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1982 Topps Traded Ripken psa 10 manipulation??

So this card has shot to 10k almost overnight it seems. It feels like a market manipulation where a buyer or group of buyers is buying these up and pumping the price. It may be happening with the Donruss in a 10 as well as they have gone to about 2k now. It feels strange…… any thoughts of what is going on?

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  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 594 ✭✭✭

    Well...we could investigate the buyers and sellers profiles to see if there is a web of activity relating them. Sometimes you can find breadcrumbs in the feedback of either seller or buyer as well as the feedback of the seller or buyer.

  • CardGeekCardGeek Posts: 393 ✭✭✭

    Not an RC or an XRC!

    What if it is market manipulation? Guys buying them up are likely going to spend the rest of their lives trying to dump them off.

    If you think that's happening, and you're watching, you should keep track of the cert numbers and see where they pop up.

    Dude has a regular 1982 Topps RC. I don't see why so many people get all revved up over this card.

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When the Henderson rookie took off a few years ago I kept hearing all the speculation that this card would be next. It has to be more rare than the Henderson, right?

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is more rare than the 80 henderson.

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The fleer is much harder to come by than the Topps Traded in PSA 10 and psa 9

    1982 fleer
    psa 9 2836
    psa 10 307

    1982 TT
    psa 9 4217
    psa 10 406

    and more TT have been graded overall also. 15,500 to 12,750

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • backbidderbackbidder Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    edited August 31, 2023 10:45AM

    Kind of reminds me of when 4SC dumped a large number of Ripken TT into the market in early 2012. They must have opened multiple Topps Traded set cases to get this many high grades in one sub. They were selling the 10's for $1399.99. I was tracking resales by cert for a while and nobody was able to get that price on resale. Times certainly have changed. As CardGeek mentioned it will be interesting to see how the resale on these recent purchases goes.

    1982 Topps Traded Ripken - 4SC sub from 2012

    PSA 10 = 61
    PSA 9 = 102
    PSA 8.5 = 6
    PSA 8 = 15
    PSA 5 = 2

    (CERT#) - (GRADE)
    19247492 - 9
    19247493 - 10
    19247494 - 10
    19247495 - 10
    19247496 - 9
    19247497 - 9
    19247498 - 9
    19247499 - 10
    19247500 - 9
    19247501 - 9
    19247502 - 8.5
    19247503 - 10
    19247504 - 10
    19247505 - 5
    19247506 - 10
    19247507 - 10
    19247508 - 10
    19247509 - 9
    19247510 - 10
    19247511 - 10
    19247512 - 9
    19247513 - 10
    19247514 - 9
    19247515 - 10
    19247516 - 8
    19247517 - 10
    19247518 - 10
    19247519 - 9
    19247520 - 10
    19247521 - 9
    19247522 - 10
    19247523 - 8
    19247524 - 9
    19247525 - 9
    19247526 - 10
    19247527 - 10
    19247528 - 10
    19247529 - 9
    19247530 - 9
    19247531 - 9
    19247532 - 9
    19247533 - 10
    19247534 - 10
    19247535 - 10
    19247536 - 9
    19247537 - 9
    19247538 - 9
    19247539 - 9
    19247540 - 9
    19247541 - 9
    19247542 - 10
    19247543 - 10
    19247544 - 8
    19247545 - 8
    19247546 - 8
    19247547 - 9
    19247548 - 8
    19247549 - 9
    19247550 - 9
    19247551 - 9
    19247552 - 10
    19247553 - no assigned card to this number
    19247554 - 9
    19247555 - 9
    19247556 - 9
    19247557 - 9
    19247558 - 9
    19247559 - 9
    19247560 - 10
    19247561 - 9
    19247562 - 9
    19247563 - 9
    19247564 - 10
    19247565 - 10
    19247566 - 9
    19247567 - 8
    19247568 - 8.5
    19247569 - 9
    19247570 - 9
    19247571 - 9
    19247572 - 9
    19247573 - 9
    19247574 - 9
    19247575 - 9
    19247576 - 9
    19247577 - 9
    19247578 - 9
    19247579 - 8
    19247580 - 9
    19247581 - 5
    19247582 - 8
    19247583 - 10
    19247584 - 9
    19247585 - 9
    19247586 - 9
    19247587 - 9
    19247588 - 10
    19247589 - 9
    19247590 - 10
    19247591 - 10
    19247592 - 10
    19247593 - 10
    19247594 - 9
    19247595 - 10
    19247596 - 8
    19247597 - 10
    19247598 - 10
    19247599 - 9
    19247600 - 10
    19247601 - 10
    19247602 - 9
    19247603 - 9
    19247604 - 9
    19247605 - 9
    19247606 - 9
    19247607 - 8
    19247608 - 8
    19247609 - 9
    19247610 - 9
    19247611 - 9
    19247612 - 10
    19247613 - 10
    19247614 - 9
    19247615 - 9
    19247616 - 8
    19247617 - 10
    19247618 - 10
    19247619 - 10
    19247620 - 9
    19247621 - 9
    19247622 - 9
    19247623 - 10
    19247624 - 9
    19247625 - 9
    19247626 - 10
    19247627 - 10
    19247628 - 9
    19247629 - 9
    19247630 - 9
    19247631 - 10
    19247632 - 9
    19247633 - 8.5
    19247634 - 10
    19247635 - 9
    19247636 - 9
    19247637 - 9
    19247638 - 9
    19247639 - 9
    19247640 - 10
    19247641 - 9
    19247642 - 9
    19247643 - 9
    19247644 - 9
    19247645 - 9
    19247646 - 9
    19247647 - 8
    19247648 - 9
    19247649 - 8.5
    19247650 - 9
    19247651 - 9
    19247652 - 9
    19247653 - 9
    19247654 - 9
    19247655 - 9
    19247656 - 9
    19247657 - 9
    19247658 - 9
    19247659 - 8
    19247660 - 8.5
    19247661 - 10
    19247662 - 9
    19247663 - 10
    19247664 - 9
    19247665 - 10
    19247666 - 9
    19247667 - 9
    19247668 - 9
    19247669 - 10
    19247670 - 10
    19247671 - 8.5
    19247672 - 10
    19247673 - 9
    19247674 - 10
    19247675 - 10
    19247676 - 10
    19247677 - 10
    19247678 - 9

  • CardGeekCardGeek Posts: 393 ✭✭✭

    That seems like a pretty high 10 rate.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CardGeek said:
    That seems like a pretty high 10 rate.

    You don't get 61 PSA 10's everytime you submit? Shocking, just shocking. LOL!!

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • balco758balco758 Posts: 1,301 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 31, 2023 11:40AM

    That sub is a joke. Wild.

  • MantleFan23MantleFan23 Posts: 684 ✭✭✭✭

    I looked up recent sales on vcp and at least all the ebay sales have been purchased by the same individual. I cant imagine those sales are legit.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are going to get Cal to sign them and have 10's auto's on them. Would be guess or Cal is doing it himself.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • backbidderbackbidder Posts: 231 ✭✭✭

    I'm tempted to list mine for $9500 to see if it sells, and if it does, repurchase when it drops back down to $5K

  • 82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @backbidder said:
    I'm tempted to list mine for $9500 to see if it sells

    Best way to tell if legit.

    Unless otherwise specified my posts represent only my opinion, not fact.

  • RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 731 ✭✭✭✭

    @CardGeek said:
    Not an RC or an XRC!
    Dude has a regular 1982 Topps RC. I don't see why so many people get all revved up over this card.

    Could be because it is his first Topps solo card, without sharing it with the 2 nobodys along side him, AND it is of the same rookie year. It's just more appealing and some prefer it. Same with '81 Rock Raines for example.
    Different than, say, '63 Stargell or Rose RC, where their first solo card is the following year.

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wish I had a 10, but only a couple 8s and a 9. I did pick up 40 of the sets at auction a long time ago that are FASC so I hope they climb to the same price as the 80 Henderson. B)

  • mcolney1mcolney1 Posts: 971 ✭✭✭

    This guy might get half his money back?

    Collecting Topps, Philadelphia and Kellogg's from 1964-1989
  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @olb31 said:
    The fleer is much harder to come by than the Topps Traded in PSA 10 and psa 9

    1982 fleer
    psa 9 2836
    psa 10 307

    1982 TT
    psa 9 4217
    psa 10 406

    and more TT have been graded overall also. 15,500 to 12,750

    the fleer psa 9 sells for $75, the TT sells for $500. 1400 TT more exist, that's alot.

    the fleer psa 10 sells for $2,200 the TT sells for $9000. 100 more TT.

    neither one of these makes sense. the fleer card is a true rookie for the set of the year voted on back in the day. i used to get a monthly card newspaper, i can't remember the name of it because im old, but 1982 fleer was voted to be the best looking set.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
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