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Old 04-08-2015, 06:11 AM
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Rich Rockwood
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Default To My Fellow Card Collectors (with a warm thanks to my fellow Cracker Jack collectors

I have been fighting melanoma cancer since 2013 and after some headaches and partial vision loss I had a MRI on Monday which revealed I have 4 tumors in my brain. Doc says it is incurable and estimates I have around six months. I'm going to stay optimistic and fight it though!

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this board! You all treated me very well over the years!

Needless to say I'll be selling off my collection so that my wife and daughter (please put them in your prayers) can have the money raised. Bummed I missed the REA auction!

I'll be posting the actual cards I will be selling on the eBay auction section here. I have a bunch of moderns and I'm only 2 cards away from a complete set of the 1915 Cracker Jacks (Jackson and Johnson).

Thanks again all!

Rich Rockwood
I collect 1914/15 Cracker Jacks.
1915 Cracker Jack Set 99% complete.

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Old 04-08-2015, 06:52 AM
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Derek Granger
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Location: Phoenix
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Rich - terrible news, but I'm glad to hear that you have your priorities straight (despite the prognosis). My prayers are 110% with you and your family!

Stay strong! God bless!


HOF "Earliest" Collection (Ideal - Indiv): 195/325 (60.0%)
1911 T332 Helmar Stamps.................: 178/180 (98.9%)
1914 T330-2 Piedmont Art Stamps......: 109/119 (91.6%)
1923 V100 Willard's Chocolate............: 113/180 (62.8%)
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:26 AM
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Hi Rich,
I'm sorry to hear about your bad news. It really makes me realize how unimportant cards are in the overall scheme of things.

I'm glad you have your family with you.

Rick McQuillan

T213-2 123 down 62 to go.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:34 AM
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oh man Rich...I'm sorry to hear such sad news. MY thoughts are with you and your family...your avatar piqued my interest in old coins when I first saw it!
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:38 AM
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Rich, sorry to hear of the news

How young is your daughter? Did she ever show an interest in any of your cards? Does she follow baseball or have a favorite team?

I looked thru my notes and back in '07 you got a 1914 CJ Heine Wagner Lionel Carter from me, then in '11 it was a CJ Zeider. Perhaps if you make a quick post of your cards, you could get strong offers from folks here so u don't have to share profit with ebay? Understandable though that time may not prohibit that path.

Glad to hear you are fighting cancer with a positive outlook. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You will always be a part of the net54 family
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:50 AM
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I've never dealt with you, but you hit me in the heart.

You and your family are in my prayers.

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Old 04-08-2015, 08:58 AM
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Rich, stay strong and our prayers are with you and your family. There are new types of cancer fighting methods being learned every day. We will be here for you as much as we can. And in that respect, don't worry about the BST. I think we can do better for you. Don't sell stuff on ebay before you try it here and on this main page. It's management approved. We can all come together a little bit to help one of our own.

ps....if ebay is your choice for the cards we will make sure everyone on this board knows about them
Leon Luckey

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Old 04-08-2015, 09:12 AM
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Really sorry to hear this, stay strong. As Leon stated there are new breakthroughs happening everyday, keep the faith.

You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Old 04-08-2015, 09:23 AM
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Although I do not know you, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong!
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:31 AM
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I'm sorry, Rich.

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