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Just checked EBAY, currently there are 61 total

PSA 10 o-pee-chee baseball cards listed for sell from 1981 down to 1965, the first year of opc. 17 years in total. from 1980 and down there are only 48. Most are commons. Very few stars or Rookies. Just FYI.

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  • johfrjohfr Posts: 85 ✭✭✭

    And most of them have silly prices on them. Which I don't blame the sellers for since you can't get them anywhere else. Supply and Demand.

  • gemintgemint Posts: 6,058 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's pretty much the story these days with eBay. I look for PSA 8's from mainstream Topps sets from the 50s and 60s and there's often nothing closing for days, especially for 1952-55. Same story with PSA 9s from pre-1977. When you exclude the ridiculous listings from Sportscards Forever, the availability gets even tighter.

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,478 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gemint said:
    That's pretty much the story these days with eBay. I look for PSA 8's from mainstream Topps sets from the 50s and 60s and there's often nothing closing for days, especially for 1952-55. Same story with PSA 9s from pre-1977. When you exclude the ridiculous listings from Sportscards Forever, the availability gets even tighter.

    Agree - if I target a specific card it often takes months to get a nice PSA 8 unless you want to hit a buy it now at double VCP and even most of those are not 8s I would be interested in.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeBanzai said:

    @johfr said:
    And most of them have silly prices on them. Which I don't blame the sellers for since you can't get them anywhere else. Supply and Demand.

    Low supply doesn't necessarily mean high demand.

    Yeah no one wants low supply Nolan Ryan's or Mickey Mantle's or Hank Aaron's. They want the ones were there 5000 PSA 10's. LOL!!

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  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,478 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2024 8:35AM

    @olb31 said:

    @JoeBanzai said:

    @johfr said:
    And most of them have silly prices on them. Which I don't blame the sellers for since you can't get them anywhere else. Supply and Demand.

    Low supply doesn't necessarily mean high demand.

    Yeah no one wants low supply Nolan Ryan's or Mickey Mantle's or Hank Aaron's. They want the ones were there 5000 PSA 10's. LOL!!

    I think we know there is demand for Nolan Ryan and Mickey Mantle not so much on a PSA 10 Biff Pocoroba. I love OPC and keep buying them. I find them interesting and fun and would collect even if they were more common. There are probably 1000 people who are putting together an Aaron Topps run for every one who wants to include OPC or Venezuela. Even including 1955 Bowman the number goes way down as does leader cards, all star cards and multis.

    I think a good parallel is 1954 Hank Aaron - the Johnston Cookies Aaron has a fraction of the Topps Aaron rookie but sells for way less.

  • PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,673 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2024 9:37AM

    @olb31 said:

    @JoeBanzai said:

    @johfr said:
    And most of them have silly prices on them. Which I don't blame the sellers for since you can't get them anywhere else. Supply and Demand.

    Low supply doesn't necessarily mean high demand.

    Yeah no one wants low supply Nolan Ryan's or Mickey Mantle's or Hank Aaron's. They want the ones were there 5000 PSA 10's. LOL!!

    Actually, I believe most American collectors would rather have the Topps PSA 10s regardless of scarcity or relative value, especially for pre-1980. I certainly would.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PaulMaul said:

    @olb31 said:

    @JoeBanzai said:

    @johfr said:
    And most of them have silly prices on them. Which I don't blame the sellers for since you can't get them anywhere else. Supply and Demand.

    Low supply doesn't necessarily mean high demand.

    Yeah no one wants low supply Nolan Ryan's or Mickey Mantle's or Hank Aaron's. They want the ones were there 5000 PSA 10's. LOL!!

    Actually, I believe most American collectors would rather have the Topps PSA 10s regardless of scarcity or relative value, especially for pre-1980. I certainly would.

    there are barely any OPC psa 10's in existence for 1979 and down of star players. As for Topps there are some PSA 10's pre 1980 but not many, so the divide for pre-1980 will be smaller.

    There are exactly 9 Nolan Ryan's from 1979 and back that are PSA 10's.

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  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @brad31 said:

    @olb31 said:

    @JoeBanzai said:

    @johfr said:
    And most of them have silly prices on them. Which I don't blame the sellers for since you can't get them anywhere else. Supply and Demand.

    Low supply doesn't necessarily mean high demand.

    Yeah no one wants low supply Nolan Ryan's or Mickey Mantle's or Hank Aaron's. They want the ones were there 5000 PSA 10's. LOL!!

    I think we know there is demand for Nolan Ryan and Mickey Mantle not so much on a PSA 10 Biff Pocoroba. I love OPC and keep buying them. I find them interesting and fun and would collect even if they were more common. There are probably 1000 people who are putting together an Aaron Topps run for every one who wants to include OPC or Venezuela. Even including 1955 Bowman the number goes way down as does leader cards, all star cards and multis.

    I think a good parallel is 1954 Hank Aaron - the Johnston Cookies Aaron has a fraction of the Topps Aaron rookie but sells for way less.

    Good post.

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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,109 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @olb31 said:

    @JoeBanzai said:

    @johfr said:
    And most of them have silly prices on them. Which I don't blame the sellers for since you can't get them anywhere else. Supply and Demand.

    Low supply doesn't necessarily mean high demand.

    Yeah no one wants low supply Nolan Ryan's or Mickey Mantle's or Hank Aaron's. They want the ones were there 5000 PSA 10's. LOL!!

    Your original post said that most of the cards were commons. There's not much demand for commons and less so now that grading fees have doubled.

    The simple fact is supply is ALWAYS secondary to demand and in the case of high demand even if there's a big supply, prices will be high.

    The three guys you mentioned are a perfect example; there's thousands of these guys cards out there, because people saved them and other people want them. Not because of supply at all.

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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,109 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just "overpaid" for this card. I have been buying Puckett lately, can't believe how cheap some his cards are, even in a PSA 10.
    There are only two PSA 10's of this one, so I decided I had to have it.

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  • @gemint said:
    That's pretty much the story these days with eBay. I look for PSA 8's from mainstream Topps sets from the 50s and 60s and there's often nothing closing for days, especially for 1952-55. Same story with PSA 9s from pre-1977. When you exclude the ridiculous listings from Sportscards Forever, the availability gets even tighter.

    You can put bubblebathgirl in that list. The most asinine prices on EBAY.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1986 opc's are a tough grade.

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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,109 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @olb31 said:
    1986 opc's are a tough grade.

    You are correct sir!

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  • coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As a buyer I look at whats more rare, and which card is the best price. So if I decide I want to own a Aaron rookie, I will purchase a Johnston cookie over his topps.

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