I was wondering what people thought about the state of todays hobby of
sports card collecting.It appears to me that with the high price of
wax.People becoming more and more unwilling to pay anything for
cards these days that the hobby is slowly sliping into a state of
total demise.I mean even the big dealers that open a lot of product
cannot continue to open a ton of wax and sell cards at 10%-15%
of guide and still stay in buissness.I agree that the internet has
made it easier to be a collector.after all you have the whole world to
do buissness with now.But because you now have so many places to buy
the one or two cards that you need to finish off that set.And so many
different price ranges to choose from.It will soon make it hard for
the shops to stay afloat.I mean why buy packs at all.If you want a set
you can buy it anytime on line for 25% of guide.Which is about 150%
less than what it cost to build it.And than there is everybodys
friend.Dr.Beckett!!Would someone please tell me where and when a card,
I mean any card listed in Beckett sold for the price that they are
listed for.So my question is,if the price guide is not going to be
used,if no body is going to sell at those prices.Why do we all
continue to make that son-of-a-gun rich by buying his publication.
After all if you want to check on the state of the hobby.just check
the internet.And please,for those of you(us) that think his grading
service is not a conflict of interest than we are all asleep.I mean
how can someone grade a card and than say it is worth so much money.
And make it apear that their service is surperior to everyone
elses.Just a few of my thoughts these days and I would love to hear
yours.I will answer each and every email I receive on this that is
sent to me direct.I do not answer replies to the board.
Thanks in advance,Winston B.Hart.
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