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2013-09-08 07:54:33 PM
My daughter has about 100 of these cards but this isn't one of them.  Welp, back to work tomorrow, I guess.
 
2013-09-08 08:17:38 PM
How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?  I will say desirable CCG  card values seem to actually increase in value compared to most of their contemporary comics and sports cards.  Probably because you are supposed to actually use them which takes rare cards and adds wear and tear.

/had most of the power 9 back in the day.  Until my car was stolen.  Even then the cards were more valuable and probably just ended up scattered on a road.
 
2013-09-08 08:22:35 PM
My wife has a Hank Aaron rookie card among many others appraised about fifteen years ago at 10000. I wonder now what it is worth, but I think she's not going to sell anyways.
 
2013-09-08 08:29:09 PM
*price was the total collection, not the one card
 
2013-09-08 09:14:00 PM
How many Moms' tossed a small fortune in baseball cards.

...I can already think of one.

*rolls eyes*
 
2013-09-08 09:15:54 PM
I has pokemon cards, woohoo
 
2013-09-08 09:15:55 PM
I can't wait to get that card so that I can...look at it?
 
2013-09-08 09:15:59 PM
Listed for =/= selling for. "Received offers" means nobody so far is interested in paying the asking price, which suggests it *isn't* selling for that price.

This is a non-story.

/I could offer my toenail clippings for sale tonight for a billion dollars. Somebody could offer me two cents and a piece of belly-button lint in exchange. Does that mean they're selling for a billion dollars?
 
2013-09-08 09:16:18 PM
Pokémon: a game/show about capturing powerful animals and using a device to force them to love you and fight eachother for you. All under the guise of friendship.
 
2013-09-08 09:16:56 PM
Had a SpiderMan #1, worth several thousand in 1980, brother stole it and the rest of my collection, sold them all for $500 so he could get high.  I am sad again.
 
2013-09-08 09:17:13 PM
My eight year old plays with Pokemon. I'm worried I'm raising a nerd.
 
2013-09-08 09:19:42 PM

you are a puppet: I can't wait to get that card so that I can...look at it?

brag to some other dorks that you own it.

FTFY
 
2013-09-08 09:19:58 PM
i guess this person had not herd i leik mudkips.
 
2013-09-08 09:20:15 PM

EdNortonsTwin: How many Moms' tossed a small fortune in baseball cards.

...I can already think of one.

*rolls eyes*


My brother had about 10-15 really old first and second edition comics -- Batman, Superman, you name it. When he was off at boot camp, Mom sold them at their face value of... 10 cents each. To this day, her defense is: "they're just comic books."
 
2013-09-08 09:20:24 PM
I can list a dog turd for $1,000,000. That doesn't mean anyone'll buy it.
 
2013-09-08 09:22:11 PM

Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?.


I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

/really wish I hadn't given away all of my cards.
 
2013-09-08 09:23:08 PM

EdNortonsTwin: How many Moms' tossed a small fortune in baseball cards.

...I can already think of one.

*rolls eyes*


My mom was going to throw out my hockey cards about 25 years ago. The collection includes 3 Gretzky rookie cards. Luckily I was able to save them.
 
2013-09-08 09:23:47 PM

WordyGrrl: EdNortonsTwin: How many Moms' tossed a small fortune in baseball cards.

...I can already think of one.

*rolls eyes*

My brother had about 10-15 really old first and second edition comics -- Batman, Superman, you name it. When he was off at boot camp, Mom sold them at their face value of... 10 cents each. To this day, her defense is: "they're just comic books."


Wow.
 
2013-09-08 09:24:12 PM
Buy it now price. Buy it now price. The story's about the BUY IT NOW PRICE UPI YOU STUPID BASTARDS YOU FAIL AT REPORTING.
 
2013-09-08 09:24:29 PM
www.catsandbeer.com

Is Don West involved in the sale somehow?  If not, then who cares?
 
2013-09-08 09:26:57 PM
Gotta catch them all!

/ I never catch them all.....myself.
 
2013-09-08 09:29:39 PM

Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?  I will say desirable CCG  card values seem to actually increase in value compared to most of their contemporary comics and sports cards.  Probably because you are supposed to actually use them which takes rare cards and adds wear and tear.

/had most of the power 9 back in the day.  Until my car was stolen.  Even then the cards were more valuable and probably just ended up scattered on a road.


I only ever got time twister and ancestral recall from the power 9 but I traded for every chaos orb i could get tossed it like a ninja star and took out everything the other guy had in one shot

Then the mom of one of my friends decided the game was devil worship and got all of our cards taken away to be burned at the church.
 
2013-09-08 09:32:11 PM
If mothers didn't reliably toss collectables, they wouldn't be worth anything.
 
2013-09-08 09:32:40 PM
When I was a kid I had a few Empire Strikes Back trading cards that I inadvertently shoplifted (the pack had been opened and I was too young to understand the immorality of taking the cards that were just sitting on the shelf).

I was in college when Pokeymans became popular. I still think of it as something little kids play with. Anyone who waxes nostalgic over Pokemon is a kid in my eyes.
 
2013-09-08 09:33:46 PM

Snapper Carr: Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?.

I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

/really wish I hadn't given away all of my cards.


No you haven't.  Maybe 3-4x.
 
2013-09-08 09:34:18 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Laughs at subby's shenanigans
 
2013-09-08 09:34:38 PM
So my old Garbage Pail Kids cards are still worthless?
 
2013-09-08 09:36:10 PM

Snapper Carr: I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.


You've seen an Alpha Black Lotus go for a million bucks?
 
2013-09-08 09:39:46 PM

OregonVet: My wife has a Hank Aaron rookie card among many others appraised about fifteen years ago at 10000. I wonder now what it is worth, but I think she's not going to sell anyways.


OregonVet: *price was the total collection, not the one card


Is her collection mostly cards from the 1950s like the Aaron rookie?  If so, her collection is probably worth more than $10,000.  The value of cards from that era has held up quite nicely (unlike cards from about 1981 onward).
 
2013-09-08 09:40:22 PM
 
2013-09-08 09:41:02 PM
1991 Donruss Elite Series Jose Canseco, only 10,000 printed.

Last time I checked, it's listed at between 1/1000 and 1/10000 of its price 20 years ago, depending on who you ask about the 1993 price.

God I hate that card.  But it's not like there's any reason to get rid of it.
 
2013-09-08 09:41:15 PM
I has a Charizard

/noe u cant see it
 
2013-09-08 09:41:58 PM
"Listed for" does not equate to "sold for."
 
2013-09-08 09:44:16 PM
thepoliticalcarnival.net

\approves.
 
2013-09-08 09:48:01 PM
How much is a first edition foil Japanese raichu worth?
 
2013-09-08 09:50:26 PM

doglover: WordyGrrl: EdNortonsTwin: How many Moms' tossed a small fortune in baseball cards.

...I can already think of one.

*rolls eyes*

My brother had about 10-15 really old first and second edition comics -- Batman, Superman, you name it. When he was off at boot camp, Mom sold them at their face value of... 10 cents each. To this day, her defense is: "they're just comic books."

Wow.


My mother's philosophy in life was "my house, my rules" and her "rules" included decorating MY bedroom to HER tastes. Too many times I would put up posters of Nat Geo Maps or famous historical figures up on my walls and come back after school to see them gone. My collections of fossilized shells that I dug out of limestone deposits near the beach wound up as bathroom decorations hot-glued to picture frames. Bug and plant specimens that I had mounted and labeled with their taxonomies vanished so much I stopped collecting. Rare books, items I got on field trips, even things I would save up for in order to have (A CD I saved up for a year [No allowance, used spare change Dad would give me]) ended up sold in yard sales or given to charity.

Why? "They're all just trash!" she said.

The only upside was that I never bothered  to clean my room, since I would come home from school and see every hint of my personality suppressed with floral comforters and drapes that would get changed with the season.The only way I could express myself was through my clothes, which I ripped and dirtied to the point I looked like a gangsta tomboy.

Mom is lucky that I turned to the arts to express my rage instead of drugs. I'm sure had she not suppressed my curiosity I would have become a biologist or something.

/Fark parents who don't respect their kid's things.
 
2013-09-08 09:50:49 PM

AUAIOMRN: Snapper Carr: Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?.

I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

/really wish I hadn't given away all of my cards.

No you haven't.  Maybe 3-4x.



In 2005 a collector paid $20k one. If you do a quick google search you'll find mint Alpha BL cards at dealer shops listed anywhere from 10-25k. They're one of the rarest MtG cards in existence that's not a misprint and are highly sought after by collectors.
 
2013-09-08 09:51:41 PM
Those are worth money? Hmm, I got a pack of the runner up versions when they did the contest for Gen III (when they say 6, I suspect that means the actual winners got holographic ones or something). I drew a pretty good Mudkip- not enough to win, but better than the one that did, as they (understandably) wanted winners from a mix of ages, so some of the winners were crap from 6 year olds or whatever- and got a pack of the limited run cards. The runner up versions are going to be worth less, as would the Gen III, but I wonder if they're worth something. Can't be more than a few hundred out there.

Of course, My dog promptly chewed the pack, damaging them all to varying degrees. They're all still in one piece, however, and if I could still get a few hundred bucks out of the set... Well, I may have to dig them up when I'm back home this Thanksgiving. They're probably not valuable enough that the rarity would overcome the damage, but it can't hurt to look.
 
2013-09-08 09:55:52 PM
I'll trade you my collection of garbage pail kid cards!

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2013-09-08 09:56:10 PM
When I was a kid, I collected hundreds of '90 and '91 hockey cards, which I still have. Way back when quite a few of my cards, some of my Eric Lindros, or Jaromir Jagr rookie cards and the such, were listing in the hundreds. I checked on some of them recently... couple bucks at most. Well, maybe in 20 more years they'll go back up.
 
2013-09-08 09:56:28 PM

cptjeff: Those are worth money? Hmm, I got a pack of the runner up versions when they did the contest for Gen III (when they say 6, I suspect that means the actual winners got holographic ones or something). I drew a pretty good Mudkip- not enough to win, but better than the one that did, as they (understandably) wanted winners from a mix of ages, so some of the winners were crap from 6 year olds or whatever- and got a pack of the limited run cards. The runner up versions are going to be worth less, as would the Gen III, but I wonder if they're worth something. Can't be more than a few hundred out there.

Of course, My dog promptly chewed the pack, damaging them all to varying degrees. They're all still in one piece, however, and if I could still get a few hundred bucks out of the set... Well, I may have to dig them up when I'm back home this Thanksgiving. They're probably not valuable enough that the rarity would overcome the damage, but it can't hurt to look.


Never mind, it wasn't the mudkip that mine was better than. The one they picked is actually pretty good, but there were some horrible ones in the set. I submitted something for all of them, so I'm just getting a little muddled.

This is the mudkip:

cdn.bulbagarden.net

5250 packs, apparently, so not all that rare. 50 to each of the 5 winners, and 1 each to 1000 runners up. So I'll never hit it big.
 
2013-09-08 10:00:33 PM

ng2810: doglover: WordyGrrl: EdNortonsTwin: How many Moms' tossed a small fortune in baseball cards.

...I can already think of one.

*rolls eyes*

My brother had about 10-15 really old first and second edition comics -- Batman, Superman, you name it. When he was off at boot camp, Mom sold them at their face value of... 10 cents each. To this day, her defense is: "they're just comic books."

Wow.

My mother's philosophy in life was "my house, my rules" and her "rules" included decorating MY bedroom to HER tastes. Too many times I would put up posters of Nat Geo Maps or famous historical figures up on my walls and come back after school to see them gone. My collections of fossilized shells that I dug out of limestone deposits near the beach wound up as bathroom decorations hot-glued to picture frames. Bug and plant specimens that I had mounted and labeled with their taxonomies vanished so much I stopped collecting. Rare books, items I got on field trips, even things I would save up for in order to have (A CD I saved up for a year [No allowance, used spare change Dad would give me]) ended up sold in yard sales or given to charity.

Why? "They're all just trash!" she said.

The only upside was that I never bothered  to clean my room, since I would come home from school and see every hint of my personality suppressed with floral comforters and drapes that would get changed with the season.The only way I could express myself was through my clothes, which I ripped and dirtied to the point I looked like a gangsta tomboy.

Mom is lucky that I turned to the arts to express my rage instead of drugs. I'm sure had she not suppressed my curiosity I would have become a biologist or something.

/Fark parents who don't respect their kid's things.


That makes me really sad. If I ever meet your mom, I will coont punch her for you.
 
2013-09-08 10:03:15 PM
i really feel terrible for those people out there who had mothers throw away their things.  my mom would never ever do anything like that.  i live several states away and i've long since taken all my possessions with me, but to this day my mom will call me on the phone to tell me she found a few lego blocks under the couch and do i still want them?  when i went to college she used my bedroom as a storage room for her own junk, but she would never have considered throwing anything of mine away.  of course, my mom is an incurable packrat so that's probably the reason why.
 
2013-09-08 10:03:46 PM

Galileo's Daughter: My daughter has about 100 of these cards but this isn't one of them.  Welp, back to work tomorrow, I guess.


Not so fast.  Depending on age and hair color you could easily get $100,000 for your daughter.
 
2013-09-08 10:09:17 PM
I wish I took better care of my Magic card collection. I started RIGHT when it came out because I liked the art on the cards, and my older brother played it. I have almost all the big early power cards, and dupes on some -- but they're worn. Some better than others, but they're worn. I plan to sell them in the next year and take a nice long trip with the $$$ I hope to get with them.
 
2013-09-08 10:13:04 PM
I was too old for the Poke-phenomenon, but I bought two of the original pokemon gift starter boxes on clearance for $1 each and kept them factory sealed. I see an open box of what I have on ebay for $40.00, though that doesn't mean anyone's willing to pay it.
 
2013-09-08 10:14:01 PM
when I was a kid we only had MTG and we liked it.
 
2013-09-08 10:14:03 PM

Snapper Carr: AUAIOMRN: Snapper Carr: Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?.

I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

/really wish I hadn't given away all of my cards.

No you haven't.  Maybe 3-4x.


In 2005 a collector paid $20k one. If you do a quick google search you'll find mint Alpha BL cards at dealer shops listed anywhere from 10-25k. They're one of the rarest MtG cards in existence that's not a misprint and are highly sought after by collectors.


Right. This is listed at 100k which is more than 25-50k. So someone saying they have seen alpha black sell for 10x more is complete bullshiat since that would be 1 million dollars.
 
2013-09-08 10:14:58 PM

Mock26: Galileo's Daughter: My daughter has about 100 of these cards but this isn't one of them.  Welp, back to work tomorrow, I guess.

Not so fast.  Depending on age and hair color you could easily get $100,000 for your daughter.


Again, just because people list it as the Buy It Now price doesn't mean it's the market value.
 
2013-09-08 10:17:59 PM

debug: Snapper Carr: AUAIOMRN: Snapper Carr: Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?.

I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

/really wish I hadn't given away all of my cards.

No you haven't.  Maybe 3-4x.


In 2005 a collector paid $20k one. If you do a quick google search you'll find mint Alpha BL cards at dealer shops listed anywhere from 10-25k. They're one of the rarest MtG cards in existence that's not a misprint and are highly sought after by collectors.

Right. This is listed at 100k which is more than 25-50k. So someone saying they have seen alpha black sell for 10x more is complete bullshiat since that would be 1 million dollars.


No they were replying to the link Nefarious posted with a magic card selling for 2.7k so they meant 10 times the magic card price, around 25k not 10x the pokemon card price.
 
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