Anyone Collect Sports Cards?

Discussion in 'General' started by striderboi, May 8, 2012.

  1. striderboi

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    Any sneaker heads here into sports cards? 
     
  2. kalikid23

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    I have a shoebox full of all baseball, football and basketball cards that i bought at a goodwill for $2.00. I went through it and found some awesome cards, lots of rookie cards. Im not into collecting but simply bought the box because there are over 30 Michael Jordan cards alone in that box, which was the reason for the purchase. They are now stored in a closet because i dont know what to do with them.
     
  3. pr0phecy718

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    back in the 90s
     
  4. nine point five

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  5. xxhu5sl1npnoyxx

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    I collect basketball cards. There was a time where cards pre-2001 weren't worth very much because the focus was on jersey patch and autographed insert cards. But over the past year, the rarer insert cards, specifically players like Jordan, Penny, Grant Hill, and older Kobe inserts have seen hikes in prices. A large reason for this is the over saturation of autographs and jersey patch cards over-saturating the market.

    Before if you pulled a Jordan autographed card, that was a easy $2000, now you can get one for $300 because there are just so many that are inserted into packs. So a lot of collectors started going back to collect cards and inserts they couldnt buy when they were kids. We are talking people paying $10,000+ for a 97-98 Fleer metal precious gems Michael Jordan card.

    But this is solely in the basketball card hobby, I barely follow football cards, and I know in baseball anything Matt Kemp is really hot. About 2 months ago, during Linsanity, Jeremy Lin autographed cards were selling for $350+ on average. Before Linsanity, all it cost was $3 for a Jeremy Lin auto. One collector on another message board had literally 200+ Lin autos, dude prolly spent less than $500 on his collection and sold it and made over $80,000. Last year something similar happened with Blake Griffin, though his prices have settled.

    The basketball card hobby is a gamble. It was crazy a couple years ago, carlos arroyo base cards were selling for like $10-15 a piece. Now you couldnt even sell a lot of 100 for $5. Someties you just luck up, I collect Andrew Bynum cards, I've been selling my collection since All Star break, his stuff isnt super hot, but its at least tripled in value.
     
  6. 160jordansdeep

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    whats the best website for cards or a message board like NT on sports cards ?

    Also whats a good site to see the worth of trading cards
     
  7. thunderchunk69

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    why would you take a picture of yourself throwing it out?
    I woulda just thrown it on ebay [​IMG]
     
  8. pr0phecy718

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    i just remembered that back in '04...when the draft class was coming up, I bought the topps chrome rookie refractors for Lebron James, D Wade, Bosh, Darko ([​IMG])and Melo....hmm...
    anyways, 160jordansdeep, you can go to beckett's website for the pricing of  cards
     
  9. 160jordansdeep

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    anything thats free something like niketalk 
     
  10. airjordan jb23

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    When I was younger I did... Anytime I got money I went straight to the card shop around my way. [​IMG]
     
  11. bombbiggidyphil

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  12. JLD1523

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    My brother is only into collecting Kobe otherwise he does it for profit. The market isn't there like it used to be but if you know what to buy and have the ability to be buy in bulk there is a lot of money to be made. He generally can buy a case, 12 boxes, break even on master sets and team sets and the rest of inserts become pure profit.
     
  13. nbirn2103

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    I collect baseball cards.

    I have a bunch of valuable bowman chrome gold RC's that are pretty hot right now (darvish, bryce harper rc auto, starlin rc, cespedes rc...)

    I got beckett.com account if anyone wants to know how much their card is worth.
     
  14. 916kid

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    i was thinking about collecting some sports card in the future based on future superstars going pro (for instances, luck or rg3 or anthony davis).


    what type of brand/co of collecting cards should i look into?
     
  15. brianilla

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    i still have my nba cards up 'til now.
    2 whole booklets of it. No specific player on the collection that I collect.
    Do not know how to sell these, due to this fact. 
     
  16. Peep Game

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    I used to back in the mid-late 90's. I still have a handful in this old book stashed away. I looked through it the other day and there's some Elway, Steve Young, Emmitt
    Smith, Dan Marino and Jerry Rice cards in there. Have Steve McNair's rookie card too, andI believe Junior Seau. I used to collect them HEAVY though. Me and my cousin
    were always trading them and just stacking them, but I guess it was just a phase. I mentioned this in another thread like this, but I still wanna know what happened to the
    aspect of card collecting. It seemed like it just faded out like nothing, even though I still see a lot of different card brands at Wal-Mart.
     
  17. dmxgod

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    In the mid-90s I was into collecting cards like crazy..i stopped once I turned around 15-16..still have all my cards though..have a Scottie Pippen rookie card [​IMG]..

    One rookie card i want is the Jordan rookie card..but I doubt I will ever find one for a really good deal..
     
  18. cruzair13

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    My aunts got me into basketball cards, I was 8 years old... now just turned 20...
    held on to some cards for a long time.. thinking they were hot and could sell them for college. smh

    -I have all the Kobe rookie cards, minus the topps chrome refractor.
    -I had an MJ final shot card- that had a piece of the floor from the Game 6, but now it's not his last shot and the value went to regular.
    -My aunt sold the vince carter sp-authentic for 300, some cards were just crazy
    - everyone who collected bball cards knew that the MJ Fleer 1986 rookie card was wanted.. beckett had that %%% for $10000.00
     
  19. striderboi

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    You can Check blowoutcards.com, freedomcardboard.com. For the value, everyone goes by ebay value.
     
  20. striderboi

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    You must be talking about this one [​IMG]


    One like this just ended for 4k..



    These will never be FT/FS as they been in my collection ever since I pulled/bought them