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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   ( 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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2022-01-16 6:32:42 AM  
5 votes:
Did you know that in addition to suing his mother over a couple of baseball cards, Chris Trencher is also a top backgammon player?
2022-01-16 8:14:22 AM  
4 votes:
"Ok, Chris. This time don't look creepy"
"Got it"

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2022-01-16 11:23:18 AM  
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My dad had a variation of this shirt for a long time.
2022-01-16 4:21:11 PM  
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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 8:43:42 AM  
1 vote:

holdmybones: "Ok, Chris. This time don't look creepy"
"Got it"

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2022-01-16 9:47:27 AM  
1 vote:
The idea of "gem mint" is still a new one and has only been really implemented when the card grading frenzy started ten years ago.  Through it, cards that normally would go for tens of dollars would skyrocket in 600% in value.  Granted, it means encasing the card in lucite and let it stay in stasis like a cardboard Han Solo.

I still think suing for damages would be petty, but considering how serious sports cards have gotten as investments this past year, I should not be surprised.  I am just disappointed.
2022-01-16 2:53:16 PM  
1 vote:
He looks like he could be Alex Murtaugh's younger brother.

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