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Forum: BASEBALL 03-27-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,855
Posted By mfw13
Agree 100%. I've pretty much stopped selling on...

Agree 100%. I've pretty much stopped selling on EBay because of all the idiot buyers out there who care only about money and profit.
Forum: FANTASY BASEBALL 03-23-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By mfw13
Team C is still available. If a player gets...

Team C is still available.

If a player gets sent back to the minors after exceeding the limits you can either bite the bullet and keep him on your MLB roster, or you can release him, at which...
Forum: FANTASY BASEBALL 03-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By mfw13
You can't be promoted to the major league roster...

You can't be promoted to the major league roster until you have appeared in a major league game. Once a player appears in a major league game, you have until he reaches 100 IP or 250 PA to promote...
Forum: FANTASY BASEBALL 03-22-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By mfw13
No cost, managed on ESPN. Still looking for two...

No cost, managed on ESPN. Still looking for two owners....
Forum: FANTASY BASEBALL 03-21-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By mfw13
Bumping this...anyone interested?

Bumping this...anyone interested?
Forum: FANTASY BASEBALL 03-20-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By mfw13
three Dynasty League owners wanted....

Sixteen team Dynasty League in fifth year needs three ACTIVE owners:

Traditional Rotisserie style, fourteen scoring categories (hitting - OBP, SLG, K, R, RBI, HR, SBN / pitching - QS, SV, ERA,...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-16-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 653
Posted By mfw13
Because it's the one sport where your average fan...

Because it's the one sport where your average fan can know and understand the strategy and think along with the managers.
Forum: BASEBALL 03-16-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,645
Posted By mfw13
It because they are playing baseball year-round...

It because they are playing baseball year-round now on select teams, rather than for just three months a year, like kids did up until the turn of the century.

Your average prospect has thrown...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-16-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,645
Posted By mfw13
That 2011 Carlos Beltran trade which sent Wheeler...

That 2011 Carlos Beltran trade which sent Wheeler to the Mets isn't looking quite so bad from the Giants perspective any more....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-17-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,149
Posted By mfw13
Jeremy Affeldt....key part of three World Series...

Jeremy Affeldt....key part of three World Series winning bullpens....a LHP who can pitch multiple innings against both right-handed and left-handed batters, and who came up big in two huge games when...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-16-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By mfw13
Topps has been producing oversized cards of...

Topps has been producing oversized cards of various kinds since last summer.....they did all of last year's All-Stars in the 1958 Topps AS style....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-14-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By mfw13
Like I've said in many other posts, if the...

Like I've said in many other posts, if the sheeple keep on buying its crappy products, Topps has no incentive to improve their product quality....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-13-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 18,571
Posted By mfw13
I agree. I think a big part of the problem...

I agree.

I think a big part of the problem is the lack of innovation within the hobby....hasn't been anything new and exciting since shadowbox-type cards and patches hit the hobby a few years...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,517
Posted By mfw13
For vintage, I'd say 1955 & 1956, when both the...

For vintage, I'd say 1955 & 1956, when both the baseball and football designs were awesone.

From my childhood, I'd say 1984 had the best combo of baseball/football/hockey designs.

From the...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-13-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 18,571
Posted By mfw13
Not sure what world you are living in, but these...

Not sure what world you are living in, but these days, thanks to the internet, people can buy many things direct from the manufacturer...cars, airplane tickets, phones, clothes, shoes, etc.

Given...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 18,571
Posted By mfw13
Well, in the interest of rejuvenating this...

Well, in the interest of rejuvenating this thread, I'll add some thoughts....

Thought number one is that there are still too many middle-men in the hobby...on the rare occasions that I buy new...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By mfw13
In that case, something is very fishy indeed,...

In that case, something is very fishy indeed, because it means that not everything is being packed out that should be in the product.
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,530
Posted By mfw13
How do you value the time spent...

How do you value the time spent ripping/sorting/shipping? Have to add that into the equations somehow...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By mfw13
It's not necessarily that they are being withheld...

It's not necessarily that they are being withheld from the original releases as much as that they were redemptions in the original product that were never pulled.

The percentage of each product...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-11-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,837
Posted By mfw13
Agreed....people have been arguing for years...

Agreed....people have been arguing for years about what is and is not art, both legally and in the real world.

I don't have a problem with people making custom cards using copyrighted photos...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-11-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,837
Posted By mfw13
Since this is not a copy of an existing card,...

Since this is not a copy of an existing card, legally it is not a "counterfeit". In fact, it could be argued that this is an original work of art, and therefore not a copyright violation.

This is...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-10-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,837
Posted By mfw13
See that's exactly what I mean. What you are...

See that's exactly what I mean. What you are talking about is potential copyright violation....that's not the same as counterfeit.

And copyright law contains an exception for artistic use...(think...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-10-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,837
Posted By mfw13
It is....but then you have to be very careful...

It is....but then you have to be very careful with what language you use, which most people do not.

Custom, for example, does not necessarily equal counterfeit.
Forum: BASEBALL 02-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,837
Posted By mfw13
I think that when discussing cards like these,...

I think that when discussing cards like these, people need to realize that copyright law is largely broken and ineffective. So getting upset because person A is violating person B's copyright when...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-08-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By mfw13
Also possible it just spent a lot of time in the...

Also possible it just spent a lot of time in the sun....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-08-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By mfw13
1954 1965 1976 1984 nothing from the 90's...

1954
1965
1976
1984
nothing from the 90's or 00's
Forum: BASEBALL 02-07-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By mfw13
I'll offer some thoughts from the buyers...

I'll offer some thoughts from the buyers perspective that might help you out....

1) The shorter your auction, the less likely I am to discover it. Most buyers only search for stuff once or twice a...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-07-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By mfw13
If you want to acquaint your kids with the...

If you want to acquaint your kids with the history of baseball, get them a product with some HOFers....2012 and 2013 Topps Archives are a good place to start, especially since each year featured 4...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-07-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,000
Posted By mfw13
I said in my original post that the Strata Piazza...

I said in my original post that the Strata Piazza was the only live on-card auto I've seen so far.....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-06-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,000
Posted By mfw13
But they're almost all stickers, not on-card.....

But they're almost all stickers, not on-card.....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-06-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By mfw13
Now that 2015 series one is out, I thought I'd...

Now that 2015 series one is out, I thought I'd bump this and see if anybody had any new information....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-06-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,000
Posted By mfw13
Too bad virtually every autograph is either a...

Too bad virtually every autograph is either a sticker or a redemption.

The Piazza Strata is the only on-card auto I've seen so far that is live....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-05-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,510
Posted By mfw13
True. But Topps could act a lot stronger...

True.

But Topps could act a lot stronger towards recalcitrant players if it chose to.

For example,

Topps could include clauses in its contracts specifying that the cards must be signed and...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-05-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,510
Posted By mfw13
Well, you're welcome to your opinion...but I'll...

Well, you're welcome to your opinion...but I'll address your points one by one:

Yes, most of the 1999 SP Signature checklist was garbage...I only mentioned it as an example of the fact that it is...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-05-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,486
Posted By mfw13
The problem with "retro" products is that there...

The problem with "retro" products is that there is only so much you can do design-wise while still remaining true to the original brand concept.

Gypsy Queen has the same problem, as does Goodwin...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-05-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,510
Posted By mfw13
Sorry if I made a few MINOR mistakes...I was out...

Sorry if I made a few MINOR mistakes...I was out of the hobby from 1994-2003, and am not aware of every single thing that happened during that time or the details of every single product that was...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-05-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,510
Posted By mfw13
Spend the money necessary to ensure that every...

Spend the money necessary to ensure that every auto is on-card (i.e. hard signed) and in the product on the release date.

Take for example, the 2015 Topps Strata subset in Series 1...so far,...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-05-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,510
Posted By mfw13
[/QUOTE]I have never once complained about a...

[/QUOTE]I have never once complained about a redemption or sticker auto because I already practice what I preach.

The only Topps product I buy each year is Topps Heritage, and I buy that to build...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-05-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,510
Posted By mfw13
Pay for a notary to witness the signing. Or have...

Pay for a notary to witness the signing. Or have the signing videotaped using a smartphone. Neither are particularly difficult. Or have all the cards for all players on a specific team sent directly...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-05-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,510
Posted By mfw13
The point I was trying to make is that because...

The point I was trying to make is that because Topps is currently managed by a private equity fund that is looking to sell it for a profit as soon as possible, it is being managed differently than it...
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