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Forum: ComicBookJunkie 06-21-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 558
Posted By Stat Monsters
I agree, and in my mind, "best offer" means BEST...

I agree, and in my mind, "best offer" means BEST offer... not a back and forth negotiation.

That's why on eBay a lot of times I just list items at what I ideally would like to reasonably sell it...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 06-16-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
The chase is on! There's the online...

The chase is on!

There's the online exclusives and then there's the convention exclusives not sold online?

I know there used to be (and still is very prevalent with other titles and artists)...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 06-16-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Stat Monsters
The best advice on enjoying the hobby is not to...

The best advice on enjoying the hobby is not to turn it into a business and get fixated on values, speculation, ego (wanting elusive variants for the pretty cover and implied scarcity), nor because...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 06-16-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
...and why isn't there one with Gwen Stacy? (Or...

...and why isn't there one with Gwen Stacy? (Or Spider-Gwen)
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 06-15-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By Stat Monsters
a Landon Donovan career tribute set with jersey...

a Landon Donovan career tribute set with jersey and ball cards as well as autographs
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-14-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,171
Posted By Stat Monsters
Mine wasn't a "steal" more than an "opportunity"...

Mine wasn't a "steal" more than an "opportunity" back in 1989 or 1990, I was at a card shop in San Francisco, in the Sunset District and a guy had boxes of Fleer Basketball and the 1986 packs at $20...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-13-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1,819
Views: 65,337
Posted By Stat Monsters
Wasn't Kevin Maas a phenom?

Wasn't Kevin Maas a phenom?
Forum: HOCKEY 06-12-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,339
Posted By Stat Monsters
I kinda feel that Sid came out with so much hype...

I kinda feel that Sid came out with so much hype and his card values were already overpriced and the expectations on the ice were high to the degree that he's not lived up to "the Next One"...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 06-12-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Stat Monsters
At Wonder Con in Anaheim, Jim Lee only signed via...

At Wonder Con in Anaheim, Jim Lee only signed via CGC behind closed doors, as a private session, not in front of fans but through a CGC rep, where fans left books to get signed then certified/graded....
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-12-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Stat Monsters
Charles Barkley is one of the last elusive...

Charles Barkley is one of the last elusive signers for trading card companies of the NBA Career 20k Pt Club who isn't deceased (of course).

Ewing was tough, but recently started to sign for...
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-08-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,634
Posted By Stat Monsters
He will go to the Chicago Bulls with the...

He will go to the Chicago Bulls with the contingency that he gets to wear Jordan's #23 jersey.
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 06-08-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,075
Posted By Stat Monsters
I wonder what the % split is between those going...

I wonder what the % split is between those going to SDCC and hunting exclusives for resale VS securing for their personal collection.

I know a few folks who, to their credit and ambition, go to...
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-07-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,219
Posted By Stat Monsters
I kinda "get" what other naysayers of the post...

I kinda "get" what other naysayers of the post are saying

Not so much as bragging or gloating, but truth be told, there's far too many facts and information to the story that need not been...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 06-03-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
To J Scott Campbell's credit, I do believe he...

To J Scott Campbell's credit, I do believe he still will do "one free autograph" per fan (non CGC Signature Series too, I think) at conventions like SDCC.

With that, he's still fan friendly and...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 05-31-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Stat Monsters
Tiger's downfall in life and as an athlete is a...

Tiger's downfall in life and as an athlete is a self-fulfilling prophecy to his approach to his personal life how he treated his wife, as well as how he shunned his fans as one of sports must...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-31-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Stat Monsters
Too many of the old Topps wax / cellos and...

Too many of the old Topps wax / cellos and especially racks are searched and reconfigured boxes, some even resealed packs.

I'd avoid those, especially from eBay sellers that are not of high...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-30-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 17,110
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think some creators see the windows as being...

I think some creators see the windows as being very anal knit picky approaches to monetize autographs and there's a stigma to the windowed comics as being too much of a "white glove treatment" to the...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-26-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By Stat Monsters
I heard BGS and PSA were both changing the terms...

I heard BGS and PSA were both changing the terms of their services, which makes grading a tougher option for resellers. With Personal Collections (PC), it could be fine, but the bulk of their...
Forum: BASEBALL 05-24-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,285
Posted By Stat Monsters
Sellers on eBay generally are inherently stupid,...

Sellers on eBay generally are inherently stupid, lazy and cheap.

Especially those offering "Free Shipping" or low cost shipping.

I'd say just charge $3 and do it right and be done with the...
Forum: BASEBALL 05-23-2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,168
Posted By Stat Monsters
This proves that many collectors chase a number...

This proves that many collectors chase a number more than a card.

Grading is an opinion, albeit a trained eye and professional evaluation, still subject to human error and not steadfast rules.
...
Forum: BASEBALL 05-23-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,822
Posted By Stat Monsters
Alex Bregman based upon speculation and current...

Alex Bregman based upon speculation and current FMV pricing, he's a potential bargain where other players and prospects might be priced as if they're already enshrined in the Hall of Fame with...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-22-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By Stat Monsters
It seems like an easy no-brainer to coordinate,...

It seems like an easy no-brainer to coordinate, but I "get it" that they put comics into categories and some grade faster than others and they just want to bundle orders, grade, and ship rather than...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-22-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 16,361
Posted By Stat Monsters
Whatever happened to artist, JO CHEN, she had a...

Whatever happened to artist, JO CHEN, she had a style similar to Artgerm's, but she was releasing published work years before, including a great run on Dark Horse's Buffy series of covers.

If I...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-22-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By Stat Monsters
The one thing that would really be nice if CGC...

The one thing that would really be nice if CGC would do, is to combine shipping across varied services, so they ship in one box and can be combined for shipping discounts.

Right now, I think each...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-17-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,046
Posted By Stat Monsters
CGC's Signature Series had offered an opportunity...

CGC's Signature Series had offered an opportunity at Wonder Con this year for a Jim Lee autograph where books were submitted to CGC and they handled the autograph, so the book(s) are left with CGC. ...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-15-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By Stat Monsters
Automatic Decline is a wonderful tool on eBay,...

Automatic Decline is a wonderful tool on eBay, eliminating the cheapskates and sending them the message right away that they're not in the ballpark with their offer, so step up to the plate properly...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-15-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,046
Posted By Stat Monsters
Great Update! I was unaware of that...

Great Update!

I was unaware of that situation at the show.

I was going to get books signed by Starlin and have it CGC Signature Series, but the line was long by mid-day when he was out on a...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-11-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,300
Posted By Stat Monsters
How about just stop signing completely if it...

How about just stop signing completely if it bothers Adam so much. He owes nobody anything.,

Just offer photo ops, handshakes and conversations.

Fans are not owed anything.

Look at those...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-10-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,300
Posted By Stat Monsters
Adam Hughes should just say anything submitted to...

Adam Hughes should just say anything submitted to CGC for Signature Series has to be "Personalized" (inscribed with a dedication) if he wants it to stay with "true fans" who would be enamored by the...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-08-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Stat Monsters
For some reason, I thought I saw CGC themselves...

For some reason, I thought I saw CGC themselves have the tools and expertise to crack cases at conventions, so if you were going to get a CGC witness you'd then just coordinate with them the cracking...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-06-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By Stat Monsters
I, as many, have boxes and cases of 1989 Pro Set...

I, as many, have boxes and cases of 1989 Pro Set Series II featuring rookie cards of Barry Sanders, Andre Rison, Thurman Thomas, Troy Aikman, Derek Thomas, etc.

Great rookie release, nice design,...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-06-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
I agree with you on the whole forgery of somewhat...

I agree with you on the whole forgery of somewhat irrelevant names for 98% of the world population like artists and writers who are not deceased or iconic.

I find it continually odd how much the...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-05-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
No specifics per se, but I have a lot of signed...

No specifics per se, but I have a lot of signed books by various artists and in various grades where I'd randomly get either a blue or a green label with "Name written on cover" as a disclosure on...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-05-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
That indeed is an awesome remark by JSC, congrats...

That indeed is an awesome remark by JSC, congrats on receiving it!
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 05-05-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
Personally, I think that a JSC signed comic...

Personally, I think that a JSC signed comic that's CGC'ed that gets a blue label (name written on cover) or green label (name written on cover), since it seems CGC can't have a consensus stance on...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-29-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,900
Posted By Stat Monsters
I agree that these "reimaginations" are often...

I agree that these "reimaginations" are often uninspired lacking any creative flair.

Once in a while they're "cute" and sometimes even creatively "clever", but other times they're flat out...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-27-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,794
Posted By Stat Monsters
BARRY SANDERS, psychological injury of taking...

BARRY SANDERS, psychological injury of taking himself out of the game prematurely. It would have been nice to see what he could/would have done with a full career in the NFL.
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-25-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 17,110
Posted By Stat Monsters
That is a good system, especially with Adam...

That is a good system, especially with Adam Hughes autographs with his "AH!" initials goes by fast too.

I think the best policy is just to:

1) Mandate "Personalization" to dedicate each...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-24-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
Dead On Accurate! In general, within the...

Dead On Accurate!

In general, within the Original Art (OA) community, it's widely known that people who collect "commissions" (including sketch cards, sketch covers, remarks, custom renderings,...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 04-23-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 68,869
Posted By Stat Monsters
I agree with your disagreement. The greedy...

I agree with your disagreement.

The greedy amateur (uneducated on what to buy) investors came into varied hobbies over 25 years ago such as the sports cards in the late 80's early 90's; Beanie...
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