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Old 06-22-2018, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default Time to open the case thatís been sitting on the shelf for 3 years - EMINENCE

Really long story short....

In 2013, I talked some coworkers into buying some cases of original flawless and holding them sealed for a while for resale. We crushed it. The value increased by 40-80% in a matter of a few months. I made a few guys thousands of dollars and they just sat back and thanked me. It was awesome.

Fast forward to the end of 2015, and eminence was announced. I thought we might be able to do the same thing again. But when I saw the checklist, I was disappointed. Only two rookies. No logomen. No dual logomen Autos.

Such a bummer.

I let the guys know that I didnít think the investment would pay off and that it was a no go.

A couple of hours later one of my buddies texted me back. ďIím sad. I really wanted to buy some. I just really like the look of eminence.Ē

I was sad too. I wanted it to be great. I hoped it would be better, but as I dissected the checklist, I found it compelling.

We kind of talked each other into it.

I bought three cases. Two for me. One for my buddy, Rem.

A couple months after purchasing the cases, I opted to trade my cases as part of a package to get the Kobe championship tag auto /2. But that still left Remís case.

Iíve listed it for sale several times, but between ebay and PayPal fees, shipping, risk of loss, we havenít found a domestic buyer that would make it worth while.

So, that brings us to tonight. Rem just finished his PHD, and itís time to celebrate. Iíll get the video up first think in the morning.

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Old 06-22-2018, 01:55 AM   #2
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Oh man, can't wait to see this!
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:13 AM   #3
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Dam good luck!

Also you must have some reputation for your coworkers to be able to drop thousands on some cardboard (esp if they’re not into the hobby)
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:19 AM   #4
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Wonder whats inside and goodluck!!


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Old 06-22-2018, 07:41 AM   #5
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This should be excellent!
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:56 AM   #6
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Awesome! Hoping for great results! Good luck!
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:56 AM   #7
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Good luck! I’d be peeing my pants opening that.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:57 AM   #8
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That takes some cojones I do not have.

Godspeed to your buddy.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:03 AM   #9
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Good luck!
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:06 AM   #10
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Good luck friend! Hope you pull a Championship Tag!!!

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Old 06-22-2018, 09:13 AM   #11
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Fun, almost feels like a throwback break Last case sold for $6200 back in May. What were these out the gate?
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:13 AM   #12
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Good luck! Congratulations on him completing his PhD.

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I feel some positive vibes for you today adam! Hoping you hit big
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Fun, almost feels like a throwback break Last case sold for $6200 back in May. What were these out the gate?
Were they like 8k? I thought that was right around original msrp
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Were they like 8k? I thought that was right around original msrp
They were $6K
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make sure you check every layer of the case and good luck.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:28 AM   #17
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What big hits are still left?
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Exciting! Looking forward to watching this break
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:37 AM   #19
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I fully expect the 1,000 top card thread to counter with a case of Panini Complete

I couldn't sleep last night and saw this right when it was posted. Ready for that video!
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What big hits are still left?
A bunch of the cut autos have never been tracked:

-Elvis
-Honus Wagner
-Nelson Mandela

Iíve only ever seen 1 of the Kobe and Curry Tags (which would be amazing if Adam pulled the 2nd Kobe). I also may be wrong and both Kobeís may have been pulled.

Then there are a few USA 1/1ís that havenít been seen. I know Adam has the Bird, but I think a Stockton or Malone would pair well.

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Old 06-22-2018, 11:33 AM   #21
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I'm a moron.

Somebody wanna remind me how to post a video on here?
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:40 AM   #22
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I'm a moron.

Somebody wanna remind me how to post a video on here?
Just post to youtube and put the link here
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:49 AM   #23
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DISCLAIMER#1 - We had my eight year old record with my phone while we opened..... this is not a high quality video. Clearly I need to teach my kid to hold a camera without blocking the lens. My daughter randomly walks through a few times to make faces on the phone camera Rem had set up.... yeah, this is kind of what you get from a guy with 3 kids..... sorry. Not sorry.

DISCLAIMER#2 - Rem and I were pretty hyped after totally geeking out to the draft. We had too much fun with this. Getty school children.

FINAL DISCLAIMER - I only bust a box every two or three years. I absolutely am addicted to it, but I know it's not an experience that satisfies, but only leaves you wanting more. So when I do it, I really take my time and have fun with it. Don't judge me.

Without further ado, I present to you a video that I think you will enjoy. It's nearly ten minutes long.... but let me give you some advice.... turn up the volume...... and just watch it.

Finally figured it out. Seriously, sorry for the ROUGH quality.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FHlzuYmiac
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:52 AM   #24
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Video???

Pics instead!!!
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:57 AM   #25
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Video???

Pics instead!!!
Hahah. I will post the picture of the card that really matters.... but I won't spoil it for a few hours for those who will watch the video.

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