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(CNN)   T206 Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $2.1 million. Your 1983 Topps #55 Mookie Wilson card is still only worth $0.39   ( money.cnn.com) divider line
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2013-04-07 09:44:26 AM  
3 votes:
I know the book says it's worth $0.39, but the picture is a little off center and the market is really, really tough lately. It's probably going to sit in the shop for a year and I'll end up taking the first $0.20 offer. I can give you $0.05.
2013-04-07 09:38:59 AM  
3 votes:
Diddy buys it for his kids bike.
2013-04-07 11:39:31 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-04-07 09:42:02 AM  
2 votes:
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You can keep your crappy Wagner card, this dickshot card is my Valkyrie.
2013-04-07 02:07:06 PM  
1 vote:

DrBrownCow: Igor Jakovsky: The most expensive one I ever had was a '89 Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck card.  I collected when I was a kid in the '80s.  My favorite player back then was Roger Clemens, I bet I had 50 of his early cards.  I guess I picked the wrong horse to hitch that wagon too.

/Upper Deck was the shiat back in the day.

I was collecting at about the same time.  I had a few of those Upper Deck Griffey Jr. cards and sold all but one of them for 50 dollars each ungraded.     I wish I could say I took the money and invested it, but at the time I was in graduate school and needed gas money to drive home and see my girlfriend.

Those 80s and early 90s cards aren't worth jack.  Most people won't even take them for free. I had about 20,000 cards.  I went through them with a price guide, cherry picked the best cards and put them into one 5 inch binder.  The rest of the cards I set out in a box in my alley the day before junk collection day and somebody took them.

And just for that reason when your grand kids are around 10 or twelve those 80's and 90's card will now be rare and worth some good money. And when you tell your grand kids that you had about 20k of them and threw them out, they will ready to kick your old ass.
2013-04-07 01:18:08 PM  
1 vote:
What killed it for me was the fact there was 1000 different sets per year. Fleer. Fleer Ultra. Fleer Elite. Fleer Flair. etc.
2013-04-07 11:36:05 AM  
1 vote:

Igor Jakovsky: /Upper Deck was the shiat back in the day.

an upper decker still is a shiat
2013-04-07 11:25:02 AM  
1 vote:
Can you believe the guy at the Bugatti dealership turned up his nose at my offer of TWO boxes of Beanie Babies?
2013-04-07 11:23:33 AM  
1 vote:
So my daughters' old Pogs aren't sh*t?
2013-04-07 10:57:40 AM  
1 vote:
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Better than money!
2013-04-07 10:21:12 AM  
1 vote:
My great-great-grandfather worked for the American Tobacco Company.  We recently sold the house that had been in the family for generations.  Cleaning out the attic I found a box marked "Recalled Honus Wager Cards".  It looks like there's about a thousand or so in mint state, right-off-the-printing press.  I wonder if this new supply source is going to affect the demand and/or auction prices?
2013-04-07 10:10:25 AM  
1 vote:

styckx: When I was I found 3 tobacco cards

When were you not?
2013-04-07 09:53:59 AM  
1 vote:
Found it..
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2013-04-07 09:51:26 AM  
1 vote:
I have a friend who specializes in sports memorabilia and he says it's worth less than half that. There just isn't a big demand for baseball cards right now. I can offer you $50, but that's as high as I go.
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