Trading Cards For Grown-ups Day 2021 is on Thursday, April 8, 2021: ups Day - How much is this card worth?
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The value in sports cards in general has dropped. let me explain. back in the day kids collected cards. They didn't take care of them. And the ones that did put them in a box in their closet and when they left for college their parents cleaned out their rooms and threw everything away. Those cards had become very rare. Then it seemed during the 1980's those kids had fully grown up, bought houses, and finally had some money to burn or start a collection with. They wanted those old cards they used to have. But not many could be found. So those that had them sold them at crazy prices. This started a revolution. Soon everyone and their brother were collecting cards so that they could become millionaires someday. The card companies saw an increase in sales so they printed up 100 times what they used to. They flooded the market. You see, card companies don't care about collectables. They care about making an instant buck. So the more they printed, the more people bought them, the more they made.
Not long after that, everyone wanted to sell their cards. So they took them to trade shows only to find out no one wanted them because everyone had them. This caused a decrease in people buying them and wanting them. Soon, no one cared about doing that anymore.
Concerning classic cards,,,,there is really only so many worth a small fortune. Just because someone has a card from the 1950's doesn't mean it's worth a ton of cash. Only the mega stars are (Gordie Howe, Rocket Richard,,,etc). Not many care about the no namers who only played a handful of games.
Collecting cards is a dying hobby. I'm sure it will be back someday, but not anytime soon. And today's economy sucks. No one wants to spend the money. With anything, something is only worth money to someone who is willing to pay for it. I have this same problem with all my cards I collected as a kid. You'd think cards of awesome players like Gretzky, Messier, Yzerman, Sakic, Lemieux, Roy would be worth tons. Fact of the matter is, they really aren't. Unless someone has Wayne's rookie,,,I don't.
Who did you grow up with? Pick from list
Haha they were the good old days of trading cards,
& the gameboy games.
What was it like growing up in South Africa.?
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
When a quarter was a decent allowance?
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had
their hair done every day and wore high heels?
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
without asking, all for free, every time?
And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
at a real restaurant with your parents?
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . ...and they did?
When a 55 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise,
peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?
No one ever asked where the car keys were
because they were always in the car,
in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends
and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a ..."
and playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals
because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?
And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once,
you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace,
and share it with the children of today?
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
Basically we were in fear for our lives,
but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.
Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
Send this on to someone who can still remember
Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy,
Howdy Doody and the Peanut Gallery,
the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows,
Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.
As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games,
Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool,
and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember that"?
I am sharing this with you today
because it ended with a double dog dare to pass it on.
To remember what a double dog dare is, read on.
And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between
old enough to know better and too young to care.
How many of these do you remember?
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
Newsreels before the movie
45 RPM records
Metal ice cubes trays with levers
Cork pop guns
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
5 cent packs of baseball cards -
with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
35 cent a gallon gasoline
Jiffy Pop popcorn
Do you remember a time when...
Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"?
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties"?
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!