• Sports card collection

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to All on Sun Jul 7 22:24:36 2019
    Has anyone here ever collected sports cards?
    I have a collection of sports cards from the late 80s to the mid 90s, mostly baseball but also some basketball and hockey, and I'm pretty sure I have over 1000 cards. That includes a complete set of 1992 baseball cards from one card company (I don't remember the name off the top of my head, and they're packed in a box in the closet). I'd be curious what the value of my collection is. I'm not sure if there are many people in my area who would look at each card and value them for me and provide an honest value. It would take lots of time to go through my whole card collection myself. I remember there being sports card price guides back in the day. I was talking to a card seller a couple years ago and asked about that, and he said he thought it was best to look on eBay and such and see what the cards are selling for. It would take quite some time to look up each card like that..

    Nightfox

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  • From Kirkman@VERT/GUARDIAN to Nightfox on Mon Jul 8 13:03:18 2019
    Re: Sports card collection
    By: Nightfox to All on Sun Jul 07 2019 10:24 pm

    I have a collection of sports cards from the late 80s to the mid 90s, mostly baseball but also some basketball and hockey, and I'm pretty sure I have over 1000 cards.

    I was collecting at the same time as you. Unfortunately, those years were the peak of the hobby (sort of like BBSing!), and the market was absolutely flooded with cards. The last time I checked (a few years ago), there wasn't much value in sets from that era. I had a complete 1990 Score set, and it's just about worthless. But I remember at the time being so excited, because it had that famous black-and-white Bo Jackson card, etc.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Kirkman on Mon Jul 8 12:32:34 2019
    Re: Sports card collection
    By: Kirkman to Nightfox on Mon Jul 08 2019 01:03 pm

    I was collecting at the same time as you. Unfortunately, those years were the peak of the hobby (sort of like BBSing!), and the market was absolutely flooded with cards. The last time I checked (a few years ago), there wasn't much value in sets from that era. I had a complete 1990 Score set, and it's just about worthless. But I remember at the time being so excited, because it had that famous black-and-white Bo Jackson card, etc.

    Yeah, I was wondering if my sports card collection would be fairly low value now. I wonder if the value will pick up if I keep holding onto them for a while though..

    Nightfox

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Nightfox on Sun Jul 14 15:12:46 2019
    Re: Sports card collection
    By: Nightfox to Kirkman on Mon Jul 08 2019 12:32 pm

    I was collecting at the same time as you. Unfortunately, those years were the peak of the hobby (sort of like BBSing!), and the market was

    Yeah, I was wondering if my sports card collection would be fairly low value now. I wonder if the value will pick up if I keep holding onto them for a while though..

    It depends how bad someone wants them. There's an auction show that runs on PBS that gives appraisels for antiques. I'm amazed at some of the prices they give out for something I would consider "junk". I did see a guy with some old baseball cards. I mean OLD 1920's. 1930's. I believed they were apraised at $200-$300. You have to pay attention to how they say it. They say "At auction we think these baseball cards would sell for $200-$300 dollars. So .. that means you have to put them up for sale at auction and hope somebody wants them and is willing to pay $200 for them 'duh'? It sure ain't rocket science ;-)



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to HusTler on Sun Jul 14 13:17:08 2019
    Re: Sports card collection
    By: HusTler to Nightfox on Sun Jul 14 2019 03:12 pm

    It depends how bad someone wants them. There's an auction show that runs on PBS that gives appraisels for antiques. I'm amazed at some of the prices they give out for something I would consider "junk". I did see a guy with some old baseball cards. I mean OLD 1920's. 1930's. I believed they were apraised at $200-$300. You have to pay attention to how they say it. They say "At auction we think these baseball cards would sell for $200-$300 dollars. So .. that means you have to put them up for sale at auction and hope somebody wants them and is willing to pay $200 for them 'duh'? It sure ain't rocket science ;-)

    There used to be sports card price guides that people would use as guidelines for buying/selling cards.. Now I guess it's all up to auctions and market value?

    Nightfox

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