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Forum: BASKETBALL Today, 03:50 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 63,111
Posted By Stat Monsters
What I collect is autographs from "NBA Players in...

What I collect is autographs from "NBA Players in the 20,000+ Career Points Club"

There's some mediocre players mixed in who aren't yet in the Hall of Fame, but generally it's a fun list to fill...
Forum: BASKETBALL Today, 04:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 665
Posted By Stat Monsters
Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett
Forum: FOOTBALL Today, 04:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,419
Posted By Stat Monsters
With only 41 of each card printed, $10 isn't a...

With only 41 of each card printed, $10 isn't a bad gamble if he ends up being any sort of decent player.

Those who are old enough to remember, Pro Set did something similar with JEFF GEORGE in...
Forum: FOOTBALL Today, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Stat Monsters
Who are the hot players making their debut in...

Who are the hot players making their debut in this set?

For 2013, was the hot player Max Browne (USC QB)?

The sets are really fun to collect and watch as these players emerge in college then...
Forum: BASEBALL Today, 03:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,239
Posted By Stat Monsters
I love this lesson learned... ...

I love this lesson learned...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQaVIoEjOM&feature=kp

Yeah Boy! Don't Believe the Hype!!!

Prospects in every sport are more likely to become "Has Beens that...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-14-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,218
Posted By Stat Monsters
Agreed it's like getting straight A's in the 4th...

Agreed it's like getting straight A's in the 4th grade VS getting 'em in College. Different standards, different levels.

However, in the long haul, if McCoy were to go away today, in 10 years,...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-14-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,043
Posted By Stat Monsters
The problem with PUIG isn't that he's in a 10...

The problem with PUIG isn't that he's in a 10 game slump of sort and that's just a sophomore jinx, so isn't telling of his future or this season at all.

The problem with the naysayers, especially...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-13-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 253
Posted By Stat Monsters
In the general Comic Book Original Art market...

In the general Comic Book Original Art market with sketches on regular paper or in sketchbooks, there's a lack of provenience to the authentication, it's a very much "face value" system. So, to that...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Stat Monsters
How about "Fools Gold Age" ? The reckless...

How about "Fools Gold Age" ? The reckless manufacturing and marketing of scarcity through variants and the continual rebooting of #1 issues...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 685
Posted By Stat Monsters
I've not followed Deadpool in a while, is he...

I've not followed Deadpool in a while, is he becoming a caricature of the original character (based on how I've seen a lot of the covers) and is more like Marvel's The Impossible Man or DC's Ambush...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-12-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Stat Monsters
It seems hard to recoup the costs at times of...

It seems hard to recoup the costs at times of slabbed books that don't grade a 9.8, especially modern books which inherently grade high since they're nearly hot off the presses with little handling...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-12-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Stat Monsters
Keep it slabbed. To many autograph...

Keep it slabbed.

To many autograph collectors, the "10" Autograph grade is appealing.

Granted, it's not tough to get a 10 grade, but most certainly anything below a 10 is seen as substandard.
...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-12-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 253
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think comics look awesome in the CGC case,...

I think comics look awesome in the CGC case, especially sketch covers, however, I read somewhere that CGC encasing isn't permanent archival quality encapsulation.

I heard you need to re-case the...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-11-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 694
Posted By Stat Monsters
He's going to be good and solid like Thurman...

He's going to be good and solid like Thurman Thomas, Curtis Martin, Marshall Faulk, Jerome Bettis, Eddie George, etc, so from a fantasy football, team fan and sport fan's standpoint, very good...
...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 872
Posted By Stat Monsters
GREAT CARD! You'd think with only 10 made...

GREAT CARD!

You'd think with only 10 made they'd have done a better job with the centering of the autograph stickers 'tho. And for such a high profile card, you'd hope they'd have try to opt...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-11-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Stat Monsters
It's so subjective, with the 2 x 9.5's and the 9,...

It's so subjective, with the 2 x 9.5's and the 9, the 8.5 may bump to a 9 and you may end up with a 9.5 at BGS, then again they may reduce it to an 8.5.

It's feeling more and more like card grades...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-11-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,173
Posted By Stat Monsters
Bettie Page is to Pin-Up and Glamour Models what...

Bettie Page is to Pin-Up and Glamour Models what Babe Ruth is to Baseball.

She's an iconic "Hall of Famer"

So, where people today collect baseball cards and want a Mickey Mantle or a Ty Cobb or...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 237
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think his 1st published (not including fan art)...

I think his 1st published (not including fan art) work was with Image. He did a "Caricature" (like those you see at amusement parks) of all of the creators that was in the back section of one of the...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 237
Posted By Stat Monsters
Very rarely do covers by artists which are mass...

Very rarely do covers by artists which are mass produced without any other merit (such as storyline and interior art) go up in notable value based solely on the cover artwork, you look at the legends...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,763
Posted By Stat Monsters
I hope Belt won't be like former SF Giant flavor...

I hope Belt won't be like former SF Giant flavor of opening month, Steve Decker, start off hot and not keep pace.

It always seems whomever between the Giants and Dodgers starts off strongest and...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By Stat Monsters
What other Baseball Classic Movies are included...

What other Baseball Classic Movies are included in this?

I'd love to see "THE NATURAL"

I know there were baseball cards printed for the "Best Buy" DVD boxed set years ago which looked really...
Forum: BASKETBALL 04-08-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,042
Posted By Stat Monsters
It depends on your budget, but I'd always...

It depends on your budget, but I'd always consider:

1) #'ed or unnumbered, if you don't care, don't pay a premium for #'ed

2) Signed "On Card" vs "On Sticker" - only go for On Card, you'll...
Forum: BASKETBALL 04-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 879
Posted By Stat Monsters
BGS 9.5 seems better than PSA 9 or PSA 10 from my...

BGS 9.5 seems better than PSA 9 or PSA 10 from my past experiences. I've not used PSA in ages, it would be interesting to see someone take 10 cards that have been graded and resubmit them to their...
Forum: BASKETBALL 04-08-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,203
Posted By Stat Monsters
KOBE BRYANT if he's not with the LAKERS on the...

KOBE BRYANT if he's not with the LAKERS on the team he'll be with... I'd love to see him as an LA CLIPPER, BOSTON CELTIC or NY KNICKS... or maybe even the GS WARRIORS
Forum: BASKETBALL 04-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By Stat Monsters
Great Card, the autograph looks nice, yes it's a...

Great Card, the autograph looks nice, yes it's a tad faded but still looks good and it's "on card"

Anytime you can get an autographed card of a HOFer and popular legend like Magic for under $150,...
Forum: Blowout Cards Promotions! (And Other FREE Giveaways!) 04-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,885
Posted By Stat Monsters
ADAM SCOTT -10

ADAM SCOTT

-10
Forum: BASKETBALL 04-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 523
Posted By Stat Monsters
I remember that Jordan praised Richmond. Is...

I remember that Jordan praised Richmond.

Is Tim Hardaway in the HOF? It would be nice to see the trio of RUN TMC there with Mullin and and now Richmond...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-07-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,110
Posted By Stat Monsters
Fast forward to 2017... my answer is... PUIG :)

Fast forward to 2017... my answer is... PUIG :)
Forum: BASEBALL 04-07-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,275
Posted By Stat Monsters
I thought I heard, if it helps on perception that...

I thought I heard, if it helps on perception that the athletes who sign at the events are actually not collecting the money.

The show promoter pays the athletes through their agents a flat fee to...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-07-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,283
Posted By Stat Monsters
It seems like poor planning for card companies to...

It seems like poor planning for card companies to release product after the heat and hype of a movie.

You would think it would be timed for if anything a week or two before the movie if not at the...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-06-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Stat Monsters
The problem with the artist list is that although...

The problem with the artist list is that although they're well respected sketch card artists known within that sector of the hobby I don't think there's one superstar artist who has highly regarded...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-06-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By Stat Monsters
With comic cards there's 2 factors... ...

With comic cards there's 2 factors...

Character

Artist

To a degree artist (rendering) trumps character, since there's way too many Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, etc. -...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-06-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Stat Monsters
Circumventing the system has its inherent dangers...

Circumventing the system has its inherent dangers not only of buyer/seller fraud, but suspension/banishment from the very system itself used within the deal for payment or communication.

To...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-05-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 739
Posted By Stat Monsters
Is he more guilty of any crime equal to or worst...

Is he more guilty of any crime equal to or worst than what Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Pete Rose are accused of?

It's been so long and not many if any people who actually saw him play are...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,489
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think it's considered his trademark artistic...

I think it's considered his trademark artistic style, some people love it others hate it.

Anything short of a photograph is just interpretation.

It's the reason why Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko,...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-04-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think signing the card with a inscription of...

I think signing the card with a inscription of the character's name is not considered an autograph, it's an inscription, no different than "Love Always", "Best Wishes" or any other word or words for...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-04-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Stat Monsters
The problem with this is, there's going to be 90%...

The problem with this is, there's going to be 90% quarter bin versions and 10% overpriced versions which won't retain their initially over hyped pricing being without sustainable value. The...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-04-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By Stat Monsters
On a side note, I personally dislike autographed...

On a side note, I personally dislike autographed nickname cards just signed with the nickname, I feel it's an inscription not an autograph, so bears little legitimate status as an autograph...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-04-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,786
Posted By Stat Monsters
BRAVO... The best answer to any inquiry...

BRAVO...

The best answer to any inquiry asking a seller to meet or beat a price based on sales precedent making an offer lower than the seller's listed price.

Stick to your guns, and if it...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-04-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Stat Monsters
This further exemplifies just how silly the card...

This further exemplifies just how silly the card industry can be when producing inferior junk and even though they are 1/1 of nobody cares, then the scarcity doesn't really matter much.

This is a...
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