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    Improving the "eye appeal" of those beaters

    I haven't really done anything beyond using a nylon to reduce the wax stain on a card. As far as beaters, I think the wear and tear is part of their history, so I don't mess with it.
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    Most overrated card

    Overpriced? I'd be tempted to go with 2000 Topps Cabrera autograph, Ryan rookie type $ for a card you had a 1:80 chance of pulling each time you open a set, and there are still plenty of sets to open.
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    Most overrated card

    I'm honestly asking, what kind of criteria are you looking at in terms of a card being overrated? From your original post and the follow up all I can see is 'I think Nolan Ryan is overrated and his rookie card is the most expensive but it isn't as tough as some others, so it is overrated' You...
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    Most overrated card

    Again, I'm not sure how to define overrated. If all you are looking for is overpriced for how easy it is to find, pick any HOF rookie since about the beginning of sports cards, pick any current rookie who hasn't put up numbers at the major league level to justify the price tag, pick almost any...
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    Most overrated card

    Tony, depends on demand. Do you know more people who collect HOF'ers and vintage cards, or more Neil Walker collectors? There is a LOT more demand for a T-206 Wagner than there is for a printing plate of Walker.
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    Most overrated card

    Define overrated. The price on the Ryan is simply demand, nothing to do with how hard it is to find. There are many more collectors of Nolan Ryan than there are Johnny Bench. Rule #1 in baseball cards is: Power sells. But it is power pitchers and power hitters that most people consider, not...
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    Game used and auto lot prices

    I see a fair amount of dealers at our local shows selling for $1/per, so it's probably still in that area. I know that's about as much as I'd pay for most Gu and many autos
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    Trying to understand this whole thing about grading

    That works for most any card, even non graded. Here are some ungraded Eddie Murray rookies Anywhere from under $5 to...
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    looking for opinions on the "true bv" of a couple graded basketball cards

    Keep in mind, playing card type issues often grade higher due to the rounded 'corners' being less susceptible to wear. People may not be aware of how scarce they are in any form, thus demand may be more limited than a mainstream test issue.
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    Babe Ruth Autograph Question?

    Just look at the major auction houses. Many have Ruth autographs several times a year. Expensive, but not especially difficult. Compare that to Arky Vaughan, or King Kelly. Heck, compare him to Noe Munoz, Clancy Smyres, or Roy Castleton. There are autographs people have been searching for for...
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    Do you like your autographs authenticated or not?

    Depends who/what it is. For 95% of my items or so, it's a nice added bonus, but financially not very prudent. If I'm spending big money Clemente, Ruth, etc, yes, I want it authenticated, but at the prices they charge for certificates or slabbing cards, it's hard to justify most of them. I saw...
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    2014 Topps Heritage # 425

    Most of the human race does it, Youtube couldn't handle the load.
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    What Dodger Jerseys would you pick?

    I'd vote Alston over Lasorda, and agree with adding Scully, though I might make some kind of 'voice of the Dodgers' display vs a jersey for that. I think it'd be tough to leave out the longest reigning infield in the game, so I'd likely put Garvey and Cey in, and take out Mota and Gibson...
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    Should I just do it?

    Dang, last few have gone in the $150-200 range! Yikes!
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    344.00! wow!Major league movie eBay

    I would guess it would still end where it did, though if I were looking at it from the sellers vantage point, I can see the logic behind not doing it.
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    BSL Update: Winter Meetings

    got one of my two offers to sign, come on free agent #2...(and if the offer I just made a third guy gets accepted, that wouldn't suck either)
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    BSL Update: Offseason 1

    I'm not positive on Fister, I thought it was team option, and I KNOW Dean is a team option. I originally tried to release Dean also, figuring I might find an upgrade for that kind of $, but when I did it last sim and this sim, it told me it would add $19 million to player expenses, so I figured...
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    BSL Update: Offseason 1

    I tried declining the option on Doug Fister and exercising it on Michael Dean last sim, it told me the option had expired. When I tried releasing Fister, it says it will add 1.03 million to my player expenses, so I held off. I tried again tonight and got the same message about it adding his...
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    Little Trivia Question

    LF Minnie Minoso 3B Frank Malzone can't remember the rest of the unguessed ones (As a kid I had a Baseball Digest or other article that listed all the winners up to that point, I tried to memorize them all, as you can see, I never got there)