We knew they were making a lot of them. We didn’t know there were THAT many. Sports cards produced during the 1980s and early 90s met what was becoming a nearly insatiable demand. New collectors came into the market. Moms and dads invested for their kids’ education. It was a crazy time.
Far too many cards were produced to have it make any sense at all.
Still, as we’ve mentioned before, those cards are now little slices of childhood for the 80s and 90s kids who are now all grown up. It’s the search for a little bit of nostalgia that we’ve all reached back for at times. Just because someone else says your nostalgia isn’t worth as much as a kid who grew up in the 60s or 50s doesn’t mean it has no value.
So put the price guide away and check in with the Albany Times Union’s Pete Iorizzo who couldn’t resist an offer on Craigslist.