QUOTE(Tarasadie17 @ Jun 13 2012, 09:38 AM)
Honestly, I think this just might be a case of the seller being clueless. I know, that sounds harsh. But, I purchased an autographed Sammy Sosa card from him recently and it was shipped to me in a plain white envelope, no penny sleeve or anything. It was a miracle it was not damaged in transit.
My communications with him made me think I might not be dealing with an individual with a full set of skills here. While very polite, he couldn't spell to save his life and he seemed... well, as stated before, clueless.
I've mentioned it here before when I won a 1982 Cal Ripken Jr. RC (the 3 player one) for aprox. $12.00 delivered it arrived in a PWE granted it was only in one of those "cardsavers" the plastic sleeve thing that is like an ID badge holder, NOT a toploader and had no penny sleeve. I was also fortunate it wasn't damaged.
I've said it before those "saver" things are NOT good for shipping stuff in. They are OK for storing or showing off stuff in, but when shipping NO. Too many people (Ebay, sportlots) use only the cardsaver (w/no penny sleeve) and then TAPE the opening with regular tape, with no buffer between the card and the opening, not even a slip of paper to protect the card. I've had 2 or 3 cards damaged slightly by tape that way, fortunately not enough to be noticeable but it disturbs me. Each time I mentioned in the feedback "Watch the tape"
Yeah Clueless and sometimes clueless and just don't care.