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Topic Started: Jan 11 2014, 01:29 PM (3,042 Views)
rhinorays
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Just curious to know how far people are going on collecting the cards? Are people trying to get an entire team set, printing plates and all, or stopping at a certain colour? I was originally just intending going for the base and greens, but this has now stretched to some oranges and may end up going further...
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Merlin Ireland 2002 / Kevin Kilbane mini sticker (Walkers)

Topps Total Football 2009 / SHSS 394 - Kenwyne Jones / Sunderland redemption card

Panini Jeans Fussball 1977 / Sunderland badge

Quadriga Soccer Stars 83 - 84 / 221 Colin West, 222 Leighton James
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@Dorking - I agree with you about the platinum base cards but I got in the Guzan platinum jersey card and those platinum cards look really nice, nicer than the gold or orange jersey parallels in my opinion, I think it's because they had to have the platinum in the base a lot lighter (a grey kind of colour) to keep the card attractive as the platinum effect in the jersey card is darker (black/purple colour).

@rhinorays - I agree about not wanting to pay high prices for some cards, I just forked out $100 for a Benteke 1/1 premier gold and then a Weimann 1/1 platinum just sold for under $40. I feel like I just gave in too much money on the card even though the golds are nicer looking and I guess Benteke is a more popular player amongst collectors. The reason I don't want to pay high prices is so I have more funds for more cards for my collection, buying for 100 when resale may only be 50 doesn't bother me as these are for my collection and not an investment. Hopefully you manage to pick up some rare Sunderland cards at good prices and would love to see your collection when you have a chance to share :)
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I'd be delighted to land a 1/1 platinum jersey (would be Bolasie for me), and the platinum jersey cards on ebay do look a lot more impressive than the base platinum's I agree.
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The Connor Wickham platinum jersey is on ebay and it looks great, but for $350 which I can't afford! The buyer is taking offers though so I might still get lucky!
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Merlin Ireland 2002 / Kevin Kilbane mini sticker (Walkers)

Topps Total Football 2009 / SHSS 394 - Kenwyne Jones / Sunderland redemption card

Panini Jeans Fussball 1977 / Sunderland badge

Quadriga Soccer Stars 83 - 84 / 221 Colin West, 222 Leighton James
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That was the platinum jersey I saw which changed my opinion on platinum's. See there has been 4 offers already, but must say your heart does sink a little when you see a huge price next to a card you are after.

Without meaning to be rude, when it is Palace players and yet the card is approaching 100 (not 'just' $100) you have to wonder if the seller really understands that these are not really the most amazing star players in the League.

I loved the ebay.com auctions in the first couple of weeks where the sellers started even the rarest of cards at 99 cents!!

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I'm going to have a go for the Wickham card and see how I get on - with any luck they are just hoping for the best with the price and will take quite a bit less. I've seen some other stuff I'm interested in for BIN's that are too pricey so I'm hoping they'll end up listed for lower prices.
Dorking - much of that applies to Sunderland too - I don't think the likes of Lee Cattermole have much international appeal!
Wanted:

Merlin Ireland 2002 / Kevin Kilbane mini sticker (Walkers)

Topps Total Football 2009 / SHSS 394 - Kenwyne Jones / Sunderland redemption card

Panini Jeans Fussball 1977 / Sunderland badge

Quadriga Soccer Stars 83 - 84 / 221 Colin West, 222 Leighton James
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Always worth a cheeky offer. I usually offer just above half the BIN price, and if it is rejected, only increase by a small amount with each offer. I wouldn't have thought anyone would be offering anything like $350 (no offence to Sunderland or its players intended)
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I sold a Kaley Cuoco Big Bang auto once and had a bin of $500 and had bidding start at $250. I never expected the bin price to be hit and just put it up in case someone wanted it that bad and it was bought at the bin. I suspect that's what many US sellers are doing with best offer option, putting a crazy price out in the hopes someone will want it bad enough but will more than likely take the best offer they can get which is in their opinion acceptable (hopefully their actual valuation of the card isn't too crazy either).

On another note I've come to the conclusion that the Guzan shot stopper #/11 was never made or inserted to packs :'( (this is me just exaggerating, I'm sure it was made, I just can't find it)
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I'm having a similar problem with the Borini Hot Shots #/11 - I've seen one when they were first released and nothing since - I think it's just a case of being patient and hoping any that appear aren't too steep.

Not fancying my chances of getting the Wickham card - I'm trying to get an Altidore #/11 from the same seller and the lowest he'll go to with that is $58 (approx 35) which is too expensive - another seller is selling it as a BIN for 20...
Wanted:

Merlin Ireland 2002 / Kevin Kilbane mini sticker (Walkers)

Topps Total Football 2009 / SHSS 394 - Kenwyne Jones / Sunderland redemption card

Panini Jeans Fussball 1977 / Sunderland badge

Quadriga Soccer Stars 83 - 84 / 221 Colin West, 222 Leighton James
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I've been attempting to put together 4 base parallels. The 2 Guzan and the 2 Agbonlahor, before the release I didn't anticipate how costly these would be so I'm going to put my cost in getting these together and if others who have or are attempting to get one together wouldn't mind sharing it'd be interesting to see the difference in costs of putting one together. I know team and player will influence it but I think it'd be interesting.

Guzan (base and insert)

Base: 2/2 ($2)
Green: 2/2 ($4)
Orange: 2/2 ($30)
Platinum: 1/2 ($70)
Premier Gold: 2/2 ($150)

Total = $256 (missing a platinum). Approx. $160 per base parallel set

Agbonlahor (base and insert)

Base: 2/2 ($2)
Green: 2/2 ($2)
Orange: 2/2 ($35)
Platinum: 0/2 ($0)
Premier Gold: 1/2 ($30)

Total = $69 (missing 2 platinums and 1 premier gold). Approx $125 per base parallel set.

I did manage to get the Agbonlahor premier gold 1/1 and the Guzan orange /11 not from ebay so paid far less but putting each one together is far more expensive than I anticipated before the release
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I've found that 'completing a rainbow' is extremely difficult. Despite buying virtually everything as and when it came up (including winning almost every bid for item on ebay), for some players it just doesn't happen.

I STILL haven't seen an orange ( /11) base card for Joel Ward despite still watching all ebay variants every day for 3 months now! I'll admit that is a bit unusual, however the 'Premier Gold' (1/1) finish cards are also as rare as hens teeth, and I'm finding that ebay is really drying up now.

I guess that this is 'true' collecting - with my old cigarette cards, there are a few I have been waiting for, for over 20 years now. Admittedly I don't actively search for them daily, but I do have ebay 'watches' set up to alert me. I did think I'd have this over with fairly quickly, however it looks like it will be one that is never quite complete. The few cards I want could be in unopened packets for years to come!

In answer to the question though, typically for Palace players, the typical prices have been

base 2
green 4
orange 10
platinum 50
premier gold 65
Topps authentics blank backs $10

(that's if on ebay.com auctions)

The other main issue for me of course has been all the postage, but I try not to think about that!!
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Even harder for Liverpool players as I have to compete with the Asian contingency and they are willing to pay silly money
However I have only seen 1 Liverpool Gold series and I have that one unfortunately I have not seen an orange or a platinum of the same player
Prices range but roughly go for
base 3
green 7
orange 40
platinum 80
premier gold 80
BUT you can double all those prices if they are gerrard or suarez cards




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I would say though that the unnumbered auto and relic cards (which are dead common) are really good value now (in Palace's case both the auto and relic is Bolasie).

You'd pay about the same for a Palace green ( /99) card as you would for an unnumbered auto or relic (easily less than 5 now)
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Even harder for Liverpool players as I have to compete with the Asian contingency and they are willing to pay silly money
However I have only seen 1 Liverpool Gold series and I have that one unfortunately I have not seen an orange or a platinum of the same player
Prices range but roughly go for
base 3
green 7
orange 40
platinum 80
premier gold 80
BUT you can double all those prices if they are gerrard or suarez cards
Very similar for my Man City collection Price wise and also only have 1 gold
I have managed the 10 base and 5 inserts in green and need 5 to complete the 15 orange. I will probably call it a day there as the 1/1's just don't seem to be appearing anywhere.
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I agree the premier gold and platinum parallels are definitely drying up.

Just a point, Topps new MLS release finally has embroidered patches such as crests etc so we should see some amazing patches in the next Premier League set they release
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The crest cards would be great, but I hate to think how much they'd go for!
Wanted:

Merlin Ireland 2002 / Kevin Kilbane mini sticker (Walkers)

Topps Total Football 2009 / SHSS 394 - Kenwyne Jones / Sunderland redemption card

Panini Jeans Fussball 1977 / Sunderland badge

Quadriga Soccer Stars 83 - 84 / 221 Colin West, 222 Leighton James
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I managed to miss out on the Wickham patch 1/1 card and the Altidore orange that I was after and they both went cheap - $61.06 and $1.04. So annoyed with myself as I missed the end of the auction - too busy watching the Liverpool game :(

The seller must be kicking himself though - he originally had them as 'best offer' listings and turned down offers of $250 for the Wickham card and $58 for the Altidore one...
Wanted:

Merlin Ireland 2002 / Kevin Kilbane mini sticker (Walkers)

Topps Total Football 2009 / SHSS 394 - Kenwyne Jones / Sunderland redemption card

Panini Jeans Fussball 1977 / Sunderland badge

Quadriga Soccer Stars 83 - 84 / 221 Colin West, 222 Leighton James
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There are 10 standard base cards for Palace, and I just needed an 'Orange' ( /11) Joel Ward card to mean that I have every card in Standard, Green, Orange and at least one printing plate.

Finally got it today via Ebay.com, for a whopping US$1.25.

Brilliant!!

(however still hunting a couple of other rare ones!!)
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Well done, and it's always nice to get a bargain! You've done well to get a printing plate for all of them too!
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Merlin Ireland 2002 / Kevin Kilbane mini sticker (Walkers)

Topps Total Football 2009 / SHSS 394 - Kenwyne Jones / Sunderland redemption card

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It's very much dried up now, probably only check ebay once a week for them - I think most collectors have moved on to other sets.
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Have anyone something from Lukaku or De Bruyne, i look for Printing plates or 1/1
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