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Old 09-03-2018, 09:08 AM
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This will be the third year they've done these cards, right? If there wasn't a market for them, I would think they'd have given up on it by now. That they're still selling them tells me there's demand for it. Just because you're not interested doesn't mean others aren't.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:24 AM
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I had the chance to buy this set of cards back in the mid 80s but thought it was silly. Some people have a sense for making money... I'm not one of them.

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Yeah. Those Jordan rookies were a rareity from the start.. The article states only 2 have received a grade of 10. Im kind of surprised it didnt go over 100K..
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:52 AM
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I had the chance to buy this set of cards back in the mid 80s but thought it was silly. Some people have a sense for making money... I'm not one of them.
Everybody remembers those days, so now, everyone buys them and hopes, the only problem is that everyone buys and saves them now, so there really isn't much rarity anymore.

I'd wager that at least half the modern action toys and anything which might be one day considered collectible (Cards, Hotwheels and the like) are mint in box gathering dust in attics and storage bins. Hope is a funny thing.

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Old 09-03-2018, 09:55 AM
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Trading cards are a super weird product to begin with. I don't get the appeal of collecting things that were specifically designed to be collected, without providing any other benefit.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:41 AM
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Trading cards are a super weird product to begin with. I don't get the appeal of collecting things that were specifically designed to be collected, without providing any other benefit.
Back in the early days the first cards actually served a purpose. They were inserted into pouches of tobacco to stiffen the package and protect the product. The added prize of a baseball player being pictured on the cardboard stiffener was a marketing gimmick.. In the 30's bubble gum companies started putting cards in packs of gum..

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Old 09-03-2018, 11:28 AM
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I was thinking something more like the baseball cards we use to flip as a Kid when I saw this thread.

You know, the pack that had maybe 8-10 cards per pack and the most stale flat piece of bubble gum you almost broke your teeth on for $ .99.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:37 AM
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I hear they make good bike tire noisemakers...
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:42 AM
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I used to collect Pokemon cards...at least you could play a game with those lol.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:51 AM
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Anyone know about Magic cards from the 90s? If you go down the rabbit hole you'll learn about counterfeiting issues, lawsuits, financial speculation, organized theft, etc. Paying $X for a frisbee is nothing compared to how much people are spending on cardboard. Imagine a deck of cards that costs as much as a nice car or a down payment on a house.

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Old 09-03-2018, 11:58 AM
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Counterfeit cards has been an issue for a long time.. Upper Deck(1989) was the first company to include a hologram on the back of the cards to discourage counterfeiting.
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