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Forum: FOOTBALL Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,049
Posted By auctionjmm
There must be something in place. It's no...

There must be something in place. It's no coincidence that every single online retailer keeps product at the same price for 30 days. Either they are all colluding, or some effort is still being made...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,357
Posted By auctionjmm
A bunch of retail is hitting eBay. All from same...

A bunch of retail is hitting eBay. All from same seller. Wonder if stores got early, or if cards were picked up at distributor?
Forum: FOOTBALL Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,059
Posted By auctionjmm
Two years ago I had the 2nd highest scoring team...

Two years ago I had the 2nd highest scoring team in my league and I finished in 8th place at 5-8. Yes, the 2nd highest scoring team in the league was good for 5-8 and 8th place. I would agree that...
Forum: FOOTBALL Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,049
Posted By auctionjmm
Ha. I guess I'm in the minority because I...

Ha. I guess I'm in the minority because I actually do like this design. I had no intentions of ordering Prizm, but I changed my mind and went for a case. Should be a fun break regardless.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-21-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By auctionjmm
I haven't met a person yet who thinks it will do...

I haven't met a person yet who thinks it will do well this year, which is exactly why I ordered it. If nobody is opening, I can only conclude that production will be small and colored autos will be...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-21-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 699
Posted By auctionjmm
Why single out Johnny? Nobody seems very shocked...

Why single out Johnny? Nobody seems very shocked that Bortles, Carr, and Bridgewater will be holding clip boards this year. Why is it okay for them to sit on the bench and learn the NFL game, and yet...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-20-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 699
Posted By auctionjmm
The QB competition caused the Browns to run an...

The QB competition caused the Browns to run an offense in the first two preseason games that looked nothing like what they will run during the season. The Browns will be a RUN FIRST offense this...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,634
Posted By auctionjmm
The "lube" example is classic lol. Yes, a penny...

The "lube" example is classic lol. Yes, a penny sleeve is like lube (if that means anything to you).

A plain top loader can also scratch the surface of the card, or cause corner damage. The penny...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-20-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 992
Posted By auctionjmm
I completely agree with this. I used to walk on...

I completely agree with this. I used to walk on eggshells and kiss every buyer's butt just to protect my rating. I no longer do that. Buyer's sensed my weakness and took advantage of it. When I...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,942
Posted By auctionjmm
I'll add this.... Only in football do...

I'll add this....

Only in football do rookies get all the pressure to be stars from day 1. If Andrew Wiggins struggles through the first 2 pre-season Timberwolves games, he wouldn't be called a...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,942
Posted By auctionjmm
I live in Cleveland so I've got 4 weeks of player...

I live in Cleveland so I've got 4 weeks of player and coach interviews, and local radio talk mashed into my head right now. I couldn't even tell you what day or time. I just remember the segment...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,228
Posted By auctionjmm
If you had said this in 2001, I'd give you a big...

If you had said this in 2001, I'd give you a big thumbs up. Times have changed. The card industry in 2014 is mostly business. Group breakers, case breakers, and eBay sellers make up the vast majority...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,942
Posted By auctionjmm
Browns players have been quoted as saying Johnny...

Browns players have been quoted as saying Johnny is one of the hardest working rookies they have ever played with. His locker room personality is nothing like what the camera captures in the...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,942
Posted By auctionjmm
Trust me, we still feel this way. Johnny will be...

Trust me, we still feel this way. Johnny will be fine. The entire team looks like garbage right now trying to work out the kinks of a completely new offense/defense, and Pettine is dragging his feet...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-19-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,228
Posted By auctionjmm
Baseball was severely UNDERPRODUCED this year and...

Baseball was severely UNDERPRODUCED this year and yet the same old "run the presses" remarks get made. I applaud Topps for what they've done with baseball, and expanding from 330 to 350 is not a big...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By auctionjmm
That's another discussion for another thread. In...

That's another discussion for another thread. In fact, if you do a search on the forums there are several threads where the business model is dissected and spelled out pretty well. Members like...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-16-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By auctionjmm
You'll learn the ropes very quickly around here....

You'll learn the ropes very quickly around here. A lot of members run "case break" businesses where we buy cases of cards and sell the singles we pull from it. So it's really not "spending" money....
Forum: BASKETBALL 08-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By auctionjmm
The Hornets regretted that trade because it was...

The Hornets regretted that trade because it was Vlade Divac...a respectable player, but one-time All-Star who only averaged a double-double 3 times in his entire career. Vlade was a role player and...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By auctionjmm
I've done really well just putting stuff in my...

I've done really well just putting stuff in my store and sitting back for offers. I opened 2 cases for a total of $1390. Neither case was amazing. The first case was probably "below average" compared...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By auctionjmm
Yep. That's my card. I have two of them. $33 DLVD...

Yep. That's my card. I have two of them. $33 DLVD if anyone wants both. That's a HUGE steal at $16.50 each. PM me if anyone wants.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,481
Posted By auctionjmm
I agree for the most part, but I would think...

I agree for the most part, but I would think common items, over the long haul, generate much more income in an eBay Store, though it is a painstaking process to do so. I know nothing about...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,626
Posted By auctionjmm
Happens every Thursday. All the 1-day listings...

Happens every Thursday. All the 1-day listings close within minutes of each other and drives prices down. On the flip side, there are only two Mike Trout 1994 Inserts scheduled to end tomorrow night....
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,481
Posted By auctionjmm
It's all in the method. If the first seller had...

It's all in the method. If the first seller had gone on with high BIN/OBO on every orange card, he would have killed it in sales. When something is rare, you must create the perception of rarity. The...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,481
Posted By auctionjmm
Just hit an Orange refractor hot box. Judging by...

Just hit an Orange refractor hot box. Judging by the lack of listings, I'm guessing they are pretty rare, but unfortunately they are not numbered and look much like regular refractors. Sounds like an...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,481
Posted By auctionjmm
I was talking about the $2.99 sellers! I don't...

I was talking about the $2.99 sellers! I don't have a problem with anyone dropping their price a little bit to be competitive, but when the market is presently at $10-$20 and a few guys go in at...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-14-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,110
Posted By auctionjmm
Topps is pumping out Jose Abreu autographs by the...

Topps is pumping out Jose Abreu autographs by the thousands and yet his worst autograph on it's worst day is still $85. Most are $100-$300. So it's all about performance IMO. If a dozen or so rookies...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,481
Posted By auctionjmm
Yes, but give it a few days. As was mentioned...

Yes, but give it a few days. As was mentioned earlier, there's a lot of undercutting going on right now as people fight to pay back their loans. Once the stupid sellers get their stuff out of the way...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,481
Posted By auctionjmm
Not this year. Box prices are up on almost...

Not this year. Box prices are up on almost everything. Pay attention to the trends!! Finest will be $900 in a month so go get it now.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-12-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,481
Posted By auctionjmm
Agreed. With prices and production both down on a...

Agreed. With prices and production both down on a lot of products this year, I've found the small breaks to be very enjoyable, and with less risk. Never been a fan of Finest, but under $700 with a...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-11-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 2,560
Posted By auctionjmm
It goes both ways. He may have been playing...

It goes both ways. He may have been playing against defensive guys that won't make the squad, but he was also being protected by Offensive Linemen that won't make the squad, and throwing to receivers...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-11-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By auctionjmm
Just go to Account--> Site Preferences--> Buyer...

Just go to Account--> Site Preferences--> Buyer Requirements and set your account to block bidders who have had 2 Unpaid Item Strikes within the last 6 months. You can even up it to 12 months if you...
Forum: FOOTBALL 08-09-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,481
Posted By auctionjmm
If his primary concern was ROI, he would have...

If his primary concern was ROI, he would have saved his $250 for 4 boxes of Topps Football in 2 weeks. He could have built a set, pulled some nice parallels, and maybe got lucky with a nice auto.
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Forum: BASKETBALL 08-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 1,516
Posted By auctionjmm
If I recall correctly, both trades were forced...

If I recall correctly, both trades were forced into happening by salary cap issues if the Heat tried to sign them outright. That's the whole nature of sign-and-trades. The Cavs got a handful of picks...
Forum: BASKETBALL 08-08-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 1,516
Posted By auctionjmm
So if Wiggins was freakishly good this year and...

So if Wiggins was freakishly good this year and Lebron was able to win with Wiggins in year one, would that negate his letter as well? You seem to be fixated on the process more so than the result,...
Forum: BASKETBALL 08-08-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 1,516
Posted By auctionjmm
Last time I checked, David Griffin was the GM and...

Last time I checked, David Griffin was the GM and has been discussing Love with the Wolves since before Lebron even committed. People shouldn't suddenly assume that Lebron is the GM. Yes, I'm sure he...
Forum: BASKETBALL 08-08-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,855
Posted By auctionjmm
I posted this in a different thread, but you...

I posted this in a different thread, but you might as well read it...

I love how everyone just ignores Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellevedova, and Joe Harris. This is...
Forum: BASKETBALL 08-07-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 1,516
Posted By auctionjmm
I love how everyone just ignores Kyrie Irving,...

I love how everyone just ignores Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellevedova, and Joe Harris. This is still a YOUNG team with talent that Cleveland drafted. Throw in Varejao and...
Forum: The National Sports Collectors Convention 08-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By auctionjmm
I did not participate in the VIP program because...

I did not participate in the VIP program because I had no intention of spending that much money, but a buddy of mine was having a blast with the cases so he backed us throughout the week for a total...
Forum: The National Sports Collectors Convention 08-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By auctionjmm
Half?? Most dealers report doubling their money...

Half?? Most dealers report doubling their money on this promotion. I can't imagine you are only going to net $3,750 on $7,500 wax + 400 silver packs + 100 gold packs + Black Box. Am I wrong about...
Forum: FOOTBALL BOX BREAKS 08-06-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By auctionjmm
Pricing is at least down though. I got my case at...

Pricing is at least down though. I got my case at $640. I understand it's a trade off when you increase production and decrease big hits, but at $640 you aren't getting killed either.
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