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Well I noticed someone on ebay selling 36 sealed packs of LOST CARDS, not a BOX just the packs, but they said all Autographs and Piecworks have been removed.

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Posts: 32 | Location: Australia | Registered: March 18, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It is MUCH easier with some sets/manufacturers than weighing the cards. No bending either... that is all I will say about it, but I agree with you - buying loose packs is a cr@p shoot.

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Posts: 2625 | Location: Rockville MD | Registered: September 15, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Note that mentioning how to "cherry pick" boxes or backs is against the Card Talk rules.

Per the FAQ:
Q. I just discovered a way to locate the autograph card pack in the Primal Fuzzbusters Series One box! Can I post this?

Although there will always be people who try to circumvent the system by attempting to 'cherry-pick' or 'box-strip' packs out of opened boxes, we don't allow posting of such information on the board. It goes against the principles of fair chance, and since NSU is supported by card manufacturers through their advertising, we don't want to risk any of them losing business because of deceitful practices.

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Originally posted by tialessa:
Note that mentioning how to "cherry pick" boxes or backs is against the Card Talk rules.

Per the FAQ:
Q. I just discovered a way to locate the autograph card pack in the Primal Fuzzbusters Series One box! Can I post this?

Although there will always be people who try to circumvent the system by attempting to 'cherry-pick' or 'box-strip' packs out of opened boxes, we don't allow posting of such information on the board. It goes against the principles of fair chance, and since NSU is supported by card manufacturers through their advertising, we don't want to risk any of them losing business because of deceitful practices.


But we always hear people talking of cherry picking they've encountered and how they've seen people with hand-held weighing scales in retail outlets, or people bending packs or people guiding their fingernail down the side of packs, or people knowing what position hot packs were in within a box/case. Tim's post is hardly any different from what has gone before and I don't recall people being pulled up on it.

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But we always hear people talking of cherry picking they've encountered and how they've seen people with hand-held weighing scales in retail outlets, or people bending packs or people guiding their fingernail down the side of packs, or people knowing what position hot packs were in within a box/case. Tim's post is hardly any different from what has gone before and I don't recall people being pulled up on it.


No poster names were mentioned in this instance, but the topic of cherry picking has come up more and more often, especially discussing specific details of it, and it IS against the FAQ...

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Look, we know cherry-picking goes on and is possible with some products. And that people use scales and other tactics to do it. But what we are not going to stand for is saying that "to find XYZ insert in ABC product, all you need to do is this". Anything like that will be removed.

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As per my post on the identify yourself thread, I'm new to the board, and just returning to NS collecting. After reading some threads today I decided to drop into a comic store near my office and pick up a few packs, I think I did OK for loose packs (I'm normally a box guy)

3 packs Serenity:
Puzzle card R5

2 packs Complete DS9:
nada Frown

3 packs Fantastic Four:
Doom Shirt Costume Card Smile

2 packs LOTR Evolution:
Stained Glass S8 - Merry
Sketch - I'm not an expert so not sure who it is (one of the hobbits?), signature top right, is written tom 05. Any insight on this card appreciated, but happy to pull a sketch Big Grin

Not a bad run of luck, now I just need to find somewhere to kill the craving and buy a box.
 
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Sketch - I'm not an expert so not sure who it is (one of the hobbits?), signature top right, is written tom 05. Any insight on this card appreciated,


I would guess it's a Hodges sketch. Have a look at this for lots of scans of sketches.

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Thanks for the info and the link. Looks like you're right it's a Hodges, but there's not one like it on that site yet, so looks like I need to scan and send an e-mail. Thx again
 
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My friend purcased three packs from an opened box of Veronica Mars and got lucky. She got
A9 Max Greenfield as Leo D'Amato.

I'm really jealous cause I love Depty Leo.

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My local shop didn't have any non-sports left that was at all recent but they did have a box of John Wayne and the 3 Stooges open so I bought a bunch of each and got these:


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Just went to a local card shop, havent opened up any loose packs in a while. Decided to try some of that breygent Three Stooges set outta of a nearly empty box. 3 packs, got a 1:40 shemp insert....and this.



Cynthia Cummens , only 10 colored sketchs made by her per card (so, 60 total i think are hand colored). Kinda neat. defintetly good trade bait or something. Now, if i can just pull this trick when opening LOTR monday!

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15 packs of star wars AOTC widevision at £0.50 each from FP yielded a Silas Carson as Ki-Adi Mundi Auto. Cheap packs and a rare auto - woo hoo.
 
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I've just posted this in the open that box section but I think it should go here as well.

Well I purchased an opened box of Bond 40th Anniversay from Toys' R Us of all places( Confused) that had 8 packs left. They were priced at £3.99 each which is very steep but seeinga s it is a hard product to search I though why not its just about half the box and ther must be something good inside...

8 Contest cards (no 'D')
8 Extras cards
1 Villain card
2 Women cards
2 Autos cards(!), 1)Christopher Lee, 2) Joe Don Baker Elephant Elephant Elephant

I was so happy (because I needed the Baker) I jumped up and down, yes literally, until a rather bemused woman started staring at me. Big Grin

Obviously good pulls but the Baker had ding on the corner and RA have none to replace it with so fellow CardTalkers how would you feel?

Would you tell me to stop being stupid and happily stick this rare card in the collection until the end of time?
Or attempt to recoup some money selling it to put money towards a minter version? Which would still mean shelling out a lot of money doing so.

Am I being too anal here? Does a little imperfection really matter?

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Ding or no I'd keep the card. It's too hard to replace.

-Bob-

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So you've got some refernce as to what it looks like, here is the front and back of the Baker:





Wolfie, you're not wrong - that is an onbscene amount of money for just 8 packs, but I just had a good feeling about them. Sounds crazy but it paid off. Big Grin

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First good single pack pulls in a while for me. 4 packs of Star Trek art and images


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Hi y`all !

I bought 46 loose packs of X-files Season 6/7 in my local comic shop in Frankfurt (Germany) last week. They were basically dumping the packs, I paid a total of 35 Euro. The force was with me, I found

5 puzzle cards
4 "Inside the Syndicate"
and
2 auto cards
(Michael McKean and Brian Thompson)

Lucky me.
:-)

Chris
 
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Local shop was blowing out some non sports at 1.00 a pack and I snagged the last 11 packs of buffy connections-
Parallels pulled-all have the BC before number-
2, 9, 13, 26, 31,32, 51, 54, 58, 61, 70


Heartbreaks-1:14
HB4-Angel and Buffy


Slayers Circle-1:11 puzzle piece
SC7-Dawn


They had LOTS of MIB II packs as well as POTA remake. They had a few Wild Wild West remake packs as well.

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They had LOTS of MIB II packs as well as POTA remake. They had a few Wild Wild West remake packs as well.
And you left them Eek
 
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