Love of the Game Auctions Fall, 2018 Catalog


1. This auction is conducted by Crisafulli Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Love of the Game Auctions. The auction is conducted under the following rules and applicable laws. Consignors and bidders in this auction agree to be bound by these rules. If you have any questions, contact us at 2. A buyer’s premium equal to 23% of the high bid will be added to all lots. A $100 winning bidder will thus be charged $123. Any winning bidder who elects to pay by cash, check, or money order will receive a 3% discount on their buyer’s premium, thus paying 20% (a $100 winning bidder would thus be charged $120), provided payment is made within 14 calendar days of the invoice date. Winning bidders who do not pay within 14 days automatically forfeit this discount. 3. This auction closes using the “Double Overtime” method, with a 15-minute rule for the entire auction. In order to bid on an item during the extended bidding session beginning on the date of the auction, you must place at least one bid on said item prior to 9:00 PM EST on the auction date. If you don’t bid on it by 9PM EST the day the auction closes, you can’t bid on it afterward. To ensure that everyone gets a chance to bid, we will apply the 15-minute rule to the entire auction. Once approximately 15 minutes pass without a bid on any item in the auction, the auction will close. At 2:00 AM EST, any item that has not received a bid for one hour or more will close without notice. The remaining items will enter “Double Overtime,” with the 15-minute rule applied to the remaining lots. NOTE: There are no exceptions to this. If an item is closed, it is closed and we will not accept additional bids. The auction may close without notice at any time once the Extended Bidding period begins. In the event that we send a “Fair Warning” email, the auction will close within 15 minutes. 4. Winning bids will be subject to additional shipping and insurance charges. We do not make profit on shipping. Shipping and handling charges will be reasonable (given our shipping methods), and will be updated after the auction closes when you receive your invoice. Please be patient with us on this; it may take us a little longer than other auction houses, we want to get it right. ALSO NOTE THIS EXPLANATION OF HOW OUR SHIPPING WORKS: We use USPS, UPS, and FedEx for shipping, and generally adhere to the following rules: • If your package is valued at $400 or less, we ship via USPS Priority Mail. • If your package is valued between $401 and $2,000, we ship via USPS Priority Mail with a Signature Confirmation required, or by FedEx Ground. • If your package is valued between $2,001 and $10,000, we ship EITHER via USPS Registered Priority Mail, FedEx Ground, or via USPS Express Mail (signature confirmation required). • If your package is valued between $10,001 and $25,000, we ship via USPS Express Mail (signature confirmation required). • If your package is valued over $25,000, we ship via FedEx Next-Day. For extremely heavy packages, we do use UPS or UPS Freight. Please note, however, that the method of shipping is AT OUR DISCRETION, and we can choose whichever method we feel best fits the item we are shipping. The actual shipping costs are determined by the weight of the package and the method of shipping, and not by its value. WE DO NOT CHARGE YOU FOR INSURANCE. We have a blanket policy that we have to buy, regardless of whether or not you win anything, so we do not think it’s fair to make you pay for insurance. We pride ourselves on packaging all items very carefully and diligently, but cannot honor special packaging and shipping requests. Please bear this in mind when bidding. WE DO NOT SHIP IN PADDED ENVELOPES, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Once you win something from us, it is important to us that you receive it undamaged. Because of this, we ship in corrugated boxes, typically wrapped in heavy-duty bubble wrap with other ultra-protective packaging inside. As a result, we cannot reduce your shipping cost. It’s expensive to ship! 5. New Jersey residents are subject to 6.625% sales tax on purchases unless we have a valid resale certificate on file. 6. We accept Paypal, Check or Money Order. We accept credit cards only on sales under $5,000. Please allow us to repeat: we accept credit cards only on sales under $5,000. We do not, and can not, “split” orders to accept partial payments on credit card. REGISTRATION AND CONSIGNMENT 7. In order to bid, you must be a registered bidder. In order to register, visit www. and complete the bidder registration. Bidders are required to provide one hobby reference in order to register, and registrations are approved manually by management. Thanks to some non-paying bidders, we no longer accept registrations the day of the auction, because we cannot check references when other businesses are closed. Also please note that if “eBay” is your hobby reference, you must provide your eBay ID. By “hobby reference,” we are referring to an individual business entity (for instance, card dealer, auction house, etc) with whom you have done business as a buyer. All registrants must be 18 years of age. Love of the Game reserves the right to refuse any bidder registration or any consignment, for any reason. Registering to bid means you agree to these terms and conditions. 8. Bids can be placed online at by registered bidders, or by phone at (973) 452-9147. Phone bids will be made by proxy, by Love Of The Game Auctions staff acting on your behalf as quickly as possible. We promise that we will execute these bids as quickly as possible, but cannot take responsibility for internet bids that are placed by other users prior to executing a telephone bid. We also cannot take responsibility for busy phone signals. 9. We reserve the right to withdraw any item from the auction at any time during the auction, for any reason. This includes after the close of the auction, in the event that there are issues or

questions with title, authenticity, clerical error, untimely bid, untimely payment, or other issues related to human or mechanical error. 10. Love of the Game Auctions wishes to conduct a reputable auction with reputable collectors and consignors. As such, Love of the Game Auctions reserves the right to refuse to accept bids or approve bidders for any reason. Similarly, Love of the Game Auctions reserves the right to refuse or withdraw consignments for any reason. PARTICIPATION IN THE AUCTION 11. A bid is a financial commitment, and bidders are responsible for the accuracy of their bids. Once you place a bid, it cannot be retracted. If you’ve got questions about how to bid, please contact us PRIOR TO PLACING YOUR BID. Bidder error does not constitute a reason to retract bids, nor does a lack of understanding of the auction rules. If you have a question, please ask before bidding. YOUR BIDS MAY NOT BE RETRACTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Your bid is binding, and cannot be retracted. 12. Bid increments are as follows: Last Bid Bid Increment 13. “Max” or “Ceiling” bids can be placed on any lot. They must conform to the proper bidding increment based on a lot’s high bid at the time such a bid is placed. In the event of a tie between bids, the earlier bid received will be recognized as the winning bid. This is especially important with respect to “Max” bids and “straight” bids, because if a bidder places a “straight” bid equal to a “max” bid left by someone earlier, the “max” bid will be considered the winner. 14. We cannot see max bids. We do not have access to max bids in any way. If you choose to leave a max bid, we will not know. We do not have a fancy brand name for this; we just call it “integrity.” It should go without saying. 15. Consignors may not bid on their own materials. Love of the Game Auctions reserves the right to cancel any bid should we believe that bid was made by a consignor, or representative of a consignor, bidding on his/her own materials. We reserve the right to decline consignments for the same reason. 16. Our auction system generates electronic bid confirmations and outbid notices electronically and automatically. Love of the Game Auctions cannot guarantee that you’ll receive the emails, however. We recommend checking the status of your bids online periodically. 17. We do not have hidden reserves. Occasionally, we will feature a high-value item with a reserve. Occasionally, on certain high-value items, we will institute a reserve to protect our consignor. There is never a hidden reserve. It is our policy to disclose whether an item has a reserve, right in the description of that item. If a reserve is not noted, and the item receives a bid, it will sell. If a reserve is noted, you can expect that approximately one week prior to the close of the auction, we will disclose specifically the dollar amount of the reserve. If the bidding meets the reserve, the item will sell. We do not permit consignors to add reserves after the auction is underway, and we will not accept a consignment with a reserve unless it is specifically agreed upon prior to the auction. 18. Love of the Game Auctions, its owner or employees are not permitted to bid on any lot in the auction, under any circumstances. Bidders are not bidding against any “house account.” There is no “house account.” 19. Unsold or unpaid lots may be re-auctioned at the discretion of the consignor. 20. We do not do “deals” during the auction. This means 1) We will not reduce or waive the buyer’s premium on an item as incentive for someone to place or increase a bid. 2) We will not bundle an auction item together with another item that is not in the auction as an incentive for someone to place or increase a bid. 3) We will not reduce a consignor fee or buyer’s premium in exchange for the consignor bidding on another lot in the auction, nor will we make bidding on any individual lot part of a consignment agreement. 4) We will not entertain purchase offers for items in the auction that do not have bids. Yes, these things happen with other auctions, and yes, we believe they hurt bidders and consignors. 21. If, for any reason, our auction is interrupted during the final week of bidding, Love of the Game Auctions may elect to extend bidding. If any bidder experiences a problem bidding, they should contact us at PAYMENT AND DELIVERY 22. Payment must be received on all winning bids within 14 calendar days of notification of items won. This is not negotiable, as it is important to us to pay our consignors as quickly as possible. Notifications and invoices are sent by email, except in the event that a phone bidder has no email address. Invoices may also be sent by mail or fax, at our discretion. These $0–49.................................$5 $50–199.............................$10 $200–499...........................$25 $500–$999.........................$50 $1,000–2,499.....................$100 $2,500–4,999.....................$250 $5,000–9,999.....................$500 $10,000–34,999.................$1,000 $35,000+............................5%

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