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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2008 Masterpieces Football Box a lot 7


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

2008 Masterpieces Football Box a lot 6

Sweet Time Warp Parallel
This is the third one of these I have pulled.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

2008 Masterpieces Football Box a lot 5

I have 4 of these chris johnsons through buying lots and busting boxes.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Westbrook Patch - Acquired

Has been acquired. Astute reader E Wensel emailed me minutes before a Westbrook patch was set to end. It was titled "08 Materpiece patch". Yes mater not master. I swooped in and got it for $7.50 shipped. Awesome.

2008 Masterpieces Football Box a lot 4


I need the Westbrook patch version. One sold on ebay for .99 and I didn't see it because it was listed as "08 westbrook canvas patch"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Donruss Settlement with MLB

is worthless and means nothing. Find it Here.

Here is what it means. There is no money paid, Donruss and Ms. Powell can't make baseball cards anymore. Of course Ms. Powell and Donruss aren't in that business anymore. Disolve the LLC and call it a day if Panini hasn't done so already.

Yes, It's that simple.

2008 Masterpieces Football Box a lot 2

/99 it looks black in the pic but it is actually brown

Friday, September 18, 2009

2008 Masterpieces Football Box a lot 1

Well the Beardmeister is going to die, just die or not:

That is a nice patch my blog reading friends. This was actually the second box I opened and the Flacco was in the first pack. In typical UD fashion, the patch cards are packed out back first. I saw the ravens logo on the back and couldn't find the name right away, the odds of it being a Mcgahee were smaller than a Flacco. I have seen a couple Flaccos on ebay but I own 3 Mcgahees and saw another one sold the other day. Anyway, I flipped it over and was psyched. Looks like a logo to me but it could be part of the small number 5 or the big number, I don't know.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It worked!

1 red auto and 2 patches out of 8 boxes of masterpieces football. One of the patches is going to make one reader very jealous. I'll give you a hint it rhymes with jlacko mogo patch.

I also got 7 Rookie Patch autos out of 6 boxes. 1 box had 3 RPA's 4 numbered rookies and 2 or 3 other autos. I think it qualifies as a hot box.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Group Breaks

Yes I know it's only the 16th soon to be the 17th but just a reminder of the group breaks. I have ordered 3 boxes of each 2008 premier football and Baseball. I will order more in needed but only if we fill up the entire box. I have had quite a bit of interest in the premier breaks so sign up quick so you don't end up being the odd man or woman out.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Heritage auctions a scam?

Judge for yourself, but comment 18 sums it up well. Even if everything Greg Rohan says is true in the first comment and his quotes, its still shady and unethical in my opinion.

Case hits on the cheap or not

I have talked about the art of the group break. In my opinion the key is to figure out the teams that have the most possible hits. Sometimes the Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco is pulled, but rarely. For the Falcons and Ravens, who do you have. Whereas any of old school teams have tons of players.

I apply the same theory to busting boxes. For example, there are 8 or so rookie patches per case in 2008 SP authentic Football. 12 boxes a case. I'm going to say there are 2-3 "case hits". My point is, I have a great shot at getting a lot of nice patches and possibly a case hit for half the price of the case. If you buy 1-2 boxes you essentially have no shot, but half the case and you might walk away with all of the case hits.

Another example, masterpieces football. 2 red patches 2 red autos. Other than the great masterpieces case disaster of 2009 I have pulled 2 patches myself (JD Booty in December out of 2 boxes and EDIII out of 3 boxes in January) and no red autos. Provided the boxes follow some sort of collation, I have a real shot at all four case hits, or none.

Or I could just buy the case hits off of ebay. Make no mistake, I am dropping $540 on the half case of sp authentic and $328 on the masterpieces.

Captain Canuck said...
assuming of course you have a seller of boxes that is trustworthy. That eliminates ebay. How many boxes of high end product are sold out of a case where the hit(s) are already pulled?
September 14, 2009 6:42 PM

stusigpi said...
That's an excellent point. There are 2-3 sellers that I would do this with. DA, Blowout, Atlanta. I'm not saying the others aren't trustworthy, but these I can assure you are on the up and up.

The above is of course always an issue, especially with exquisite.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What the hell is this?

Um What? Call me crazy but something isn't right with that auction. I have noticed, perhaps thanks to Gellman's dilligence, that the sale prices on these cards seem to be decreasing. In addition, the fake exquisite logo's and 30 color patches are barely going for what the core card is going for.

Reds, Tigers, Cubs

Thorzul is hosting a group break and those three teams are available. Alex, Andy, Cubby?

Greats of the Game. Nice possibilities.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

2008 Masterpieces Football Jersey Wantlist

Not numbered:

16, 19, 44, 49, 51, 52, 57

2008 CC16 DeMarcus Ware Cowboys
2008 CC19 Devin Hester Bears
2008 CC44 Willis McGahee Ravens
2008 CC49 Matt Forte` Bears
2008 CC51 Matt Ryan Falcons
2008 CC52 Michael Clayton Buccaneers
2008 CC57 Ryan Grant Packers

Are you Serious?

Disclaimer: Blah blah blah, yes I want the card, blah blah blah, anyway.

Many of my posts over the next few weeks will be about the 2008 Masterpieces Football patches. I've posted a few times about idiots that have outrageous BIN prices, aptly titled I want to buy it know, but do you want to sell it now?

Today I bring you this auction. $50? really. I have yet to see any of these go for close to that. I did get a Ryan that I paid $33 for.

So here is what I wrote to the guy:

I'll give you $7 plus shipping for the card. I don't mean for this offer to insult you, but frankly these cards don't sell for a whole lot. It is a nice 4 color patch, but to give you an idea of what these sell for I picked up a Matt Ryan 3 color for $32, glen dorsey 2 colors for $6 or so each. Steve Slaton 2 color for $8.

His response:

I appreciate your interest in the card, but I would rather hold on to the card in that case. This card is a four color and has a very desirable numbering, so I would value it more than either of the two you have mentioned. Thanks,

Are you serious? It's Devin Hester, not Joe Flacco, Favre, or Ryan. It's not even four color. It's white orange and that dark blue/black bears color. Yes its numbered 50/50. Does this really matter to anyone? I am aware that there are those collectors that try to get the first, last, and jersey number of the player. Those are usually player super collectors. Sounds like he is and "ebay 1/1" guy.

I suppose when you are player supercollector you have to pay whatever price you have to to get the card, but how much can this card possibly be worth?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Call me crazy, but yes I am the current high bidder


Comment about me on the Beckett Blog

The blowout deals post on Beckett blog

Very nice of them
Comment by mike swift September 9, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

Comment by AJ;LSKSAJ;L September 9, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

It was a lot of fun reading all the twitter reactions to this sale. Well done by Blowout.
Comment by James September 10, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

the twitter banter was hilarious
@iamjoecollector was like a rabid dog hunting wax deals.
Comment by Chris Gilmore September 10, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

Well, I was ready to spend some money, but alas didn’t get the chance. One last time, Cases?
Comment by iamjoecollector September 11, 2009 @ 12:58 am

Not Sportscard related

Dynex Tv Comcast code 0463, 10463

As promised

The Canada packages have been sent. No tracking numbers available except I do have the customs number. Captain Canada, I sent last and this months stuff in the package.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Blowout 9/9/9 deals

Hard as hell to get in to. I picked up a box of 2008 Score Football for 1.99. All the others were well sold out with the exception of Triple Turd by the time I got to them. Everyone was so whipped into a frenzy that Blowout could have sold anything, which begs the question: Why didn't they post a ton of the slow selling stuff at 20% off or cases for that matter?

They did do a case of Documentary, a product I would never buy, but they only posted one at $99. This would have been a great time to move SPA at $949.99 a case. I imagine blowout has 50 cases? of this stuff and they could have sold 10-20 easy at that price and there probably would have been profit in it. Masterpieces is the same way. Just a thought.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Buying all Baseball and Football Masterpieces Patches and Serial Numbered

Just as the title says, I am buying them all including red parallel Baseball which are not numbered. Send an email to stusigpi@hotmail.com with what you have.

The most I have spent on a single in a while,

When there are 50 you have to take what you can get. Now I need Flacco and Favre:
$35 shipped. Its a lot of money but can't get a box of Masterpieces football for that and patches are 2 per case. Here is the Checklist and the Masterpieces Checklist Homepage.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Fake Patch Ebay Seller

Maybe I Should bid on all of them and then not pay? Actually I just did. Muhahahaha. Posted this topic on Blowout Forums as well.

Every one of ebay seller **ryder** ryder 's patches are fake. Gellman first posted the Peterson fake logo here. I am not trying to take any credit what so ever for this. Gellman at sportscardsuncensored is the one that finds a lot of these or his readers send them to him.

I am only posting the seller's name because I get hits from people searching for certain user names. Check out all the fakes here.

Why people bid on these without checking I will never know. The Matt Ryan fake patch is pretty good a certainly the type of patch you would find in SP authentic SPA. However logos are much less common.

Here is his OJ mayo Auction here was the original

He buys the host card with one account and then sells under another.

Group Break Cards Mailed

With the exception of our Canada friends. You will have to wait until Thursday. I have to go into the post office and do the customs forms.

Group Breaks

I have the two Premier breaks open for sign ups now. I realize it is only the 7th, but if people can comment with their interest it would be helpful to me in figuring out how many boxes we are going to need. You will,of course not be held to your comment of interest, but it seems that people forget to get on the list at the end of the month. I don't know how many "i forgot to sign up" emails I get.

Payments are due the 1st of October by 9am

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pack Searcher! Caught in the Act

I don't have one of the new iphones so I can't take video but I was standing in line at the walmart and there he was pawing at these cards like a drunk horny teenager on prom night.

He left with a measly pack of 09-10 Topps Basketball and 2009 Icons football. Enjoy that $2 hit or that $3 you net after fees shipping and not counting time you put into your endeavor.

Bud light presents "Real Men of Genius"
(real men of genius)
Today we salute you, Mr. Department Store Pack Searcher Guy
(Mr. Department Store Pack Searcher Guy)
Every week you trek to all the local walmarts and targets in search of new boxes of sports cards
(in the kiddie section)
You possess the trifecta of loserdom, too much time on your hands, lack of morals, and have never known the touch of a woman
(not so atrractive)
Two dollar hits, the ability to caress pack after pack and look yourself in mirror, next up feeling yourself and looking in the mirror.
(good imagination)
So crack open a nice cold bud light oh molester of the pack
You may find nothing but a blank, but you're always a hit with us
(Mr. Department Store Pack Searcher Guy)

Some people have no clue - Ebay edition

Anyone that reads my blog knows that I like most everything Masterpieces. One of my current goals is to complete the /50 Patch set:

One of the reasons that I am going after this set is that it looks cool and the cards don't sell for a whole lot. Its also very challenging due to the print run of 50.

When I say they don't sell for a lot, Ryan, Flacco and a few other rookies do sell for 20-30 but most of the mid range guys sell for $4-12. Well some people disagree and insist on putting unrealistic prices on their cards.

Take this Glen Dorsey. Dude wants damn near $40 for the card. I have 2 and paid a total of $12 shipped...for both. Hell I paid $8 shipped for a Chris Johnson. At least this guy wants a mere $30.

Seems funny to me when I do my searches and find that the ebay store prices are 4-5 times the auction selling price. Even better, sometimes I find the ebay store prices lower than the auction sell price. I suppose some poeple do not know how to search.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Angry D-bags on the Blowout Forum

What is wrong with these people?

I suppose with all the money I make off my blog. The tons of cash I make off the group breaks and my 5 year old like writing I should really rethink my life. Wow, I can only imagine the hate mail that Gellman gets. I don't get too much, but good lord are these people really bored enough to worry about what I am doing?

Group Break Cards

They are packaged up and will go out no later than Tuesday.

2007 Upper Deck Football Ultimate Base Card Set /400 Complete

As soon as my brandon jacobs and Peyton Manning arrive. Awesome. Not an easy set to complete.

Whiny Blowout Forum Bitches

You know who you are. Not sure why they care what pics I do and do not post on the thread. Half of those losers can't even read. Obviously Not for sale or for trade means that if they PM me the cards may in fact be for sale or for trade. Are some of those guys so desperate to be mods that they play tattle tale or hall monitors.