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RGBII
Folks,

I have been absent and without input for so long that these words will have meaning but to a very few.

I found a home here at Trading Card Central in 2006. To say that it was comfortable would be the understatement of this quarter century. The fine members of this site not only understood my obsession, they reveled in it.

I found a community that was tight, committed and fired-up. Y'all made me a better collector. I didn't think that was possible. Each and every member that posted here made me appreciate the enormity of the power of the internet and its potential.

I have found collectors better than me, more hard-core than me and ultimately more obsessed than me (tough act to follow, there).

You folks, the members of Trading Card Central, have carved a genuine, deep and profound influence on my life. That is not an overstatement, it is a fact. We may collect cardboard with pictures of men on them, but ultimately, we, the members of Trading Card Central did it better than anyone else.

I resign my duties and responsibilities to Trading Card Central.

I salute you one and all. never forget this . . .

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
road_runner_1964
Richard,

I can only thank you for you leadership during your time and our resulting friendship. As fate would have it, we joined Trading Card Central the same day. Who would have thunk it?

Thank you for your time and dedication to TCC and it's members. Speak soon.

Bob
Krusin
Thank you for your outstanding service over the years, understandable action with whats gone on (or lack of) around here. I've taken over a web site with less traffic than here but it's been a tight little group over the years, drop by & say hi now & then (not trying to spam here just didn't want a friend & a great member of the hobby to totally disappear, the site is http://www.thecollectorsgroup.com/forums/index.php
a couple, maybe more guys from here post there once in a while. It's not much right now but I hope to have the time to put together another option for those that care.

thanks again
redwing40
Best wishes to you Richard! It was a pleasure to have known you for the short time I have been here! smile.gif cool.gif

captkirk42
Richard,

Thank you for your "time served" and dedication to TCC. Especially all the behind the scenes stuff that we in the public TCC community don't see. You are one of the TCC team members who helped keep this site (and online community) going when things seemed like they were ending when Bob disappeared.


Kirk
northicehero99
Richard, sorry to hear this but not surprised. As has been said thank you for all you did for TCC. Hopefully, TCC can keep on plugging (slugging) along.

Keep on collecting hard and best wishes to you and yours.
urbanmonk
Thanks for all that you did here Richard, it was not unnoticed. Hate to see you go, but totally understand also at this point (as have had same thoughts for awhile now, as I"m wondering why I bother many days trying to keep a site afloat for an AWOL Admin). Being stubborn can only take me so far. See you on FB, unless you quitting that crazy place too, with it's diverse set of fanatics wink.gif laugh.gif
pwolantern
Thanks for everything Richard, you will be missed
DawgPounder
Richard, you are a class act. Thank you for helping make TCC what it was, and can be again!
ffman
I still remember the day when a newcomer offered me a Sammy Sosa autograph #d out of 21 for a whopping $20. I thought to myself: "Who is this guy?" and "Is this too good to be true?".

I eventually took the deal, and it was the start of a great friendship. Richard, you have presented yourself as a class act time and time again, and TCC would have been lost in the last few years had it not been for your leadership. You made the site enjoyable again, and put tons of your time into holding it up.

I feared this time was coming. Are you going to continue collecting as life allows it?
RGBII
I've taken myself off of the CZT.

My resignation was ignored by a member that will remain nameless.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
mjda
QUOTE(RGBII @ Apr 14 2013, 11:54 AM)
My resignation was ignored by a member that will remain nameless.


Can't say that I blame them, actually. You were part of the backbone of this site for a long time and it's quite disturbing to see you leaving something that you cherished so much. I also seem to recall a time where you might have ignored some resignations too, or at least argued against them until they were no longer valid. tongue.gif

I know life gets in the way, sometimes, but I sincerely hope that you are simply leaving the team and not collecting all together. It would definitely be a sad day for the hobby to see you go.
RGBII
Thank you, Mr. Matthews.

I'll pop in from time to time, have do doubts. The site and its members have had way too much impact for me to ever dream of disregarding either.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
sahetu
*salute*
19th Century Indiana Jones
Does that mean I can finally have the key to your medication cabi... I mean Treasure Chest?
RGBII
QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Apr 14 2013, 06:46 PM)
Does that mean I can finally have the key to your medication cabi... I mean Treasure Chest?
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laugh.gif

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
aceecards
Huh..Did somebody hack into Richards account?
urbanmonk
QUOTE(aceecards @ Apr 14 2013, 07:28 PM)
Huh..Did somebody hack into Richards account?
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Dem Republricarns muster rottered his brain wink.gif laugh.gif
northicehero99
QUOTE(urbanmonk @ Apr 14 2013, 10:16 PM)
Dem Republricarns muster rottered his brain wink.gif  laugh.gif
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Nope it was Santi Claus!!! laugh.gif

I actually think this is all a joke and he just stopped taking his meds! It is April you know! laugh.gif
RGBII
No sir(s), gentlemen.

It is the real deal. I simply don't have the initiative to
be a part of the leadership here anymore.

I should have done this months ago.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
Ilovetheheat
Ive had the pleasure of meeting and dining with Richard. He is indeed a gentleman and a scholar. I havent been on TCC for a plethora of reasons, so I've had a head start over most of you in regards to having RGBII withdrawals.

He's affected many members and will always be missed. Success & Prosperity to you brother! I wish I knew where you were hanging out online. sad.gif
aceecards
I am peeved beyond belief.

Leave it to my political friend to come here, give us hope and change only to leave before his term was up!



RGBII
QUOTE(aceecards @ Apr 15 2013, 08:19 PM)
I am peeved beyond belief.

Leave it to my political friend to come here, give us hope and change only to leave before his term was up!
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A prime reason for Term Limits, perhaps?

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
redwing40
So with you out Sir, who is our head leader? How many active MODS are left? What is the future of TCC?
road_runner_1964
QUOTE(redwing40 @ Apr 17 2013, 12:43 PM)
So with you out Sir, who is our  head leader? How many active MODS are left? What is the future of TCC?
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Well since the question was asked, I guess by default, I am the CZT Manager at this point.

Here are current CZT (Collector Zone Team) members....aka MODS.

urbanmonk - Dwight
jaderock - Peter
bajmurray - Brian
sasports - Shawn
ffman - Cody
thesobons - Bob
5toosweet - Abel
dodgerblue38501 - Chad
msuwendy - Mario
pavi39 - Tim
jwman92 - Josh (Contents & Graphics Team)

Some active, some not. You can figure that out. I think I captured them all.

What is the future of TCC?

Excellent question, I personally couldn't tell you. It is what the membership wants to make it. I personally don't have the time to dedicate hours daily to moderate the site, which is being handle primarily by a couple of us. We do what we can. It is up to the membership to follow the guidelines and drive new blood.
RGBII
Consider this an aggressive endorsement, Mr. DePouw.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
redwing40
Okay, Thanks! Think at one point Richard said it was time to get this site going in a thread, and would still like to see that happen, guess this was the wrong thread to post it in, but knowing where we stand with the site is important when great members that been here step down
I will try to step things up as a member here, If I could? More contest and get awards back going again, I will take this topic to the right thread and go from there! smile.gif
sasports
I cant even begin to express what Richard has done for this site as well as this hobby. Not to mention what he has done for me. Richard has helped me pull through some of the toughest situations in my life and has always been there both as a mentor and a friend.

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge and reluctantly accept the fact that Richard has resigned. This site owes a lot, much more than the vast majority of this site will ever know, to Richard.

I have only one thing to say to Richard directly:

COLLECT HARD!
sasports
QUOTE(RGBII @ Apr 17 2013, 12:06 PM)
Consider this an aggressive endorsement, Mr. DePouw.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII

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I second that endorsement. Bob, I've got your back with anything you need.
chopinalex
5 sportcards salute to you!!
edgerrin32
Sorry to here Richard. Though I don't get on here a lot anymore, I do miss how it used to be on here and you was a part of that. Thanks for making times on here a little funner. I hope that you will still come around and maybe slowly this site will make a big come back and it will encourage you to refill your meds you need to come back to full you. laugh.gif


Collect hard friend!!!

-Jason notworthy.gif
bigalexx
Woah! It was a pleasure meeting you and others at the NSCC a few years back! Thank you for your service Richard!
RGBII
The pleasure was mine.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
aceecards
This site..

Please refer to my thread in hobby talk!

and the title is in caps!
dd316
Richard, you are THE MAN no matter what you decide. This toot's for you! - toot.gif
Beavers98
Thanks!! You'll be missed!!
rotorob
Richard -
You will be missed. I ran into you at another site and the ONLY reason I joined here was your invitation.

If you get a chance drop me a PM with your current address. I've got a few things stockpiled for you.

Best regards!
SinatraKing
Richard
You did a fabulous job, sad to see you resign. Hope to read and see many posts from you in the future. Even though I rarely post anything anymore, I do lurk from time to time.

Brandon
booth9919
QUOTE(SinatraKing @ May 2 2013, 02:46 PM)
Richard
    You did a fabulous job, sad to see you resign.  Hope to read and see many posts from you in the future.  Even though I rarely post anything anymore, I do lurk from time to time.

Brandon
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He's alive!!!!! Hope all I'd well with you and the rest of the family.
2000 rushing yards
Happy retirement to you Richard! Sad to see you leave this site. I am not longer active, but I know how much you meant to this site.
RGBII
Thanks to all for your kind words.

It was my pleasure to share this wonderful site with each and
every one of you. I cherish the relationships that Trading Card Central
created and nurtured.

I'll continue to stop by and post when I have something of import
to rant about. laugh.gif

Thanks again & Collect Hard!,
RGBII
droubaysports
A little something for Richard.. revel in it smile.gif
Everlast/Santana Put your lights on
RGBII
QUOTE(droubaysports @ May 8 2013, 12:46 AM)
A little something for Richard.. revel in it smile.gif
Everlast/Santana Put your lights on
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Wow, well done, my friend.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
msw_sportscards
Well that just stinks! Friggin jerk.
RGBII
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ May 9 2013, 01:25 PM)
Well that just stinks! Friggin jerk.
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?

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
msw_sportscards
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ May 9 2013, 12:25 PM)
Well that just stinks! Friggin jerk.
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To clarify:

Nobody on this site deserves a little rest and relaxation more than you. I've been disenchanted with TCC for quite a while now- to the point that my enjoyment of the hobby has suffered. I'm not a big fan of the other sites because they don't have the same type of community that TCC once enjoyed. You were/are a big part of what makes this site great.

The reason I didn't put this in the first post is because everyone was talking so sweet about you that it almost made me sick. At one point, I uttered out loud "Geez, it's not like he's dyin." You're not are you?
aceecards
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ May 9 2013, 12:46 PM)
To clarify:

Nobody on this site deserves a little rest and relaxation more than you. I've been disenchanted with TCC for quite a while now- to the point that my enjoyment of the hobby has suffered. I'm not a big fan of the other sites because they don't have the same type of community that TCC once enjoyed. You were/are a big part of what makes this site great.

The reason I didn't put this in the first post is because everyone was talking so sweet about you that it almost made me sick. At one point, I uttered out loud "Geez, it's not like he's dyin." You're not are you?
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Amen i say and bully for you!

Richard , put yourself back on the CZT!

NOW you liberal swine!
RGBII
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ May 9 2013, 01:46 PM)
To clarify:

Nobody on this site deserves a little rest and relaxation more than you. I've been disenchanted with TCC for quite a while now- to the point that my enjoyment of the hobby has suffered. I'm not a big fan of the other sites because they don't have the same type of community that TCC once enjoyed. You were/are a big part of what makes this site great.

The reason I didn't put this in the first post is because everyone was talking so sweet about you that it almost made me sick. At one point, I uttered out loud "Geez, it's not like he's dyin." You're not are you?
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Well, thank you for the robust giggles. laugh.gif

You're right, it was getting a bit saccharin in here. I think
that I almost lost a tooth or two.

No, I am not terminal, just highly medicated.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII


RGBII
QUOTE(aceecards @ May 9 2013, 01:54 PM)
Amen i say and bully for you!

Richard , put yourself back on the CZT!

NOW you liberal swine!
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Liberal should be capitalized. laugh.gif

I think you may want to run that by the lawyers, Team Members
and enforcement personnel that are lurking.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
aceecards
QUOTE(RGBII @ May 9 2013, 01:08 PM)
Liberal should be capitalized. laugh.gif

I think you may want to run that by the lawyers, Team Members
and enforcement personnel that are lurking.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII

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