With ITG's Decades product now out for over a month, I can confidently say that the initial wave is over.
A lot of Linden cards showed themselves on ebay and for the most part I sat back and watched. High price jersey cards that will soon go for a fraction of the price, big ticket cards that soared over the price I was willing to pay and the few base cards (does anyone actually sell base on ebay anymore?) lingering around.
I did pick up some cards though. It wasn't a complete drought. And actually, I think I'm making out quite well right now with putting a dent into the wantlist while remaining sane on the final dollar amount.
I was lucky enough to find a person selling one who must have thought the same thing. He had it priced to go. In fact, he had it priced lower than what I would have paid for on the black version.
I noticed he had opened quite a bit of the product so I asked if he had any of the Mask cards. I ended up making a deal to get 8 cards tucked in with the Linden.
The card isn't overly exciting to look at (sticker auto and plain white jersey) but it is limited to just 3 copies so the scarcity factor was what I was looking at.
Earlier in the week, I found out that another Linden collector picked up one of the other two out there.....and for how much. Knowing that there were now only two left, I sprung into action.
I made an offer on the card quoting the other price and the fact that this card had a white jersey piece (which usually brings down the price). It worked out and I made the deal for the card.
A couple days after paying for the card, I noticed one of his other auctions. I made a quick inquiry and surprisingly, I walked away with another card.
I got it for a healthy market price so I can't brag about a sweet deal on this one. But I think when combining it with the other Linden cards I've received so far from Decades 90s, I've made out ok.
That said, I've got a long ways to go.....but I'm not in any rush.
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