If they are original fatman blobs they should not only be missing the USA stamp, but should also weigh more then 50 pounds each. Mine weigh around 52 or so each.
They should also slope out more.
I wouldnt ask less then $400 a blob for them. They are like finding a unicorn now-a-days. Funny, at the first prison I worked at 9 years ago we had about 20 sets of original 100 pound york DBs. When they would break, they would go in the dumpster...
I'm not a blob guy but had figured at least 300 per blob but had hopes the set uncut might be worth close to 2000. Not following the blob posts for a few years I wasn't sure. It seems there is no added value of having a nearly non-existant set of dumbbells. I just got them and still saying no to cutting them up but could change my mind later. Perhaps I will take them to AOBS this year.
I wouldnt think they would be worth much more uncut only because it is the grip guys who are going to drop the money on them anyway, and they only want them for grip. There might be a collector out there that would want them whole, but I doubt it.
My only concern is how new they look. Every old york I have seen is beat to hell. My fatman blobs came as a whole DB that was used as a door stop for a gym, so it was really old and textured. All the old DBs at the prison were well used, so of course they looked like they have rolled around in a river for 100 years and were slippery as all get out. Those DBs you have look new? Were they just never used? If that is the case, they might go for more.
I still stand by a minimum of $400 a piece for an original fatman blob. There are a lot of grip guys looking for them and cant find them. I got lucky, and by the looks of it, you did to. I have had several offers for mine in excess of $400 a piece but I am not interested in selling mine as I want my sons to have a crack at them. Right now they sit on the garage floor untouched.