Baseball cards

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 3:50 PM

The 1948 Leaf Big Klu will be my next vintage purchases. Also a few 1930s Lombardi cards I'd like.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 4:08 PM

Read how people were buying multiples of every mass produced set back in the late 80's thinking it would "put my kids thru college" and basically lost everything.

I vividly remember as a kid in the mid 80's there was a guy in the card shop telling my mom "yeah, I'm going to put my kids thru college with these...I don't even take them out of the box, they go right into a temperature controlled vault".

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 4:11 PM
posted by gut

Read how people were buying multiples of every mass produced set back in the late 80's thinking it would "put my kids thru college" and basically lost everything.

I vividly remember as a kid in the mid 80's there was a guy in the card shop telling my mom "yeah, I'm going to put my kids thru college with these...I don't even take them out of the box, they go right into a temperature controlled vault".


O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 4:27 PM

Ouch.

Yeah, I heard that the response to that in the '90s was to "overproduce" to satisfy the demand.  As a result, not too many of the cards I collected as a kid have any real value (sans some of the inserts, which had rarity baked into their production).

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 138 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 4:42 PM
posted by justincredible

Yeah, nothing super high dollar, but a cool card from 1909 nonetheless.

Has good color. Impressive

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Apr 16, 2020 4:50 PM
posted by Ironman92

Has good color. Impressive

Can't remember what I paid for it. I believe it was $13 or something close.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Fri, Apr 17, 2020 4:58 PM

Ironman92 Administrator
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O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 6:53 PM

LOL

Just found a 1992 college card of John Lynch.

The NFL player, current GM for the Niners John Lynch.

Didn't even know he played baseball.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 7:01 PM

Starting a google doc of all Larkin cards I need. If you've got anything on this list, I want it. Still have a lot of work to do to get through everything, I'm only through 1991 so far.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ILGofkaV0edkODDCvRBk3JFPWuWvKPp0IbSy0FkcSiM/edit?usp=sharing

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 10:43 PM

I'm digging through my cards soon.  I'll keep an eye out.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 11:21 PM
posted by O-Trap

I'm digging through my cards soon.  I'll keep an eye out.


O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 1:59 AM

Found one.  TSC '96.  A little damage to the front, though.  Stuck in a box for too long, and the two cards stuck together.

 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Sat, Apr 18, 2020 2:03 AM

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 9:01 AM

That one I have. Thanks for checking.

33,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 1:56 PM

I have a ton of 1985-1995, so the timeframe fits. I’ll take a look. Just keep in mind you’ve priced yourself into about a 100x markup...

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 2:56 PM
posted by Laley23

I have a ton of 1985-1995, so the timeframe fits. I’ll take a look. Just keep in mind you’ve priced yourself into about a 100x markup...


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 2:57 PM

I think I've misplaced two of my higher value Larkin cards and I'm driving myself nuts trying to find them.I KNOW I own them but they aren't with any of my other cards.

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