For you c55/c56 fans mastro has top notch c55/c56 sets lots 1921/1922 for auction on their web page. For a rookie like me the pictures although not large are impressive. I guess though if you buy a set it takes the fun out of building one. Right Earl. What do you guys think they are worth?
Mastronet sold a master C55 set in its May 2006 auction for $28,204.00 ($33,139.70 with the 17.5% bidder's fee). It was basically the same, except that the Vezina was a PSA 5. It had more 7's, much less 5's, no unqualified 8's. I would expect that the price would be comparable, $25,000-$35,000 range, again depending upon if there are those 2 bidders to run up the price.
The C56 has a Lalonde PSA 5 (MC), the 2 Patrick's are PSA 4's, the only major PSA 5 is Moran and Johnson. My estimate is $12,000-$18,000. Again, this is just one person's opinion.
The thing about buying sets is that you can upgrade the cards that you don't want while keeping the others that you do want. Much less people have the money to buy a $15,000+ set as opposed to competing for individual cards. In the past, I have made the original price paid just by selling the cards that I had upgraded. To me, you can buy sets while also still having the self-satisfaction and thrill of the hunt in finding upgrades.
Why on earth would anyone crack an SGC 96 card just to put it in an uglier holder? Performing acts like this is nothing but trouble, and any grader willing to do it is crazy. My bet is you get a phone call that says if you want us to do this we won't be liable for damage.
Who cares who is #1 on the registry? That's a bad reason to spend $100k on a card.
I don't know what you mean by "#1 C56 cards"? The comment above was that he is going after top cards and a few cards from different sets are listed. It wasn't a comment about C56 cards that I can see. I don't have any more decent C56 cards that I want to sell. Some I'm keeping for own collection.
I do have other top cards that are currently on eBay. Sales have been real good so not much is left but some are definitely top cards. V145-1 rookies of Morenz, Adams, Joliat, and Clancy. A '36 Broda.
Colin, thanks for the correction on the PSA 6 Moran and Moose Johnson (not PSA 5).
Before, this goes down the road of how to collect and whether collecting more low/mid-grade vs. less higher grade cards is your thing, please remember that probably more than 90% of the general population (i.e. people who don't seriously collect anything) think that even spending $10 on something old is useless. If someone wants to and can own the "best of the best" and in the process become the #1 set, then that's their thing. Otherwise, someone can always say something about why collecting dead presidents, Elvis memorabilia, cookie jars, Civil War memorabilia, drinking straws or whatever else they choose to is wrong. The registry serves many purposes, of which taking the human desire to achieve and be recognized is only one of them.
Don't want to be number one in everything. Buying the best of the best usually means more profits down the road when you sell, better commission seller rates from auction house,and your item selling. I guess I care about money more than the other collectors on this board. But I could of bought a good set of something else but I didn't because I love hockey cards. What I want to do is get a few top end cards preferably with color and good poses.
I'm with Andrew, I would be interested in buying a few also.
I really didn't think about the possibility of buying it to break it up! The way prices go on most of the major auction houses, it would often be tough to do that. But if you get a good deal, there would be plenty of people interested in buying singles for their sets!
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