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NGS428NGS428 Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭✭

Tough early 1990's Pinnacle Griffey. Searching forever to find something 9 or higher (only 5 higher stashed away in collections).
Takes me to just over 80% complete 177/221 in my Griffey Basic set! LINK

Nic

PSA Digital Albums - Ken Griffey, Jr. - Basic Set | Rookie Set | 1989 Set
Guides Authored - Graded Card Scanning Guide PDF | History of the PSA Label PDF

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  • dad2cl3dad2cl3 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    @NGS428 said:
    Tough early 1990's Pinnacle Griffey. Searching forever to find something 9 or higher (only 5 higher stashed away in collections).
    Takes me to just over 80% complete 177/221 in my Griffey Basic set! LINK

    That is a nice set!

    Jason

  • Dpeck100Dpeck100 Posts: 10,613 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This was a lot of fun. On Tuesday night I was walking my dog Grace Kelly and talking with our neighbor Linda who has her boyfriend the little poodle Captain and said I need to focus on this EBAY auction it is coming down to the wire. She thought it was fun and so I explained to her the pitfalls of the auction and that the Road Warriors card would probably have a wrinkle in it but you don't know until you open and how condition sensitive these cards are. I proceeded to win the auction for the pack of 1986 Carnation Major League Wrestling cards and she was intrigued when I explained how technical the card grading was and that pack fresh cards might still not deliver.

    Today my wife and I got some take out sushi from one of our favorite Japanese restaurants and killed it. I said lets go for a walk and I started chatting with my neighbor Stephanie as she walked her dog and sure enough Linda and Captain were walking by and they came up and joined us. Linda and I were chatting and she asked if I had gotten the cards yet and I said you know they might be in the mailbox. I said let me check and they were. Shipped in a plain white envelope but thankfully an attempt and helping the cards travel safe was made. I opened the envelope and the pack looked fine and so I cut it open and pulled out the cards and put them in card savers and then flipped over the Road Warriors card and said see this is what most look like with this paper wrinkle. She was surprised it hurt the grade so much. I said OMG check out this Rick Martel. I have one of the two PSA 9's and this is Mint. The centering is a fraction off side to side but this is a stunning card and honestly I think has a very serious shot at a 10.

    I am always hunting.

    .

  • pab1969pab1969 Posts: 423 ✭✭✭✭

    Got these in on Saturday:

  • RoflesRofles Posts: 275 ✭✭✭

    This is kind of neat! My parents are moving out of their house and they’ve been die hard twins fans. In one of our boxes I found our unopened 1987 wheaties box celebrating the 87 word series champions! Still has the wheaties inside! Going in my collection now!
    Does the BBCE actually wrap something like this if I sent it to be wrapped?




  • I'm going to go out on a limb here and say, if you will pay them to put plastic around that, they'll probably do it. Certifying that your Wheaties haven't been tampered with.

    I've seen display boxes for cereal boxes.

  • CoarsegoldCoarsegold Posts: 126 ✭✭✭


    Added everyone's favorite Hall of Famer to my boys HOF RC Collection.

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 1,650 ✭✭✭

    @Kid4hof03 said:
    A couple of postcard pickups arrived this week. First is a 1993 Bernie Williams

    Second is probably my favorite Roger Maris card, 1968 AAMCO sponsored 6x9 postcard

    The background of that Maris postcard looked familiar to me:

    Kiss me once, shame on you.
    Kiss me twice.....let's party.
  • stwainfanstwainfan Posts: 708 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A Cowboy RC.

    I collect hall of fame rookie cards, Candace Parker is my favorite player.

  • lwehlerslwehlers Posts: 472 ✭✭✭

    @Coarsegold said:

    Added everyone's favorite Hall of Famer to my boys HOF RC Collection.

    your nine has better centering then the psa 9 i have of baines.

  • lwehlerslwehlers Posts: 472 ✭✭✭

    @UFFDAH said:
    Low EDITION (50 copies made) Playoff Contenders Fitz ROOKIE.

    Back from Auto Grading and a PSA POP 2.

    what a great looking card!

  • mrmoparmrmopar Posts: 523 ✭✭✭

    @rexvos said:
    Love the 72 Ryan’s and I love seeing every Griffey posted.

    I bought 2 collections over the past 2 months and have been elbows deep with every spare moment going through to organize, submit and figure out exactly what I have. I am not a big auto collector but one had a great deal of autos in it certified and in person. Here are some of the in person ones I hope pan out as legit.

    I am not presenting myself as an expert here, but most look pretty close to what I would expect them to look like.

    I am not liking the Appling and Bell cards though. They just seem a little too "flowing". Bell signatures are usually very tight and small.

    And...

    That Puckett just looks horrible to me. It looks nothing like any of his autographs I own or have seen and given that card is 1996 time frame, I would assume any signature on a card than new would look like the typical Puckett were all all used to seeing. if it were early in his career, maybe I could buy that as an early signature if there were others that were close.

    I collect Steve Garvey, Dodgers and signed cards. Collector since 1978.
  • NGS428NGS428 Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭✭

    Here is what happens when you want to at least win one of the cards, the auctions both end at the exact same time, the final price is lower than expected and your snipe group you setup can't pick one winner (I knew the group would not work). I knew this might happen if they went for lower than expected, better than not winning either!

    Nic

    PSA Digital Albums - Ken Griffey, Jr. - Basic Set | Rookie Set | 1989 Set
    Guides Authored - Graded Card Scanning Guide PDF | History of the PSA Label PDF

  • Bearkat21Bearkat21 Posts: 201 ✭✭✭

    I wanted to start this set a long time and never did. Then a thread resurfaced and it got me thinking about it again. Don’t think I can do the full 91 card set so I just started with the Heisman winners. First three came today and then I also got a Bob Lily because it just looked too good.

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 7,748 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hadn't been picking up much during the run up the past few months, other than some precious metals, but got the bug again and started grabbing some items several days ago. I got this from a guy who ran a graphics company and requested some holographic samples from 3M in 1991. Just so happens it's a sticker that was used for the 1991 Pro Set Arnold Palmer Award Hologram insert. Black adhesive back on a clear plastic backing ...

    It makes sense, but I never realized these Pro Set Holograms were stickers or have any clue who made them for Pro Set.

  • GreedoguyGreedoguy Posts: 100 ✭✭✭

    Added this to my HOF registry set:

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DM23HOF said:
    Finally knocked off the quartet.

    Great job!

    Curious about the rare, mysterious and beautiful 1951 Wheaties Premium Photos?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/987963/1951-wheaties-premium-photos-set-registry#latest

  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,406 ✭✭✭✭

    @mrmopar said:

    @rexvos said:
    Love the 72 Ryan’s and I love seeing every Griffey posted.

    I bought 2 collections over the past 2 months and have been elbows deep with every spare moment going through to organize, submit and figure out exactly what I have. I am not a big auto collector but one had a great deal of autos in it certified and in person. Here are some of the in person ones I hope pan out as legit.

    I am not presenting myself as an expert here, but most look pretty close to what I would expect them to look like.

    I am not liking the Appling and Bell cards though. They just seem a little too "flowing". Bell signatures are usually very tight and small.

    And...

    That Puckett just looks horrible to me. It looks nothing like any of his autographs I own or have seen and given that card is 1996 time frame, I would assume any signature on a card than new would look like the typical Puckett were all all used to seeing. if it were early in his career, maybe I could buy that as an early signature if there were others that were close.

    I appreciate the feedback. We will see what happens to them. I am most doubtful of the Puckett. The Bell looked pretty rigid to me at the first glance. Like I said autos are not my typical game but the rest of the deal was a slam dunk for me.

    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • hankcaddyhankcaddy Posts: 738 ✭✭✭

    Got this at a solid price 12.62

    currently collecting baseball of
    2004 spx
    1989 topps psa 10
    1959 phillies
    Phillies of the 70's
  • NGS428NGS428 Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭✭

    Everyone's favorite *. Taking a bit of a turn with this one, see where it leads me...

    Nic

    PSA Digital Albums - Ken Griffey, Jr. - Basic Set | Rookie Set | 1989 Set
    Guides Authored - Graded Card Scanning Guide PDF | History of the PSA Label PDF

  • hankcaddyhankcaddy Posts: 738 ✭✭✭

    My 23rd card for the 73 Phillies team ....10 to go

    currently collecting baseball of
    2004 spx
    1989 topps psa 10
    1959 phillies
    Phillies of the 70's
  • dictoresnodictoresno Posts: 546 ✭✭✭

    debating on cracking and sending to PSA or leave it as is. not sure why I decided I needed another one but whatever.

    myslabs.to/dictoresno1

  • blurryfaceblurryface Posts: 315 ✭✭✭

    Leave. And get yourself an etopps rc. They are starting to follow suit as the Lebron.

  • dictoresnodictoresno Posts: 546 ✭✭✭

    @blurryface said:
    Leave. And get yourself an etopps rc. They are starting to follow suit as the Lebron.

    my brother, im way ahead of you. picked up most when they were cheap as could be over the past year. you should see my Wades.....


    myslabs.to/dictoresno1

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