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We Are Talking Sports Cards

Happy New Year everyone!

So I was on Twitter the other day and posted a picture of a Dual Auto Superfractor pulled by Doug over at Mojobreak. It wasn’t my card, but I like capturing it and sharing it with everyone on Twitter. Makes me feel like a part of the Card Collecting community.

I got a reply that said it was unfortunate that the autos were stickers.

So, here is your chance to let everyone know what your thoughts are on the subject… You get to choose between two evils. Over the next month, we will track your votes. Please only vote once, I would like to keep the data clean, who knows, maybe we can use this to help make this hobby better?

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My opinion

You know I have to give you my two cents, if you voted above you can forget reading what I have to say about it… If you don’t like my opinion, you can share yours by commenting below.

So here we go.

If I had to choose between Sticker Autos and Redemptions. I would choose…

Before I choose, let’s go over the pros and cons as I see it.

STICKER AUTOS

Two Pros

  1. This is a cheap and efficient way for manufacturers to gather the autographs of athletes. Send them a binder full of stickers and a few pens and offer them a given amount of money per auto.
  2. We don’t have to worry about not seeing some of our favorite vets or an up-and-coming prospect or rookie with autos in a product.

Two Cons

  1. Poor quality autos that fun off stickers.
  2. No “real” connection to the athlete, they didn’t handle the cards.

REDEMPTIONS FOR AUTOS (There should never be a redemption for a relic, if there is, the manufacturer should have to pay us for an empty promise)

Two Pros

  1. We will have a card in the end that the athlete will have handled.
  2. A redemption likely means an On Card auto.

Two Cons

  1. We could get burned and never have the redemption fulfilled (this happens way too often)
  2. What is a huge hit can be flipped for big money on ebay and the like and the new owner could get burned… (again this happens way too often)

There is a lot more to discuss here, but lets leave that for the comment section!

Cheers,
Ryan
Don’t forget to give me a follow on Twitter @r9tee and The Card Shop @CardShopOmaha

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