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  1. SymphonicMetal

    Local TV news report on the surging sports card industry

    This 2 minute report was on last night's local Binghamton, NY news. The LCS owner seems to attribute most of the price rises to boredom during the lock down for the Covid virus. Interesting little report and I'll have to check this guy's shop out when I am down in Binghamton next month...
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    Popularity of baseball cards vs football cards

    I was wondering why you guys think there is such a great difference in popularity of baseball cards and football cards. I understand there is a certain tradition with baseball cards but football seems to be so much more popular than baseball and has been for several decades. Throw in the fact...
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    2020 card issues

    I'm not into newer cards but I am wondering if the Corona virus situation will make this year's cards much more scarce? I cannot imagine card companies are still printing cards since nothing quite says "non essential" more than "sports cards" does. Plus, a lot of manufacturing facilities are...
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    PM reply with quote feature?

    The reply with quote feature on the PMs seems to be missing. When I reply to a message in my Inbox, the text of the previous/incoming message does not appear. And when I look at the PM in my Sent Box it looks like a brand new message. Am i the only one who this is happening to or am i doing...
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    How to selectively delete PMs

    I was wondering if someone could tell me how to selectively delete Pms in my inbox and outbox. I know how to empty those completely but not how to get rid of some PMs while keeping others. My 100 message limit is getting close and I need to keep several of my old PMs for reference on current...
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    Utica, NY card show Sunday Oct 14,

    I am posting info about a card show card show in New Hartford, NY (A suburb of Utica) this Sunday on the slim chance that someone in the upstate NY area may be interested in going. Jay Novacek, former TE of the Dallas Cowboys, is the guest signer. http://hofsportscollectibles.com/ To...
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    Your first card memories

    I was wondering what other Bench members first sports card memories were, be it a particular set or player. Something or someone caught all of our attentions at one point that got us started in this hobby. For me the first recollections of cards were the 1965 Topps and Philadelphia football...
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    Major card theft in Cooperstown

    Here is an interesting news report of a major card theft in Cooperstown. http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Man-steals-50000-worth-of-sports-memorabilia-339483662.html I'd like to know how this guy had access to these valuable cards. Was he a employee at one of the card stores? And if he was...
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    1995-96 Topps Basketball unnumbered card ID???

    I was wondering if anyone here had ever come across any 1995-96 Topps Basketball cards with no number on the back? I have a Shaq card in the 1995-96 Topps basketball style like this. I am wondering if anyone here knows what this card is? I know 1992-93 Skybox had unnumbered cards that...
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