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While being locked down did anyone nerd out and pull out there trading card collections from when they were younger? Won’t discriminate here with kind-mine was Pokémon and sadly was a month too late to get in the market before the boom. Still crazy to see a market explode like it has as well as bringing back the childhood memories. Also, if you have any old card collections and haven’t pulled them from it’s box, you should. Always wondered when ______ would be worth something? Now is probably the time. 

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My brother and I were at a card convention on Austin, about September 1992. He was a Packers fan, mainly to piss of Cowboys fans. Typicla teenage iconoclast. Now we would call it being an jerkoff edgelord. Anyway, this guy with  a righteous cleft lip surgical scar had Don Majkowski's (1989 Pro Set rookie) for 75 cents. Beckett had it listed for $2.50! We checked it twice. You can fit 9 cards per plastic three ring sheet. Bro bought 27 of em. Three solid pages of ole Majik Don bootlegging to the right. It was glorious. Twenty two hours later he tore up his knee, and Brett Favre started the next 275 games straight. 

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I bought several of "the" Bo Jackson card (black and white, wearing shoulder pads and holding a bat) for $6 a piece and remember checking Beckett magazines and watching it raise and raise and raise. Being 9 years old, when it hit $12i thought I would be rich. Then he got hurt and it plummeted.

I had thousands of cards, sorted by team and alphabetical order in 3 ring binders. Now I think all I have left are a few of my favorites that are stuffed in a shoe box stuffed in the top of my closet. Haven't look at the in years.

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Having collected a glut of Mark McGuire, Roger Clemens, Kirby Puckett, and Barry Bonds (or was it Bobby Bonilla?) rookie cards during grade school probably financed a quarter pound of marijuana over the course of high school. 

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I went through a phase back in 2017-2018 where I started buying baseball cards and memorabilia off of eBay.  Mostly older cards like Mantles, Mays, Banks, Clemente, etc.  One thing I picked up that I had always wanted was a Jordan rookie with a PSA 9 grade.  Think I paid around $3500 for it.  I pulled the cards out a few months ago just to see what they were going for and pricing.  I was shocked that the Jordan had shot up to around $9k-$10k, coming off the broadcast of the Last Dance.  I flipped that thing immediately.

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On 8/9/2020 at 1:40 PM, Doug E. Fresh said:

I went through a phase back in 2017-2018 where I started buying baseball cards off of eBay.  Mostly older cards like Mantles, Mays, Banks, Clemente, etc. 

Doing this right now. Been about a month and waiting for the phase to end as it’s getting somewhat expensive. 
I hadn’t looked at my cards in probably 15 years before this last buying frenzy.  Now have a pretty decent collection of 50s-70s HOF’ers (Mays, Aaron, Mantle, etc) and all the rookies of the “recent” HOF’ers (Ripken, Gwynn, Puckett, Biggio, etc).  I don’t think I have a card in my collection newer that 1999. 

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