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Postby Robert » Thu Jan 01, 2004 9:18 pm

Does anyone know a reputable place online that I can buy a few baseball cards? I want to spend about $50 as a gift. I want to buy a few cards on prospects or potential stars (or people like Prior).
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Postby Madison » Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:48 pm

I bought a few cards online a couple of years ago. Didn't have any problems, but don't remember who the companies were that I used. Sorry.
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Postby Rage » Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:49 pm

This is going to sound weird BUT the best place to get the most for your $50 is to try local flea markets. I bought cards at close to 75% off when I was living in Virginia a few years back. I don't collect no more.

Online, try http://www.ebay.com ...you can get some good deals with people selling their own personal collections at bargain prices. It's obviously in auction format but generally 40-60% off book prices.

Good luck with your search.

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Postby Arlo » Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:47 am

You might also want to try these places. Good luck!
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Postby Rage » Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:41 pm

UBID is horrible. Nothing is there. Ebay is nice.
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Postby kentx12 » Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:56 pm

Rage wrote:UBID is horrible. Nothing is there. Ebay is nice.


I have bought some from ebay. Everything has always been as advertised and if you are willing to look you can find some nice buys.
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Postby Robert » Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:44 pm

Thanks. I guess I'll go with eBay. It's for a 13 year old so maybe I'll buy the packs of cards. The bid says they're at least 10 year old packs of Topps, etc. cards
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tegory=219
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:55 am

eBay is always a good choice. Make sure the seller has good feeback though. You can trust me, I've got about 600 ;-D

And along with eBay, PayPal can be very handy. Check out this card that I recently sold:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=648&item=2777825461
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Postby ferris182 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:49 pm

[quote="LBJackal"]eBay is always a good choice. Make sure the seller has good feeback though. You can trust me, I've got about 600 ;-D

And along with eBay, PayPal can be very handy. Check out this card that I recently sold:

Good Point. Ebay is the way to go, and paypal makes transactions fast and clear. Also make sure the seller has good feedback.....
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Postby Padres19 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:37 pm

Personally i say skip ebay all together and take your money to a local card shop and explain how much money you have and ask what you can get with it. Most places will have an entire box of cards[should be about 24 packs] and you will be supporting a small business in your local area.

Please do not try and score with this auction, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tegory=219, it is simply a dutch auction and chances are you will not be happy.

Depending on where you live they might have local card shows where all the dealers show up to sell stuff, chances are things there will be a bit cheaper as well. If you need help finding a local card shop or show, let me know.

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