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(NYPost)   Man sues his mom over baseball cards, which must make things tense whenever she visits the basement to do laundry   (nypost.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Cleveland Indians, loss of valuable baseball cards, New York Mets, Jackie Robinson, Carol Ivanick, Family, Satchel Paige, Baltimore Orioles  
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655 clicks; posted to Sports » on 16 Jan 2022 at 5:05 AM (23 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-16 6:35:51 AM  
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If the cards are in "gem mint" condition, they can be worth $30,000, said Chris Ivy, director of sports for Heritage Auctions.

Of nearly 3,300 Topps Satchel Paige cards from 1953 graded for auction, only eight have been found to have that level of quality, he noted.


According to PSA's population report (he's #220), they've graded eight PSA 9 Paiges and zero gem mint ones. Huge difference. And the bottom corner is notoriously touchy in that set. I sent in a gorgeous Luke Easter with the tiniest speck in the corner and it came back a NM+ 7.5.

And by the sound of it, the Paige and Kiner have been kept in screw-down holders. A PR specialist for PSA  blogged on their site that they can deem a card "altered" and "ineligible for grading".

Not only is there's no chance those two cards are worth $25,000, but he's most likely off by at least a factor of 10.
 
2022-01-16 8:14:22 AM  
2 votes:
"Ok, Chris. This time don't look creepy"
"Got it"

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2022-01-16 7:24:07 AM  
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G-Ride: Did you know that in addition to suing his mother over a couple of baseball cards, Chris Trencher is also a top backgammon player?


How does one become a top backgammon player?  Is this something you can support yourself by doing?
 
2022-01-16 8:49:41 AM  
1 vote:
she was cut off from the family a few years ago and they refuse to let her see the grandkids

So which side are the Trumpers ?
 
2022-01-16 9:22:42 AM  
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i doubt everything about that story, and for once it's not solely because it's the post
 
2022-01-16 4:21:11 PM  
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