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Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS Yesterday, 09:56 AM
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Posted By benjamincarm
2014 Allen & Ginter 2 Case Recap

What a fun break - probably the most...interesting?...break I've ever done!

Everything is on eBay if you'd like to see pictures.

Box Toppers
Jacoby Ellsbury (x2)
Pedro Martinez
Willie Mays...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By benjamincarm
I think I'd have to sell it. I pulled a...

I think I'd have to sell it.

I pulled a Ozzie Smith / Omar Vizquel 1/5 and didn't think twice about not ripping it. Bo and Deion have more fan appeal than Smith/Vizquel, so I'd sell it if I were...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By benjamincarm
Some nice cases! I should put a recap of mine up...

Some nice cases! I should put a recap of mine up too. I'm finally just recovering from 48 hours of sorting, scanning and listing.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 997
Posted By benjamincarm
haha - I thought I was going to be the only one...

haha - I thought I was going to be the only one laughing my butt off at his comment. Seemed like a Mitch Hedberg joke.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By benjamincarm
Honestly, I'm not sure on my limits. I've just...

Honestly, I'm not sure on my limits. I've just started trying to expand my eBay sales. It's a process, as I'm sure you know. I can't remember how many listings I had with Bowman, but it was around...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-08-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By benjamincarm
My thoughts as well. I saw Tanaka base going...

My thoughts as well.

I saw Tanaka base going for a few dollars and a 300 card base set going for around $15. Seems player lots would be the way to go.

I think I made the mistake in Bowman by...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By benjamincarm
Allen & Ginter Case Busting Question

Do you try and build sets to sell or do you just list everything by itself or in player lots?

I'm busting two cases and by my math, I can probably build a few 300 base sets. But I'm guessing I...
Forum: Off Topic 07-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By benjamincarm
I still get some cards graded for value and...

I still get some cards graded for value and preservation reasons; but, I agree, I put little or no faith in the grading system.

The Strasburg Superfractor ruined it for me.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-07-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By benjamincarm
Assuming you bought them for prospecting and to...

Assuming you bought them for prospecting and to gain a profit?

If so, did you set a certain profit % you would sell (e.g. 25% above average purchase price)?
Forum: BASEBALL 07-07-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,229
Posted By benjamincarm
AG has soooo many mini-parallels, I would assume...

AG has soooo many mini-parallels, I would assume full size is going to be normal sized cards.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By benjamincarm
I think you're first step would be to sit down...

I think you're first step would be to sit down and put in the time to get a legitimate market valuation and be able to support that valuation.

Then, sell it at a discount. Because you're best...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-05-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,029
Posted By benjamincarm
I think your math is a little off.

I think your math is a little off.
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-05-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 331
Posted By benjamincarm
Agreed 100% Incorrect

Agreed 100%




Incorrect
Forum: BASEBALL 07-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By benjamincarm
I'm not a grading guru, but why would you grade a...

I'm not a grading guru, but why would you grade a 1/1? For preservation only?

Just my naked eye, but the centering looks off left to right.
Forum: Spam your eBay & COMC listings here! (Photobucket, Sportslots, etc.) 07-05-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 215
Posted By benjamincarm
You can check my eBay - have a few Montee Balls &...

You can check my eBay - have a few Montee Balls & Keenan Allen.

If you're interested, let me know, we can work out a deal.
Forum: BASEBALL 06-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 117
Posted By benjamincarm
I renamed my team The Fantasy Hospital: ...

I renamed my team The Fantasy Hospital:

Bryce Harper
Carlos Gonzalez
Brandon Belt
Andrew Cashner
Taijuan Walker

I'm holding fast in 8th. Top 6 teams make playoffs, but I'm about 10 points...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By benjamincarm
pssh...flightline Kidding!

pssh...flightline

Kidding!
Forum: BASEBALL 06-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By benjamincarm
Hopefully holding him on my bench for 3 months...

Hopefully holding him on my bench for 3 months will pay off
Forum: BASEBALL 06-29-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By benjamincarm
Anyone else see the irony in the OP's post? ...

Anyone else see the irony in the OP's post?

Semper Fi Devil Dog
Forum: BASEBALL 06-28-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By benjamincarm
Is collecting not investing?

Is collecting not investing?
Forum: BASEBALL SINGLES BUY/SELL/TRADE 06-27-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By benjamincarm
How can you disagree those are the prices of the...

How can you disagree those are the prices of the last ones sold ;)

Sweet card - free bump! :)!
Forum: BASEBALL 06-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By benjamincarm
I think you should break it down by levels - from...

I think you should break it down by levels - from the manufactures to the collector and hit all point in between (e.g. distributor, shops, breakers, etc).

Each level is investing in cards, just in...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-27-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By benjamincarm
Can you compare it to mortgages? Holding non...

Can you compare it to mortgages? Holding non accrual mortgages and loans on your balance sheet to manipulate your financials for the stock price is different than jacking up the BIN on a Mark Appel...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,025
Posted By benjamincarm
I thought this as well a few months ago, but then...

I thought this as well a few months ago, but then they drafted the kid from Oregon State so early, makes me wonder if they are concerned about Stills.
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-25-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,025
Posted By benjamincarm
Calvin Johnson! I think Montee Ball is going...

Calvin Johnson!

I think Montee Ball is going to have a huge year. The Broncos love him (let Knowshon walk for pennies, drafted nor signed any RBs), he's great out of the backfield, 'high flying'...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-25-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By benjamincarm
That is extremely awesome! :)! I started a...

That is extremely awesome! :)!

I started a league 5 years ago and it's still going and I feel like it's a big deal:flex:
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By benjamincarm
Right - but are you co-workers repeat offenders? ...

Right - but are you co-workers repeat offenders? I think there is a different requirement for NFL repeat offenders and their convenience isn't a key risk.
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-25-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By benjamincarm
He better have a good excuse on why he missed it...

He better have a good excuse on why he missed it and why he couldn't get to an approved NFL site to take one. I say this, because I imagine there are multiple NFL approved sites for him to take the...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By benjamincarm
If a missed drug tests (assuming due to the stage...

If a missed drug tests (assuming due to the stage he is in) is the same as a failed drug test, what exactly is he appealing? Was he not aware of the correlation between a missed test and a failed...
Forum: BASEBALL SINGLES BUY/SELL/TRADE 05-18-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,494
Posted By benjamincarm
So, really, it's free shipping for everything but...

So, really, it's free shipping for everything but the David Dahl 2012 BC auto?

Free Bump!
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By benjamincarm
His vision is what gets me, at Bama he seemed to...

His vision is what gets me, at Bama he seemed to have eyes in the back of head. In the NFL, he can't see the 10 foot hole in front of him.
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-16-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By benjamincarm
Thanks guys! I used to watch him every Saturday...

Thanks guys! I used to watch him every Saturday from the stands at Bama. Unreal talent...maybe the ability to show that talent catches up this year!
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-16-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By benjamincarm
First Incoming Mail Day in too long!

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s610/BTsportscards/TrentRichardsonToppsChromeGoldAuto_zps7e34e5e0.jpg

Probably overpaid for what he's done, maybe he'll 'learn' the playbook this year. :)!
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-16-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,456
Posted By benjamincarm
I follow recruiting pretty heavily. I remember...

I follow recruiting pretty heavily. I remember that year and I remember the talk about Pat White as a 'athlete' to Bama, but I do not remember him ever getting an offer. Per 24/7 Sports, Alabama...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,456
Posted By benjamincarm
You do know a lot of high profile players can get...

You do know a lot of high profile players can get loans on their future earnings, right?

With that said, you go to any major university with a major football program and most players drive nice...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-10-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By benjamincarm
It's horrible! I mean, what is the closest...

It's horrible!

I mean, what is the closest beach for Katherine to hang out and get pictures snapped?
Forum: BASEBALL 05-07-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By benjamincarm
I think my biggest gripe is the collation of...

I think my biggest gripe is the collation of Abreu autos. They are jammed together in cases.

Otherwise, I liked the product. I had two cases, had HORRIBLE autos but made up for it somewhat...
Forum: BASEBALL 05-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By benjamincarm
Great description: "Good for brewers...

Great description:

"Good for brewers fans"
Forum: BASEBALL 05-07-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By benjamincarm
Yeah Man! Me Too! I'd....;)

Yeah Man! Me Too! I'd....;)
Forum: BASEBALL 05-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By benjamincarm
July? I think the 8th or maybe 28th.

July? I think the 8th or maybe 28th.
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