I have to get this off my chest...
Over the recent years, I have seen more and more posts go down the drain as the OPs topic somehow goes off the rails and onto tangents that are not remotely related to the Discussion Title. I'm closing in on being a 19 year member here, I've kinda seen it all, somehow, and I don't know how, the board has become either a flame fest (short lived), posters getting the dreaded red box, just disappearing, or some posters making less than positive comments against other posters. All this is nonsense!!
If there is a Discussion Title that interests you, add to the discussion. If there's (for example) a discussion about the Red Sox, and then along comes a poster that wants to write about how great Bob Cousey was in Boston, it just doesn't belong under the OPs thread. This is a stretch of an example, but you wouldn't have to look very far (yes, on this page), to see how threads have been destroyed or hijacked into something not even close to the original discussion. Look to see if another poster might have posted about the same topic a few threads below...irritating to see multiples of the same subject.
Please let's respect the OP, what he/she has to say and go from there. If you disagree, disagree nicely, don't bomb the guy, that's just petty BS. If you want to post something on the silly side, like the occasional Reese's Pieces back and forth, stay within the thread and enjoy the moment. I'm sure Todd will speak up if we get too silly, silly.
Bottom line let's kinda upgrade this board and make it better, with thought provoking comments, input, and responses. If your thoughts don't relate to the OP, open your own thread and see where it goes.
I do miss Stevek.
Al - MCMLVTOPPS
The Topps thing is from the early 2000s, when I was very heavy into collecting this set. I put it together 3 times, all PSA NQ.
I once had the 16th best set, about 20 cards short of a straight PSA 8 set. It would now cost a small fortune to put it back together in the same grade. Sold the set and made a nice profit, needed cash to buy a new home, which is where I'm sitting. The cards were nice, but my home is exceptionally nice, I made the right decision. Livin' on the lake ain't bad.