QuestionFebruary 28 2008 at 11:48 PM
|Elmar (Login esb1922)|
I have a question:
Usually I hate to ask/answers questions like "Do you think if I did good or bad...?", especially when we are talking about peanuts.
It's all subjective, whatever done is done, so let me try a different approach. Recently I have won 4 auctions (different days, even different weeks) of the 1969 OPC common cards, all PSA 9.
Normally I don't collect anything later than 1954, but this time I just had an urge to get some PSA 9 cards without spending a lot (don't ask me why, I just wanted). I got them all for $62 (15 bucks a piece). Do you have any idea besides the population, why nobody tried to outbid me?
I'm not bragging, it's not big deal, those cards are cheap anyway. I know very little about 60s and am just curious if this is "good" time of the year, or the set is not popular, or just there are too many 1969 PSA 9s?
|February 29 2008, 6:47 AM |
I collect this set also. Here's what I know about it. the high number cards, around 135 and up, were released in vending lots. Meaning that many cards from that series were put directly from the factory into boxes and sold that way. It seems that these cards were cut extremely well for this time period and they often have perfect corners and smooth edges. I was able to buy some of these about 10 years ago, and most of them have graded PSA 9 when I sent them in.
This is a fairly popular set, but you were probably bidding on cards that a lot of the collectors already owned in PSA 9, so you had less competition.
Any way you slice it, you got a great deal on those cards. They usually sell for more than that, but sometimes you can pick up deals on 69 OPC cards.
The low series, especially the first 12 cards, are much harder to find in high grade, and go for quite a bit.
many double prints in 2nd 1969 series
|February 29 2008, 9:54 PM |
in addition to the fact that there are many high quality vending cards available, there were numerous double prints./....see the thread on uncut sheets