(12-29-2012 12:06 AM)usafshelland Wrote: I think the variations on cards is what's driving the market down... how many Joe Montana RCs are there...1. How many Jerry Rice RCs... 1. How many Dan Marino RCs... 1. How many Andrew Luck RCs so far...17! With 965 TOTAL Rookie Year cards...!!! Heck, I think even Dan Marino only had a 1 other rookie year card.
(12-29-2012 10:47 AM)ricky williams 34 Wrote: All companies have been doing this for years, so I'm sorry you just noticed it. "The enclosed game-used (by the third string kicker) is verified by Panini/Topps/Upper Deck." The language is correct, the spirit of what they are doing is not.
These are examples of why I miss 1 RC that was "just" a base card. I hate the game-used v. event-used debate.
This was THE Ricky card to get back in the day and it cost about the same or a little more (ungraded) than your Russell Wilson.
So, you tell me...a "base" card or a 3 color patch, on-card auto RC? The answer for a majority of collectors is really clear. Not to mention everyone and their mother feels like they should be able to own the 3 color version of the best rookie out there leading to mass production.
And we wonder why the card companies have had to come up with "creative" ways to supply our habits??