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Forum: FOOTBALL 02-08-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,184
Posted By elchako
I, too, had a similar conversation with them. I...

I, too, had a similar conversation with them. I was frustrated when I listened to them drone on about it. I asked them why some people can run breaks and why others can't and they basically said...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-02-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,184
Posted By elchako
Unfortunately, as some folks have pointed out,...

Unfortunately, as some folks have pointed out, there are definite scammers out there. And then there are people who will give you negative feedback or file a claim with PayPal because they didn't...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-01-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,184
Posted By elchako
This topic has undoubtedly been beaten to death. ...

This topic has undoubtedly been beaten to death. But has it actually been confirmed? I mean, folks on eBay now are listing as "grab bags," guaranteeing that you'll receive something (whether it be...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,184
Posted By elchako
Just out of curiosity, how are people losing...

Just out of curiosity, how are people losing their PayPal accounts because they participate in live breaks?
Forum: FOOTBALL 01-26-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,184
Posted By elchako
Definitely saying that all box breakers on eBay...

Definitely saying that all box breakers on eBay are scammers is a bit of a generalization. Unfortunately, eBay has indeed cracked down on them. I'm not sure how long the whole "grab bag" thing will...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-14-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By elchako
I did a search and didn't see this, somehow. But...

I did a search and didn't see this, somehow. But thank you for posting!
Forum: BASEBALL 12-14-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By elchako
Beckett's Monthly Grading Offer

Hi folks. For the last couple of weeks, Beckett's site has been a mess. I am trying to find out what the monthly grading special/offer is for December but it's still showing the November one. Does...
Forum: BASEBALL 11-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By elchako
And also, one of the reasons I ask is there have...

And also, one of the reasons I ask is there have been times I've been looking around on eBay and said to myself "You actually had that graded?" :)
Forum: BASEBALL 11-18-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By elchako
I confuse myself sometimes, so do not worry. ;) ...

I confuse myself sometimes, so do not worry. ;)



Okay, this is pretty much what I was looking for. I also do not send in cards in great bulk. To me, the grading process is exciting. But at...
Forum: BASEBALL 11-18-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By elchako
Question Graded Auto Cards

For those of you who regularly get cards graded with the intent to sell, when it comes to autos, do you only select specific players graded? Or do you grade them all? On eBay, there is quite the...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-19-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
I received my care package from Topps today. ...

I received my care package from Topps today. They replaced my relics AND minis. I was happy since a couple of the minis were AG's.

Now, I wasn't sure what they'd do with the damaged 300+ base...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-08-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
I got a call from a very friendly Topps...

I got a call from a very friendly Topps representative today. She asked if I would accept packs as replacements for the 335 damaged base cards. I told her as long as the relics I had were also...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-07-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By elchako
Beckett Media LP...

Beckett Media LP (http://www.beckett.com/estore/news/?a=10435)
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 08-29-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,624
Posted By elchako
Anyone get their orders fulfilled? I'm thinking...

Anyone get their orders fulfilled? I'm thinking the hurricane set them back a bit...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-29-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
Sorry, but after the frustration of busting a...

Sorry, but after the frustration of busting a case where 15% of the cards were damaged, the thought of breaking the cards down into 25-card piles, complete with their bar codes and wrappers, was...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-29-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
The damage is confined to bent corners (same...

The damage is confined to bent corners (same corner every time) as well as pressure/impact marks. I've never seen how the packs are sealed but my guess is the sealing or sorting is what caused it. ...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-29-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
Angry I never posted the contents of the Allen & Ginter...

I never posted the contents of the Allen & Ginter case break because, well, I am pretty disgusted. After opening up all those packs, it made me ill thinking about how many cards were damaged. The...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 08-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,173
Posted By elchako
No eTopps Offerings This Week (8/29)

etopps - etopps Announcement (http://www.etopps.com/Help/announcements.asp)
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 08-29-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,352
Posted By elchako
Cool. Thanks for the tip!

Cool. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 08-29-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,352
Posted By elchako
Previous eTopps Catalogs

Is there a place where I can see previous eTopps reward catalogs? I just want to get a gauge as to what things cost before I start selling cards for points.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-27-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
Thanks for the positive thoughts regarding the...

Thanks for the positive thoughts regarding the hurricane. Still a few hours to wait for Irene's arrival.

Two of my three hits in the last box I opened were dinged greatly. One pack's corner was...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-27-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
I'll post it later on probably. This case is...

I'll post it later on probably. This case is taking me forever to break because I keep getting interrupted. I'm right in the line for Hurricane Irene so my house is taking priority over the cards...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-27-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
I'm definitely new here. But not new to Topps'...

I'm definitely new here. But not new to Topps' quality control. I've just never run into a product that is SO damaged. I'm going to enclose a nice letter to them as well, as I'm sure plenty of...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-27-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
Excellent! Thanks so much. But with the...

Excellent! Thanks so much.

But with the amount of cards that are damaged, I'll need to send them a bunch of envelopes. Pretty much any card that is on the bottom of the pack (which are usually:...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-27-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
Exactly! I'm not worried about each card being a...

Exactly! I'm not worried about each card being a gem mint. But I hate it when I open a new pack and there is indentations on cards. Aside from the damage, I don't have anything else good to report...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-27-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By elchako
Damaged Allen & Ginter Packs

I bought a case of 2011 Allen & Ginter and I am three boxes deep so far. The cards are neat but my biggest concern is the amount of damage. Many of the cards within the packs show some corner...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-26-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By elchako
This is entirely possible. It's sad to think...

This is entirely possible. It's sad to think that some would do/are doing that. I ran a few breaks myself and loved doing it. I got to see some neat cards that I wouldn't likely have seen before....
Forum: BASEBALL 08-25-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By elchako
That makes it even worse, then. I thought it was...

That makes it even worse, then. I thought it was bad enough that out of 12 cards, I only ended up with two different players. That's pretty lame.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-25-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By elchako
(Thread resurrection complete! Muwahaha!) ...

(Thread resurrection complete! Muwahaha!)

So I just redeemed two 6-box cases of these cards and I got 8 Wieland and 4 Hernandez. What kind of crap is that? Goodness, Topps!
Forum: BASEBALL 08-24-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By elchako
2010 Bowman Platinum Strasburgs / BGS

I opened two cases of 2010 Bowman Platinum and pulled a handful of Stephen Strasburgs. What saddened me most is the flaws in the foilboard. There are obvious marks on every one of the cards. I...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-24-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By elchako
Definitely not all. But some. I asked them...

Definitely not all. But some.

I asked them about this when I called. Like everything else I asked about, they didn't have a good answer.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-23-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By elchako
There is definitely a ton of work. Especially if...

There is definitely a ton of work. Especially if it's run "right." Breaking, sorting, packaging, shipping, video work, customer communication, etc.

Another thing that's overlooked is how much...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-23-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By elchako
Why does this keep coming back to the amount of...

Why does this keep coming back to the amount of potential profit turned? This drives me nuts. If people are willing to pay for something, who are we to stop them?
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By elchako
While I understand what you're saying, you're...

While I understand what you're saying, you're only guaranteed 2 cards from a list of several possibilities. Right?
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By elchako
I called eBay today, as I already mentioned, and...

I called eBay today, as I already mentioned, and talked to three different representatives. Each one told me that running box or case breaks is a breach of their policies and listings, when found,...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By elchako
The majority of the breakers that I use (and have...

The majority of the breakers that I use (and have used many times) seem to have been affected. While I can't say that everyone is legit, I know a few that are. This upsets me since it was a fun...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-17-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By elchako
Ahh, good to know. Too bad your card was...

Ahh, good to know. Too bad your card was destroyed. :(

I think I did okay with the one box I opened. It took me a while to get through the box since I read a lot of the odd cards.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-17-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By elchako
Sadly, none of those were pulled.

Sadly, none of those were pulled.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By elchako
The Bazooka back is of Trevor Cahill. I just...

The Bazooka back is of Trevor Cahill. I just thought it was funny to see an inked serial number. Pretty cool.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-16-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By elchako
Ahh! SP's. Forgot to look for those. Thanks....

Ahh! SP's. Forgot to look for those. Thanks. :)!

The rip card was ripped. I got a Buster Posey exclusive mini.
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