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05-14-2007, 08:48 PM
Posted By: <b>Clint</b><p>What do you consider your area or areas of expertise. Is it bats, photos, trophies, pennants or whatever. Obviously this probably relates to what you collect as well.<br /><br />I would say mine are Kansas baseball, bats and photographs or postcards.<br /><img src="http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z186/ksfarmboy/S5000056.jpg"><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1179107142.JPG">

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05-14-2007, 08:52 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike H</b><p>I'm not saying I am THE expert, but I'm pretty good with store model bat and getting better with pinbacks.

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05-14-2007, 10:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>I think I know a lot about a lot, but I probably know more than most people about the following:<br /><br />Guy Green's Nebraska Indians<br />Nebraska minor league teams<br />Photographs<br />

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05-15-2007, 11:30 AM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>I have a good overall feeling for sports memorabilia in general that include many types of items that I come across, I do like finding New England related items.<br /><br />Take Care Jimmy<br />

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05-15-2007, 11:35 AM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Baseball books and early dust jackets seem to be the only thing where I have more than a passing knowledge<br /><br /><br />Max<br /><br /><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/23/91686869_f161ac3348.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://pbagalleries.com/img/178810c.jpg">

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05-15-2007, 12:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>The term "expert" is a nebulous term. Even doctors and dentists call their business their "practice". So I guess we all practice our crafts, and keep on learning. I like to think i am some what knowledgable in news and wire photos. I have been collecting originals for many years. I think it is one of the last aspects of sports collectables ,to be gone after, and is still very very reasonable. To me, coming across a pre war photo, of a hall of famer, that no one else has, or hardly any one has ever seen is very cool. A peek into the past. A brief snapshot of a players career, or life. I find that fascinating.

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05-15-2007, 03:56 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason Mishelow</b><p>Max <br /><br />Not to hyjack the thread but is the "muffin" that just sold on ebay <br />Please post as many pictures of the contents either here or on yhour website- this is a book we are not going to see very often

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05-15-2007, 05:25 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe D.</b><p>in postcards... but would not call myself an expert by any means.<br />somewhere between a novice and an expert -- probably right in the middle of that.<br /><br /><br />If I had to call myself an expert in anything it would be printing in general. <br /><br />But everything is relative... and there is always someone with more knowledge than I have, or someone who has a piece of knowledge that I do not have. Always learning, every day - from everything and everyone.

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05-15-2007, 05:48 PM
Posted By: <b>Clint</b><p>That's what I love about memorabilia guys, modesty. Except Greg, he keeps picking on my poor Orioles.<img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14> You guys got my drift though. I was just looking for what area or areas your most knowledgeable in. I think it's true were always learning something new.<br /><br />Clint

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05-15-2007, 07:09 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Jason<br /><br />I only have limited expertise in muffins <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-15-2007, 08:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Greg Theberge</b><p>Sorry Clint, Don't mean to pick on the Birds. I actually love the Birds, they're my second favorite team. I wish we got your shortstop last year. Had the pleasure going down to Maryland for a series in 05. Had a great time, great city! Yesterday, though, was a great day to be a Sox fan.<br /><br />all the best,<br />Greg

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05-15-2007, 09:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>Max, what kind of muffins would that be ?

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05-15-2007, 09:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Mike<br /><br />The booklet I posted above...reposted here<br /><br /><img src="http://pbagalleries.com/img/178810c.jpg">

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05-15-2007, 09:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>My interest/research/passion is Jewish athletes. I am far from an expert, though.<br /><br />Alan

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05-15-2007, 10:12 PM
Posted By: <b>mr. moses</b><p>in knowing when other people aren't........

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05-15-2007, 10:24 PM
Posted By: <b>ramram</b><p>To some extent, pre 1900 images. More so with dags, ambros and tintypes and to a lesser bit albumens, cabinet cards and cdvs. I also feel pretty comfortable with early manuscript material as far as ink, writing style and paper goes (although this doesn't help much in the world of baseball collectibles).<br /><br />Rob M.

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05-16-2007, 11:02 AM
Posted By: <b>E, Daniel</b><p>But not bad in 1970's to 2000 Australian Rules football <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br /><br /><br />Daniel

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05-16-2007, 12:07 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Mine would be in pre-1870 baseball artifacts. The earlier they are, the more my curiosity is piqued. I try to keep a comprehensive research library for these early pieces.<br /><br />And a "muffin" is a term for a ballplayer with very limited skills. He's the one who would circle under a flyball and end up getting hit on the head with it.

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05-16-2007, 12:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>I know Barry....my comment was some what tongue in cheek....

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05-16-2007, 02:45 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Sorry about that... sometimes you miss the nuances when you are reading off a chatboard <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-16-2007, 08:23 PM
Posted By: <b>John Harrell</b><p>If I have any special knowledge it is on 19th century bats (types, woods).<br /><br />John

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05-16-2007, 08:50 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe K.</b><p>John- Your bat collection sounds very impressive. Do you have any pictures to share?<br /><br />Txs<br />-Joe

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05-17-2007, 09:27 AM
Posted By: <b>John Harrell</b><p>Yes, I have pics of a number of bats but I'm not quite sure how to post them here as I've never done it. I just signed up with image services and will try to get some posted this evening. I'll have to transfer them from another computer.<br /><br />John

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05-17-2007, 11:04 AM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>John<br /><br />If you use the net54 picture service, the temp folder only keeps the images up for 7 days. If you load them to your own photo service, you can simply cut and paste the URL of the photo into your message text, making sure you include the http:// part of the address.<br /><br />Max

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05-17-2007, 05:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Dylan</b><p>I am trying to research and expand my collection on baseball in the Pacific NW (since thats where i live) but im having a difficult time finding memorabilia. Outside of the few P.C.L baseball sets that were produced in the early days its tough to find much!