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Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By mfw13
Thanks to those who replied. Have sent replies to...

Thanks to those who replied. Have sent replies to the three people who PM'ed me. If we need a fourth owner, will update this thread...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By mfw13
Dynasty League owners wanted....

Our dynasty league has been going for four seasons and we need to replace several owners who are leaving due to time constraints. It's a 16-team league using 26-man rosters plus 10 prospects per...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By mfw13
Took me close to thirty years to complete my 1977...

Took me close to thirty years to complete my 1977 Topps Mexican football set.

I got about 150 cards in 1977 from a friend of mine who spent a year living in Mexico City (his dad worked in the US...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 01-22-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mfw13
Anything really valuable I ship via UPS or...

Anything really valuable I ship via UPS or FedEx....both are much more reliable than the USPS....
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-22-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By mfw13
Well, they're destroying the Rockets again....

Well, they're destroying the Rockets again....
Forum: VINTAGE 01-22-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By mfw13
I'd add one other thought....think about why...

I'd add one other thought....think about why something appeals to you and collect accordingly. For example, I primarily collect cards I find visually appealing, so centering is much more important...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-21-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 712
Posted By mfw13
Yes. Usually working on one vintage set...

Yes. Usually working on one vintage set (currently 1976 Topps) and one or two current-year releases and any given time.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-21-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By mfw13
The reason John and Kaat aren't in is because...

The reason John and Kaat aren't in is because they never were great pitchers. They just pitched for a heck of a long time.

John pitched 26 years, but only received Cy Young votes in 4 of them, and...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-20-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By mfw13
2011 maybe, but not in 2010. The 2010...

2011 maybe, but not in 2010.

The 2010 Phillies were only 5 games better than the 2010 Giants in the regular season, well within the statistical margin of error for a 162-game sample. I remember...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-19-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By mfw13
Do people underestimate the role of luck in baseball?

So, this thread originates from some discussions with friends during the NFC/AFC championship games last Sunday about which major sport is most affected by luck. The genesis of the debate was someone...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-19-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,141
Posted By mfw13
$30 million a year for Scherzer is crazy. If you...

$30 million a year for Scherzer is crazy. If you are going to spend that kind of $$$, why not just pay Zimmerman, who is a younger and better pitcher anyway? And I can't wait to see what Strasburg...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-19-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,141
Posted By mfw13
If you're blow the kind of dough that the Nats...

If you're blow the kind of dough that the Nats are blowing to get Scherzer, why not try to keep JZimm? He's the better pitcher...

And even if you didn't keep JZimm, next year's top FA starters all...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-19-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By mfw13
In the past, I would have agreed with you. But...

In the past, I would have agreed with you. But they just went 10-4 without Bogut, including wins over Houston, at Dallas, at New Orleans, Oklahoma City (x2), and Toronto....three of the losses being...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-19-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,141
Posted By mfw13
Unless he plans on trading one of his other...

Unless he plans on trading one of his other starters to address the team's other weaknesses, this is a rather strange move by Rizzo.

#1 - starting pitching hasn't been the Nats problem...their...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-19-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,141
Posted By mfw13
Well, you can pretty much hand the NL East to the...

Well, you can pretty much hand the NL East to the Nats on a platter.

That said, they've still got to figure out how to win in the playoffs, and Scherzer doesn't really help them there, since he's...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-19-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By mfw13
Can anybody stop the Warriors?

After their hugely impressive 25-point win in Houston on the second-night of a back-to-back, I'm starting to wonder if anyone can stop the Warriors this year.

They're five games up on Portland in...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-18-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 8,396
Posted By mfw13
The chances that...

The chances that Kendrick/Rollins/McCarthy/Anderson outperform Gordon/Ramirez/Haren/Beckett is slim to none.

Whatever improvement the Dodgers see will be from Kershaw making 32-33 starts instead...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-18-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,778
Posted By mfw13
My great-uncle, Paul Warburg, helped found the...

My great-uncle, Paul Warburg, helped found the Federal Reserve.
My cousin, Otto Warburg, won a Nobel Prize.
My nephew, Sam Warburg, twice won the Pac-10 Men's singles title in tennis and once...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-18-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,368
Posted By mfw13
Very tough question.....especially given that...

Very tough question.....especially given that I've got close to 500 different HOF auto cards in my collection (from all four sports).

Probably would have to choose my 1999 SP Signatures McCovey,...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-17-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By mfw13
He's a Cuban 2B who the Dodgers signed for big...

He's a Cuban 2B who the Dodgers signed for big guaranteed $$$ (4/$28) before they discovered that his defense is horrible. The fact that they traded for Kendrick tells you all you need to know about...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-17-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 8,396
Posted By mfw13
Nice pickup in Aoki....a good fit for the team...

Nice pickup in Aoki....a good fit for the team and ballpark.

Kinda interesting how things are starting to shake out in the NL West....Padres could be significantly improved, Giants are treading...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-16-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,855
Posted By mfw13
Because they're ugly....

Because they're ugly....
Forum: BASEBALL 01-15-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,855
Posted By mfw13
Because without logos, the cards are extremely...

Because without logos, the cards are extremely ugly....
Forum: VINTAGE 01-14-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 425
Posted By mfw13
I've been collecting Willie McCovey stuff since I...

I've been collecting Willie McCovey stuff since I grew up watching him.

Have what is probably his rarest card, the 1970 Cloth Sticker.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-13-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By mfw13
Pre-ordering is stupid for two reasons: #1 -...

Pre-ordering is stupid for two reasons:

#1 - Topps doesn't release the checklist until right around the release date
#2 - You don't know which autos are going to be redemptions until the product...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-13-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By mfw13
Could be a ploy by his agent, or a desperate...

Could be a ploy by his agent, or a desperate offer from a losing team. Either way, I think he'll regret turning that offer down if it indeed is genuine.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-12-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,860
Posted By mfw13
Well....the hobby survived just fine before...

Well....the hobby survived just fine before memorabilia cards and it will survive without them in the future as well.

Heck, jersey swatches are already pretty worthless given the provenance...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-12-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By mfw13
Skip....I'm curious why you're not a fan of the...

Skip....I'm curious why you're not a fan of the bunt...especially given the speedsters on the Royals.

Personally, I find attempts to bunt for a hit to be one of the most exciting plays in the...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-11-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By mfw13
Several reasons for this.... #1 - defensive...

Several reasons for this....

#1 - defensive shifts, and the refusal of players to adjust their hitting approach. There are quite a few left-handed power hitters who could raise their batting...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-11-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 773
Posted By mfw13
Quit your day job. Those are better than...

Quit your day job.

Those are better than what Topps/Panini put out....
Forum: BASEBALL 01-11-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,019
Posted By mfw13
Obviously, there is an exception to every...

Obviously, there is an exception to every statement. But note that the only reason you were able to flip those Dwight Smith RC's was because he got hot and they increased in value temporarily. Had...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-10-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By mfw13
Sure. But that's a different situation, for...

Sure. But that's a different situation, for several reasons.

#1 - nobody is forcing anyone to buy Topps products
#2 - poor quality control/redemption problems/lousy customer service are KNOWN...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-10-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By mfw13
You asked for advice....I gave it.... May...

You asked for advice....I gave it....

May not be helpful for your specific situation, but is helpful in general.

Too many people on here are sheeple....they whine and complain about Topps ad...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-10-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,758
Posted By mfw13
Base design doesn't do much for me, but some of...

Base design doesn't do much for me, but some of the inserts look nice, and I'm looking forward to adding to my Strata collection.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-10-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By mfw13
Stop buying Topps products! Would you by a...

Stop buying Topps products!

Would you by a product from any other company if you know there is a risk that the quality will be substandard?

There's plenty of other stuff to collect besides...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-08-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By mfw13
No logos = ugly cards

No logos = ugly cards
Forum: BASEBALL 01-08-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 545
Posted By mfw13
The point is to enable a much more serious and...

The point is to enable a much more serious and detailed analysis of a player's credentials, which is easier to do if their are fewer players on the ballot. If a player is only on the ballot every...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-08-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 545
Posted By mfw13
You really need an answer to this? How about...

You really need an answer to this?

How about Smoltz getting 89% and Schilling getting 39% this year for starters? Or Biggio getting 82% and Jeff Kent only 15%? Or guys like Bert Blyleven and Jim...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-08-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 545
Posted By mfw13
Keep in mind that combined with the other parts...

Keep in mind that combined with the other parts of my proposal, there would be far fewer people on the ballot to choose from. Most managers/GM's wouldn't have anybody from their team under serious...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-08-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 545
Posted By mfw13
1) I didn't say random fans, I said one person...

1) I didn't say random fans, I said one person per team who had been a season ticket holder for 10+ years...i.e. someone theoretically quite knowledgeable about baseball (and probably more...
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