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#2013721 - 12/18/12 12:50 PM A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member
trex
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So, I'm sitting at my desk Saturday afternoon watching the New Mexico Bowl and I see the mail carrier coming towards the house with a package. Well, it's a little too early for my sub to have popped and what cards I had coming from Ebay were singles so it couldn't be that, must be something the wife ordered. The carrier hands it to me and I see who it's from so I rip into real quick. Once I got past the strips of bubble gum and card wrappers, I find myself holding the finest hand collected set these hands have ever held. For some time I had admired the sets this board member was putting together and the perfection he put forward in doing so, okay OCD, never once thinking I would be lucky enough to possess one.

So a special thank you goes out to John "bigredone" for being so thoughtful and generous. I've come to know John a bit here in the past few months and he's just one heckuva nice guy. He is not only generous with his time and cards to fellow board members, but he's also generous with his time in his community. A couple of weekends ago he was telling me about him and his son donating cards to a toy drive honoring a fallen hero from his community. He's made of the "right stuff" and he's teaching his children the "right way" of approaching life, kinda unusual in this day and time.

He along with several others on the board have provided me with so much information and insight as to what true collecting is all about, all of you know who you are, and again a special thanks goes to you as well. John has a passion for the hobby and perfection, or OCD, few can match. Did I fail to mention, he also has a tremendous sense of humor. And not the least of which, he's one heckuva scanning technique instructor and coach.
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#2013724 - 12/18/12 01:48 PM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: trex]
vintagebaseball
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trex, I am newcomer around here but even I have noticed his knowledge and helpfulness. Thanks for sharing. There are still good people out there!
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#2013725 - 12/18/12 01:51 PM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: vintagebaseball]
SMtJoy
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Kudos to John "bigredone", great to see and post some pics when you get a chance!
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#2013732 - 12/18/12 06:39 PM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: SMtJoy]
bbo
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Well, what'dya get? Inquiring minds want to know.
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#2013734 - 12/18/12 06:46 PM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: bbo]
Blackie
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John and so many others on this board keep me going every day. I love loggin into these boards and talking cards, sports and just life. You guys are the best and this is the BEST board out there!!!
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#2013746 - 12/19/12 08:49 AM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: Blackie]
KRB
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^^^ Ever since i joined here, I try and log in every day to see if theres something new to read.
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#2013748 - 12/19/12 08:52 AM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: Blackie]
33rdStreet
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Awesome! I had the same experience with two board members and they know who they are. This community here (regardless of its size!) is the best ive come across...period!
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#2013764 - 12/19/12 04:04 PM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: Blackie]
vintagebaseball
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Me too, Blackie. Since I found this board, I look everyday to see if something new has been posted. I learn a lot from you guys.
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#2013765 - 12/19/12 04:07 PM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: 33rdStreet]
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I agree, 33rd. Everyone here has been very knowledgeable and friendly. Some places I have been are not like this community of collectors.
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#2013771 - 12/19/12 08:48 PM Re: A Special Shout Out for a Special Board Member [Re: vintagebaseball]
SMtJoy
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This board = quality over quantity!
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