Posts tagged collecting
When people ask “Why do you collect?” many of us would probably simply say, “well, because it’s fun.” But there’s always something behind why we find it enjoyable.
The origins of collecting go way back. Humans have a deeply ingrained need to hoard things that will help us survive the next winter or natural disaster, or surround ourselves with items we find important to us. Some player collectors are like the Biblical Noah, collecting one of each type or ‘species’ of card. Others collect many of a smaller number of types. Still others collect many of More >
Ever had one of those weeks where you realize you’re trying too hard get a trade done? Yeah me too. After some time away from the hobby, I was eager to again experience the rush that comes from making two collections better all at once.
My last trade left only good memories since it was two friends helping each other out with their PCs, netting me this card:
A modest card to most but significant because it’s my first multicolor jersey swatch of Martin St. Louis.
But instead of finding my stride, I spent the better part of my return trying to More >
By Michael Reuben aka mreuben
Ever since I returned to the hobby in full force a few years ago, I’ve been reading blog after blog all proposing different ideas which would bring flocks of people to the hobby. More high-end products. More low-end products. Make it easier for set-builders. Make it more exciting for white-whale chasers. For prospectors. For kids. Of course, all of these proposals are worthwhile and needed for any good industry. As someone who is back fully into the hobby I say we don’t need to go out there and expect to find the magic bullet that will More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888Goodbye my precious…
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece titled: “A Big Business” the premise was simple; it seems to me like the hobby has changed from what I remembered from the days of my youth. No longer are card collectors looking to simply collect base sets, no now, we are chasing the game-used cards, the autographs and the short printed rookies. Not only are we starved for those goodies but for many of us, it’s not even about adding them to our collection to improve it no… What many want to do More >
By puckstopper31 aka Bryan Kadlec
With all the fuss about social networking in the new age of technology, one must look through all of its uses in order to fully understand it. Yes, as individuals, we use it to tell our friends and family what we are up to at any given time, and even to post pictures of what we are doing. But now, with the opportunities for fan pages and groups, companies are arriving on the scene to show their wares and get in closer touch with their customers than they really ever could have before the internet and More >
By Scott Kozlowski aka scottkoz20
When I first started collecting baseball cards as a kid back in the 1980s, it was because it was fun and my friends were collecting. We were able to go to the store, buy Topps baseball cards for 35 or 40 cents a pack, open the packs and brag about what players we got in them. My dad was OK with me collecting cards because he viewed sport cards as something that could increase in value over time. After all, he grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. During this time, kids bought packs of baseball More >