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(05-31-2012 07:03 PM)bruinsfan08 Wrote: My biggest mistake was storing ALL of my cards, about a dozen 5,000 count boxes worth, everything but my Bruins collection in the basement while we refinished my bedroom and den. A water main broke in the street while the city worked on the sewer system. Here's the view from my front porch...
Here's the top of my basement steps. There are 7 steps not pictured, they're under water...
along with most of what we owned and stored down there. A complete drum set, a couple of guitars, 99% of my card collection, washer, dryer, water heater, furnace, not to mention books photos, records, everything we owned that wasn't used on a day to day basis. Since it wasn't a natural disaster, the home owners insurance covered nothing, and when we filed a claim with the city, they claimed it was a flood caused by rain water. It had rained for about half an hour when this happened. So, basically, we were out of luck. Insure, for flood, even when you're not in a flood area kids, because your town isn't going to take the hit if they don't have to. I had no argument with either my city or my insurance company, they both pointed the finger at one another, and I couldn't afford a lawyer. Frrrrrown.
(05-31-2012 04:35 PM)onoxxxregretso Wrote: A lot of you know about mine. It happened right around the time I first started posting here, about ten months ago when I got back into collecting.
I was looking for a way to beef up my collection and saw an ad on Craigslist for a guy selling a hockey lot. He bought an entire card store but only wanted to keep the football. I went and checked out the cards and ended up paying $200 for the lot. It was mostly 90-95 common stuff. To add insult to injury I only looked through one box (about seven or eight 500-800 count boxes) and got home to find out I had about 3 partial sets of early 90's Score, Pro Set, Upper Deck, as well as some complete sets, and even multiple complete sets.
There was also a whole box full of crap I don't need that I'm stuck with like movie cards, racing cards, wrestling cards, boxing cards, etc.
Felt like a fool after I went through everything. It still isn't all in my org and it's almost been a year.
I like to think I evened it out by purchasing the 580 Patrick Roy lot for $250 and getting over $1000 in BV on those cards as well as some other small merchandise with him pictured on it.