`
 (Toll Free)

Weekend Wonder: The Looming Lockout

It’s been a good while since we prompted the hobby audience with a Weekend Wonder to pontificate. It’s also been a good while since the NFL Lockout started baffling football fans, collectors and casual spectators.

The prompt to ponder (and actually respond to) this weekend is of course the lockout and its impact (potential or real) on the hobby.

Here are a few questions to get the ball rolling:

  1. Will the lockout affect the way you collect or how much product you buy this season?
  2. Will the lockout help or hurt the rookies in the hobby?
  3. What are your concerns about the lockout?
  4. Will you focus more on college football collectibles/cards if the lockout continues?

And … go!

4 Comments

Linard Cherry

It will affect my card buy and collecting. I hope to buy more and stock up on rookie cards(will they still be concidered rookie cards if they don’t play in their rookie season?). At least the prices should remain stable for the year.

I think it will hurt the rookies. They need all the playing time they can get. Simulated games and practice isn’t enough to help rookies get experience.

With the lockout, it will be a very boring winter.

I love collecting, I will continue to collect whatever card companies put out. If it is college or Pro, I will buy.

Posted June 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Permalink
Michael Fergus

I pretty much need my fix, so I will still buy. Although I am just a base card collector, it doesn’t really hurt my wallet to begin with, so even if there is no season this year, lets hope that the 2011 season does exist, I will still collect. I need my Christian Ponder RC’s!

Posted June 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
DAVE M.

I will not buy any cards but Topps Chrome this year if there is no season. It’s hard to pay premium prices for guys that might not play for a year or two. I think it will hurt the football card hobby, because I for one don’t buy cards unless I can see the players playing, you almost forget they exist. I think it has already had an impact on the hobby, cards like Cam Newton’s Exquisite are falling fast, I’ve even noticed that people that do box breaks are having hard times filling even the best spots. I think it’s time for me to start collecting baseball again and drop football like football has dropped us!

Posted June 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink
Justin Perry

I might be strange, but if there’s no season, I’m done with the NFL all together. I collect the 4 major sports, but if there’s no NFL season I will not watch another NFL game, I will not buy any more of their merch, etc. I know it might seem extreme, but with the amount of money (while to them it is a trickle in the bucket) that I have spent on tickets, team merchandise, etc I have put forth, I expect more. I will still be collecting the other sports, but for the NFL, I will be done. Hello CFL! :P

Posted June 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*