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.
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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