Anyone Collect Sports Cards?

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Raw cards are so hit and miss. He took some good pics for you?

Hopefully they grade well - congrats!

Graded cards are insane right now, think I’m stacking up on 9s. Currently finding 9’s UNDER raw prices and tbh these raw cards on eBay etc are usually picked through and won’t grade well unless you’re diligent in the pictures and requesting some more. Hard to see through a screen as well. It’s taken for granted how difficult a 10 really is and it’s hilarious when breakers, etc constantly give out comps to a PSA 10 like all cards are graded that.
 
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bullpenLA - pullkingz and the pullwax crew are great but pricey imo.

cardcollector is everywhere. He was in on like 3 different breaks at the same time while doing his own at times. He was on bullpen’s and hit some great cards as well.
I was recommended bullpenLA for PSA submissions but then somebody else said their subs would take just as long as me submitting to PSA directly? Anybody know if they/anybody else has a quicker return time PSA plug?

PullKingz is pricy af

You think these dudes that do breaks got plugs or they coppin retail prob on pre-sale? Whats required to even get a Panini account? A brick n mortar?
 
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I just missed out on 8 more boxes. I caught the guy stocking the cards and he said a few minutes before I got there, someone grabbed 8. Anyway, happy I at least got 2 of those and 2 cello Mosaic packs.

Earlier in the day though, went to another Wal Mart and some dude that I’ve been routinely texting when I saw stuff that he was looking for, was at the store. Anyway, I asked him to let me know when he saw basketball, and there he was with at least 4 Mega boxes and whatever else in his cart and of course my phone was without a text. Gave him about a minute to see whether he’d at least offer a box since I wasn’t going to ask. He didn’t, so I started walking out the door and he’s asking questions about Target, and I ignored him. He’s sent pics of what he’s grabbed in the past, but only after I let him know what I got at the very same store. Clearly it was a one way with him.

Guess there’s a lot more to worry about in life than someone not reciprocating info. Oh well, it’s life, what can you do? It’s still irritating as hell, though.
 
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you guys that are finding them, are you finding them around/after 10am or a specific time?

I went earlier but also hit a Target right at 10am and didnt see anything. Wonder if the ones I hit early like 830-9am I shoulda went back to at 10am.

I'd be Willy Wonka gold bar happy to find ONE single solitary lonely little box of L's...
 
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you guys that are finding them, are you finding them around/after 10am or a specific time?

I went earlier but also hit a Target right at 10am and didnt see anything. Wonder if the ones I hit early like 830-9am I shoulda went back to at 10am.

I'd be Willy Wonka gold bar happy to find ONE single solitary lonely little box of L's...
This Optic restock was Walmart and Meijers only from what I heard. And my method is to only focus on 3 stores that I can check 3-5 times a day without spending a lot of time on the road.

One I was in Walmart at 7:45 and they were there, the other one was around 11:30. The last Wal-Mart still has yet to stock but the last time I checked was at 3.
 
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you guys that are finding them, are you finding them around/after 10am or a specific time?

I went earlier but also hit a Target right at 10am and didnt see anything. Wonder if the ones I hit early like 830-9am I shoulda went back to at 10am.

I'd be Willy Wonka gold bar happy to find ONE single solitary lonely little box of L's...
Every time I’ve gotten lucky, it’s been between 9am - 12 pm. I usually hit the stores again that didn’t show stock if they’re on my way home. Of course, there’s been nothing there, but I feel better for checking if it’s not out of the way.
 
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I went back to Walmart and met a gentleman looking at the cards and we started chopping it up.
He was telling me about his collection, older guy in his 50’s, and he was telling me about the crowd who collect in my area. He was saying that the vendor comes in and restocks on Friday morning 5/6am, and people are lined up an hour before the store opens...
He says one guy will come in and buy everything out.
I told him I’m going to line up early morning tomorrow and if I can get him a box of 2020 NBA I’m a grab one for him, gotta spread the love.
 
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Interesting, thanks guys. I think I mighta hit spots too soon. Might run back by the 3 spots near me and tomorrow try one last time but wait a lil bit later.
 

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You guys are better than me, I’m too lazy and with a toddler I don’t even have the time anymore to go out looking anymore. I just ordered 3 hobby boxes of 2020 s2 on eBay. :lol:
 
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You guys are better than me, I’m too lazy and with a toddler I don’t even have the time anymore to go out looking anymore. I just ordered 3 hobby boxes of 2020 s2 on eBay. :lol:
Got a 15 month old also. But a target and Walmart on the way home. Don’t go out of my my way quick in and out.

This stuff is glorified gambling. Tbh I can see a slight slowdown in cards once casinos/sports gambling returns. Dudes spending over 10k/night watching some other dude open up cards for him. Gets the cards then really isn’t sure about what his next step is.

what a time.
 

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Got a 15 month old also. But a target and Walmart on the way home. Don’t go out of my my way quick in and out.

This stuff is glorified gambling. Tbh I can see a slight slowdown in cards once casinos/sports gambling returns. Dudes spending over 10k/night watching some other dude open up cards for him. Gets the cards then really isn’t sure about what his next step is.

what a time.
Yeah for sure. I always look at gambling as entertainment, so I plan to lose everything I am willing to risk when I gamble. :lol: I’m a casino table gambler though, never got into sports betting. those three boxes I bought will prob be worthless and I’ve accepted that. Spending money on personals or higher end breaks is a bit much for me though.
 
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Looking at some pictures Im guessing this is a legit PSA tag, right?
All of my other PSA graded cards have a slightly different tag with a QR code on the back so I just want to make sure
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Yeah for sure. I always look at gambling as entertainment, so I plan to lose everything I am willing to risk when I gamble. :lol: I’m a casino table gambler though, never got into sports betting. those three boxes I bought will prob be worthless and I’ve accepted that. Spending money on personals or higher end breaks is a bit much for me though.
same here. i'm not gonna be at a craps table anytime soon, so the rush of opening packs will have to do :lol: went to target today 2 packs each of topps opening day and series 2, crap.

theres so many types of inserts nowadays, is it fair to say that only autographs, jerseys, or holograms are worth anything?
 
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frink85 frink85 idk much about baseball stuff but base rookie cards, and the silver version moreso, of top rookies in basketball are valuable and super coveted. Prizm is king

I personally like base rookies and silvers more than patch cards and even autos. I think I have 1 or 2 autos but I really just pick up the base rookies and silvers, or parallel versions of the base. I dont have any patch cards.
 
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frink85 frink85 idk much about baseball stuff but base rookie cards, and the silver version moreso, of top rookies in basketball are valuable and super coveted. Prizm is king

I personally like base rookies and silvers more than patch cards and even autos. I think I have 1 or 2 autos but I really just pick up the base rookies and silvers, or parallel versions of the base. I dont have any patch cards.
Hmm ok. So brands/sets do matter. Are base rookie cards being valuable a new-ish trend? Like, I have some early-mid 90's skybox I looked up my Shaq rookie and its like, 4 bucks lol
 
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Who do y’all actually PC or actually will keep long term? I’m more of a seller then a buyer/keeper for the rookies.

Houston teams here.

and this guy.

 
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sole searchin sole searchin I'm a Denver fan through and through so any of the top players for Broncos or Nuggets Im coppin but Im doing this really more as an investment. Its super fun, since I love sports, but ultimately Im looking to buy and then eventually sell. Im also not in any rush to sell anything right now.

As things play out I could see myself holding onto a couple cards that I think might have the potential, longterm, to really blow the f up. Something like a Luka prizm silver, for example. I dont have any but a Lebron rookie would also fit the bill. Anything I hold onto will be to passed onto my kids.

btw, I created a new IG lol:

just followed you homie
 
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