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ncstatetke
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I know my 3 UHaul boxes full of woodgrain Topps are going to be worth something someday

I'll hold on to them til kingdom come

8/19/2013 8:17:07 PM

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McGwire was my guy, I've probably got over 200+ of his.
Will Clark was 2nd, and Bo Jackson was 3rd. Kevin MItchell was maybe 4?
My best-friend's was Canseco, Mattingly and Boggs.

8/19/2013 8:31:04 PM

justinh524
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i doubt any of my baseball cards are worth much of anything. maybe a couple bucks on some of the decent early 90's rookie cards or whatnot.

i collected basketball cards for a couple years after i stopped with baseball. probably the most valuable card i ever got was a 1998 topps roundball royalty refractor kobe bryant



they seem to be selling pretty well on the internets. i need to find mine.

[Edited on August 19, 2013 at 8:44 PM. Reason : that's not mine. mine is probably in a box somewhere, not a fancy hard case.]

8/19/2013 8:43:44 PM

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I know this thread is about sports cards, but....




took a look at my Wheaties collection for the first time in about 5 years. happy to say no bugs and no creases (even after having them in a storage unit for 3 years). I have 41 boxes, all unopened, from 1990-1998

4 Jordans, 4 Dale Sr, 3 Griffey Jr, 1 Ripken Jr, 1 Northwestern Rose Bowl, a ton of 1996 Olympics boxes, and the entire Negro League series....and several others (Barry Sanders, Troy Aikman, Jackie Robinson, Cleveland Indians WS, Atlanta Braves WS, etc)

7/18/2014 10:21:14 PM

justinh524
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The coolest Wheaties box I had was the 75th(?) Anniversary NFL box.

7/18/2014 11:37:33 PM

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"I know my 3 UHaul boxes full of woodgrain Topps are going to be worth something someday
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Are you talking about 1987 Topps? Those things will never be worth shit.

I've got a shitload of 73-92ish cards (brother gave me his). Shitload of Mike Schmidt..nothing of too much value I'm sure.

7/19/2014 1:10:14 AM

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Hate how much all the subsets ruined collecting. Unless it's a Jordan rookie, almost the only cards worth a damn thing have to be a game worn jersey with part of the logo on it, still smells like their sweat, and has a stray pubic hair stickin out.

7/19/2014 6:46:21 AM

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7/19/2014 9:25:37 AM

JP
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I have a pretty massive collection of basketball cards that I collected from the late 80s to the early 2000s, but the majority were accumulated during the huge boom in the early to mid 90s. Thus, over 90% of my collection is pretty much worthless. I have probably close to 200 different Michael Jordan cards, but none of them happen to be the highly sought after cards. Some of my most expensive are rookie cards (Dr. J, Malone, Stockton, Ewing, Barkley, etc.) and the first-ever checklist ('69-'70 Topps) that I found unmarked at a random yard sale. I also have quite a few old NFL football cards (starting from the '50s) that included a Terry Bradshaw rookie. However, none of these are professional graded.

7/19/2014 10:20:29 AM

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Love going through my dad's old cards from ~1962-1973, none are in great shape but there's some really good ones in there. And then me and my brother got into it when were growing up with a fairly big collection from late 80s/early 90s to early 2000s. And then around 2007 we got back into it a bit for a couple years again. I always liked to collect former State players for NFL (because there weren't many in the NBA or MLB, but mostly I just collected MLB.

Every once in a while I'll go through my collection for fun...there's not much of significant value. A few decent autographs, and a few somewhat rare rookie cards (as in, more than simply the Topps base card rookie or whatever). But for the most part I'm not really interested in selling or getting rid of them.

Back around 2007 or so I got into some message boards where users would sell and trade cards and that was actually pretty fun. I'd try to complete a set or just get a bunch of cards of my favorite players. But it seems like there's so many higher-end sets now that it can be a really expensive hobby. Sure, you've got the standard Topps, Upper Deck, Bowman sets. But other than that, just buying packs can't get really expensive. It's definitely transformed into an adult's hobby. It's just too expensive (and cards are harder to find with local hobby shops no longer staying in business) for kids to get too into it.

[Edited on July 19, 2014 at 12:50 PM. Reason : kk]

7/19/2014 12:49:46 PM

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I have a 1960s something Hank Aaron that I cheated off of a kid in 1993 that is going for about the same dollar amount now as it was then, ~$30 when I checked a year or so a go.

I pulled a couple of the sought after (Frank Thomas?) first year stadium club cards but I don't think I still have them.

I figure maybe 50-75 years from now some of them might be worth something. Maybe. Probably not.

7/19/2014 11:00:08 PM

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I think collecting in general got too big. A lot of the old cards that are worth a lot are worth a lot because nobody really knew that they would eventually have great value, so they got thrown away, or lost, or put in the spokes of a bicycle wheel. Now people collect as an investment which makes most cards in the last few decades much less rare.

7/19/2014 11:57:31 PM

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Started collecting NASCAR cards in the early 90s (Maxx)...two huge binders full of cards, and a large loose card box for all of my "extras". Havent looked at the value of anything in awhile, but I recall having two Rob Moroso rookie cards that were worth $40 at one point...probably only because he died during his rookie season.

Just saw where it went for $2.24 shipped on eBay recently...so much for that. If its not autographed, then its not worth shit unless its Dale Earnhardt.

7/20/2014 3:04:34 AM

willembahh
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we've got 30-40 boxes of unopened NBA, NFL, and MLB cards here at the store. some of the boxes are still sealed in plastic, with sealed packs of cards inside. most of them are from the late 80s, early 90s. dad bought them from his wholesaler at the time, probably not worth much of anything now.

7/20/2014 3:21:48 PM

prb185
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20-plus years ago, it was feasible to collect every card of a certain player or a team. I know that's what turned me on to collecting.

Then it became harder and now it's impossible with cards numbered to 50, 25 and 5.

7/20/2014 4:37:53 PM

ncsuallday
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I still have a bunch of early 90s NBA cards

7/21/2014 10:38:46 AM

justinh524
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"Started collecting NASCAR cards in the early 90s (Maxx)...two huge binders full of cards, and a large loose card box for all of my "extras". Havent looked at the value of anything in awhile, but I recall having two Rob Moroso rookie cards that were worth $40 at one point...probably only because he died during his rookie season.

Just saw where it went for $2.24 shipped on eBay recently...so much for that. If its not autographed, then its not worth shit unless its Dale Earnhardt."


i've got a shit ton of those somewhere. mostly the 1991 set. my brother, sister and I all have davey allison autographed cards out of this set.

also i have some topps desert storm cards, a bunch of pro set desert storm cards and a pack of pacific desert shield cards. the pro set ones were always my favorite.

7/21/2014 3:37:03 PM

BubbleBobble
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still got mad basketball cards

7/21/2014 3:42:29 PM

rflong
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My parents made me get all my old baseball cards out of the attic recently. I've got probably 10 good sized boxes all full of different sets (100's of those rectangular boxes). I collected everything back in the day from the typical sports to nascar, golf, olympics, college teams, etc. I looked though some of the boxes and I got kind of nostalgic. I really don't care if they are worth nothing at this point, that shit was a big part of my childhood.

7/21/2014 6:08:03 PM

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https://www.wral.com/mickey-mantle-card-breaks-record-as-sports-memorabilia-soar/20436375/

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"A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years."

8/29/2022 10:22:20 AM

justinh524
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Damn that's stupid

8/29/2022 12:28:15 PM

BubbleBobble
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I need to sell some of my mess (not just sports cards) until people realize how worthless this stuff actually is

8/29/2022 1:20:55 PM

dmspack
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Yo Justin, I have no idea about the Roundball Refractor card specifically, but I think most of the more rare/desirable Kobe cards have skyrocketed after his death. You should profit off his death imo

8/29/2022 1:31:06 PM

justinh524
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I thought about it, but i think to make any decent amount of money you have to pay somebody to grade the card and i ain't got time for that

I will sell it to anyone on here for a tww friends discount price of $1,000.

8/30/2022 12:29:32 AM

TreeTwista10
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my Kirby Puckett doesn't seem worth much. I do have a Ken Griffey Jr rookie, the whole Upper Deck box set actually. but whatevs.

8/30/2022 2:48:41 AM

dmspack
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^^ I’ve read that wait times for grading is several months also…maybe a year.

8/30/2022 6:10:24 AM

BubbleBobble
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if anyone needs some basketball cards from like.. maybe 93ish to 96, I got ya

possibly anyway :3

bc I know these are all the rage now

8/30/2022 4:23:36 PM

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