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Forum: BASEBALL Today, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By auctionjmm
Breaking isn't for everybody. A 50-70% loss would...

Breaking isn't for everybody. A 50-70% loss would imply absolutely no effort in the sorting and selling of sets and mini lots. A person in that position would absolutely not want to break A&G. For...
Forum: BASEBALL Today, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By auctionjmm
Now that I think about it, if you advertise that...

Now that I think about it, if you advertise that there is a guaranteed metal card inside, you'll get even more stupid bids. Go ahead and list that thing and watch it sell!
Forum: BASEBALL Today, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By auctionjmm
Are you hooked again? Multi case breaks of TC,...

Are you hooked again? Multi case breaks of TC, BUNT, Gold Label, HHN, and HM coming up??? We'd love to have you back!
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
We just hit a "hot box" too with 5 hits. Roman...

We just hit a "hot box" too with 5 hits. Roman coin, plate, cloth, relic, and auto.
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
Just pulled this... ...

Just pulled this...

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Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
The framed mini relics are only 2 per case this...

The framed mini relics are only 2 per case this year. Some folks are definitely underselling on them considering their rarity. So basically each player is 1:25 cases and that assumes the HOF aren't...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
I felt that your cases were much better than you...

I felt that your cases were much better than you thought they were. The extra RIP cards are of course added value having not known in advance that they would be 2 per case, and that Explorer card is...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
Will be way less on the market, but no way for...

Will be way less on the market, but no way for the consumer to know that. Only the big set builders will figure it out when they can't find large lots from breakers who normally have a ton to offer....
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
Actually right in the middle. 3 of each per box,...

Actually right in the middle. 3 of each per box, or 1:8 each.

So unless I just have a weird case, people are going to get less A&G back than usual, but more black minis than usual. Might be a wash...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
So far I am pulling exactly the same number of...

So far I am pulling exactly the same number of Mini A&G back and Mini Black Border in each box. The odds say 1:5 and 1:10 but they are not falling that way, FYI.

Also I can confirm that the...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-21-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By auctionjmm
I am a believer in doing whatever it takes to win...

I am a believer in doing whatever it takes to win a World Series in the next three years. THIS is the window. Every team goes through rebuilds and the Indians will be right back to rebuilding when...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-21-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
I believe that happened in 2014. Some cases had 3...

I believe that happened in 2014. Some cases had 3 RIPS, some had 1. Topps already absolved themselves by only promising one. I do think though that the number of cases with 1 or 3 RIPS would be very...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-21-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
There is a reason though why base set prices can...

There is a reason though why base set prices can be so fluid from day to day, year to year, etc. I don't mean to give you a hard time over and over again, but I would appreciate some thoughtfulness...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-21-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
Link? I've been watching eBay like a hawk and the...

Link? I've been watching eBay like a hawk and the cheapest base set I see is $29.89 dlvd and none have sold cheaper than that.

I realize you have an agenda against pre-sellers and casebreakers in...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-20-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
The pack odds have the RIP cards on them. There...

The pack odds have the RIP cards on them. There is no need to figure out what the print runs are.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-20-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
It's confirmed. Odds work out to exactly 2:288...

It's confirmed. Odds work out to exactly 2:288 between both the singles and doubles.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-20-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
Yes, I believe it was 2011 or right around there....

Yes, I believe it was 2011 or right around there. I wasn't breaking much product that year but I remember hearing horror stories where large runs of cases were skunked. However, I do believe Topps...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-20-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
2014...and some cases ended up with 3 RIPS. It...

2014...and some cases ended up with 3 RIPS. It was a VERY good year for A&G specifically for that reason. I also lucked out with very nice Cloth, Plates, and a couple SSP relics. Hit a Vizquel Double...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-19-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,817
Posted By auctionjmm
I'm guessing right around the same. I believe...

I'm guessing right around the same. I believe odds were right on par with last year's release.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-19-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,313
Posted By auctionjmm
This is good too. I'll sometimes go through dime...

This is good too. I'll sometimes go through dime or quarter boxes and look for cards that I think will bring $2-3 on eBay. It adds up real fast over the course of a few months, but you have to be...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-19-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,313
Posted By auctionjmm
Flipping is the best and quickest route IMO, BUT...

Flipping is the best and quickest route IMO, BUT you need to have the cash up front to fund your flips. It really doesn't involve any luck though, so I disagree with your comment about having to get...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-19-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
You are on a roll bringing all this old info into...

You are on a roll bringing all this old info into the thread lol. The SP were announced at 1:2 packs months ago (what they previously were from 2014 and earlier). Even if Topps pulled a fast one and...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-18-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
Direct cost is $70 so no I didn't pay that....

Direct cost is $70 so no I didn't pay that. Always 8-12% above depending on location and payment terms.

Heritage masters come out at $380. This year was an anomaly because a few pre-sellers came...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-18-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
Nearly impossible to predict on small quantity...

Nearly impossible to predict on small quantity because of the RIP card variable. RIPS can fetch anywhere from $50 for a single common /99 all the way up to $1,000+ for a dual RIP /5 w/HOFers. On 2-3...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-18-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
I offered to buy every set he had at $85 and he...

I offered to buy every set he had at $85 and he never responded. Notice how quickly those ones listed were sold.

I don't get concerned about guys like this though. You can look at last year's...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-17-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 12,007
Posted By auctionjmm
I disagree. A guy doesn't hit .165 for over three...

I disagree. A guy doesn't hit .165 for over three months without there being some underlying physical/emotional/mental condition. This isn't even a slump anymore...this is something worse. Baseball...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-17-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 842
Posted By auctionjmm
Of course there would still be drama, but what...

Of course there would still be drama, but what I'm saying is that there may not be as much. You are talking to an Indians fan who watched his team win 10 straight games to barely sneak into a 1 game...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-17-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 842
Posted By auctionjmm
Baseball is very unique in that entering the...

Baseball is very unique in that entering the final week of the season, you still have 15-20 teams in playoff contention. We've seen many teams live or die during the final week, and we've seen plenty...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-17-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By auctionjmm
I never hope for injuries, especially to my own...

I never hope for injuries, especially to my own team, but this one is a blessing in disguise. When you are hitting .165 for this long, something is wrong mentally or physically. I don't know how much...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-12-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By auctionjmm
It's relevant to eBay. There is no penalty when...

It's relevant to eBay. There is no penalty when the buyer changes their mind. There IS a penalty when the seller changes their mind. You might think "one defect won't make a difference", but if the...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-12-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By auctionjmm
The seller is doing that to avoid a strike...

The seller is doing that to avoid a strike against his account. It is not considered a defect if the buyer initiates cancellation.

I believe there is a way you can reject the claim and force the...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-11-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
You are confusing retail and hobby. Blowout...

You are confusing retail and hobby. Blowout always lists their retail products one week after hobby street date since retail does often take longer to ship out. You are looking at their release date...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-10-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
Only 17 listings and five of them are mine. Plus...

Only 17 listings and five of them are mine. Plus you are looking at 7 different variations of sets. Base, Base + SP, Base Master, Mini, Mini + SP, Mini Master, Mini Insert Master.

And to top it...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-09-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 16,630
Posted By auctionjmm
And that used to be a given with Ginter. There...

And that used to be a given with Ginter. There were so many years when the RIP checklist was loaded with HOF players and sold for huge money. And then those years where you got 2-3 RIP cards per...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-09-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 17,850
Posted By auctionjmm
I think it means the Warriors already did this...

I think it means the Warriors already did this last year with incredible efficiency, set records, won 73 games, etc. If you are already playing at 98%, adding a huge superstar doesn't make you that...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-08-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,386
Posted By auctionjmm
All I can say is that idealism rarely works in...

All I can say is that idealism rarely works in pro sports, and I think that is why you have so many doubters right now. You are proposing an idealistic scenario, an altruistic anomaly, where four...
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-08-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,386
Posted By auctionjmm
You are missing a bigger point here though. Klay...

You are missing a bigger point here though. Klay Thompson is no longer necessary to GSW's chances of winning, and I do believe that eliminating him is part of the grand plan. If not, it may become...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-08-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,257
Posted By auctionjmm
I am going to assume you are young, or just don't...

I am going to assume you are young, or just don't understand baseball all that well. Player development doesn't happen overnight, and in some cases can take years, even for the top prospects. For...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 07-07-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,773
Posted By auctionjmm
Every break I've seen has been loaded. I guess...

Every break I've seen has been loaded. I guess opinions are subjective though. From a resale standpoint, I haven't seen a bad case yet.
Forum: BASKETBALL 07-07-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,386
Posted By auctionjmm
I've said it a million times this week, but the...

I've said it a million times this week, but the Big 4 will not be together for very long. Klay Thompson is almost surely on his way out after next season, as I think the team would rather have...
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