The card collecting version of "March Madness", if you will!

Hoyt55

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Hello, was looking through some of my old threads and stumbled upon this nugget. In one of the past Beckett magazines, they had a "March Madness" type of deal, only with aspects of card collecting as the "seeds". It was called "The Greatest Things in the Hobby", which is an appropriate title. :)

You rank and eliminate various aspects of sports card collecting, eliminating aspects until you have your favorite aspect of the hobby. Just wanted to see if any other Benchies wanted to give this a shot, I think it would be interesting to see everyone's favorite thing about this ever-addicting hobby.


Here are the categories:


Round 1, Column 1:

(Seed) #1- TTM Autos vs. #2- Trading

#3- Pulling Key Card of Favorite Player vs. #4- Cut Sigs

#5- Pack Wars vs. #6- Legible Autos

#7- On-Card Autos vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#9- Box Busters vs. #10- Bargain Bins

#11- Your Hobby Room vs. #12- Set Registries

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend vs. #14- BGS Gold Labels

#15- No Purchase Necessary (NPNs) vs. #16- The National


Round 1, Column 2:

#1- Multi-Colored Patches vs. #2- Mail Days

#3- Wrapper Redemption Programs vs. #4- Buying Cards in Your Underwear Online

#5- Scooping a Buy It Now vs. #6- Bustin' Wax

#7- The Rookie Card Rolodex (annual Beckett issue) vs. #8- Topps Gum

#9- One-Touch Holders vs. #10- Beating the Odds

#11- Completing a Set vs. #12- In-Person Autos

#13- Card-Filled Photobuckets vs. #14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop

#15- Shows vs. #16 Grab Bags



I looked over some of my picks when I filled this out a couple years ago, and a lot has changed! Here's my bracket, I'd really like to see what you guys think and what your "Favorite Thing in the Hobby" is! I bolded the ones I chose.

Round 1, Column 1:

(Seed) #1- TTM Autos vs. #2- Trading

#3- Pulling Key Card of Favorite Player vs. #4- Cut Sigs

#5- Pack Wars vs. #6- Legible Autos

#7- On-Card Autos vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#9- Box Busters vs. #10- Bargain Bins

#11- Your Hobby Room vs. #12- Set Registries

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend vs. #14- BGS Gold Labels

#15- No Purchase Necessary (NPNs) vs. #16- The National


Round 1, Column 2:

#1- Multi-Colored Patches vs. #2- Mail Days

#3- Wrapper Redemption Programs vs. #4- Buying Cards in Your Underwear Online

#5- Scooping a Buy It Now vs. #6- Bustin' Wax

#7- The Rookie Card Rolodex (annual Beckett issue) vs. #8- Topps Gum

#9- One-Touch Holders vs. #10- Beating the Odds

#11- Completing a Set vs. #12- In-Person Autos

#13- Card-Filled Photobuckets vs. #14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop

#15- Shows vs. #16 Grab Bags


"Sweet 16":

#2-Trading vs. #3 Pulling Key Card of Favorite Player

#6- Legible Autos vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#10- Bargain Bins vs. #11 Your Hobby Room

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend vs. #16- The National

#2- Mail Days vs. #4- Buying Cards in Your Underwear Online

#6- Bustin' Wax vs. #8 Topps Gum

#10- Beating the Odds vs. #12- In-Person Autos

#14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop vs. #15- Shows


"Elite 8":

#2- Trading vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#10- Bargain Bins vs. #16 The National

#2- Mail Days vs. #6 Bustin' Wax

#10- Beating the Odds vs. #15-Shows


"Final Four":

#2- Trading vs. #10- Bargain Bins

#2- Mail Days vs. #15- Shows


"The Greatest Thing in the Hobby":

#2- Trading vs. #15 Shows
 

mrmopar

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#1- TTM Autos vs. #2- Trading

#3- Pulling Key Card of Favorite Player vs. #4- Cut Sigs

#5- Pack Wars vs. #6- Legible Autos

#7- On-Card Autos vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#9- Box Busters vs. #10- Bargain Bins

#11- Your Hobby Room vs. #12- Set Registries

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend vs. #14- BGS Gold Labels

#15- No Purchase Necessary (NPNs) vs. #16- The National


Round 1, Column 2:

#1- Multi-Colored Patches vs. #2- Mail Days

#3- Wrapper Redemption Programs vs. #4- Buying Cards in Your Underwear Online

#5- Scooping a Buy It Now vs. #6- Bustin' Wax

#7- The Rookie Card Rolodex (annual Beckett issue) vs. #8- Topps Gum

#9- One-Touch Holders vs. #10- Beating the Odds

#11- Completing a Set vs. #12- In-Person Autos

#13- Card-Filled Photobuckets vs. #14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop

#15- Shows vs. #16 Grab Bags

Too much work to do the rest of the brackets, but I think the winner of the bunch for me would be IP Autos or shows
 

baberuth#3

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Interesting. Here are my rankings.

Round 1, Column 1:

#1- TTM Autos vs. #2- Trading

#3- Pulling Key Card of Favorite Player vs. #4- Cut Sigs

#5- Pack Wars vs. #6- Legible Autos

#7- On-Card Autos vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#9- Box Busters vs. #10- Bargain Bins

#11- Your Hobby Room vs. #12- Set Registries

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend vs. #14- BGS Gold Labels

#15- No Purchase Necessary (NPNs) vs. #16- The National


Round 1, Column 2:

#1- Multi-Colored Patches vs. #2- Mail Days

#3- Wrapper Redemption Programs vs. #4- Buying Cards in Your Underwear Online :eek: How'd you know!

#5- Scooping a Buy It Now vs. #6- Bustin' Wax

#7- The Rookie Card Rolodex (annual Beckett issue) vs. #8- Topps Gum

#9- One-Touch Holders vs. #10- Beating the Odds

#11- Completing a Set vs. #12- In-Person Autos

#13- Card-Filled Photobuckets vs. #14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop

#15- Shows vs. #16- Grab Bags

Sweet 16:

#2- Trading vs. #4- Cut Sigs

#5- Pack Wars vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#10- Bargain Bins vs. #11- Your Hobby Room

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend vs. #15- No Purchase Neccesary (NPNs)

#2- Mail Days vs. #4 Buying Cards in your Underwear Online

#6- Bustin' Wax vs. #7- The Rookie Card Rolodex (annual Beckett issue)

#10- Beating the Odds vs. #12- In-Person Autos

#14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop vs. #16- Grab Bags

Elite 8:

#2- Trading vs. #5- Pack Wars

#10- Bargain Bins vs. #13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend

#2- Mail Days vs #6- Bustin' Wax

#12- In-Person Autos vs. #14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop

Final Four:

#2- Trading vs. #13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend

#2- Mail Days vs. #12- In-Person Autos

The Champion:

#2- Trading vs #12- In-Person Autos
 

bigpapiortiz34

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Round 1, Column 1:

(Seed) #1- TTM Autos vs. #2- Trading

#3- Pulling Key Card of Favorite Player vs. #4- Cut Sigs

#5- Pack Wars vs. #6- Legible Autos

#7- On-Card Autos vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#9- Box Busters vs. #10- Bargain Bins

#11- Your Hobby Room vs. #12- Set Registries

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend vs. #14- BGS Gold Labels

#15- No Purchase Necessary (NPNs) vs. #16- The National


Round 1, Column 2:

#1- Multi-Colored Patches vs. #2- Mail Days

#3- Wrapper Redemption Programs vs. #4- Buying Cards in Your Underwear Online

#5- Scooping a Buy It Now vs. #6- Bustin' Wax

#7- The Rookie Card Rolodex (annual Beckett issue) vs. #8- Topps Gum

#9- One-Touch Holders vs. #10- Beating the Odds

#11- Completing a Set vs. #12- In-Person Autos

#13- Card-Filled Photobuckets vs. #14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop

#15- Shows vs. #16 Grab Bags


Round 2, Column 1

#2 Trading vs #3 Pulling Favorite Player

#5 Pack Wars vs #7 On Card Autos

#9 Box Busters vs #11 My Hobby Room

#13 Understanding Wife vs #16 The National


Round 2, Column 2

#2 Mail Days vs #4 Buying Online

#6 Busting Wax vs #8 Topps Gum

#10 Beating the Odds vs #12 In Person Autos

#14 Local Shop vs #15 Shows


Round 3, Column 1

#2 Trading vs #7 On Card Autos

#9 Box Busters vs #16 The National


Round 3, Column 2

#2 Mail Days vs #6 Busting Wax

#12 In Person Autos vs #15 Shows


Round 4, Column 1

#2 Trading vs #16 The National


Round 4, Column 2

#6 Busting Wax vs #15 Shows


Finals

#2 Trading vs #15 Shows

Winner - #2 Trading
 

Kekamba

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Round 1, Column 1:

(Seed) #1- TTM Autos vs. #2- Trading

#3- Pulling Key Card of Favorite Player vs. #4- Cut Sigs

#5- Pack Wars vs. #6- Legible Autos

#7- On-Card Autos vs. #8- 1 of 1s

#9- Box Busters vs. #10- Bargain Bins

#11- Your Hobby Room vs. #12- Set Registries

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend vs. #14- BGS Gold Labels

#15- No Purchase Necessary (NPNs) vs. #16- The National


Round 1, Column 2:

#1- Multi-Colored Patches vs. #2- Mail Days
#3- Wrapper Redemption Programs vs. #4- Buying Cards in Your Underwear Online
#5- Scooping a Buy It Now vs. #6- Bustin' Wax

#7- The Rookie Card Rolodex (annual Beckett issue) vs. #8- Topps Gum

#9- One-Touch Holders vs. #10- Beating the Odds
#11- Completing a Set vs. #12- In-Person Autos

#13- Card-Filled Photobuckets vs. #14- Your Local Card Dealer/Shop

#15- Shows vs. #16 Grab Bags

ROUND 2
#2-Trading vs. #15-NPN
#3-Pulling Key Cards of Favorite Players vs. #13 A understanding Girlfriend
#6-Legiable Autos vs. Your Hobby Room
#7-On Card Autos vs. #10-Bargain Bins

#2-Mail Days vs. #16-Grab Bags
#4-Underwear Buying vs. #13-Card filled buckets
#6-Bustin Wax vs. #11-Completing a set
#8-Topps Gum vs. #10-Beating the odds

ROUND 3
#2-Trading vs #7-On Card Autos
#13-A Understanding Girlfriend vs #6-Leg. Autos

#2-Mail Days
vs #10-Beating the Odds
#13-Bucketheads vs #6-Busting Wax

FINAL 4
#2-Trading vs #13 A Understanding GF

#2-Mail Days vs #6 Busting Wax

KEKAMBA CHAMPION
#2-Trading vs #2-Mail Days
WINNER: MAIL DAYS

Got to admit though the final 4 was tough for me. My girlfriend not only supports and understands but spoils me with boxes, blasters and packs. She wont buy singles cos she's afraid she'll buy the wrong thing. We are discussing getting her into the hobby but first she needs to learn the game a little. She asked me what a pinch hitter was today! But with that said, I BUST WAX so I can TRADE online I enjoy trading as much as collecting. But I went with mail days because that is normaly the day that I finally get that Drew Stubbs and soon to be Scott Rolen card in my hands. Plus mail days are fun, because for me I never know if its its going to be my end of a trade or a TTM auto. The days that I get both are the best!
 

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Round 1, Column 1:

(Seed) #2- Trading

#3- Pulling Key Card of Favorite Player
#6- Legible Autos

#7- On-Card Autos

#10- Bargain Bins

#11- Your Hobby Room

#13- An Understanding Wife/Girlfriend

#16- The National


Round 2, Column 2:
  • National
  • Pulling card of your favorite Player
  • Legible Autos
  • On cards Autos
Round 3
  • National
  • Pulling card of your favorite player
Round 4 National!
 
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