I was ready to take out a second mortgage so I could put in a bid in on the Woody Dumart gamer but the wife JUST DOESN'T UNDERSTAND. The ironic thing is she ordered me the auction catalog, thought I might find it interesting...
I just checked, $4600. Man, the guy probably only wore 2 jerseys his entire career and that's all it commands ?
Happened to pickup (2) high grade sets...1963/64 Parkhurst w/(30)PSA graded cards & the 1960/61 Topps set w/PSA 7 Hull & PSA 8 o/c Makita RC.
Broke the bank on these sets but hopefully worth it years from now.
I was the underbidder for the Howie Morenz funeral book. I needed at least one autograph from the book (the Jack Laviolette), but I wouldn't be able to use it for my card collection since I could never cut up something like that.
I was surprised that some things went for as low as they did. A Frank McGee game stick from the early 1900s can only get $2200 while a Crosby gets $3600. I was suprised that there was a Jacques Plante autographed picture that went for almost $1700.
So if anyone has a Jack Laviolette autograph that they might be interested in selling I am still looking.
I was second bidder on a few of the sets. One in particular that I was interested in was the 67-68 Topps set. However, I was not actively bidding towards the end. Had a look at the site some 2-1/2 hours after close and I was still high bidder on the web but it said the 10 minute rule was in effect.
Can someone explain to me how this rule works.lol! Me being the high bidder 2-1/2 hours after close seems to be somewhat beyond 10 minutes?
Rob i called to get an answer on this 10 minute rule.here is what they said.
10 minute rule means if you had a bid before the close of the auction before the 10 minute rule kicks in,you are still able to bid on any other auction till "all" the auctions have no activity in 10 minutes.
so bottom line is that anyone can bid until the very last auction has no activity and not just the one auction we go for.so even though there is no change in the auction you are watching for hours,someone can still come in after hours (not 10 minutes) and place a bid.the 10 minute rule only applies for the very last item left with no activity.
oh brother!!!! that means you have to stay up into the wee hours of the morning to insure you win an auction.