Baseball card collection

downthebrown

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I got lucky on that. My grandparents were diehard baseball fans so my mom knew not to get rid of them. I've got the cards and 2 Yankee team autographed balls from the Mantle years. My grandfather and Phil Rizzuto were good friends, and got them signed for him. The autographs ill keep, but the cards are just taking up space now.
 

lpo1981

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I've got 2 large plastic totes full of cards and a small plastic tote full of Chipper Jones cards.. I suppose I'll continue to hold onto them and see what happens with the price of them..
 

REM7

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Majority of cards have decreased in value with the exception of the very old cards. Have a 20 yr collection and the market is not as big or as popular as it use to be.
 

Nimrod777

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Yeah, when Topps and Donruss and all the others started mass producing "collectible" cards, it made them great money for a long time, but killed the overall market. The reason that cards were so valuable in the first place is that they were made as throw-aways for kids, who put them on bike spokes for the awesome sound, tossed them into toyboxes and dressers. The ones that survived, then, were rare. THAT is what made them collectible.

Not sure how to find the market these days, but would love to hear if you find it, and how you do with it all.
 

TNReb

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Condition of the card is everything now days. There are a few different companies you can send your cards to to have them graded.

A card that we would have called "mint" 20 years ago might be a 9.2 or 9.5 now.. neither of which is worth as much as a 10.0. It's pretty ridiculous.
 

jb3

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Should've sold all I had about 25 years ago. I've got cards from '73 to '91. They include a Staubach rookie, 2nd yr Nolan Ryan, etc... Shoulda, coulda, didn't.
 

Redfred16

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I am in the same boat, but with my old comic books. I'm having my collection appraised to sell it now. About 10 years ago when I took it out of my parents house, it was worth about $50,000, but now the people looking at it are saying its dropped to about $18,000 and if I sell it as a whole to expect about 30% of that.
 

The Ol Professor

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When I moved from my parent's house all those years ago, one of the things I took with me was my card collection. Mine are all Topps from 1957 to around 1965. There is still a faint smell of bubblegum on some of them.
 

easy45

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I still collect some, I have a descent collection, sold most of my cheaper valued cards off in a big package deal but still have all of my better ones
 

downthebrown

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My collection is from late 70's to early 90's. biggest thing is I just don't want them any longer. I've got somewhere around 300 packs of various cards unopened. The older I got the less I opened. I know I have just about every rookie card for all the superstars of that time frame.
 

NICHOLS3

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Man this is a bad subject for me I used to have alot of early 50s and even some late 40s cards in mint shape along with team signatures and old memorabilia from the early 50s that my great aunt gave me and my brother back in the 80s. Being young(20s)I ended up trading or selling the whole collection away. I got on ebay awhile back and it made me sick to see what those cards are selling for now. We still have thousands of cards but they are 80s and 90s baseball, basketball, and football, but like Nyper said most cards now have to be grade at least a 9 to be worth anything.
 

Good time Charlie

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You can stop by the Magazine rack and get a ....I cannot think of the name of it right now But it has all the cards and prices in it .Just came to me Beckett.
Me and the boy have lots of Basketball cards not so many Baseball cards.
 

JeepKuntry

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All I have left are one players collection. To be honest, I'd get rid of it if somebody would give me a halfway decent offer. IMO with cards and comics, you either sell em when there hot or your holdin onto them.
 

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