Where am I going with this?
I thought I was the only person in the blogging community who believed that Beckett is still relevant in the modern Hobby. In many cases, they still are. But today I find out that the gentleman at Cardboard Icons actually thinks the same way about Beckett the way I do. Now he's not giving them a free pass on all the bad things they have been reported to have done either. But he has kept enough of a distance that he still sees some good in them. Especially about that all important thing...what was it...oh yeah...the price guide.
His final words in the post:
I was compelled to respond:
"You are definitely not in the minority. I look at Beckett magazines exactly the same way you do.
"It is a guide. They even specify that it’s a guide. The section before the guides, whether it’s in the magazine or the big books says explicitly:
"Beckett also has one of the most accurate checklist collections in the world, and that’s why I use them.
"I am not going to argue the negatives, because I do see them and can understand why the aggravation. But they really don’t affect me. One bit. If they get that hit on Donruss EEE or Topps Triple Threads, or UD whatever, so be it. I don’t really care.
"Maybe the people who gripe the most are the ones who spend the most on those special cards. I am not one of them, and will still continue to buy Beckett for the articles and the guides.
"I’ve already posted about this once before on my humble little blog…it may be time to bring it back up again for kicks!!!"
And for those who missed it the first time, here is the link to my first post about this issue:
Beckett and It's Relevancy to the Hobby...In My World!!!
I ask that if you plan on leaving a comment (positive or otherwise) about this topic that you read the above post first. Then you can tell me whether I'm nuts or that I might be on to something.