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Old 07-16-2015, 11:57 AM
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Awesome collection! What's been your most difficult acquisition?
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:47 PM
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What happens if Stanton poops out early, and turns out to be Rocky Colavito or Dale Murphy?

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its a hobby not a money maker ..he will have fun collecting..if Stanton gets hurt etc who cares..
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:19 PM
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Holy crap, incredible collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:17 PM
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its a hobby not a money maker ..he will have fun collecting..if Stanton gets hurt etc who cares..
Not at those prices, with that downside risk its not simply a hobby! By the odds, what lies ahead is monetary PAIN. Wait until the speculative and transient demand for the latest and greatest slugger dies down and see what he truly achieves before spending the bucks--believe me, as someone who went through the same phase in the early '90's, the cards, rare and desireable as they appear to be now, will still be there--the prices are simply likely to be quite a bit cheaper. A PSA 10 McGwire rookie in 1998-1999 was $5,000--lately they've been going for $530-$690. More recently, gold refractors of Joe Mauer and David Wright came out of the gate at $1500-$2000. Try getting a tenth of that for either now! Lots of bad things can happen, and more often than not, do, to derail a promising player's career.

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Old 07-18-2015, 02:19 AM
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Not at those prices, with that downside risk its not simply a hobby! By the odds, what lies ahead is monetary PAIN. Wait until the speculative and transient demand for the latest and greatest slugger dies down and see what he truly achieves before spending the bucks--believe me, as someone who went through the same phase in the early '90's, the cards, rare and desireable as they appear to be now, will still be there--the prices are simply likely to be quite a bit cheaper. A PSA 10 McGwire rookie in 1998-1999 was $5,000--lately they've been going for $530-$690. More recently, gold refractors of Joe Mauer and David Wright came out of the gate at $1500-$2000. Try getting a tenth of that for either now! Lots of bad things can happen, and more often than not, do, to derail a promising player's career.

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if he pulling them from packs it not bad...people go to the casino and lose money..people lose money on hobbies...its a hobby
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:25 PM
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Love the collection... I have bought a few Stanton cards myself
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:17 AM
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nice stuff!
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:36 PM
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if he pulling them from packs it not bad...people go to the casino and lose money..people lose money on hobbies...its a hobby
Just so long as he's aware that Juan Gonzalez, Jose Canseco, Manny Ramirez, Sammy Sosa, Kerry Wood, etc., etc., as well as David Wright and Joe (give the Twins a refund, Joe!) Mauer all had their all too brief days in the sun too. We thought Juan Gonzalez was the new Reggie Jackson in the early '90's. Except for Wright and Mauer, been there, done that. I was, like a lot of collectors, deceived by a lot of the juicers (don't ever kid yourself that PED's are gone from the game--there are media scoops hiding in the wings just waiting to happen with regard to a lot of current stars--that is one genie that they'll never be able to get entirely back in the bottle!). Then too, some simply peter out far too early, through injury or otherwise (see Kerry Wood--almost unhittable early on, with a 100 mph fastball and nasty, sharp, late-breaking curve). Albert Belle's 50-HR, 50-doubles season was once the talk of the town too. MAKE NO MISTAKE--it certainly was not fun seeing $$$$ being transformed to pennies, but seems like every generation of new card collectors of current players has to experience it.

Hope you win out on Stanton,

Larry

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Old 07-25-2015, 02:23 AM
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if hes not concerned about it, why are you? i think he knows all about the perils and downfalls, can't the dude just show off his collection which he's obviously proud of without you shitting all over the thread?
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:10 AM
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Awesome collection! What's been your most difficult acquisition?
None of them have been particularly difficult. It's mostly just planning and timing. If you know a high end set is coming out, you'll need plenty of disposable funds.

So far, the most difficult acquisition is one I haven't even picked up yet...a base 2010 Topps RC BGS 9.5. No one bothers grading them.


As for the talk about whether or not it's risky...of course it is, but I don't care. Every penny I've spent on Stanton and other Marlins have come from selling other stuff. I'd frankly rather see his stuff tank because I'm tired of spending so much money on it. It'll stop being a hobby when it stops being fun.
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