While it is clear that there are a handful of card bloggers who support Beckett Media, it’s painfully obvious that these guys are just not well-liked by many collectors on the Internet. This is not just the blogosphere because it is also prevalent in the collecting forums.
Beckett Media has a chance to respond to all the “hate”, as Cardboard Icons puts it but instead they have decide to do everything in their power to sweep it under the rug while giving the “anti-Beckett” bloggers the middle finger with one hand and stroking the “Razor Shines” of pro-Beckett blogs with the other.
Below are 3 signs of Beckett’s desperation:
Dave of Fielder’s Choice is one of the most well-spoken members of the blog community. Put him in a suit and tie and he’d fit right in as the C.E.O. of Beckett Media, it just so happens that he can’t stand anything about them. If it helps, Dave’s face is less “rotundus”, as one anonymous, Texas-based IP address wrote it on Gellman’s blog (link) so you’d think he’d get a little respect from the good ol’ boys in Texas. Nope.
Dave created an icon for bloggers to put in their sidebar to show they support Sports Cards Uncensored (link). Rather than respond to the issue, Beckett has decided to mock Fielder’s Choice by creating their own version of the image and putting it in their sidebar. At first I thought this was somewhat humorous but by just tossing it up on their site without explanation it shows that they do hear your complaints and just don’t give a rat’s ass about them.
Beckett Media has been busy stroking all the pro-Beckett blogs by leaving comments accusing me of misquoting them in this post I wrote last week. Sorry Eric, but I took a screen capture of your exact comment and what I believed was the single most important aspect of it. I didn’t change anything about it or add anything to it (minus the Chris Olds watermark).
This is perhaps the most satisfying sign of all. This weekend I wrote what was perhaps the most popular single blog of the week exposing Razor Entertainment and Beckett Media. It showed what a real collector who isn’t paid off by a company will more than likely pull from a product that was busted on Beckett’s Box Busters.
4,000+ views and 27 comments later, Beckett Media responds with a “random” bust of one of their forum users. Considering there is about 20 people left on their message boards, this was clearly an attempt to save the product (and their reputation). Good try Eric but it’s clear at least on the Internet that this product and your box breaks are pure shit and everyone knows it.