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> The collector in you...., Please read carefully

Which best defines your collection practices?
Player Collector [ 69 ] ** [27.38%]
Player Super Collector [ 6 ] ** [2.38%]
Prospector [ 5 ] ** [1.98%]
Team Collector [ 38 ] ** [15.08%]
Team Fanatic [ 23 ] ** [9.13%]
Set Collector [ 18 ] ** [7.14%]
Box Breaker [ 17 ] ** [6.75%]
Vintage Collector [ 3 ] ** [1.19%]
Type Collector [ 1 ] ** [0.40%]
Prewar Collector [ 2 ] ** [0.79%]
Advanced Collector [ 5 ] ** [1.98%]
AU/GU Collector [ 23 ] ** [9.13%]
HOF Collector [ 7 ] ** [2.78%]
Old School Collector [ 6 ] ** [2.38%]
Dabbler [ 15 ] ** [5.95%]
Flipper [ 8 ] ** [3.17%]
Weekend Warrior [ 4 ] ** [1.59%]
"Specialist" [ 2 ] ** [0.79%]
Flavor of the Week [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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Player Collector – keyword is “player”, tries to collect bulk lots of their favorite player, may have multiples of one card; cards range from commons to 1/1s, does not care if it is base or AU/GU just as long as it is the player; does not like to spend for a card most of the time, but will trade for it; will purchase other player cards at a low price to use as trade bait; may collect one or more players

Player Super Collector (Player Collector sub-category) – keyword is “player master set”; has at least 80% of the cards ALREADY IN-HAND from the player’s checklist that may also include non-listed, obscure, little-known cards and at 50% of 1/1s produced to date in their collection; has good overall knowledge of the player they collect; a super collector may also specialize in obtaining just a collection of all or most (70% minimum) AU or GU cards from the checklist; focuses collection on one player

Prospector (Player Collector sub-category) – keyword is “rookie”; primarily collects and hoards rookie cards of a player(s) yet to play; buys low and in bulk hoping the player pans out to score high with the rookie cards they have collected; some may sell when the player becomes hot or they may keep the cards to just to brag “Oh yeah, I got a hundred of them”

Team Collector – keyword is “team”; collects complete team sets and/or the star players of that one particular team; the star singles may vary from base to 1/1s but is within the theme of the team he collects; they do not care if it is base or GU/AU just as long as it is of the team; may do trades to complete a team set

Team Fanatic (Team Collector sub-category) – keyword is “the team is all”; collects not only cards, but jerseys, mugs, pennants, clothes, gear, mini helmets, blankets, bed spreads, table cloths, etc.; goes all out for anything that is team-related

Set Collector – keyword is “set building”; collects/builds complete sets, whether they are base sets or subsets or parallels; does massive amounts of trading; may often use the special or star cards as trade bait

Box Breaker (Set Collector sub-category) – keyword is “box break”; buys boxes hoping to score on rare cards for sale/trade or favorite player/team items for personal collection; may build at least one set from the base cards of a box break

Vintage Collector – keyword is “vintage”; collects cards and/or sets from 1940 to 1973

Type Collector (Vintage Collector sub-category) - keyword is "card type"; collects one type of each card manufactured for each year, usually rare issues; cards do not need to depict a star

Prewar Collector (Vintage Collector sub-category) – keyword is “prewar”; collects tobacco items, gum cards, post cards and ads manufactured before 1940; most of these items are won at auctions, very few, if any, are traded

Advanced Collector (Vintage Collector sub-category) – keyword is “origin”; collects rare tobacco issues, postcards, posters and artifacts from the early stages of the game; the items acquired are close to or even more than a century old; rarely do trades, most items are won at auction houses

AU/GU Collector – keyword is “auto/game-used”; exclusively collects autographed and/or game-used cards of one or many players and/or of one or many teams

HOF Collector (Vintage Collector and Vintage/AU-GU hybrid) – keyword is “HOF”; collects all types of cards of HOFers whether it be GU or AU or base; many start their collection working backwards by decade starting from the most recent inductees since their cards are more easily obtainable

Old School Collector (Post Vintage/Pre-Modern hybrid) - keyword is "what's a chase card?"; collects cards that were manufactured from 1974 to 1989, before the "chase card craze"

Dabbler – keyword is “oh, that looks pretty”; collects whatever comes his way or catches his fancy or what is currently in fashion; no particular theme involved; a lot of times collects what is currently hot, mostly star players of various teams/sports and/or cards in demand

Flipper (Dealer/box breaker hybrid) - keyword is "action"; player/type of card isn't as important as profit potential; typically "flips" almost immediately while the item is hot; has no problem parting with an item as soon as he believes he has a fair return on his investment and does not worry about "what ifs"; not greedy and only cares about selling at more than what it was bought for, usually at 20%

Weekend Warrior (Dealer sub-category) - keyword is "how to be a jerk"; dealers who attend card shows only to amuse themselves and show off their collection; are rock hard when it comes to bargaining; you can spot them by their never-changing inventories and lack of customers at their booth; they are not interested in selling unless you're willing to pay for their outlandishly high prices

"Specialist" (Type-collector/player collector hybrid) - this collector's quirk on collecting is narrwed down to focusing on one small aspect, such as 3-color patches only, on-card autographs only, one specific serial # for any card they collect, only cards that capture the batter in a swing, cards that only show dunks, cards of one player from only one card company, etc.

"Flavor of the Week" (Player/Team collector hybrid) - collects the hot player or team of the week or month or season; has no allegiance to any player or team so wants change from time to time, usually in mid season and usually more than once

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19th Century Indiana Jones   The collector in you....   Mar 23 2006, 02:15 PM
Bags5MVP   I guess I'll go with team collector, but my bi...   Mar 23 2006, 02:22 PM
randallcards   player :D   Mar 23 2006, 02:23 PM
bob_TCC   I chose Dabbler since the make-up of my collection...   Mar 23 2006, 02:27 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Does that mean "Super Dabbler" needs to...   Mar 23 2006, 02:59 PM
bob_TCC   That or Addict. :D -Bob   Mar 23 2006, 03:01 PM
jaderock   Amazing list....hmmm with so many options who am I...   Mar 23 2006, 02:35 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Are you suuuuuuuuuure????? :lol:   Mar 23 2006, 02:36 PM
KHarmon   I had to go with Team fanatic...since I collect so...   Mar 23 2006, 02:42 PM
bob_TCC   7 votes and 7 different answers so far... :D -...   Mar 23 2006, 02:47 PM
yankeesjetsfan   I am definately a Team fanatic as I collect all th...   Mar 23 2006, 02:53 PM
Tarasadie17   Set collector here, currently working 2001 Fleer L...   Mar 23 2006, 03:00 PM
sahetu   I put in Hall of Fame collector, although it's...   Mar 23 2006, 03:01 PM
pistolpd22   I put set collector , but I could also be a player...   Mar 23 2006, 03:06 PM
Tarasadie17   Quite the assortment we have here so far...   Mar 23 2006, 03:08 PM
crazygood   I did Team Fanatic. I got a room full of Bears stu...   Mar 23 2006, 03:08 PM
Tarasadie17   Welcome to the club... :lol:   Mar 23 2006, 03:17 PM
bob_TCC   :lol: :lol: -Bob   Mar 23 2006, 03:17 PM
EB31   Didn't see any one choice that fit me so I wen...   Mar 23 2006, 03:17 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   That's definitely a player collector.   Mar 23 2006, 03:24 PM
Tarasadie17   Have to admit, I was pretty surpised to see yo...   Mar 23 2006, 03:26 PM
EB31   I honestly bought in to him as an investment. S...   Mar 24 2006, 03:13 AM
finestkind   I'm a little bit of this and a little bit of t...   Mar 24 2006, 02:49 AM
dd316   I'm just a player collector.   Mar 24 2006, 10:33 AM
Tarasadie17   Wow, I am telling you, I am looking at the terrifi...   Mar 24 2006, 10:57 AM
bob_TCC   :lol: I was also thinking it might be fun if ...   Mar 24 2006, 11:12 AM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Wha???!?!?! :huh:   Mar 24 2006, 11:33 AM
aceecards   I could fit in too a lot of those categories but I...   Mar 24 2006, 11:17 AM
Tarasadie17   [font=Optima][size=14]BOX BREAKER[size=7][/font] ...   Mar 24 2006, 11:26 AM
proGr@m217   i guess im a player super collector wannabe... lol...   Mar 25 2006, 11:03 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Come on, people! Don't be shy! :)   Mar 28 2006, 08:10 AM
Nene   Im a dabbler/Vintage collector.... :)   Mar 29 2006, 01:44 AM
jrlenox   I see no one here has fessed up to being a weekend...   Mar 29 2006, 01:47 AM
bob_TCC   I thought someone might admit they are a Flipper...   Mar 29 2006, 02:00 AM
The Ripper   I guess I had to best describe myself as a flipper...   Apr 2 2006, 10:00 AM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Only 28 out of 3000? :huh:   Apr 5 2006, 08:46 PM
snowblink   Team Collector - but not necessarily interested in...   Apr 5 2006, 10:35 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Anyone else?   May 1 2006, 04:55 PM
ffman   I had to say dabbler, because I collect any star b...   May 1 2006, 05:04 PM
msuwendy   Probably a box breaker combined with a player supe...   May 16 2006, 05:31 AM
19th Century Indiana Jones   How many members and only 40 votes????   May 18 2006, 11:35 AM
ffman   Wow - good point.   May 18 2006, 11:43 AM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Come on, don't be shy..... :)   Jun 2 2006, 04:35 PM
Hallsgator   OK, Player Super Collector, to be! I don't...   Jun 2 2006, 05:26 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Who voted "Advanced Collector"?   Jun 2 2006, 05:36 PM
Clary209   Team Collector. Collecting all the teams from 190...   Jun 12 2006, 02:34 PM
Dillywill   Dabbler!!! I start Sets Teams and Play...   Jun 12 2006, 02:41 PM
notinbtnet   can we add a category for In Need of Card Collecto...   Jun 12 2006, 03:05 PM
ITG Franchises Man   I don't know what mine would count as. I colle...   Jun 17 2006, 10:33 PM
stlcards5   For me Im a mixture of box breaker, team collector...   Jul 6 2006, 08:56 AM
Iplayfootball_90   I am a mixture of Prospector and Team fanatic. I v...   Jul 6 2006, 09:34 AM
rikostan   Team Fanatic. If it's got a Bears symbol on it...   Oct 16 2006, 06:10 PM
d00msay3r   I chose player collector. I mainly go after base a...   Oct 16 2006, 06:22 PM
Iplayfootball_90   I'm the same way. I still collect Calico even...   Oct 16 2006, 06:24 PM
ffman   I'm leaning from dabbler to player collector.....   Oct 16 2006, 06:29 PM
2000 rushing yards   i don't know if i posted al ready but i voted ...   Nov 22 2006, 03:25 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Your main focus was what I was after. I'm not ...   Nov 22 2006, 03:49 PM
hockeygirl   I picked Team Collector with a bit of Player Colle...   Nov 23 2006, 08:40 AM
angela1830   Player super collecter. My goal is to collect ever...   Dec 31 2006, 03:46 AM
Marino63   Man did I have an oddball item for you then. I ...   Apr 28 2007, 12:40 PM
soborone   I would consider myself a Player Collector. But i ...   Jan 14 2007, 01:47 PM
DiaperDandy   I chose player collector as I have multiple teams ...   Jan 14 2007, 01:50 PM
budler   If you ask my wife she would say "SUPER team...   Jan 14 2007, 04:05 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Team Fanatic. :bag: :kid: :baby:   Jan 14 2007, 04:11 PM
bruinsneedagoalie   I selected Player Colector though I'm down to ...   Jan 15 2007, 12:13 PM
thesobons   I'd call myself a Super Player Collector - Aar...   Jan 15 2007, 04:57 PM
thesobons   Sorry - I was a little long winded...:) Robert   Jan 15 2007, 05:02 PM
Dreamerfan   Player Super Collector If there is a Larry Walke...   Jan 27 2007, 04:05 PM
kooljazz1966   I'm a combo; combination of many..cant vote...   Jan 27 2007, 07:25 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Then you shall be placed in the Dabbler class unt...   Jan 27 2007, 07:35 PM
kooljazz1966   Dabblers dobble but they don't fall down...   Jan 28 2007, 07:11 PM
Jobu   I would say I major in AU/GU collecting with a min...   Jan 28 2007, 07:29 PM
NGWH Sports Cards   Playor Collector-Craig Biggio and Ike Diogu   Apr 25 2007, 11:18 AM
vitalejd   I'm a TRUE player collector   Apr 25 2007, 12:15 PM
Marino63   I think I'll have to put myself in the same ca...   Apr 28 2007, 12:44 PM
ffman   Then, I guess I should be defined as a 'dabb...   Apr 28 2007, 01:31 PM
Iplayfootball_90   I think I fall under the player collector as of no...   Apr 28 2007, 12:58 PM
jaderock   With Quinn...it's best to be known as a ...   Apr 28 2007, 02:27 PM
Griffeyfanatic   I don't think any one of those categories fits...   Apr 28 2007, 01:03 PM
sportscollectoroz   I chose player collector (David Carr). Haven't...   Apr 28 2007, 01:11 PM
Iplayfootball_90   Well that's a good point. But even if he goes...   Apr 28 2007, 08:34 PM
Iplayfootball_90   I have another question for anyone who think they ...   May 5 2007, 12:18 PM
ffman   I would still say player collector. Although, t...   May 5 2007, 12:20 PM
Iplayfootball_90   :lol: Ok, thanks for your input, Cody. I'd li...   May 5 2007, 12:21 PM
2000 rushing yards   I like everything but still mainly collect orioles...   May 5 2007, 01:05 PM
RGBII   [b]I am a Sad, Pathetic, Dying & 11% Set Colle...   Jun 12 2007, 08:50 PM
trot2millah   I went with Team Fanatic not because I necessarily...   Jun 12 2007, 09:30 PM
MDIZZ   AU/GU and HOF and some TEAM.   Jun 22 2007, 10:51 AM
knuckleballerMC   I'm a combination of Team Collector (my vote),...   Jun 26 2007, 08:19 PM
Wahoo25   "Player Super Collector" I don't ha...   Jul 6 2007, 11:00 PM
dviv17   Very very very very nice collection Adam.   Jul 6 2007, 11:10 PM
Wahoo25   Thanks man.   Jul 7 2007, 12:00 AM
heathmoel   I went with player super collector (who else has 1...   Jul 7 2007, 12:14 AM
jaderock   You know what...Warner was at the top of the leag...   Jul 7 2007, 12:59 AM
vikinghawkeye   hes a nice guy i met him once my dads friends kid...   Jul 7 2007, 10:12 AM
scottmax36   voted box breaker.   Aug 2 2007, 11:44 AM
Iplayfootball_90   I'm really wanting to become a player super co...   Aug 2 2007, 07:46 PM
javon walker   box breaker 4 sure.   Aug 3 2007, 11:13 PM
STLcardinals888   I said team collector beacuse I collect everything...   Aug 10 2007, 10:32 AM
coltsfan23   Nice topic. I would say I am a dabbler, although I...   Aug 10 2007, 10:41 AM
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