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#6546273 - 03/26/13 09:42 AM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: Hepcat]
zuckuss2003 Offline
I was posting here when you were in diapers.


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 Originally Posted By: Hepcat
How prevalent in your neck of the woods was the game where players flung their cards up against a brick wall and the player whose card landed on top of one of the others won all the cards? Not the greatest thing for corners of course....

\?\?\?


We did this a lot, also a version where we rolled dice instead to keep the cards "mint". I remember the day a stack got full and I lost my Elway rookie. Never gambled for cards after that.

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#6546279 - 03/26/13 09:43 AM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: Postal]
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We didn't just flip the cards. We flung them six to twenty feet against the nearest wall, winner take all! Hell on the corners.

\:o



Edited by Hepcat (03/26/13 04:25 PM)
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#6588723 - 04/08/13 01:17 PM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: Hepcat]
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So a 1909 Honus Wagner card PSA graded only 5(MC) just traded for $2,105,770.50. And collectors of baseball cards are striking out? No, only the fool johnny-come-lately speculators that surged lemming like into newly issued baseball cards in the early nineties have struck out. And it looks good on them.

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#6588762 - 04/08/13 01:30 PM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: Hepcat]
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Did you really just "Funny post" your own post?

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#6588827 - 04/08/13 01:50 PM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: AGGIEZ]
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Speaking as myself, I don't deserve anything.

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 Originally Posted By: AGGIEZ
One card does not a hobby make...



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#6588848 - 04/08/13 01:57 PM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: AGGIEZ]
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 Originally Posted By: AGGIEZ
One card does not a hobby make...



Agreed.

I was in full force in the hockey/baseball card world for 10 years. I worked at a sportscard store that dealt heavily online and at trade shows.

Although I always loved comics I could never afford the stuff I truly liked until a few years ago.

Long story short, I collected cards for 10 years, then the last few years I stopped cards and focused solely on comics.

Cards as a whole are NOTHING compared to comics. Nadda. Not even in the same ballpark (excuse the pun).
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#6588933 - 04/08/13 02:24 PM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: Erndog]
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 Originally Posted By: Erndog
 Originally Posted By: AGGIEZ
One card does not a hobby make...



Agreed.

I was in full force in the hockey/baseball card world for 10 years. I worked at a sportscard store that dealt heavily online and at trade shows.

Although I always loved comics I could never afford the stuff I truly liked until a few years ago.

Long story short, I collected cards for 10 years, then the last few years I stopped cards and focused solely on comics.

Cards as a whole are NOTHING compared to comics. Nadda. Not even in the same ballpark (excuse the pun).

I totally agree, just sent cards in to PSA just to see if i could make some money from all the Hall of Famers i have, waste of money.
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#6588946 - 04/08/13 02:29 PM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: Dmac538]
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Thought the Honus would go for 2 mil plus...

As for your Hall of Famers waste of $ at PSA, it's not PSA's fault you didn't make $ on them. Did you waste your time sending in VG-EX but expecting NM-MT results?

That would be akin to expecting a VG+ ASM 39 to get a price result as if it were a 9.6 or 9.8. Gotta learn to grade.
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#6589339 - 04/08/13 04:33 PM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: AGGIEZ]
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 Originally Posted By: AGGIEZ
One card does not a hobby make...


Agreed. But you're missing my point.

My point is that the market for vintage cards never disappeared. The only "market" that collapsed was for cards from the late eighties onward. But that "market" was just a shell game. It was all just a pyramid scam by dealers to lure naive buyers into hoarding product that they could order in unlimited quantity. There was never really a market for these latter day cards, so to talk of this "market" collapsing is an oxymoron.

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#6589352 - 04/08/13 04:40 PM Re: Collectors of baseball cards striking out [Re: Hepcat]
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I think mine is coming up soon

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 Originally Posted By: Hepcat
 Originally Posted By: AGGIEZ
One card does not a hobby make...


Agreed. But you're missing my point.

My point is that the market for vintage cards never disappeared. The only "market" that collapsed was for cards from the late eighties onward. But that "market" was just a shell game. It was all just a pyramid scam by dealers to lure naive buyers into hoarding product that they could order in unlimited quantity. There was never really a market for these latter day cards, so to talk of this "market" collapsing is an oxymoron.




Now why does this sound familiar? I know I've heard it before, but just can't place it. Some other hobby, perhaps? hm
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