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Old 04-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rookies: Carlton, Bench?

Went to a card show today...I saw very good conditioned Carlton & Bench rookies. They aren't graded but the corners are good, centered, and just looked great.

The guy would let me have them for $175 for the pair. Being so new to this now I think that would be a good deal. Any thoughts?

Thanks, Jamie
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Like most vintage key rookie, the cards are condition sensitive. If new to collecting, I'd only buy if graded, at the price. Here are past sales for grade price comparisons:

You might want to check online for ungraded cards in same conditions

steve carlton 1965 psa | eBay

johnny bench 1968 psa | eBay
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help. I really appreciate this board and those of you that take the time to answer my questions. Jamie
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They also may be trimmed. I nearly pulled the trigger on a Carlton RC on COMC. Based on the scans, the card looked pretty nice. However, I asked them for a better in-person analysis of the card, and they responded back and told me it was trimmed. They also removed it from the site. Those guys continue to impress me.
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