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#1 cbjron56

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

I received an alert this week that a 1982 Topps Johnny Bench card (psa-8, #400) sold for $495. The previous high was $15.19 in '09. The high for a psa-10 is just under $180.

 

I see this kind of thing occassionally. What am I supposed to make of it? I'm guessing it shouldn't be taken very seriously.



#2 mrmint23

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

Anamoly.....Pwcc and probstein auctions have been setting records....but buy the card not the holder.

#3 cbjron56

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:33 AM

I know it's an anomaly, but is there any explanation for how something gets bid up that high?

 

I have two of that particular card in that condition.

 

Just looking for insight.



#4 mrmint23

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:02 PM

Low population or two collectors trying to complete the set in a hurry.



#5 cbjron56

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

That makes sense. I've checked out population reports, but I've never studied them.

 

I will need to look at them more closely, particularly for some of the various cards I own.

 

How would anyone describe the trend lines for vintage cards?

 

I'm just getting back into the hobby, but it looks like things are taking off pretty well. If true, how long has this been going on?



#6 mrmint23

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:51 AM

High graded vintage 8-9 is very hot. I am more of a mid grade collector...broader base to sell items...however high grade seems to be greater margins.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

Something seems strange to me.



#8 mrmint23

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

Amazing prices being realized by a few auction houses on ebay.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

thats insane for a 1982 PSA 8 of anyone...there is still unopened wax you can get for a good price, then submit it yourself....


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#10 cbjron56

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:19 AM

I have no interest in selling, and doubt that price would come around very often.

 

I'm just tyring to get a handle on how much my overall collection might be worth. Thus, I'm tyring to learn more about the market for cards.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:18 PM

Probably one of those times, as was stated previously, where two guys who have more money than they know what to do with, wanted THAT card at THAT time.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

The 1982 Topps Bench you are referencing was one (PSA 8) without the black border.  That's the reason for the premium price.



#13 cbjron56

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:35 PM

Thanks for clearing that up.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:58 AM

Makes a lot of sense.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:28 AM

The 1982 Topps Bench you are referencing was one (PSA 8) without the black border.  That's the reason for the premium price.

Should have done my homework.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:16 PM

Next time.






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