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[QUOTE]Originally posted by aagranata:
Adam Kubert sketchagraph card from the 97 Fleer Ultra Spider-Man set.

Hello would you be willing to share a scan of that card?

Thanks, Bryan
 
Posts: 751 | Location: Pomona CA | Registered: February 15, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have one story, sports card related, but you can get the idea. Go into a local card shop, trying to trade some hockey autograph inserts for a good one (steve yzerman if anyone cares) Long and short, the guy wouldnt trade.
I look up top on his shelf to see what else he had...he has a pack of 1979/80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey cards, just one pack, 100 dollars U.S. (common gretzky rookie card comes out of it, 1200 dollars). I told the guy could he come down on the price, he said he would take my trade i offered for the yzerman, for the pack AS LONG as i opened the pack infront of him. I do the deal, and before i open the pack, i ask why did he want me to open it now infront of him. He told me, 'becouse i want to have a good laugh when you dont pull it (the gretzky RC). This pissed me off a little.
First card...WAYNE...DILLION :-( He says "Oh, goodie, there are at least WAYNE cards in there (laugh laugh , his employess get into it with him)...2 cards down, its an oiler(waynes team)....cam connor..."look, there are OILERS in there too! Great pack buddy" (laugh laugh laugh, he is rubbing it in now super hard). Peel down 2 more cards and i say out loud to everyone in shop, "Hmm, this is odd. I already got a Wayne card (the dillion). I already got a Oiler card (the cam connor)...geez talk about odd, now i have a Wayne Card THATS an oiler card, CARD 18 WAYNE GRETZKY ROOKIE CARD!!!"
He looks down at my hand that is shaking , and hits the table top cursing "God D@MN IT". His little lackies are stunned. I put it in a super high quality holder, and sent it off to a granding company. Came back a psa 8, sold 2100 dollars. The best part though, when all was said and done, was hammering this jerk infront of his employees (i later found out he normally searched his sport card packs for jersey cards and such, and then went out of business).

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Posts: 1882 | Location: michigan | Registered: September 09, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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haha great story zhamlau Thumb Up
Serves him right,I too would of been pissed-off at his remarks.
I hope you went back after the grading and also let him know how much you sold it for.

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I tried to explain the concept of autographed cards in packs of nonsport cards to a coworker. I told him that I was going to buy a box of cards on ebay that guaranteed one autograph per box (Lost box for gf). I told him that some autos were harder to get and highly sought after. In all seriousness, the guy says, "Well, call me stupid, but I bet the guy who sells them to you will only put a regular autograph card in the box. You should tell him you are only willing to buy the box if he puts in the one you want."

I thought he was joking, but no. He kind of rolled his eyes when I said the boxes are sealed at the factory and the autograph you get is random. He figured that I was "being naive". Big Grin

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Posts: 1553 | Location: Southern California | Registered: March 01, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It is unbelievable the luck of the individual who does not collect cards. My mother in law knows that I like cards so she will buy the latest special at wal-mart. I have tried to explain to her why she shouldnt do that but what can I do...she's my mother in law. Two years ago she buys me a tube of mixed packs for $9.99 and I pull an $80.00 insert. Last Christmas she buys me two packs of a certain brand of football cards. Of course in my mind it takes a whole box to hopefully get anything good but what can I say...she's my mother in law. I bust them open and I find an Issac Bruce (St Louis Rams) football and jersy combo card numbered 8 of 25. The only problem now is that I could never sell it because of the story behind it. Just too sentimental i guess.


Could you loan me your mother-in-law for a few shopping trips? Big Grin

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Posts: 8466 | Location: Tormented Space | Registered: July 31, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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zhamlau:

I just read your pack pull story. Way to stick it to the dealer.

I like dealers and need dealers, but he got what he deserved for not wishing his customer's good luck. It's gotta be fun you know, and not not get dissed in front of everyone.
 
Posts: 417 | Location: San Francisco, CA, USA | Registered: October 21, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This probably deserves its own thread, but this one is close enough.

Before I became a card collector, a certain manufacturer called Darren was guesting on a certain shopping channel in the UK. It must have been just before Christmas 2001, it was a Lord of the Rings Show.

It featured among other things selling trading cards based on the Fellowship series. One of the items for sale was a Sean Bean (Boromir) UK exclusive auto card for £29.99.

How I laughed, and rolled on the floor with such jolity and glee, "Who is going to spend that kind of money on a piece of cardboard", I said to my wife.

About six months later I started collecting trading cards, and in particulat LOTR.

I will leave it to the rest of you to make up your own minds on my actions above.

Needless to say I've got Darren to blame for introducing me to the hobby. Thanks mate, I owe you a PINT!!
 
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This is going to sound like a real stupid question, but if it is, please blame it on me being a non-sporty Brit!
Reading zhamlau's story above made me realise that I don't actually know what a 'rookie' card it! (I know who Wayne Gretzky is - I took a tour of Madison Square Garden in '98 and got to sdand next to his locker!)
Could someone please explain for a simpleton like me? Big Grin
Au Res.,
Paul

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Originally posted by Quaint1:
This is going to sound like a real stupid question, but if it is, please blame it on me being a non-sporty Brit!
Reading zhamlau's story above made me realise that I don't actually know what a 'rookie' card it! (I know who Wayne Gretzky is - I took a tour of Madison Square Garden in '98 and got to sdand next to his locker!)
Could someone please explain for a simpleton like me? Big Grin
Au Res.,
Paul


I believe it's a card for his first year as a professional <whatever his sport is> player.
 
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Raj is correct Thumb Up

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Alice Cooper
 
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