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Old 07-02-2012, 10:13 AM
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Default Two things you love about the hobby & Two things you hate

After recently discovering that I card I bought was likely trimmed, I was going to post a negative thread about trimmed cards, but I thought lets also keep things somewhat positive. So besides the people, ( we all have friends we've met through collecting ) what are a couple things you love about the hobby and a couple things you hate. Mine would be as follows

1. Deceptively trimmed cards ( I bought so many of these back in the day )

2. Hearing people talking about how they have to/will be having people shill bid their auction items ( makes me not want to bid on things )

Things I like

1. Going to shows and finding off grade cards that still have good eye appeal
( miscuts, cards with a tack hole, etc )

2. Working on completing sets and finding tough cards that you need.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:19 AM
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1. Not having enough money to get a great card. (Keep a reserve)
2. Dishonesty of any kind. (Trust but verify)

1. Learning something new
2. Meeting and talking with like minded guys like those on this website
I have counted the stitches on a baseball more than once.[/b]

My PM box might be full.


Want list:
Prewar Pirates items
1909 Pirates
BF2 Wagner
Cracker Jack Wagner and Clarke

Love the hobby.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:24 AM
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What I love:
1. Learning the stories of the baseball players that formed the sport and made a huge difference.
2. Purchasing new cards that complete my t206 set.

What I dislike:
1. Having sellers be dishonest (selling trimmed, fake, altered cards)
2. Not being able to afford the expensive and rare cards.
T206 Collection Completion: 130/524
Hall of Fame T206's: ?/76
Back Run: 30/37 (81% Complete)
Schlei (Catching) Back run: 10/12 (minus blank back)

Actively collecting t206 Hall of Famers, Southern Leaguers, and Various backs in good to excellent condition. Love talking cards too.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:29 AM
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1. it's a lot of fun, provides a nice break from everyday life
2. sharing the hobby experience with others with a similar appreciation


1. the rampant fraud
2. I don't have enough money for everything I want
"I don't hate it. I just don't like it at all and it's terrible."
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:56 AM
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like: friends I've made. I've made a lot of friends here, and can honestly say that if it weren't for this board and a friend I made through it, life would not be so great right now.
like: seeing people get excited about cardboard - we're a strange group, bonded by this odd excitement. It's good to see a thread like this that reminds us of that special thing that we all have in common, no matter how different we might otherwise be.

not-so-great: dishonesty by anyone - given it's a hobby, it doesn't make sense that people would choose baseball cards as a way to screw people.
not-so-great: meanness. I'm guilty of it too and trying to watch myself. Seeing it in others makes me sick and I try to reflect on that and be careful. Sorry when I've failed.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:58 AM
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1. the friends - especially enjoy events like the National for the chance to hang out with hobby friends.
2. the cards - their history, art, the stories behind them, everything.

1. dishonesty
2. greed
-both are dimensions of fraud in its various hobby manifestations.

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:02 AM
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The cards,of course and learning about them.

Meeting the good people in the hobby and dealing with them.



Grading. Too subjective and often sloppy.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:21 AM
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Attending card shows and talking to card dealers who are passionate about cards

Talking vintage cards with my two boys who are into it right now


Not seeing many kids at shows

Dishonest dealers who are doctoring cards to make a buck

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:02 PM
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1) Love chatting with the people I've met on here and seeing their cards.
2) Learning something new about the cards, printing process and intricacies of the sets.

1) Dislike that in my niche I'm competing with good friends and sometimes have to decide, give up a great card or chance upsetting them.
2) Never enough funds, scarcity of freaky deaky cards, greed & egos....
T206 gallery
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:16 PM
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1. love finding out new things and aspects to cards. Basically the history tied to these pieces of cardboard

2. Love talking with friends and other hobby acquaintances about this stuff. Having stuff in common is a blast. The focus and intricacies that we can geek out on is what's amazing. The different print type on the back of a Sporting News card, etc. We can just burrow into the specifics to find out amazing things about my #1 above.

1. Don't like the arguments about cards. I don't mind disagreements but arguments aren't productive and only serve to fragment the hobby rather than shed light and elucidate.

2. Card doctors.
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