Sports Collectibles Thread

Since football is over and fishing is limited in the winter, I have been trying to restart some of my sports memorabilla collecting. I kept my old collection from childhood together for the most part (at least everything of any value), and decided if I can find decent deals I will get stuff I couldn't get back then.

So far, I picked up a set of 89 Topps hockey for $10 that has the Leetch rookie in it. I got a Steve Largent rookie card (my first favorite NFL guy) and a couple of 86 Mattingly's (86 was the first year I started getting waxpacks.) Then, I got a wild hair. The one classic card I got as a kid was a 68 Topps Hank Aaron (probably would score vg-ex now.) I decided to compliment it was the other great outfielders available from that year. I scored a 68 Topps Mays and Clemente, and I have a bid on the Mantle. I hope I can get the Mantle, but it is very close to my top end and several folks are eyeballing to outbid me.

Finally, I found a handful of 1956 Topps in an antique shop. No fortunes to be made, but they had G-VG shape Don Newcombe and Bob Lemon, so I grabbed those as keepsakes.

Now it is time to think about Rangers stuff. This is weird, because I basically have all the cards from the 92, 94, and 96 teams. So, I have been looking for other stuff. I have found the June 15 edition of the Daily News that has the photo of Leetch's first goal in Game 7 against the Cannucks. I don't know if I want the paper or the photo framed. I think it was credited to an SI photographer, so I am wondering if it is in the Sports Illustrated commemorative issue (lots of those on Ebay for around $15.)

What are some of the things you guys hunt for? While I love VT football, I feel a bit awkward hanging up man cave stuff when I am not an alum, but feel free to share cool things you run across. If I had the space, I would love to get a framed shot of Jonathan Crompton getting murdered by Dorian Porch at the end of the ChickFilA Bowl.

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French, I could probably make a book on all the stuff I have hoarded in regards to sports, it might even be two books, one written and one picture book.

I have a ton of VT stuff, then I spent some time picking up VT players cards from the pros. That collection ranges from the 70's to today. I have also picked up Corps of Cadets historical stuff. The biggest of these is finding former cadets Sabres, which I then put on loan to the Corps for Seniors that cannot purchase their own.

Outside of VT, I have a collection of nearly 250,000 sports cards. Most of these I need to sort through, remove the handful that are meaningful to me and pass on the rest. My favorite part of my collection are nearly 200 graded Washington Senators cards. I also have a handful of stars from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. I have also managed to collect a handful of Tobacco cards from as far back as 1907, including a distant relative that played for the Cubs in the 1910's.

I have amassed a huge collection of bobbleheads as well, mostly Nationals game day giveaways, but a smattering of Redskins, Capitals, DC United, George Mason (from my MBA days) and Hokies.

I have a small collection of Virginia Tech license plates. Pennants from all the teams above. A laundry list of other items for those teams as well including replica rings of the Caps Stanley Cup and the Nats World Series.

Signed basketballs from both Hokies teams and the Wizards. Signed Hokies helmet by Frank from one of the school auctions. A couple binders of signed photographs from most of the teams above and even a small VT/Blacksburg Post Card collection, most of them highlighting building on campus including Lane and Cassell.

Mini helmets from both Hokies and Redskins. Replicas of Lane, RFK and even building block models of Lane and Hokie Bird.

My collection mainly was fueled by going to auctions (my form of gambling) and kind of like you said above, getting those things I couldn't when I was a kid. There is probably more I am just blanking on right now but this was probably enough to admit to.

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Where are you bidding? I too am starting to display. I have more than 35 autographed baseballs of HOF caliber players and tons of WFT and Hokie stuff.

The two places I have gotten most of my specific cards are auctions or Ebay. I have quite a few sellers that break up old estate collections and sell them off individually or in small groups. I used to buy off Craigslist but that gets sketchy sometimes. I did score three 1960's Nolan Ryan's once from a lady selling me a random box for $20. I about fell over when I hit the first one. Tried to offer her some more money but she never responded.

My largest sports collection is likely my Real Madrid shirts, many of which I plan on framing one day as I cannot realistically wear them often enough to justify how many I have.

In VT terms, I have a homemade plaque of many VT players' NFL rookie cards that my dad made for me as a birthday present and I have a Michael Vick signed VT helmet in a case that my friends pitched in to get me as a surprise for my birthday a few years ago. Both were very special gifts for me.

A more obscure item I own is a bat and ball signed by Al Dark.

You could have a blanket made with some of the shirts. Did that with some of my old VT tees as well as my old Army uniforms.

That's a great thing to do with t-shirts that don't fit or you can't realistically wear anymore, but in this case by shirt I meant jerseys, but that isn't clear by the way I said it.

In general, I am a big advocate of the turning shirts into a blanket option to keep them useful.

If the jerseys aren't valuable enough to frame, same option. With my Army uniforms, I had a fleece layer put in as the backside. Have them cut both sides and spread the fronts and backs out.

Getting ready to have a Redskins one made from old jerseys myself.

I have a gold baseball that my grandfather received for beating Army. Also a VT football magazine signed by Vick. That's about it.

Whadya mean I can't take off my sweater? I'm HOT!

Was walking around today while MsCue was picking up a chair at an antique place. I found a handful of 68 Topps. I picked up a Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal, and Gil Hodges to add to the set.

Ultimate goal is to get all the HOFers from 68 Topps, 78 Topps, and 86 Topps in baseball.

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Let me know who you need in 86, I probably have those. You can message me on Twitter, if I get a chance to sort through them I can send them your way.

Will do. I had a mess of them at my parents house. That was the first year I opened a wax pack, so I am sentimental. I ordered the Mattingly 86 Topps because that was my first card of my favorite player.

78 was the year I was born. The 68 Topps thing was because when I was a kid, I traded my Griffey Jr Upper Deck rookie for the Hank Aaron. I also got a card with Aaron, Clemente, and Orlando Cepeda on it. So, now I am going to try and get all the HOF'ers I can. The tough ones will be Mantle, Seaver, and of course Ryan (because I am not paying Ryan rookie card prices.)

I have a bid on the Mantle and have been leading. But, I am at max value for the grade, so I can't justify going up more.

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I have a couple of that Aaron/Clemente/Cepeda put away some where. Know exactly what card you mean there. 86 and 87 were the start of my collecting too.

Added a Coach Mike Young Popcorn Bucket to my memorabilia collection tonight.

I read lots of library books about baseball as a little kid, so I was inundated with Yankees lore. I didn't even know what baseball cards were. One day, I noticed them in the line at the Lowes Grocery Store in Abingdon. I asked my dad if we could get a pack. He relented, and I can still remember the first Yankees card I got; drunk ass Neil Allen. The set was 86 Topps, and there are still a boatload of them laying around in boxes at my parent's. First Mattingly I got was the 86 Topps All Star card.

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At some point just after college (during a move somewhere) I lost two large boxes of cards.

Hundreds of Ricky Henderson cards (my favorite player), including his rookie card.

Reggie Jackson, Nolan Ryan rookie cards...

1988 USA team set...

1989 Upper Deck set (which has the '89 Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card in it)...

The famous Billy Ripken error card...

I could go on and on here. I get sick every time I think about what the heck happened to them.

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Take your story, roll it back to the late 50's to 70 and my uncle went through just this with my grandmother. Those cards were "taking up space" in a room she hadnt otherwise touched in 15-20 years. Kills me looking back at all the cards that just ended up in the trash. He had a good collection of all the Yankee greats from that time period amongst many others.

Notice TheKeyPlay KEY in the first pic.

The full size helmet is autographed by our 2011 backfield. Tyrod Taylor, David Wilson, Ryan Williams and Darren Evans.

Autographed mini helmets by Kam Chancellor, Macho, Eddie Royal, DeAngelo, Jimmy Williams.

Auto'd jerseys of David Wilson, Kevin Jones, Vick.

Tons of autographed Hokies cards. 99% in college uni's. Kam, Bruce Smith, Vick, Tyrod, X, Brandon Flowers, Edmundi, Fullers, Antonio Freeman, Druck, LT, RW, DW, DeAngelo, Ford, Bucky, Cam5, Evans, Vince Hall....way too many list.

Also, tons of Jerry Rice and Montana cards. Several auto's. Starting Lineups from the 80's-90's. Grew up a huge Niners fan. Those teams were so fun to watch and I still watch replays of their games today.

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Also, literally thousands of Hokie cards in binders. All the way back to Don Strock, Carroll Dale and as current as DeShawn McClease and Dalton Keene from 2020.

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The aerial photo of Lane Stadium and one of the mini helmets were autographed by Duane Brown, X Adibi and Brandon Flowers. I met them in Blacksburg in 2007/08 before they went pro.

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What card set are the uniform letter cards from in the seventh photo?

Upper Deck, Rookie Letterman nameplate autos.

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Thanks will have to keep an eye out for those, none on Ebay at the moment.

Next question: where did you get those card displays? Really like those, have looked at some in the past but they seemed really poorly done.

The ones on the wall are from Michaels. Here's the link:

$19.99 each

I found the big ones from eBay. I bought them around 2004. They were custom built and done very well, don't think the guy still makes/sells them anymore.

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Yes the custom ones were more what interested me. Too bad he isn't making them anymore.

I had that Rice card. With signature? That is a nice piece.

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Thanks, the 1st one I got in 5th grade. Kid forgot his lunch money, bought it for less than $1. Neither of us knew the value but Jerry was my guy.

I have this auto RC and another RC graded a GEM mint 10 - getting ready to list it on eBay.

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I have an Art Monk rookie card and the ticket stubs from the game where he set the all time receiving record. The stubs are signed by Monk.

I have an original DC United jersey with the original logo.

I have boxes upon boxes upon boxes of worthless late 80s and early 90s baseball football and basketball cards.

I have a Bryan Randall signed uniform and a couple other things

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My prized possession is a 1990 Donruss Nolan Ryan misprint that my grandad gave me growing up. Lucky to inherit his entire collection including the old magazines telling you how much each specific card was worth. Need some ideas of cool things you all have done to display your collections.

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I got as many Beckett's magazines as I could.

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Autographed Cal Ripken beanie baby bear

Autographed Rusty Wallace beanie baby bear

Mark Moseley used to go to church with my grandma, so I have a bunch of autographed stuff from him. Also got to wear his super bowl ring.

Autographed Lukas Podolski Kรถln jersey

I've got an assload of baseball cards I need to sort through, but there's a bunch of Hall of Famers in there.

For what it is worth, a Bruce Smith 86 Topps rookie card in gem mint condition (rated by PSA) sold at auction for in 2018 for just under $1100.

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I've done have a collection of anything really, but I have some stuff signed by my great-great-uncle who was a Major League catcher for about 20 years, had an American League record for consecutive chances without an error and became a longtime scout for the Braves and Cubs. His name was Ray Hayworth (his brother Red was also a catcher who played for the Cardinals as a backup but notably started every game of the 1944 World Series), and he died days removed from becoming the oldest living player in MLB at the time. He also threw out the last ceremonial first pitch at old Tiger Stadium.

The coolest thing was when I was about six years old I got to go to Cooperstown and we somehow convinced the Hall of Fame archivist that we were related to him and we got to go down into the area where they keep all the items not on display. There I got to put on his old glove and got my picture taken with it. I'm sure my mom still has it somewhere...

My 68 Topps Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente arrived today. I have a Brian Leetch rookie card on the way. After that, I am going to ease up a bit but I will keep looking for the Mantle 68.

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For any of you who kept your cards from the mid-80s and loved your Hokies, the 86 Topps Bruce Smith rookie sells for $1500 in PSA graded gem mint. But only $20 in near Mint.

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Here's a few more goodies. Auto'd #'d to /25 of Bruce. His RC and a couple others from older Topps sets. Believe I have 4 of his RC's.

Nice Eddie Royal VT path auto RC.

Triple auto RC of Evans, Bucky and Isaiah Ford.

Sam Rogers, well because he's Sam Rogers. Both RC's autos #'d to /49 and /99.

Dual Montana and Rice Auto from 1997. Believe this one was worth around $500. Found one listed on eBay for $1200 obo so I might list his one as well.

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i can't believe no one has posted a pic of a ron mexico jersey yet

Dude this thread is awesome. You got me wanting to look through my massive collection of trading cards and start sorting. My prize possession is a baseball signed by will clark, Juan Gonzalez, and Ivan Rodriguez. Bunch of Montana and Cal Ripken Cards as well. Tried numerous times to get Ripkens autograph after Games in the old Memorial Stadium but never got it. He would literally sign for hours after games.

All have Griffey's Rookie Card as well. Somewhere.

I have a pile of them- except the Upper Deck. I sold it when I was in HS. It had a soft corner.

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Very nice, congrats.

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I think I scored big today. Found a shop that had a bunch of loose cards in boxes and albums for $1 a piece. I picked up 1973 Topps Frank Robinson, Bob Gibson, and (paid $7) for Carl Yazstremski, a wad of 1976-1981 hockey hall of famers, including a Phil Esposito, Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, and a Peter Stasny rookie card, and a nice hall of interesting and star players as commons. Every card except the Yaz was a buck, and all except the 71 Topps Curt Flood and Tim McCarver were in great shape.

I am addicted folks. It is getting bad. I got a 1961 Johnny Unitas for $49 the other night, and fist pumped like when Wayne Ward crushed the WVU guy.

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You are evil...my last two weeks has been Ebay central.

Nice pick ups. Is the Unitas a Topps or Fleer?

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Topps

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Big time collector here too, been sticking to modern a lot lately, love looking for LeBron rookies on a "deal" or any Zion rookies to hold for the future will do well also. Used to have a ton of VT cards that were lost due to basement flooding years back.

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You guys are making want to pull out my collection. I am not really sure what I have yearwise. I think I have some late 60's/early 70's baseball & football from my cousin. I also have some early/mid 80's topps baseball and some early 90's baseball and football for a variety of producers that I bought as a kid/college student.

The highlight of my "collection" is a Terry Bradshaw rookie card, but I probably also have some good cards from the 80's and 90's. I probably haven't looked at then in 15 years.

Edit: just looked in the tub. I also have a 68 Griese card. It also looks like I have several boxes of unopened packs from 90 and 91. Don Russ, Fleer and Pro Set.

Nice. I have covered most of my dream cards scouring ebay in the last month (Mantle, Mays, Clemente, Brian Leetch rookie, Unitas, Julius Erving in a Virginia Squires jersey).

I spent way too much right off the bat, so now I am looking for deals and filling out themes. Goals today include:
1) A Jim Brown, a Bobby Orr, and a Gordie Howe.
2) Build a set of all the HOFers for the big 4 sports made up of 1978 and 1986 cards. I have a lot of the baseball 1986 Topps. Working on hockey and football for 86- Rice makes it VERY tough. Basketball for 86 is damn near impossible. 1978 may be easier for all four.

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I also got the May 1978 Avengers, and a Spiderman vs Doc Ock comic that was a promo for AIM toothpaste. The dentist one is one my dad gave to kids (he was a dentist.)

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I think the hobby is taking off on a whole new level. Try pricing current hobby boxes. 2020 Prizm football is $1000 - $1400 per box, insane! Just a few years back they were $250/box.

So digging through some stacks of cards in the closet and I have two pretty common RC's.

  • Tom Brady Press Pass base RC
  • Mahommes Score base RC

Both were listed in the 2018 Beckett for around $3 each.

The Brady is currently selling on eBay for $100 - $175
The Mahommes is selling for $75 - $150

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The premium on PSA scored cards is insane. I get paying the premium for making sure you are getting the legitimate thing. But it makes an already expensive habit much more expensive.

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VT-wise, I still have a couple of unopened RC Cola bottles and the "They Belong" Sports Illustrated issue from the 1999 season.

Card-wise, I have a 1974 Topps Steve Spurrier ,a 1967 Topps Jack Kemp, a 1973 Topps Bill Buckner, a 1971 Topps Deacon Jones, a 1971 Topps All-Star Merlin Olsen, a 1970 Topps Gino Cappelletti, and a 1991 Traks Race Jeff Gordon

Edit: I also just dug around a bit and found a 1984 Topps Instant Replay Dwight Clark, a 1984 Topps NFC Pro Bowl Walter Payton, and a 1984 Topps Herman Edwards

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I've got a decent collection of baseball cards. A bunch of old ones that I have no idea where they came from and then a chunk of newer cards. Have been trying to sell a lot of the newer ones especially. The only types I actually collect are former Hokies (football and basketball) in their VT jersey. I've tried to get the autographed cards if possible which has usually been pretty cheap thankfully (even for Vick). Baseball wise I stick to Nationals players.

Found my 1998 upper deck Gatorade Michael Jordan cards in a photo album after seeing this thread. Don't think they're worth that much, but I distinctly remember saving up Gatorade caps and the thrill of receiving them in the mail!

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I have no idea what promo card Jordans are worth. But, if you have any Jordan older than 89 Hoops and it gets graded NM or higher by PSA, you will make enough on the sale to pay rent/mortage for a month.

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Here's a few of my "older" Montana cards. 2 complete card albums full of Montana alone. No doubles and they're all in mint condition.

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If those get scored by PSA as Gem Mint or Mint, the 83-85 ones will fetch a pretty penny. I have the two 86 Topps ones (the base card and the card with Joe and Ken O'Brien.)

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Here's some of my Hokies QB "album" collection. These are the cards that I can't fit into my display cases, the displays are for higher end cards that are in their VT units.

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It's amazing how many Logan Thomas cards there are from his time with the Cardinals. Going on Ebay, there were whole screens full.

French got me buying again. Last two weeks bought over 650 Hokies cards. Picked at least 75 Uniforms or Autographs, most in Hokie uniforms. Still haven't seen any of those Upper Deck ones you have.

Found a few guys I never knew were Hokies. Franklin Stubbs in baseball and Glen Combs in basketball. Picked up some Carroll Dale's and other older stars, a big stack of Dell Curry and Bimbo Coles.

Also found a guy that does custom cards, he made me a group of 15 Hokies, including Frank as a player and coach, Bud Foster and some others. Going to get a Latona/Cattoor double made as well.

LT cards were hot his RC year. I'm pretty sure I have most of them. The autos in his HOKIES uni are my favorite and I have them on display. Even have his high school AA game card.

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I picked up a couple of Payoute(one is two jerseys/football/auto, other is jersey/auto), and then one each of Dax, Nyquee Hawkins and Oscar Shadley. Avoided the one listed for Nester which was still listed under Virginia Tech.

Also picked up three recent Hokies Baseball: Packy Naughton, Carson Taylor, Joe Parsons, Xander Hamilton, Stephen Restuccio

Along with some Strocks, I picked up some of his center George Roberts.

Coolest card I picked up is a David Wilson Playbook that folds open and has Giants jersey in the letters HOKIES.

What's the go to source on values? Is it Beckett's or something else now?

Beckett is the best source. They'll print a yearly book that shows values for every card. The monthly version isn't as thorough.

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Also, PSA's website shows the most recent eBay prices for PSA graded cards.

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Arriving today- a 1972 Julius Erving all-star in his Virginia Squires uniform, and a 1961 Johnny Unitas.

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Looks better than a 4 to me

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

Both cards were rated 4, but the Dr. J looks much sharper.

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Some new Hokie cards. The Dalton Keene autos are super short prints (/25, /30) as well as the DeShawn McClease.

Jerrod Evans and Isaiah Ford short print Elite auto's.

Isaiah Ford Hokies jersey patch auto RC

LT National Treasures patch card in his Hokies Uni.

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Ebay or somewhere else?

eBay on these.

Just sold 2 cards for $954:

  • Jerry Rice RC Graded 10 - $551
  • Jerry Rice/Joe Montana Auto - $403

Hard to believe I had $1K in 2 cards. I bought them both a few years back for $225. Damn good investment.

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For the right players, rated by PSA, the market is insane right now.

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That's the thing. It wasn't rated by PSA. It was rated by GEM ELITE. I guess it was close enough to bring the big bucks. My Mahommes Score RC looks like it could grade as a PSA 10. I'm probably going to send it off, they're bringing ~$350 on eBay right now. I'd imagine with another Super Bowl title it'll keep going up.

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Players with a big premium, based on what I have seen:
Michael Jordan
Mickey Mantle
Wayne Gretzky
Mario Lemieux
Bobby Orr
Magic Johnson
Larry Bird
Gordie Howe
Jim Brown (he seems to be the only 60s football player whose cards hold value)
Jerry Rice
Joe Montana
Dan Marino
Lawrence Taylor

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Love the bottom right Keene.

That's my favorite too. Also really like the top right Keene, it's the super short print. Hope he does well, I'm stocked up on Keene's.

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Yeah that's sharp too

Here are some of what I have been up to:

There are lots more but that's a good start.

Very nice. I wish I knew, have a lot of those that I'm looking to sell. Would make you a great deal. I've got tons more. I'll post up what I have.

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Here's a mixture of HOKIES I'm ready to part with if anyone is interested.

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Sweet Montana Super Bowl turf card. This is what makes collecting fun.

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I haven't bought any cards in 20 years. I don't even know what brands are popular now or where to buy them.

They still hold card shows, with the rise of big dollars you are seeing quite a few new stores open, especially if they are doing card "breaks".

These shops will post up a bunch of unopened packs/jerseys etc as a "Break" and then they sell either teams or some other options, then they live stream opening all those new items and you get the cards for whichever team you purchased or were assigned. Some folks win big, others do ok and obviously some get whatever the "Break" consolation was if any.

Ebay is booming business on cards but also starting to see them on Amazon, Mercari and other marketplaces.

Retail stores like Target, Walmart still sell them although many keep them locked up.

The real score though typically are on obscure estate auctions or random antique stores and such. Just stay away from most cards 87-93 outside of a few rare cards.

Graded cards have also become big business. With what PSA charges to grade cards, many times it's cheaper to find them already graded.

What's the issue with 87-93?

Over produced by the millions. Too many cards to have a rarity value.

Well that sucks. I have a ton of '91 football and baseball, in addition to the early 80's baseball and late 60's early 70's baseball and football.

91 football may have some value, those were less produced than baseball. Early 80s and before all should be looked at and taken care of.

The late 60's early 70's stuff I got from my cousin in the late 70's. I they were mostly commons and seconds of some lower value cards. The 80's stuff is what I bought as a kid and it's in decent shape.

Even the commons are worth looking at. Hokie Toby Atwell's rookie from 1952 graded are running between $250 to $400 for a 3 or 4 grade by PSA. I haven't seen one listed higher than those.

Yeah, the problem is he didn't take good care of the ones he gave me and neither did I. The Terry Bradshaw rookie probably grades out optimistically at very good. I need to spend some time with a Beckets and look at them again.

The only exception is basketball. If you have any baseketball cards from 86-88 with star players, lock them down. Some players, particularly any Jordan's before 90, are madhouse prices right now.

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We're thinking about to sending my dads Jordan rookie card out to get graded. Crazy he bought the whole '86 set in the 90s for like a $100

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

Be aware that turn around for PSA is about 6 months. I think you can pay a premium to get it done faster.

As for the brands, part of the reason the market has surged are that the brands negotiated exclusive deals with each sport in many cases and then they realized value is driven by rarity. They have started producing limited number variations that are 1 of 1, 1 of 10, 1 of 25, 1 of 49, 1 of 99, etc. These limited prints are usually autographs, uniform pieces. There are rarer ones with gloves, grass, and other related items.

The big companies are Topps, Upper Deck, and Panini Group.

Topps owns Bowman.
Upper Deck owns Fleer
Panini owns Donruss(US)
Leaf(Canada) was owned by Donruss in the past but was resurrected under new ownership.

After that there are some boutique companies such as Sage, PressPass, In The Game and TriStar. Most of these provide cards for niche markets. Tristar is mainly wrestling and MiLB. Sage typically focuses on college players that are getting drafted. PressPass just focuses on high end limited cards but crosses sports.

There are obviously more out there but this is the general layout these days.

Thank you. That is a lot of information to take in after being away from collecting for so long. If I want to get back involved at a casual level and I live in NOVA and prefer football is there a recommendation on where to get cards and what brand/level of brand?

Hit N' Run sports in Leesburg is pretty good but if you are looking for specific cards Ebay is probably easiest

I always just enjoyed opening a pack and seeing what I got so probably just start back with simple packs after I do some research.

Even simple packs of the base Topps are like $8 a pack. Some of the specialty lines can run up into the hundreds per pack.

Pricing kids out is the part that bothers me the most. Second most are brand new cards that are worth more than cards from the 1800's in many cases.

Yeah one of the big changes is companies taking over specific sports. For example Panini has exclusive rights to NFL cards. There used to be several options - Upper Deck, Fleer, Score, Playoff, Donruss, Topps, WildCard, Edge, Leaf, Bowman, Pacific, Pinnacle, Ultra, Skybox, Action Packed etc. So now Panini can basically control the market to a certain extent. The pandemic insanely drove up prices, a few years ago you could get a decent box for $200-400 and now some boxes are going for $1400+. Like you said rarity is what they're going for with low print runs and in some cases 1 whole box can be one single card and it'll cost you a car payment. Immaculate, National Treasures, Impeccable and Flawless are 3-5 cards per box so be prepared to be Woo'd with a huge autograph hit or to be massively let down.

I think one thing that has drove up prices and made it difficult for the younger generation to be a part of the hobby is all of the online breaking. Go to YouTube, these guys have their own pages devoted to team breaks. These guys buy up the cards by cases. Try to go to Panini's website the minute boxes are available to the public and you won't be able to buy. I've tried multiple times and all I get are errors "We are experiencing high volume" then they sell out. If you go to Target or Wal-Mart then scalpers have already grabbed everything before the stockers get them on the shelf - then they mark them up and you have to get them on the secondary market. Your best bet is to buy packs from your local card shop. I think 2020 Prizm is like $150/pack.

Good luck.

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They also have two different pack options, retail and hobby version. I'd suggest going with Hobby. They're a little more expensive but you have a better chance to get exclusive cards and auto's. Typically retail are sold in department stores and you can pick up the hobby packs in card shops but make sure to ask because I think shops will sell both options.

  • Retail Panini Playoff Football has 12 packs/box with 1 auto and 1 memorabilia card.
  • Hobby Panini Playoff Football has 12 packs/box with 2 auto's and 2 memorabilia cards and inserts have a Prizm variation.

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Appreciate the feedback. I am going to assume you are in Arlington, VA. Can you recommend a hobby shop in the area?

There is also a shop in Annandale. If you go, ask to look through the binders and boxes you will find some steals. They are a bit lacking in top end stuff.

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^^ what French said.

Collectors World in Annandale Shopping Center.

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I got a steal on this Montana but this is what I'm talking about. Cards are getting crazy. This one has a real diamond imbedded in it. A box of Flawless is insane $$

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I just picked up this 4 color patch /25 short print.

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I stopped by the store in annandale for a bit today. I always enjoyed the excitement and uncertainty of getting new unopened packs but the pricing just makes that hard to do. I probably will just have to get individual cards on eBay or something.

I agree and that's what killing the hobby for everyday collectors. If you're looking for specific players you're better off going to eBay anyway.

Buying packs right now is no different than gambling. If you hit a big time Rookie QB it'll pay for the box but there's plenty of duds where you'll more than likely break even or lose. I suggest going to YouTube and watching box breaks to see what you get. Not as thrilling as opening yourself but it's cool to watch.

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My 1984 Donruss Don Mattingly rookie card arrived today. It was a "white whale" (I had the Fleer and the Topps-still have them) when I was a kid. Man, you guys should have seen my face when I opened that packaging.

I also got some of my cards to rebuild my 1994 Rangers set.

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In my opinion that was a cool era of baseball cards. Nothing flashy, just a great look. There was something about '83 and 84 Topps that was just clean. Maybe it was the small profile pictures in the corner of the card.

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I love the 1968 Topps set. I have the Mays, Aaron, Clemente, Gil Hodges, Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal and some commons from that set. I have tried like hell to get the Mantle, Yastrzemski, Seaver, Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Tony Oliva, and Harmon Killebrew for that set, but it has been tough getting the right price.

I am also a big 86 Topps fan. Of the 1984s, I like the Fleer the most.

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That 68 Yaz card is his triple crown card, right. He was my favorite player as kid (at least until he retired). I had his card from around that time but I lost it (read stolen) when I brought it to school to show my friends.

I might have to look at some 1970 cards for significant players, particularly Red Sox.

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Love it. Is it wrong that I immediately broke out in chant "tea...bag...Paulus...clap clap....clap clap clap clap...."

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Essentially why I picked it up. Epitome of Hokies basketball.

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Does anyone know what PSA and Beckett grading services are per card? I have around 30 cards I want to get graded, but it isn't worth paying more for the grading than the card is worth.

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PSA varies by the age of the card and the expected value. 20 cards must be submitted for almost any of the tiers.

https://www.psacard.com/pricing

There is another option to join their club and then the pricing is by age up to a value of $199 per card.

Beckett is $35 a card for general grading
https://www.beckett.com/grading/faq
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PSA pricing is rumored to be increasing by the end of this week.

High demand, also heard there are as many as three additional companies being developed in this industry.

For as much as I love sports, I've never been a collectibles guy. I do have one piece of gear that my dad keeps in good shape in the den at his house.

When I was in 8th grade my dad got tickets from a client to a Senior PGA event going on outside of Philly. He took me and within a few minutes of being there, we happened to be walking past the hospitality tent and a guy stopped us and said he was looking for kids to carry the score placards along each whole for the various pairings. I got an official badge, shirt, hat, etc and access to all the "staff" tents. It was pretty sweet and they asked me to come back the next day, which was a Saturday. I even got access to the putting greens and driving range. My dad suggested I go see if any of the golfers were signing autographs, so I took the hat and went to see if I could get some. I didn't really know golf at all at the time, so I just found the dudes that looked nice or were already signing some stuff for kids.

I got three signatures on the hat:

Arnold Palmer
Gary Player
Lee Trevino

My dad tells that story to this day when showing people his sports collection.

That is an awesome story.

Good stuff. I wish I got an autograph to go with my photo with Dominique Wilkins when I was a 5th grader. He was very cool with my brothers and I, despite a big crowd demanding his time. It was the first time I met a hero, and it was by far the best experience of all of them.

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This was my biggest pick up as a child. Pulled it out of a pack in my local card shop as a kid. Guy offered to buy it I think for like $50 back then but I kept it. Sent it in to PSA last year and eventually sold it as I needed the money since I wasn't working. Still sad how hard it is to even find cards in the local Walmart's and targets. My local card shop is nice but can't buy too many packs for as expensive as they've become. pic.twitter.com/lu4o4wti0oโ€” Brett Strege (@wihokie) February 18, 2021 " target="_blank">

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Wow, that's a big time card. Several thousand $$

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My ABA collection is growing. I have Dr. J and Artis Gilmore. I picked up a 1975 Topps #221 with Dr. J, George McGinnis, and Ron Boone on it. I have been outbid for a 1975 George Gervin, but am leading for a 1971 Rick Barry when he was with the NY Nets in the ABA.

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Speaking of Kobe RC's. I pulled this exact card straight from a pack in 1996, it was perfectly centered too. Big time regret for not keeping it.

$12,000 and climbing

Edit: just found another one that's $15K and still has almost 2 days left.

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Anyone have an idea on best way to get full size helmet that was team used? Kinda surprised there was no helmet auction this year. I've seen a couple on EBay but with crazy price tags.

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No auction last year or this year AFAIK.

So I inventoried my 68 Topps Football set. I was surprised to find that I have almost 70% of that set. I also realized I had 2 copies of the Griese Rookie card. If I don't go after graded cards, I can probably complete the set for $150.

Unfortunately, most of the cards are only in good to very good condition. I forgot how poorly some of these old cards are centered. Plus the corners and edges are a little rough.

I also found a bunch of loose cards in an old Fleer Wax Box. I thought it was full of wax packs but it had a variety of late 60's baseball, early 80's baseball and football. I'll be going through those this weekend.

Just saw a Magic The Gathering card, graded at a 9 by Beckett, auction is currently at over $126K with nearly 6 days left. They expect final price to be over $250K.

Wow. And I thought people asking for $400 for a Spider-Man comic from the 60s was crazy talk.

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That's insane. I remember kids in high school playing with those cards all of the time. Now if the price of Beanie Babies would just take off. We put some "rare" unopened ones away in the attic about 25 years ago.

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Yeah, my first thought basically. Takes some F U Money to shell out $250K for a card

Now seeing a 1998 Japanese Pokรฉmon card, PSA 7 at $310,000 with 7 days left on the auction. It is an Illustrator Pikachu, so apparently is extremely rare with only 39 made.

I saw that. It's a PWCC auction and the bidders are anonymous. I've noticed this a lot because their auctions seem to fetch a much higher than normal price. Something just seems fishy to me but if true is just ridiculous.

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Even though it's Ebay, there is a special vetting process to even be allowed to bid. I want to know if they get a deal from Ebay in terms of rates. Can't imagine they pay EBay normal rates on a sale like this.

Found a cool Hokie card in my collection - Bimbo Coles Fleer Rookie Card. I bought very little basketball so it was cool to see a card that had some meaning, especially since I saw him play.

Upper Deck authenticated Montana auto

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Picked up a short print TT Prizm /49. I wanted one in his Chargers uni and got it for a $1.

Also, Drakeford auto RC in his VT uni.

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I made my first ebay purchase. Nothing fancy, just a plain Derrick Henry Rated Rookie but excited to get back into things.

Awaiting some deliveries today. Highlights include

1975 Topps ABA scoring leaders, with George McGinnis and Doctor J on the card.
A Henrik Lundqvist rookie
The Amazing Spider-Man 180

EDIT: Spider-Man and Lundqvist didn't show up. Some other stuff came early.

I picked up Iron-Man #12 this weekend at an antiques mall. It isn't in the best of shape, but a cool knick-nack either way.

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Today's arrivals:

70s Topps Skeeter Swift, Mel Daniels, Freddie Lewis, Superman John Williamson, and a league scoring leaders Dr. J and George McGinnis.
1981 Fleer Ozzie Smith and Nolan Ryan
1975 Topps Ed Giacomin (The Rangers goalie for the 1972 Cup Finals)
1978 Topps Anders Hedberg and Steve Vickers (two stars from the 1979 Cup Finals)

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Dumb question, where do you host your pics? Imgur or somewhere else?

I am now using Flckr, as Imgur deleted a bunch of my pics and Flckr on a browser website has an easy embed tool.

Thanks. I'll post some pics later this week.

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The two far right cards are Willy Shaner who played for the Hokies back in the 1920's, Chad Pinder is a recent Hokie, the Darrisaw is a custom card, and the Duane Brown is a Jersey from a Pro Bowl

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Bucky's actual first name is Temuchin...

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The Glen Combs is a PSA DNA Auto. He played for the Hokies in the 70's

all these posts for trading cards and not one person showing off their NBA Topshot collection smh

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Ugh about to be triggered ...block chain collectibles ...no thanks. Saw today Topps is doing that with Garbage Pail Kids too for special block chain cards. NBA Dunk from Panini was bad enough.

All that said, there is a market for it so I don't fault the hustle...

This my reaction too. It is the same reaction I had when Topps (or whoever) came out with the sticker cards/books in the early-mid 80's.

Topps and Panini had those but at least it was a cheap and fun way to get into the hobby. This digital crap makes absolutely no sense to me.

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Just saw where a company digitized and then destroyed a Banksy painting to create an NFT. They paid $95K for the painting. Just unreal.

1966 Topps Sandy Koufax. It is just a PSA 4, but it is a home run in my heart. So far, I have checked boxes for Mantle, Mays, Clemente, Aaron, and Koufax. I still need Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Don Drysdale- who am I missing for my 1960s list?

Someday I am going to get 50s Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Snider, and Bob Feller... but that will also be the day I have a 25 foot Parker boat ($100K), so probably not soon.

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Do you have Williams on that list?

I have Ted Williams on every list. But, very difficult to get hands on, and I don't think there are any 1960 or 61 Topps cards of him for some reason.

Ernie Banks is also on the list.

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What about Yaz?

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Ok, trying to post a pic from Flckr of my (small) Yastrzemski collection.
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I have found I have to be on my computer to access their embed tool. It will be the arrow symbol pointing right in the bottom right of the screen, in the popup, select Embed, then copy the code

Thanks. The trick was I needed to make the photo public to get the embed link.

Nice! I have a 1973 Topps. I am trying to get the 68 to build out my forever incomplete 1968 Hall of Famers set (damn you, overrated Nolan Ryan.)

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Check COMC. They do auctions on eBay but also sell cards on consignment. For ungraded cards it looks like they estimate the condition. I am pretty sure I saw a 68 Yaz on their site this weekend.

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Nice, I picked up a couple graded Frank Howards a couple years ago when I went on a tear snapping up Washington players

Man, Greg Nettles played FOREVER. I have that Frank Howard on the way.

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Anybody used COMC to buy or sell cards?

I have bought about a half dozen graded cards from them on Ebay with no issues. Have not used them to sell.

1966 Topps Sandy Koufax and 1968 Topps Frank Robinson and Aaron/Clemente/Cepeda RBI leaders cards arrived today. The only thing I am waiting for is a 1960 Topps Jimmy Brown. Then I am sending a pile to PSA for grading.

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PSA massively increased their prices today and eliminated cross service of reevaluating card from other grading services. They also made it harder to get common type cards graded by limiting submissions by increasing the required expected value total by 250%.

https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/psa-raises-prices-suspends-crossov...

Looks like Beckett will get my business then.

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I think Beckett's backlog is worse the PSA's.

It looks like SGC has cleared their backlog. They are lesser known, but I think they have been around awhile, particularly for vintage cards. Looks like $25 per card for standard service (up $500 value cards.)

Anybody have an opinion on them?

Their cases aren't as elaborate or in my opinion as sturdy as PSA or Beckett but they seem to do an honest job of grading so I don't have any complaints on the cards I have bought with their grades. I have not however dealt with them to get a card graded.

But, their grading doesn't seem to elevate the value of the card like PSA or Beckett.

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For modern, that's definitely true. They've been doing vintage for awhile so I don't think the gap is that big. They also seem to grade more strictly than PSA or BVG (which may be why the perception of lower value is there.)

I am starting to research it. For my cards that are probably <5's it doesn't make any sense to pay $100 for PSA and I don't want to wait Beckett's lead time. I am also watching SGC stuff on ebay to see what it is going for to bet a benchmark.

Tom bradys rookie card went for 1.32 million today smashing the old record of $500,000 for a football players card. The GOAT in more ways than one.

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Picked up this graded auto RC of NAW in a Hokies Uni.

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That's a sweet pickup, saw someone on eBay was asking $2700 for a NAW Rookie /10

I've been wanting a NAW Auto and I'm glad I could get a graded one in his Hokies Uni. His National Treasure Logoman just sold for $17,000, insane.

$17K NAW RC AUTO

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This weekend's arrivals:
1961 Topps Sam Huff (for my dad.)
1970 Topps Gordie Howe
2005-2006 Score Adam Graves PSA DNA Autographed card

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And since the comic book thread is deader than Julius Caesar, I also got Captain America Annual 8, and The Amazing Spider-Man 170.

And if anyone around Richmond is interested in selling Daredevil 170, Daredevil 232 and 233, or Captain America and the Falcon 221, let me know.

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My comic collection started in the 80's and ended in the 2000's. At some point I need to reinventory and either unload or start re-reading the classics.

*and Fantastic Four 194, and Vol 3 of the Punisher (2000) issue number 3.

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Some great short prints just came in.

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Mail Day - a couple of Jim Rice cards for the PC.

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Anyone doing the NFT craze?

I can't get excited about a virtual piece of memorabilia. It seems that it is really more about "investing" than collecting. Granted there is a lot about it I don't understand, but it's not a substitute for a tangible card or autographed baseball.

I don't understand it enough at all. I am romantic about collectables. Everything I have been picking up generally relates to athletes who seemed like Paul Bunyan-esq characters- usually baseball players who I only had narratives and black and white photos of.

I would probably struggle to name 30 MLB players, but I can tell you significant portions of lineups from teams in the 50s. It is just a different vibe.

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No, I am dabbling with some of the Topps and Panini Dunk Apps but the NFT thing to me seems to be people fueled with Cabin Fever and excess cash. Much of that market imploded the last week or so. Something like a 50% fall in value.