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  • coinspackscoinspacks Posts: 959 ✭✭✭✭

    U broke it out of its tomb?!

  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep it don’t rip it

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    May as well go all the way now! Good luck!



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭
    edited November 18, 2023 1:14PM

    I used to be quite a prolific ripper as Grote could attest. But prices got inane. I think in part to my ripping lol

    Nikklos
  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't have experience ripping 1970's, but if centering is like that all the way through, I doubt it's a good idea.

    2013,14 and 15 Certificate Award Winner Harmon Killebrew Master Set and Master Topps Set
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    @JoeBanzai said:
    I don't have experience ripping 1970's, but if centering is like that all the way through, I doubt it's a good idea.

    I have experience - much to my detriment - and centering can rebound.

    Nikklos
  • swish54swish54 Posts: 687 ✭✭✭✭

    Leave it!

  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    The only tth> @swish54 said:

    Leave it!

    Wow the temperament of the board has changed on this issue since I was here last.

    Nikklos
  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rip it!!!

  • RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 792 ✭✭✭✭

    If there's a centered Ron Cey card (with some guy named Schmidt on it too), I'll take it!

  • 80sOPC80sOPC Posts: 1,235 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Didn't even look at what it is, rip it.

  • Bear48Bear48 Posts: 239 ✭✭✭

    RIP CITY!!!!!

  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    Then would it be a crime to rip this?

    Nikklos
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭
    edited November 18, 2023 2:38PM


    Here’s a better look

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    Nikklos
  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,243 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 18, 2023 2:40PM

    yes i think it should belong to me

  • steel75steel75 Posts: 1,589 ✭✭✭✭

    I think an unopened vintage pack like that is cooler than a single that can be had everywhere.

    1970's Steelers, Vintage Indians
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    I even ripped thru this:

    Nikklos
  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know there is a gem mint Schmidt in there but dont do it.

  • jordangretzkyfanjordangretzkyfan Posts: 2,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You had some epic rips, that’s for sure. Would love to see the 1973 cello rip, since every card is possible. That said, a 1978 rack never disappoints given all the key RCs that year.

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Nikklos said:
    I used to be quite a prolific ripper as Grote could attest. But prices got inane. I think in part to my ripping lol

    Indeed~on both counts!



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeBanzai said:
    I don't have experience ripping 1970's, but if centering is like that all the way through, I doubt it's a good idea.

    Top card doesn't really mean much.



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Nikklos said:
    I even ripped thru this:

    I wasn't going to bring that one up, Chris. :D



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,915 ✭✭✭✭

    @Nikklos said:
    Then would it be a crime to rip this?

    Not really a crime but it would be a waste. I mean how much does a 1978 Topps rack pack go for compared to say, the cost to own a NRMT or better set? I mean it'd be a lot of fun (as that guy in the Beckett article said) to open 2024 Topps Heritage but if one bought an original carton of 1975 Topps packs and actually opened them then, IMO, they'd be losing their mind! That is, when you compare the cost of the carton (which is what, at least $5K-$10K?) compared to what a real nice set would be.

    Now if someone here opened a vending box OTOH, I'd be more than happy to take its leftovers! Especially 1973 as I got all the key PSA 7 cards (except Schmidt); I'm just lacking the near set part (not counting the key cards) that would go in binder/pages.

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,915 ✭✭✭✭

    @grote15 said:

    @JoeBanzai said:
    I don't have experience ripping 1970's, but if centering is like that all the way through, I doubt it's a good idea.

    Top card doesn't really mean much.

    @RonSportscards said:
    If there's a centered Ron Cey card (with some guy named Schmidt on it too), I'll take it!

    I don't suppose Ron jokes about how valuable his rookie card is the way Jerry Koosman did, does he? :blush:

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    It’s a lot of fun

    Nikklos
  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    But you can now watch it for free online. And keep yours.

  • threeofsixthreeofsix Posts: 564 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2023 8:28AM

    The question you have to ask yourself, is do you feel lucky??? Well do you????

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one.
    Live long, and prosper.
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    @handyman said:
    But you can now watch it for free online. And keep yours.

    So true. That stuff wasn’t around when I started doing it.

    Nikklos
  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 3,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always say: rip, baby, rip!

    Yaz Master Set
    #1 Gino Cappelletti master set
    #1 John Hannah master set

    Also collecting Andre Tippett, Patriots Greats' RCs, 1964 Venezuelan Topps, 1974 Topps Red Sox

  • FirstBeardFirstBeard Posts: 466 ✭✭✭

    @Nikklos said:
    I used to be quite a prolific ripper as Grote could attest. But prices got inane. I think in part to my ripping lol

    This is a tremendous undersell. You are a ripper. Gets to ripping!

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All Series cello, a centered Schmidt may be nestled inside! It's already cracked out, so you may as well follow through! ;)



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    I promise I will I got tied up a bit.

    Nikklos
  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Nikklos said:
    I promise I will I got tied up a bit.



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,438 ✭✭✭✭✭

    there is No Way that I could ever bring myself to rip and/or bust open my racks...







    I like my racks sitting there all Nice & Pretty...

    since we are talking about unopened material and ripping; I take these out of freezer on special occasions like this, and then put them back into the freezer after show & tell...

    :)

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,915 ✭✭✭✭

    @handyman said:
    But you can now watch it for free online. And keep yours.

    Yes I have watched a few pack/carton breaks on YouTube!

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,915 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2023 2:54PM

    @threeofsix said:
    The question you have to ask yourself, is do you feel lucky??? Well do you????

    I sure do hope I am come Dec 6...that's the one day out of the year I get to buy scratch off lottery tickets (and I get some for Christmas as well). That tradition started way back when me and Denise were first married back in 2005 or so and we'd get coupons for free lotto tickets in the mail and of course no sense letting them go to waste, right? Sadly I don't think they do that anymore (not coupons in snail mail anyway) but Dec 6 was her birthday so that's the day I get about $40-$50 worth of scratch offs (and as many different kinds as I can starting with the $1 and $2 and $3 and then $5 ones). I sure hope this is the year I can hit a decent score. It has always always been my lifelong dream to be able to do the early 70s and especially 60s sets. I don't see any other realistic way it could ever happen. I guess there is being a sugar baby to a sugar mama (hee hee) but as you can see here that idea can go really REALLY wrong!!!

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcg3sy

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wxowi

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • PorkinsPorkins Posts: 604 ✭✭✭

    I think Firstbeard said it well up above. I always enjoyed your rips in the past.

    Good luck, Nikklos!

  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    Ok I just want to put there I know I’m behind the 8-ball already before even opening the pack. Especially with the prices these days. But it’s fun and these cards were meant to be seen.

    I’ll post every card that comes this pack. Not all at the same time but they’ll all be posted. Not I. Sequence maybe but not even sure that matters with an all series pack.

    I’ve seen all the videos and they’re cooler but the benefit of posting here is you really get to see the condition of the card rather than it being waved around.

    Nikklos
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    We’ve already seen Dock Green. It’s not impressive.

    Nikklos
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    Back card. Ok I may have made a mistake opening this sucker

    Nikklos
  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nooo.
    "But it’s fun and these cards were meant to be seen." But the unopened pack must exist as well.
    I hope I own the last pack museum.
    Rip away

  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    I’m glad they’re out there still don’t get me wrong.

    Nikklos
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    But good thing I opened this one. Imagine five years from now someone pays $10k for it and it has a Tom Grieve like that!

    Nikklos
  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do the other cards look like?

  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    @PillarDollarCollector said:
    What do the other cards look like?

    No idea. I go really slow. For days sometimes.

    Nikklos
  • NikklosNikklos Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    Gum

    Nikklos
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