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(UPI)   A trading card you collected as a kid is now selling for $100,000. FARK: Pokemon   ( divider line
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16883 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Sep 2013 at 9:11 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-08 09:32:11 PM  
5 votes:
If mothers didn't reliably toss collectables, they wouldn't be worth anything.
2013-09-08 09:50:26 PM  
4 votes:

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."


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 11:42:22 PM  
1 vote:
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Sold this for 800$ a few years back. Think I should have held on to it.
2013-09-08 10:03:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:39:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:36:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:24:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:20:24 PM  
1 vote:
I can list a dog turd for $1,000,000. That doesn't mean anyone'll buy it.
2013-09-08 09:16:18 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:15:59 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:15:54 PM  
1 vote:
I has pokemon cards, woohoo
2013-09-08 08:17:38 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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