Home
  Contests and Giveaways
  Hobby Headlines
  Hobby Articles
  Box Breaks
  Product Reviews
  Collector Corner
  Sports Cards
  Non-Sports Cards
  Collectibles
  Forums
  Gallery
  Blogs
  Chat
  Trivia
  FAQ
  Contact Us
  NPN Offers
  Price Guides
  Grading
  Supplies
  Software
  Card Calendar
  Show Calendar
  Team Addresses
  Collecting Tips
  Marketplace
  eBay
Custom Search

Welcome, Guest. The Collector Zone is a free community for trading card collectors - both sports and non-sports. There are forums for all of the major sports, non-sports, autographs and other hobby-related information. In addition, there are areas to trade, buy and sell with other collectors. Our members have now completed over 48,125 collector-to-collector transactions using our easy-to-use Transaction Manager.

With over 30,500 collectors and over 2,750,000 posts, there's plenty of ways to get involved with the other members - either in discussions or with trading. So, are you ready to join and start meeting other collectors?

If you're not a member, click here: Register


If you're already a member, login here:


[ Outline ] · Standard · Linear+

> TCC AND THE FUTURE, A LETTER FROM AN 8 YEAR VET

aceecards
post Apr 25 2013, 07:00 PM
Post #1

Legend
Group Icon
Group Icon

Posts: 68,867
Joined: 23-April 05
First Name: Steve
Transactions: 950
(View: Pending | Failed)

Awards:
2012 Battle Royal Champion 2009 Best Autograph Card 2008, 2009 and 2010 Best Overall Collection 2007 Trade of the Year Trader of the Month - Oct. '05, Aug. '06, Aug. '07

View Gallery

View Trading and Marketplace Topics

Create Transaction


STOP WHINING , STOP COMPLAINING.

We are still here and we are still one.

Need I remind each and everyone of you that in april of 2005 when I joined there were only 3 or 4 of us active posters.. plus Bob's alleged ghost posters..LOL (got to be an old timer to remember the accusations thrown at Bob and his fledgling site) We didn't grow because Bob built it, we grew because we enjoyed each others company about numerous topics, from sports, to tv shows, movies, and of course the dreaded political forum. And the Hobby.

Are there still Hobbyist out here everyday? OF course there is!

Trouble is we have NO CONTENT!

Let me give you a few suggestions

1. somebody start spearheading a new release topic every week. Easy to research.. goto dave ad adams and copy their product blurbs with a suggested retail price and date

AND EXPRESS YOUR OWN OPINION! THAT ALWAYS RATTLED SOME CAGES.

2. start talking about sports again. The draft, hockey playoffs, basketball playoffs, ring tossing, baseball, Frisbee golf cow chip tossing, competitive beer drinking..

IT DOENT MATTER WHAT THE TOPIC IS, OTHERS MIGHT JOIN IN!

3. Lets have a showoff showcase showdown thread, here Ill start one!
Check out my Non sport showcase showdown topic in show and tell!

NOT NOW YOU GOTTA LET ME FINISH THIS FIRST!

4. Go post your favorite movie topic and lets have a poll and let people nominate and post movies to vote on!

OK SOUND LAME BUT...

5. Write a movie review. Gosh knows I don't want to spend $11 to be the first to see Iron Man 3.. however Star Trek into darkness looks like a bad robot!

6. start a hobby talk article about an old set you liked or a set your assembling!

7. Post a wantlist for gosh sakes!
MINE IS IN MY SIG!

8. Post a political topic that will stir up debate and good clean healthy discussion with a little name calling on the side smile.gif

COME ON RICHARD YOU PROMISED!


and Im on a roll and my brain is smoking
We got to reboot this site just like a few of us booted it the first time.

It takes a team! We have a team, we just need to bring them home.

AND IN MY BEST BELUSHI IMPERSONATION..."WHO'S WITH ME?!!!"

I am not giving up till the germans bomb pearl harbor by the way! laugh.gif





Collector Zone Team
user posted image

The New Bucket!
newer bucket
The Used Car Lot
bucket
Sets Im working on
2006-2011 Allen & Ginter relics and autos
08 Topps Mayo autos and relics
08-10 Champs Hockey autos and relics
Topps American Heritage Autos and relics (the history stuff)
Donruss Americana II high numbers (above 200 Hobby only)
2009 Topps Magic Autos
2011 Topps Heritage Variations refractors, relics (1962)

MLB Team:
NBA Team:
NFL Team:
NHL Team:
User is offlinePMProfile Card
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
 
Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll
Replies
RGBII
post May 8 2013, 07:47 PM
Post #2

Safe when Well Medicated
Group Icon

Posts: 13,612
Joined: 26-May 06
From: Grasonville, Maryland
First Name: Richard
Transactions: 335
(View: Pending | Failed)

eBay: stevescollectibles9432


OpenChecklist:
RGBII

Awards:
2010 MVP Member 2010 Best Set/Vintage Collection 2009 MVP CZT Member 2009 Best Set/Vintage Collection 2008 Most Generous 2008 Thread of the Year 2008 Favorite Set Collection

View Gallery

View Trading and Marketplace Topics

Create Transaction


Capitalism rocks.

Tongue firmly planted in cheek.

Collect hard!,
RGBII



Bucket #1 * Bucket #2
user posted image
Proud member of
user posted image

User is offlinePMProfile Card
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
RGBII
post May 8 2013, 10:21 PM
Post #3

Safe when Well Medicated
Group Icon

Posts: 13,612
Joined: 26-May 06
From: Grasonville, Maryland
First Name: Richard
Transactions: 335
(View: Pending | Failed)

eBay: stevescollectibles9432


OpenChecklist:
RGBII

Awards:
2010 MVP Member 2010 Best Set/Vintage Collection 2009 MVP CZT Member 2009 Best Set/Vintage Collection 2008 Most Generous 2008 Thread of the Year 2008 Favorite Set Collection

View Gallery

View Trading and Marketplace Topics

Create Transaction


QUOTE(RGBII @ May 8 2013, 08:47 PM)
Capitalism rocks.

Tongue firmly planted in cheek.

Collect hard!,
RGBII

*




Well, that response didn't go over so well. Let me attempt to
articulate my point . . .

I believe the intention of the original post was to breathe some
much needed life into TCC. When it becomes about profit margins
and the pure filth of money, it tends to taint our precious hobby.

While I understand the financial interests of those that have
commented here, nonetheless, it cheapens the end product
when the "bottom line" is worshipped.

We don't need bean counters, we need dedicated Hobbyists to
do what we have done here in the past. That is, put our hearts
and souls into the site and our obsession.

End o' rant, where are my meds?

Collect Hard!,
RGBII



Bucket #1 * Bucket #2
user posted image
Proud member of
user posted image

User is offlinePMProfile Card
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
northicehero99
post May 9 2013, 11:48 AM
Post #4

Legend
Group Icon

Posts: 34,728
Joined: 4-April 05
First Name: Brian
Transactions: 1495
(View: Pending | Failed)

eBay: northicehero99


OpenChecklist:
northicehero99

Awards:
Trader of the Year - 2007, 2008; Trader of the Month - Aug. '05, Oct. '06, Jan. '07, Jul. '07, January 2010 Pack Pull of the Month Member of trhe Month March 2012

View Gallery

View Trading and Marketplace Topics

Create Transaction


QUOTE(RGBII @ May 8 2013, 10:21 PM)
Well, that response didn't go over so well. Let me attempt to
articulate my point . . .

I believe the intention of the original post was to breathe some
much needed life into TCC. When it becomes about profit margins
and the pure filth of money, it tends to taint our precious hobby.

While I understand the financial interests of those that have
commented here, nonetheless, it cheapens the end product
when the "bottom line" is worshipped.

We don't need bean counters, we need dedicated Hobbyists to
do what we have done here in the past. That is, put our hearts
and souls into the site and our obsession.

End o' rant, where are my meds?

Collect Hard!,
RGBII

*

Richard, while I agree the intent of this topic is to breath life into a horse that has been dead and beaten to death, the larger issues still remain of getting new membership. Beyond that the money issue is a debate about creating a new site, but there is also another side that should be pointed out in regards to the money side. The members of the CZT VOLUNTEERED of themselves for little in reward/perks because of a LOVE for the site, not seeking any compensation other than the growth and expansion of this site that would lead to future enjoyment of the site. There are good and bad CZT as far as doing the "actual" CZT work, as you know, and those doing their parts know who they are and deserve more credit than any common member would even understand, so Kudos to them (and thanks for all of your efforts), but the bigger unfairness currently is we have an owner collecting revenue while ignoring the very people he made the commitment to, of keeping the site growing, the very people still doing a job with no compensation. Not saying the CZT want "paid", but part of being a CZT was being a part of a site which was growing and had new members to share their experiences. One that had an owner committed to making this the best site ever. If the owner doesn't have an interest in that, then why should the CZT or anyone else? Please don't take that the wrong way, I like my family here at TCC, but I also feel for those left in charge, as while the workload may have diminished with the activity, those left in charge and even the members are not getting what we come here for and if new people can't be let it, or the owner doesn't want to commit to the site, I believe things will never change. This is just my opinion, I like Bob, but as a member I feel there is an abandoment which has happened to this site, and not from a presence, but from the ability to not allow someone else commit to take over and bring TCC back up the ranks.



MLB Team:
NFL Team:
NHL Team:
User is offlinePMProfile Card
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
droubaysports
post May 9 2013, 01:17 PM
Post #5

TCC's HOF Auto Collector
Group Icon

Posts: 2,827
Joined: 9-April 06
From: Las Vegas
Transactions: 50
(View: Pending | Failed)

eBay: droubaysports


View Gallery

View Trading and Marketplace Topics

Create Transaction


That's what I meant and to put in perspective if anyone were to buy the site from Bob it still has enough funding to support itself while changes were being made that need to be done. it is not like you would have to keep funding out of pocket AND try to make the needed changes

QUOTE(northicehero99 @ May 9 2013, 09:48 AM)
Richard, while I agree the intent of this topic is to breath life into a horse that has been dead and beaten to death, the larger issues still remain of getting new membership.  Beyond that the money issue is a debate about creating a new site, but there is also another side that should be pointed out in regards to the money side.  The members of the CZT VOLUNTEERED of themselves for little in reward/perks because of a LOVE for the site, not seeking any compensation other than the growth and expansion of this site that would lead to future enjoyment of the site.  There are good and bad CZT as far as doing the "actual" CZT work, as you know, and those doing their parts know who they are and deserve more credit than any common member would even understand, so Kudos to them (and thanks for all of your efforts), but the bigger unfairness currently is we have an owner collecting revenue while ignoring the very people he made the commitment to, of keeping the site growing, the very people still doing a job with no compensation.  Not saying the CZT want "paid", but part of being a CZT was being a part of a site which was growing and had new members to share their experiences.  One that had an owner committed to making this the best site ever.  If the owner doesn't have an interest in that, then why should the CZT or anyone else?  Please don't take that the wrong way, I like my family here at TCC, but I also feel for those left in charge, as while the workload may have diminished with the activity, those left in charge and even the members are not getting what we come here for and if new people can't be let it, or the owner doesn't want to commit to the site, I believe things will never change.  This is just my opinion, I like Bob, but as a member I feel there is an abandoment which has happened to this site, and not from a presence, but from the ability to not allow someone else commit to take over and bring TCC back up the ranks.
*




Collecting HOF autos, Negro League Autos, Roy Seivers signed cards and other interesting items.
My web store work in progress :) AffordableCards.com

User is offlinePMUsers Website
Profile Card
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic
aceecards   TCC AND THE FUTURE   Apr 25 2013, 07:00 PM
athopesend   I'm with ya. Had to take a little break for aw...   Apr 25 2013, 07:54 PM
bat115   I concur with that sentiment!   Apr 25 2013, 11:57 PM
redwing40   I second that Ken and Steve!   Apr 25 2013, 08:31 PM
aceecards   I see my tcc resident artist and close sketch conf...   Apr 25 2013, 08:47 PM
dd316   Oh, I'm always lurking about. ;) I have t...   Apr 26 2013, 01:25 PM
captkirk42   Yep there is one: TCC on Facebook it doesn't...   Apr 26 2013, 03:17 PM
urbanmonk   As Bob has control of the FB page I don't se...   Apr 26 2013, 04:29 PM
redwing40   Yes Kirk, Thats the FB I used to post on, had a f...   Apr 26 2013, 06:48 PM
mjda   I started a Facebook page for TCC quite some tim...   Apr 26 2013, 04:37 PM
captkirk42   [b]"Germans?" "Forget it He's r...   Apr 25 2013, 10:10 PM
edgerrin32   I will try to get on a little more here and there....   Apr 26 2013, 03:07 AM
captkirk42   I guess one thing that might help is when you trad...   Apr 26 2013, 08:25 AM
northicehero99   Bluto, I like your enthusiam, however, I think the...   Apr 26 2013, 11:22 AM
urbanmonk   Not to be a Debbie Downer but.... Attracting new...   Apr 26 2013, 12:01 PM
RGBII   [b]Thanks for firing up the troops here, Mr. Emeri...   Apr 26 2013, 01:53 PM
aceecards   Bob, mr Road runner Lets assemble a team again...   Apr 26 2013, 02:43 PM
RGBII   [b]Touché Collect Hard!, RGBII[/font]   Apr 26 2013, 02:57 PM
mjda   By the way, if someone else wants to start a new o...   Apr 26 2013, 04:58 PM
bat115   I know I was not as active as others but I have al...   Apr 26 2013, 06:53 PM
edgerrin32   I kinda do kinda don't want to be a member of ...   Apr 26 2013, 09:05 PM
urbanmonk   In order to approve members you have to have acc...   Apr 27 2013, 12:03 AM
captkirk42   ACK I didn't realize but should have known the...   Apr 27 2013, 01:46 AM
northicehero99   Jason, the method for becoming a CZT Team member w...   Apr 27 2013, 07:10 AM
edgerrin32   I would be willing to do other things on here as w...   Apr 28 2013, 12:19 AM
aceecards   194 guests and 17 members active right now. what ...   May 7 2013, 07:29 PM
droubaysports   Some of the stuff you guys are discussing is easy ...   May 7 2013, 08:04 PM
bat115   I have experience with #3.   May 7 2013, 08:19 PM
RGBII   [b]Yes sir, it is much easier stated than done. ...   May 7 2013, 09:38 PM
beanschat   I can't pretend to be as knowledgeable as the ...   May 7 2013, 10:24 PM
RGBII   [b]Touché, sad but accurate insight into reality....   May 7 2013, 10:37 PM
SFGiants   I will be busting a couple of boxes of 2013 Bowman...   May 8 2013, 12:06 AM
droubaysports   I have provided bob's full contact information...   May 8 2013, 06:40 AM
aceecards   I have a feeling that you have it the nail on th...   May 8 2013, 10:06 AM
urbanmonk   We had access to his info, getting a response fr...   May 8 2013, 12:05 PM
northicehero99   Last I heard, long time ago was the site revenue ...   May 8 2013, 11:26 AM
aceecards   dwight I care. I care that you are around . I c...   May 8 2013, 12:10 PM
road_runner_1964   But, I love you Dwight! :P   May 8 2013, 01:31 PM
urbanmonk   Love you too dear :P ;) :lol: :lol:   May 8 2013, 03:11 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   $11 for a movie? How old is this thread?   May 8 2013, 02:12 PM
aceecards   come to st louis, rob, we can go see Star trek o...   May 8 2013, 02:50 PM
Ilovetheheat   Dwight, Although I'm not active here I apprec...   May 8 2013, 02:58 PM
mjda   This site's revenue is dropping, but is still ...   May 8 2013, 04:26 PM
droubaysports   MJ I can state for a fact that if the site is maki...   May 8 2013, 06:39 PM
mjda   The numbers coming from Google Adsense are showi...   May 8 2013, 07:38 PM
droubaysports   MJ go daddy will give you the space and bandwidth....   May 8 2013, 09:38 PM
mjda   If you're talking about hosting a site with ...   May 8 2013, 10:10 PM
aceecards   ok brothers, im back in blue.. lets fire this moth...   May 8 2013, 10:47 PM
RGBII   [b]You are the man, Mr. Emerick, well deserved. L...   May 8 2013, 10:53 PM
captkirk42   Well said. I consider TCC to be my Home (or Ho...   May 9 2013, 12:46 AM
aceecards   they could blog here!   May 9 2013, 08:37 AM
captkirk42   Quite True. I blog all my maildays here, even if...   May 9 2013, 10:37 AM
aceecards   i think all attempts to reach Bob have failed   May 9 2013, 02:09 PM
road_runner_1964   Acquisition of the site has been attempted to my...   May 9 2013, 04:31 PM
redwing40   Man I hate reading this stuff, anyone want to make...   May 9 2013, 04:57 PM
northicehero99   Paul, you are probably correct that we should not...   May 10 2013, 11:11 AM
msw_sportscards   Well said. The site has been feeling this ...   May 10 2013, 02:27 AM
aceecards   here is what I think we need to do. Lets start by...   May 11 2013, 10:18 AM
jaderock   Man those were bloody as heck but fun to particip...   May 26 2013, 02:50 AM
aceecards   Beans doesn't have time right now. anyone els...   May 26 2013, 07:31 AM
spuds1961   I am a member and I'm guilty of not being on a...   May 27 2013, 09:20 AM
aceecards   All It takes is a little activity Ive been approv...   May 27 2013, 09:32 AM
spuds1961   Thanks Steve,posted my presspass and leaf junk wax...   May 27 2013, 09:46 AM
Kmart6nets   My own curiosity... Has anyone heard from Bob in ...   Sep 16 2013, 12:46 PM
aceecards   no but the show goes on!   Sep 16 2013, 02:19 PM
captkirk42   Tom, Check out the last couple of pages on th...   Sep 16 2013, 06:59 PM
5pujols5   I will just chime in here. I don't post a who...   Sep 16 2013, 08:10 PM
aceecards   Travis , we need some video links in the everythin...   Sep 16 2013, 09:15 PM
5pujols5   I will do that Steve, and thank you again. It...   Sep 16 2013, 09:20 PM
droubaysports   As the online business end of my 'hobby' g...   Sep 17 2013, 07:29 PM
5toosweet   Once the smoke clears I will be more active and st...   Sep 24 2013, 10:10 AM
Kmart6nets   Thank you.. appreciated   Sep 24 2013, 12:48 PM


Reply to this topicTopic OptionsStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:
 

Lo-Fi Version Time: 24th July 2014 - 09:18 AM
  

Partner
Sportlots.com

Affiliate

Affiliate
BCW Supplies

 
 
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Trading Card Central. All rights reserved.   Advertise  Partners  Links  About Us  Contact Us