Combining Hobby boards is always an acceptable point of discussion.
Combining Hobby boards is always an acceptable point of discussion.
The BEST Josh Johnson collection you'll ever see
JJ count: Total Cards: 2,443 Autographs = 886, 1/1's = 125, Patches = 228, Jerseys = 209, Buttons = 2 and MLB Logoman = 1
Also collecting: Dennis Northcutt, Titus Young, Bilal Powell, Josh McCown, T.J. Graham, Gino Guidugli, A.J. Vanegas, Tony Zych, Philip Pfeiffer & Mike Sims-Walker.
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People don't seem to start new discussions for some reason. I bet there's at least 3 threads on BO right now about Utley getting suspended and here there's nothing yet. And that's big ass news
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Hall of Unending Gratitude: dazed, magicpapa, uniquebaseballcards, and the vigilant eye of tonsofcommons
I'd like to thank everyone who has posted in this thread. I want you to know i've ready every single post and the feedback has been great! When we took the site over about a year ago the biggest issue at the time was one of credibility. We had quite a few people who were waiting for payments and other things and we spent a good amount of money making those things right.
A year plus in and we're struggling with getting a footing and part of it is many of those people who i loved interacting with have moved on to other ways of communicating about the hobby or left it altogether. This last national was the first one we havent been present in numbers to and that occurred because the investment to have a booth at the event is a 5 figure investment and we simply didnt have the resources to make that happen. On top of that, lofe definitely got in the way as well. Personally speaking, my father is very ill and i chose to spend those days with him in NJ. One thing for sure is we all plan to be in AC in big numbers next year but i dont know in what capacity. One thing is for sure...I want to see those people i've gotten used to seeing every year and meet some new people.
As [MENTION=1794]A_Pharis[/MENTION] has mentioned, the site is nothing without its members and the content they bring. I want to thank [MENTION=2442]mchenrycards[/MENTION] for responding to my PM and filling me in on what happened that caused the issues. At this point, I'd love to figure out how we could make this place more lively and I'm willing to listen to any suggestions either in this thread or through PM's. I love this site and would love to see it be around for a long time in what ever format that may be.
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." --Winston Churchill
It's almost Halloween...remember that Halloween Trick-or-Treat Code program that one year?? That was literally the most fun I had on this forum! Along with [MENTION=3744]cjedmonton[/MENTION]'s contests, of course! For me, there's quite a few player collector and 90's collector threads around, and although there are many, MANY members that have moved on, they're still here and used enough to keep me coming back pretty much daily. I appreciate the Hotlist, and I appreciate the BGS Submission threads, I absolutely loved the Collector's Showcase threads and I am shocked more people do not want to participate. I want to apologize to [MENTION=3743]AmishDave[/MENTION] as I have muttered some things under my breath about his not following through on these, and now I know why!
Remember that Let's Make a Deal thread that guy used to have? Who was that? [MENTION=2157]pudge1760[/MENTION]? Those were awesome, also! How about @Beefychedder's Q & A thread? The Free To A Good Home thread is great, the Thrift Store Thread is still great. The Morning Thread is a little weird now, as I agree with [MENTION=4047]mrmopar[/MENTION] about the redundancy of it now. I appreciate it for what it used to be, (along with the Night Thread (RIP, ) and the Late Night Chat thread (RIP, ) as there is no denying the friendships that used to be forged in those threads. But six "G'mornin!"s and then start a new thread? I don't really read it, though, I mean, ever since they denied my membership because I wasn't "cool" enough... Maybe there's more to it. The National threads were some of my favorite content, too, especially as FCB was a presence there. As a Forum we were "the" presence! I was proud of that!
I guess what I am trying to say is, ever since [MENTION=1759]magicpapa[/MENTION] stopped collecting, things went downhill! Ha! I love to blame [MENTION=1759]magicpapa[/MENTION]! I mean, I remember walking into the FCB lunchroom, and seeing [MENTION=1759]magicpapa[/MENTION], [MENTION=2418]George_Calfas[/MENTION], [MENTION=2080]bouwob[/MENTION], , [MENTION=2413]MojoDan[/MENTION], [MENTION=2180]blitzerlover[/MENTION] and [MENTION=2141]blanning71[/MENTION] in their Member's Only jackets, playing banjos and singing about Nolan Ryan beating up Robin Ventura, and we'd all join hands in a circle around them and join in song; smiles, passing bottles of coke, we'd turn off our Walkmans and put the extra large Combs into our back pocket, and we'd just talk.
And that was just a normal Wednesday!
Times have changed! While many members have been "driven off", many more great members have just moved on because of families starting, and priorities changing. While we have some amazing members who have joined lately, it gets fewer and fewer, and fewer. Turnover is expected, but it seems FCB experiences loss w/out replacement.
Anyone ever cash in their FCB Bucks?
Yeah, remember that?
Think I had like 30.
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That Halloween "code" was actually me going around manually hiding things and rewarding the first person to find the trick or treat.
Was exhausting hella fun though.
I think there was one where [MENTION=3478]bradical[/MENTION] set up code, but I think that was easter.
All of this was insanely fun.
I don't golf , fish , hunt , smoke , drink ,I do work ten plus hours a day , spend time with G/K's , go to local minor league games and have OFFERED FREE TICKETS TO SOME ON FCB no takers YET . At my age  can't do a lot else - EMS stated I was dead once so being thankful we do have this site .
I do over spend on cards and this relaxes me by sorting them --500,000 and counting .
I do read lots of threads but not posting unless I know about topic . MT is one group that I post with even if only saying I need COFFEE .
BTW ; refill of coffee needed now .
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Gwynn545 ; you need ICE and lots of it to be cool . J/K .
Honestly, the membership here is WORTH the cost to someone that has the money, but you can't compare someone making family decisions to making the decision to pay thousands of dollars for an empty booth at a card show. There's countless steps for increased traffic between here and that point.