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Forum: BASKETBALL Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Stat Monsters
Some long term investors see the sticker like...

Some long term investors see the sticker like investing in ice on a summer day when you don't want water...

The nature of the stickers are that they start to turn translucent on the surface due to...
Forum: BASKETBALL 11-15-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Stat Monsters
I hope all custom card sellers who are using...

I hope all custom card sellers who are using logos, pre-existing designs and unauthorized images and are not doing it out of creative art fandom but to monetize it as a business are legally served to...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 11-14-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By Stat Monsters
Upper Deck should just release an annual "Marvel...

Upper Deck should just release an annual "Marvel Movies" set with all films for the year to avoid busts and work on getting key signers
Forum: FOOTBALL 11-14-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Stat Monsters
95% of the Rookies are "Has Beens That Never...

95% of the Rookies are "Has Beens That Never Were" players who are either cut before the season starts, buried in the depth chart as benchwarmers or are busts and are the worst to try to sell these...
Forum: BASEBALL 11-01-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,327
Posted By Stat Monsters
If he didn't share the same first name as Giants...

If he didn't share the same first name as Giants icon, Willie Mays, even the same initials, Willie McCovey, would have been a bigger name just based on that. He was a gentleman and if you look at...
Forum: FOOTBALL 10-29-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Stat Monsters
My personal bias and complaint about getting...

My personal bias and complaint about getting anything made of fabric autographed is the signature ink often "bleeds" and/or gets absorbed into the material and ends up fading or looking like a...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-28-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By Stat Monsters
As much as there's hidden cardboard gold in the...

As much as there's hidden cardboard gold in the common's boxes, I often see some card shops feature old has been once favored cards of 5-20 years ago of players who nobody cares about and the shops...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-28-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 41,497
Posted By Stat Monsters
This right here is what Baseball Card collecting...

This right here is what Baseball Card collecting is all about. Forget about the price guides. Forget about speculating on prospects. It's about the nostalgia and how it makes the collector feel. I...
Forum: BASKETBALL 10-27-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 888
Posted By Stat Monsters
Skip the gimmicky novelties of so called rare...

Skip the gimmicky novelties of so called rare insert cards that are somewhat meaningless, historically, and I'd focus on getting either the STAR Basketball Cards graded by BGS, and there's several...
Forum: FOOTBALL 10-27-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,034
Posted By Stat Monsters
I think the Best Offer option on Auctions might...

I think the Best Offer option on Auctions might as well just be a "Buy it Now" price to eliminate that element of sellers fishing for gaudy offers, and if a seller feels their item is sizzling hot...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 10-21-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By Stat Monsters
This is a great card. Unfortunately if it's...

This is a great card.

Unfortunately if it's too thick as it seems, much like the NBA Shadowbox Autograph Cards or those Game of Thrones "Pin" Relic cards, most grading companies, including BGS who...
Forum: FOOTBALL 10-21-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,096
Posted By Stat Monsters
I would buy Panini and then contact every...

I would buy Panini and then contact every customer who is owed a redemption card back and ensure each and every one of the customers get something to their complete satisfaction before the end of...
Forum: BASKETBALL 10-19-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 7,406
Posted By Stat Monsters
Agreed, Josh Hart is like Derek Fisher, a guy...

Agreed, Josh Hart is like Derek Fisher, a guy nobody gives the respect deserved that keeps on playing well, earning that eventual respect.

The Lakers need to fast track Hart off the bench and into...
Forum: FOOTBALL 10-18-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 632
Posted By Stat Monsters
How about a strong Friday Night Lights or NCAA...

How about a strong Friday Night Lights or NCAA Football town in Nebraska or Oklahoma or a smaller market in the mid-west that can still support a team? I'm sort of tired of major metropolitan states...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Stat Monsters
Nice Artwork, beautiful rendering. I'd say...

Nice Artwork, beautiful rendering.

I'd say stay away from producing a set, as you may get into licensing issues if you integrate MLB team logos into caps or uniforms or even using the likeness of...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By Stat Monsters
The oversized cards are really nice when they're...

The oversized cards are really nice when they're crash numbered showing limited edition unique numbering, as Topps has done.
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Stat Monsters
To me, it's worth getting graded because the...

To me, it's worth getting graded because the benefits are:

1) It will authenticate it, including any restoration or alterations like trimming

2) It displays really nicely in a PSA holder

3)...
Forum: GRADING 10-13-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 41,904
Posted By Stat Monsters
They should just slab every card with an eyeball...

They should just slab every card with an eyeball glance and give it a higher grade than typically deserved and churn out more Prestine Gem Mint 10's, which is exactly what submitters want :)
Forum: FOOTBALL 10-11-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By Stat Monsters
Best Advice Ever !!! You then will have a...

Best Advice Ever !!! You then will have a refined collection and never have a 5,000 count box of commons and marginal players as well as today's hot rookies who become tomorrow's has beens that...
Forum: FOOTBALL 10-10-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,185
Posted By Stat Monsters
He's a good player today, but in the hobby he's...

He's a good player today, but in the hobby he's quite mediocre with very little long term upside potential. He's Wes Welker or Dallas Clark or name that All-Pro player who will never be in the Hall...
Forum: BASKETBALL 10-07-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Stat Monsters
If you look at the list of Naismith Basketball...

If you look at the list of Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame players who have certified autographed cards, there's over a dozen whose cards can be had often for under $5 and dozens who are under $10,...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 09-30-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,445
Posted By Stat Monsters
I wish issuing "Reprints" remarked today as...

I wish issuing "Reprints" remarked today as "Variants" and "Second Printing" was abolished in the comic book industry, it kills the hobby in terms of the joy of searching for back issues and getting...
Forum: BASKETBALL 09-30-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,766
Posted By Stat Monsters
100% agreed. Only idiot sellers use...

100% agreed.

Only idiot sellers use "bubble wrap" which only protects minimally for impact damage, but does not protect at all from any bending, folding nor pressure impact as simple as...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-27-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By Stat Monsters
Hand Signed is good if not great for a PC, if you...

Hand Signed is good if not great for a PC, if you get it yourself, in-person. You'll always have the memory of the experience. You'll know, as the personal witness that it's a real autograph.
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Forum: BASEBALL 09-26-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,013
Posted By Stat Monsters
It's good to see the victims fight back and not...

It's good to see the victims fight back and not just sit there and take the abuse.
Forum: BASKETBALL 09-23-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,198
Posted By Stat Monsters
Kevin Durant is like Karl Malone... in an era...

Kevin Durant is like Karl Malone... in an era with players who are more popular, and KD's more lackluster marquee personality, and not being the go-to-#1-guy on a team (overshadowed by Curry) as a...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-23-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,516
Posted By Stat Monsters
It is so refreshing to hear an honest,...

It is so refreshing to hear an honest, straight-shooter with integrity tell it like it truly is. Kudos to you for pointing it out and spelling it out. The card "is what it is" and to hide it or...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-22-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,519
Posted By Stat Monsters
Jimmy GAR-CRAP-OH-NO !!! Not a case of...

Jimmy GAR-CRAP-OH-NO !!!

Not a case of bandwagon jumping on the "What Have You Done for Me Lately?" Bus he's being thrown under, but more of an original naysayer of the premature prospectors...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-16-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,398
Posted By Stat Monsters
I hope it's related to marijuana because he's...

I hope it's related to marijuana because he's been warned so many times and made so many mistakes, it would be poetic justice for him to fall, fail fast, and show the world what a stupid person he is...
Forum: BASKETBALL 09-10-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,462
Posted By Stat Monsters
All collectibles should be shipped with proper...

All collectibles should be shipped with proper handling and packaging regardless of it's a $0.01 card or a $1,000 card since that penny card may be important to a supercollector.

I'd say put it in...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-08-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,660
Posted By Stat Monsters
Collector's often look for the G.O.A.T. of each...

Collector's often look for the G.O.A.T. of each era, and Brady owns the Y2K and the next decade as well.

However, you're asking about Investment, and by definition that might mean "buy low, sell...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-07-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,815
Posted By Stat Monsters
For the money the FMV dictates on rookies,...

For the money the FMV dictates on rookies, prospects and stars touted as "The Next ____" (Favre, Brady, Manning, Montana, Elway, Marino, Aikman, Brees, etc.) - - I'd actually in fact rather opt for...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-07-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 7,115
Posted By Stat Monsters
He has worn out his welcome by both teammates and...

He has worn out his welcome by both teammates and fans as well as management, so he's out of there. Other teams will be wary of his pouting and may feel he's near the pinnacle of his playing days,...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 09-07-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Stat Monsters
Personally, I'd narrow my focus to just SILVER...

Personally, I'd narrow my focus to just SILVER AGE and specific issues (not necessarily titles) and decide upon quality (higher grade) or quantity (a more robust collection).

There's too much...
Forum: ComicBookJunkie 09-06-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Stat Monsters
Grading a bag is a fairly silly proposition. ...

Grading a bag is a fairly silly proposition.

What I'd say CGC could do, if people just want their bagged comics slabbed because they look pretty and it adds prestige is to slab them with a...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 08-30-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,174
Posted By Stat Monsters
This letter showed the opposite of his other...

This letter showed the opposite of his other messages, some maturity and sincerity, so I think he's trying to salvage a bad situation he dug himself into by taking accountability with no lame excuses.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 08-30-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,174
Posted By Stat Monsters
You are 100% in the clear of any wrong-doing. ...

You are 100% in the clear of any wrong-doing.

The artist is 100% a jerk and instead of "outing" you and "blacklisting" you from the community, I'd speculate his antics are causing himself to be...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 08-28-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Stat Monsters
Sex Sells... Danica, Rousey and Kornikova prove...

Sex Sells... Danica, Rousey and Kornikova prove that you don't have to win to outperform your peers in the world of marketing and endorsements as well as trading cards.
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 08-28-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Stat Monsters
If they are going to golf, then that's probably...

If they are going to golf, then that's probably equivalent to watching paint dry...

Golf is a pretty lackluster spectator sport. It's a fun parlor sport to play, like bowling 'tho.

If they're...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-26-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By Stat Monsters
I guess that's where consigning material to a...

I guess that's where consigning material to a dealer or through another auction house other than eBay might eliminate the risk for fraud if they take ownership of the marketing, sale, collection and...
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