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Old 02-03-2005, 11:40 AM
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Posted By: jay behrens

I've noticed we have a Shelly and an Amy posting. Does this mean Julie is no longer the only the female board member?

Any way, hello to the new ladies, and don't worry, we are as geeky as advertized but we do have some social graces.

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Old 02-03-2005, 11:48 AM
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Posted By: rob

Shelly could be short for Sheldon...but Amy is pretty much a lock name for a woman.

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Old 02-03-2005, 11:52 AM
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Posted By: john/z28jd

Yeah i wouldnt assume that Shelly is a girl,i know 2 older gentlemen who go by that name,tho i never asked what it was short for if anything.Theres a good chance its Sheldon at least for their names

Amy cant be confused with anything else,unless its a guy posting under the name husband-of-amy

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Old 02-03-2005, 12:16 PM
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Posted By: Josh K.

If this Board is going to get a sudden influx of women, Im going to note for the record that Im not geeky. Unless, that is, collecting bb cards is an automatic qualifier. If so, dont tell my wife.

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Old 02-04-2005, 12:49 AM
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Posted By: Bob Marquette

Josh- vintage card collecting no longer is the turn-off to women that it once was and most collectors aren't perceived as geeky anymore. I think when the prices of cards like the T206 Wagner began surfacing to the Melissas and Tiffanys and Brittanys of the world, a new attitude surfaced. I guess a lot of them think we all have Honuses hidden away in our safes or in our portfolios. (I think comic book collectors, even golden age book collectors, still suffer from the "they are geeky" attitude from women though).
It's funny that when someone asks me if I collect baseball cards, I say I do but quickly add "only the cards from 1909-1919" (which is true by the way) to distinguish myself from the guys who have tons of 1994 Donruss cards in their garages waiting for their kids to turn 18 so they can sell them and pay for their college education (poor deluded souls). I think there is a real difference in attitude perception between "pre-war vintage card collectors" and the rest of the hobby.
Does that make me an elitist snob?

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Old 02-04-2005, 06:46 AM
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Posted By: Bryan Long

I used to be one of those guys that collected those donruss cards and my wife used to make fun of me all the time saying that I was stuck at age 12. Once I started collecting pre-war she changed her mind saying at least these cards have history behind them. Now my collection is no different than buying an old basket - to her. She actually evens likes to learn about the history of baseball and the players on those old pieces of cardboard. She doesn't understand why I pay the money that I do but she quickly changes her mind when I sell one of them

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Old 02-04-2005, 08:33 AM
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Posted By: Josh K.

I hope my post conveyed that I was only kidding - Im not really too worried about what others think of collecting bb cards - I enjoy it, so Im good. The funny thing is, while my wife doesnt find it odd that I collect cards, I dont think she really knows how much these little things cost. If she finds out, my collection may start shrinking:)

In addition to my growing vintage collection, I have many of those worthless cards from the 80's. I started collecting cards as a kid in the 70's and early 80's until I went to high school. The oldest cards I ever collected dated to the 50's (unfortunately, despite growing up only 30 minutes from the House of Cards, I had no clue as a kid that I could buy cards from the early 1900's). When I finally got back into the hobby (about 2 years ago) it didnt take long to discover the prewar issues - though I still consider myself somewhat of a novice vintage collector. Its been fun and its a great way to connect with the game's history. Sorry to ramble.

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Old 02-04-2005, 11:27 AM
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Posted By: Josh A.

Josh K.,
That is the same reason I got back into collecting. I used to buy all the newer issues, when I was in high school in the mid 90's. I too got back into collecting about a year ago, and find pre-war cards, especially Goudeys, so much more fun to collect.
And yes, if my girlfriend ever found out how much I spend on cards, she'd flip!

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Posted By: Julie

selling my smoke damaged and once very gently taped near rookie Ruth, and there were a lot of women in line, and all of them were interested in the card. They all knew about the big fat guy on spindly legs who hit all the home runs, but they were fascinated by Ruth the pitcher. Also, when I told them what a M101-4 (not 5) would bring in mint condition.

I answered Amy's question about whether Verkman's stuff ever sold below your limit bid, but I didn;t say, hello, GIRL. I might have e-mailed her if she'd signed in with an e-mail address, but she didn't.

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