I didn't shop ANY Golden age books to anyone!! The last Golden age books that I shopped/sold were on Ebay, years ago. Some Timelys, about 8 to 10 of them, Caps and MMs in the mid to high numbers in maybe early 2006.
My strong suit was never golden age. I bought very few, a mere fraction compared to Silver age.
As far as Dupcak goes, people still credit me with his dealings but I must point out that we're two different people and all the wishing thinking in the world isn't going to merge two people into one body and mind. It works differently in real life than science fiction.
It seems to me that someone or several people are making a concerted effort to discredit CGC, Heritage, Geppi, and anyone else being accused of manipulation concerning the buying, selling, grading, and handling of these 70 or 71 books.
Then again, I'm not part of this, so even though "Bonehead" Eides looks like a liar with the stain of sour grapes on his words, he may well be proven a genius and I can only guess along with everybody else, since I don't have DD radio tagged.
DD may have been secretly restoring books for dealers for decades, most of which have been pushed through the blue label grist mill with all the other purple-worthy crap with full knowledge of everybody involved. Maybe Eides was even one of his clients!!! And he knows from firsthand knowledge. Make people money and they don't give a rat's toukas about if you're the Devil himself. That's the way the world works where money is involved, believe it or not.
DD may have trimmed the Det 27 and all the other books, either recently or 20 years ago. There are so many possible scenarios to this story that ANYTHING is possible. Integrity means alot less to alot more people in this hobby than can be imagined, especially the guys who profess to be bastions of integrity!
DD may be hard at work, even today, busily working on certain seller's books at their behest, creating tomorrow's price-busting, auction record breaking treasures to join the rest of all the manipulated Blue label books.
Do you know how many CGC and PGX books that I see on Ebay that are angle trimmed? Here's a hint. Take how many were around Ewert's heyday and multiply it by 2 and keep multipiying. Stop multiplying in about 5 minutes. At least 5 guys have replaced Ewert as prolific blue label trimmeers. It's to the point that there's almost as many slabbed trimmed books in blue labels as there are raw being offered unrestored.
People said I was crazy years ago. I said I'd be proven to be right and I was 100% right on all counts. Ewert's books, Trimmed books in blue labels consistantly showing up, dealer owned grading services, FTC fines, In house clandestine resto services for select submittors, right about all of it. Only a few give credit where credit is due.
I also said that Red Hook's tip of the iceberg (best and most accurately representative CGC forum image EVER) was only the tip of the tip of the iceberg and as the days pass, that becomes more evident. I like Hook, don't mind admitting it, and don't think he's the heavy like everyone else seems to think for his GR gaffe on the forums.
Eides may be a disgruntled bonehead who made a huge mistake, or may well be a visionary. He may be on the money and may even be a big part of this scenario, maybe even the engineer of it all!! I certainly don't know. I can only question like everyone else does the possible answers of which there are dozens.
If I were DD, I would know for sure. But I'm not and at the same disadvantage as everyone else. One thing for sure, if DD can ALWAYS get away scott-free from all this evil he's supposed to be doing, all this manipulating, he MUST be operating with confederates from a very high level! That one thing is certain.
people sure love you when you put ducats in their pockets.