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Forum: FOOTBALL Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,509
Posted By Stat Monsters
I don't think Garroppolo is an investment more...

I don't think Garroppolo is an investment more than a potential "sell" opportunity once the season starts. There's upside to him if he becomes the heir apparent to Brady's throne, but the downside...
Forum: FOOTBALL Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,509
Posted By Stat Monsters
Speculate on players not only with potential to...

Speculate on players not only with potential to perform, but potential for the opportunity to actually play and earn a job.

Too many rookies sit on the bench as a back up, then a year or so goes...
Forum: FOOTBALL Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Stat Monsters
Autographs that run off the card or sticker for...

Autographs that run off the card or sticker for autograph purists is the #1 defect beyond the card condition.

Most would want a perfect specimen / example of an autograph based on completeness,...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 375
Posted By Stat Monsters
If you're looking for artists who are currently...

If you're looking for artists who are currently creating / working, whose work is readily available to purchase their original artwork, maybe look into:

Josh Howard
Brett Booth
Ale Garza
Jenny...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 375
Posted By Stat Monsters
Adams, Neal Byrne, John Campbell, J. Scott ...

Adams, Neal
Byrne, John
Campbell, J. Scott
Ditko,Steve
Elias, Lee
Finch, David
Giffen, Keith
Hughes, Adam
Infantino, Carmine
Jusko, Joe
Forum: ComicBookJunkie Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Stat Monsters
Although the COA is worth the paper it's printed...

Although the COA is worth the paper it's printed on in the eye of most who require iron clad substantiation / authentication, I think most know Adam Hughes is not elusive and his autograph although...
Forum: BASKETBALL Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think he's one of those guys who didn't come...

I think he's one of those guys who didn't come out highly touted as a rookie nor has any sexy marketing sizzle to him, and is one of those "can do" players who've earned every bit of respect on/off...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Stat Monsters
The problem with Hamilton for a card collector /...

The problem with Hamilton for a card collector / investor standpoint is he's going to be here today and gone tomorrow. His resume is less impressive than his story. He came out as the ultimate 5...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,573
Posted By Stat Monsters
Hideo Nomo - for his early dominance but most...

Hideo Nomo - for his early dominance but most importantly his impact on the international aspect of the game and opening the doors for other players from Asia and Asian to be given the opportunity...
Forum: BASKETBALL 05-24-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 753
Posted By Stat Monsters
On card is the way to go. If you get a sticker...

On card is the way to go. If you get a sticker that's autographed and stick it on a ball, does that make it become a signed ball? Nah... not so much... so, with cards I feel similar denigration in...
Forum: BASKETBALL 05-24-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Stat Monsters
B.S.G. = Be Skeptical Grading

B.S.G. = Be Skeptical Grading
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-21-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Stat Monsters
Stan Lee signature autographs in my opinion are...

Stan Lee signature autographs in my opinion are great to have done on silver age books he actually wrote, not characters he created or where he's editor-in-chief, but where he's more directly...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-18-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Stat Monsters
Take the 1st 3 letters of the series and that...

Take the 1st 3 letters of the series and that sums it up... a CON

Marvel and DC make up these "events" every year which supposedly are major turning points and are touted to be epic in scope, only...
Forum: VINTAGE 05-18-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Stat Monsters
Grading is subjective and a card truly is... "it...

Grading is subjective and a card truly is... "it is what it is" and it doesn't matter who grades the card and what number they assign, the card simply exists as it is and as it appears.

I know...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-18-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Stat Monsters
One well known comic investor mentioned that...

One well known comic investor mentioned that investing in 1st Appearances of villains might be ill advised for the long term, since most shouldn't re-appear ongoing in every movie sequel.

Aside...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-18-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By Stat Monsters
If you're looking to invest in something you know...

If you're looking to invest in something you know nothing about and you don't even know if your children will be interested in them in 10-20 years, only to hope those comics go up in value then have...
Forum: BASKETBALL 05-15-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Stat Monsters
I'm glad to see the global fanbase outside of the...

I'm glad to see the global fanbase outside of the USA have impact acknowledging the international influence into the hobby.

I'm sitting on a bunch of Marbury '96 Topps Chrome I once relegated for...
Forum: BASEBALL 05-14-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Stat Monsters
Aside from the high grade numbers, I do think at...

Aside from the high grade numbers, I do think at times the BGS slab provides higher prestige for certain cards, but am not sure if there's enough value to offset the grading costs all of the time, so...
Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts 05-14-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Stat Monsters
Topps needs to make their long past overdue...

Topps needs to make their long past overdue Miesha Tate redemption autograph card(s) before issuing any new autographed releases by her :)
Forum: HOCKEY 05-07-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By Stat Monsters
Out of Sight, Out of Mind... Most collectors...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind...

Most collectors are speculative and fickle, always chasing "The Next One" (and often paying prices higher than "The Great One" whom is the barometer for success or...
Forum: BASKETBALL 05-06-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By Stat Monsters
I hope Marbury will be an international...

I hope Marbury will be an international ambassador to the game of Basketball even after he leaves the court.

What he's said and done for cross cultural relations lately has been really nice.
...
Forum: BASEBALL 05-02-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,286
Posted By Stat Monsters
If hitters were on steroids and pitchers were on...

If hitters were on steroids and pitchers were on steroids, to that degree, was it a more level playing field between offense/defense of the HR's than it seems?

Back in the days, the pitching as...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-01-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Stat Monsters
If at a store, I'd say $50, if at a show, I'd say...

If at a store, I'd say $50, if at a show, I'd say $30, but if on eBay, the market value (whatever the public dictates)...

It's # to 15 so is a good limited card, but in today's market, there's too...
Forum: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts 04-29-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By Stat Monsters
He's Mike Tyson Y2K, and reigning champion of...

He's Mike Tyson Y2K, and reigning champion of poor judgement
Forum: Blowout Cards Promotions! (And Other FREE Giveaways!) 04-28-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,518
Posted By Stat Monsters
Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Marcus...

Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Marcus Mariota - Washington Redskins

Amari Cooper - New York Jets

Todd Gurley - Atlanta Falcons

Melvin Gordon - San Diego Chargers
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-25-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Stat Monsters
Complete a set of only NFL Hall of Fame players...

Complete a set of only NFL Hall of Fame players inducted into the Canton, OH shrine... it will be meaningful and historical as well as valuable. It's a legacy to leave for your heirs and something...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-15-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Stat Monsters
Signing aftermarket trading cards is fairly...

Signing aftermarket trading cards is fairly fruitless and values don't skyrocket. There's so many certified autographs which are more desirable due to the authenticity, any card you get from a...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-15-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Stat Monsters
Signing aftermarket trading cards is fairly...

Signing aftermarket trading cards is fairly fruitless and values don't skyrocket. There's so many certified autographs which are more desirable due to the authenticity, any card you get from a...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-14-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,182
Posted By Stat Monsters
Using a trading card analogy... CGC = PSA,...

Using a trading card analogy...

CGC = PSA, SGC and BGS

PGX = "the rest" likr GAI, SCD and so many others of those companies who market issueing higher grades to submitters so they have a...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-12-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,222
Posted By Stat Monsters
Frank Cho is hardly and upcomer in terms of his...

Frank Cho is hardly and upcomer in terms of his career and fan base, he's been around for about 20 years or so, has a strong enough fan base and his original art sells for similar rates to Adam...
Forum: BASKETBALL 04-10-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,421
Posted By Stat Monsters
NO. It's the person who defines the image,...

NO.

It's the person who defines the image, not the industry or hobby.

If you have nerd like traits and personality, then YES, maybe.
Forum: BASKETBALL 04-10-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 940
Posted By Stat Monsters
It always comes down to the laws of supply and...

It always comes down to the laws of supply and demand.

For all we know, maybe many folks will be dumping product if/when he wins.

Where if/when he wins an MVP it may bring out a lot of amateur...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-09-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,350
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think less for homosexuals per se and more for...

I think less for homosexuals per se and more for historians. A lot of non-blacks collect Jackie Robinson, Willie O'Rhee, and Earl Lloyd cards because of the color barriers they broke in MLB, NHL and...
Forum: BASKETBALL 04-06-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,111
Posted By Stat Monsters
I'm waiting for these elusive players to fall...

I'm waiting for these elusive players to fall into harder times or wake up and smell the opportunity to sign and whore their autographs onto cards to flood the market and drop the overall prices down...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-06-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Stat Monsters
Grading books also adds to the cost of the item...

Grading books also adds to the cost of the item to be sold too, so, factor in the fact that if you bought a comic for $3.99 and got it graded...

It generally only carries a premium if it's a CGC...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-06-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,779
Posted By Stat Monsters
...I'll say this 'tho, hindsight can be 20/20 and...

...I'll say this 'tho, hindsight can be 20/20 and for every card I regret trading or selling, there's probably a 10:1 ratio of cards I wished I'd sold off when the player was once hot and either had:...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-06-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By Stat Monsters
FYI - Hastings is not a specialty comic book...

FYI - Hastings is not a specialty comic book retailer, so when I bought from them, their packaging was horrible and comics came damaged, so if you're expecting high grade comic books ordering online,...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-06-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By Stat Monsters
I'm surprised there's so many nay sayers to the...

I'm surprised there's so many nay sayers to the green label vs the yellow label.

Truth be told, especially with this book, artists like Adam Hughes are so readily available at conventions, signing...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-05-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By Stat Monsters
The NPB is just a process and procedure within...

The NPB is just a process and procedure within eBay's rules.

I don't believe it impacts a buyer's status to bid or buy at all.

I find it odd when buyers get offended by those filings, as it's...
Forum: Blowout Cards Promotions! (And Other FREE Giveaways!) 04-03-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,129
Posted By Stat Monsters
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