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Thread: The Tri Star Show & the Case of the GRUMPY Dealer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    If we remembered the impact we have on other people, our ability to lift up or crush the spirit of others, we would at once be more careful, and also feel more positively about our own value and ability to make a difference.
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    What an idiot and a complete scumbag and the reason this hobby is struggling to attract the younger generations...ugh. Just horrible.

    On another note, did someone mention a Doerr bat card?!?

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    What a surprising story... all the baseball card dealers I know are such well-adjusted, socially apt, pleasant people to be around!

    (not.)

    Sorry to hear this happened, I totally remember being a shy 9 yr old at a show and my folks having to encourage me to talk to dealers (back in the late 80s the shows were a lot more crowded too!). I was definitely intimidated. I grew out of it and I'm sure your son will too... and sensitive / shy kids tend to turn into better people IMO

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    What card was it? We can get it for him (plus some extras...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    What card was it? We can get it for him (plus some extras...)
    That is very nice of you! It was pokemon dark somethingeruther. I don't think he really knows much about what is what. He just likes the cards.
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    I still find most older dealers unapproachable.. they are the ones that are not internet sellers but have done the show circuits forever. They have not plugged into reality in many cases and trying to get cards "at Ebay price" is like insulting them. I get the having to pay table and travel fee's but if your not selling anything cause your a grumpy asshole how does that help you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doerrcollector View Post
    What an idiot and a complete scumbag and the reason this hobby is struggling to attract the younger generations...ugh. Just horrible.

    On another note, did someone mention a Doerr bat card?!?

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    I guess you would be the man to talk to about that! On another note, I have about 4 Doerr autographed clear labels that I was planning on taking the bat card, popping the bat piece out and putting the auto label on a custom
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff_bichel View Post
    Still pretty ill, but I do spend some time in a Katy LCS. If you get the urge to splurge hit me up and we'll head out and meet up there! Church is a possibility also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mouschi View Post
    I guess you would be the man to talk to about that! On another note, I have about 4 Doerr autographed clear labels that I was planning on taking the bat card, popping the bat piece out and putting the auto label on a custom
    I like to think I am! And that's awesome-would love to see to the finished product when you are done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RStadlerASU22 View Post
    Unfortunately were in a hobby where shops / shows etc are filled with people who feel entitled and lack people skills. Sorry for the experience.

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    "Dealers" and "Hobby" don't really mix. Once it becomes a business, you get a different kind of personality (or lose part of the personality). Many older dealers are total curmudgeons also, and piss poor business people. That stinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st4040 View Post
    I still find most older dealers unapproachable.. they are the ones that are not internet sellers but have done the show circuits forever. They have not plugged into reality in many cases and trying to get cards "at Ebay price" is like insulting them. I get the having to pay table and travel fee's but if your not selling anything cause your a grumpy asshole how does that help you?
    +1

    Last time I was at the Tristar show in Houston, I was looking for a specific card/player. I noticed a table had an entire stack of them wrapped in a rubber band... I asked him if he had any of the player I was looking for and he said he had never heard of him. He handed me the stack and I looked at them all and he had the card I was looking for!! 1934 Goudey Ray Benge. I asked him how much and he said $150... I just handed them all back knowing I could buy one for $20 in WAY better condition & not wrapped up with a rubber band on eBay.
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    I had a guy like that once. I was at a show years back and saw someone had a box of star wars figures still in there original packaging. I was tired and spacing out and didn't see the small sign "do not touch" And slowly and carefully pulled one out. he yelled at me "HEY DONT TOUCH" I carefully put it back. im not a kid and I know how to handle things. Why would you have it sitting out if you don't want people going through your box? When I walked away another dealer said "that's not good for business" Bottom line. he lost a sale.
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