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artyman60 Posted on: Dec 15 2019, 12:06 PM


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I'd say you did alright on the break!! Congrats
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artyman60 Posted on: Dec 15 2019, 12:03 PM


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This hobby is broken 🤦‍♂️
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artyman60 Posted on: Dec 7 2019, 06:19 AM


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QUOTE(northicehero99 @ Nov 27 2019, 11:49 AM)
Arty great point on the group breaks.  I did not even think about this, but you are correct.  A perfect example is Black Diamond hockey, it used to be a 24 pack box with several hits and box priced under $100.  Now it is a "higher end" product with 5 cards per box, some of the cards contain either manufactured patches or diamonds and the box is mostly "hits", and only 1 numbered base.  This does lean to group breaks rather than set collectors/builders, unless you are a gambler or have $ to throw around.   

Trading is another animal, too much confusion on what is the value, some use beckett, some use ebay sales, others COMC sales, others who knows how they come up with it?  Then postage to mail the trade, is more than some cards are worth, especially to Canada, so that makes it harder to trade.  Also, the fact that everyone wants the top players vs. teams players in trades makes it hard.  I don't want to "trade down", but lots of traders want you to, because it is what you collect.  Some are fair, but there are a lot of "flippers"/"investors" nowdays in the arena.
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Great point Brian, it is almost impossible to trade anymore especially if the person knows thatís who you collect for instance I primarily focus on my Keith van horn collection these days and if some has something Iím interested in they usually ask for Jordan, Kobe, Lebron or whoever the hottest rookie is at the moment. Now I donít mind trading in their favor but Iím not looking to trade a $400+ card for a card I could buy for $50

And donít even get me going on shipping 😩 pay $1 for the card and $4 to ship hoping they at least use a bubble mailer
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artyman60 Posted on: Nov 27 2019, 06:03 AM


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I think a big issue in this modern day ďhobbyĒ is just that, itís no longer a hobby as much as it is an investment tool with people ďinvestingĒ to flip quick. Itís rare you find anyone new to sports cards who isnít in it to flip or invest. Youíve also got clowns like Gary V pushing an agenda and creating artificial hype to pump certain cards creating huge unrealistic spikes in prices which creates a frenzy of guys hyping and flipping only to move onto the next big deal

Obviously group breaks have all but helped price individuals out of buyin wax with companyís figuring it out and upping the price on what would even be their cheaper products to go for more then even I can really afford let alone a kid trying to come into the hobby.

I could go on but honestly at this point I just sound like the old man screaming get of my lawn. Like Iím sure most have I now just buy singles and quietly collect cards, occasionally meeting someone who does the same.

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artyman60 Posted on: Nov 27 2019, 04:50 AM


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Hey guys, seems like a long shot but why not try. I am working on a little PC adventure with my 9 year old who against my wishes has decided to collect Tom Brady 😩 lol.

Iím not looking for anything huge, mainly refractors, silvers, and serial numbered cards. We have managed to piece together a nice little collection so far but would love to add more.

Again Iím not looking for anything thatís going to break the bank and would prefer to keep it reasonable at a price point of $4 to $5 a card.

If you have anything please feel free to shoot me a pm with pics and prices

Thanks
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artyman60 Posted on: May 2 2018, 07:39 PM


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Great stuff jade, you should get an award for longest running thread in the forums
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 12 2017, 11:21 AM


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So I'm back looking for Keith van horn, I have tons of football #ed stuff to trade
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 12 2017, 11:18 AM


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Going strong and looking great
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 12 2017, 11:16 AM


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Great stuff man !!
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 12 2017, 11:15 AM


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Great hoard !!
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artyman60 Posted on: Sep 28 2016, 06:34 PM


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Happy birthday everyone
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artyman60 Posted on: Sep 28 2016, 06:33 PM


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Those are some nice looking cards rich there, congrats on the sweet break
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artyman60 Posted on: Sep 28 2016, 06:30 PM


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Great additions!
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 14 2016, 02:44 PM


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"shoot the glass" - diehard
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:36 PM


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Ok this is an absolute beast is a collection,congrats on all the great additions. That Aaron Rodgers is hands down just plain ridiculous!! Congrats
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:32 PM


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Great looking card! Good luck with the sale. If you have any Keith van horn cards, I would be interesred
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:30 PM


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Nice break, congrats on the Newton!!
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:29 PM


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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:29 PM


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Great stuff, that Escobar patch is a great looking card
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:26 PM


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Awesome piazza jazz, great pull
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:23 PM


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Certified is a great looking product this year!! Please remember me if you or anyone you know pulls the van horn auto from certified
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:19 PM


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Awesome card steve
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:18 PM


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Awesome stuff jazz
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 13 2016, 07:16 PM


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Yeah, you should be able to get a decent panini auto. UD autos go for a bit more usually 130-160 depending on the product unless its exquisite, then you might need a loan 😁
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artyman60 Posted on: Jan 10 2016, 11:59 PM


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Congrats man
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