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Old 06-04-2018, 12:10 AM
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Sounds as if you're off to a terrific start, Tim. Nice going, bro. May I kindly stress to key on striving for a good player photo, even if a border or two was removed "in the distant past."

If you are serious about my book, bro, I'll direct you to the press release:

Google search the title, Never Cheaper By the Dozen. As you will see, the 480-page book is an E-book on a CD. You read it on your computer by inserting the disk into the disk drive of your computer and finding it on your "My computer" icon. I sell it from my home for $30 postpaid. The purchasing details, along with my mailing address, are at the end of the press release.

Or, you can choose a cheaper route. Amazon now offers a digital download for only $9.99.

Personally, I love the disk, but I recognize many here use their devices to read their Kindle books, so I'm now with "cutting edge technology".

I think you will enjoy the book, bro. One thing our hobby never did was produce many books about specific genres of cards, et al. Baseball / sports history of all kinds and biographies---oh yeah. Price guides have been around every year since 1979. But books about specific sets---forget it. My guess is that it was too much work to be worthwhile. I sure haven't sold as many copies as I thought collectors would have wanted, but sometimes guys just want all their info handed to them for free, or spoon fed, or something sarcastic along that line. Look, with as much interest as you have, wouldn't you want to devour anything you could get your hands on about this difficult set you wish to collect? I know I sure as anything would.

One of the problems that I encountered in researching my book was finding veterans collectors and current collectors who were willing to divulge what they knew. Many just wanted to keep that precious information to themselves. It might "hurt them" if others found out the juicy secrets and uncommon info they knew about a given set I was covering. That's human nature, and to be honest, that is precisely how I was when I voraciously collected the regional / food. I did not wish to create more competition for these beautiful, tough-to-get items. However, the cat's out of the bag, now, so to speak. In your case, a bunch of collectors are working on the '62 JELL-O, for they also know how tough they are, particularly a complete box.

Well, 'nuf said. Take care. Got to go.

One final thing. My editor and I declined the paper print on demand route for my book production---way too expensive!

----Brian Powell
Lol, I was going to ask about a paper print as I'm pretty old. I think the cd would be my best option It's funny how you describe the other collectors of this set, I have found that they guard their information like it's gold in Fort Knox. Fortunately, even though the complete boxes are pretty cool, I have no interest in them....can't explain why.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:02 AM
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Tim, that's perfectly fine you don't care for the 1962 JELL-O boxes. Really, that's a blessing when you're focusing on just collecting the set in the first place. As I think about it, though, the focus of my chapter on the '62 JELL-O concentrates on the mega rarity of the perhaps unique unfolded box I am extremely privileged to own. Sure, I talk about the promotion and the cards to some degree, and provide my one childhood memory of them, but what you might very well be hoping for won't be included.

Now, having said that, advanced collector Dan Mabey is researching the '62 JELL-Os for a book, and another advanced collector, as well as Post and Jell-O specialist, Ken Marks, is feverishly working on pairing up each player with what different flavor boxes he appeared on. He has a small cadre of kindred spirits working with him---all dyed in the wool collectors who relish those '62 JELL-0s like you. Perhaps you can reach out to him for counsel and advice on pursuing the set.

So, if I have scotched a potential book sale, I don't care, because I would much rather you become a happy customer, and glad you purchased my book, rather than buy it, become disappointed, and get sore over the money you spent for it.

I better head to bed. Take care, bud. ---- Brian Powell
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:23 PM
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I have been working with Ken Marks on compiling a box list for the 62 Jello's. I have combined the Pudding and Gelatin lists into one list by player. We still have a few holes. For viewing I have posted some pictures of some 62 Jello cards. Three of the most difficult ones: Richardson, Stafford and Simmons. A box with Aparicio and a full bordered Groat.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:49 PM
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I have been working with Ken Marks on compiling a box list for the 62 Jello's. I have combined the Pudding and Gelatin lists into one list by player. We still have a few holes. For viewing I have posted some pictures of some 62 Jello cards. Three of the most difficult ones: Richardson, Stafford and Simmons. A box with Aparicio and a full bordered Groat.
I cannot even begin to describe the envy I have for the Richardson, Simmons and Stafford. Not that they are perfect but they are damn nice examples. I have seen the Simmons but never the Richardson or the Stafford. Thank you for sharing! You guys may drag me into wanting the boxes at some point and I have a great appreciation for them and their scarcity, just not their yet, lol.
Tim
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:24 AM
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Agree. Very nice examples.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:03 PM
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After a wonderful chat with Ken last night, I think I have more of an appreciation for the boxes. Obviously for the scarcity but also for the information that the boxes provide. While I don't see myself running across any of these on a regular basis, I'm now going to keep my eyes open and think I would like to have one or more to go along with my set. Each day I seem to gain a deeper appreciation for these cards. Can't wait until I'm able to land one of the "big ones" from the set!
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:11 PM
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Well.....so much for thinking I wanted to add a full box to my collection. After the Nellie Fox that ended on Ebay over the weekend, I might have to rethink that, lol. I'm not sure if that is a pretty common price for the complete box or not, but it ended about 3x more than what I figured it would. Then again, I really had no clue. I'm hoping one of the fellow members here was able to snatch it up!
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:34 PM
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Well.....so much for thinking I wanted to add a full box to my collection. After the Nellie Fox that ended on Ebay over the weekend, I might have to rethink that, lol. I'm not sure if that is a pretty common price for the complete box or not, but it ended about 3x more than what I figured it would. Then again, I really had no clue. I'm hoping one of the fellow members here was able to snatch it up!
Hey Promethius88, would you please enlighten me on the grim, gory bidding details of the '62 Nellie Fox JELL-O box. Did you save the listing photo--would love to scrutinize it. I missed that; not that I would have bid, but I would have loved to enjoy a bowl of JELL-O while the last 10 minutes ticked down. Thanks ahead of time. --- Brian Powell
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:52 PM
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Looks like 2 big dogs fought for it:

https://www.ebay.com/bfl/viewbids/31...p2047675.l2565
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:46 PM
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Yeah, I put in an early bid of $125 just to mark it knowing it would go higher. Thought if I really wanted it I would need to place a last minute bid of $500-600 but never got the chance to do that. Having never seen one sell before, I have no idea what they normally go for. The $1700 may be low, it may be high, I really don't know. But, at that price, I don't see me picking any up in the near future as I would rather spend that kind of money on individual cards I need for the set itself.
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