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(01-19-2012 06:39 AM)alstott9adams Wrote: My 5 year old told me to tell u to come pursches his collection valued at over $500 k he will take 100k and he will leave the hobby IDIOT!
When u go to retire and sell ur stuff some KID is going to be buying it so I guess ur cards will be in ur grave ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
(01-19-2012 07:46 AM)the great 48 Wrote: I dont think he understands... Quit beating around the bush and tell him how you really feel
(01-19-2012 10:53 AM)jplarson Wrote: I remember when I was a kid, maybe 11-12, my lcs on the northside of Chicago had a quarter machine where you'd get a random card that was between two pieces of cardboard. A few "hits" in the machine included some big named rookies from 89 score football, 90 leaf baseball, etc. I'd always have a quarter or two left over from buying a few packs and save it for the machine.
When I got my Jerry Rice RC, I ran all the way hope. I couldn't believe my luck. I still have the card to this day. It graded out a BGS 7 years ago. One of my most cherished cards.
(01-19-2012 08:43 AM)cody_allen Wrote: I'm only 25 and I started when I was about 5. I mean, I got my Mickey mantle auto when I was 6 and still have it in mint condition.
(01-20-2012 12:59 AM)Sajman01 Wrote: where as I pulled a silver ink Andy Dalton patch auto out of Gold Standard and was pissed I didn't get my money back.
(01-20-2012 04:49 AM)joe callahan13 Wrote: I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but this is what's wrong with the hobby today, not kids pulling nice stuff out of retail.
(01-20-2012 06:08 AM)arod1973 Wrote: First of all the OP has pulled some sick cards so shouldn't be complaining at all about retail..lol
I started this as a kid and since costs are so high now for a pack of cards, I am glad retail is out there for kids to buy and why would I care if a kid pulls a great card as opposed to some guy who can blow hundreds of dollars and just buy the auto if that's all he cared about...
These kids are the future of this hobby that is already starting to die out if you ask me so if putting some good hits in retail helps keep it going and exposes it to a new generation, i am all for it..