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The overall market was going gang busters right before the NBA postponement.  Then it took a dive for a few weeks.  
 

It has since recovered and the big name cards have surpassed their all time highs of mid March. 
 

There are no live sports, no fantasy sports, and no sports gambling.  
 

This is the only sports action people can get right now.  

Plus, lots of people got stimulated.  

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On top of that people are home and have nothing to do. Box prices have gone through roof

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43 minutes ago, bandrus1 said:

On top of that people are home and have nothing to do. Box prices have gone through roof

Yep.  No new releases from Topps or Panini til after COVID.  I’ve been buying up hobby boxes for the past few weeks.  Even grabbing some of the more desirable junk wax boxes.    
 

The breakers are already scrambling to get their hands on something to open.  
 

Even the sleeves and top loaders are out of stock.   I was looking to buy a bunch of that to sell at retail but the distributor is out of stock.  
 

 

 

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Magic prices have tanked.

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Where do you buy a full unopened box for each season?  How much does it cost and which sports and brands would be the best ones to purchase?  Would it be considered an investment to buy one each year and store them somewhere?

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1 hour ago, fandandy said:

Where do you buy a full unopened box for each season?  How much does it cost and which sports and brands would be the best ones to purchase?  Would it be considered an investment to buy one each year and store them somewhere?

EBay, Blowout Cards website, a local card shop or through me if you want. 

Certain years and sets are more desirable than others so that’s tough to answer.   But stashing away unopened boxes is definitely a strategy many people use.  
 

Generally, vintage singles are a great investment if it’s the right player.  Mantle, Mays, Aaron, etc.  I would buy those graded if possible so you know exactly what you’re getting. 
 

There are dozens of FB groups where lots of buying, selling and trading goes on.  Mostly singles and player lots there, and almost all modern and current players.  
 

If you’re bored, join some of those and you’ll start to see what sells.   
 

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3 hours ago, Cdub100 said:

Magic prices have tanked.

I have no clue about those but I was considering buying some boxes to resell.  I guess not. 
 

I also have a source to get board games wholesale but I don’t know what’s popular there yet.  Any ideas about that stuff?

 

 

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How much for a Billy Ripkin 'F*ck Face' card?

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2 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

I have no clue about those but I was considering buying some boxes to resell.  I guess not. 
 

I also have a source to get board games wholesale but I don’t know what’s popular there yet.  Any ideas about that stuff?

 

 

As you know when prices are low that's always the time to be a buyer.

If you want to see what's popular I recommend looking here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardgame

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Have a friend who collects sports cards and he said the same, lots of big value jumps. 

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28 minutes ago, Drizzay said:

How much for a Billy Ripkin 'F*ck Face' card?

There are a few different versions of that card but I’ve seen them flog for about $20-$25

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Ok. Here’s my tip of the day:

If you have any old Michael Jordan cards laying around that you’ve been told are worthless, run, don’t walk to eBay and post them for auction now.   You might be presently surprised at what happens.  

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7 minutes ago, tanatastic said:

Have a friend who collects sports cards and he said the same, lots of big value jumps. 

It’s really gonna explode when a pro league announces they will play an actual game.  

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1 hour ago, vuduchile said:

Ok. Here’s my tip of the day:

If you have any old Michael Jordan cards laying around that you’ve been told are worthless, run, don’t walk to eBay and post them for auction now.   You might be presently surprised at what happens.  

Thanks I'll do that now

 

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So I put up Jordan, Magic, and Kareem

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2 hours ago, Cdub100 said:

So I put up Jordan, Magic, and Kareem

Point me to your eBay listing.  I might want some. 

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i have an 86 fleer basketball set. near complete with Jordan and stickers. The Jordan is about a 5 out of 10 IMO.

 

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11 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

Point me to your eBay listing.  I might want some. 

PM sent I don't have anything special just late 80s early 90 stuff

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Bird/Johnson rookie card (excellent), numerous Jerry Rice 86 rookie Topps (various conditions) Shaq rookies, Kirby Puckett 84 topps traded, Griifey fleer rookie and also 89 upper deck set unopened, Yzerman rookie, M. Lemieux rookie,... more i'm sure, just haven't looked at them for a long time.

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2 minutes ago, Intense Observer said:

I wonder how much my Todd Van Poppel rookie card is worth these days.

Back in 7th grade that thing was gold.

I'll trade you my Todd Marinovich rookie card even up.

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23 minutes ago, Cdub100 said:

PM sent I don't have anything special just late 80s early 90 stuff

You should get some bids near the end of your auction.  Lots of hype surrounding the upcoming documentary 

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8 minutes ago, joneo said:

Bird/Johnson rookie card (excellent), numerous Jerry Rice 86 rookie Topps (various conditions) Shaq rookies, Kirby Puckett 84 topps traded, Griifey fleer rookie and also 89 upper deck set unopened, Yzerman rookie, M. Lemieux rookie,... more i'm sure, just haven't looked at them for a long time.

Dig em out. Let me know what you find 

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10 minutes ago, Intense Observer said:

I wonder how much my Todd Van Poppel rookie card is worth these days.

Back in 7th grade that thing was gold.

Probably a buck or two.  Go to eBay sold listings

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34 minutes ago, joneo said:

i have an 86 fleer basketball set. near complete with Jordan and stickers. The Jordan is about a 5 out of 10 IMO.

 

That’s a few grand between the rookie card and the Sticker. 

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4 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

Dig em out. Let me know what you find 

I have Tuesday off. That sounds like a good idea. 

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I have a lot of stuff from 85 to about 94.  I was heavy into it, but started losing interest when there was 25 different rookie cards for one player.

And don't get me started on the jersey-inserted cards.  That was the dumbest idea ever.

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9 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

That’s a few grand between the rookie card and the Sticker. 

Any Jordan rookie needs to be authenticated. Highest forged card in history

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22 minutes ago, Intense Observer said:

I wonder how much my Todd Van Poppel rookie card is worth these days.

Back in 7th grade that thing was gold.

2 guys get that,  I'm 1. And I was 22 at that time.

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5 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

2 guys get that,  I'm 1. And I was 22 at that time.

Not as much as my Brien Taylor

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6 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

2 guys get that,  I'm 1. And I was 22 at that time.

And jeez you are focking old I was like 7

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11 minutes ago, bandrus1 said:

And jeez you are focking old I was like 7

Guilty.  You were born when I was in high school. I collected cards from when I was 7 to around 20. But still picked up boxes occasionally after. That 91 Upper Deck was big. Probably have the compete set in never touched condition

 

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40 minutes ago, bandrus1 said:

Any Jordan rookie needs to be authenticated. Highest forged card in history

Yes. Risky to buy those raw but people do it. 

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10 minutes ago, vuduchile said:

Yes. Risky to buy those raw but people do it. 

I've been known to go raw when it was risky

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11 hours ago, bandrus1 said:

Any Jordan rookie needs to be authenticated. Highest forged card in history

That whole set is.

I believe, that 86 fleer set is the considered the most counterfeited set in history. Out of Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Hockey.

The ironic thing is. It's also one of the most flawed. As far off centered goes. I would think, getting a real, complete, mint set would be like finding bigfoot. 

Congrats to anyone you know that has one.

 

 

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11 hours ago, TimmySmith said:

Guilty.  You were born when I was in high school. I collected cards from when I was 7 to around 20. But still picked up boxes occasionally after. That 91 Upper Deck was big. Probably have the compete set in never touched condition

 

The most iconic set ever. I think it changed the industry for both the good and the bad.

 

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1 minute ago, Kopy said:

The most iconic set ever. I think it changed the industry for both the good and the bad.

 

Are you talking about 89 upper deck not 91

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