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bob_TCC
What's some of the most useful information for collectors? Simple - checklists!

Until now, collectors found themselves searching across a number of web sites in order to track down trading card checklists. Some of this data is available free of charge while some sites only make this data available once you purchase other data such as price guides.

Well, this all just changed! Jim (jrlenox) and I are pleased to introduce OpenChecklist.com!

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So, what exactly is the purpose of OpenChecklist.com? It is a database and Internet-based tool for holding trading card checklist, want list and inventory data so that it can be shared with collectors around the globe.

Here's our mission statement:

"Our mission is to create and maintain a master database of up-to-date and accurate trading card data. To support this mission, we will develop industry standards for the communication and transfer of trading card and set data over the Internet. Using these standards, we will further develop and support the development of applications to support the hobby and trading card collectors.

To further encourage the collecting of trading cards, our commitment is to provide free access to the trading card database for all collectors and at all time."

Can you imagine the online collecting tools that would benefit from such a massive database of checklists? Well, we have! Here are some of the tools that are now available:

Checklist Browser/Search - provides the ability to browse and perform simple searches on data for all types of trading cards.

Collector Profile - allows a collector to register and list their personal collecting interests. Search for other collectors by region or area of interest.

Collector Want List - allows a collector to take any checklist item and add it to their "Want List" which appears on their main collector page and can be linked to from anywhere.

Collector Inventory - a simple inventory system that shows cards you have available to trade or sell.

In addition, initial versions of these tools are also available:

Automated Trade Manager - matches cards between the Want Lists and Inventory of all registered users.

Collector Feedback System - a "one-stop shop" to list your accounts and feedback with other online auction and trading sites so you can take your trading credibility with you. Linked with your Profile, Want List and Inventory and the Automated Trade Manager, this will quickly become the most powerful trading tool on the Internet.

OpenChecklist.com is a major project that has been planned and worked on throughout most of 2005. At this time, we are providing TCC Collector Zone members with a "sneak peak" prior to our official launch next month. We simply ask you to please visit the site, register and provide feedback.

If you're ready to see what this is all about, then please visit:

www.OpenChecklist.com

In addition, please be sure to check out our all-new OpenChecklist sub-forums including:

OpenChecklist - Home for OpenChecklist members.

Checklists - Discussion of all issues related to trading card checklists.

Tools and Services - Discussion of all tools and services powered by OpenChecklist.

Feedback and Suggestions - Provide feedback and make suggestions about OpenChecklist.

Have fun!

-Bob

Please note that we are currently working daily to update our extensive database of over 1.29 million trading cards. In fact, expect new checklists and functionality to be added throughout 2006. Also, look for future announcements about new TCC features that will be powered by OpenChecklist!
randallcards
Looks like it will be a nice addition wink.gif smile.gif
bob_TCC
QUOTE(randallcards @ Jan 4 2006, 01:31 PM)
Looks like it will be a nice addition wink.gif  smile.gif
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Thanks for registering! biggrin.gif

Click here to view your collector page. To add details to this page, simply login and then use the My Profile link in the top bar to enter additional data. wink.gif

-Bob
randallcards
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ Jan 4 2006, 01:39 PM)
Thanks for registering!    biggrin.gif 

Click here to view your collector page.  To add details to this page, simply login and then use the My Profile link in the top bar to enter additional data.   wink.gif

-Bob
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thanks ill have to edit it to provide some info wink.gif
dd316
Looks like a very helpful site!!!!!
Bondsaway
Bob has been sending me death threats as I have been waiting for the official announcement of this tidbit! EVERYONE take a look at this site you will love all the cool aspects Bob and Jim have worked so hard to bring to all of us! The staff here got the first sneak peek at this a couple of months ago and were blown away. I believe you all will be as well!!!

BIG THANKS TO BOB AND JIM FOR THINKING OF THE LITTLE GUYS (COLLECTORS) when they came up with this idea!
bob_TCC
QUOTE(dd316 @ Jan 4 2006, 03:08 PM)
Looks like a very helpful site!!!!!
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Thank you. wink.gif

Click here to see dd316's Collector Page.

I'll give everyone one guess as to what his one registered interest is. biggrin.gif

-Bob
bob_TCC
QUOTE(Bondsaway @ Jan 4 2006, 03:17 PM)
The staff here got the first sneak peek at this a couple of months ago and were blown away. I believe you all will be as well!!!

BIG THANKS TO BOB AND JIM FOR THINKING OF THE LITTLE GUYS (COLLECTORS) when they came up with this idea!
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Thanks, George! wink.gif

As collectors, we've built the tools for ourselves as well. biggrin.gif

By the way, with today's updates, the database now contains over 1,300,000 cards!

-Bob
Sheesh
Although I have my own software for tracking data, I want to say good luck and THANK YOU for providing this free information. The internet is a wonderful place thanks to altruistic folks like you.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(Sheesh @ Jan 5 2006, 12:46 AM)
Although I have my own software for tracking data, I want to say good luck and THANK YOU for providing this free information.  The internet is a wonderful place thanks to altruistic folks like you.
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Thank you for the kind words. wink.gif

In the future, we plan to make the database available to 3rd parties such as the software you're using. Someday, there will be a number of sites and applications that are "powered by" OpenChecklist.

-Bob
jrlenox
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ Jan 5 2006, 05:53 AM)
Thank you for the kind words.   wink.gif

In the future, we plan to make the database available to 3rd parties such as the software you're using.  Someday, there will be a number of sites and applications that are "powered by" OpenChecklist.

-Bob
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thats again and hang on ...

as bob says .. one day the software you will be using at home will be Intgrated with OpenChecklist and everyone else's software for their collections .. Imagine that !!
bob_TCC
We've already had over 20 collectors register for the site with 15 of those also creating their profile.

Once you register and create a profile though, please spend some time to register your interests, want lists and inventory. As more collectors define this data, we'll begin to see some of the real power provided by OpenChecklist! wink.gif

-Bob
bob_TCC
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ Jan 5 2006, 11:06 AM)
As more collectors define this data, we'll begin to see some of the real power provided by OpenChecklist!
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We're starting to see some Want List and Inventory pages take shape! In fact, a couple of collectors have already learned just how easy it is to find out whether someone needs cards in your Inventory or whether someone has cards on your Want List.

Give it a try. wink.gif

-Bob
bob_TCC
Word is spreading about OpenChecklist.com!

Ryan Cracknell of Trader Crack's had this and more to say in a recent blog entry:

"So check it out and never look back. Without hyperbole, this is instantly one of the most important websites for the hobby."

Click here to read his full entry.

-Bob
Bondsaway
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ Jan 6 2006, 11:05 AM)
Word is spreading about OpenChecklist.com!

Ryan Cracknell of Trader Crack's had this and more to say in a recent blog entry:

"So check it out and never look back. Without hyperbole, this is instantly one of the most important websites for the hobby."

Click here to read his full entry.

-Bob
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Hey bob I threw in a tidbit about TCC as well. Like the song goes "start spreading the news"
19th Century Indiana Jones
Hey... Deltha O'Neal isn't listed..... sad.gif
Bondsaway
Hey there is no listing for MEAN Joe Greene!? But theres one for Jack Ham?
bob_TCC
You're likely to find missing data at the moment, especially once you venture away from baseball. However, Jim is spending alot of time this month adding data. biggrin.gif

Hard to believe that over 1.3 million cards is just the beginning, but it is. wink.gif

-Bob
KHarmon
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ Jan 6 2006, 12:34 PM)
You're likely to find missing data at the moment, especially once you venture away from baseball.  However, Jim is spending alot of time this month adding data.   biggrin.gif

Hard to believe that over 1.3 million cards is just the beginning, but it is.   wink.gif

-Bob
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Yeah....you're probably talking about a 15 to 20 million card data base by the time it's all said and done....and people will still be finding holes!!!!! unsure.gif
aceecards
There will be holes for a long time... some listings today are wrong or not in their entirety...
aceecards
hey...

This is a Joke..!!!


I went to add these UD Portraits Basketball and guess what ....


They werent there.... tongue.gif laugh.gif

Again...this is a joke....

since I havent even see a checklist from UD yet... laugh.gif
bob_TCC
Just a reminder to check out OpenChecklist.com and join over 30 other collectors who are getting the first look at a site that will change the way collectors use the Internet.

At this moment, OpenChecklist has data on:

24451 sets
1316811 cards
33530 players/characters
537 brands
132 manufacturers
138 teams
44 subjects
31 collectors

We've also completed a number of updates based on the early feedback and welcome additional feedback. wink.gif

Once you register, be sure to login and then use the My Profile link in the top bar to view and create your profile. Once your profile is created, you'll be able to begin defining your Interests, Want Lists and Inventory!

-Bob
jrlenox
QUOTE(aceecards @ Jan 6 2006, 08:34 PM)
I went to add these UD Portraits Basketball and guess what ....


They werent there.... tongue.gif laugh.gif

Again...this is a joke....
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yaah .. after catching up on the backlog (a few months worth of work)

.. there will always be the collector that want's a checklist for tomorrow's set yesterday ... and we'll have to live with it. (or just send out a hit squad to get these collectors tongue.gif )

we will hopefully be in a good position to at least attempt it .. but hey .. if the product hasn't shiped and the company hasn't given an advanced release of the checklist .. it becomes beg, borrow and steal time - fun when we get to that point. Stay tuned.
snowblink
A good tool. Not to be a detractor, but presently it misses the same information 95% of checklists do - what team the player is pictured with.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(snowblink @ Jan 9 2006, 05:38 PM)
A good tool. Not to be a detractor, but presently it misses the same information 95% of checklists do - what team the player is pictured with.
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Understood. Although, that's only a data issue at the moment - not a limitation of the database/system. Click here to see an example page where you'll see that every card can have a Player/Character and Team tied to it. wink.gif

It's coming! biggrin.gif

-Bob
meuandthelot
QUOTE
Understood. Although, that's only a data issue at the moment - not a limitation of the database/system. Click here to see an example page where you'll see that every card can have a Player/Character and Team tied to it. wink.gif

It's coming


VERY NICE!! That will help alot when a person has Current players for team X, or player X only in team x's Uni...Awesome!
bob_TCC
QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Jan 6 2006, 12:51 PM)
Hey... Deltha O'Neal isn't listed.....  sad.gif
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He's there now. wink.gif

-Bob
bob_TCC
QUOTE(Bondsaway @ Jan 6 2006, 01:32 PM)
Hey there is no listing for MEAN Joe Greene!? But theres one for Jack Ham?
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He's there now as well. wink.gif

-Bob
bob_TCC
Just a reminder to join 45 other collectors who have already registered on OpenChecklist.com.

At this moment, OpenChecklist has data on:

24452 sets
1316871 cards
36213 players/characters
537 brands
132 manufacturers
266 teams
44 subjects
45 collectors

-Bob
jaderock
Bob - your going to beat all the other forums in what this site has to offer. Awesome add ons.

Great start on OpenChecklist - will you guys ever provide Book values?!?
CodyJohnson117
But... I don't see any Price on it. I was looking almost every different card and there is the word "n/a" of the price for the cards! I think ya'll still working on it. OH Well, sound fine. Keep Working! HaHa..

Cody J.

EDIT ~ Yeah Book Value, that's what it called... Yeah, sorry, lol.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(jaderock @ Jan 15 2006, 01:32 AM)
Bob - your going to beat all the other forums in what this site has to offer.  Awesome add ons.
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Thanks for the feedback. OpenChecklist is going to be a very powerful tool as we continue to develop it and add data. However, you can already begin to understand the new way that trading will be done! Most collectors will prefer to let the software find cards for them rather than spend hours and hours sifting through web sites looking for cards. wink.gif

QUOTE(jaderock @ Jan 15 2006, 01:32 AM)
I can't figure out how to do the wanlist and stuff.
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To add items to your Interests, Want List or Inventory, simply go to those items by either browsing or searching. Then, you'll find options to add those items. For example, you can use the Update link in the My Interest area or you can use the checkboxes and the Add button for cards within a set.

-Bob
CodyJohnson117
Oh Yeah, That's sound awesome. By the way, I just heard from Beckett Newsletter that they now got the pricing value book for 2005 Leaf Rookies & Stars! And I can't wait what is it. I have one True Green and wanna to know how much it worth, Probably closer to 10 buck as I guess. Its Curtis Martin Serial #004/200 !!

Cody J.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(jaderock @ Jan 15 2006, 01:32 AM)
will you guys ever provide Book values?!?
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Future plans include reporting of an actual sales value based on realized prices from any sales that were powered by OpenChecklist data. wink.gif

-Bob
bob_TCC
QUOTE(CodyJohnson117 @ Jan 15 2006, 01:43 AM)
By the way, I just heard from Beckett Newsletter that they now got the pricing value book for 2005 Leaf Rookies & Stars! And I can't wait what is it.
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That pricing is only through their NRP program which is an extra $4.99 just for that product. mad.gif

It will likely still be several weeks before pricing for this product is included in the OPG. wink.gif

-Bob
CodyJohnson117
Yeah, I wonder why? I guess they were trying to make money, money, and money for something, something, and something. Or that's because they work hard to find the price for it and they need earn something and they put 4.99 for it. Its not bad though. Once when I get turn 18, I'll probably subscribe it though. With Credit Card? Why not Money Order.... How Ridiclous.

Cody J.
jaderock
Bob,

I submitted a pic for a Jerry Rice redemption piece and seriously wouldn't mind loaning all of my Brunell pics if needed. However, can you guys put a "property of OpenChecklist" or "TCC.com" over the pics -- I would just hate it for thieves/scammers steal pics and then auction off stuff they don't have. Let me know
CodyJohnson117
Well... Why? I sometimes save the picture as something and put my photo manager because it remind me of something. I don't put those to sell, I promise. LoL... Anyway, I only copied one picture and its pretty cool and I put my picture folder too. To Remind me something. Well, if you lock that picture, i'll be a little disappiotment! Anyway, that's sound fine though. OKay, i'll let ya'll go, sorry, lol.

Cody J.
jrlenox
QUOTE(jaderock @ Jan 15 2006, 09:44 AM)
I submitted a pic for a Jerry Rice redemption piece and seriously wouldn't mind loaning all of my Brunell pics if needed. However, can you guys put a "property of OpenChecklist" or "TCC.com" over the pics -- I would just hate it for thieves/scammers steal pics and then auction off stuff they don't have. Let me know
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I'm working out ways for OpenChecklist to host images .. wither

1) Collectors Scan in cards from their collection - and if OpenChecklist doesn't have a version yet, allow Openchecklist to use theirs.
2) have a central hosted collection of images (researched, purchased, and home scanned)...

with the images .. the images of cards are the rights of the card company, players associations, etc so they won't be ownership issues. Images for the site are just for reference ..

.. the effort to get a good scan of your card in is another story .. and that's what I think you are mentioning. Also the potential of an Ebay scam artist to set up an auction with cards that you scanned . ... you can't do much about that.

If you scan it and put it on line somewhere .. its almost open season. Not only for the small time collector or the Ebay scanner .. Companies like Google, Alexa (owned by amazon.com), MSN (Microsoft) have rooms full of servers scanning the Internet and taking a copy of every picture.

some ways to get around it is a "watermark" in an image .. some sightly visible text or a blurb across is saying "scanned for OpenChecklist.com" which is hard to remove .. but probably easy if you know how.

Its a tricky issue ...
jrlenox
QUOTE(CodyJohnson117 @ Jan 15 2006, 06:35 AM)
But... I don't see any Price on it. I was looking almost every different card and there is the word "n/a" of the price for the cards! I think ya'll still working on it. OH Well, sound fine. Keep Working! HaHa..

Cody J.

EDIT ~ Yeah Book Value, that's what it called... Yeah, sorry, lol.
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the "n/a" was just because you weren't logged it .. those sections will allow you to add the card to your inventory and checklist if you were ..

going back to the "missing prices" ...

this is a big culture change in the trading card industry. people want to instanly see a checklist with something called a "book value" next to it.

you can get a "price" on most things in OpenChecklist and look at the current calue.

for every card or set, there is an "ebay" link .. which will do a instant search of ebay and bring the results back to OpenChecklist. If someone else is listing the Item, you can see how much buyers on Ebay are bidding for it. that way .. if you were planning to list yours .. that is how mch you should expect to get.

and we're thinking of more integrations to draw in prices based on the current market/supply and demand.

Instead just a made up and published "book" value .. of which ones created by the major suppliers (e.g. Beckett) seem over inflated, out of touch with reality and slow to respond to changing markets.

hope that helps and stick with us ..
CodyJohnson117
Ah, Yeah, Thanks A Lot. I might join with ya'll then. Thanks for letting me know! Dang, that was pretty smart, haha.

Cody J.
bob_TCC
Just a reminder to join 58 other collectors who have already registered on OpenChecklist.com.

At this moment, OpenChecklist has data on:

24547 sets
1318393 cards
36213 players/characters
537 brands
132 manufacturers
266 teams
44 subjects
58 collectors

As you can see, additional sets and cards have been added recently and additional changes are happening almost every day.

Check it out and keep the feedback coming! wink.gif

-Bob
CodyJohnson117
There is still a problem... I try to search 2002 Playoff and there aren't any of them... What's happening still? Still working on database or something?

Cody J.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(CodyJohnson117 @ Jan 17 2006, 04:43 PM)
I try to search 2002 Playoff and there aren't any of them... What's happening still? Still working on database or something?
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You're going to find missing data for awhile, but Jim is working hard to add new cards daily. wink.gif

We expect to add a large number of cards during the next 4-6 weeks! biggrin.gif

-Bob
CodyJohnson117
Oh Sweet, it probably would be ready by end of the February Then! That's sound cool. Take time and no rushing, Jim... If you rush, you could mess up. Anyway, Thanks for information, Bob the boss.

Cody J.
proGr@m217
good tool. if i get my computer back, i'll DL it.

that's IF i get it back. lol

friggin' big if. D
bob_TCC
QUOTE(proGr@m217 @ Jan 18 2006, 05:41 AM)
good tool. if i get my computer back, i'll DL it.
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The tools are online. There's nothing that needs downloaded. wink.gif

-Bob
bob_TCC
Just a reminder to join 70 other collectors who have already registered on OpenChecklist.com.

At this moment, OpenChecklist has data on:

25835 sets
1373603 cards
36213 players/characters
564 brands
132 manufacturers
266 teams
46 subjects
70 collectors

As you can see, additional subjects, brands, sets and cards have been added recently including over 1275 sets and over 55,000 cards! Plus, additional changes are happening almost every day.

Check it out and keep the feedback coming!

-Bob
bob_TCC
As an update, OpenChecklist now has data on:

26756 sets
1426838 cards
36213 players/characters
581 brands
132 manufacturers
266 teams
46 subjects
79 collectors

As you can see, additional brands, sets and cards have been added recently including over 920 sets and over 53,000 cards! Plus, additional changes are happening almost every day.

Check it out and keep the feedback coming!

-Bob
bob_TCC
I just wanted to mention that OpenChecklist.com has reached an important milestone as we now have over 100 collectors who have joined and are helping to provide valuable feedback during this important time. Thanks to all of you who have already joined. wink.gif

If you haven't stopped by yet, please take a few minutes to see this great new resource for collectors.

-Bob
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