10 April 2008

The Scum of card collectors...

I'm Pissed,

Things are kind of slow tonight so I decided to watch some box breaks on youtube. Ive have never seen such scummy, skeezy, lame, I don't even want to call them card collectors. I may have only been in the game for a couple of months but I can pick them out just as good as a seasoned veteran.

These specific skeezballs were opening everything from Moments and Milestones to Topps Heritage 08. Instead of talking about the cards and appreciating a chance to relax and open cards, they ripped through the packs like a wood chipper. These scumbags would shuffle through each pack only breaking to breathe and search for relics or autos. The rest of the cards would go unheard of and stacked up in a leaning tower of cardboard. Once a relic or auto was found they would immediately judge its value instead of appreciating its beauty. Of course they didn't know half of what they were talking about and were usually wrong about there pricing predictions. They were also terribly star struck getting excited only about the players they knew instead of taking a chance on a player they have never heard of.

Its people like this that are ruining the hobby. Dr. Wax Battle even mentioned something about these types of people in his broadcast on April 2nd. It can be viewed at his website thebackstop.net under his video archives. I recommend that every collector serious or casual take a listen. You will be surprised at how wise he is.

PLEASE...IF YOU ARE GOING TO OPEN CARDS TAKE A MOMENT TO ENJOY THEM. It's amazing how much fun you can have.



Anonymous said...

Hear, Hear! (or is it Here, Here... you get the picture)

Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on this one..

Their vocab only consists of three words "I got a..." as they try to out-do each other while their voice gets higher and higher. Just because your being filmed doesn't mean you get to act like a total ass.

But what do I know? (nothing.)