I got an itch... Again

Joined: October 26th, 2007, 3:41 am

January 14th, 2009, 4:42 am #21

I have held off buying any cards for about a year and recently have a very strong itch to buy again. Lifson and I were discussing his next auction and he told me there will be a Red Hindu Cobb, Uzit Cobb, and a slew of rare back hall of famers in the next REA auction. After the conversation, I felt I should probably start saving, cause I'm getting hungry to add to my collection.
Does anyone know of any other kick ass cards that will be available this year in any other auctions? Do you think prices for these rarely seen gems will sell at a discount or continue to amaze us?
Dan
Scot R. - I hear ya!

Unfortunately I wasn't home that night when it ended, so I missed out.

It was the first Easterly I've seen with a Sweet Caporal back and not the usual Piedmont 350 back in that grade for over a year.

I was sick when I saw that it ended for $66.

Jantz



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Joined: October 11th, 2004, 4:37 pm

January 14th, 2009, 6:06 pm #22

I have held off buying any cards for about a year and recently have a very strong itch to buy again. Lifson and I were discussing his next auction and he told me there will be a Red Hindu Cobb, Uzit Cobb, and a slew of rare back hall of famers in the next REA auction. After the conversation, I felt I should probably start saving, cause I'm getting hungry to add to my collection.
Does anyone know of any other kick ass cards that will be available this year in any other auctions? Do you think prices for these rarely seen gems will sell at a discount or continue to amaze us?
Dan
I agree with most all of what Marshall said

Seriously, I don't think too many "advanced" collectors buy on credit except for convenience/security (i.e., sending money electronically; if I'm paypaling someone $500 and I don't know them I like my chances of recovery a lot better if my CC company is involved) and paying off the debt every month. That said, lots of people have had the market crashes and credit crunch affect other other aspects of their lives and that certainly has had some spillover into their collecting habits. Most of the collectors I know have opined that they expect their 2009 card expenditures to be less than in prior years, maybe even a negative as they look to sell more than they buy. A lot of my friends have decided to focus only on certain issues, meaning that they won't just say WTF and bid on a card outside that area of focus that they happen to like. Me, I'm still doing the unfocused kid in a candy store routine but I've cut way back and am hoarding discretionary cash in case something I really want surfaces.

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