One guy who grew up in the era of "what's it worth" instead of "the shoebox" DID get something out of baseball card collecting. A career.
He's convinced collecting can help kids learn money lessons.
Want to teach your kids how to handle money? Turn them into collectors.
Bryan Lee, a financial planner in Texas, believes his days as a young collector/entrepreneur formed his career patch.
Lee, who started his baseball card collection when he was 11, learned firsthand about buying, selling and trading when he was a teenager. After studying multiple issues of Beckett, Lee began selling and trading baseball cards at card shows. When he did his homework to ensure that he wasn't taken advantage of by older or more sophisticated hobbyists, he began turning a profit.