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04-09-2013, 06:18 PM #11
Stick with it if it's something you and your son enjoy doing. My youngest daughter has gotten into card collecting and i must say it has engerized my interest in collecting alot. No card shops near by me either so we open alot of retail packs/blaster boxes but we like to set build so it's all good. Just the enjoyment on her face when she see's an Angels card is enough for me. We all would like to have the high dollar cards i'm sure but i know our budget doesn't allow for it probably like alot of other traders doesn't either but it doesn't take away our interest. Collect what/who you want and have fun with it and enjoy the time you and your son has while your doing it. I like the idea of getting our kids into collecting and hope everyone with kids will try to do. Lmk what all you guys collect and maybe we can make a trade sometime.
DennisLooking for cards i need from
2012 and 2013 Topps Chrome Baseball Red Refractors #/25
Barry Larkin, Jim Edmonds, Albert Pujols, Joey Votto
Mike Trout, Jered Weaver, Mark Trumbo, John Lackey for my daughter
04-09-2013, 10:10 PM #12
I Collect Evan Longoria Chris Archer Mike Trout Andrew Luck,
04-10-2013, 03:12 PM #13
There are always going to be people with more money than you. Unless you are the richest person in the world it is going to happen. The best thing to do is enjoy life and spend what you can that makes you happy and not worry about what others want or what pleases them. Remember it is YOUR hobby so do what makes YOU happy and you will always enjoy it.Trade Bucket: Hidden Content
04-29-2013, 01:46 PM #14
Set collectors are a minority now, especially on here. Not to knock SCF, but I'm also in another group which is mostly retired guys who are primarily set builders. I get a lot more trading over there. I like SCF, but there seem to be a lot of mojo hunters and prospectors, who can do what they want, but are hard for me to trade with...
There are also a fair number of blog sites by set collectors that I know of.PM please for quicker response
My Want list site:Hidden Content
Cards - they're like 2½" by 3½" slices of crack!!
04-29-2013, 01:51 PM #15
OP---Send me a private message with your address.....I have a few cards that you and your son can have---I think a few people will find them tradeworthy and it will add to your Game Used/AUTO stuff.
All I ask in return is that you and your son just have fun collecting and not worry about all the stuff other people have and show off all the time......plus remember, a lot of times people only post showing off what their big hit was and not post the 30 boxes/100s of packs prior that they didnt pull anything.
04-29-2013, 02:19 PM #16
@LoQtus any chance you can pm me with the info for that group you speak of? I'm really into set building as well and would love to get in contact with others who are into it.
@OP same as teck said, I'm happy to help out. Shoot me a pm with your addy and I'll send over some trade bait stuff as well!Looking for 2012 National Treasures on card silver (/99) rated rookie autos, 2006 SP Legendary Cuts inserts/numbered base and most Mets auto/GU.
Also looking for Celtics Autos/GU and 2012 Totally Certified Gold
04-30-2013, 02:19 PM #17
I'm a college student living in my own apartment. I never buy boxes. I spend about $30 here and there for decent autos every so often and focus mostly on my Daniel Hudson collection, which doesn't cost that much for the most part, but I love it anyway. You just have to find what's in your budget and just enjoy it. The only time I go crazy with expensive cards is when I get my tax refund. What else would I spend it on? Lol.
05-01-2013, 11:20 PM #18
Hello, fellow Braves fan!
I recently started to collect with my father about a year or so ago. It was the one thing that developed the MUCH needed opportunity for bonding I was seeking. I am 16 years of age and while I am not ignorant to sports trivia, I'm willing to bet that in the whole city of Mobile, Alabama; a HUGE sports city, my Step-dad might debatably know the most about sports.
He grew up in a family that revolved around sports. His father was best friends with a retired UGA Headcoach, His cousin was an assistant to Florida's ex Defensive coordinator, and his older brother does the local talk show on the 'Aints. I, on the other hand, had no clue about anything on sports until 9 or so years ago.
My dad and I never had the best of relationships. We were just different, thick-headed males that bumped heads too often then we should have.
I give credit to this Hobby for saving my relationship with my father when it was on it's last leg.
Entering this hobby, it was overwhelming. Prices for cardboard was a little far-fetched in our eyes as the majority will tell you. We learned quickly that this was a HOBBY. We began to come to the realization that we were in this for a good time. We began looking in the aisles of supermarkets picking up blasters of our favorite products. Ours happened to be Heritage due to the nostalgia. In football we our collecting '11 Sweet Spot helmet autographs. They're both one of the cheapest products offered.
One thing to keep in mind is that currently the hobby is aimed towards adult, avid sports enthusiasts and children are not focused on. However, I have a feeling this is beginning to change with Topps making commercials for low-end products aimed at kids.
If anything just remember, at the end of the day, the most important thing is to have a fun time. Spending time with my father through this hobby changed my outlook on situations in a positive way and cards will be near and dear to me for years to come.
05-08-2013, 12:17 PM #19
...I feel you brother.....my daughter is 9 y/o and I started taking her to some ball games last year here in San Diego. We caught about a dozen games or so, tix are pretty cheap for Padres games.
We started a Padres collection for her and she gets a big kick out of trying to get them signed at the games.
Then for some reason last November, I bought 50,000 cards from some guy for $150, mostly from 1981 to 1992. My collection was about 25,000 cards back then. I am still sorting them !
The hobby has changed for good and bad. Everything now is game used and chrome and refractors, etc. That's maybe how the hobby stays alive....who knows.
My goal is simple to finish all the base sets from Topps from 1951-present. And the Donruss and Fleer from 1981-1992 that I am also currently working on.
The best thing about the hobby now is everything is cheap and there is lots of room to haggle with prices if you are buying. I am trying to trade some of this 50,000 card inventory I purchased
to keep my costs down and without the internet it would be difficult to find people that are willing to trade with you.
What I don't like about the site is that I will pull cards out of my collection for some ones want list and then you never hear back from them. There are a lot of guys also, dealers perhaps, that want your rookie and star cards and only want to give you worthless commons in return.
Well gotta go, Have tix for todays Padres game against the Marlins....
Good Luck and hang in there
05-08-2013, 12:26 PM #20
Maybe they'll come back to it. I'm sure girls are more on their minds now. I started when I was 8 years old until about 14........I took a break and came back to it at about 22 until 29, then took another break until I was 50..........and my daughter just started at 8 years old.....and the cycle continues