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post Jan 21 2008, 06:44 PM
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Daze_fan did bring up good points regarding negative features of the hobby. I created another topic for the opposite end of the spectrum.

What do you NOT like about this hobby?


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I enjoy seeing people break boxes and are truly happy with something they got..

I enjoy meeting people from all aspects of life in the cardworld...sites/card shows/card shops




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keeps me out of trouble and creates happiness although i dont know why


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post Jan 21 2008, 08:36 PM
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I enjoy...

1- The thrill of opening packs, and pulling the ever elusive PC pull.

2- Trading, and discussing the hobby on TCC.

I'm sure there's more, but I love those two things a lot!



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for me it's probably reading the backs of base cards. everyone i know thinks im some kind of football genius because i know which college most players went to, statistics and information on late round 3rd stringers. mostly because of reading the backs of football cards.


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QUOTE(crazygood @ Jan 21 2008, 08:41 PM)
for me it's probably reading the backs of base cards. everyone i know thinks im some kind of football genius because i know which college most players went to, statistics and information on late round 3rd stringers. mostly because of reading the backs of football cards.
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ditto on the reading...not the genius part...it's why we have trading cards in the first place! to learn about the players!


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hahaha...i'm certainly no genius. i just know more worthless football information than the people around me.

*adjusts glasses and makes the universal MAHHHH nerd sound*


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post Jan 21 2008, 09:02 PM
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My favorite part is trying too re-establish it after 3/4 of it was stolen from my basement 5 years ago, >> also the High>> some smoke crack, some skydive, some bungee jump,,, I break boxes and bust packs!! biggrin.gif


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I enjoy the diversion from the normal activities of everyday life. I enjoy all the great people I've been able to meet along the way. I enjoy the chase. I enjoy large card shows. -Vickie


I collect Jeff Bagwell.

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post Jan 21 2008, 10:41 PM
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The 5 best pieces of hobby advice I was given:
1. Collect with a specific focus in mind; it would help more in building a meaningful collection and prevent meaningless clutter.
2. If you are after a value-only collection and aesthetics are secondary, then it would be prudent to only go after the higher-dollar cards.
3. Do your own research (e.g. I see a trend that the sticker AU is becoming more commonplace than the on-card AU)
4. Never tell everything you know.



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post Jan 21 2008, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE(ffman @ Jan 21 2008, 09:51 AM)
I saw a similar topic on a different board

What are you doing on another SITE!!!!!!! You have been reported to Bob!!!!! tongue.gif laugh.gif biggrin.gif

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Great question! That's a loaded question, that sounds easy on the surface, but one that made me think AND I have yet to have an answer...am I in the right hobby, then?!? ohmy.gif


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QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Jan 21 2008, 08:41 PM)
4. Never tell everything you know


Why not?!? Information/knowledge is power...unless you want all of the power!?! smile.gif


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People sharing pics of a nice card that I may not have seen before.

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Thanks for pinning this topic to whoever did. laugh.gif

Let's get more feedback in here. By the looks of my other topic it seems we are all dwelling on the negative rather than the positive.


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Things I enjoy about this hobby:

1) Watching a father pass his love of sports on to his son or daughter and tell them about the good 'ol days of sports as they gaze into my vintage showcase at the shop.

2)Watching customers bust packs and get a great pull that makes them happy.

3)Meeting all the great folks here on TCC that share my love of sports and who have taught me that people still exist that collect because they love it and not because they stand to profit from it.


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Other things I enjoy:

1. Watching other collectors acquire a card they really enjoy and appreciate, either through trading or a box/pack.

2. Helping another collector expand his collection.


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What I like...dedicated hardcore set/player collectors


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QUOTE(jaderock @ Jan 22 2008, 04:30 PM)
What I like...dedicated hardcore set/player collectors
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What I like....browsing the collections of those dedicated hardcore set/player collectors. smile.gif


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For me I like this hobby for a number of reasons:
1. You get to spend more time looking at, and talking about sport's.
2. The thrill and excitment when you find a card up here on TCC or on ebay you've been looking for, for ages.
3. The satisfaction of completing a set.
4. Meeting some great people.


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