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View Full Version : AUCTION: 1990 CMC English Leather Version ENDS Aug 5th 3:30 PM PST


akar
08-01-2007, 12:26 AM
This auction is for a 1990 CMC English Leather version.
This card was difficult to come by, it was only available in team sets, and there were very few of the "English Leather" team sets made, while there were tons of the "Drug Emporium" team sets made.

Attached is a front and a back pic.

The auction is beginning at 3:30 pm pst time and will end on Aug 5th at 3:30 pm pst.

Any comments or questions are welcome to be posted here or emailed to me at alan(dot)rollings(at)gmail(dot)com

Bids should be emailed to me at the same address.

If all goes well I will be selling my entire collection. Which contains most of the cards from 1987-1994, as well as tons of oddball items from many years.

akar
08-01-2007, 03:06 AM
For shipping, I'll charge actual costs.
Shipping method will be buyer's choice

jjt111
08-01-2007, 03:22 AM
dang..... did you have to pick one that no one has!?#!

nice choice,
Jonas

akar
08-01-2007, 04:21 AM
I remember how excited I was to find this card.

So I thought alot of you would be just as excited to find it.

I doubt there are any more floating around after 17 years.

freddie
08-01-2007, 05:51 AM
The list says only 12 sets were made, though I don't know where that number comes from.

akar
08-01-2007, 11:38 PM
High Bid as of 3:30 pm pst on Aug 1st

$75

Gonzaleznut
08-02-2007, 12:36 AM
High Bid as of 3:30 pm pst on Aug 1st

$75

$75...Holy Crap!!!!

freddie
08-02-2007, 12:40 AM
$75...Holy Crap!!!!
I expect it to go for more than that.

jjt111
08-02-2007, 01:17 AM
Besides Alan I'm only aware of Dan(2725) having one. It would high-light that year (1990) in my collection and only the Donruss Aqueous Test card would equal it.

Gonzaleznut
08-02-2007, 01:41 AM
Besides Alan I'm only aware of Dan(2725) having one. It would high-light that year (1990) in my collection and only the Donruss Aqueous Test card would equal it.

Chris (mcabee1) has one. I have seen it.

jjt111
08-02-2007, 06:51 AM
Chris was the Rob of the 90's. He had a huge list on beckett before that Ebay site got popular. He was the first person I knew of that had a printing plate of Juan.

akar
08-02-2007, 07:11 PM
I'm pretty sure Dan(2725) got his English Leather card from me.
It's been many years, but I think the person I got them from was located in Oklahoma City.
I got both English Leather and Drug Emporium team sets from them.

akar
08-03-2007, 12:30 AM
High Bid as of 3:30 pm pst, Aug 2

Still $75

adelith
08-03-2007, 03:49 PM
When does the auction ends?

freddie
08-03-2007, 04:24 PM
Per the first post, Aug 5th at 3:30 pm pst.

akar
08-03-2007, 11:25 PM
High Bid as of 3:30 pm pst, Aug 3rd

Still $75

akar
08-05-2007, 12:15 AM
High Bid as of 3:30 pm pst, Aug 4th

Still $75

Less than 24 hours left in the auction

akar
08-05-2007, 10:35 AM
approx. 12 hrs left.

High Bid is still $75

Last update unless someone beats the current high bid.

akar
08-05-2007, 10:52 PM
Approx. 30 min left.

High Bid is now $115

akar
08-06-2007, 12:12 AM
Auction closed.

Winning Bid $115

I won't reveal the winner.

This seemed to work out well, the only thing I would change would be the number of days that the auction ran.
I think 3 days would be good.

I'll come up with something else to auction later tonight.

freddie
08-06-2007, 02:26 AM
I won't reveal the winner.No need to, we can see who won it via the list!

knr47
08-06-2007, 06:07 AM
I have one of these now, but it's not the copy akar just auctioned. His excellent description prompted me to google 1990 CMC team sets, and I found this site:

http://www.lakecountryminors.com (http://www.lakecountryminors.com/)

I purchased an English Leather set and a Drug Emporium set from him for $19 each, and he says he has nine more sealed 89ers team sets but doesn't know what variations they are. I didn't mention what akar's copy was going for; so if anyone is feeling lucky, you should give him a call and get him to find and/or open those sets. I was really excited when they arrived on Saturday....

Gonzaleznut
08-06-2007, 05:05 PM
I just talked to them and all they have left are the Drug Emporium sets. I had him open all of them. So, if you need a Drug Emporium version give them a call.

Fantastic find Kevin!!! Very resourceful. Aren't you glad you weren't the guy who bid $115???

My bet is that it was adelith.

I have one of these now, but it's not the copy akar just auctioned. His excellent description prompted me to google 1990 CMC team sets, and I found this site:

http://www.lakecountryminors.com (http://www.lakecountryminors.com/)

I purchased an English Leather set and a Drug Emporium set from him for $19 each, and he says he has nine more sealed 89ers team sets but doesn't know what variations they are. I didn't mention what akar's copy was going for; so if anyone is feeling lucky, you should give him a call and get him to find and/or open those sets. I was really excited when they arrived on Saturday....

freddie
08-06-2007, 05:07 PM
I think the one who bid $115 is glad to have a copy of the card that no one else will probably be able to acquire.

To me, getting these classic hard to get cards are more satisfactory than any "1 of 1" card, unless they are one of the original flair masterpiece cards.

Gonzaleznut
08-06-2007, 05:16 PM
I think the one who bid $115 is glad to have a copy of the card that no one else will probably be able to acquire.

To me, getting these classic hard to get cards are more satisfactory than any "1 of 1" card, unless they are one of the original flair masterpiece cards.

My point would be that a 1/1 is truly the only one. All other cards have various numbers of copies out there. I would never pay $115 for a card that I truly believe I could acquire much cheaper someday. Kevin shows what diligence, patience, and creative thinking can get you. In this game those are valuable traits. I cannot tell you how many "rare" cards I have found over the years by being patient. Juan cards will only get cheaper as time goes on which is fine with me because I never looked at collecting Juan as an investment. Luckily I am not in a hurry to complete my collection. I enjoy the hunt.

akar
08-06-2007, 05:33 PM
Lake Country Minors must have bought some old stock from another dealer, because back when I was collecting I tried getting my English Leather version from them, but all they had was Drug Emporium.

Most dealers don't keep minor league team sets without big name stars on the teams. Lake Country Minors is happy to buy up these old or obscure team sets.

jjt111
08-07-2007, 01:58 AM
Well, hopefully everyone knows by now that card collecting will never be financially rewarding again. But when you desire a card, whether it's a card that comes up often on ebay but priced beyound what you want to spend or a card you never see that finally ends up in your collection it's called self satisfaction. I bought my BYN set from Lakecountryminors years ago. Kyle told me he was working to obtain a English Leather and I'm glad his work paned out for him. I certainly spent many hours trying to find one and other collectors had looked as well for me. But was never able to find one. Mike got his 93 Refractor that he waited for 14 years but not because of opportunity but because of set of goals that he put on himself. I promised myself that I would have an English Leather card if I ever had the chance. Alan gave that chance to me and I'm soon going to be able to add it to my collection.

Jonas

jjt111
08-07-2007, 02:04 AM
Kyle,

I was told that the few sets that they had made were in wooden boxes with English Leather put on the box much like they did on the cap of their aftershave. But means as they couldn't tell them apart I guess that wasn't true.

knr47
08-07-2007, 03:55 AM
Well, first of all, the name is Kyle. I've been called a lot of worse things, but jzk_ksy Kevin might not appreciate being confused with me.:)

As for the wooden English Leather box, what you heard might well be true -- the set I got from Lake Country was an opened one. This sounds like something that akar could confirm for us.

Kyle

akar
08-07-2007, 08:00 AM
My set was sealed and it was exactly like the Drug Emporium set.
Plain, clear plastic wrapping.

I called or e-mailed every minor league card dealer I could find, no one knew what I was talking about when I told them I wanted the English Leather version. I had them all look, even Lake Country Minors.
Even the place I eventually bought it from, didn't know there was a difference.

I am guessing that if that set had special packaging at least one person one have known what I meant by the English Leather version.

Gonzaleznut
08-07-2007, 02:14 PM
When does the next auction start??

akar
08-07-2007, 07:13 PM
I am having trouble picking the next item.

Gonzaleznut
08-07-2007, 07:38 PM
I am having trouble picking the next item.

Then start two or three.

freddie
08-07-2007, 08:33 PM
The Ted Williams cards will garner a lot of interest. Depends on if you want to maximize what you can get on eBay or if you just want to keep it simple and do it on the forum.

akar
08-07-2007, 09:01 PM
I have thought about selling on eBay, but I think the people that would bid on my cards are all right here.