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Joined: December 28th, 2010, 3:53 pm

December 28th, 2010, 4:03 pm #1

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415

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Joined: January 10th, 2005, 9:17 pm

December 28th, 2010, 5:11 pm #2

I don't think it has anything to do with grading. Many cards/sets in that category sold below expectations. That's the chance you take when getting your own category in an auction. Jim.
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Joined: April 26th, 2009, 7:15 pm

December 28th, 2010, 6:40 pm #3

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415
Many of these cards and postcards sold for much lower than expected in the auction and some dealers decided to take a chance on them. Capsports will do very good on this item selling it 3X to 4X his purchase price! Most of the time, a high grade will increase the selling value of an item, but a low grade can sell for less than a raw item and this is a perfect example.

I took a chance on some lots too, like a PSA 7.5 1936-37 OPC Art Wiebe rookie that I paid for less than 1/2 the retail value. I didn't need the card, but it was a great trade item for me.

At auction, it's all a mather of offer demand and timing. Sometimes you have to overpay or let it go, sometimes you get a bargain!
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Joined: January 10th, 2005, 9:17 pm

December 28th, 2010, 6:44 pm #4

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415
Similar sets, much different result.

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=520

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=446
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Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 4:37 pm

December 29th, 2010, 1:40 am #5

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415
Jim,

Was $1,952 the final price for that 1935 graded set? I can't believe it - should have been at least $5,000
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Joined: October 7th, 2007, 1:17 pm

December 29th, 2010, 4:58 am #6

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415
I don't look at Classic Auctions. 19.5% buyers premium plus taxes plus shipping and handling? You are looking at a 40% premium after the final price. No thanks.

-Nathanael
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Joined: January 10th, 2005, 9:17 pm

December 29th, 2010, 5:45 pm #7

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415
That was the final price without the premium so it was closer to $2400.
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Joined: April 27th, 2004, 7:05 pm

December 29th, 2010, 5:57 pm #8

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415
Interesting stuff.

How can the seller knowingly list that card as VG - when it came out of a PSA 1.5 holder and looked accurately graded?
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Joined: January 26th, 2007, 1:25 am

December 30th, 2010, 1:31 am #9

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415
strange things... 2 choice

1. psa was wrong grade
2. capsport didn t know how to grade card
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Joined: February 25th, 2007, 4:13 pm

December 30th, 2010, 2:46 am #10

Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default. ... &lotid=415
With my experience with Capsports I go with #2.
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