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Forum: BASEBALL Today, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By mfw13
What is up with these listings?

This guys has tons of auctions all structured the same way.....the listing focuses on a cheap common, and you get the autographed card thrown in as a "bonus". Seller has 100% feedback....

Wilt...
Forum: BASEBALL Today, 12:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,685
Posted By mfw13
I'd be curious as to how much time you have spent...

I'd be curious as to how much time you have spent on all this, especially considering that you have not included any monetary value for you time in your profit/loss calculations.

I realize the OP...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-19-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By mfw13
Or just pack everything tonight before you go so...

Or just pack everything tonight before you go so it's ready to ship, but don't ship until the item is paid for.

I've done this a couple of times when I've had items ending on Sunday night and had...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-18-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 727
Posted By mfw13
Looking from the outside (I'm a Giants fan), for...

Looking from the outside (I'm a Giants fan), for me the biggest questions the Cardinals have to resolve are the roles of their young pitchers.

Rosenthal was a starter in the minors, but is a...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 904
Posted By mfw13
They real question is how you define a dynasty,...

They real question is how you define a dynasty, by regular season success or postseason success.

For example, the 1991-2005 Braves won fourteen division titles in a row but only one World Series....
Forum: BASEBALL 10-17-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 904
Posted By mfw13
But who's the core? Bumgarner and Posey will...

But who's the core?

Bumgarner and Posey will be the only starters on all three teams. Sandoval wasn't a starter in 2010, and Lincecum hasn't been one in 2014.

The core has actually been the...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-17-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 904
Posted By mfw13
I think the question is how you define a dynasty?...

I think the question is how you define a dynasty?

Do you measure by regular season success or by postseason success?

And how long does the period of success have to be for it to qualify as a...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-17-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,432
Posted By mfw13
But its almost untouchable. That was the only run...

But its almost untouchable. That was the only run any of the Giants top four relievers have given up since Game 2 of the 2010 NLDS.

As I posted on the Giants vs Cards thread yesterday, since 2010,...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,432
Posted By mfw13
Just ask the 2007 Rockies how well that worked...

Just ask the 2007 Rockies how well that worked out.....

The Royals are not going to be able to win games in their last AB against the Giants bullpen.
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,432
Posted By mfw13
Going to be interesting series.....but its hard...

Going to be interesting series.....but its hard to pick against Bochy after eight consecutive postseason series wins....

Five things which I think give the Giants the advantage:

1) In...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
Dating back to 1987, the Cardinals are 3-10 in...

Dating back to 1987, the Cardinals are 3-10 in playoff games in San Francisco.
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
And the Giants are going to the World...

And the Giants are going to the World Series....again.......and Matheny is going to get eviscerated in the press......
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
Well, so far Bochy is outmanaging Matheny. ...

Well, so far Bochy is outmanaging Matheny.

Morse hits a pinch-hit HR off Neshek, and Holiday, Adams, and Bourjos are all out of the game. And if the Giants don't win it in the bottom of the 9th,...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,428
Posted By mfw13
If you are thinking in terms of a single item,...

If you are thinking in terms of a single item, yes. But most buyers buy multiple items each week.

As yourself this....if I buy ten items a week, which is more time-efficient?

Paying for all...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,976
Posted By mfw13
The increased amount of information made...

The increased amount of information made available with the advent of the Internet made everyone realize that supply was much greater than had been previously thought.
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,428
Posted By mfw13
Yeah. Of course. A lot of sellers live in rural...

Yeah. Of course. A lot of sellers live in rural areas and only go the post office once or twice a week.

It's mainly young, under 30, rippers & flippers buying and selling "hot" players who are...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
If anybody wants to get an idea of how good the...

If anybody wants to get an idea of how good the Giants bullpen has been in the playoffs in 2010/2012/2014, and how good Bochy is at managing it, consider the following stats

99 IP, 11 ER, 71 H+BB,...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By mfw13
Being a Giants fan, so do I :D But...

Being a Giants fan, so do I :D

But seriously, look at the list of LCS/World Series MVP's.....a lot more average players who got hot at the right time than HOFers...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,428
Posted By mfw13
Chezball....pretty soon your going to have such a...

Chezball....pretty soon your going to have such a large blocker bidders list than they'll be nobody left to bid on your listings....is there anybody on this thread that disagrees with you whose Ebay...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By mfw13
Not sure I understand your point. Yes the Royals...

Not sure I understand your point. Yes the Royals are hot and full of confidence, but what does that have to do with the pundits almost universally picking Anaheim to beat them.

I would argue...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By mfw13
Yes. Which is why I don't buy the product.

Yes.

Which is why I don't buy the product.
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By mfw13
Why do the pundits always get the playoffs wrong?

Now that Kansas City is in the World Series and the Giants one win away, time to start castigating the pundits for getting everything wrong again :D

Three main reasons, I think, both of which are...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-16-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
Giants now one win from the World Series despite...

Giants now one win from the World Series despite hitting only two HR in nine games (Crawford in the Wild Card game against the Pirates, and Belt in the 18-inning game against the Nationals).

And...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
Phew....got through the top of the 7th......now...

Phew....got through the top of the 7th......now just have to keep Peralta off base, so that Wong's HR will be a solo shot :D
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 5,059
Posted By mfw13
Royals fans better be hoping the Orioles win Game...

Royals fans better be hoping the Orioles win Game 4.

The last three teams to sweep the LCS all lost the World Series:

2012 Tigers: swept Yankees 4-0, lost to Giants 4-0
2007 Rockies: swept...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
The Cardinals have got to be...

The Cardinals have got to be worried.....Vogelsong dominated them in 2012 (2-0, 1.29), and after him is Bumgarner.....game 3 was probably their best shot at winning a game in SF....
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 642
Posted By mfw13
I'd take Willie Mays in CF, pushing Blanco to LF....

I'd take Willie Mays in CF, pushing Blanco to LF.

But then the Cardinals would get either Musial or Bob Gibson back, so it would probably be a wash.....:D
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,428
Posted By mfw13
But the thing is.....most buyers DO pay.....just...

But the thing is.....most buyers DO pay.....just not as fast as sellers want them to. And sellers have a lot more to lose in such a situation than buyers do, since getting low DSR's can have major...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,428
Posted By mfw13
Opening a case after two days does nothing but...

Opening a case after two days does nothing but annoy the buyer and give them a reason to ding your SLR's.

Best advice I can give sellers is to chill.....wait the four days allowed by EBay, send...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-15-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By mfw13
Clayton Kershaw is laying in bed on a tropical...

Clayton Kershaw is laying in bed on a tropical island wishing he was Madison Bumgarner.
Forum: BASEBALL 10-14-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
Lots of pressure on Shelby Miller tomorrow given...

Lots of pressure on Shelby Miller tomorrow given that the Giants have MadBum lined up to close things out in game 5 if the Cards don't win tomorrow.
Forum: BASEBALL 10-14-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,428
Posted By mfw13
This is unfortunately par for the course if you...

This is unfortunately par for the course if you are selling cards of active players whose value changes by the hour...your buyers are trying to flip for a profit, and if the value of the card...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-14-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
And who would you replace him with? Bochy doesn't...

And who would you replace him with? Bochy doesn't have a lot of options with Pagan injured. The only other guy who's hit leadoff is Pence, and he's ice cold too....
Forum: BASEBALL 10-14-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
100% wrong. Perez was expected to bunt, and the...

100% wrong. Perez was expected to bunt, and the next two hitters (Blanco & Panik) were both lefties. Matheny managed the situation exactly right...just had some bad luck.....
Forum: BASEBALL 10-14-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By mfw13
Auto authentication should only be used for...

Auto authentication should only be used for high-value autographs......

For everything else, the cost of authentication is probably higher than the value of the auto.....
Forum: BASEBALL 10-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By mfw13
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Forum: BASEBALL 10-13-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,208
Posted By mfw13
Sounds like its time to get the police...

Sounds like its time to get the police involved....
Forum: BASEBALL 10-13-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By mfw13
Post some pics so we can see what you've...

Post some pics so we can see what you've got.....I've been looking for an autographed Ted Williams Perez-Steele Masterworks card for years.....
Forum: BASEBALL 10-13-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,934
Posted By mfw13
Bochy mismanaged this one a bit by bring in...

Bochy mismanaged this one a bit by bring in Affeldt to pitch the 5th/6th innings instead of Petit, thus forcing him to leave Strickland in to face Adams, since he had already used Lopez.
Forum: BASEBALL 10-12-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,567
Posted By mfw13
Not quite....it also has to be "art". Using...

Not quite....it also has to be "art".

Using a photograph taken by someone else is very different legally (because it is protected by copyright) from drawing/painting something yourself.
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