Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Variation

Got wind of a new variation I didn't know of in the 1968 Atlantic Oil set evidently there is total of 4 combinations of fronts to backs.  They come with 2 different backs  - game rules and play ball which most of us know but also on the front the name comes in either solid black font or a half tone gray font.  Also the grey tone ones seem to have a sharper picture and deeper blue border.  Pretty obvious when you see them but never noticed before today.  Neither seem any scarcer than the other so no great premium just another couple cards to chase down.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

End of the year numbers

Well ever other site seems to like to run the end of the year in review so ran some reports on the pricing I collect and here are the top 5 highest Pete Rose sales of cards they are some big numbers

Top 20 Sales of 2012 - total $225,032 total sales tracked for year 11,1519 totaling $903,929

1 PSA 10 Rookie $157,366  will be very hard to surpase this sale
2 PSA 9 Rookie  $9,000
3 PSA 10 1970 Topps $5,676
4 PSA 9 1964 Topps Rookie Awards Banquet Card $5,000
5 BGS 9 Rookie Card $4,250
6 PSA 8.5 Rookie $4,090
7 PSA 8 Rookie $3,824
8 PSA 8.5 Rookie $3,701
9 BGS 9 Rookie $3,570 Same one that sold at #5 spot in Feb resold for loss in Dec
10 PSA 10 1975 Topps $3,313
11 PSA 9 1965 Kahn's $3,118
12 BGS 8.5 Rookie $2,950
13 PSA 8 Rookie $2,625
14 PSA 10 1975 Topps $2,605
15 PSA 8 1964 Topps Rookie Awards Banquet Card $2,580
16 SGC 9 1971 Topps $2,379
17 PSA 10 1975 Topps $2,325
18 PSA 8 Rookie $2,265
19 PSA 8 Rookie $2,200
20 PSA 9 1966 Topps $2,195

I think this shows the state of cards is still very solid especially in high grades.  For a more detail look including images is available to plus members includes a full range of pricing and grades.

Monday, December 17, 2012

New Stuff 12/17

A few new items for you to add to your holiday list.

New Stuff 12/17

Also another new release from leaf memories has a few Rose cards in it check it out.

Rose news

Wanted to pass on some Pete Rose news encase you have missed it.  He will have a TLC reality series, "Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.", with his girlfriend that premiers Jan 14 at 10 pm set the dvr.  There are 6 episodes planned should be interesting to see how it plays out and portrays him and her.

More info on show.

He also has planned for next year "4192 - An Evening with Pete Rose Live" tour through 25 cities only have date for Cincinnati show on opening day Apr 1.  He did a limited number of these last year and if you have never seen Pete live tell baseball stories I would recommend it he has a great time telling stories and baseball lore.

More info on live tour.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

More Counterfeits

Well since the 72 Topps Venezuelans have been proven counterfeit I thought I'd look at some other Rose counterfeits that have been going around the hobby.  This biggest one around that have gotten some of us is the 60's photocards. 

These are all fakes/reproductions/counterfeits what ever your term -

They are produced on a high gloss photo paper while the originals were also on gloss paper they were on slightly thicker stock for one.  But the real tell is the borders around the picture and below the Cincinnati Reds on the original there are much wider borders and almost a 1/2 border below the Cincinnati Reds.  If your real eagle eyed there is also photo cropping differences easiest to see in the 64/65 notice the right foot in regard to the edge of the picture the fake there it is almost touching the border the real deal there is a lot of space.

Again these 3 poses have been going around the hobby and really hurt the value when the real deal show up which the real deals are very rare to start with and to get these in a lot together or a lot of 3 or more the same is pretty hard to imagine.

Here are the real deals notice wide border top and bottom-