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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

No intro, just questions … 20 Questions.

1. Do you consider yourself superstitious when it comes to collecting?

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2. Which of these niches do you collect? (pick all that apply)

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See the rest of the questions … after the jump.

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3. What would you rather pull first for your favorite player?

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4. Your choice: 1950s Topps or Bowman baseball cards?

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5. You have a clean 1976 Topps pack in front of you. What do you do?

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6. Which of these products from the 2000s do you feel is most important?

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7. Which autograph would you want most?

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8. Your least-favorite type of autograph is ...

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9. On a scale of 1 (weakest) to 5 (strongest), how interested are you in memorabilia cards?

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10. Do you have a hobby shop in your town?

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11. Which of these boxes would you rip first?

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12. Who's the best player to wear No. 5?

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13. If you could do one of these things, which one would it be?

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14. Which of these pitchers would you buy cards of first?

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15. Do you like diecut cards?

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16. Does the packaging of a wax box, the presentation, mean much to you?

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17. When did you start collecting cards?

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18. Which item would you want to see most?

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19. On a scale of 1 (none) to 5 (most), how much FUN are you having with your hobby?

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20. How many 1/1 cards have you pulled from packs?

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Have anything else to add? Do it in the comments below.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

 

 

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15 comments

  1. Joe 23 October, 2013 at 16:25

    Fun questions. Small suggestion please have a none of the above for some questions like the pitcher questions as I wouldnt collect any of them so a NOTA slot should be there otherwise I have to skip the question.

  2. Brian Blankenburg 23 October, 2013 at 20:22

    I wish on the pulling 1/1 question, why did you go from 0 to 5-10. I’ve only pulled 1. I think if people can jump up to 5, I’m getting screwed on the 1 of 1’s. :-)

  3. Matt 23 October, 2013 at 20:33

    I was never superstitious with cards before, but a few months ago the Twins traded my favorite player Justin Morneau the day after I threw away a base card of him that I had accidentally cut the bottom off of while opening a package. Not sure what to think anymore…

  4. Nick 24 October, 2013 at 08:14

    Have cards featuring a player’s street clothes actually been discussed? I think that sounds like a horrible idea. I’m trying to imagine Derek Jeter donating his jeans to a card company.

    And yes, a couple of questions I had to skip due to lack of “None of the above” or an option that didn’t pertain to me. Ironically, I pulled my first 1-of-1 yesterday. I’d imagine you’re missing a pretty significant portion without that 1-4 range.

  5. Richard 24 October, 2013 at 14:17

    I’d like to see more ‘street clothes’ cards. At least we could trust that the materials were actually worn!

  6. Jason K 24 October, 2013 at 16:14

    Best 20 questions in awhile (since all I collect is baseball, I have to skip alot of questions usually). I agree about the “None Of The Above” and needing something between 0 and 5 on the 1/1 question. I’ve pulled One 1/1 (from a 99 cent discount pack, no less), but answered zero because it was the closest to being the correct answer for me.

    Nick, there were some Mantle cards released by Topps with their factory sets that included pieces of his street clothes. I believe that is an actual scan of one of those cards above. I agree, it was a silly idea. However, it is no worse than having a nondescript piece of wood in a Babe Ruth card and not knowing if it came from a bat, a stadium seat, a dugout bench, or what.

  7. Robert Braxton 24 October, 2013 at 19:01

    You forgot the answer ‘1 to 4’ on the How many 1/1’s have you pulled? question.

    Also, BROOKS ROBINSON is the best player to ever have worn the number 5! :)

  8. chrisolds 24 October, 2013 at 20:19

    As for the street clothes question, see the image with that one.

    The press plates quantity omission has been fixed.

  9. MICHAEL RUNYON 25 October, 2013 at 15:22

    I enjoyed this. I became superstitious i guess when dale jr canned shane huffman early in the season. That left only 25 total autographs made of him ever. Making picking them up extremely hard. Now i have to get the new ones immediatley because of fear it happens again

  10. Lucas 27 October, 2013 at 18:39

    Matt, why do you cut your packs open in the first place??? C’mon now, that’s 5 yr. old stuff.

  11. David Zook 11 July, 2018 at 11:10

    I have a 1991 Lawrence Taylor proline portrait autographed card from a pack back in 1991 bought in Florida. There is no number on the back and the front of the card is of Lawrence Taylor and the top half is a pink color. Is this an error card and is there any value to it?

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