Daily Archives: September 29, 2008

What Do You Collect

The only set I complete each year is Topps.  I have every set from the year I was born to the present.  That’s 30 sets if anyone was wondering.  Even when I wasn’t buying packs I always picked up a complete set at the end of the year.  I also buy a handfull of packs from just about every set out there.  The hobby shop around here really sucks, so it makes it hard to get some sets.  This leaves me with a large amount of extra cards that I don’t really need or care to keep.  I keep all of the Cubs and just a few other players I like.  If I could trade my extra cards to people who really want them I would feel better than keeping them in a box in the closet.  So let me know who and what you collect and maybe we could put some trade packages together.

WANTS:

  • CUBS
  • Tim Lincecum
  • Micah Hoffpauir
  • Geo Soto
  • Denard Span
  • 1962 Topps

Don’t Wants

  • Everything Else

Let me know so we can do some trading!

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StubHub Is EVIL

Stubhub is evil and Ticketmaster are crooks.  I’ll start with Stubhub.  How long will MLB work alongside Stubhub before they realise they are the ones losing revenue.  It’s already happened at the new Yankee Stadium.  Ticket prices will sore over the next few years to the point the average fan will not be able to afford it.  I know everything is expensive nowadays, but we the consumers are setting the price by buying tickets at ridiculous prices.  Eventually we will be paying that for face!

My next gripe is with Ticketmaster.  These rat bastards are even worse than Stubhub.  Last weekend I tried to score four tickets for my wife and her friends to go see AC/DC.  To start with you could spend $40 to become a fan club member and obtain a password for a chance to get tickets before they went live.  I passed.  They go on sale at 10 am and I got the old PC all fired up and ready to go around 9:50 in the am.  They go on sale and immediately I ask for four tickets at the best available location.  Apparently all tickets are $89.50, which is already highway robbery if you ask me.  So now I try to figure out what the hell the squiggly word is in the magic box.  It was shovel. I went to a virtual line and I was seven minutes back.  In reality it was only about one minute.  I don’t know the conversion for time between reality and virtual reality, but it’s wicked.  Any ways I get told only single tickets were the only thing still available.  Just under that it says visit our sister site Tickets Now for tickets on the secondary market.  So sure I check it out.  Now all tickets are $219 or more WTF.  In a matter of minutes tickets went up $130 before I even had a chance to get any.  Now the show is in Chicago and people were selling tickets from all over the damn place, even Canada.  I just wonder how much MLB and Ticketmaster are pulling in off these secondary markets?  Bad for us Good for them.

With this all said, we got four for AC/DC off E-bay for $17 over face, not horrible.  And my beloved Cubbies made the playoffs so I’m going to try like hell not to donate to Stubhub.

I also want to congratulate the Brewers and their fans for making the playoffs for the first time  in 26 years.  I’d love to see a good interstate series between rivals in the playoffs.  It could only be topped with a cross town series to decide it all.  Also a big thanks to Mario for the mention over at Wax Heaven.  I’ll keep my eyes open in the midwest for any Andrew Millers you need.

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