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Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 407
Posted By mfw13
Ball Four, by Jim Bouton Any of the books by...

Ball Four, by Jim Bouton

Any of the books by former umpire Ron Luciano...my favorite was "Fall of the Roman Umpire"....
Forum: BASKETBALL Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By mfw13
This isn't anything new. Sellers have had this...

This isn't anything new. Sellers have had this ability for years. Happened to me about 5-6 years ago. Seller claimed he sold the card at a show over the weekend and forgot to delete the EBay...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By mfw13
The thing with Griffey is that he has always been...

The thing with Griffey is that he has always been considered a first ballot HOFer. So the fact that he is going to be elected to the HOF is already priced into his cards.

Therefore, I doubt there...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-23-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,808
Posted By mfw13
I agree completely. But anyone with half a brain...

I agree completely. But anyone with half a brain realizes that the prospecting "bubble" is not sustainable. Right now its just a game of finding the greater fool....anybody who has been part of the...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-23-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 396
Posted By mfw13
How about a compromise proposal: You can...

How about a compromise proposal:

You can have a DH, but the DH can only be used to replace another position player, not the pitcher.

Given that teams often have weak hitters at other...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-23-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,808
Posted By mfw13
I think the important thing is to realize that...

I think the important thing is to realize that "vintage" is a very broad category, to the point that most collectors couldn't even agree on what constitutes "vintage".

Some thoughts...

I think...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-23-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,335
Posted By mfw13
I think its well known that the cards Edward Vela...

I think its well known that the cards Edward Vela sells are prints, not original sketches, especially given that they are sold in numbered editions (#/100, #/25, #/5, etc.). I've certainly been aware...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-23-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,629
Posted By mfw13
I use E-Snipe to bid on auctions which end at...

I use E-Snipe to bid on auctions which end at times when I will not be in front of my computer....
Forum: BASEBALL 04-22-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,808
Posted By mfw13
That probably has more to do with the fact that...

That probably has more to do with the fact that there were very few sets produced prior to Topps entering the market, as well as the fact that the price points for those sets are very high.

Note...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-22-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,335
Posted By mfw13
Exactly... Because they earn most of their...

Exactly...

Because they earn most of their $$$ selling on EBay or via private commissions, not working for Topps or Panini.
Forum: BASEBALL 04-22-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,808
Posted By mfw13
I think it depends on several factors, since some...

I think it depends on several factors, since some sets and players are more popular than others. Demand will always be there for the iconic sets and players, but I can easily see demand dropping for...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-22-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,335
Posted By mfw13
No....people don't pay for crap....at least I...

No....people don't pay for crap....at least I don't....

But people do pay for these (work by John Hatton & Edward Vela):
Forum: BASEBALL 04-22-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,335
Posted By mfw13
As someone who collects "art" cards (and has...

As someone who collects "art" cards (and has spent probably $2000-$3000 on them in the past year), the best piece of advice I could give artists like Brad & Juan is to forgot about doing work for the...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-22-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 954
Posted By mfw13
And of course since its not in prime time for the...

And of course since its not in prime time for the East Coast it won't be televised nationally.

Anyway...both get a no decision and the Giants win in extra innings.
Forum: BASEBALL 04-21-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 460
Posted By mfw13
For the Giants' its Jeremy Affeldt....a reliever...

For the Giants' its Jeremy Affeldt....a reliever who is equally good against both righties and lefties, can pitch multiple innings, and can pitch at any point in a game (which he demonstrated in the...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-20-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By mfw13
No logos = no appeal.

No logos = no appeal.
Forum: BASEBALL 04-20-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,760
Posted By mfw13
The grading snobs are killing the...

The grading snobs are killing the hobby.....people have become way too obsessed with $$$ and with miniscule differences in card condition.
Forum: BASEBALL 04-20-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,335
Posted By mfw13
The really sad thing is that there are some...

The really sad thing is that there are some terrific artists out there whose work DOES belong in high-end products...Juan Rosales, Edward Vela, John Hatton...hell....get Dick Perez to come out of...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-19-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By mfw13
Whatever the reason, its inexcusable...this is a...

Whatever the reason, its inexcusable...this is a once-a-year show by a promoter that has been doing shows for years.

And unless dealers have suddenly lost the ability to read the TriStar website...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-19-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 553
Posted By mfw13
He's a pretty decent pitcher...just took longer...

He's a pretty decent pitcher...just took longer to make it to the majors. Had and ERA under 3.50 and a WHIP under 1.20 in the PCL last year, which is quite impressive. Has good breaking stuff, mixes...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-19-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 931
Posted By mfw13
Agree....but they are beloved players who were...

Agree....but they are beloved players who were part of three World Series champions.

It all really depends on what critera you use....if you go by player quality, it's Mays, Mathewson, Bonds, and...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-19-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By mfw13
I went yesterday and was quite...

I went yesterday and was quite disappointed....took less than an hour to go through all the tables....about half were cards, and half memorabilia. If this is what a "major" Tri-Star show is like,...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-19-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 931
Posted By mfw13
For the Giants, this would be really...

For the Giants, this would be really tough...you'd have to choose from:

Mathewson
Hubbell
Ott
Mays
McCovey
Marichal
Will Clark
Bonds
Forum: BASEBALL 04-19-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,182
Posted By mfw13
I guess I'm also in the minority, since I like...

I guess I'm also in the minority, since I like the design....
Forum: BASEBALL 04-18-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,022
Posted By mfw13
Well, the problem is the fact that pretty much...

Well, the problem is the fact that pretty much every product is structured to appeal to the same segment of the hobby, i.e. flippers. And when the flippers get tired of losing money, nobody else is...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-18-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,665
Posted By mfw13
Neither....I'd rather own complete 1954, 1955,...

Neither....I'd rather own complete 1954, 1955, and 1956 Topps sets....which can be easily bought in EX to NM grade for that kind of money......
Forum: BASEBALL 04-17-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,022
Posted By mfw13
I think the hobby is changing, not dying. ...

I think the hobby is changing, not dying.

Kids today are just as into sports as kids have ever been, it's just harder for them to get into cards because there are fewer points of access. Fewer...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-17-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By mfw13
Too bad no logos.....

Too bad no logos.....
Forum: BASEBALL 04-16-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By mfw13
Are show autographs too expensive?

So....am planning to go to the Tri-Star show this weekend and was planning on picking up a few autographs.....until I saw the prices.

I've got no problem with rookies and long-retired players...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By mfw13
Yes. Not getting any autographs, because the...

Yes.

Not getting any autographs, because the guys I want are too expensive.

Will be browsing the tables to see if I can find anything on my wantlist, though....
Forum: BASEBALL 04-15-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By mfw13
Lotsa tax returns being mailed/processed this...

Lotsa tax returns being mailed/processed this week. Should be back to normal next week....
Forum: BASEBALL 04-15-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,599
Posted By mfw13
The real problem is that there is no way to prove...

The real problem is that there is no way to prove the authenticity of most autographs, the exception being autographs that were witnessed in person. At best, its all educated guessing based on...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-14-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,202
Posted By mfw13
+100000% Collect the teams and players that...

+100000%

Collect the teams and players that you love, and cards that you enjoy looking at, and stop worrying about what stuff is worth.
Forum: BASEBALL 04-13-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By mfw13
The real question is how many of the autos will...

The real question is how many of the autos will be redemptions....
Forum: BASEBALL 04-13-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 553
Posted By mfw13
Well....if the Giants don't start to hit with...

Well....if the Giants don't start to hit with RISP, its going to be a looooooong season.

Today's game was painful to sit through....even in the sun.

It tells you all you need to know that the...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-13-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,253
Posted By mfw13
The only thing I've collected from Museum in the...

The only thing I've collected from Museum in the past was the framed Canvas Collection cards, which they didn't do this year.

The problem with Museum (and Ginter and Gypsy Queen) is that the...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-11-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By mfw13
Actually, the limit is more like 110-120 pitches...

Actually, the limit is more like 110-120 pitches for most pitchers, and I think it has more to do with the increasing number of relief specialists and deeper bullpens which started in the 90's.
...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-11-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 785
Posted By mfw13
Bunch of different reasons.... #1 - Power is...

Bunch of different reasons....

#1 - Power is being glorified over batting average....hitters don't try to protect the plate with two strikes like they used to, and players try to pull the ball...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-09-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,292
Posted By mfw13
It was a little bit of both.....the leagues...

It was a little bit of both.....the leagues realized that they could get more $$$ from giving out a single exclusive license than 2-3 non-exclusive, and the individual companies showed that they were...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-09-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 985
Posted By mfw13
I think it depends on what you are selling....

I think it depends on what you are selling. Common sense says that the longer an auction is up, the more potential bidders are likely to see it.

For example, I generally do all my searches once a...
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