Baseball Card Survey: Lets Play 20 Questions

20 Questions

Well, Beckett juat had a survey out for baseball card collectors that was interesting but in some places a little weak. So I decided to create one of my own to see what people really think of this industry. Fell free to vote and check the voting often!!

1. What do you collect?

  • Player/Team/Set Collector
  • Rookie Card Collector
  • Autograph Collector
  • Vintage Collector
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2. Do you prefer Autograph cards to be:

  • On-card
  • Sticker
  • Doesn’t really matter to me - either one is fine
  • I don’t collect Autograph Cards
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3. How do you feel about game-used cards?

  • There is too much available
  • There is not enough available
  • There are not enough special cards available
  • I don’t collect game-used cards
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4. What would you like to see on future game-used cards?

  • Historical dating of the game-used material
  • Better, unique material (stripes, patches, colors, different equipment)
  • Better text identifying the game-used material linking it to the player on the card
  • All of the above
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5. What do you think of the Topps Flagship brand?

  • It’s still the best
  • It’s a solid set
  • It’s a stale and boring set
  • I don’t buy this set
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6. Inserts are part of the hobby. What would you like to see from them in the future?

  • More creativity
  • More nostalgia
  • More Rarity
  • Better inserts but less of them on the whole
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7. Parallels are also part of the hobby. What would you like to see from them in the future?

  • More creativity
  • More Rarity
  • More types of parallels
  • Less types of parallels
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8. Baseball only has one complete licensee In Topps. How many do you think there should be?

  • Only Topps
  • Two
  • Three
  • More than three like the “Old” days
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9. The definition of Rookie Card has subtly changed over the years. Do you consider the Bowman “inserts” as Rookie Cards?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure
  • Not a Rookie Card Collector
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10. The grading companies generally use 30 years as the break off for the definition of Vintage Cards. What is your definition?

  • Only up through 1960
  • Only up through 1970
  • Only up to 1973 (the last year of cards in series)
  • The 30-year rule works for me.
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11. Which innovations in card technology do you like or miss the most?

  • Die Cutting
  • Prismatic Foil
  • Foilboard
  • Acetate Cards
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12. What do you think is the biggest crisis to hit baseball card collecting?

  • Products are just too expensive
  • Products are not interesting enough
  • Kids are more into video games than collecting cards
  • Products are not aimed at kids to begin with.
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13. Do you think the RC logo is still useful for the hobby?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I never thought it was useful
  • It can be useful for newcomers to the hobby.
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14. Which older brand would you like to get resurrected?

  • Fleer Metal
  • Skybox E-X
  • Donruss Studio
  • SP Legendary Cuts
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15. Do you still buy cards of players involved in the Steroid Era like Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds and Rafael Palmeiro?

  • I do not buy cards of these players
  • I do not actively buy cards of these players but not because of the Steroid stigma
  • I continue to buy cards of these players – now is the time to buy!
  • I never stopped buying cards of these players – there were great no matter if they were or weren’t on steroids
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16. Are you a fan of manufactured material (patches & bat barrels) cards?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don’t collect these kinds of cards
  • I like them but don’t consider them equal to real game-used cards
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17. Do you like multi-autographed cards?

  • I like all multi-autographed cards
  • I dislike all multi-autographed cards
  • I only like multi-autographed cards if the players are from the same team
  • I only like multi-autographed cards if the players are linked closely together (by position doesn’t count)
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18. Do you like multi-game-used cards

  • I like all multi-game-used cards
  • I dislike all multi-game-used cards
  • I only like multi-game-used cards if the players are from the same team
  • I only like multi-game-used cards if the players are linked closely together (by position doesn’t count)
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19. Do you buy most of your cards from:

  • A big-box retail store (like Target or Wal-Mart)
  • A local hobby store
  • Card shows
  • An internet site or auction site
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20. What do you think of getting cards graded?

  • I never get cards graded because of the expense and hassle
  • I never get cards graded because I fundamentally don’t believe in it
  • I only get vintage cards graded
  • I only get rookie cards graded
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Survey Results

I hope you enjoyed the survey and keep checking the results as I will. It should be interesting to see what everyone thinks of the industry!!!

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