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> What do you enjoy the most about this hobby?

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post Jan 21 2008, 11:51 AM
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I saw a similar topic on a different board, and I'm eager to hear responses from fellow TCCers.

What do you enjoy the most about this hobby?

For me, it's the thrill of getting a nice pack pull and interacting with other collectors.


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post Jan 21 2008, 11:55 AM
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Well, I love the trading part of it. Interacting with generous members who WANT to help your collection and being able to contribute to other people's collections is great. It just gives me a good feeling.

Like you said, the thrill of pulling something you want is great as well.

I dunno exactly what it is about the hobby, I just love collecting cards. I have since I was a child.



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post Jan 21 2008, 11:59 AM
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Being able to swap junk I don't care for, for other junk I do care for. laugh.gif

These days it seems that what I'm looking for is like a treasure hunt.
So when I find it I get a most excellent feeling.
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post Jan 21 2008, 12:02 PM
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paying $120 for $25 in goods. i really love it. makes me feel nice and fuzzy.


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post Jan 21 2008, 12:03 PM
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The infectious generosity.

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a few of my favorite things...

"Raindrops on roses..." NO NO NO NO!!

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5. Going thru a box of commons from 04-05 and finding 3 Carey Price rookies!

4. Buying a Box/opening it and getting the EXACT card i wanted!

3. Trading for the exact card I wanted no matter what the cost!

2. Completing a set!

and the number 1 reason I love this hobby..

It is a way to "touch" my great passion for sports and interact with a community of similar minded individuals. It is my #1 leisure time activity.. kind of my "Calgon take me away moment" ! rolleyes.gif wink.gif


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post Jan 21 2008, 12:09 PM
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I get to make my own rules on what and how I collect.



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QUOTE(crazygood @ Jan 21 2008, 12:02 PM)
paying $120 for $25 in goods. i really love it. makes me feel nice and fuzzy.
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But that's pretty much everywhere you go. Especially if you are talking about cable service. smile.gif



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Getting new J.P. Arencibia cards and making a profit of prospects. I also love seeing people show off high-end cards that I will never get to see again.



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post Jan 21 2008, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE(skatalite @ Jan 21 2008, 11:03 AM)
The infectious generosity.
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Can't forget that!

QUOTE(aceecards @ Jan 21 2008, 11:08 AM)

5. Going thru a box of commons from 04-05 and finding 3 Carey Price rookies!

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To add to #5: Buying a binder for $35 and finding near 20X the book value inside!




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5. Going thru a box of commons from 04-05 and finding 3 Carey Price rookies!


Going thru my old "higher value" box and finding guys that not worth the $90 a ton recycle rate for cardboard laugh.gif Marinovich and the like, but brings back the old days, and keeps me in perspective when others are chasing "who's hot" at this current time frame, hindsight always 20/20.

But seriously

1. I enjoy pulling a sweet card out of a pack or box, makes me feel like a kid again or in some cases like I won on a lottery ticket. Like when I pull an AU, even if it's not a current hot player or when I pull a sweet looking GU card (those RPMs are sweet, not sure what it is about them but they like eye candy to me laugh.gif )

2. Love this site as I can trade for players I want for players I don't want (or in some cases players I never heard of that someone wants for vice versa).

3. The feeling of an "extended family" that TCC has given me, that adds to the hobby for me (I probably wouldn't have got back into the hobby if I hadn't found this site).

4. Having a closet of cards that I can spend hours getting lost in and still not have any idea what I really have in there, though got some of the listed RCs pulled out of my duplicate boxes in FB over the last few weeks, found a few over 20BV so that was just like a pack pull with those smile.gif (blast from the past)



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post Jan 21 2008, 01:14 PM
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QUOTE(urbanmonk @ Jan 21 2008, 10:55 AM)
4.  Having a closet of cards that I can spend hours getting lost in and still not have any idea what I really have in there, ...
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Well, when Dwight doesn't show for a few days we now have an inkling of what might have transpired laugh.gif

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The chase for cards I want, and meeting all the amazing people I've been blessed with meeting on TCC.

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i like being able to get a piece of one of my favorite players game worn materials and his autograph.....when you pull PC out of a box or pack its awsome!!


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I honestly like nothing in this hobby anymore.

The overpriced garbage the companies put out now.
The Asinine people that think they are better than you because of what they have.
People who use Gimmick words now, I.E "hit", "Come Strong"
Seeing a post from someon 2 minutes after you posted saying they did'nt see anythign they could use, when it's obvious they did'nt look at your bucket or site.
The back stabbing that happenes alot more than everyone will admit too.
Someone that thinks because a card is older than them its gotta be worth a ton.
People who complain that GU are junk, but only want those in return.



Not to sound like a whinner or bitter, but the hobby stinks, and is just gonna get worse.
Hopefully I can finish the few sets a have to do and get out.



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I like building up my collection and seeing it grow.


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I am very busy during the week, so it might take me a little longer to send. I will always add extras if it is late.
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5.Getting That Great Pakc Pull!
4.Using Some Christmas And Birthday money to buy boxes or packs.
3. I LOVE being on TCC!
2.Helping People With there Collections
1.Being able to go to another persons house and look at and trade for there cards Like Me and ffman do.

Oh and Helping a Smaller Child get into the Hobby, Like ffman Did with me and Like me and ffman did with one of our little friends, i gave him an auto and a GU, and ffman Gave him an auto and GU, he is like 10 or 11, and as ffmans Mom Says, "Yall Created a Monster" laugh.gif


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QUOTE(Daze_fan @ Jan 21 2008, 06:23 PM)
I honestly like nothing in this hobby anymore.

The overpriceD garbage the companies put out now.
The Asinine people that think they are better than you because of what they have.
People who use Gimmick words now, I.E "hit", "Come Strong"
Seeing a post from someon 2 minutes after you posted saying they did'nt see anythign they could use, when it's obvious they did'nt look at your bucket or site.
The back stabbing that happenes alot more than everyone will admit too.
Someone that things because a cad is older than them its; gott abe worth a ton.
Not to sound like a whinner, but the hobby stinks, and is just gonna get worse.
Hopefully I can finish  the few sets a have to do and get out.
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You forgot to add the overuse/misuse/abuse of the term 'high-end'. smile.gif



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My favorite part of the hobby is being able to make an awesome Penn State collection and also sending cards of for TTM autographs!


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it keeps me busy when im bored....but nothing beats a thrill when you pull a nice card or when you get some key card for a set..



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