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why are some brands worth more?
01-31-2012, 06:47 AM
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why are some brands worth more?
Just wondering why some brands are worth a heck of a lot more than others. For instance, I pulled an obak 1/1 (actual) autograph card of a prospect, and the offers are ridiculously low. The same players bowman card, #'ed /50 have gone for a few hundred. You would think a 1/1 would still have more value.http://www.beckett.com/forums/images/smilies/huh.gif
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01-31-2012, 07:46 AM
Post: #2
RE: why are some brands worth more?
My guess would be collector familiarity and brand establishment.

I stumbled onto eBay looking for a Philip Rivers auto for my nephew as a Christmas gift, there was a Obak Auto #/25 and the bid was only at $7 with a couple minutes remaining and my skepticism about Obak kicked in and I hesitated to bid when the auction ended.
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01-31-2012, 11:26 AM
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RE: why are some brands worth more?
Some values are based on sales. And Obak just isn't popular yet.

brand establishment,just like 4th said

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01-31-2012, 11:31 AM
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RE: why are some brands worth more?
It's a lot about licensing too. Bowman is the first card of a guy in his MLB uniform, which a lot of those other products can't do. I'd say that after Bowman/Topps, Elite Extra Edition is the next most desireable brand for prospects, then followed by Tristar products and the like. That said, I am a big fan of Obak cards, mainly for the historical content and that it's not overly produced.

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01-31-2012, 11:33 AM
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RE: why are some brands worth more?
It's the popularity of the brand name

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01-31-2012, 04:55 PM
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RE: why are some brands worth more?
Chrome is king!!!!

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01-31-2012, 05:36 PM
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RE: why are some brands worth more?
Yankee pride is right, chrome is king. Everyone want them. Myself, I like chromes but when they are priced outrageously like alot of the yankees prospects are, I have no problem getting me a nice obak auto. If I cant get the chromies, obak or EEE in that order are what I look for.


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01-31-2012, 05:37 PM
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RE: why are some brands worth more?
The Obak cards are nice. I bought this card off the bay for $1. Bob Montgomery, Obak

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01-31-2012, 07:38 PM
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RE: why are some brands worth more?
Chrome is NOT always king...

the 2011 Bowman Harper sells for more than the chrome Harper (with all other things equal)
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01-31-2012, 08:18 PM
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RE: why are some brands worth more?
Topps is really the only MLB card out there, all others don't have MLB logos. I really don't want anything that isn't licensed by the MLB, and I bet a lot of people feel the same way.

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