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      03-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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Well, I guess baseball cards aren't worth the paper they're printed on!

I have sooooo many from the 80s and 90s - and a bunch from the 70s that I got at a garage sale when I was a kid. I'm 29 now.

They're worth NOTHING. I had these high hopes that if I held on to them, they would be worth something.

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      03-16-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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Yeah, I was curious awhile back about how much my old sets are worth and was surprised to see they're not worth dick now. I should've sold them when I was a kid, could've had sega genesis AND super nintendo.
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I hear you. I had all kinds of cards. Off the top of my head I can remember a Griffey Jr Donruss Rated Rookie, some old O-Pee-chee hockey cards, and numerous signed football cards, stemming from about 1982 on through the mid-late '90s. I remember I had a Willie Stargell card as well, makes me feel old.

You're right, none of it is worth shit now anyway. But my situation is somewhat better than my Dad's. He had three of those coveted Mickey Mantle cards (forget what year), and he ended up giving his card collection away to his Polish cousin because he was moving out and didn't care to keep them. There were a bunch of other good ones in there too.
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haha im an avid baseball fan, im very good friends with colby rasmus which you should know who that is montego, baseball cards are worthless if they arent rare. willie mays, joe d, mickey, marris, ruth, cal ripken jr, kirk gibson etc...all people who did something spectacular, any autograph from joe d is 500+ and the least
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It's because it's baseball. America's most boring sport. Only watched and attended by women and rednecks. Flame on.

You should have invested in Marvel Comic cards, apparently the nerds are raking in the cash.
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It's because it's baseball. America's most boring sport. Only watched and attended by women and rednecks. Flame on.
thats bc ur from texas, the rangers fucking suck

go to florida, yankville, cali, arizona all parts of the country that more than just rednecks and women watch
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It's because it's baseball. America's most boring sport. Only watched and attended by women and rednecks. Flame on.
Well I think the sanctity of the sport has been ruined lately too. That's a big part of it. The Free Agency Era of Designer Drugs has gotten out of control.
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thats bc ur from texas, the rangers fucking suck
very true
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Well I think the sanctity of the sport has been ruined lately too. That's a big part of it. The Free Agency Era of Designer Drugs has gotten out of control.
Honestly, all they need to do is cut the total number of games by 1/3. Make each game worth something and more hype would come.
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very true
haha im as into baseball as bimmers as ive played it since i could hold one...it taught me life lessons like work hard, teamwork, punctuality, responsibility etc...
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Well I think the sanctity of the sport has been ruined lately too. That's a big part of it. The Free Agency Era of Designer Drugs has gotten out of control.
but football is ten times worse on hgh, why do yu think a couple weeks ago the NFL was considering to test for hgh and the league started panicing?

ALL PROFESSIONAL sports that need strength does it i promise

hgh has been untraceable until now, thats why WOM is all the evidence they have, UNTIL NOW haha
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haha im an avid baseball fan, im very good friends with colby rasmus which you should know who that is montego, baseball cards are worthless if they arent rare. willie mays, joe d, mickey, marris, ruth, cal ripken jr, kirk gibson etc...all people who did something spectacular, any autograph from joe d is 500+ and the least
I actually hate baseball!
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Honestly, all they need to do is cut the total number of games by 1/3. Make each game worth something and more hype would come.
in 1961 they went from 152 to 162

pro baseball is nothing like football, these are the best of the best and have been weaved from the finest group of guys, they are already good, all they have to do is hit in the cage, bp, and take a few grounders and they are ready to play, not practice for a week leading to the game
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but football is ten times worse on hgh, why do yu think a couple weeks ago the NFL was considering to test for hgh and the league started panicing?

ALL PROFESSIONAL sports that need strength does it i promise

hgh has been untraceable until now, thats why WOM is all the evidence they have, UNTIL NOW haha
Yeah it's out of control, but the leagues have let it get that way. It's all about the show, not about the sport.
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Yeah it's out of control, but the leagues have let it get that way. It's all about the show, not about the sport.
but honestly i miss those triple headers with sammy and arod and mcguire where they were hitting 5 homers in two days, that brought excitement, but it excites me more to see it done the natural way, hit and run, basehit single for the run etc...
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but honestly i miss those triple headers with sammy and arod and mcguire where they were hitting 5 homers in two days, that brought excitement, but it excites me more to see it done the natural way, hit and run, basehit single for the run etc...
Lol yeah but I have a special reason for hating "smallball". I'm a Tigers fan and I'm sick of the fkn Twins and their perfect smallball game.
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Lol yeah but I have a special reason for hating "smallball". I'm a Tigers fan and I'm sick of the fkn Twins and their perfect smallball game.
two words joe mauer
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two words joe mauer
Yeah the guy's an absolute beast.
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Yeah the guy's an absolute beast.
hes not a beast, its as if angels are behind the plate and at the plate, he always comes through
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hes not a beast, its as if angels are behind the plate and at the plate, he always comes through
No I'm pretty sure he's just not human.
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I hear ya'll... long story short... wife's brother dies 3 years ago... leaves her his sports card collection (predominately baseball) with cards from teens through '90's (including a mint Ted Williams rookie card). Took me a year and a half to index the entire collection which fills a 3 drawer file cabinet (wide drawers) plus boxes all over (129 boxes). We're thinking we will have to keep it another 10 years or so until the buyers re-enter the collector market. He also left her a collection of Playboys from the 60's-70's.
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I'll just hang on to them. You never know. Some day they may go back up.

Damn the good old days. I was so obsessed with collecting and baseball back then I knew stats for just about everyone.
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