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Old 07-19-2019, 10:47 PM
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Default Netflix baseball card documentary

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Does anybody have any cool stories
relating to Jack or the Sluggers stores?
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:39 AM
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You can watch the whole movie on Netflix.


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I watched it. I thought it was entertaining and pretty well done given the circumstances. Stuís father is exactly what I remember all the hustler dealers back in the 80ís and early 90ís acting like. What a tool bag.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:50 AM
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It was fun to watch. I wish they dug deeper into the inner workings of the card business back then. It strayed a little when it became about Stu and his dad.
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Yeah, pretty scatter brained. It touched on a lot of things but never went deep enough to make me care about any of them. The only thing I really took away is that the dad is a complete loser POS and Stu needs therapy.
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Damn, I wasted a whole dollar buying this on Amazon last month when it was posted on another site.

It was really good, but a lot less about baseball cards, and more about family. I would recommend it to anyone, not just baseball card collectors.
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Time to add my opinions on this:

1- they knew the value of the cards. Anyone who knows anything about baseball cards would know that they werenít worth anything. The bottom dropped on those prices when they were still collecting in the 90ís.
2- they needed to fact check before filming. Paul may have had the worlds largest collection, who knows, many can claim that. As for Paul having the worlds largest Canseco collection of 2,000 cards. I would say he isnít even top 10, maybe not even top 50. I personally had over 2,400 different cards and items and know many other Canseco collectors that had as many of not more than me.
3- it was a marketing ploy to use baseball cards to get us to watch a show about the guy reconnecting with his father. Donít be surprised to see a Sluggers store open up because of it!


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Time to add my opinions on this:

1- they knew the value of the cards. Anyone who knows anything about baseball cards would know that they werenít worth anything. The bottom dropped on those prices when they were still collecting in the 90ís.
2- they needed to fact check before filming. Paul may have had the worlds largest collection, who knows, many can claim that. As for Paul having the worlds largest Canseco collection of 2,000 cards. I would say he isnít even top 10, maybe not even top 50. I personally had over 2,400 different cards and items and know many other Canseco collectors that had as many of not more than me.
3- it was a marketing ploy to use baseball cards to get us to watch a show about the guy reconnecting with his father. Donít be surprised to see a Sluggers store open up because of it!


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I had a few 5000 count boxes of all Canseco cards a few years ago.

Guess I should have never sold them. Lol
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I fell asleep watching this program
I remember when the 1986 Topps baseball wax packs came in a display box with bonus (cut out) cards on the bottom Here I am a 32 year old adult running to every convenience store to buy out all remaining packs so I could collect the wax box bottoms because I was told they would be worth a fortune one day.
It didn't work out the way I had hoped

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i watched it on the plane yesterday...at first I was really upset and disappointed at the angle taken...but when it was all said and done I enjoyed it and I think we all should burn as many cards from the 80-s-90's as possible!!!!

And sadly just gives a "hint" at how corrupt this hobby was and is today!!!!
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I watched this last week, and I have to say, I actually liked it. I watched the entire movie without skipping ahead like I do a lot these days when parts get boring.

The fact that 80s/90s cards are practically worthless didn't really interest me. That's been know FOREVER. However, the human interest stories I did find interesting as it kind of showed the different ppl that got into the hobby. The father/son story of who might have one of the largest Canseco collections was interesting to me. Heck, it looked like Jose had the family on his speed dial on his phone, so it was great to see Canseco having such a connection with one of his fans. And the part about the guy being one of the world's greatest dad's for supporting his son's collecting habits was touching to me. A lot of parents would not do that. They would say it's crazy to buy millions of cards like that which are practically worthless.

One story that I wish was expanded was the story of the guy that Stu's dad sold the Sluggers chain to. Stu and his sister figured that that guy would hate them for the dad selling him a bag of lemons, but that guy's opinion was quite the opposite in that he appreciated Stu's dad, and was still doing well himself. I would've wanted to hear how that guy survived the baseball card crash and what he did to still last all these years.
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One story that I wish was expanded was the story of the guy that Stu's dad sold the Sluggers chain to. Stu and his sister figured that that guy would hate them for the dad selling him a bag of lemons, but that guy's opinion was quite the opposite in that he appreciated Stu's dad, and was still doing well himself. I would've wanted to hear how that guy survived the baseball card crash and what he did to still last all these years.

Same here. I found it pretty ironic that he bought the whole franchise, with what amounted to (3) junk wax cases (French Upper Deck Hockey).

Very disjointed doc, with pockets of interest here and there.

As somebody who was doing weekly card shows as a teenager during that time period, a lot of it struck me as disingenuous, but hey, like some have said already..........it wasn't really about the cards.

Seems like the co-director already knew that, but was constantly being stymied by Stu. If they had both gotten on the same page, it might have actually have been somewhat compelling.
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Wasn't a fan of it.

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Like it's been said already, we didn't really need a movie on junk wax. But I did get interested in his family's story. I wanted to see how it ended and that is all you can ask for in a film.
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