and Griffey is actually one of the few guys who does sell fairly well still), let alone the new young guys who have 500-1000 different rookies (with variations) in their first year alone. Wrestling may be a limited market, but at least so far the number of cards produced has gone right along with it.
Just think about how long it took for wrestling collectors to get a set like Leaf Wrestling. I would not consider the 98/99 topps wcw auto set in the same category as the leaf set, just because it is difficult to pack pull those cards. Think about someone like Dan Marino, ten years ago to pack pull one of his autos really meant something, now he has dozens of new autos every year and they are significantly dropping in price. Unless you get one that has an amazing patch or an NFL shield logo with the auto.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #30 (permalink)
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You need the big household names to sell it. Flair, Piper, Hogan, even Iron Sheik, are cross over stars apart of popular culture. Everyone knows who they are. Heck, Sheik reaches Howard Stern fans. Series 1 was stacked from top to bottom. What's left now is slim pickings of the has-been wrestling world.

You can't put Virgil and The Mulkey Brothers as the featured talent on the sell sheet and say "Hey dealers, buy up this hot new wrestling set featuring Virgil!"
So you're telling me the people that know the Flairs and Hogans also know One Man Gang, Wendi Richter, Abdullah the Butcher? None of those names crossed over to mainstream media. This set was made for wrestling collectors. A Great Muta autograph would likely be as popular as Scott Hall.

The sell sheet will probably be heavy on the same names that made the first set sell. As an old fan of wrestling, I thought the first series checklist was incredible.
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Leaf could even get guys like John Cena or Randy Orton because that is their real names
No, they can't. Those guys are under contract with WWE. They can't do anything pertaining to wrestling unless it's cleared through WWE.
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