Have you ever bid to protect your cards?

Joined: May 27th, 2002, 8:15 am

April 30th, 2009, 12:30 am #21

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
Not ethical, but there's no way to stop it.

And as long as you're paying the bill what you do with your money is all your call.
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Joined: July 14th, 2004, 9:01 pm

April 30th, 2009, 12:37 am #22

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
Such an act would be blasphemy in this highly ethical hobby.

"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame." -- Erica Jong
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Joined: October 30th, 2003, 9:02 pm

April 30th, 2009, 12:43 am #23

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
Brian, where the hell have you been? I expected you to rear your ugly heel a few weeks back! Seriously, congrats on that one.
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Joined: February 13th, 2006, 1:34 am

April 30th, 2009, 12:54 am #24

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
"What is the ethical issue, as long as you pay the bill if you happen to win it? Many collectors go after duplicates for trade bait."

I agree
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Joined: March 19th, 2002, 2:59 am

April 30th, 2009, 12:56 am #25

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
Hi Jeff,
I've been busier than a one armed paper hanger lately.... I've been traveling, raising kids, and changing my computer system at work, so cards have taken a back seat. I even skipped going to the Final Four for the first time since 2005 when the Heels last won.... (My Mom is still pissed at me for not taking her). Luckily I was at the Masters for a couple of days of relaxation.
I hope you and the family are well....

Talk to you soon. Brian


PS Quit bidding up the Red Hindu Cobb...
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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 12:02 am

April 30th, 2009, 1:02 am #26

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
Hey Brian- hope you are well. Wondered why we haven't heard from you in a while.
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Joined: March 19th, 2002, 2:59 am

April 30th, 2009, 1:11 am #27

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
Hi Barry,
Have a Junior Mint.... They are very refreshing....After all; the Summer of George (the Hamptons) is right around the corner. Be well Brian

PS Prickly Pete is waiting for you....

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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 12:02 am

April 30th, 2009, 1:13 am #28

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
I'm in the Hamptons right now...it's been cold this month but it's getting warmer. Have to pick me up some of those Hampton's tomatoes.
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Joined: March 19th, 2002, 2:59 am

April 30th, 2009, 1:17 am #29

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
Mom would be proud..... It was 88 here on Saturday and in the low 80's ever sense.... I'm sending it your way. Have a good weekend.
Be well Brian


PS LA is loading fine here in NC.... Want me to place a few bids for you???


PS 2 watch out for shrinkage
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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 12:02 am

April 30th, 2009, 1:24 am #30

I just placed a bid (in one of the current auctions) on a card similar to a card I currently own. I did this because it is currently too cheap and I would be delighted to own another at its current price. How many times do you find yourself bidding in an auction to protect a card you own? By the way, I did not do this to run up the price, rather to own another and cost average my investment. If I don't end up with it, then I guess I helped myself anyway.
I have my eye on Jack Kennedy's golf clubs...I'm thinking I may go as high as $10,000 on them.
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