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Old 05-26-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default When a purchase destroys the value of your PC

OK, it's not quite like that, but it's something.

I put in a snipe bid on a PC card last weekend. I won't say what I bid, but let's just say that given where the card ended I could have purchased more copies of this card than actually exist.

Alex Wood 2013 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor #5/5, BGS 9.5 RCR

$15.61 shipped

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BGS-RCR-9-5...vip=true&rt=nc


When Wood started the season 10-0 last year, I became the owner of a small money-printing machine. I sold a red refractor, a couple oranges, three or four black refractors, a gold or two, etc etc. I made back a significant portion of what I've put into the PC. If money were the object, I definitely should have sold it all then!!!

This is really a lesson in the volatility of modern card collections, and just how quickly people move on to newer players. The Dodgers were way out in first when Wood was pitching lights-out, and a few Dodger collectors became very interested. Now the Dodgers are turding it up, Kershaw is out (the Kershaw/Wood correlation meant more for the value of my collection than perhaps anything else), and even though Wood is still pitching moderately well (3.32 ERA, 2.71 FIP, 1.02 WHIP, 5.67 K/BB) ... he's only got one win to show for it, and the few who cared have moved on.

You guys with years-long player PCs, following the ups and downs of your favorite players, will certainly resonate with how it feels. For me ... I guess I got a tremendous PC card for much less than I was willing to pay.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:22 PM   #2
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The ups and downs of a baseball career definitely allows for profits and losses. It's nice when you collect who you like and don't worry about the money. Congrats on a nice pick up.

Also, dodgers suck

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Old 05-26-2018, 07:30 PM   #3
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I love the ups and downs of modern cards, it adds a strategic element to collecting.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:40 PM   #4
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I liked the phrase turding it up.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:51 PM   #5
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Great snipe!!!

I've been selling Bowman Draft paper and the player lots have almost become a bell weather of the rise and fall of players.

Juan Soto is a perfect example. Seemed like he spiked quickly and faded a bit.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:14 PM   #6
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I love it when people stop shelling out money for guys I collect. That's why I don't prospect and just collect. The less people care, the less money I have to spend on my PC guys.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:53 PM   #7
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Def overpaid
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:20 AM   #8
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Dodger fan has to be gun shy now. Seager, Alex Guerrero, Bellinger, Wood....OUCH
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:15 AM   #9
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That's a nice pickup. Last season I sold the gold refractor of that same card ungraded for $80. It's kinda funny to me how much his cards have dropped, because Alex Wood is a really good pitcher. But in baseball card terms for pitchers, 27 years old is ancient unless you're Scherzer or Kershaw.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:22 PM   #10
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Just thought of this thread! Decided to sell some of Zack collins surplus stuff. Huge mistake. I guess if I'm not one of the buyers involved, his stuff is going to go for less.
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