I told my trading buddy, Duane Jackson (hdjstuff) how frustated I was getting with some other site, he recommended The Bench and I have not used anything else since. My son got me hooked and as he starts to lose interest, I find myself picking it up even more.
Hi, I got here recommended my NY JEterfan, I was trying to make atrade with him on antoher boards and he told me "If you dont join The Bench I wont trade with you" LOL. Just kidding,
just told me he hanged out more in here so I came here and registered,
its a very nice place, I like It
OK, I've been trading on Topps for the last year and finally decided to go someplace where there was some structure. RyanL24 sent me here. I've been here for only a couple of days, but I am very impressed with how well organized this site is. Thanks to all who made this site available.
I had been out of cards since after my divorce in 2000 and after my marriage to a great lady who told me to take the time for my hobby, I began looking for people to trade with. I have been with AOL (aka AOHell) since 1994 and began by looking at the AOL Hometown pages. I found Bob D'Angelo's and several other guys who traded here (sorry Bob seemed to be the only one I remember at the time) and about two hours after that I went to the chat rooms and someone told me to look in the newsgroups. I went and there were a crapload of posts. So I grabbed the first one that said something about being friendly and it was a newsgroup post about The Bench. That was like the 10th time I saw the name and said that I had to try it out. Within days, I had made a trade or two and went off to the card show in Atlanta and met Troy. After that, the rest is history.
here is my story i was looking for a chat room to talk about cards and a room popped up i went inside and found one person who is he i tell you later so u we talked and he then he gave me the bench address and here i am
the mystery person is ..........??????????
he helped me out alot thanks
I've been watching the Topps boards for a couple of weeks and there was a thread that consisted of a bunch of guys who were upset that The Bench site was down. I didn't know what The Bench was/is. Days later, a new thread was started saying that the Bench was back up, and people we're happy again. So I thought I'd check it out. So far, so good. I hope to get to know all of you and hope we can help each other out. --Sami
HI PETE: I WAS ON TOPPS WHEN YOU HAD MENTIONED ABOUT
THE BENCH. I AM ALSO VERY GLAD YOU HAVE.I WAS LOOKING AT
AT YOUR PICTURES,NICE SHOT.WHERE WERE THE TAKEN AT A.C?
DID YOU EVER HAVE ANY RELATIONS LIVING IN GOLUCSTER CO.?
AND LAST BUT FAR FROM LEAST THANK YOU AND ALL THE STAFF
ON THE BENCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND ALL THE HOURS
ALL OF YOU PUT INTO THE BENCH.SO WE CAN ENJOY. THANK YOU