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Offline Drew_3

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Baseball cards
« Topic Start: September 01, 2011, 07:38:18 AM »
Hey,

 I introduced myself on the clubhouse forum. Im from the uk and am in dc at the moment. Im strugling to find somewhere to buy baseball cards from, can anyone help with some suggestions?

Thanks

Offline machpost

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #1: September 01, 2011, 08:48:13 AM »
Are you looking for brand new packs of cards? Target in Columbia Heights always has loads of them. 3100 14th St. NW, right next to the Columbia Heights Metro on the Green Line.

I'm not aware of any baseball card shops or hobby shops in the area that sell other stuff, though.

Offline Drew_3

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #2: September 01, 2011, 08:49:19 AM »
You legend thank you.

Offline tomterp

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #3: September 01, 2011, 08:55:02 AM »
Are you looking for brand new packs of cards? Target in Columbia Heights always has loads of them. 3100 14th St. NW, right next to the Columbia Heights Metro on the Green Line.

I'm not aware of any baseball card shops or hobby shops in the area that sell other stuff, though.

Yeah, Target always has a lot.  Modell's seems to carry a decent stock too.  The souvenir shop in Nats Park probably has Nationals ones, maybe a few others.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #4: September 01, 2011, 11:15:15 AM »
Yeah, Target always has a lot.  Modell's seems to carry a decent stock too.  The souvenir shop in Nats Park probably has Nationals ones, maybe a few others.

The shop at Nats park has individual packs of the 2011 season for Topps as well as about a pack of 60 Nats cards which feature 2005-200? edition of the Nats. Got a ton of Odalis Perez cards that way.

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Offline Drew_3

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #5: September 01, 2011, 04:30:11 PM »
Is that the modells right next to the target in columbia heights?

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #6: September 05, 2011, 09:13:05 PM »
How do I get rid of thousands of  baseball cards is what I wanna know.  Growing up I remember there being a card shop here and there..

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #7: September 05, 2011, 09:18:21 PM »
Heeman, many of them have gone the way of the internet.  There used to be a shop in Vienna and in Centerville.  A memoribilia show may be your best bet.  There's one in October in Chantilly!

www.csashows.com


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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #8: September 05, 2011, 09:23:46 PM »
Heeman, many of them have gone the way of the internet.  There used to be a shop in Vienna and in Centerville.  A memoribilia show may be your best bet.  There's one in October in Chantilly!

www.csashows.com



I can't wait for that show Cal!  Can't wait to get Wade Boggs to sign!

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #9: September 05, 2011, 09:29:27 PM »
It'll cost ya!

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« Reply #10: September 05, 2011, 09:29:56 PM »

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« Reply #11: September 05, 2011, 09:44:53 PM »
Niccce.. I'm there

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #12: September 07, 2011, 11:43:30 AM »
There are two card shops here and they are only a block or so apart.

There's also this place:

http://www.btsports.com/

They carry a lot of autographed memorabilia. Not much Nats stuff though. They did have a Ryan Zimmerman picture I was going to buy but it was sold before I got the chance.

Offline Drew_3

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #13: September 07, 2011, 11:45:49 PM »
And where are these two card shops terpfan76?

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #14: September 08, 2011, 09:01:45 AM »
And where are these two card shops terpfan76?

terpfan lives in Cumberland, Md - well outside the DC area.

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #15: September 08, 2011, 09:57:25 AM »
terpfan lives in Cumberland, Md - well outside the DC area.

I messaged him :D

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #16: September 10, 2011, 04:22:42 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the Chantilly show will be like?  I've never been to one.  I'm interested in finding a Macfarlane figurine of Pudge (2005 All Star edition), and a reasonably-priced full sized baseball base display case.  I bought a Nationals base that was signed by like 20 members of the team last year; got it for $80 and then went to get a display case for it and found out that they all cost $220 or more. 

Would this sort of event have the items I'm looking for, or is it mostly just cards and batting gloves and autographed 8X10 photos? 

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #17: September 10, 2011, 12:38:21 PM »
You pay an entrance fee.  It's like one large area with table after table of dealers of all sorts of items.  Some autographed.  Some not.  Many do have cards.  Many also have Figurines but I can't guarantee you'll find the one you want.  It's not just baseball but ALL TEAM SPORTS (Baseball, Football, Hockey, Basketball.)  Many of the big named athletes are autographing in the back.  You have to buy an autograph ticket.  One kind for flats and balls, the other for "premium items".  Some athletes sign in the front area and proceeds from their auto tickets go toward breast cancer research.

There's a guy there whose business is called Lin Terry.  He makes beautiful displays for ALL KINDS of collectibles.  Google him.  He has a website.

http://site.ivenue.com/linterrytradingcorp/_images//136-case.jpg




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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #18: September 10, 2011, 01:59:00 PM »
Cal, you going to the one in October?  Maybe we could have a little meet up beforehand.  :)

I really like the group (CSA Shows) that puts these on, especially since they got Peyton Manning to come to town this year.  At the October show I think I'm going to Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg since I don't seem to have their auto OMLB in my collection now. 

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #19: September 10, 2011, 10:44:46 PM »
Thank you very much, CALSGR8, for all the info - especially the tip about this Lin Terry guy.  I found his site and it looks like he makes simple acrylic base display cases for $70 each, which is great 'cause it's less than what I paid for the base itself, as opposed to all the other cases that were more than 2Xs as much.  Awesome! 

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #20: October 31, 2011, 11:19:25 AM »
Picked up a couple Nats cards on ebay over the weekend.

Tyler Moore BCP138 Blue Refractor - #42/150 (Only 150 of these cards were ever printed)



Sammy Solis BCP106 autograph Refractor - #362/500 (Only 500 of these cards were ever printed)



Rick Hague BCP112 autograph Refractor - #/500 (Not sure of the serial number, but once again, only one of 500 printed)



Doubt I'll ever see a return on any of those... but it's fun to collect potential future Nationals while they're still bumming around the minors.

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #21: October 31, 2011, 02:58:16 PM »
After the game worn jersey scandal, do you still trust the autographs?

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #22: October 31, 2011, 07:14:18 PM »
Those are "insert" cards.  Only 1 or 2 autograph cards in ____ packs of cards.  They are signed before the cards are put into packs.

Otherwise, no.  I rather meet the person and get an autograph.

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #23: October 31, 2011, 07:21:18 PM »
After the game worn jersey scandal, do you still trust the autographs?

Yeah, those are legit.

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Re: Baseball cards
« Reply #24: October 31, 2011, 08:10:18 PM »
Those are "insert" cards.  Only 1 or 2 autograph cards in ____ packs of cards.  They are signed before the cards are put into packs.

Otherwise, no.  I rather meet the person and get an autograph.


I'm just wondering how they source the autographs- the jersey fragments in the cards were among the fakes

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The jerseys were then resold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The buyers included trading card companies, which cut up the jerseys and insert threads into cards, transforming them into higher-priced collectibles.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-team/sports-memorabilia-dealers-charged-bogus-game-used-jersey-scheme-ending-4-year-probe-feds-article-1.967758#ixzz1cPLQbXa7

(if you think they might be fake, I'd be happy to take the solis off your hands ;))