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robbieballs2003 : 7/15/2017 1:53 pm
Are they worth anything anymore? If so, how would I go about finding that out?

I just went through some old stuff and found 7 boxes of cards and memorabilia. I opened one box and found some funny shit. The first thing was a signed plaque and card by John Wallace titled Future Superstar. The next was multiple Brien Taylor cards. I will hide those as they probably lower the overall value of everything else. Haha.
That was supposed to be Cards in the title  
robbieballs2003 : 7/15/2017 1:54 pm : link
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I still have a ton of them  
pjcas18 : 7/15/2017 1:59 pm : link
most of them from the late 80's onward are worthless.

the exception would be rookie cards and autograph/rare cards.

You can still get decent money for Jeter, Arod, Griffey Jr, (some brands) etc. (super star players) rookie cards.

eBay, sold items  
A-Train : 7/15/2017 2:08 pm : link
Is best bet for actual value. Have a buddy who sells, and buys on there all the time. Timing, and card condition are most important criteria. The best cards would need to be graded.
Love going through my old cards, and other crap I have saved as memorabilia.
Good times, good times  
Anakim : 7/15/2017 2:11 pm : link
I loved collecting cards in the 90's (including Pokemon ones). My closet was full of just loose cards. Must've had hundreds of thousands of them.


Now? I think the only cards that are worth anything are the game used cards
This box is full  
pjcas18 : 7/15/2017 2:23 pm : link
of hundreds or maybe thousands of rookie, auto and game used cards.

plus i have binders sorted by player for all the major stars and then boxes with minor stars. I took good care of this collection when I was active.

funny thing is I refinished my basement and got to look through them a little bit and the players who were superstars when I put them in binders flamed out really quickly, guys who were at the top of their sports at the time rapidly became nobodys.

I never collected cards for money or as an investment I only ever collected players I liked and cards I thought were cool or hard to get, but if they were more valuable it would have been nice. Overproduction/saturation killed the hobby.

Ooooooh, a Morgan Rielly game used car  
Anakim : 7/15/2017 2:29 pm : link
:P
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pjcas18 : 7/15/2017 2:35 pm : link
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They can't all be winners, now can they?

RE: Ooooooh, a Morgan Rielly game used card  
Anakim : 7/15/2017 2:41 pm : link
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Anakim : 7/15/2017 2:41 pm : link
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They can't all be winners, now can they?




Haha, I remember my first one. Roberto Alomar's game used pants. My brother and I have collected hundreds of game-used cards and other game-used memorabilia.
a shaq oneal rookie card  
spike : 7/15/2017 2:58 pm : link
is worth how much?
I have a Noah Syndergaard patch auto card  
Jints in Carolina : 7/15/2017 3:18 pm : link
Could be worth a lot if he ever pitches again.
RE: I have a Noah Syndergaard patch auto card  
Jints in Carolina : 7/15/2017 3:18 pm : link
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Could be worth a lot if he ever pitches again.


oh and there were only 25 of them made. Mine is 11/25
I had a friend back there who literally spent thousands of dollars  
jcn56 : 7/15/2017 3:46 pm : link
on cards. Just about every gift he ever got, plus money he made on his own back then as a teenager, plied into baseball cards.

At last count, I think he told me that he figured it to be about 2 cents on the dollar, based on money from a few rare cards (ones with errors or players who didn't have many cards made early on and turned out to be good). Ouch.
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Deej : 7/15/2017 4:23 pm : link
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They can't all be winners, now can they?



Back in the day I made a big investment in Brett Lindros rookie cards.
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pjcas18 : 7/15/2017 4:26 pm : link
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Back in the day I made a big investment in Brett Lindros rookie cards.


I always sorted my cards by player.

I had a binder of cards filled with Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Manny Ramirez and Raphael Palmeiro, many rookeis in there.

I feel like I might have jinxed them all.

And I remember thinking one day after Balco, well at least I still have my binder with the Arod cards.

LOL.

My dad passed down his 1962 Topps collection to me  
Dave in PA : 7/15/2017 5:06 pm : link
I don't think there is a mint condition card in the bunch, but I wouldn't try to sell them anyway. Some great players: Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Yaz, Ernie Banks, Joe Torre, Hank Aaron, Whitey Ford, Roger Maris, Sandy Koufax, Warren Spahn, Lou Brock, "Bob" Clemente, Frank Robinson, Orlando Cepeda, Don Drysdsle. A real who's who of golden era baseball. I've also got a Don Zimmer card (3rd baseman for
Mets) and he looks just like Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan in ALOTO.
quick way to check  
slackerracker : 7/15/2017 5:33 pm : link
general value of cards is type them into comc.com (link at bottom) it's a consignment shop where people send their cards in and get listed, it's obviously similar to ebay but quicker to search through and easier to find specific cards.

Most cards are definitely worth pennies compared to dollar spent but it's mostly a hobby instead of doing it for value at this point.

Those 1962 Topps baseball could still be worth a good amount, not too long ago sold a Willy Mays around the same time period that was graded a 5, and it sold for $250.
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I used to get Sports Illustrated for Kids  
mattnyg05 : 7/15/2017 8:36 pm : link
and I have a Tiger Woods rookie card (the perforarated ones in the middle of the magazine) completely mint still in the magazine. The same card was once sold at an auction for $125,000.

Now? It's probably worth 250. Unbelievable. Thanks, Tiger.
RE: I used to get Sports Illustrated for Kids  
Jim in Fairfax : 7/15/2017 9:02 pm : link
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and I have a Tiger Woods rookie card (the perforarated ones in the middle of the magazine) completely mint still in the magazine. The same card was once sold at an auction for $125,000.

Now? It's probably worth 250. Unbelievable. Thanks, Tiger.


If Tiger hadn't shit the bed the last few years, it still wouldn't be worth anywhere close to that. That price reflected a unique moment in time - the crest of the card market and of Tiger Mania. Even if Tiger had broke Jack's record and never had the personal issues it probably wouldn't be worth much more than $1000 now. Too many out there.
A lot of the hobby is timing  
pjcas18 : 7/15/2017 9:55 pm : link
just in general if you're in it for a profit, not many cards or players endure time, that was the point I was making before.

When I was active collecting Jose Canseco's rookie card was well over $100 and was one of the most sought after cards on the planet. McGwire too, Clemens, Piazza, Strawberry, Gooden, etc.

Canseco's rookie card is probably $1 or less now.

Vintage cards hold their value for the most part because supply was low and condition matters, but from the 80's on it's about timing.

Right now look up Aaron Judge or Cody Bellinger rookie cards (some of them), they're literally hundreds of dollars.

I can almost guarantee you those will settle in to the teens or single digits unless Judge and Bellinger keep up Mike Trout like pace for years which is unlikely.

just a recent example, at one time not too long ago David Wright rookie cards were very valuable, not so much anymore.

Of course Tiger is an extreme example b/c he was on a legendary trajectory, but if you're in card collecting as a for profit business you sell your Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger cards now (and you would/should have sold your Tiger Woods cards in 2010 or whenever peak was) , if you're a fan collecting for the love of the sport and the hobby you keep them.

biggest mistake I ever made was trading my Wayne Gretzky rookie card in 1987 to my Canadian buddy for a Don Mattingly and Daryl Strawberry rookie. Holy shit I took a bath on that one. at the time though it was a fair trade.
Oh no I understand it was an auction setting  
mattnyg05 : 7/15/2017 10:42 pm : link
I have no delusions that the card would have paid my mortgage. I just found it funny that the card sold for the amount when i literally had it in my possession. Pretty wild.
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