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Post by ItsOnlyGil Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:26 pm

Many collectors seek and acquire cards which are costly, as the main thrust of their collection.

If you are one of those collectors (or include this theme for a part of your collection), do you specialize in a specefic price driven collection segment?

- rarity
- popularity
- grade
- other


% of each, please.
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Post by sabrjay Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:43 pm

My only trophy card, per se, is my Thorpe. It's a card that eluded me at a reasonable price all through the 80s. I was finally able to acquire on in 2002. It's the one card in my collection that will not be sold unless I get that proverbial stupid offer, like $100k. Then I'd sell it. Mt e92 Nadja would be tough to part with too. Card pose and mine has stunning color and register which is uncommon for that card

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Post by fisherboy7 Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:56 pm

I enjoy collecting scarce cards of players I like, that are also neat looking. I'd break it down this way:

Scarcity - 45%
Aesthetics - 25%
Player - 20%
Condition - 10%
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E107 Joss - D359 Plank - T204 Plank - E95 Plank - E104-1 Bender - D304 Collins - T212 Weaver - T206 Mattern Proof

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Post by TheBig6 Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:51 pm

Great Cards posted so far
Here's my so called Trophy Cards, I might add these with the exception of Commy were acquired in the early 90's when prices were reasonable.
Rarity 25%
Player 25%
Condition 25%
Size 25%

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Post by cccc Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:11 pm

yes i would say player selection is the biggest factor when it comes to trophy card(s) for me also.

i would have no interest in a t208 ira thomas, but if it's a t208 plank i would probably give multiple parts of my body that i don't need for it.

1. player
2. scarcity/popularity

condition is an afterthought unless it's elephant-man hideous.
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Post by psacollector Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:02 am

Yeah, scarcity is important, but no matter how rare a card might be, I have little interest if just a regular common player. I prefer Hall of Fame players or notable players (ie Black Sox, etc).

(1) Player
(2) Scarcity

While scarcity is important, I have been trying to steer away from scarcity for the sake of scarcity. If an E98 Cobb has an Old Put stamp on it making it one of a kind, that is not that much more desireable to me than a nice looking E98 Cobb w/o the stamping.

On the other hand, if the card is significant for resons aside from scarcity, then I woudl value it much more. For example, I appreciate the E95 or E102 Cobbs since these are potentially RCs if postcards and oversized cards are taken out of the equation.

(3) Importance
(4) Condition
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Post by cccc Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:32 am

nicely stated wes....you conveyed exactly what i wanted to say but couldn't, that's why ur the big lawyer!

i was brought up in the rookie era so yea i would take e.g. a t204 johnson over a more scarce t222 version. the t204 have more meaning to me...unless a boston garter shows up!
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