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Forum: BASEBALL Today, 05:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,763
Posted By mfw13
Giants baseball....even after winning two World...

Giants baseball....even after winning two World Series, it's still torture!
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By mfw13
I don't like minis because they are hard to store...

I don't like minis because they are hard to store and display.

I much prefer over-sized cards because their display better and have greater visual appeal.
Forum: The National Sports Collectors Convention 04-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 9,501
Posted By mfw13
I think the biggest problem is that (as you...

I think the biggest problem is that (as you noted), the locations are decided by the dealers, and the dealers make their choice based on what is convenient for them, not on what is best for...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-08-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 472
Posted By mfw13
Agreed. But time passes much more differently...

Agreed. But time passes much more differently when you are at the ballpark than when you are watching on TV. And even in person, long night games are horrible, especially weekday 7:30 starts when...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-08-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 472
Posted By mfw13
How should MLB reduce game times?

As people may have read about, some MLB executive suggested shortening games to seven innnings as a means of reducing game times, which is quite obviously crazy. But it did get me thinking...

1)...
Forum: The National Sports Collectors Convention 04-08-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 9,501
Posted By mfw13
I wish they would stop calling it the...

I wish they would stop calling it the "National"....at least until the hold it west of the Mississippi or south of the Mason-Dixon line. As long as it's only held in Chicago, Cleveland, and...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-07-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,900
Posted By mfw13
The problem with Gypsy Queen is the same as the...

The problem with Gypsy Queen is the same as the problem with A & G....the designs look too similar from year to year. Nothing about this years GQ design makes me want to run out and buy it....sure...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-06-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,068
Posted By mfw13
Hell yes. I'm 44 and have been going to game...

Hell yes. I'm 44 and have been going to game since I was six and have still yet to catch a foul ball....so anytime I'm sitting in the lower deck, I bring my glove.

Of course, with ticket prices...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,900
Posted By mfw13
Not as good looking as 2013 Gypsy Queen...

Not as good looking as 2013 Gypsy Queen...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-02-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By mfw13
Clayton Kershaw....the next Johan Santana....

Clayton Kershaw....the next Johan Santana....
Forum: BASEBALL 04-01-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By mfw13
Two copies of the same "1 of 1" card...

Go figure....guy has two copies (with different PSA serial numbers) of the same "1 of 1" card up for auction at the same time.

2008 SP Legendary Cuts Billy The Kid 118 Memorable Moments PSA 8 |...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-31-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By mfw13
2014 Topps Heritage - centering problems?

Is it just me, or is does this year's Topps Heritage have huge centering problems. Just opened my annual four boxes over the weekend, and I'd say about 50% of the cards are O/C.

Inexcusable in...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By mfw13
I'm a die-hard Giants fan, but unless Clayton...

I'm a die-hard Giants fan, but unless Clayton Kershaw's back problems keep him on the DL for a majority of the season and Tim Lincecum regains his 2008/2009 form, the Dodgers should win the division...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 03-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,553
Posted By mfw13
Anybody know when the release date is?

Anybody know when the release date is?
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 03-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
Posted By mfw13
To Brian Gray: The number one thing you need...

To Brian Gray:

The number one thing you need to do is maintain the high quality of the artwork.

The number two thing you need to do is to improve the quality of the checklist...these are still...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 03-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By mfw13
At this point, why don't they just do away with...

At this point, why don't they just do away with the base cards entirely. Players out of uniform look horrible....
Forum: HOCKEY 03-29-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By mfw13
Are they selling patches or cards? ...

Are they selling patches or cards?

Seriously, when the patch is bigger than the player photo, you know something has jumped the shark....
Forum: BASEBALL 03-07-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,945
Posted By mfw13
Well you know that Mays and Aaron will be...

Well you know that Mays and Aaron will be redemptions...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-05-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,702
Posted By mfw13
But look at how many top prospects are complete...

But look at how many top prospects are complete busts (career WAR <5) ...

#1 picks - Tim Beckham (2008), Luke Hochevar (2006), Matt Bush (2004), Bryan Bullington (2002), Matt Anderson (1997), Paul...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-05-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,945
Posted By mfw13
Product release being delayed because the need...

Product release being delayed because the need more time to print all the redemption cards which need to be inserted into packs...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-05-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,096
Posted By mfw13
What I really miss in baseball is Upper Deck....

What I really miss in baseball is Upper Deck. Their early 90's cards were awesome....and 2008 Goudey and 2009 Goodwin were nice as well. Always had the best photography...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-04-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,702
Posted By mfw13
What I find so curious is the extent to which...

What I find so curious is the extent to which prospectors are largely ignorant of how hard it is for even good players to live up to their hype and sustain high card prices over a long period of...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-04-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,440
Posted By mfw13
My wife and I have something similar. She doesn't...

My wife and I have something similar. She doesn't like me spending money on cards, I don't like her spending money on clothes & purses.

So we agreed that my card budget = her clothes/purse budget....
Forum: BASEBALL 03-04-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,702
Posted By mfw13
Overrated: Power hitters who strike out a...

Overrated:

Power hitters who strike out a lot (i.e. Joey Gallo)
Players who are highly rated prospects because of their defense.
Hard-throwing pitchers with poor command

Underrated:
...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By mfw13
1954 Topps 1955 Topps 1956 Topps 1965 Topps...

1954 Topps
1955 Topps
1956 Topps
1965 Topps
1976 Topps
1984 Topps
1992 Upper Deck
1993 Upper Deck
Forum: BASEBALL 02-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,458
Posted By mfw13
The bottom line is how good the card looks. ...

The bottom line is how good the card looks.

Remember, all autographs are not created equal. A visually attractive autograph card will have much more long-term demand than an ugly one.

For...
Forum: HOCKEY 02-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,811
Posted By mfw13
Reduction in variety of products and brands, for...

Reduction in variety of products and brands, for one.

I loved the Topps Heritage hockey sets that came out from 2000-2003, for example. But those stopped when Topps lost their license.
Forum: VINTAGE 02-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By mfw13
I once traded a decent-looking 1965 Yaz for a...

I once traded a decent-looking 1965 Yaz for a 1983 Topps Wade Boggs RC....

...also had a bunch of 1962 Topps stars which one of my older brothers gave be stolen out of my school .locker in 8th...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-27-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,271
Posted By mfw13
The worst part is that when they release the...

The worst part is that when they release the checklist, they don't indicate which autos will be redemptions, even though they must know by now since packout has already begun.
Forum: BASEBALL 02-27-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By mfw13
e Legally, this is irrelevant. A copyright...

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Legally, this is irrelevant. A copyright is a copyright. Period.

The only pertinent question is whether it makes financial sense for the copyright holder to go after the copyright violator....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-27-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By mfw13
Jaden Fielder (Prince Fielder's son/Cecil...

Jaden Fielder (Prince Fielder's son/Cecil Fielder's grandson)....heard he's got some serious power....
Forum: HOCKEY 02-27-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,811
Posted By mfw13
Exclusives are bad. Period. Upper Deck's...

Exclusives are bad. Period.

Upper Deck's products are pretty good, but they need competition. Would love to see Topps or ITG get a license.
Forum: BASEBALL 02-26-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,458
Posted By mfw13
I think that demand for game-used has already...

I think that demand for game-used has already pretty much disappeared because of authenticity questions. Most people would rather have a "sick" looking fake patch than a boring swatch of an authentic...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-26-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,584
Posted By mfw13
Also really annoying that you have tons of...

Also really annoying that you have tons of current stars in the double/triple autographs who do not have single autographs (Longoria, Posey, Harper, Bruce, Machado, Darvish, Freeman, Bumgarner).
Forum: BASEBALL 02-26-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,584
Posted By mfw13
What's really annoying is that even though they...

What's really annoying is that even though they must know by now (since packout has already begun), Topps makes no effort to indicate which autographs are redemptions.
Forum: BASEBALL 02-26-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By mfw13
What this specific person is doing is technically...

What this specific person is doing is technically illegal because it violates Donruss' copyright on its 1987 card design.

That said, it is highly unlikely that this person would get in trouble...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 02-25-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,553
Posted By mfw13
Given that the checklists usually bear little...

Given that the checklists usually bear little resemblance to the actual product, and the extent to which redemptions have crept into the hobby, anybody who pre-orders a product is asking for...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-25-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 466
Posted By mfw13
The simpler the design the better...

The simpler the design the better...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-25-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By mfw13
Thomas was the better hitter, but Bagwell was the...

Thomas was the better hitter, but Bagwell was the better baseball player.

You can't ignore the fact that Thomas was so bad defensively that he was pretty much a full-time DH before he was 30.
...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-24-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By mfw13
Most people don't realize that Topps is currently...

Most people don't realize that Topps is currently owned by a private equity company....ALL they care about is profit. This is why very little has been done to improve the redemption process....since...
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