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Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By mfw13
Somebody please explain how you would search a...

Somebody please explain how you would search a box of 89 UD given that the cards came in foil packs and Griffey was a regular card just like every other card?
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 07-05-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,165
Posted By mfw13
From what I've read on other threads, it's...

From what I've read on other threads, it's $20,000 or 200 sales....
Forum: BASEBALL 07-03-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By mfw13
Just curious....what cards were you selling?...

Just curious....what cards were you selling? Prospects? Kris Bryant? Current year releases?

My experience is that "bad" buyers are almost exclusively prospectors/flippers....

I rarely see/hear...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-02-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,473
Posted By mfw13
At its essence, the problem is that Topps...

At its essence, the problem is that Topps products are not providing good value for $$$ (IMHO) because they are overpriced.

For example, my local store has Archives at $4.50 per pack/$90 box....
Forum: BASEBALL 07-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By mfw13
My biggest disappointment with Series Two is the...

My biggest disappointment with Series Two is the lack of veterans/HOFers in the Strata subset, which is what I collect. For HOFers, you only had Carlton in Series One, and Ripken in Series Two (who...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-02-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,473
Posted By mfw13
Disagree. Topps has become very good at...

Disagree.

Topps has become very good at selling lots of product to a very small base of buyers (i.e. case-breakers/flippers/investors).

But if I had to make a bet, I would guess the base of...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,473
Posted By mfw13
I think part of the problem with Topps is that...

I think part of the problem with Topps is that they are thinking very short-term, probably because the are currently owned by a private equity fund that is looking to sell the company as soon as they...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,473
Posted By mfw13
They would increase revenue by getting more...

They would increase revenue by getting more people to buy Topps products.

For example, my ideas about giving away cards & packs to kids, creating a CCG, and partnering with kids organizations are...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-01-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,473
Posted By mfw13
If you magically became the CEO of Topps....

If you magically became the CEO of Topps, what would you do?

Here are my ideas:

1) Create partnerships with kids organizations to get cards into kids hands...Little Leagues, Schools, Boys &...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-30-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By mfw13
Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler autographs in every...

Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler autographs in every product....
Forum: BASEBALL 06-30-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By mfw13
All the time, since my favorite cards are on...

All the time, since my favorite cards are on display on the wall in my home office....
Forum: BASEBALL 06-28-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By mfw13
2000 or 2001 Fleer Tradition 2004 Fleer...

2000 or 2001 Fleer Tradition
2004 Fleer Platinum
2003/2004/2005 Topps Heritage (54/55/56 designs)
Forum: BASEBALL 06-27-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 27,889
Posted By mfw13
The real question is: If every box is...

The real question is:

If every box is "guaranteed" a profit of at least 43%, why isn't the manufacturer keeping that profit for himself ??? Nobody gives away that kind of money...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-27-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,352
Posted By mfw13
90-95% of all rookie or prospect cards

90-95% of all rookie or prospect cards
Forum: BASEBALL 06-25-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 27,889
Posted By mfw13
I thought that nobody actually bought Sportkings...

I thought that nobody actually bought Sportkings except Wheeler :D
Forum: BASEBALL 06-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,641
Posted By mfw13
Beyond rough....I'm starting to wonder if he's...

Beyond rough....I'm starting to wonder if he's hiding some sort of injury...gotta think the Giants are going to be shopping for a LH reliever to help Lopez out now....
Forum: BASEBALL 06-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 27,889
Posted By mfw13
Not surprising, given that Sportkings as a brand...

Not surprising, given that Sportkings as a brand seems to be on life support.

It's now been two years since Series F was released, and there's no sign of another series being released since Leaf...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-25-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By mfw13
Panda....as a Giants fan, I'm quite happy with...

Panda....as a Giants fan, I'm quite happy with the job Matt Duffy is doing.....and for $18 million a year less than Sandoval.
Forum: BASEBALL 06-25-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 27,889
Posted By mfw13
Exactly. Repack products are a dime a dozen these...

Exactly. Repack products are a dime a dozen these days...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By mfw13
Going purely by visual appeal... Hank Aaron...

Going purely by visual appeal...

Hank Aaron - 1955 Topps or 1956 Topps
Ted Williams - 1955 Topps
Willie Mays - 1955 Topps or 1956 Topps
Koufax - 1957 Topps or 1965 Topps
Forum: BASEBALL 06-23-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,313
Posted By mfw13
No. I'm saying that there is no evidence that he...

No. I'm saying that there is no evidence that he ever took any action against the interests of his own team.

And until such evidence is produced, any claim that his gambling affected the...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-22-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,313
Posted By mfw13
No. Because unless he bet against the Reds...

No.

Because unless he bet against the Reds and/or threw games, his actions did not affect the outcomes, and therefore the integrity, of any games.
Forum: BASEBALL 06-22-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,313
Posted By mfw13
You're conflating two issues and your last...

You're conflating two issues and your last statement is patently unprovable.

Issue #1 - going into debt to bookies, who then ask you for inside info or to throw games. This is an issue for Rose,...
Forum: VINTAGE 06-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By mfw13
I'd go for the large, simply because they're...

I'd go for the large, simply because they're better to look at....
Forum: BASEBALL 06-21-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,641
Posted By mfw13
Timmy's problem is lack of command, which is...

Timmy's problem is lack of command, which is related to his inconsistent release point. One minute he's striking out Pederson on some wicked changeups, the next he's walking Turner on 4 straight, and...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-21-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By mfw13
Should try to do the two 3 generation families,...

Should try to do the two 3 generation families, the Boone's and the Bell's.....
Forum: BASEBALL 06-19-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5,707
Views: 106,273
Posted By mfw13
I gotta say, as a Giants fan living in Seattle,...

I gotta say, as a Giants fan living in Seattle, and who went to each of the last two games, I was surprised by how quiet the Mariners fans were, even when Felix was pitching. Seemed like the apathy...
Forum: VINTAGE 06-19-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By mfw13
True. But my point was that there is a huge...

True.

But my point was that there is a huge conflict of interest in that he sells the same PSA-authenticated packs/boxes which he himself is responsible for authenticating.
Forum: BASEBALL 06-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,641
Posted By mfw13
AT&T North was rocking last night...far more...

AT&T North was rocking last night...far more Giants fans than Mariners fans, and we were a lot louder as well. Got a couple of between innings shout-outs from Kruk & Kuip, who were waving to all the...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-18-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,779
Posted By mfw13
You see, this is one of the things that I find to...

You see, this is one of the things that I find to be really crazy.

A PSA 8 and a PSA 10 are virtually identical to the naked eye, with equal visual appeal.

Yet because some anonymous grader...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,779
Posted By mfw13
The problem is the fact that most of the economic...

The problem is the fact that most of the economic activity in the hobby is now being driven by "investors", rather than "collectors", to the point where sellers for many segments of the hobby now...
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-17-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By mfw13
I'd still put my money on the Warriors, because...

I'd still put my money on the Warriors, because they have the fewest question marks. Any offer to Green will be matched, and the other other potential loss would be Barbosa, who I'm sure will be...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-17-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,710
Posted By mfw13
Some thoughts: #1 - increased access to...

Some thoughts:

#1 - increased access to cards, especially for kids

When I was a kid (early 80's), cards were available everywhere...corner store, drugstore, supermarkets, etc. And you had card...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-17-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By mfw13
My Cape League claim to fame is the fact that...

My Cape League claim to fame is the fact that Will Clark broke the front windshield of my grandma's car with a home run over the left field fence in Orleans back in the 80's.....
Forum: BASEBALL 06-17-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By mfw13
Be sure to catch a game at Eldredge Field in...

Be sure to catch a game at Eldredge Field in Orleans....just a glorious place to watch a game....went to my first game there in 1976.....
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-15-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 61,913
Posted By mfw13
If the Warriors win the series, the MVP should go...

If the Warriors win the series, the MVP should go to Iguodala, not Curry.
Forum: VINTAGE 06-15-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By mfw13
And it should also be noted that he is the head...

And it should also be noted that he is the head pack grader/authenticator for PSA, which is a huge conflict of interest.
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-14-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 61,913
Posted By mfw13
In regards to LeBron, you have to factor in his...

In regards to LeBron, you have to factor in his efficiency. Yes, he's scoring a lot of points, but he's also taking a lot of shots.

Personally, I don't think it should go to a member of the...
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-14-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 61,913
Posted By mfw13
Bottom line is that the Cavs guards (Delly, Smith...

Bottom line is that the Cavs guards (Delly, Smith & Shumpert) shot a combined 10-33....not going to win too many games with that scoring line....
Forum: BASKETBALL 06-14-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 61,913
Posted By mfw13
Exactly....if Cavs fans want the refs to call a...

Exactly....if Cavs fans want the refs to call a tighter game, fine....Lebron will have fouled out with six offensive fouls midway through the 1st quarter. :D

Bottom line....basketball is a...
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