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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2021, 12:26:55 PM »
You'll never believe what happened to me today.

Recently, Greg had a lottery contest on his website and I was one of the two winners! My prize was a hardcover book called Jay Lynch's Wacky Packages Sketches Anthology: 2005-2009. It's a first printing and one of only 50 copies made. And no, it's not available in stores.

Jay was a great Wacky artist and will be missed.
I've seen one of those for sale recently.
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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2021, 03:18:53 PM »
Recently, Greg had a lottery contest on his website and I was one of the two winners! My prize was a hardcover book called Jay Lynch's Wacky Packages Sketches Anthology: 2005-2009. It's a first printing and one of only 50 copies made. And no, it's not available in stores.
I didn't even enter the contest and Greg sent me one of these a few weeks ago (I opened it Christmas day, as instructed). It's pretty cool.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2021, 08:59:45 AM »
I didn't even enter the contest and Greg sent me one of these a few weeks ago (I opened it Christmas day, as instructed). It's pretty cool.
I didn't either and isn't it, though?

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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2021, 06:17:56 PM »
I didn't even enter the contest and Greg sent me one of these a few weeks ago (I opened it Christmas day, as instructed). It's pretty cool.

I got one too!  Very nice....

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2021, 08:54:15 PM »
It was a nicely done book of all a lot of the sketches that Jay did for people.  It was a great read (or should I say look through)

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2021, 06:05:30 AM »
Did we lose some members? I noticed Greg re-opened his forum, and it's been quieter here lately.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2021, 06:18:35 AM »
Did we lose some members? I noticed Greg re-opened his forum, and it's been quieter here lately.

I doubt it. Everyone I am familiar with who has posted there is still a member here.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2021, 02:04:51 PM »
I doubt it. Everyone I am familiar with who has posted there is still a member here.
Anyone who doesn't believe greg want his forum to be THE FORUM and will do everything in his power to make it that way hasn't been in the hobby very long.  I heard he has been feverishly emailing people to join his forum.
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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2021, 02:26:06 PM »
Anyone who doesn't believe greg want his forum to be THE FORUM and will do everything in his power to make it that way hasn't been in the hobby very long.  I heard he has been feverishly emailing people to join his forum.

Unlike in the past it just doesnít seem like a big issue to me anymore. There are wacky Facebook groups, forums....participating in multiple venues is fine. The primary selling point of Gregís forum is he posts a good bit of content that is interesting to me and appears nowhere else. So I will participate in all venues.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2021, 02:39:20 PM »
Unlike in the past it just doesnít seem like a big issue to me anymore. There are wacky Facebook groups, forums....participating in multiple venues is fine. The primary selling point of Gregís forum is he posts a good bit of content that is interesting to me and appears nowhere else. So I will participate in all venues.

I loved Greg's forum and was an active participant.  But, somehow I became unwelcome, and so I was thrilled to join this (Brad's) forum.  I don't really care for Facebook, and there are just too many FB groups to even keep track of.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2021, 02:40:27 PM »
Nothing against Greg personally, but I feel "at home" on this forum now. I wasn't aware, or a part, of the drama, back when his forum had it's glory days.
I hope nothing changes here with his attempt to rebuild his forum.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2021, 02:48:08 PM »
Nothing against Greg personally, but I feel "at home" on this forum now. I wasn't aware, or a part, of the drama, back when his forum had it's glory days.
I hope nothing changes here with his attempt to rebuild his forum.

I feel at home on this forum also, but I am interested in a lot of the stuff he has posted on his forum, and heís not going to post it here, so Iíll participate in both. I canít see why anything should change here.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2021, 02:53:08 PM »
Nothing against Greg personally, but I feel "at home" on this forum now. I wasn't aware, or a part, of the drama, back when his forum had it's glory days.
I hope nothing changes here with his attempt to rebuild his forum.

It was the very first computer "group" I found and joined, and I spent a lot of time on it, even though I only had dial-up for 60 minute connections at a time   >( >(

Made a lot of friends.  Brother Shoe was the first to help me, with some ANS1 tattoos, I think.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2021, 04:39:57 PM »
I loved Greg's forum and was an active participant.  But, somehow I became unwelcome, and so I was thrilled to join this (Brad's) forum.  I don't really care for Facebook, and there are just too many FB groups to even keep track of.
There are several facebook groups which is idle chatter which is often redundant but it is light and fun aside from that one lunatic who was scamming everyone.
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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2021, 04:45:31 PM »
I feel at home on this forum also, but I am interested in a lot of the stuff he has posted on his forum, and heís not going to post it here, so Iíll participate in both. I canít see why anything should change here.
agreed, there is no reason for anyone to have to pick and choose.  I won't participate in his forum as I also was one of the folks he kicked out during his pretentious attempt at rule and order in which he disallowed any criticism of him but welcomed and posted criticism of others.
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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2021, 04:47:28 PM »
It was the very first computer "group" I found and joined, and I spent a lot of time on it, even though I only had dial-up for 60 minute connections at a time   >( >(

Made a lot of friends.  Brother Shoe was the first to help me, with some ANS1 tattoos, I think.
I didn't realize you were never part of John Mann's forum.  ironically greg's forum was created due to John Mann threatening to kick greg out for his behavior to which greg then did exactly the same to others with his forum resulting in this forum.
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« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2021, 05:11:25 PM »
I didn't realize you were never part of John Mann's forum.  ironically greg's forum was created due to John Mann threatening to kick greg out for his behavior to which greg then did exactly the same to others with his forum resulting in this forum.

I didn't have a computer until long after most of you guys.  I went to card shows, and subscribed to The Wrapper, and eventually Non Sport Update.  I joined ebay around 1999 I think, and that was how I finally found Greg's forum, when I was buying Wackys to complete my childhood collection. 
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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2021, 06:29:56 PM »
You were one of my first customers on eBay in 1999. I think you bought a 1991 pack. I found your address and e-mail on a yellow tab when I was cleaning out some things before moving to TN in late 2016.

I discovered John Mann's site and others not long after I got connected. Since I never saw much of the 1st Series as a kid, today Gadzooka brings back nostalgia for the late '90's, lol.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2021, 07:31:36 PM »
I didn't have a computer until long after most of you guys.  I went to card shows, and subscribed to The Wrapper, and eventually Non Sport Update.  I joined ebay around 1999 I think, and that was how I finally found Greg's forum, when I was buying Wackys to complete my childhood collection.
My beginnings in the hobby were very similar to yours Pat - in spring 1997 I sent away for a sample issue of The Wrapper through an ad somewhere, bought The Beat Goes On through an ad in NSU, started making some Wacky purchases via The Wrapper, and by the summer I attended my first major show in Parsippany NJ, which opened up a whole world of Wackys and other vintage series that never turned up at any of the small card shows Iíd attended locally for the few years prior.  Spent hours on the phone with Shoe (Wrapper ads) and hung with him at a couple shows, though he remembers none of it lol.  Got my first home PC in 1998, registered on eBay in early 1999 (yep, dial-up for quite some time).  I was however oblivious of the existence of any kind of message boards until a couple years into ANS.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #54 on: March 23, 2021, 08:21:04 PM »
I didn't have a computer until long after most of you guys.  I went to card shows, and subscribed to The Wrapper, and eventually Non Sport Update.  I joined ebay around 1999 I think, and that was how I finally found Greg's forum, when I was buying Wackys to complete my childhood collection.
The wrapper still in business?  The website seems to be up to place a subscription.  I found it horribly difficult to stay a subscriber not matter how much I tried.  I was never reminded when my subscription would end.  I have a huge stack of wrappers, I guess I should chuck them on ebay to see if someone collects them.
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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2021, 08:23:51 PM »
The wrapper still in business?  The website seems to be up to place a subscription.  I found it horribly difficult to stay a subscriber not matter how much I tried.  I was never reminded when my subscription would end.  I have a huge stack of wrappers, I guess I should chuck them on ebay to see if someone collects them.

The Wrapper is still very much alive and well.
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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2021, 09:31:14 AM »
So what happened to Greg's forum reboot?  It looks like no one has posted anything for nearly a week now and Greg himself hasn't been active on the forum since May 5.
Giving "The Hobby" the finger since 1999!

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« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2021, 09:34:28 AM »
So what happened to Greg's forum reboot?  It looks like no one has posted anything for nearly a week now and Greg himself hasn't been active on the forum since May 5.

I asked him a couple of weeks ago, he said he is busy with work. Or possibly the novelty wore off.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2021, 07:01:04 PM »
I asked him a couple of weeks ago, he said he is busy with work. Or possibly the novelty wore off.
Itís been pretty quiet all around for a while.  Generally new releases are the most reliable thing to stimulate chatter, but since itís taking months for orders to arrive, the weekly/monthly sets havenít been talked about much either, just the frustration of waiting for deliveries.  And when a member finally receives a set, he or she is reluctant to say much, not wanting to be a spoiler to those members still waiting for their orders.

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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2021, 06:28:02 PM »
If anyone's decision to buy, sell or trade wackys with me has been influenced negatively by greg grant, please send me a message.  Thank you
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Re: I got mentioned on Greg Grant's Wacky Packages Web Page!
« Reply #60 on: September 16, 2021, 02:27:57 PM »
I heard some idiot told greg that I am gunning for him making it sound like out of the blue, I am soliciting feedback on how greg's libel of me impacts others when the fact is that I started gathering this feedback AFTER greg randomly decided to libel me on the main page of his website. 

Thank you to all who pointed that out to me as I don't visit his page much and thank you for those who continue to provide feedback to me on the fact he continues to attack me and others on his forum with no provocation(me, brad, nelson, nelson's wife, Dave Gross, Mark Newgarten to name a few....

It seems greg still can't resist telling his one sided "woe is me" stories......no wonder he created his own forum, he got kicked off two others and now he feels nobody can curtail his behavior.  Sad because he has a lot to offer but he just cant go thru life without attacking people.  Maybe some day he will complete that greg primer thread and explain why he is so driven by Jihads with so many people, he suggested something happened to him as a kid in that thread but never elaborated. 

Now that I think about it, I witnessed him verbally assault at least two collectors at two different shows and I stopped going to shows over a decade ago so who knows how many more have suffered his verbal abuse.
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