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Going back to the basics
07-06-2013, 11:35 PM
Post: #1
Question Going back to the basics
Let's say I have a complete and in the factory box 1982 Topps Traded set which includes the much sought after Cal Ripkin Jr. card. That card is worth nearly $100. So's the complete set. Should I bother having the card graded and slabbed. I'm convinced that it will triple or more the retail value of the card but I'm not sure how I'd sell it as part of a traded set.

Well centered, straight edges, crisp corners, even ink. This card has it all.

What would you do?

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07-07-2013, 12:40 AM
Post: #2
RE: Going back to the basics
If it's that nice, I'd grade it and sell it by itself.

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07-07-2013, 02:49 PM
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RE: Going back to the basics
I recently asked a similar question about a different set and one recommendation was to slab the whole set.

I'm not sure how realistic that is for me, or you.

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07-07-2013, 07:15 PM
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RE: Going back to the basics
I'd get it graded then just buy a raw card in decent physical condition (centering not a priority) to finish the set again.


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07-08-2013, 01:12 AM
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RE: Going back to the basics
(07-07-2013 07:15 PM)jplarson Wrote:  I'd get it graded then just buy a raw card in decent physical condition (centering not a priority) to finish the set again.

This seems to be the easiest option for those of us who must break boxes, with or without a job...

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07-10-2013, 06:13 PM
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RE: Going back to the basics
(07-07-2013 07:15 PM)jplarson Wrote:  I'd get it graded then just buy a raw card in decent physical condition (centering not a priority) to finish the set again.

Totally agree
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