Thursday, May 22, 2008

More Beckett Douchebaggery

Did you enter the Beckett contest for the Adrian Peterson 1/1 Exquisite that was fraudulently obtained in a box break scam? No? Me either. However, a lot of people did enter, much to my chagrin, and guess what? No winner has been announced despite the expected reveal being two days late. Im sure they will announce the winner, and that person will be happy to have made 7,000 dollars for filling out a lame survey instead of actually purchasing the product. Here is poetic justice for you: they announce the winner as one of the people who posted a support video for the original YouTube response that I posted. That would be so great, I cant even tell you how happy I would be. Oh well, add it to the laundry list of complaints against the hobby's number one scam magazine.

As far as I am concerned, there are two major enemies for every collector out there:

1. Beckett
2. Fake Patch Card Makers/Sellers

Yes, I group them as one and the same. First, Beckett makes me sick with the masks they put on the hobby and collecting. They show collectors a possibility in their video breaks that isnt really possible, among other things they present as the truth. What's most sickening to me is that they are the end all and be all for pricing within many collector's minds. Doesnt that seem dirty to you? For 50% of the people out there, Beckett sets the price of their collection. Bullshit. BULLSHIT. Each time I hear someone refer to them as the #1 source for the hobby, I die a little inside. At least Upper Deck, who most people blame for the current state of the hobby, does do SOME good for some people.

As for fake patch sellers, I think the situation they have created has made it impossible for people to purchase any multicolored patch card with any certainty anymore. Granted, there are some OBVIOUS ones, but some are fucking good and you wouldnt know it wasnt real. That scares me.

1 comment:

  1. This is why I don't like jersey or patch cards. It's too easy to fake. Plus the card makers are going too far when they start cutting up Lou Gehrig uniforms and stuff like that. Might as well piss on his cap and sell it while you're at it.