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08-10-2007, 11:04 AM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>Great thing--Leon--<br /><br />The "golden era" for baseball cards.

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08-10-2007, 03:55 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Jim- now we expect you to share your knowledge of the post-war era. You should be in clover around here! <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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08-10-2007, 04:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Especially when Al C. hooks him up with a new scanner.<br /><br />Jim, I know we have our differences, but I truly am looking forward to seeing some of your amazing collection.

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08-10-2007, 05:03 PM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>Dan,<br /><br />I am going to take that comment as putting past differences aside and starting over. I did that with one one other guy and I may be stretching it but I think we are hobby friends or at the very least have a cordial hobby relationship.<br /><br />Jim

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08-10-2007, 05:12 PM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>What has me excited about this board is that it is my favorite era for collecting. This is because it is the era when I grew up in. As a kid I started collecting at age 4 and loved my cards more than anything. It is no exaggeration to say that I knew every player on every team, their batting averages, height, weight, rbis etc etc etc. <br /><br />I love baseball and I love the cards but it is that personal connection I am missing with the pre-war cards.<br /><br />Jim

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08-10-2007, 05:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Jim, done deal...I read the article about you on the PSA website and some of those pics of your hobby room are incredible...and to think that those are all PSA 8 and up makes it even more incredible.

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08-10-2007, 05:30 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>This site has only been up for a few hours and we already got two people to bury the hatchet and become friends...remarkable!

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08-10-2007, 06:44 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>I agree with Jim about the love for postwar cards. Cards you collected as a kid have a special place on one's heart, never to be replaced. My first set ordered from Renata Galasso was the 1978 Topps set. Just about worthless but to me it marked my serious entry (ha!) into the card collecting world. I also have strong memories of getting tons of Topps packs for my birthday in 1974 and praying to get an Aaron. Anyone feel that way about Bonds today?

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08-10-2007, 06:45 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony</b><p>Yup- I got a box of cards in '71 for my Bday and was really hoping for Bench, my favorite player at the time. Seems so long ago......

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08-10-2007, 07:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>I agree with the comments that have been made. To me, Julio Gotay is the all-time greatest ballplayer, due solely to my purchase as a 10 year old of a pack with his 1968 Opeechee card.<br /><br />Max

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08-10-2007, 07:38 PM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>Max,<br /><br />Julio Gotay--I loved the guy. His Rookie Card is 1965.<br /><br />Not a common last name--is met second baseman Ruben Gotay related?

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08-10-2007, 08:19 PM
Posted By: <b>jay wolt</b><p>Jim - On a recent Mets broadcast the announcer initially said Julio was<br />his father, someone corrected him and said it was his uncle.

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08-10-2007, 08:35 PM
Posted By: <b>JimB</b><p>Jeff,<br />I started buying packs in '75 and Aaron was on the top of my list too. When I first started going to shows in junior high, my first major collecting accomplishment was to get one of every Topps Aaron. I had to trade what seemed like half of my collection to get a '54.<br />JimB

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08-10-2007, 08:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul S</b><p>Thank you, Leon.

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08-10-2007, 08:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>Brian and Leon for creating this forum.<br />And thanks for the welcome, Jim!<br /><br />Lots of fun to be had in this era of colelcting...more relevant to my (and my Dad's time), mostly color cards, and usually more affordable, relative to pre-war!<br /><br />

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08-10-2007, 09:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>Thanks Jay--long time, no hear.<br /><br />Jay, one of our mutual friends paid you the ultimate comment the other day, saying that if he had to trust one dealer in the country to never alter cards it would be Jay Wolt--the most honest dealer in the hobby.<br /><br />Jim<br /><br />

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08-10-2007, 09:56 PM
Posted By: <b>jay wolt</b><p>Jim, that indeed is a great compliment.<br />Where you at the National?, I thought I saw you post you<br />were going but don't know anyone that ran into you.

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08-11-2007, 07:29 AM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>Postwar seems to be more affordable for most collectors and many of my customers are Postwar collectors, I stick with the more tradition prewar cards which is what made me come to this website. Itís only been six months as a member but what a lot of changes - two new forums and everything else that goes with it. What a ride it has been talking and posting this year.<br /><br />Jimmy<br />

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08-11-2007, 07:46 AM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>Jay,<br /><br />I had business commitments and could not attend.<br /><br />Hope your family is doing well.<br /><br />Jim

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08-11-2007, 03:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Chris</b><p>Jim,<br />Ruben is his nephew I believe. They are related.

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08-11-2007, 04:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Kevin Saucier</b><p>"Jay, one of our mutual friends paid you the ultimate comment the other day, saying that if he had to trust one dealer in the country to never alter cards it would be Jay Wolt--the most honest dealer in the hobby."<br /><br /><br /><br />Jay is one of the good guys in the hobby. I wouldn't give it a second thought to buy from him without a worry in the world. Top notch!<br /><br /><br /><br />Kevin <br />

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08-12-2007, 07:59 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>It looks like this forum will be a great success. There sure is a lot of traffic.

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08-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>There aren't any postwar forums that are no-holds-barred. CU must have a 'bot that roams its chat boards looking for critical posts and zapping them, SGC isn't much of a forum and...that's the whole ball of wax. <br /><br />Heck, if this board holds my interest, I might even be inspired to restart my 1971 set.

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08-12-2007, 12:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Bob Pomilla</b><p>I'd like to thank everyone who made this site necessary.<img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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08-12-2007, 03:29 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>Yeah, this site is like the dirty little secret of the VBC site: so many of us have postwar interests...but can barely talk about it on the main board without fear of being 'outed.' <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14> As much as I love my 'postwar' favorite cards, i.e., Koufax rookie, etc., you just can't beat the cards that you collected as a kid. So, at least for us, we're stuck with those cards being the 60s and 70s varieties -- which I'm happy to have. How great was baseball in the mid-70s when the Reds and Dodgers and Phillies were tops in the NL?

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08-12-2007, 03:37 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>I agree Jeff- I'm having a blast on this site. I think it might even get more hits than the vintage!

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08-12-2007, 05:09 PM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>Barry,<br /><br />That was exactly what I was going to say--that this board may ultimately be more popular than the prewar board but I thought that may not go over well with some so I didn't.<br /><br />Already I am amazed at both the cards I am seeing that I have never seen before and the knowledge that exists here.<br /><br />Jim

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08-12-2007, 05:50 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>I agree Jim. I figured this forum would get some attention but it's getting a ton. At some point Leon will have to give us a daily hit count from both forums. Maybe even the CU board people will jump ship.

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08-12-2007, 06:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Drew</b><p>Thanks Leon<br />Great Site<br><br>Drew