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no more pre 2001 pricing in baseball Beckett
06-01-2014, 10:48 AM
Post: #21
RE: no more pre 2001 pricing in baseball Beckett
(05-27-2014 05:56 PM)Midwestconnection Wrote:  just a cheap tactic to influence people to pay for the org, typical

Or a way to save boatloads of money and pass these savings on through quality or quantity to the consumer. How often to people pick up the magazine to check prices from decades ago? Better, yet: After picking it up and getting their answers, how many still buy the magazine anyway?

I look for career Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Fire, Red Stars, and Sky players in their respective Halls of Fame. Add to that list some personal favorite lifers from past and present rosters, and everything else in my collection is up for trade.
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06-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Post: #22
RE: no more pre 2001 pricing in baseball Beckett
(05-29-2014 07:43 PM)chrisolds Wrote:  The pricing from 1948-80 will return for the next issue. We're continuing to make adjustments to the offerings in the magazine during this, as said in the issue, experimental period.

Those of you who have seen the issue will hopefully have read the reasoning for the move on Page 2 of the magazine. There also are twice as many color pages, 19 more pages for more stories and more photos. In addition, the change is to help ensure that price guide fonts can be slightly larger and more readable while also maintaining a $9.99 price.

In issue No. 101 -- and all upcoming magazines -- we will be upgrading to better, brighter (white) paper in addition to the changes already made.

All of this is an effort to satisfy different groups of collectors with different wants. Many have told us they want more to read -- i.e. more of a magazine -- meanwhile some things simply do not change in price regularly.

Between magazines, annual books and online offerings, we're trying to cater to everyone while also trying to expand the things that we feel will entice more people to pick up the magazine in different locations.

Truth be told, you could cut a lot out of the price guide by making more "star" categories...commons, minor stars, semistars, stars, super stars and megastars...in the back of the magazine you have a listing for unlisted stars...just make the page bigger with more players on it. As far as more articles in the monthly magazine, I don't need them...we have this website for that.
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06-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Post: #23
RE: no more pre 2001 pricing in baseball Beckett
(05-29-2014 07:43 PM)chrisolds Wrote:  The pricing from 1948-2000 will return for the next issue. We're continuing to make adjustments to the offerings in the magazine during this, as said in the issue, experimental period.

Those of you who have seen the issue will hopefully have read the reasoning for the move on Page 2 of the magazine. There also are twice as many color pages, 19 more pages for more stories and more photos. In addition, the change is to help ensure that price guide fonts can be slightly larger and more readable while also maintaining a $9.99 price.

In issue No. 101 -- and all upcoming magazines -- we will be upgrading to better, brighter (white) paper in addition to the changes already made.

All of this is an effort to satisfy different groups of collectors with different wants. Many have told us they want more to read -- i.e. more of a magazine -- meanwhile some things simply do not change in price regularly.

Between magazines, annual books and online offerings, we're trying to cater to everyone while also trying to expand the things that we feel will entice more people to pick up the magazine in different locations.

Chris Olds
Editor, Beckett Media

colds@beckett.com
Twitter @chrisolds2009
beckett.com/news

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06-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Post: #24
RE: no more pre 2001 pricing in baseball Beckett
Beckett does need to move with the times and I doubt we will soon see monthly issues, but more likely it will be just down to the yearly issue and most stuff will be online. It is cheaper and everyone else is doing it and that will be the best way to stay in business.

I am into collecting Charles Barkley, Steve Nash and Jason Kidd. I alos will collect Goldy.
Right now most cards are not in the trade section, but in my org, so look there first to see what I have and then PM me an offer and if accepted I will move it to the trade section, ready to be traded.
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06-07-2014, 12:38 PM
Post: #25
RE: no more pre 2001 pricing in baseball Beckett
They can do away with the pre-2001 in the magazine if there are gonna be more stories & color pages/pictures like I remember from the late 80s-early 90s Beckett. Please don't do away with the pricing of the older cards in the OPG as that will always be needed & appreciated.

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