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Old 09-04-2017, 08:05 PM
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I simply gave my opinion.

And although I may not agree with your opinion, I respect it.

But, I have to ask (rhetorically), was the following sentence really necessary?

Originally Posted by brian1961 View Post
You're not worth the time, and with your attitude, it's none of your business anyway.

P.S. - I'm not trying to "provoke" you.

- Charles

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Old 09-04-2017, 08:54 PM
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Charles, it probably was not necessary of me to come off that irritated with you. You just seemed so vehement about the Mick's misdeeds, and your tone did not come across as merely a simple opinion. Believe me, depending on your values and personal life, I can understand your feelings. Not being worth the time stems from my belief that if I composed a long response about someone else, it would not really change your own mind about Mickey. Moreover, I really don't want to hurt the little boy within you concerning a hero you might have.

Nobody is totally worthy of any pedestal we put them on. Our heroes are really always flawed human beings. I guess a happy place for each of us is the warm memories we carry of those players when they were going well, and had their finest moments with their respective teams.

For that reason, I myself could never muster up enough courage to try to attend a show where Mickey Mantle was signing autographs for a fee. Odds are things would have turned out great, but I just could not emotionally risk the chance that the meeting would go well. So, I was content to cheer his memory from afar, and collect his cards, etc.

I do sincerely wish you well in your collecting pursuits and hope your little boy within never gets harmed.

Even within collecting Mickey, and I am certain this is true for many player collectors, there are numerous things and trends that I do not understand, nor agree with. The thinking, the reasonings, and the values of my fellow collectors is often infantile in my estimation. To be sure, they have their own reasonings that usually are based on sound advice and thinking. On the one hand, perhaps I strike one as the height of arrogance and self-importance as a card evaluator. I suppose since I've been doing this since the spring of 1961, I think I have a good handle on cards, et al relating to my hero. I am slow to learn that there's a lot of factors, trends, and financial/social/psychological factors that play in these matters.

More than a nickel pack's worth, I know, but I'm getting tired, bro, and I better go. Case closed. Take care and have a peaceful week.

---Brian Powell
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:31 AM
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I think it depends what team you root for. Here in the Motor City there are two photos that every Tiger fan knows. If you're in St. Louis or San Diego, probably not. The photo of Lolich and Freehan, at one time, probably resided in more basements and bars in the Detroit area than any single baseball photo.

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Old 09-07-2017, 09:43 PM
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Ok, if you want to include WS photos, here's one of my favorites from the WS and one of my all time favorites (you gotta read the story of the Todd Frazier photo):
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Working Sets:
  • 1957 Topps - 294/407
  • 1964 Topps Giants auto'd - 50/60
  • 1965 Topps - 419/598
  • 1972 Topps - 749/787
  • T206 SLers, Virginia League 7/12
Completed Sets:
Baseball - 1954 Redheart, 1956, '60, '61, '66, '67, '70 - '89 Topps
Football - 1970, '75, '76, '77, '78, '79 Topps
Basketball - 1971/'72 Topps, 1986/'87 Fleer
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by mybestbretts View Post
Two ... Pine Tar & 85 World SeriesAttachment 284774

Attachment 284775
I'm more inclined to think of this picture at the "Pine Tar" game
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:14 PM
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Default brett photo

Good one
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:51 AM
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Technically the 21st century - but hey close enough!.

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Old 09-21-2017, 10:16 PM
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They don't get any better than this one from the Baseball Hall of Fame

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