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Old 05-14-2018, 11:56 AM
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...and invite Goose to join him...
Nah, Goose is more of the crazy old man shouting angrily at the rain.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:12 PM
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I still don't get the notion of hiding behind a screen name. On a forum discussing health issues, sure, there's a privacy concern. But baseball cards?
Well, since you asked I can give one good reason for not disclosing your name on a forum like this: continuously posting expensive baseball cards from one's collection could potentially open oneself up for future theft or attempted burglary, even if you do not keep your cards in the home.

I believe it was Lionel Carter who once said once your collection gets large and has some value, it becomes difficult to share it with others because you are not sure who to trust.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:19 PM
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There are also unhinged people in the world who can do a lot of damage with a name and some locally identifying details. Everyone's employer is only an e-mail away and people are free to make up anything they want.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:16 PM
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I believe it was Lionel Carter who once said once your collection gets large and has some value, it becomes difficult to share it with others because you are not sure who to trust.
Coincidentally, Chuck, I watched the video Mastro produced about Lionel Carter's collection just a couple of nights ago (I probably watch it two or three times a year). Mr. Carter referenced that very thing. Here he had this fantastic collection, a veritable history of the sport and the hobby, yet he couldn't show anybody outside of his most trusted inner circle because of theft concerns. A good portion of his collection was stolen, despite his caution, but most of it was eventually found by the police.

The video makes for a stark contrast. Mr. Carter was such a class act, yet when I see Bill Mastro speaking, it makes my skin crawl.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:12 PM
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Now more than ever, I believe there was more to that theft than met the eye. And as I recall the collection was returned intact, not recovered by the police.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:15 PM
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I know itís the water cooler section but I really wish the whole subject of racism/sexsim/politics would be off limits here. I get bombarded by it 24/7... television, work, school, family dinners, Iím even subjected to it at the grocery store checkout where I have nothing to stare at but tabloids as Iím stuck in line due to some poor chap having to be both a cashier and bag boy. Also the whole topic has became like some cheesy 80ís drama. Letís all just talk about our feelings when itís truly all about posturing to inflate oneís own ego. Just disgraceful IMO and the whole message is lost. Sorry for ranting but itís just so frustrating to constantly have it thrown into your face and even more tiring and depressing that you can forecast the responses verbatim.
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I know it’s the water cooler section but I really wish the whole subject of racism/sexsim/politics would be off limits here. I get bombarded by it 24/7... television, work, school, family dinners, I’m even subjected to it at the grocery store checkout where I have nothing to stare at but tabloids as I’m stuck in line due to some poor chap having to be both a cashier and bag boy. Also the whole topic has became like some cheesy 80’s drama. Let’s all just talk about our feelings when it’s truly all about posturing to inflate one’s own ego. Just disgraceful IMO and the whole message is lost. Sorry for ranting but it’s just so frustrating to constantly have it thrown into your face and even more tiring and depressing that you can forecast the responses verbatim.
I really like your avatar.

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Old 05-19-2018, 02:06 PM
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I really like your avatar.
Haha, well touche! It's more a play on the 80's than anything else... I'm surprised the username and avatar don't ring a bell for anyone on here.

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I still don't get the notion of hiding behind a screen name. On a forum discussing health issues, sure, there's a privacy concern. But baseball cards?
I agree, if you don't have any conviction in what you are saying don't say it. Even if you are anonymous or if your name is out there.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:11 AM
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I still don't get the notion of hiding behind a screen name. On a forum discussing health issues, sure, there's a privacy concern. But baseball cards?
Here's one "notion" that may not have occurred to many. First off, I have been a board member since the days of the old software platform. The only reason my join date is 2011 is that I took about 18 months off during the changeover, and so some of my data, post count, etc., did not carry over.

During almost all of this period, my son was being victimized through most of his school years. If it wasn't verbal abuse, it was, for example, tossing his new gym sneakers into a toilet bowl full of feces. These were not rare occurrences - it was incessant. AND, these sort of things carried over to social media. (it was all heartbreaking, to say the least, and still is today). So, I kept my full name off my posts, as it would have been easy pickins for the cretins to look me up and phuck with my son even more.

I am happy to report that this all ended when he entered college. Hence I am a bit overdue in finally using my full name. (Anyway, at least 100 members have known my name through the BST, private deals or just plain community friendship). Hence, I gotta lotta opinions stored up after all this time so all youse (sic) better watch out!

And so, I have to believe there are many anons here that have legit reasons, if not exactly my own, to be so on a baseball card forum
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