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jy2k2
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Post Posted: 05/22/18 3:01 pm    Post subject: Green bottom Yankees hat on ebay for $950 Reply with quote
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Era-NY-Yankee-5950-7-1-8-Hat-MLB-Green-Bottom-2013-Extremely-Rare-New/323267276648?hash=item4b443b2f68:g:WxEAAOSwHola-h7q


anyone know if this is a factory error?
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jfi
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Post Posted: 05/22/18 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If it's a wool hat then New Era put those out for a very select number of teams around that timeframe. The flat batterman is the giveaway. Either Lids or the New Era shop had them for sale but only for a few days- some sort of limited run...
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Post Posted: 05/24/18 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Era-San-Diego-Padres-1980-s-Size-7-1-4-MLB-Hat-Diamond-Collection-5950/323262864020?hash=item4b43f7da94:g:bikAAOSw4NZa41bz

$800 for padres cap

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-s-New-Era-MLB-Toronto-Blue-Jays-Mens-Size-7-1-4-Green-bottom-Hat-Wool/323270198681?hash=item4b4467c599:g:kK8AAOSwKwpbBeX7

$900 for Blue Jays

Can somebody explain please the justification for charging these amounts? thank you
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Post Posted: 05/24/18 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Era-San-Diego-Padres-1980-s-Size-7-1-4-MLB-Hat-Diamond-Collection-5950/323262864020?hash=item4b43f7da94:g:bikAAOSw4NZa41bz

$800 for padres cap

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-s-New-Era-MLB-Toronto-Blue-Jays-Mens-Size-7-1-4-Green-bottom-Hat-Wool/323270198681?hash=item4b4467c599:g:kK8AAOSwKwpbBeX7

$900 for Blue Jays

Can somebody explain please the justification for charging these amounts? thank you
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Post Posted: 05/24/18 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anybody can list whatever they want for whatever price they want on the Bay, doesn't mean anyone will buy them. Some guy got really snippy with me when I posted the box and manual to an old Game Boy game for what he felt was an exorbitant amount and actually tried to argue with me, but a couple of days later someone else bought it for that price no problem.

As far as what their motives are for doing so, who knows? Personally, the Blue Jays is worth maybe $15 (doesn't even look to be in that good shape, would be better if it was nylon) and the Padres maybe $20-25.
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Post Posted: 05/25/18 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
that's fair enough.I was just curious to know if the caps are really that rare to justify $900 price tag. Also recently saw banned Indians cap with Wahoo logo and 42 badge on the side for $450 on ebay. Cant find the link so might've been sold.
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Post Posted: 05/25/18 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I see another person selling some pretty basic releases for $70. Eventually they sit long enough that they become somewhat rare and some sell.

It's a sad and bad model because other sellers think that's the norm. $20-$30 for pretty much everything is the norm.

Looking at completed sold auctions, a Jackie Robinson wahoo 6 7/8 went for around $170. Nothing is selling at their asking rates lol. Most of the others at or below $150. That's still too crazy for me. I can buy 5 originals for that price.
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Post Posted: 05/25/18 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Last year, there were multuple Yankees father's day caps then went for over $100. They were a bi+ch find after the initial run but I still didn't understand.
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Post Posted: 05/25/18 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
wallyhopp wrote:
I see another person selling some pretty basic releases for $70. Eventually they sit long enough that they become somewhat rare and some sell.

It's a sad and bad model because other sellers think that's the norm. $20-$30 for pretty much everything is the norm.

Looking at completed sold auctions, a Jackie Robinson wahoo 6 7/8 went for around $170. Nothing is selling at their asking rates lol. Most of the others at or below $150. That's still too crazy for me. I can buy 5 originals for that price.


That is hilarious. Had I known this was going to happen, I would have bought several from Lids, in larger sizes.
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Post Posted: 05/29/18 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The guy selling those caps for 100s of dollars is nuts. I'd pay $20 for that Padres cap.
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Post Posted: 05/29/18 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
wallyhopp wrote:
It's a sad and bad model because other sellers think that's the norm. $20-$30 for pretty much everything is the norm.


I've sold a lot of caps over the last few years on eBay and I can confirm this is correct. These things are like cars, they depreciate in value 50% the minute you take the tags off them. Unless it's really old, really rare or in really good shape (preferably all three) you're looking at $10-15, tops. Even stuff I thought would get a lot of action (2011 TBTCs in excellent shape in, like, 2016; team-issued Seattle Rainiers cap from 2012) really didn't.
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