Any Former Or Current Baseball Card Collectors?

goreds2

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I no longer collect them.

Most of my cards are from the 1970's and are TOPPS brand.

I have lots of cards from the Big Red Machine days. :smug:

Rookie cards to note:

Dave Winfield

George Brett

Ozzie Smith

Ken Griffey (Sr.)

 
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Sirius Rich

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I had two shoe boxes full of MLB cards from the '50's. My mother threw them away when I went off to school.
 

Aaron

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Great topic goreds!

Collecting cards was my life back in junior high and high school. I've got several years of Topps brand Baseball cards, the whole set unopened. I was always much more a fan of Basketball and Football, so those I'd take all the cards and organize them by team and put them in albums. Good memories.

Then came the dark times... when the industry completely overpriced itself. You went from paying like $1 for 15 cards (and a gum) to paying $2.99 for maybe 6 or 8 cards. I haven't bought any cards in many years.

My favorite cards that I have... Archie Manning, Mean Joe Greene, Franco Harris, & Pete Maravich.

 

Jon

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I pretty much sold all my cards with the exception of an Andres Galaragga Rookie Card from 1986. Signed by the man himself at a card show. No certificate of Authenticity because it ain't for sale. :D Beyond that I have very little left, I think my most valuable card at the time was the 1989 Upper Deck Griffey Rookie, but as I understand that's dropped since.
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

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I've got thousands of cards from the mid-80's through mid-90s. Mostly in unopened, yearly boxes. I also have a huge collection of autographs from the 80s/90s Oakland A's.
 

AJ_II

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I think I'm probably part of one of the last couple generations to actually collect sports trading cards. They are becoming a thing of the past now with the new digital age.
 

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The latest issue of Sports Illustrated has an article about the baseball card industry. It's not good... :icon_eek: What was once an industry with yearly sales of $1.2 Billion, is now $200 million. And I'm surprised it's that much! I blame Upper Deck for starting the trend of upping the price on those things 20 years ago. Fleer, Score, Donruss, RIP.
 

Biaviian

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I have 2 of each Topps [factory] baseball card set since 1986. I even have the color box from 1986. 1 is opened and one is not opened.
 

mynameisjamie

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I have a ton of baseball cards. My uncle gave me a ton from the 70's and then I collected a lot in the late 80s/early 90's. I'm not a fan of basball and really I'm saving the cards for the resurgence in popularity.

I figure it will happen when the kids who were of collecting age at the turn of the 90's have enough money/have a mid-life crisis can afford to reclaim their childhood. Then I will cash in.
 

limegrass69

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I have boxes full of them..and a bunch in albums. Mostly late 70s and early-mid 80s. I always tell myself that I'll rummage through them some day...
 

goreds2

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The latest issue of Sports Illustrated has an article about the baseball card industry. It's not good... :icon_eek: What was once an industry with yearly sales of $1.2 Billion, is now $200 million. And I'm surprised it's that much! I blame Upper Deck for starting the trend of upping the price on those things 20 years ago. Fleer, Score, Donruss, RIP.

Agreed :(
 

JoeTan

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Found a Tops Roger Clemens rookie card in a 5pack. Lucky the gum wasn't stuck to it! I have so many cards from 85-89 it's stupid. Who knows where they all are now.
 

goreds2

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Did anyone ever put a card in the spoke of your bicycle wheel to make that motor type noise? You used a clothes pin to fasten it on. I am guilty as charged. I probably chewed up a Mike Schmidt rookie.
 

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I used to colllect in grade school and high school. I have tons from 79-92. I separated the "stars" from the "commons" by putting themin those 9 card plastic sheets in binders. They have been sitting in my old bedroom at my parents house since I went to college in 92. Bet all the "stars' are now ruined by the sheets I used to protect them.
 

goreds2

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This is on MLB Network TV right now. I will try to see when it re-airs. I missed the first half hour but what an interesting show!

10:00 p.m.MLB Network Special

"Cardboard Treasure" - A 60-year history of Topps and how it has been the epicenter of the baseball card industry