Grand Cards: Tracking A Twitter Fight

Friday, July 30, 2010

Tracking A Twitter Fight

Yesterday, I got myself into a twitter fight. It is still officially my first week on twitter, and I didn't know how easy it would be to get wrapped up in these things. Anyway, I got all fired up 140 characters at a time and went head to head with Beckett's Chris Olds. On the internets, this has become but one piece of a big commotion surrounding Beckett's break of a box of 2010 Topps Tribute. Now, I've never commented on box breaks or on Beckett in general, and I will continue to not do so here. But, something rubbed me the wrong way.

So, Click on over and see what all the fuss was about! (I tried embedding this but it cut off the conversation, also, the formatting on the main site is better.)

Now tell me, who wins the Twitter Fight, and why? (It can also be a draw)

Let me revise my concluding question: As Captain Canuck points out, nobody wins in a Twitter fight. I just thought it was neat to track something from start to finish outside of twitter where things can get very confusing. Also entertaining to see how the conversation progresses.


  1. with all respect to you, you're "fighting" with a guy who will never admit he's wrong, or anything bad about beckett, on a platform designed for 14 year old girls to gossip on....

    I see this as a no-win scenario

  2. hahaha, You're definitely right about the last bit...

  3. Thanks, my head hurts now. Olds needs to work in politics as he just keeps spouting the same old stuff over and over. Clearly he does not get it.

  4. Man, that dude is a moron.
    What he's trying to do is give equal weight to both 1/1's and base cards. Sure, they are both a single entity, but there are hundreds of thousands of the same exact base card and only one of the 1/1's.

    It's like saying that there are seven denominations of paper money currently being issued ($1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100) and claiming that you could go into a store, reach in to the cash register with your eyes closed and pull out a random bill, and you would have as good a chance of pulling a $2 bill as a $1 bill. Simply not the case.

    The need to pre-emptively defend oneself is usually a sure-fire sign of guilt. I see it with me students every year.
    Me: Jamarr, come here for a second.
    Jamarr: What, I didn't hit him!
    Me: I didn't say you did, but now I pretty much know you did.

    Third grade mentality at that publication, man.

  5. What isn't shown here is a side conversation I had with another twitterer, that says exactly what Thorzul is saying: The cards are not weighted the same. I used @chrisolds instead of @chrisolds2009 for those bits, so they didn't get included here, unfortunately.

    Seriously though: I have a checklist with 1,000 cards. 900 are 1/1. 100 are base cards with a print run of 10,000 each. I don't have a 90% chance of a 1/1, I have a .09% chance. Yet this line of reasoning is completely ignored.


  6. i fell asleep reading that twitter fight.