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What happened to your baseball cards?

Posted By: DWC

What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 03:57 AM

I still have mine, but being born in the early 80ís, im guessing a lot my age still do. Theyre worthless, but i figured my kid might like them. Anyone who would have had 50ís or 60ís cards still have them ir did you stick all of them in your bike spokes.
Posted By: BvrRetriever

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 03:58 AM

I gave them all to a kid that was going through hard times...
Posted By: newtoga

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 04:25 AM

I still have a lot of mine. Sold off some good ones during the last collecting craze. Had mostly 60ís.
My kids collect in late 80ís early 90ís. They still have them.
Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 04:30 AM

they might be in the attic

grandma put dads out to the curb while he and mom were on their honeymoon.


your just going to cry if I tell you the cards he had
Posted By: Scout1

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 07:47 AM

I still have around 1000 from the late 70's through mid 80's.
Posted By: Badger23

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 08:52 AM

Lost mine in a flood in 2007. They were mostly from the 70s & 80s.
Posted By: Badger23

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 08:52 AM

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Posted By: trapdog1

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 10:02 AM

Gave mine to another kid 30+ years ago. Kid had some learning disabilities and came from a pretty poor family. He was so happy you'd thought I'd given him a million bucks. Still makes me feel good to this day.
Posted By: Poorcoon

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 10:19 AM

I still have a pretty healthy collection of 70 80s and 90s football cards. With a few baseball cards. The rarest most sought-after collector cards are locked away in a safe.
Posted By: otterc

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 10:24 AM

I still have mine. A dozen boxes in the back of the closet. Probably over 10,000. Over 20 full sets. George Brett, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and many more. Those were the days.
Posted By: Mac

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 11:09 AM

Originally Posted by DWC
I still have mine, but being born in the early 80ís, im guessing a lot my age still do. Theyre worthless, but i figured my kid might like them. Anyone who would have had 50ís or 60ís cards still have them ir did you stick all of them in your bike spokes.



My mother got killed by a drunk driver. My brother and I ended up living with an elderly aunt and uncle. My not so wonderful grandmother and grandfather were executors of my mothers affairs. I had a really good baseball card collection going on because I was a enthusiastic fan.
I had some great cards of some tremendous players. Mickey Mantel, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and on and on.

My grandparents sold my baseball card collection, my baseball bats, my catcher mitt and fielders glove, my bike, etc. etc.
I am sure my grandfather drank all of it away.
He was what they called a go getter. He always took my grandmother to work then he would go get her. I was old enough to start learning about human behavior and recognize what kind of person I did not want to be.
True story.
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 11:19 AM

The gum in those card packs tasted like cardboard. I never bought it
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 11:25 AM

I did have two milk crates full of comics. Most were 12 cents except the ďclassicsĒ. Stuff like Moby Dick. Twice the pages and cost a quarter. Mom tossed them while I was boot camp. Who could have known some of those would be serious money 50 years later
Posted By: bowhunterks

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 11:55 AM

Mom gave all are's to are cousin, then some years later there house burned down.
Posted By: MNEric

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 11:55 AM

I just recently sold all of mine. The cards worth the most right now are Michael Jordan cards. Of course they need to be graded, which I am told takes a year and costs $20 per card. The craze is on right now. One card I had of graded a mint 10 just sold for $6600 on eBay. I had two more that would have sold on eBay for $1500 and $3500 if graded a 10. Mine are not mint 10 so they are worth nothing near that. The guy I sold them to was bragging about a card he sold on eBay and that is what caused me to get them out of the cabinet they have been in for nearly 30 years.
Posted By: Sprung & Rusty

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 12:09 PM

I got mostly Score and Pro Set football cards from 89 to 93. Some Topps and Fleer baseball cards. Some Skybox basketball and some hockey cards.
Posted By: SNIPERB🦝

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 12:23 PM

Still have mine. Most of it is late 80s to mid 90s baseball cards. Then I switched to magic the gathering cards in highschool
Posted By: Tye dye trapper

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 12:41 PM

I am an early 80's kid too with a bunch of worthless cards, kids these days use to go crazy over Pokťmon cards, well atheist my kids did.
Posted By: SNIPERB🦝

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 12:49 PM

I think Ken Griffey Sr must of had a deal with Donruss or they were trying to do a deal with him because my dad was a friend of a friend of Sr and he had hundreds of Griffey Sr cards. My only hand signed cards are by Griffey Sr, we went fishing together for my birthday almost 25 years ago at Erie on Sr.'s boat
Posted By: YamaCat

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 12:56 PM

Bicycle spokes and after not picking them up for the 10th time, they got thrown out. Had a bunch of the good ones too.
Posted By: SJA

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 01:01 PM

Yup, me too 1950's :-(
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Posted By: DWC

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 02:44 PM

That pic made me throw up a little
Posted By: traprjohn

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/02/21 11:35 PM

Pitched them around age 23 in Ď82. Can u say ignorant KNuCKleHEad!
Mine were from the 60ís and 70ís.
Posted By: trapdog1

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 12:27 AM

Originally Posted by danny clifton
The gum in those card packs tasted like cardboard. I never bought it


I'll bet everyone who has posted here can remember the exact taste of that gum!
Posted By: NonPCfed

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 01:16 AM

Quote
My mother got killed by a drunk driver. My brother and I ended up living with an elderly aunt and uncle. My not so wonderful grandmother and grandfather were executors of my mothers affairs. I had a really good baseball card collection going on because I was a enthusiastic fan.
I had some great cards of some tremendous players. Mickey Mantel, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and on and on.

My grandparents sold my baseball card collection, my baseball bats, my catcher mitt and fielders glove, my bike, etc. etc.
I am sure my grandfather drank all of it away.
He was what they called a go getter. He always took my grandmother to work then he would go get her. I was old enough to start learning about human behavior and recognize what kind of person I did not want to be.
True story.


Wow, that's just depressing...
Posted By: NonPCfed

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 01:23 AM

I had some baseball and football cards from the early 1970s (mostly 73 through 75). I sold those on ebay in the late 1990s. I think about $40 or more was the best I got--I think it was a George Brett rookie. I have a list somewhere what I got for them.

When I was in college the second time around and then working in the late 80s, early 90s, I bought a lot of BB, FB cards again. I never bought sets, didn't believe in them. I wish I would have taken that money and put it into some mutual funds instead. I still have them. I should go through them, find the best, sell them for whatever, and pitch the rest or use for insulation somewhere...
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 01:40 AM

Originally Posted by Mac
Originally Posted by DWC
I still have mine, but being born in the early 80ís, im guessing a lot my age still do. Theyre worthless, but i figured my kid might like them. Anyone who would have had 50ís or 60ís cards still have them ir did you stick all of them in your bike spokes.



My mother got killed by a drunk driver. My brother and I ended up living with an elderly aunt and uncle. My not so wonderful grandmother and grandfather were executors of my mothers affairs. I had a really good baseball card collection going on because I was a enthusiastic fan.
I had some great cards of some tremendous players. Mickey Mantel, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and on and on.

My grandparents sold my baseball card collection, my baseball bats, my catcher mitt and fielders glove, my bike, etc. etc.
I am sure my grandfather drank all of it away.
He was what they called a go getter. He always took my grandmother to work then he would go get her. I was old enough to start learning about human behavior and recognize what kind of person I did not want to be.
True story.


Mac....youíd feel a whole lot bettah....if you went to his grave stone and ........well Nevah mind.
Posted By: DWC

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 02:47 AM

Originally Posted by trapdog1
Originally Posted by danny clifton
The gum in those card packs tasted like cardboard. I never bought it


I'll bet everyone who has posted here can remember the exact taste of that gum!


I bought an old 80ís pack of topps from an antique store a few years ago. I had to know if the gum got better with age. It did not.
Posted By: Kevin Colpetzer

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 02:51 AM

Wife had a metal lunch box full of 60s and 70s baseball cards. The lunch box was a Beatles with the thermos. Her mom sold lunch box full of all her cards for $10.00 at a yard sale mad
Posted By: bankrunner

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 03:01 AM

Still have mine. Best ones I have : Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn, and Rickey Henderson rookie cards. Mostly 80's and 90's.
Posted By: Aaron Proffitt

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 03:06 AM

Of all things , mine survived the house fire a few years ago . Not worth a crap , but its something from my boyhood .
Posted By: AKAjust

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 04:24 AM

Sounded sort of like a motorcycle.
The rest mom gave them to a neighbor kid.
just
Posted By: the Blak Spot

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 07:31 AM

Think i have a Sandy Koufax card somewhere
Posted By: The Beav

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 04:25 PM

Anyone remember those injenuity (sp)cards that came as dividers In a box of shredded wheat?
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 05:13 PM

I met Sandy Koufax at a wedding a few years ago. Its where I found out that isnt his name
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 05:43 PM

Originally Posted by Kevin Colpetzer
Wife had a metal lunch box full of 60s and 70s baseball cards. The lunch box was a Beatles with the thermos. Her mom sold lunch box full of all her cards for $10.00 at a yard sale mad

Thats Horrible!!!
Posted By: martyd

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 06:48 PM

Sold my around 2005 or so. I had a he great collection. All from 1952 to 1971. Dozens of hall of famers. Sold at worse time. Prices were at a all time low. I think 40% of beckett magazine prices. Wish I had waited. My brother still has all of his. MD
Posted By: charles

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/03/21 07:20 PM

When I was a kid we put a few baseball cards in inside of our shoes when we wore a hole through the soles.
Posted By: walleye101

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/04/21 02:35 AM

Might want to check around in your collections. A Tom Brady rookie card just sold for over 2M$.
Posted By: charles

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/04/21 03:14 AM

I donít remember anything but baseball cards in the 50s.
Posted By: SJA

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/04/21 03:16 AM

Originally Posted by charles
I donít remember anything but baseball cards in the 50s.

Ditto :-)
Posted By: the Blak Spot

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/04/21 03:56 AM

All i have left

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Posted By: white dog

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/04/21 10:23 AM

Poof!

I'd like to have them for the monetary value but that's about it. Grew up in th he 50's and 60's so I had some good ones. I collect memories and am still doing it. Just not as fast as I once was.
Posted By: bass10

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/04/21 10:43 AM

Well I had a great collection of late 60ís early 70ís baseball, football and basketball. Didnít do a whole lot with them but kept them. Decided my boy didnít show any interest in them and by that time cards were 5.00 a pack. So decided to sell them for $4500 to an acquaintance. He gave me $500 up front and $300 a month till paid for as I really didnít need the money, letís just say I wish I had my cards back.
Posted By: trapper20

Re: What happened to your baseball cards? - 04/04/21 11:54 AM

I got mine somewhere in a tote, if my son gets into it he will get them. mostly 80-90s
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