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Old 03-13-2017, 10:50 AM
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Default Have you ever won the wrong card?

In last night's PWCC auction, I had been watching a nice T206 Sam Crawford Bat PSA 4 with the intention of bidding strong on it. Well, Sunday afternoon arrives and I pull up my snipe program, set my snipe, and forget it. A couple hours later, I received an email that I had won the card. Awesome.

However, in my watch list, the card I coveted still read as 2hrs to go. Turns out I set my snipe to the wrong Crawford (same grade, but this one an OLD MILL). Realizing this, I went and bid on the targeted Crawford, and now I have inadvertently started a Crawford back run, though I have no intent to extend it.)

Has anyone ever done this before, or will this thread be buried my dinner time?
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:10 AM
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Yes, but luckily it was just a common. I accidentally bid on a T206 John Anderson Polar Bear that I didn't need. On a related note, if anyone needs a John Anderson Polar Bear BVG 1.5, I'm your man...
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:42 AM
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on a related note, over the years I have bought a couple of cards that I already had. my spreadsheet was not updated when I was bidding.

If you haven't done it yet just keep buying cards, eventually it will be your turn.

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Old 03-13-2017, 11:56 AM
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Back when the internet was still new I used to have my dad run searches for me from his computer at work. We still hadn't gotten the internet hooked up at home yet. I was big into HOFers back then. One day he called me up and told me there was a Clarke T206 for sale for only $50. I told him it was a steal and to place a bid for me.

Fast forward a week or so later and I was the proud owner of Joshua Clark's T206, not HOFer Fred Clarke of Pittsburgh. I still have it though as a reminder.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:06 PM
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Yes, but only in the wee morning hours during extended bidding when I might have been on the wrong side of a six pack of Moosehead. More likely, paying more than I wanted to for a card in a fit of "irrational exuberance".
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on a related note, over the years I have bought a couple of cards that I already had. my spreadsheet was not updated when I was bidding.

If you haven't done it yet just keep buying cards, eventually it will be your turn.

I did the same thing last month despite pretty good record keeping!

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I started a 1956 Topps set and planned to work on it slowly. It is stalled for now, but I still have a 1955 Jackie Robinson I bought for the set.

I also once bought two Early Wynn 56 Topps at the same time and didn't even notice until I left a card show. I went through a huge stack and bought about 12 cards from some guy and Wynn was the top card and bottom card in the stack. I guess it took me so long to go through the cards that by the time I got to the second Wynn, I forgot the first one
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Other end of the spectrum - I just recently noticed I shipped off the wrong card.

I had sold on eBay a cheap raw common for like $3 probably a year or two ago. When I recently noticed I still had the card, I looked around and realized I had shipped the guy a much rarer $75 variation of the card. Argh!

Hopefully I at least got some stellar feedback from the lucky buyer!
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on a related note, over the years I have bought a couple of cards that I already had. my spreadsheet was not updated when I was bidding.

If you haven't done it yet just keep buying cards, eventually it will be your turn.

Now I don't feel so bad!

I did this last year with my frenzied bidding/buying and ended up picking up 2 Billy Johnson cards, both slabbed.

Needless to say, one is currently for sale.
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Way more than once.

Last time was a couple years ago when I was looking for a Roger Clemens Blue Streak error. Saw a buy it now that was just listed with 18 1986 Topps Clemens cards listed and there was a Blue Streak error in the lot. Cheap price so I hit the buy it now so no one else could buy it before me.LOL

Then when I read the description the seller clearly stated the Blue Streak error was not included and listed separately Anybody need some 86 Topps Clemens cards?
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