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Old 08-01-2004, 01:58 PM
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Posted By: Dennis

My son (the one in red) and some other "General Managers" conducting business on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, which coincidentally enough was the MLB trade deadline. I couldn't help but listen in on these 16 year-olds as they negotiated their deals. I do know that there was at least one "blockbuster" deal involving game-used cards.



This scene brought back memories of my trading days as a kid. I'd jump on my bike, with my cards bound tightly by a rubber band and placed securely in my back pocket, and head to my buddies house. I'd usually write my initials in ink on the bottom border of the cards to make sure everyone knew they were mine. I still have some of those with the "DW" neatly written on them.

Just thought a nice photo depicting todays generation of collectors would be a nice offset to some of the negatives we face in our hobby today.

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Old 08-01-2004, 03:11 PM
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to see kids acting like kids and not pseudo gangbangers or punks. It made me relive those happy times from my youth when we used to drag out our shoeboxes full of cards and make trades, not based on what a card was worth monetarily, but based on favorite teams or players or "need him's."
Thanks for the great story and picture.

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Old 08-01-2004, 03:41 PM
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I live in a big city, and, from personal daily experience, have a positive impression of kids today. No matter how they dress or what section of the city your are in, most kids and teenagers are polite and nice and worth listening to ... There's a difference between watching cable news and actually meeting people

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Old 08-01-2004, 05:17 PM
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Very nice post Dennis. Great to see your son and his friends enjoying their baseball cards. That's what it's all about.

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Old 08-02-2004, 09:59 AM
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I live in a big city, and, from personal daily experience, have a positive impression of kids today. No matter how they dress or what section of the city your are in, most kids and teenagers are polite and nice and worth listening to ... There's a difference between watching cable news and actually meeting people>

Not sure if this comment was directed at my post or not, but having seen a huge rise in the number of kids as young as 12 using drugs (particularly methamphetamine), bringing fireams to school and resorting to violence, I'd say there's a helluva lot bigger problem out there than you think. I see these problems every day in my job and can only worry about the future for the other young people, most of whom ARE good kids, who have to deal with them. And no I don't watch cable news, I meet young people every day of the week and community activities.

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I was only speaking from my personal interaction and was putting aside larger societal issues ... In general, I find most in person acquaintences, young or old, to be nice. Just my personal experience.

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Aah, the memories. Thanks Dennis.

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Old 08-02-2004, 06:32 PM
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Yesterday I met some half sister relatives I never knew I had. One of the half sisters (no she is not half male, you know what I mean) has 2 kids. One is 12 and one is 13. They both acted like brats. The key to good kids is good parenting.....and, with the work I do at the Salvation Army, I can tell you that is the biggest problem in our society (again, imo); "bad parenting". .. Great pics of the kids swapping cards. Thanks.....we needed that....best regards.....ps ..and I know some good parents end up with brats but "in general" is what I am talking about...

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Posted By: Gary B.

One of my strongest childhood memories was with a kid I had just met, and he offered to sell me this huge group of cards for $6.00. I was very excited, and it took me a little while of saving allowances to come up with the bread. Later on when I finally did buy them from him, it seemed to me to be a LOT less cards than we originally agreed on, but he insisted it was the same grouping, so i went ahead with it anyway, always feeling like I got ripped off somehow. Only 8 or 9 years old, but it was my first time getting scammed! God knows that kid is probably on ebay today ripping people off for thousands...

Believe it or not - true story!

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Posted By: Julie Vognar

collecting and trading cards, reminded me of a particular fault of my own: whenever I see people handling modern cards, I get so uppity and look down on them--whatever their age--for not collecting vintage stuff! That is SO ridiculous. "What do we first covet?" "What surrounds us every day." You have to get into baseball and its players before you get into the history of the game, and the cards that go with that history.

Great picture!

"And some walk in darkness and others walk in light, and we see those in the light, but those in darkness, we don't see."--Bert Brecht, "Mack the Knife," The Threepenny Opera


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