Blowout Cards Forums
2017 black Friday wave 8

Go Back   Blowout Cards Forums > BLOWOUTS HOBBY TALK > MMA - Mixed Martial Arts


MMA - Mixed Martial Arts Post your MMA Cards Hobby Talk

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
rjchen's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 807
Default Miesha Tate Jumbo Threads Superfractor from 2013 Finest

Seeing as how she's a coach on the ultimate fighter, I was debating whether it was worth holding onto or unloading at the end? What's your opinion I don't see much 1/1 stuff of hers.
My Photobucket
rjchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
Deathgate's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bolivia, NC
Posts: 2,430

That's a tough one. Do you put it up now and field offers, while she's getting weekly exposure from the show? Do you get better offers by waiting until the day of, or maybe a day or two before their big showdown? And if you do get a great offer then, do they pay if Tate loses? And if she does lose, how much lower, if any, will the offers be afterwards? Either way, you want to be careful that you don't leave too much money on the table, but you still want to make sure it sells.

It would probably drive me crazy trying to figure that one out. Personally, I'd give up and throw it on eBay with a 99 cent staring price, and see where it ends up at, but then again, I am not known for my business sense. So, if I were you, I probably wouldn't do that.
My Sketch Card Collection:

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?
Deathgate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
Stat Monsters
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,693

I think the best time to sell it is right before her fight with Ronda Rousey (I thought I heard it's in December possibly), have the auction end about the day or 2 after the fight.

This way, you'll capture the "what if" hype of bids before the fight if people thinks she'll win the match.

If she loses, you'll have certain bid levels locked in.

And if she wins, you'll benefit from the huge hype of the new champion with the auction closing after the fight.

You'll get the most "impulse" buyers who buy off of the media (news) hype as well if it's for auction around the fight.

Even if she loses the fight, it's not junk, so she has a solid fan base.

I'd refrain from taking offers and just roll the dice and let the marketplace dictate what you can sell it for and let the bidding war commence rather than risk having some profiteering buyer negotiate you down and replicate the sales plan above, only to make you feel that money could have been yours if it goes higher than imagination.

I'd also refrain from the $.99 listings, where in one breath, you get active bidders, in another it's a very slow climb to where you want it to be. I personally hate "penny auctions" for some reason as a seller and as a buyer.

You'd be best putting a starting bid around the prices you've been offered for the card or if there's any historical precedent to 1/1 sales of her cards. Then to motivate somebody to bid and not have so many "watchers" looking at it hoping it won't get bid on so you'll lower your price or take their subsequent offers, you'd put a "Buy it Now" price at a somewhat unreasonable number high enough where you'd be very happy, but low enough where it's not insane.

Last edited by Stat Monsters; 09-16-2013 at 08:54 PM.
Stat Monsters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
enyouartist's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,376

I would list it now at a high buy-it-now, and field offers. Give yourself a bigger window of opportunity to sell. Let's see the pics!
enyouartist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 10:26 AM   #5
imbaked247's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: La La Land
Posts: 6,595

If you honestly believe she can/will beat Rhonda then have the auction end after their fight, I know it's MMA and anything can happen and as much as I want to see Rhonda knocked down a peg I don't think Miesha is going to dethrone her. I would ride the TUF hype train up to about a week before the fight and have it paid for and shipped before the outcome of the fight to avoid nonpaying bidders.
I pc Tomlinson
Looking for 2008 SOT Sp Authentic M Faulk auto
imbaked247 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
tnj0426's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 4,458

Definitely agree. Get it posted/listed now for offers and sell before the fight. I do think Rhonda will beat her again.
Enjoy card collecting, trading and selling. If it is not fun, why do it.
tnj0426 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2013, Blowout Cards Inc.