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    Collecting 101: A Primer On Hobby Venacular

    I received an email from a reader who has recently returned to the hobby to share the experience with his young boys and relive some of his youth. He brought up a very good point that many of us take for granted, Hobby lingo.

    The Hobby has changed in many ways through out the years and for those readers who are new to collecting or getting back into collecting, I present a Hobby Glossary. I am sure I will forget a few or screw-up a few, so please, in the comments provide a corrected or new term and definition when applicable, so this post can serve as a resource for our returning brethren. So let's get started.

    Short Print or SP- A card printed in less quantity than other cards in the set. These are often rookies.

    Insert- A subset of the main or base set.

    Serial Numbered- Cards produced in a limited, known quantity, stamped and occasionally hand written, the serial numbering is designated as xx/xxx. The theory being, the lower the serial number the more collectible the card.

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    Thank you! I was about to ask this.
    I was so confused.

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    Bucket - A term frequently used for the Photo uploading site photobucket.com . Many users use it to store scans or pictures of their cards

    cmb - meaning Check My Bucket, it basically means to take a look at their photobucket account to see if there is anything that you like.

    LMK or PLMK - meaning Let me know or Please let me know, it essentially means that they want you to get back to them about "x" card as soon as you can.

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    Master set - Having at least one of every card in an entire product.

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