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softballa04
11-30-2006, 08:32 PM
So the cardshop guy I'm starting to think doesnt know basketball very well. Maybe he does and just likes to give good deals or he really doesnt know it at all. Baseball and football its hard to get a deal out of him.

Two days ago this is what I got:

05-06 Finest Redemtion Draft Pick #2 BV$12 NOT BEEN REDEEMED
05-06 Luxury Box Kobe Bryant Base BV$4
96-97 Finest Rookie with peel Antonio Walker BV$8
96-97 Finest Rookie with peel Derek Fisher BV$4
03-04 Ultra Gold Medallion RC TJ FOrd BV$6
96-97 Fleer Decade Patrick Ewing BV$5
96-97 Fleer Decade Charles Barkley BV$20
97-98 Fleer Decade Charles Barkley BV$12

All for $4.75


Today I got

06-07 Reflection Leon Powe RC #799 BV$???
01-02 Stadium Club Parallel Gilbert Arenas RC BV$24
(3)01-02 Kareem Jabbar Reprints Topps Chrome BV$24
02-03 Carlos Boozer Topps Chrome RC BV$8
06-07 Upper Deck Lebron James Wise Guy BV???

All for $5.00


What do you guys think. Should I keep going back to the well and try to get more from him. He has thousands and thousands of rookies and inserts. By the way all is for trade.

WilyWestbrook0
11-30-2006, 10:45 PM
I would :)

the_future
11-30-2006, 11:14 PM
Those are nice deals. I would keep going back.

softballa04
12-01-2006, 12:16 AM
yeah definately. is this common at most places or am i just getting good deals.

WilyWestbrook0
12-01-2006, 12:21 AM
well, there's a card shop at my mall that offers mostly football cards. i live on the edge of sw mo, which isnt too far from both kansas city and tulsa, two huge football centers. most people dont care too much about basketball, so they sell some basketball cards in bargain bins for 50 cents per card. i've gotten low serial #ed and pretty nice rookies there before, many cards that booked from $5-$12.

softballa04
12-01-2006, 12:22 AM
okay. yeah this guy sells his football and baseball really high. he basically tells me yeah basketball "im easy to work with" hes got thousands of inserts and rookies.

slacker
12-01-2006, 01:04 AM
yeah i was in kc mo a couple weeks ago. i visited a shop there and was talkin to the owner. and he thought it quite odd i was askin bout basketball and he said basketball doesnt sell and its just baseball and football that sells there.

softballa04
12-01-2006, 02:19 AM
must be a midwest thing.

WilyWestbrook0
12-01-2006, 02:39 AM
yep

makes my collecting easier at least :)

BigDAlcala
12-02-2006, 06:49 PM
So lucky. I have too much experience with merchants that not only know their stuff, but try to exploit people with money by overcharging on everything. What they don't realize is I know the value of cards, AND I don't have any money. :p Cards that should be affordable (would be affordable on eBay/naxcom) would be marked up so high that even if I could afford it and really wanted the card, I wouldn't buy it.

I guess that's one reason I've stopped buying.

softballa04
12-03-2006, 12:02 AM
well he does that with football... baseball he is okay with... but basketball he seems like he just wants to give away.

golfermatt91
12-03-2006, 12:50 AM
my card shop sells preatty much everything at bv. price so i would buy there

MDIZZ
12-03-2006, 02:47 AM
man its soooo the oppisite here its a basketball,and football(during season) over here in San Antonio,and i kinda wish i collected baseball,cuz i wud get a lot of good deals,but nah.

mattyj
12-03-2006, 03:53 AM
man thats some great pickups there dude

I wish i could get deals like that, But we only have 1 card shop withing about 200miles of me and they are HEAPS EXPENSIVE...