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Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By Stat Monsters
Sell the blue auto and the relic, since they're...

Sell the blue auto and the relic, since they're the lesser of the 3 in value. If he gets a 1st round KO by luck or wins by any exciting manner, you'll still have the red auto.

Start the auction...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Stat Monsters
If it sounds too good to be true, often times it...

If it sounds too good to be true, often times it is too good to be true.

I'd avoid circumventing the natural odds and supporting these profiteering individuals who ruin the hobby, especially those...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-27-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Stat Monsters
Autographs seem to evolve with popularity, so a...

Autographs seem to evolve with popularity, so a lot of times the card companies who overtax their talents by requesting too many signatures inherently force them to get lazy or sloppy, with many just...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-27-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Stat Monsters
Never (or try to avoid) retaining any boxes which...

Never (or try to avoid) retaining any boxes which features "Redemption" cards which will of course expire.

I think it's fun to hold onto boxes, but for more than a few years, to think about...
Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts 03-25-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By Stat Monsters
It could actually be a great buying opportunity...

It could actually be a great buying opportunity now to get in while they're undervalued and once collectors start to recognize the fact that it's an autograph of one of the top ranked athletes and...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-23-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By Stat Monsters
Has more upside than downside right now to...

Has more upside than downside right now to speculate on based on the potential to receive more targets from the HOF QB, Manning.

Worth rolling the dice be it on fantasy football or with trading...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-23-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Stat Monsters
The problem with speculating on Mike Glennon is...

The problem with speculating on Mike Glennon is it's probably a short term investment with limited interest to only fans of the team he's a starter for.

The odds are he won't be a Top 10 league...
Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts 03-21-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Stat Monsters
Would collectors rather have an autograph that is...

Would collectors rather have an autograph that is simply written "Air" (nickname only) or signed "Michael Jordan" (his full name) and also if he signed a document or a bank check would that be...
Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts 03-21-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Stat Monsters
Do you consider this a real autographed signature?

Do collectors really consider this (link below) to be an authentic autographed signature of Miesha Tate when it simply reads "Cupcake"?

UFC Miesha Tate Cupcake 14 25 Notable Nickname | eBay...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-18-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By Stat Monsters
Who will/would be a better QB if given a legit...

Who will/would be a better QB if given a legit chance to play a full NFL season...

Tebow

Manziel

McCarron

Mariota
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-17-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By Stat Monsters
Bring Cash. It controls your budget on what you...

Bring Cash. It controls your budget on what you can and will spend. Smaller bills are better for negotiating too. Exact change is appreciated by the sellers as well.

If anyone accepts credit...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 03-16-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,369
Posted By Stat Monsters
CENSORSHIP through THREATS???... Round 1 for the...

CENSORSHIP through THREATS???... Round 1 for the Terrorists... winning the battle, but hopefully not the war...

Polybag this version, allow retailers to carry it, let customers decide to purchase...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,496
Posted By Stat Monsters
Since this is a FOOTBALL forum, I'd say when...

Since this is a FOOTBALL forum, I'd say when collecting when Football emerged as a viable sector in 1989...

Everyone was chasing:

1981 Topps Joe Montana
1984 Topps Dan Marino
1984 Topps John...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-16-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 902
Posted By Stat Monsters
I also remember when these were $20 per pack ...

I also remember when these were $20 per pack

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-1991-LHN-NHL-Upper-Deck-French-Edition-High-Number-Series-Box-/121580482874?hash=item1c4ec2f13a

...and the Sergi...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-16-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 902
Posted By Stat Monsters
1) I went to Price Club (now known as Costco)...

1) I went to Price Club (now known as Costco) back in 1990 with a friend and he picked up over 20 boxes of Pro Set Football, the series 1 green boxes, and we put them in his trunk, and I bought 1...
Forum: BASKETBALL 03-15-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,657
Posted By Stat Monsters
When a seller starts a bid at a certain price,...

When a seller starts a bid at a certain price, whether that's $0.01 or $1 or whatever, they have to walk into that knowing if the item sells for that amount or a lower than expected amount, they are...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-12-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,144
Posted By Stat Monsters
For $3,000 why buy a manufactured collectible...

For $3,000 why buy a manufactured collectible that has horrible aesthetics when you think of it, it's a small trading card with a destroyed jersey that has a clipping of an autograph on it when with...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 03-11-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Stat Monsters
Some places don't take comic books not due to the...

Some places don't take comic books not due to the content, but the material itself, being newsprint and a potential carrier of mold.

You'd need to check with whatever charities be it Salvation...
Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts 03-11-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Stat Monsters
It's been more than a full year since I redeemed...

It's been more than a full year since I redeemed the cards for the Miesha Tate autograph cards from their 2013 release, and still no status update.

I've been pretty passive in not wanting to get...
Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts 03-11-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Stat Monsters
If you really want to know and have time do this:...

If you really want to know and have time do this:

1) Post on eBay for $1,000 or best offer. Then see what offers you receive. Don't accept any. I say $1,000 as it's pie in the sky high, but...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-11-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By Stat Monsters
I'm similarly a fan of college autographs,...

I'm similarly a fan of college autographs, especially of the now departed Press Pass (R.I.P.) who had beautiful white backgrounds where the signatures popped and it was all "on card" signatures, for...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-11-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,205
Posted By Stat Monsters
...plus that just leaves more targets for young...

...plus that just leaves more targets for young talents like Kenny Stills and Brandin Cooks too!

I say the Saints go after Marcedes Lewis as their TE and see if they can turn around his career.
...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-11-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,063
Posted By Stat Monsters
I started in 1987, then turned what was a fun...

I started in 1987, then turned what was a fun hobby into a part time business around 1989 buying on speculation the reselling, then got burned out by 1993 and was pretty much checked out by 1994,...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-11-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By Stat Monsters
Speculation GOING UP Nick Foles - Rams...

Speculation

GOING UP

Nick Foles - Rams have good WR's for him to throw to.

Steadman Bailey - Better than Tavon Austin and may rise above and become the go to WR on the Rams.

Kenny Stills...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 03-09-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Stat Monsters
1st research what you have, you never know if...

1st research what you have, you never know if what you call trash is really treasure.

Then try to sell 'em via eBay auctions individually for what's worthy of standing on it's own, then the...
Forum: FOOTBALL 03-09-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By Stat Monsters
Does anyone in the card hobby differentiate...

Does anyone in the card hobby differentiate between quality signatures and scribbled initials?

One recent example I see is with Saints WR Brandin Cooks. Most of his early autographs for Press...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-23-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,062
Posted By Stat Monsters
Great insightful write up! So true !!! I look...

Great insightful write up! So true !!! I look at my collection of cards I proactively even got graded / slabbed from 2008 to present and see a lot of players who aren't even in the league...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-23-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,062
Posted By Stat Monsters
Hopefully a true stat leader will emerge. It's no...

Hopefully a true stat leader will emerge. It's no longer enough to have a decent or good season nor even a solid career for a player's card value to surge and sustain value, a player needs to be the...
Forum: BASKETBALL 02-20-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 494
Posted By Stat Monsters
I feel GAI and anyone not named PSA, BGS / BVGS,...

I feel GAI and anyone not named PSA, BGS / BVGS, nor SGC are simply no better than having a great archived card in a magnetic, snap or screw-down holder that's sealed.

The grading standards of all...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 02-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,127
Posted By Stat Monsters
Some of the best Spider-Man cards, not including...

Some of the best Spider-Man cards, not including the stuff released for the movies (incl. autographs by the actors or costume/memorabilia relic cards) or any card autographed by Stan Lee, could be...
Forum: Join New Group Breaks Here 02-17-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,052
Posted By Stat Monsters
As an art collector, it sound interesting, but...

As an art collector, it sound interesting, but sort of like a grab bag.

Most art collectors enjoy specific artists and specific characters.

Your system sounds so fair and even at $35 which...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 02-12-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By Stat Monsters
Comic Link Online Original Art Auction Starts 02/11 and Ends 02/26

COMIC LINK AUCTIONS bidding starts on Wed 02/11/15 and auctions close with online bidding ending on Thursday 02/26/15. Go to ComicLink (http://www.comiclink.com)

Here's some of the pieces up for...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 02-11-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think the way it works with Neal Adams is if a...

I think the way it works with Neal Adams is if a convention or store wants him to appear, he charges an appearance fee, and that fee varies. If it's higher, he'll do VIP meet and greets or sign for...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 02-11-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 25,815
Posted By Stat Monsters
CIVIL WAR was a great concept with good execution...

CIVIL WAR was a great concept with good execution and a lackluster conclusion with a slightly disappointing impact as far as follow-through.

The supportive crossovers seemed a bit meaningless as...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 02-09-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 365
Posted By Stat Monsters
BIG WOW COMIC FEST in San Jose, right? Get...

BIG WOW COMIC FEST in San Jose, right?

Get one of the White covers where his signature will pop and stand out as opposed to look obscure in the background, so go for:

Captain America #111...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-08-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 864
Posted By Stat Monsters
Hard to call a disappointment to a certain degree...

Hard to call a disappointment to a certain degree when most already had low expectations of Manziel, 'tho it's only been one season, it sounded like the majority of folks were naysayers on his...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 02-05-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Stat Monsters
Because your question includes the agenda of...

Because your question includes the agenda of "value" which I assume is economic value I'd say yes, it will impact the value.

Nobody wants to display an autograph with someone else's name on it,...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 02-02-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By Stat Monsters
A High Grade is more valuable as an investment,...

A High Grade is more valuable as an investment, but a notable book that's recognized by the masses might be more prestigious as a possession.

If the caveat was you could never ever sell it, so...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-02-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Stat Monsters
I'm estimating a long term established value of...

I'm estimating a long term established value of around $20 since Tannehill isn't the heir apparent to Dan Marino nor has the makings of a Hall of Famer, so might go to a Pro Bowl, but generally if...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-02-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,038
Posted By Stat Monsters
Guaranteed !!! :)

Guaranteed !!! :)
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