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The collector in you...., Please read carefully
|19th Century Indiana Jones
Mar 23 2006, 02:15 PM
Joined: 11-April 05
Members Referred: 4
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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
Where I'm from....As of August 8, 2015:
After coming to a long thought-out and difficult decision, I will no longer be joining box/case breaks. There are things in my life require my attention and resources that have been on the back burner for too long. Right now, I have to appreciate what I already have.
Posts in this topic
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
-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
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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