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Forum: VINTAGE Yesterday, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By mfw13
Not gonna happen anytime soon, I'm afraid.....I'm...

Not gonna happen anytime soon, I'm afraid.....I'm out of the country on a business project, and they're in my safe deposit box:(
Forum: BASEBALL 09-19-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,405
Posted By mfw13
Perhaps. But there a literally thousands of...

Perhaps.

But there a literally thousands of examples across the hobby of people paying insane prices for cards of guys who are/will be commons just because the manufacturer has made them...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-19-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,405
Posted By mfw13
Yeah....what I don't understand is why somebody...

Yeah....what I don't understand is why somebody is paying $53 for a guy who is going to be in the commons bin in ten years.

Scarcity DOES NOT equal value....that's a $5 card, possibly even as soon...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-19-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By mfw13
The Trading Card Database is good for...

The Trading Card Database is good for checklists....

The Trading Card Database (http://www.tradingcarddb.com)
Forum: VINTAGE 09-18-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By mfw13
Here's the story....during the 50's and early...

Here's the story....during the 50's and early 60's, Topps sold all of its leftover cards at the end of each season to a 3rd party, who then repackaged them as "X-Mas" racks to be sold as Christmas...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-18-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,949
Posted By mfw13
Any sign of Kyle Zimmer? Given that he hardly...

Any sign of Kyle Zimmer? Given that he hardly pitched at all during 2014, I thought he would be an obvious choice....
Forum: BASEBALL 09-18-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By mfw13
The big red flag for him is his low walk...

The big red flag for him is his low walk rate....guys who don't walk a lot often have a hard time being successful at the major league level.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-17-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By mfw13
He's a decent pure hitter, but his value is...

He's a decent pure hitter, but his value is always going to be decreased by the fact that he doesn't walk a lot and his power comes and goes.

If I had to guess, he's going to be a guy who hits...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-17-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By mfw13
Don't have a clue who will win, but what are the...

Don't have a clue who will win, but what are the odds we get a subway series this year?

You've got Baltimore and Washington both in.
You've got Los Angeles and Anaheim both in.
You've got St....
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-16-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By mfw13
1) Items get mis-delivered all the time. 2)...

1) Items get mis-delivered all the time.
2) Items often get marked as "delivered" at the post office, before the carrier actually leaves to do their route.

Therefore, an item can get marked as...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-15-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,519
Posted By mfw13
Chris Davis just reverted back to the type of...

Chris Davis just reverted back to the type of player he was in 2011-2012....last year was the outlier, not this year.
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 09-15-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By mfw13
You mean I can buy a referee? I want Howard...

You mean I can buy a referee?

I want Howard Webb......
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 09-15-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfw13
Likelihood of encountering someone crazy is in...

Likelihood of encountering someone crazy is in direct proportion to how "hot" the card you are selling is.

Funny how sellers rarely have problems when selling ordinary cards....
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-12-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,097
Posted By mfw13
The problem is that nobody has defined at what...

The problem is that nobody has defined at what point in the legal process a player is considered "guilty" of committing domestic violence (or any other crime).

Is it when the player is arrested?...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-12-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By mfw13
But that's one specific player, and much of that...

But that's one specific player, and much of that content is parallels....
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-11-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,097
Posted By mfw13
Here's what I'm curious about....how many women...

Here's what I'm curious about....how many women are going to boycott the NFL this weekend or stage protests?

What are player's wives/girlfriends going to do?

If games go on like normal this...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-10-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By mfw13
Really? Most of this year's releases have...

Really?

Most of this year's releases have zero HOF content.

Most have no HOFer base cards, and few, if any HOF autos/relics/inserts.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-10-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,130
Posted By mfw13
No, but then I don't think ANY defense-only guys...

No, but then I don't think ANY defense-only guys like Ozzie, Mazeroski, Nellie Fox, etc. belong in the HOF either.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-10-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By mfw13
And as a follow-up, he just threw an 84-pitch...

And as a follow-up, he just threw an 84-pitch complete game 4-hitter against the D-Backs, with 9 K's.

Anyone know when was the last time someone threw a complete game with that few pitches?...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-10-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By mfw13
Can you be more specific....is this part of the...

Can you be more specific....is this part of the licensing agreements?
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By mfw13
But the best baseball/basketball/hockey players...

But the best baseball/basketball/hockey players all are expensive too...

Bird/Magic/Erving/Jerry West are in almost every basketball release...

Mays/Aaron/Koufax aren't cheap...but Topps has...
Forum: FOOTBALL 09-09-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By mfw13
Why is there so little HOF content in football products?

Was discussing this with a friend, and we realized that compared to other major sports, football card products have much less HOF content.

Thoughts about why this is?

Is it because football...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-09-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By mfw13
Well...that's pretty much par for the course...

Well...that's pretty much par for the course these days with all the endless parallels and inserts.....
Forum: BASEBALL 09-09-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By mfw13
I suggest you actually buy one and hold it in...

I suggest you actually buy one and hold it in your hand before spouting off any more nonsense.

1) Helmar cards are individually hand-crafted and printed on very thick cardboard, of the type that...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By mfw13
Well, quite clearly the marketplace disagrees...

Well, quite clearly the marketplace disagrees with you.

They're a niche product that appeals to a small subset of collectors like me, for whom visual appeal is the primary consideration when...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By mfw13
Yes, I display them, but not anywhere in our...

Yes, I display them, but not anywhere in our house that is exposed to sunlight.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-07-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By mfw13
Gorgeous looking cards, without a doubt. But...

Gorgeous looking cards, without a doubt.

But I'd be pretty surprised if the memorabilia actually came from Babe Ruth....just too many questions about provenance, chain of custody, and unethical...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-06-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,715
Posted By mfw13
And you obviously must not have been alive then. ...

And you obviously must not have been alive then.

Prior to the early 90's, there was nothing in wax to "pull" besides base cards....so exciting "pulls" were players from your favorite team or hot...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-06-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,715
Posted By mfw13
When I was a kid (the 80's), there were no...

When I was a kid (the 80's), there were no special cards to pull....
Forum: BASEBALL 09-06-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By mfw13
The examples linked by the OP are pretty...

The examples linked by the OP are pretty mediocre, IMHO, but there are lot of very high quality custom art cards being produced these days.

For example, many of the artists who do work for major...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-06-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By mfw13
GAI grades rack packs...although their reputation...

GAI grades rack packs...although their reputation is less than stellar.
Forum: BASEBALL 09-06-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By mfw13
Well, they certainly aren't significantly worse...

Well, they certainly aren't significantly worse looking than what Topps & Panini are putting out these days.

And while he is violating copyrights, note that copyright violations are up to the...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-05-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By mfw13
I'd also note that the guy who grades packs for...

I'd also note that the guy who grades packs for PSA is the owner/operator of Baseball Card Exchange, the largest seller of vintage unopened packs....

Can you say "conflict of interest"?
Forum: BASEBALL 09-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By mfw13
Anybody who buys a product this early is asking...

Anybody who buys a product this early is asking for trouble....especially without knowing the checklist and which autos will be redemptions....
Forum: BASEBALL 09-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By mfw13
True. But then Beckett has been a cesspool of...

True. But then Beckett has been a cesspool of mismanagement for years...pretty much every since BGS started.

All the grading companies have economic incentives to inflate grades...the higher the...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-03-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By mfw13
Nobody should be surprised by this. Grading...

Nobody should be surprised by this.

Grading companies are nothing but a scam designed to separate collectors from their cash.

You can't put a number on something that is inherently subjective...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,197
Posted By mfw13
The next dominant pitcher in the majors will be...

The next dominant pitcher in the majors will be the next pitcher who makes it to age 25 without their arm falling off....
Forum: BASEBALL 09-01-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,802
Posted By mfw13
The reason people on here are often dishonest is...

The reason people on here are often dishonest is because people in general are often dishonest...especially greedy people focused primarily on profit.

There's no behavior I see in the sports card...
Forum: BASEBALL 09-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By mfw13
Not surprising that he was fired, but I would've...

Not surprising that he was fired, but I would've thought that they would've waited until the end of the season.

Only reason that I can think of for firing him now is that they want to give another...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-31-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By mfw13
Bingo! I'd add that many sellers also lives...

Bingo!

I'd add that many sellers also lives in rural areas and only go to the post office once or twice a week.

Just relax, people....we're talking about buying/selling sports cards...if your...
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