I think there are some new collectors after this year....previously, an Orr in PSA 7 would go for about $3000 USD, but recent sales have been higher than $4000, as all of 66 Topps, in PSA 7 and 8, have been attracting some higher prices on ebay...
Something interesting about the last two sales. The 7 that went for "4500" was immediately relisted as a BIN "because the high bidder would not honor his bid" and ended up selling for 3600 with a best offer.
The BMW card that sold for over 4k showed up after the auction for the 4500 7 had already been bid up to 4500, but well before the auction ended, so looked like a deal.
Just a heads-up. If anyone is planning on bidding on this PSA 8 Orr rookie that is currently up on ebay, the card image was stolen from my registry set. I've alredy e-mailed the seller asking them to remove the image, but just in case, since ebay is so slow to respond to these things....
Wondering what goes through a guy's head to steal a pic. This is a legitimate seller that I have dealt with in the past? Did he go astray? It will be interesting to see if he or ebay removes the listing.
If I had been looking for an Orr PSA 8 rookie and spent a few days watching the auction and hoping to win, just to have the seller end it early because he didn't ever own the card anyway, I would be very disappointed! There is something extremely unethical about this practice. In fact, I haven't ever heard of a seller doing this. I wonder if the high bidder would be given the option of leaving negative feedback when he ends the auction early with no explanation?
I can't believe I am hearing what I am hearing.
There is a guy pretending to have a PSA 8 Orr rookie for sale just to get attention for his other auctions.
This is what some people are doing now and there is actually someone on here who is OK with this??????
How can anyone be OK with this?
What is wrong with you if you are OK with this???
Is this what the hobby has come to?
Come on man.
What happened to pride and honesty?
I don't cover my cert #'s on my registry images, but I am rethinking my practice now.
The most concerning part of this duplicitous fake auction is its potential influence over pricing in general.
As a seller, I am concerned that a compromised auction price, in which only some vintage collectors are participating in due to the knowledge that a legitimate card image has been stolen, will negatively affect all subsequent auction prices.
As a buyer, it makes me think twice about buying from anyone except the big dealers, because how can I be sure that the card listed is actually owned by the seller if it becomes common practice to deceive potential bidders so as to get more exposure to other items for sale.
I admit, when I saw the auction I looked at his other cards. When I saw that no other cards were comparable, I got concerned.
This seller also had 1200 cards from the 1970 and 1971 sets.I was bidding on these and they disappeared today. I thought that he ended them early because someone made an offer he could not refuse. This listing high end items to attract attention to your other listings is new to me. Although it is a common practice in many other retail fields. I don't no how many times I have went into an antique store and been told that "its not for sale" sometimes it has even happened in a card store. Smart seller,he got all of us lured in,but it might backfire on him because it is morally wrong. Damn,1200 cards would have been great fun to sort through.