I too like to use that same reasoning to buy coins!
If demand hasn't driven prices higher in 51 years, I don't see it happening now.
Nice! That's a beautiful coin. Good luck in your quest. Agreed the most difficult varieties should get a little more bump.
As far as Eli goes they ruined his Consecutive start streak for legitimately zero reason whatsoever so if I’m him I’m happy to get paid while safely on the sidelines as the place burns to the ground. Why should he want to stay in there and get his balls kicked in for nothing?
Does not look too "cleaned" to me, though the pictures aren't the best. I do see a few spots that may be enough to get it in a details holder because of damage though (under the date on rim, etc). Still a decent looking coin!
The denticals seem to match the picture of the coin we know to be authentic. I think the big question is are we missing something with the fuzzy pictures.
I think the coin is authentic, probably an AU grade. It has probably been cleaned at some point, but would not be surprised if it straight grades. They tend to be forgiving in the old Southern Gold.
The 1995 Special Olympics World Games dollar should be given out at Halloween because the design is so scary.
Man, 1990 Leaf was a game changer. Loved it way back when and still do. Nice Sosa.
It's a bad copy/fax/printer/scanner all-in-one scan so it's tough to really get a good look at it. There's an actor's saying in the film industry: "you can take a chance on one of the following: the script, the director, or the role, but never more than one." This is sort of like that. We've got vintage superstar in a BGS slab with a cruddy scan. On the bright side though, it's a SCAN, which means we're getting a direct perspective on the card and this will help explain why I don't like the look of the top edge.
There are bad trimmers, okay trimmers, good trimmers, and great trimmers. A lot of it has to do with method. When a card is cut at the factory it's cut straight down, creating a 90 degree angle between the front surface and the edge. But when less-than-the-best trimmers trim cards by hand, they can't always maintain that directly perpendicular angle with the blade and the cuts can be made with the slightest of deviations. When you look at the edge directly from atop you can see slight imperfections where some of the surface was cut away when the edge was trimmed.
Obviously, this scan is pretty bad and if you held a gun to my head I wouldn't say that the card is trimmed but there's more than enough here on that top edge to make me steer completely clear from it. Just not worth the risk.