(07-25-2011 02:06 PM)_ZENAS_ Wrote: Yes, but we don't live back then. Now we have lived in decade after decade of specialized card collecting where we can buy a baseball product and know we are getting only baseball.
Now I don't care if someone wants to collect A&G, because that is their choice, and it doesn't bother me that this set exists either, even though it isn't my cup of tea. But using the comeback that you should be glad you weren't around 125 years ago is tenuous at best. If we were around 125 years ago our collecting choices would be determined by what we knew and the culture of the time. The fact is, we DON'T live 125 years ago and our collecting preferences rightfully reflect that fact.
(07-25-2011 02:08 PM)bustin 5 knots Wrote: I think it's not really something to argue about
(07-24-2011 11:12 PM)LARSON83 Wrote: I am not a pack searcher. I am a father of 4 and work full-time, so I do not have the time to sit and search cards. I enjoy collecting cards and have passed my love of the hobby on to my 2 boys. Every once in awhile I will purchase a lot of hot packs from someone I met in the community.
What kind of justification is that? You don't have the time to pack search so you basically pay or reward someone else for doing it?
I don't have time to waste my time stealing stuff from people's houses. I just buy it on the cheap from the local crackheads to resell on Ebay. But don't worry I hardly make any money doing it. I just get lucky every once in a while.
(07-25-2011 02:32 PM)_ZENAS_ Wrote: Absouletely agreed. I was just mentioning it because I have seen someone post that in EVERY thread someone says they like "baseball only" products. It's been getting old.
(07-26-2011 01:19 AM)cincycap83 Wrote: Everybody's gotta jump on the hot pack sellers like they are inhuman shreds of animal feces, while probably most of you have either purchased hot packs and/or searched yourself in one form or another.
(07-26-2011 01:19 AM)cincycap83 Wrote: I try to bite my tounge but its hard to do. So what if the guy is a pack searcher. I really doubt that the hair card was found by searching a retail pack from wal-mart....and if it was, I'm glad it went to this guy and not some kid that would stick it in his bicycle spokes.