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    Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    http://deadspin.com/sports/baseball-cards/for-multiple-reasons-your-jose-canseco-rated-rookie-card-is-worth-nothing-263862.php

    For Multiple Reasons, Your Jose Canseco Rated Rookie Card Is Worth Nothing
    I imagine there are a lot of Deadspinners out there who collected baseball cards in the late 80s and early 90s, the height of the baseball card collecting boom ... the time of Upper Deck, Score, the extra-long Bowmans that didn't fit into the plastic sleeves, etc. And, of course, the infamous "fuck face" card pictured to your right, the most notable thing about Billy Ripken's career.

    Future Considerations has an eye-opening report, though, informing us that the baseball cards of that era are worth absolutely nothing.

    It came from a number of people discovering around the mid 80's that their childhood baseball card collections from 20 and 30 years prior were now worth hundreds if not thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. And so then a whole shitload of people bought up baseball cards like they were gold bricks and shelved them away thinking that 20 or 30 years (i.e. now) down the road they could make fortunes. Unfortunately, what nobody stopped to think about was that the whole reason the cards from the 50's and 60's were worth so much was because nobody had them anymore. All the children of the 50's with baseball cards went to college in the 70's and their parents tossed em. Created rarity and the like. Nobody did that with the 80's and 90's cards. Everybody's kept em locked away in mint condition waiting for the time to be ripe.
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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    SWEET,
    I 'm happy to know I have 6,000 pieces of toilet paper in a box in the back of my closet.

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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    That sucks.
    Got a $50 dollar Frank Thomas card back when he was a big deal as the "Big Hurt".
    Probably worth nothing now.

    Penny Hardaway was also a bad choice of player to collect.
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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    While I believe for the most part this is true because of the 1,000's of identical cards that were produced, there are still cards out there were a "limited" amount were produced as in only 25, 100, 125, 150 made. Also the autographed cards that were signed by the stars in lower volumes.

    Those are the type I target. Just ask Ultra.

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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    "singersp" wrote:

    Those are the type I target. Just ask Ultra.
    Like this one?





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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    That hurts, especially since I am a huge collector. I still have some classics and newer ones though that should always be steady in price.

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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    While I collected back then, I was a little lucky in the fact that the players I focused on were Barry Bonds, Greg Maddux, Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant near the end ... so I actually have quite a few that are worth a pretty penny ... have not been able to bring myself to selling them though. I did spend a bit on Will Clark as well, but since he is my favorite player ever I do not mind that they did not climb in value.

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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    That's why I don't collect crap...the worth is almost always subject to the whims of a fickle public.
    I would rather collect Washingtons, Lincolns, Hamiltons, Jacksons, Grants and Franklins...they make a ton of those, but they never go down in value...and usually end up making you money if you store them right! ;D
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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    That's why I don't collect crap...the worth is almost always subject to the whims of a fickle public.
    I would rather collect Washingtons, Lincolns, Hamiltons, Jacksons, Grants and Franklins...they make a ton of those, but they never go down in value...and usually end up making you money if you store them right! ;D
    Funny, you seem like the kind of guy who would have an enormous collection of Barbie dolls & blow up dolls.



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    Re: Still got your baseball cards from the 80s? Whoopie.

    this is a shame..

    i have 4 boxes containing full sets of Topps from 84-88 i think

    and mostly full sets of 82-83

    was hopin to send my dad to a shinders and get some value..

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