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post Feb 12 2011, 11:06 PM
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Where is Bob? When I was active from 07-09 or so he owned this site and was actively on. I dont see him anywhere. Did he sell this site to someone? Is he ok? Is he selling girl scout cookies? Can someone tell me where he is? I like his posts and insight on the hobby. Just curious.

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I believe this site will survive as long as everyone contributes. What I mean is have everyone engage or participate in conversations. At this moment I have plenty of time on my hands and am trying to focus on bringing life back to TCC. I cant do it alone. Its a community effort not just a CZ Team thing or Admin thing. Its everyone involved. As a member of the CZT I am stepping up to the plate to try and tackle this issue of low activity. I wish I could help with all issues concerning this site but only a few CZT members are blessed with the main controls. So my powers are limited. I have recently proposed many ideas to the team to turn this ship around. Hopefully some of the ideas come to fruition.

As for the hobby I believe its what we make of it. To start off true collectors do not bust boxes to try to get more than what they paid for it. Only gamblers do that. Collectors bust boxes to get their favorite players/teams cards. Too many people worry about making their money back. You will be dissatisfied probably 90 times outta 100 if thats what you do. We should collect for the fun, not the money.

As for Bob, I think this site will do fine without him as long as its in the right hands. He built this ship. Its up to us to guide it and keep it afloat. I agree with redwing40 about making some changes with the CZT. If some dont have the time and the passion they should step down with an invitation to come back when both the time and passion return.

I wanna touch base with a comment edgerrin32 brought up about people who want only the hottest things. I am a card show promoter going on a year now. From the experiences Ive had so far there are still old school collectors and dealers out there. I could not believe how popular vintage is to this day. Making money at card shows is all about demand in your area. What might not sell in one place might sell at a show 50 miles away. You can only reach so many people at a card show. Thats the advantage of the internet. Not so much overhead compared to a LCS. To me, a card show is not about making profit off renting tables out. Its about the fun we experience. Talking to other collectors. My goal as a promoter is to get more kids involved into the hobby. Not to make money with the hobby but to have fun with the hobby.

To sum up what this topic is about....we dont need Bobs presence to keep the ship sailing. We all have the power to keep it afloat. All we have to do is click on the "New Topic" button or the "Post Reply" button. Thats it. But its up to the CZ team to make sure its running smoothly and rid of all the kinks that could harm our ship. I see a turnaround for TCC in 2013. Im gonna do my best for the community.

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chopinalex   What about Bob?   Feb 12 2011, 11:06 PM
Johnny Number 5   I saw him come on Yahoo Messenger like a few weeks...   Feb 12 2011, 11:07 PM
RGBII   [b]I have been in contact with Bob (very rarely). ...   Feb 12 2011, 11:17 PM
Gforce083   Well apparently he is currently using a Blackber...   Feb 12 2011, 11:25 PM
msw_sportscards   Theory #2: Seeing as how it has been 3 years and...   Jun 10 2013, 10:01 AM
chopinalex   I hope he is ok!   Feb 13 2011, 04:29 PM
bigalexx   I had heard back in August that he would probably ...   Feb 13 2011, 06:17 PM
northicehero99   We shipped him off to Siberia. :lol: I wanted to...   Feb 13 2011, 07:15 PM
Tarasadie17   I did notice you pretty much cornered the marke...   Feb 13 2011, 07:26 PM
edgerrin32   :lol:   Feb 16 2011, 10:52 PM
chopinalex   Is Bob ever coming back?????????   Sep 23 2011, 05:26 PM
road_runner_1964   The last time I messaged with him, his hopes wer...   Sep 23 2011, 08:07 PM
Zimbow   http://www.imdb.com/media/rm279616768/tt0103241   Sep 23 2011, 05:32 PM
Cool_Hand_Flash   My first thought too when I saw the subject :lol:   Sep 23 2011, 05:54 PM
chopinalex   semi-annual checkup on Bob?? Where he be?   Mar 11 2012, 09:24 PM
northicehero99   He works for that other card company with Peggy (...   Mar 12 2012, 05:54 AM
msw_sportscards   :lol:   Mar 12 2012, 08:13 AM
urbanmonk   Must be still asleep as at first I went "h...   Mar 12 2012, 10:06 AM
finestkind   Same deal.   Mar 11 2012, 09:44 PM
road_runner_1964   He is still alive and well. Exchanged some text c...   Mar 12 2012, 10:16 AM
captkirk42   He should be proud that the site is in such capabl...   Mar 13 2012, 01:34 PM
finestkind   Those crumbs are from the bodies we hide all ov...   Mar 13 2012, 04:44 PM
chopinalex   My semi-annual checkup on Bob and what happened to...   Jan 2 2013, 10:06 PM
urbanmonk   Thinning out for sure, to say the least.   Jan 3 2013, 12:14 AM
northicehero99   Not sure. Kind of semi-quiet here now. Life is ...   Jan 3 2013, 12:14 PM
redwing40   Guess when I came walking in, they went walking ou...   Jan 3 2013, 09:26 PM
5toosweet   The site is currently being automatically paid fo...   Jan 4 2013, 12:21 AM
Ilovetheheat   Bob is a stand up, fair and all around great guy. ...   Jan 5 2013, 02:29 PM
chopinalex   Very insightful! I feel like the glory days ...   Jan 5 2013, 05:16 PM
northicehero99   Jeremy, reality is that the decline of this site ...   Jan 9 2013, 12:53 PM
Gforce083   chopinalex, dude I'm still alive calm down. :)   Jan 9 2013, 03:03 PM
edgerrin32   Im still here. Not a lot but i get on here and the...   Jan 9 2013, 08:27 PM
Gforce083   Cliff notes anyone?   Jan 9 2013, 11:36 PM
batman1641   Whatever you guys need let me know. Always willin...   Jan 10 2013, 12:16 AM
chopinalex   Edge thanks for the short version of your story..l...   Jan 10 2013, 12:45 AM
northicehero99   Steve er aceecards is still here, just post somet...   Jan 10 2013, 12:04 PM
killerhawkeye21   I miss teh good old days, posting back in '06 ...   Jan 10 2013, 02:40 AM
Gforce083   Box Breaks made me go broke!!! I took ...   Jan 10 2013, 11:53 AM
chopinalex   let's do a topps total case break like good ...   Jan 10 2013, 05:36 PM
bajmurray   Naw......let's do Pro Set Hockey!   Jan 10 2013, 06:25 PM
northicehero99   I am sure someone out there would be more then wi...   Jan 11 2013, 06:41 AM
chopinalex   Funny i still had some of those bixes i still mig...   Jan 11 2013, 09:03 PM
Ilovetheheat   Maybe I was little harsh on the mods. You make s...   Jan 10 2013, 12:44 PM
captkirk42   Oh I thought this was about that Bill Murray Movie...   Jan 10 2013, 02:19 PM
Iplayfootball_90   Hope everything is going well for Bob, I know he h...   Jan 13 2013, 11:58 AM
19th Century Indiana Jones   We used to be a tiny village by the shoreline. We ...   Jan 13 2013, 12:37 PM
2000 rushing yards   Hey everyone! Man it's been a while since ...   Jan 17 2013, 11:47 AM
mjda   I don't think it was much people looking up ...   Jan 18 2013, 10:47 AM
northicehero99   I think your first statements about Bob are accur...   Jan 18 2013, 11:59 AM
urbanmonk   Well guess I"m at the end of my rope with the...   Jan 18 2013, 11:54 AM
bajmurray   There are times when I'd like to suggest to th...   Jan 18 2013, 12:00 PM
mjda   You were there weren't you? I'm sure it...   Jan 18 2013, 10:39 PM
ffman   Well put Dwight. Bob was a main factor in the su...   Jan 18 2013, 01:28 PM
mjda   To be fair, though, he did leave (complete) acce...   Jan 18 2013, 10:49 PM
urbanmonk   Richard had no clue how to use it as didn't ...   Jan 18 2013, 11:22 PM
northicehero99   Michael here is a typical example of something th...   Jan 20 2013, 09:43 AM
mjda   My point was simply that Bob cannot be solely to b...   Jan 18 2013, 11:37 PM
northicehero99   This is correct, but what gets annoying is that ...   Jan 20 2013, 09:57 AM
urbanmonk   Agreed it was a combination of things, some that h...   Jan 19 2013, 12:16 AM
road_runner_1964   So, I have refrained from engaging in this thread ...   Jan 19 2013, 12:07 PM
urbanmonk   Bob, will lyk. Not officially off the fence yet, ...   Jan 19 2013, 12:41 PM
bigalexx   Wow talk about some old faces returning. Honestly,...   Jan 28 2013, 12:02 AM
northicehero99   Alex, I think the filtering was and will always be...   Jan 28 2013, 06:36 AM
chopinalex   semi-annual checkup on bob the builder?   Jun 8 2013, 10:07 PM
jaderock   Um...very interesting! Today marks the 3rd ye...   Jun 9 2013, 07:00 PM
northicehero99   June 9th was the day he was abducted by the boogi...   Jun 10 2013, 07:47 AM
msw_sportscards   Theory #1: He witnessed the mafia smuggling ...   Jun 10 2013, 09:58 AM
Kmart6nets   What a messy thread. I was on the CZT when Bob too...   Sep 24 2013, 12:33 PM
urbanmonk   Mine ;) :   Sep 24 2013, 02:23 PM
aceecards   kmart I came back, i handle the new registrations...   Sep 24 2013, 01:57 PM
Stlouisrams1600   Man it's been a while, has anyone been in cont...   Oct 13 2013, 04:29 PM
Ilovetheheat   Bob who? Forget him for now. Big kudos to the mod...   Oct 13 2013, 06:23 PM
chopinalex   Its 2014 have you seen Bob? And where's ffman?   Feb 14 2014, 10:35 PM
redwing40   Might have been on today, as a member called ...   Jun 19 2014, 10:49 AM
Gforce083   :gossip:   Jun 27 2014, 01:33 PM
Rabs   Man...how things change. Hopefully many of you re...   Jun 16 2014, 03:10 PM
jaderock   Hi Ryan...times do change. Yesterday, I was looki...   Jun 16 2014, 03:18 PM
Rabs   Obviously you were one of the people I was referr...   Jun 16 2014, 05:27 PM
Tarasadie17   Ah... the memories. Good times were had here peopl...   Jun 16 2014, 09:42 PM
Ilovetheheat   Concerning the homepage and site code modification...   Jun 21 2014, 01:59 PM
redwing40   Thanks, good seeing you around again Jeremy! ...   Jun 21 2014, 03:57 PM
mjda   As I've said before, I'm more than happy...   Jun 21 2014, 04:49 PM
maple19   never go to the homepage always used the forum ..   Jun 21 2014, 04:55 PM
captkirk42   Same here but every once in a while when somethi...   Jun 21 2014, 07:26 PM
jmarino76   i read through a lot of this. i have only logged i...   Jun 23 2014, 12:44 PM
Rabs   Seems that a lot of the "core" of peopl...   Jun 23 2014, 05:14 PM
redwing40   B) And what a great "core" of member...   Jun 23 2014, 06:04 PM
redwing40   Since your here, its time to bring the ol Days ba...   Jun 23 2014, 06:00 PM
maple19   I myself have over 1000 trades on scf I do not go ...   Jun 23 2014, 07:40 PM
chopinalex   Memories!   Jun 23 2014, 09:40 PM
boxbreaker4444   Old memories for sure! My old username was jus...   Jun 25 2014, 10:27 PM
artyman60   I'm back too for the most part. I don't co...   Jun 26 2014, 03:50 AM
Kmart6nets   What's up with finestkind's deactivation?   Sep 29 2014, 06:35 PM
chopinalex   So can we put to bed the inquired question in TCC ...   Jan 4 2015, 01:22 AM
sasports   Folks, This has been answered in many differ...   Jan 4 2015, 09:38 AM
Rabs   Do you know for a fact that life has gotten betwe...   Jan 4 2015, 11:48 AM
sasports   Nobody knows exactly what is going on. I know ...   Jan 4 2015, 12:54 PM
Rabs   It is weird, and sad for the TCC community.   Jan 4 2015, 01:25 PM
aceecards   so essentially.. no one really knows! <_...   Jan 4 2015, 11:16 AM
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