We’ve heard of all kinds of ways to unload those late 80s/early 90s baseball cards that generally aren’t worth anything other than memories. We’ve even suggested a few from time-to-time. Apparently, there's another. It’s a novel concept initiated by a mystery shopper (no, not a “mystery shopper”, just a person who hasn’t yet been identified). Bring … [Read more...] about Who’s Leaving Junk Wax Cards at NY Supermarket?
1980s sports cards
For many kids who grew up in the late 1980s or early 90s, it came as a shock. Those baseball and football cards they faithfully accumulated like a fine stock portfolio were supposed to rise in value as the players’ careers ascended. By the time you were in your 30s, you should have enough to pay your first house, right? Actually…no. As most collectors who kept … [Read more...] about Cards Not Worth Much? 10 Things You Can Do With Them
It’s always nice when a story in our archives is discovered by someone who appreciates the subject matter. It’s even more fun when a little tidbit is brought back to the surface because of their discovery. In the latest post on the SABR baseball card blog, long-time baseball writer Rob Neyer wrote about the long-forgotten 1985 Circle K All-Time Home Run Kings … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Love for the Oddball Sets
I remember it like it was yesterday. Several years ago, I received a birthday present from my parents. It was a box of 2006 Upper Deck Future Stars: the first "NEW" cards I had opened since my childhood. Holographic foil board cards, different colored parallels and autographs that were actually inserted into the packs! Lady luck was on my side, … [Read more...] about Don’t Ignore Market for Older Insert Cards
A music teacher at a South Florida elementary school is striking a positive chord with his students — using sports cards to teach life lessons. For seven years, Nate Adams has been teaching at West Riviera Elementary School, “one of the most challenging schools to teach at in Palm Beach County." Academically, since 1999 the school has had three failing grades — most recently … [Read more...] about Your Unwanted Sports Cards Can Help Inner City Kids
What do you get when you mix an old, abandoned warehouse in Detroit with baseball cards, a guy named Slanks and a British newspaper with a penchant for sexy headlines? You get a fun little story that almost writes its own jokes. It seems there are guys out there who will venture into those old buildings just to see what’s inside. They call themselves “urban explorers”. … [Read more...] about Abandoned Sports Cards Inside Detroit Warehouse
In a scene that has constantly replayed itself through hobby shops and internet message boards, former collectors who hoarded their 1980s Topps cards have been gently - and sometimes not-so-gently - informed that most of their cards are not worth the paper they are printed on. Often heartbroken and sometimes indignant these individuals will either dump them in the trash, donate … [Read more...] about Your 80s Cards May Not Be So ‘Worthless’ After All