I noticed a spike in my traffic and decided to check it out. Seems that my little post caught the ire of The Collectors Universe Forum.
A poster that goes by the handle MatthewBSchultz83 had the following to say:
More Hating on 09 Topps Heritage that refrences this thread!! What a tool.
To which Knopfler said:
I have no problem with someone not liking a certain set, but if he writes a sports card blog and has never heard of Fausto Carmona, he must not be into modern cards/current day baseball.
and Matthew circle jerks him back as says:
He's right he just doesn't get it, its about building the set. Taking us back to our childhoods, when packs of cards were less than $1, you got 15 cards and a stick of gum. You're right though Knopfler, he must live in a cave if he's never heard of Carmona.
First, really? You're banging on me because I made a comment about not knowing who Fausto fucking Carmona is? Really? Let's take a look at his stats. The man is 28-25 with a 4.19 ERA. Lest we not forget last year's 8-7 5.44 ERA performance. That might be enough to get you into a Donruss Banner Season insert set, but he is still a shit pitcher on a mediocre team. Sorry, I didn't know about a crap pitcher. Actually I had heard of the guy, regardless, if that's the auto I am going to pull, no thanks. The card was also considered a 'big hit"
Second, The set takes you back to your childhood when packs of cards were less than $1? Yeah jerkwad, these cards are $3 a pack. Plus, you have 75, yeah, 75 Sp's to try and get. The breaks on these boxes have been horrific. Troll around the Forums and you will see a Brooks Robinson "seat" card, 4 chromes and a vg+ buy back. That is considered a pretty good box. Really? How many boxes is it going to take you to complete a set? The only thing Heritage takes, is the money from your bank account and puts it into Topps bank account ya big ass. By the way, for the cost of less than 4 boxes, you can have a set with SP's. So keep dropping $75 a box on these and good luck building that set. At least masterpieces only has 30 sp's and they can be had for 1/2 a box of Heritage.
Here is a case break for you:
Case 1 of 3 stats:
Autographs 1 (redemption)
Game Used 12 (1 double)
Black Chrome 1
Chrome Refractor 12
Short Prints 97 58 different 39 doubles
Base set 1 2nd set short 1 card 3rd set short 3 cards
Master set no
New Age 20 missing 3
Then & Now 19 complete
Baseball 20 complete
News 23 complete
Ad Panels 12 all different
Damaged cards 26 smashed corners
Notice the case left this guy 17 SP's short.
So keep pulling your Fausto Carmona autos and yelling mojo as you see that BV is $20 but you can't get more than $3 on Ebay for it. Wait, who doesn't get it?
update See auctions to buy Master sets here, here, here, here, oh and here, me too boss, and me, Don't forget me boss.