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anglinomics
09-19-2018, 09:28 AM
I have been only posting the prominent releases of Baseball in recent years. At one time, I posted all new releases, but I think it was not worth the effort. I will continue to post Baseball. But I would like some feedback on what you would like to see. I can see adding the top 2 or so to the regular schedule. Comments welcome.

katester44
09-19-2018, 10:22 AM
Based on the majority of trading here on The Bench - I feel like baseball is all you truly need to worry about.

David K.
09-19-2018, 11:24 AM
Voted. Best regards, David

Gnep31
09-19-2018, 03:02 PM
Besides for Baseball I would like to see Racing. I no longer watch or collect professional basketball/football. I watch every Nascar race and attend as many local or national events that I can get to.

Thanks - Brad

cmcjr99
09-19-2018, 03:10 PM
Based on the majority of trading here on The Bench - I feel like baseball is all you truly need to worry about.


not trying to start anything , but.....

perhaps that attitude is why other sports aren't more actively traded here or why more new members don't come here....

more attempts at featuring AT LEAST football , basketball , and hockey too may actually encourage more people to join and become active here and in turn increase the activity in those other sports....

anglinomics
09-20-2018, 07:02 AM
Growing up, I was always a three sport fan. I played Baseball, Football, and Basketball. I did like to golf, but at that time, options were restricted to get on a course. When I collected as a kid ( 1963-1971) I collected mostly Baseball. But I was happy to buy Football, and Basketball when I could find them. Of course most of the money came from my parents, so basically when school started, it was the end of cards buying for the most part. I started collecting as an adult in 1991. I haven't busted any packs for about 3 years.

As far as looking at new releases, when I was posting all releases for maybe 5 years, it had no effect on trading in other sports. But I think it is interesting to look at releases other than Baseball, even though I would only buy Baseball. Any activity that I have with cards now is buying singles on eBay.

anglinomics
09-22-2018, 10:28 AM
bump

katester44
09-25-2018, 10:20 AM
not trying to start anything , but.....

perhaps that attitude is why other sports aren't more actively traded here or why more new members don't come here....

more attempts at featuring AT LEAST football , basketball , and hockey too may actually encourage more people to join and become active here and in turn increase the activity in those other sports....


Growing up, I was always a three sport fan. I played Baseball, Football, and Basketball. I did like to golf, but at that time, options were restricted to get on a course. When I collected as a kid ( 1963-1971) I collected mostly Baseball. But I was happy to buy Football, and Basketball when I could find them. Of course most of the money came from my parents, so basically when school started, it was the end of cards buying for the most part. I started collecting as an adult in 1991. I haven't busted any packs for about 3 years.

As far as looking at new releases, when I was posting all releases for maybe 5 years, it had no effect on trading in other sports. But I think it is interesting to look at releases other than Baseball, even though I would only buy Baseball. Any activity that I have with cards now is buying singles on eBay.

I went back and looked at the last thread posted in each of the other sports in this forum. I wanted to see who was looking at what and what type of commentary was involved.

Soccer Forum - last thread - 2016 - 0 members read the review
Wrestling/UFC - last thread - 2016 - 0 members read the review
Hockey - last thread - 2016 - 0 members read the review
Football - last thread - 2017 - 0 members read the review

Baseball:
2018 Bowman Chrome - 15 members read the review
2018 Topps Update - 8 members read the review
2018 A/G - 18 members read the review

2018 Update should be a huge release with Torres/Acuna/Albies/Andujar/Soto, and I am sure I am missing a couple others....8 members looked at the review.

I have tried to trade golf, basketball, football - the majority of folks here on The Bench focus on baseball. All you have to do is look at the number of threads for each sport, and the activity on said threads. It just isn't there. Honestly, if I want to find out about new releases that aren't baseball related, I go to Blowout and click on pre-sells and new releases to see what is coming out in the near future.

I have been trying like crazy to get Upper Deck and Panini to provide The Bench with an occasional box, so we could do a live break and give away the cards to members to try and pique interest in their baseball and other sport releases. But to date, have had zero success in convincing them.

anglinomics
09-26-2018, 07:52 AM
I went back and looked at the last thread posted in each of the other sports in this forum. I wanted to see who was looking at what and what type of commentary was involved.

Soccer Forum - last thread - 2016 - 0 members read the review
Wrestling/UFC - last thread - 2016 - 0 members read the review
Hockey - last thread - 2016 - 0 members read the review
Football - last thread - 2017 - 0 members read the review

Baseball:
2018 Bowman Chrome - 15 members read the review
2018 Topps Update - 8 members read the review
2018 A/G - 18 members read the review

2018 Update should be a huge release with Torres/Acuna/Albies/Andujar/Soto, and I am sure I am missing a couple others....8 members looked at the review.

I have tried to trade golf, basketball, football - the majority of folks here on The Bench focus on baseball. All you have to do is look at the number of threads for each sport, and the activity on said threads. It just isn't there. Honestly, if I want to find out about new releases that aren't baseball related, I go to Blowout and click on pre-sells and new releases to see what is coming out in the near future.

I have been trying like crazy to get Upper Deck and Panini to provide The Bench with an occasional box, so we could do a live break and give away the cards to members to try and pique interest in their baseball and other sport releases. But to date, have had zero success in convincing them.

I tried to look at some of those last threads, but the forums are empty. I'm sure with your moderators permissions, you can see more than me. I'm not sure how you came up with 8 reads for 2018 Topps Update. I can see that it has 58 views. Can you tell me what that means?

katester44
09-26-2018, 10:53 AM
I tried to look at some of those last threads, but the forums are empty. I'm sure with your moderators permissions, you can see more than me. I'm not sure how you came up with 8 reads for 2018 Topps Update. I can see that it has 58 views. Can you tell me what that means?

I have no idea if mod privileges gives me a different view or not?? I am able to see the number of times a particular thread has been viewed and than also see the number of members who viewed on it. I am assuming thread views allows non-signed in members and guests to be a part of that count. What I don't know is if it is total number of views or total number of views by different viewers, IE, if there are 20 views - did one person look at a thread 18 times, and two other people once each...or is it 20 distinct individuals.

I am all for anything that ramps up activity and trades, but the flip side here is that the members have to want to be more engaged and have to want to have more interaction, more trades, more dialogue, more everything.

David K.
09-26-2018, 10:27 PM
I have been trying like crazy to get Upper Deck and Panini to provide The Bench with an occasional box, so we could do a live break and give away the cards to members to try and pique interest in their baseball and other sport releases. But to date, have had zero success in convincing them. Thanks for trying Katester44! Best regards, David

katester44
09-27-2018, 09:37 AM
I have been trying like crazy to get Upper Deck and Panini to provide The Bench with an occasional box, so we could do a live break and give away the cards to members to try and pique interest in their baseball and other sport releases. But to date, have had zero success in convincing them. Thanks for trying Katester44! Best regards, David

Thanks - just got another rejection from Upper Deck yesterday. Feel like if we could break a box or two of newer product (like hdjstuff does for Topps), we might be able to get the bench bucks store filled up. do online giveaways during the box break, get some different products into everyones hands - would be a win win for everyone involved.

anglinomics
09-27-2018, 10:54 AM
I'm thinking that a person can have multiple views. I guess your read number comes from the number of names at the bottom of the thread, which I no longer can see. The poll will run its 90 course, but at this time there is not enough to move the needle.

P.s. I collected over 600 unique Brett Favre cards by trading on The Bench.

anglinomics
10-03-2018, 01:47 PM
I'm wondering if anyone has ever bought cards using the link I provide with each release.

katester44
10-03-2018, 02:49 PM
I'm wondering if anyone has ever bought cards using the link I provide with each release.

I can honestly say that I never noticed the link at the bottom, and if I did, had no idea it linked right to blowout for purchase.

David K.
10-04-2018, 09:39 AM
I'm wondering if anyone has ever bought cards using the link I provide with each release.

I noticed the link last year....not sure.....if I used it or not....but I did purchased two retail boxes of Bowman Draft last year from Blowout. Best regards, David

anglinomics
10-17-2018, 10:54 AM
We haven't had any new votes in a while. The poll remains open. But I have decided that I will try to post a few releases per year of the other prominent sports other than Baseball. And there will be all the major releases of Baseball.

katester44
10-17-2018, 11:45 AM
We haven't had any new votes in a while. The poll remains open. But I have decided that I will try to post a few releases per year of the other prominent sports other than Baseball. And there will be all the major releases of Baseball.

Sounds like a pretty reasonable plan to me. I would love to see a new golf release - time to get cards of all the new stars of both the PGA and LPGA on the market!

katester44
10-18-2018, 09:02 AM
Was thinking about this a bit more - releases like Goodwin would be most welcome. They don't really fall into a "sport" category, but it does have cards of folks that you don't often see being released.

rotorob
10-18-2018, 10:25 AM
I'm wondering if anyone has ever bought cards using the link I provide with each release.

Well, I hadn't, but out of curiosity, I clicked the link. Saw that they had the 2014 A&G binders with the exclusive minis on sale, a Big Bang Theory box and 2015 Topps Chrome on sale, so bought enough to get free shipping..

anglinomics
10-19-2018, 07:13 AM
Was thinking about this a bit more - releases like Goodwin would be most welcome. They don't really fall into a "sport" category, but it does have cards of folks that you don't often see being released.

There isn't any golf coming out in the next several months. At least not at Blowout Cards. I don't recall what Goodwin is; could you expound please.

anglinomics
10-19-2018, 07:15 AM
Well, I hadn't, but out of curiosity, I clicked the link. Saw that they had the 2014 A&G binders with the exclusive minis on sale, a Big Bang Theory box and 2015 Topps Chrome on sale, so bought enough to get free shipping..

O don't check sale items on a regular basis. But I think this is a good source for select older products. Thanks for sharing.

katester44
10-19-2018, 09:36 AM
There isn't any golf coming out in the next several months. At least not at Blowout Cards. I don't recall what Goodwin is; could you expound please.

I know on golf....it is a bit soul crushing, to see so many other releases, but no golf specific. UD Goodwin Champions is sort of a mutant Allen & Ginter. A little baseball, vintage names, alternate sports, etc., etc. Feel like it usually releases in the summer.

anglinomics
12-04-2018, 10:00 AM
Based on the response, there is little interest in any thing other than Baseball. I have recently posted a couple threads from other sports. I am going to continue in that matter. However, the poll is still open.