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Hey Jess,

I think my idea of a Holy Grail is scaled down from yours. To me its not a card you will never obtain because of price or scarcity, its just something you're chasing over a period of time for one reason or the other. Every 1/1 could be someone's Holy Grail, but that would be very unsatisfactory for a collector, so I prefer to always have something reachable to go for and not even bother with what I will never be able to get. Wink
 
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A card I am chasing is a Marvel 80th Anniversary sketch of Hellstorm to finish a set of the different character sketches. The set was released on epacks and has sold out. One collector who collected Hellstorm managed to collect most of the sketches and the rest are in other peoples sets. I have offered big trades for one but still lost out. The sets sold out and the sketches have dried up so it looks like it's going on my holy grail list of something I might never be able to get. I will just have to hope if one comes up I can get it.
 
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Hey Raven,

To me a holy grail is not an impossible dream. It's just seldom-seen, and sometimes, when you do see it, you get outbid or it's as a completed auction listing a week later. It was the pass that went off your fingertips.

Similar to what you're saying, sometimes I take some time to look for cards or I just see what's out there. Occasionally, I find something I wasn't looking for but it's an oddball card, and if I haven't seen it in a while and underpriced relative to the market, it's tough to pass up. A nice pick-up like that lets you forget about the grail for a while.

Jess



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Hey Jess,

I think my idea of a Holy Grail is scaled down from yours. To me its not a card you will never obtain because of price or scarcity, its just something you're chasing over a period of time for one reason or the other. Every 1/1 could be someone's Holy Grail, but that would be very unsatisfactory for a collector, so I prefer to always have something reachable to go for and not even bother with what I will never be able to get. Wink
 
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I see there is an Emilia Clarke graded Game of Thrones Season Two autograph on E-Bay for a paltry $75,000.

If my Rolls Royce Silver Ghost wasn't in the shop for a lube job I might be tempted to pick it up.

I say, by the way, chaps, what does it cost nowadays to have an autographed card graded, and does one, er, uhm, have to 'grease the wheels', if you know what I mean, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, to obtain a nice, plum high rating?
 
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Well if it were a 10/10, I'd consider it, but it's only a 9.5/10. So I can do better. Big Grin

Yeah, there is so much room for abuse in this hobby that you almost can't blame people when they take advantage of the opportunities brought on by the sheer stupidity.
 
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I'm keeping an eye out for an autographed Andrea Dromm card. She played Yeoman Smith in the Star Trek episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

She's only signed twice. Her only individual auto is in Rittenhouses's Star Trek: The Original Series 40th Anniversary Series 2 from 2008. This is the card I want.

She also signed a dual card with Gary Lockwood for Rittenhouse's Star Trek: The Remastered Original Series Trading Cards from 2011.

One other card I'd like for my collection is the Skybox Star Trek: The Next Generation QVC promo card from 1994. Two are on eBay at the moment but I can't justify $130 for a promo card.

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One other card I'd like for my collection is the Skybox Star Trek: The Next Generation QVC promo card from 1994. Two are on eBay at the moment .


Bob,
I have this card and $130 is way too much for it. My email is listed in my profile if you want to reach out.

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One other card I'd like for my collection is the Skybox Star Trek: The Next Generation QVC promo card from 1994. Two are on eBay at the moment but I can't justify $130 for a promo card.


I was seriously looking for this promo at the start of 2017, and like you had seen it at stupid prices for many years prior. A couple of months later another member of this forum reached out to me as they had found an eBay BIN for this card for $17 or thereabouts. I hadn't seen the listing so was very grateful for the heads up.

They do come up for more reasonable money but a bit of patience is required.
 
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I guess affordable multi-patch relics of Black Widow from Civil War and John Buscema Silver Surfer Sketchagraphs are now on my list Eek
 
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I guess affordable multi-patch relics of Black Widow from Civil War and John Buscema Silver Surfer Sketchagraphs are now on my list Eek


Yeah Black Widow relics have jumped, but the ones I see are pretty ordinary looking swatches to me. Just the new movie hype I guess.

Now I really regret not going after those Silver Age Sketchagraphs back when I had the chance, but by that time I was long past comics and didn't pay attention to them. I only picked up one some place and what do you know, it was the Buscema Silver Surfer. For quite awhile after I packed it away I thought it was The Phantom. Big Grin
 
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