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Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,200
Posted By Stat Monsters
Answering the question is a reverse question...

Answering the question is a reverse question first:

Out of curiosity, how much do the publishers like Topps, Cryptozoic, Marvel, DC, etc. pay an artist to contract out for a stack of sketch cards?...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-15-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By Stat Monsters
Lin will be good for LA from a PR standpoint and...

Lin will be good for LA from a PR standpoint and getting Asian fans both Asian American and overseas (remember Nomo and the Japanese press for the Dodgers), which boosts the overall economy of LA...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-15-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 959
Posted By Stat Monsters
Part of me almost thinks the opposite where the...

Part of me almost thinks the opposite where the NBA should only draft players who complete a 4 year BA/BS degree and graduate.

This will give college players the reality check that they need an...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-15-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Stat Monsters
Modern (Current) Cards I buy RAW or if I want a...

Modern (Current) Cards I buy RAW or if I want a card for cheaper, I buy grades at lower than a 9 and sometimes you can get 'em cheaper. If you buy raw cards and get 'em graded yourself, you can...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-15-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,070
Posted By Stat Monsters
If it grades high it could be $300-500

If it grades high it could be $300-500
Forum: BASEBALL 07-14-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Stat Monsters
Yeah... Sell it via auction and let the...

Yeah... Sell it via auction and let the marketplace dictate the price knowing, if it's "hot" right now, in 10 years from now it's doubtful a picture of an animal with no statistical relevance is...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-13-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Stat Monsters
Good point. Values are based upon supply and...

Good point. Values are based upon supply and demand, so regardless of the supply (limited edition, short print, numbered or 1/1) and scarcity, it's the proverbial "If a tree falls in a forest and no...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 07-12-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Stat Monsters
There's also been a few ICEMAN Limited...

There's also been a few ICEMAN Limited Mini-Series too.

Also look for 2 fun filled issues if you're a fan of The Iceman...

Marvel Team Up #23 - Iceman and The Human Torch - Art by Gil Kane
...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-09-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 928
Posted By Stat Monsters
It's the nature of the beast. If you look at any...

It's the nature of the beast. If you look at any comic book original art forum out there, there's always situations where people wait and wait and wait, sometimes so many years that there's...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 07-09-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By Stat Monsters
Panini is just printing money. It's pretty lame,...

Panini is just printing money. It's pretty lame, and 1/1 doesn't really mean anything anymore.

They're taking advantage of those impulse buyers into the World Cup hype, but the truly savvy...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 07-09-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Stat Monsters
BGS is the way to go! Especially if you're...

BGS is the way to go!

Especially if you're at peace with the strategy you stated of "If I go this route I would buying/selling to replacing any autos until the min grade on any card in the set...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-09-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Stat Monsters
If you open it and don't get 2-3 Jordan cards and...

If you open it and don't get 2-3 Jordan cards and 2 Jordan Sticker cards you know the box has been searched.

It's difficult to tell if the box has been tampered or not based on the fact that a...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-09-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,996
Posted By Stat Monsters
There's only a few good cards in the set now,...

There's only a few good cards in the set now, with many of the formerly hot players like Stephon Marbury, Antoine Walker, Marcus Camby, Jermaine O'Neal, and Shareef Rahim all in the rear view mirror...
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-09-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,761
Posted By Stat Monsters
Similarly, don't people refer to opening card...

Similarly, don't people refer to opening card packs and boxes as "wax" when in fact the wax coated wrappers are went away in the mid 90's?

I think airbrush is just as fine to use in that everyone...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,760
Posted By Stat Monsters
This is a great witty one-liner! Thanks for...

This is a great witty one-liner!

Thanks for making a smile today... :)
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-03-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,746
Posted By Stat Monsters
Manziel's failure will be good for both the sport...

Manziel's failure will be good for both the sport and the hobby.

His card prices are priced as if he's actually accomplished something on the professional field, not just as a speculative...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-03-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Stat Monsters
Since it's unauthorized as a release and not...

Since it's unauthorized as a release and not certified, you may have been better off sticking the autograph sticker onto an acrylic case or toploader, then you can insert any card into the card...
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-30-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 68,687
Posted By Stat Monsters
I'm putting together sort of a refined Hall of...

I'm putting together sort of a refined Hall of Fame (yet not all are in the HOF) collection of all NBA Players (no ABA) who have scored 20,000 + career points.

There's only about 40 of 'em, and...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 06-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By Stat Monsters
They need to get rid of the sticker autographs or...

They need to get rid of the sticker autographs or at minimum have better quality control over distributing cards with stickers that feature "cut off" (incomplete, where the autograph is clearly...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-26-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,080
Posted By Stat Monsters
College uniforms are way more interesting than...

College uniforms are way more interesting than professional uniforms with the logos photoshopped out, and are nice, especially when produced before the athlete becomes a pro (pre NFL) more so than a...
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 832
Posted By Stat Monsters
My advice is: Buy what you like, don't buy...

My advice is:

Buy what you like, don't buy for value.

Don't chase treasure (i.e. breaking packs and boxes)

Buy single cards online or at conventions or in stores.

Don't buy the...
Forum: HOCKEY 06-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By Stat Monsters
Forsberg seems a bit on the fence to qualify, but...

Forsberg seems a bit on the fence to qualify, but since he got in, does that mean Paul Kariya should get in too? How about Sergei Fedorov?

I think Jeremy Roenick and Mark Recchi should be in if...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-24-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Stat Monsters
Cards are a dime a dozen. Balls are often...

Cards are a dime a dozen.

Balls are often too small and depending on the ink and the ball can fade or have the ink absorb into it.

I'd go for something bigger like:

1) A Home Plate Base
...
Forum: Blowout Cards Promotions! (And Other FREE Giveaways!) 06-24-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,907
Posted By Stat Monsters
2014 NBA Draft 1 = Joel Embiid 2 = Andrew...

2014 NBA Draft

1 = Joel Embiid
2 = Andrew Wiggins
3 = Jabari Parker
4 = Dante Exum
5 = Noah Vonleh
6 = Aaron Gordon
7 = Julius Randle
Forum: VINTAGE 06-04-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,511
Posted By Stat Monsters
1986 was an off year unfortunately with the best...

1986 was an off year unfortunately with the best RC I think being Vince Coleman, but it does have some nice cards of HOF players like Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken Jr., Ryne Sandberg, Nolan...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-03-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Stat Monsters
Upper Deck had been fair to me years ago on a...

Upper Deck had been fair to me years ago on a hockey product, I was due a Mats Sundin autograph card and they replaced it with a Sydney Crosby black diamond rookie card, which was worth about $300 or...
Forum: HOCKEY 06-03-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 3,210
Posted By Stat Monsters
The LA KINGS are a great team, it's the bandwagon...

The LA KINGS are a great team, it's the bandwagon jumping local fans of Los Angeles who I think make most despise the local Southern California teams.

It's always fun to see these LA fans cheer...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Stat Monsters
Greg Land is one of the best cover artists. His...

Greg Land is one of the best cover artists. His work isn't without controversy, but from a general popularity standpoint, he's a fan favorite.
Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts 05-29-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Stat Monsters
2013 UFC Knock Out REDEMPTION Knockout Auto Base Card of Miesha Tate

It seems that Miesha Tate has been reliable and prolific as a signer for Topps, and they continue to release cards signed by her, both on card and stickered, yet they seem to have problems fulfilling...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-29-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Stat Monsters
With Neal Adams commissions... Go big or go...

With Neal Adams commissions... Go big or go home... So, I'd say he's definitely worth it, but only at the $500+ range, and I'd recommend the 11" x 14" torso or the 8.5" x 11" full figure in that $1k...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-29-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,715
Posted By Stat Monsters
To me, I feel 12,000 career rushing yards (not...

To me, I feel 12,000 career rushing yards (not 10k anymore) is the benchmark for serious consideration that shows longevity and performance. Couple that with impact (being a stat leader during their...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-29-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 858
Posted By Stat Monsters
QUALITY wins over QUANTITY in most cases, be it a...

QUALITY wins over QUANTITY in most cases, be it a personal collection or one for investment.

Quality to me refers to not only the population (#'ed) card, but having high grade condition,...
Forum: BASKETBALL 05-29-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 693
Posted By Stat Monsters
The Lakers were a better team as a group...

The Lakers were a better team as a group including the bench... The Heat has a better position by position "sum of the parts equals the whole" team

Gasol is pretty over rated, so the Laker's team...
Forum: BASKETBALL 05-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By Stat Monsters
$500 is a good price in my opinion, as most of...

$500 is a good price in my opinion, as most of his autographs seem to land around $2,000, and this looks nice.

The plus side, it's authenticated and "on card". He's deceased, so the demand is and...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-22-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 969
Posted By Stat Monsters
If you go by card sets and design, I'd have to...

If you go by card sets and design, I'd have to say the 1989 Pro Set is a better set than the 1989 Score set, value aside, since it was a great set that included more players per team than any other...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 05-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 11,537
Posted By Stat Monsters
So, if a case costs $1,000 as an example and a...

So, if a case costs $1,000 as an example and a person were to buy a case with the sole purpose of making money, not breaking even, is this a good product from an investment for short term immediate...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-12-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Stat Monsters
Buying most boxes at Retail in hopes of striking...

Buying most boxes at Retail in hopes of striking cardboard gold for resale with minimal interest in the cards as a personal collector is a horrible business decision.

It's easier said than done...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 05-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 11,537
Posted By Stat Monsters
It seems sort of poor planning to release this...

It seems sort of poor planning to release this with the movie now fairly clearly in the rear view mirror of most people (and even for super hero movie fans, Spider-Man 2 being out and the next X-Men...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-29-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Stat Monsters
With most players, you're better off waiting to...

With most players, you're better off waiting to buy them 2 years into their pro career, when it comes to collecting cards.

It's better to overpay slightly on proven performance, than to overpay...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-29-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Stat Monsters
Just like how with Real Estate, it's said it's...

Just like how with Real Estate, it's said it's "Location, Location, Location"

With Artwork it's "Artist Name, Artist Name, Artist Name"

If your 14 year old brother does an outstanding rendering...
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