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Forum: BASEBALL 09-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By drfunke
Happy to see it! I was following along and...

Happy to see it! I was following along and rooting for a sale.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-26-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By drfunke
Sorry. That must be irritating, given the time...

Sorry. That must be irritating, given the time and effort to sort into sets.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-26-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By drfunke
Thanks, Nick. This is exceedingly helpful.

Thanks, Nick. This is exceedingly helpful.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By drfunke
Thanks for the heads up on some good donation...

Thanks for the heads up on some good donation options.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By drfunke
Getting rid of bulk commons

What's the best way to get rid of 200,000 bulk base cards (~50 5,000-count boxes of commons and stars)? 1999-Present, mid-range brands.

Mostly looking to just clear up space, so donating is fine,...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-15-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By drfunke
BGS Authentic Slabbing

Is there any way to do this without getting a JSA autograph grade? I have an autograph card that I just wanted slabbed for protection, with no autograph grade.

Thanks for any clarification!
Forum: News & Announcements 07-29-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 37,001
Posted By drfunke
Pair of VIP Tickets and Parking Passes available...

Pair of VIP Tickets and Parking Passes available for Fri-Sun. Willing to sell individually for best offer. PM if interested. Thanks!
Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS 04-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,218
Posted By drfunke
It doesn't feel right, but likely because of...

It doesn't feel right, but likely because of Topps' bad collation. I too opened a sealed case like that in 2010.
Forum: FOOTBALL BOX BREAKS 04-08-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By drfunke
Nice job! What store do you go to in LA?

Nice job! What store do you go to in LA?
Forum: BASKETBALL 02-18-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 843
Posted By drfunke
I find the 'LINsanity' as annoying as anyone, but...

I find the 'LINsanity' as annoying as anyone, but this is actually a fairly promising game for Lin supporters.

No doubt he was playing out of his gourd before tonight, but how much so was the key...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-13-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By drfunke
What's going on here, fellas?

What's going on here, fellas?
Forum: HOCKEY BOX BREAKS 09-15-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By drfunke
Two Brouwer certified autographs sold on eBay in...

Two Brouwer certified autographs sold on eBay in the past 90 days.

- 1 Contenders autograph ($9.42 at auction)
- 1 ITG autograph ($3.30 at auction)

Definitely know what you mean about...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS 07-30-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By drfunke
They have the same last name AND the same mom and...

They have the same last name AND the same mom and dad. But otherwise, they're not related... :)
Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS 07-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By drfunke
Just throw it up on eBay as 'Bowman Platinum...

Just throw it up on eBay as 'Bowman Platinum Redemption - Bryce Harper?'

The question mark totally makes it kosher =)
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-17-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 798
Posted By drfunke
I think Decker could be good too, but the...

I think Decker could be good too, but the similarities between him and Welker end at their skin color.

Decker is a size/hands guy - a Brandon Marshall type. Not that there's anything necessarily...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-18-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By drfunke
I understand what you're saying, but the key word...

I understand what you're saying, but the key word here is 'current'. One eBay fallacy is that the most recent auction price is the true 'current' price. Actually, that price was the 'recent going...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-18-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By drfunke
If all the sellers have it priced at a certain...

If all the sellers have it priced at a certain level, that's simply a reflection of the 'supply' part of the market, right?

For any price to truly reflect the market, there has to be a buyer AND...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-18-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By drfunke
If I recall correctly, the Brady rookies weren't...

If I recall correctly, the Brady rookies weren't even available in regular SPA wax. I believe they were distributed through some sort of dealer bonus pack.

Can anyone confirm or refute?
Forum: BASEBALL 05-18-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,767
Posted By drfunke
This is the way to do TBD. Redemptions...

This is the way to do TBD.

Redemptions suck, but when you do have to use them and when you do have to designate some cards 'TBD', you should absolutely have that information ready for consumers...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-18-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By drfunke
No reason to draft a QB this year. That...

No reason to draft a QB this year.

That being said, the team is absolutely imploding. It's really become a third-rate organization at this point. Terrible, meddling owner. Out-of-touch,...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-18-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By drfunke
Exquisite TBD

I understand what you're saying about the Exquisite TBD. I don't typically like to jump to conclusions, but Upper Deck has a long customer service history that we can examine to make an informed...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-18-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By drfunke
I suspect almost everyone will be disappointed. ...

I suspect almost everyone will be disappointed. A surprise is only good if your expectations are exceeded.

As far as something going wrong, you're right... it was wrong from the moment that Upper...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-18-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By drfunke
2010 Upper Deck Exquisiste TBD - Shenanigans?

Per their May 17 blog entry:

"Ask Upper Deck: Any more news on the TBD Exquisite Football redemptions?

Nick Leslie: As we have shared before, we inserted these without indicating which athlete...
Forum: BASEBALL 05-04-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By drfunke
I fall into the middle on this one. I think true...

I fall into the middle on this one. I think true keyword spamming ('no auto', calling a random numbered card '1/1', etc.) is misleading and wrong.

However, I think there's enough of a consensus...
Forum: FOOTBALL BOX BREAKS 04-24-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By drfunke
I've broken 3 of these cases and didn't notice...

I've broken 3 of these cases and didn't notice that there was a guaranteed case hit.

In one case, I got no color autos.

In the second case, one Andre Woodson Blue auto /35 and one Owen Schmitt...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-02-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By drfunke
$780? Terapeak shows the previous sale at $1710....

$780? Terapeak shows the previous sale at $1710. What am I missing?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150545157815&category=215
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-02-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By drfunke
As long as you don't need a quick turnaround on...

As long as you don't need a quick turnaround on the sale, I'd say you made the right call passing on $720. My bet is that you'd get at least that listing it at auction (even in the offseason), but...
Forum: FOOTBALL BOX BREAKS 02-19-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By drfunke
What's your regular shop? I also live in SoCal...

What's your regular shop? I also live in SoCal and am always looking for good places.
Forum: HOCKEY BOX BREAKS 01-03-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By drfunke
My experience is that UD won't work with you on...

My experience is that UD won't work with you on expired redemptions, and they won't work with you on damaged cards. They simply don't care.

And why should they? They don't make any money on...
Forum: HOCKEY 11-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,272
Posted By drfunke
I don't find ITG to be doing anything...

I don't find ITG to be doing anything particularly commendable. If a company had put estrogen pills in bottles labeled 'aspirin', we'd hammer them for the mistake and expect that at a minimum,...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-19-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By drfunke
Agreed. My sense is that he's out of his depth,...

Agreed. My sense is that he's out of his depth, considering the team turmoil. I imagine Torre envisioned Mattingly having at least a couple more seasons under his belt when he annointed him the...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-19-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,614
Posted By drfunke
Baseball brawls have always annoyed me. A bunch...

Baseball brawls have always annoyed me. A bunch of puffed up dudes peacocking and flapping their gums at one another. It's all show. I'm not saying that they should fight, but either fight for...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS 09-11-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,578
Posted By drfunke
Wow, love the reference! Still, I don't...

Wow, love the reference!

Still, I don't think a person who is scolding someone about following a message board rule can tell anyone else to "lighten up".

I do agree that the OP is coming off...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS 09-08-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By drfunke
While there is no official "case hit", it seems...

While there is no official "case hit", it seems like cases often have one card that at least pays for the price of a pack. Looks like you got stuck with the leftovers from a burnt case.
Forum: BASKETBALL 08-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,128
Posted By drfunke
There's no one "TRUE" price. I hate that term. ...

There's no one "TRUE" price. I hate that term.

If I sell an item on eBay, 7 day auction for $0.99, that's once price.

If I sell the same item on eBay via BIN/BO for $500, that's another price....
Forum: BASKETBALL BOX BREAKS 07-23-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By drfunke
You killed that box. That was about as good as...

You killed that box. That was about as good as you could expect from that product. Most breaks were WAY worse. Congrats!
Forum: Blowoutcards Product Information Pages - ALL OTHER SPORTS 07-22-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By drfunke
Unless there's a typo on the checklist, that set...

Unless there's a typo on the checklist, that set will be impossible. Looks like they're all "1/1"s!
Forum: Blowoutcards Product Information Pages - FOOTBALL 07-22-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,124
Posted By drfunke
You weren't hoping for Orton/Brady Quinn/Peyton...

You weren't hoping for Orton/Brady Quinn/Peyton Hillis/Tebow?
Forum: OTHER SPORTS BOX BREAKS 07-21-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,573
Posted By drfunke
That's the going rate for empties? What's the...

That's the going rate for empties? What's the reason?
Forum: News & Announcements 07-21-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,789
Posted By drfunke
Why isn't it reasonable? The major companies...

Why isn't it reasonable? The major companies routinely put out products with a 30% overall ROI and often put out products with an even lower ROI. The point is that Razor's product would put it...
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