Thread: The Future of the Hobby
01-10-2013, 02:30 PM #21
01-12-2013, 05:38 AM #22
Why do companies produce more mid and high-end than low end? Because that is where the market is. If the market was for low end, and mid to high end didn't sell, that is what card companies would produce. The reason why card companies moved away from a lot of low-end to mid and high end is because the low end market was dead.
Moving to low-end WOULD spell the end for the hobby. The hobby didn't drive kids away because of high-end, the hobby turned from a kids hobby to an adult hobby with high end because kids didn't collect any more."President Barack Obama, they warn, is a socialist. The critics cry, "Obamacare is socialism!" They falsely equate Western European-style socialism, & its government provision of social insurance & health care, with Marxist-Leninist totalitarianism. It offends me, & cheapens the experience of millions who lived, & continue to live, under brutal forms of socialism." - Milos Forman
01-12-2013, 07:23 PM #23
Kids don't want low end. Does anybody remember being a kid? Did you want the kids stuff that was cheap or were you in awe of the awesome stuff that adults were buying? Yeah everyone wanted the awesome stuff so you would save up months worth of allowance to buy it.Trade Bucket: Hidden Content
01-14-2013, 08:49 PM #24
01-14-2013, 09:24 PM #25
New brand of QBs starting to take over the league. Already have the likes of Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, RG3 & Colin Kaepernick, and players like Geno Smith & Teddy Bridgewater entering the league soon too...Players like Joe Flacco & Matt Ryan might wanna try and win the super bowl now, as their window is closing IMO..
01-14-2013, 09:24 PM #26
Forgot to include these dual threat qbs hold the most future value IMO...They're like Vick but are much better passers. Unlike him, they are QB first.
01-15-2013, 12:25 AM #27
The fact that Jamal Lewis Contenders sell for $10 on EBay and Edgerrin JAmes SPAs sell for $10 to $15 just tells me that people are more into hype than actual production. I buy all the Lewis I can get at $10 and all the James I can get at $8-$10. Same with Curtis Martin and Terrell Davis. Bowmans Best Martins for $3 and Certified Davis' for $2...those are steals. I'll also take all the Topps Chrome Torry Holts I can get for $2 or $3 bucks.
When people say kids can't afford to collect, there are a bunch of cards listed above all of future HOF'ers that would cost far less that the next Halo release.....this is still a great hobby for kids, maybe better than it's ever been if you look at everything with the exception of wax.Shoot me an email and I will forward you an excel spreadsheet of all the stuff I am looking to buy!
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01-15-2013, 09:57 AM #28
2004 also had Rivers in that class.
01-15-2013, 12:27 PM #29
01-15-2013, 12:27 PM #30
I think most RBs enter the league as either average or good, and eventually the best ones manage to land in "great" territory, but even that isn't very exclusive. I would call Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, Jamaal Charles, etc. the current crop of great RBs without question. Elite, however, is reserved for a rare few, the people who enter the league and are already "great" on day 1, and after a few seasons have set themselves apart as being cut from a different cloth. AP is the only back currently playing that I consider Elite. Everyone else is just great, in comparison. If AP never played another down, I feel his legacy as an elite RB and phenomenal talent is cemented. He will be remembered by all football fans, and by Vikings fans for a loooooong time.
I may be crazy, but from watching Richardson play this year, I think he has a chance to seperate himself as Elite. Just a hunch. I usually refrain from predicting player success, especially RBs, but I love the way that guys runs. He has the instincts, the power, the drive, and his legs are the size of tree trunks. I'm very excited for his second season, hopefully the Browns get him some help and Weeden isn't a colossal flop.