Nice pickup on the album. Pretty amazing that you were able to aquire one in less than a week of inquiring about it. That looks like a pretty decent example. It looks used but not abused which to me adds a little character to it. Was this offered to you by a seller who saw your other thread? Does he have another?
I WANT ONE!!!!
Those are the nicest looking raw cards rom the 50's and 60's that I have seen in quite some time.?
Are the 55's greenbacks by any chance?
Also, I am still interested in the show. I see to book a table that I will have to aquire a tax# which will mean I will have to register a small business. Is there a way to fasttrack this?
Rob. I saw it, asked a couple questions to the forum about it and then bought it. It is for sale so email me directly. No greenbacks. Over the past 2-3 months I came across alot of nice ungraded stuff. This is what I am sending to psa:
1953 Parkies set 100 cards
1955 Parkhurt about 12 cards
1957 Parkhurst 50% of the set no stars except Richard rc
1963 Parkhurst about 40 cards
1962 Topps 50% of the set no stars
1968 OPC about 40 cards from a set I broke up
and I have a guy from Mike Q's show in Ottawa waiting for me to complete a deal on about 200 cards.
Now that I said this, I probably won't find anything for a year!!!
And about the show. I emailed Sal for an updated availability floorplan, but haven't gotten it yet, I will forward it to you when it comes. You can get a tax number/vendors permit on the phone. There is no cost but once you get it you will have to respond to them quarterly even if you did 0 sales.
Earl like your c56's especially the taylor and lesueur poses. taylor looks like he's getting ready for a boxing match and lesueur has a classic hockey pose. I also like the 4 black and whites are they c57's? Earl the c56 how many of them have portrait poses and how many do not?
I would say that the majority of them have portrait poses. I know that Marshall #35 is a full picture, and I think I saw a scan of the Ridpath, which was a full length photo. Other than that, I don't know of any, but I haven't seen all of them so there are possibly a few more.
The following is a link to Steve Yawitz's retired C56 set. He took the time to scan them. This should answer your question as to portraits vs. non-portraits. The black & white cards are C57's. The second link is to photos of my C57 set.
Thanks for the link, John. So only 4 of the 36 cards in the C56 set show the full picture of the player standing.
I guess you can't see the faces as well, but I like the pictures that show the full player standing with a hockey stick.
The #1 Patrick is actually a PSA 4, and yes there is a small crease running vertically in the top middle of the card. I had to use a loupe to see it, but it is there. It doesn't hit the picture of Patrick, and it is more noticeable from the back.
I don't know whether to resubmit it in the case or take it out and resubmit it. Is it possible to get a 5 for a card with a small crease? Either way, I'm very happy with the card!
I meant 4, Opps. I think its worth trying atleast once to get a 5. 5 is the highest graded so it would be a huge upgrade if you could get a new 5 on the market. Its got such nice corners, colour, centering, edges and a great looking front. To bad for that crease or I could easily see a PSA 6.
Is it even worth sending it to PSA still in the holder? Do they ever raise the grade of a card? Or should I take it out of the holder? I'm still feeling my way around PSA, but it's hard to get an accurate read on them. You never know what to expect.
I did just send in a C56 Marshall with very nice corners and color. The only flaw as a small scratch right on the eye of the photo. You had to look close to see it, but you could see it if you tried even without a loupe. I was hoping for at least a 4, but I got a 5 so I was very pleased!
Maybe I will send it in. A PSA 5 for the #1 card would be great!
I would take it out of the case, I don't think PSA looks at a card still in its holder and says ok lets give this a higher grade because that means they made a mistake and PSA "doesn't make mistakes!!". I've seen some crazy PSA 5's, I owned a Bawlf with a huge paper loss spot on the front right above his head and it got a 5 somehow.
I figured that since it had the crease, it would stay a 4. I didn't buy it to resell it, I bought it for the C56 set that I am building, so regardless of whether it went to a 5 or stayed a 4, it would stay in my collection.
Either way, it's a great looking card and the wrinkle won't be noticed by someone just looking at the card.
Great card. I always thought the red ones popped a lot more. The problem with cards like this that aren't a certain size (modern cards, tobacco cards, etc.) is that to make a holder that fits it just right, it wouldn't be feasible/economical for PSA unless there are a lot of cards for a similarly sized holder. The same problem occurs with baseball caramel cards, Old Judges, Dominion Chocolates, etc. The good thing is that the room to move around, although enough to be worried about edge and corner damage, is much less than on the aforementioned issues. SGC, the merits and disadvantages nonwithstanding, do cut a much more precise backing for the card to keep it in place.
Thanks John. I guess I found it odd because they have a holder that fits my 51 Parkie pretty nicely. I guess there are comparatively more of those but I know that the 52 is larger than the 51 so they must have a holder for those too (don't have one too compare). Not up on all of the different pre-war sizes but I guess you're right, once you get pre-Parkie there is probably a lot more variation in size among issues.
Rob, Congrats on finishing your set. I just finished mine last month, finally , after spending my kids inheritance on a PSA 8 Howe. My set is not quite a good as yours, but we both have a ways to go to catch Mr. Parkies.
Does Mr. Parkies post on this forum?
Happy Holidays to all!!!
Don.. Congrats on finishing your set as well. The set actually took longer than I originally planned. I was down to 4 - 5 cards ( all commons ) about 2 yr's ago and for some reason became sidetracked with prewar cards and put the 62's on the back burner. I remember the first card I bought was the Tim Horton. One of the original 62" guys " AMADEUS 67 " sold his entire PSA 8 set with the auctions ending on a Saturday aftenroon in August 2002. I bought a few other commons that afternoon as well. That was the first I had heard of the PSA registry as it was still in it's infancy... I have no plans to upgrade other than finding a HICKE with better centering than the one I have...