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(Washington Post)   Kansas City man builds business as no-questions-asked pawnbroker of players' sports memorabilia   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 14
    More: Interesting, Antoine Walker, championship ring, Warren Sapp, Vince Lombardi Trophy, money changers, New Mexico State, Super Bowl XXIX, Edward J. DeBartolo  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-17 09:30:02 AM  
Even after a sale, Budd says, the buyer must sign a legally binding confidentiality agreement.

I'd think half the point of having OJ Simpson's bloody knife would be waving it around and saying "this isn't just any old high end knife, this is the one that slashed that no good whore's throat!"(*) Like bringing out the Lombardi trophy at a party, as the article describes. If all you can say is "this is a knife that a former football player once owned" or "this is a trophy from a major American sporting event" the value goes down.

(*) Don't say this if you invite women to your knife waving party. They might take offense.
 
2014-07-17 10:11:13 AM  
ZAZ:
I'd think half the point of having OJ Simpson's bloody knife would be waving it around and saying "this isn't just any old high end knife, this is the one that slashed that no good whore's throat!"(*) Like bringing out the Lombardi trophy at a party, as the article describes. If all you can say is "this is a knife that a former football player once owned" or "this is a trophy from a major American sporting event" the value goes down.



I read the article, and I assume that the whole vow of secrecy with respect to buyers is respect to where they bought the ring/trophy or whatever. So if someone buys a superbowl ring from this guy they can tell people they own a superbowl ring, they just can't say where it came from. The same way he is not going to disclose his client list or advertise what he has publicly.
 
2014-07-17 10:38:28 AM  
Wow, a fence. What a novel concept.
 
2014-07-17 10:43:32 AM  
Wow, you played in the Superb Owl?!? Oh, you just bought it from some guy who did but now needs the money? That's kinda sad.
 
2014-07-17 10:43:51 AM  
Great, so I can brave the heart of Chiefs country to oogle Raider SB rings.  At least the BBQ is good...
 
2014-07-17 10:52:11 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Great, so I can brave the heart of Chiefs country to oogle Raider SB rings.  At least the BBQ is good...


off topic, but I was in Kansas City last year for work and I asked the clerk at the hotel where was a good place for some real Kansas City bbq.  The guy kind of "hmmm's" and "uhhhh's" and says "there's a Famous Dave's about a mile up the road....it's pretty good".   I wanted to punch the guy right in the dick..

/just drove around until we found a little hole in the wall place set up in a converted gas station...excellent bbq
 
2014-07-17 11:13:55 AM  
Thereby invalidating any historical claims any item which passes through that shop may have once had. Without verifiable traceability, historical objects have no value.
 
2014-07-17 11:17:01 AM  
Some championship rings will have the former owners name engraved in it, so that would kinda take away from it. Besides why would you want to own a championship ring if you didnt know who owned it? Not knowing would knock off a lot of the value I would think.
 
2014-07-17 11:50:06 AM  

groppet: Some championship rings will have the former owners name engraved in it, so that would kinda take away from it. Besides why would you want to own a championship ring if you didnt know who owned it? Not knowing would knock off a lot of the value I would think.


The rings I've seen (AHL) have the player's number on one side of the stone/logo and the year on the other (except for front office people, never looked closely at those.) Even the mascots had their numbers (there's 2 guys that take turns wearing the suit.) Is it different in other sports and leagues?
 
2014-07-17 12:05:30 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Without verifiable traceability, historical objects have no value.


He's not saying he hasn't catalogued where he got it from, just that he won't tell every Tom, Dick, and Reuben that comes in his store where he got it from.
 
2014-07-17 01:23:47 PM  

chevydeuce: off topic, but I was in Kansas City last year for work and I asked the clerk at the hotel where was a good place for some real Kansas City bbq.  The guy kind of "hmmm's" and "uhhhh's" and says "there's a Famous Dave's about a mile up the road....it's pretty good".   I wanted to punch the guy right in the dick..


What is his name? I will punch him for you. I have not lived there for years and all I can say is everyone that has spent more than seven days there have their favorite BBQ tattooed on the back of their minds.  Mine whispers Arthur Bryant's, Arthur Bryant's, Arthur Bryant's....don't forget the Big Red.....Arthur Bryant's
 
2014-07-17 02:03:27 PM  

chevydeuce: Ken VeryBigLiar: Great, so I can brave the heart of Chiefs country to oogle Raider SB rings.  At least the BBQ is good...

off topic, but I was in Kansas City last year for work and I asked the clerk at the hotel where was a good place for some real Kansas City bbq.  The guy kind of "hmmm's" and "uhhhh's" and says "there's a Famous Dave's about a mile up the road....it's pretty good".   I wanted to punch the guy right in the dick..

/just drove around until we found a little hole in the wall place set up in a converted gas station...excellent bbq


You found Oklahoma Joe's, the best bbq in KC.
 
2014-07-17 02:38:27 PM  
So this is the place I can pawn my Seattle Mariners jersey autographed by Babe Ruth?

"You specifically said no questions asked!"
 
2014-07-17 11:06:15 PM  

influx: chevydeuce: Ken VeryBigLiar: Great, so I can brave the heart of Chiefs country to oogle Raider SB rings.  At least the BBQ is good...

off topic, but I was in Kansas City last year for work and I asked the clerk at the hotel where was a good place for some real Kansas City bbq.  The guy kind of "hmmm's" and "uhhhh's" and says "there's a Famous Dave's about a mile up the road....it's pretty good".   I wanted to punch the guy right in the dick..

/just drove around until we found a little hole in the wall place set up in a converted gas station...excellent bbq

You found Oklahoma Joe's, the best bbq in KC.


I'm calling BS on 'just driving around' and finding Oklahoma Joe's. First, it is not on the beaten path; B. It is nowhere near a Famous Dave's; 3 - The signage is dang near illegible from the street. To get to Oklahoma Joe's, you have to make a decision to go there.
 
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