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  1. #1
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    Collecting sports cards

    Hi all Besides detecting and playing baseball I love to collect sports cards. Been collecting for 25 yrs. I have accumulated 10's of thousands of cards over the years. I attached a few pics of just a very few cards that I have. It would take yrs for me to load it all up. As you can tell I like bonds alot. He's my favorite player. I also will have to dig out a 1954 original mint condition sports illustrated mag.

    Any other sporst collectors out there want to talk about the hobby. Just drop me a reply.

    HH Jer
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  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2006
    Elkton, Maryland
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    I'm only about a year late responding but I still collect hockey cards. Just turned 33 and started when I was about 12 or so. Never go into other sports and hockey isnt really a money sport, but I still love it. Love the feeling of opening a pack and finding a rare card. I also have a bunch of magic the gathering cards too, but I dont buy them anymore, but cant part with them
    Me fail English? That's unpossible! -Ralph Wiggam-

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2006
    Michigan
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    Wow, nice collection,
    I have tons here too.
    Bo Jackson was my guy.
    He was the man!
    Too bad he blew his hip out.
    I have abut 900 of him alone
    and several dozen mags
    with him on the cover.

    One of my fave baseball collectables
    is a autographed ball with the 1972 Tigers
    from spring ball along with pictures
    of each guy signing it. Billie Martin (mgr),
    Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Northrup, Stanley..etc

    Thanks for sharing these!

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

  4. #4
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    This aint no damn flea circus!!!

    Mar 2006
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    Very nice gentlemen. I am damned Cub fan. Have been since I was about 13, my dad doesnt understand at all (he is a lifelong Dodger fan) & thinks im nuts, although he does root for em only for my benefeit. Bad pic but I have 14 autographed 8x10 pics of such greats as Sosa, Grace, Dawson, Dunston & Hall of Famers Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Ferg Jenkins, Rich Nye & more. Have many signed cards & couple signed balls but my best peice is 14x11 1971 litho of Mr.Cub Ernie Banks that he was nice enough to sign for me at a convention in L.A. a few years ago! Nicest guy in the world & my favorite player of all time! Now if we could just win the series I could curl up in a ball & die a happy man!
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  5. #5

    Jul 2006
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    I spent a lot of time and money collecting baseball and football cards from about 1987-1995, I mean A LOT of money. While I really enjoyed it then I really wish that I would have invested it in rare or even just silver coins, would have been a better investment I think. I saved a few hundred of the "better" or favorite players in a book- the same one I've had since I was a kid. Always thought I would pass them on but now I have a daughter and my wife wants be to "get 'em snipped" so I don't think there will be a son to pass them onto I've been meaning to throw them up on ebay for a while now, don't really have the time to seperate them into players or catagories... anybody on tnet want to trade for some silver I'll scan and send pics via email if you're interested!
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  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2006
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    Man I just found this post LOL I also collected for anumber of years and most of mine is from 87-99 roughly. You name it I probably have it and if anyone is interested in anything let me know. I have a ton of Baseball,Football,Basketball and Hockey starting line ups if your missing any from your collection. I also have hundreds of different magazines with different players from all sports. If your are inetested let me know and i will take a pic and post it or email it to you.

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2005
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    I've got one of those Ozzie Smith Topps rookies kicking around my office. What's it worth now?
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

  8. #8

    Aug 2006
    The hills of central Kentucky
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    I too did some collecting in the late 80s early 90s what a terrible time to collect,the only bright spot is during that time I bought mostly packs of new cards and I still have them all unopened in a cedar chest. I started collecting when I was a kind in the mid 70s and collected for 3 or 4 years pretty solid the drawback was that my mom threw out all of my cards from those days so they are all a loss. Thankfully when I started back up in the late 80s I bought a lot of older cards when they were still pretty cheap. I got back into the hooby 6 or 7 years ago when I first got onto Ebay. I started out pretty small working on a couple of sets then I started buying larger amounts and selling them. The profits I threw right back into them and kept selling and buying. Today I have Im sure 50-60 thousand sports cards including most of a set ex/mt or better 1972 Topps baseball 3/4 of a set ex/mt or better 1969 Topps Football which has the only Piccolo card and a lot of nice stars with Butkus rookie,Sayres,Griese,bart Starr,Gifford a really great set that came in two series one with borders one without. I have quite a few 52 Topps baseball(sorry no Mantle) as well as several hundred other cards from the 50s a partial set of 59 Topps baseball a lot of 56 Topps baseball really just too many cards but I cant ever bring myself to sell any of the good ones so they are piled into a big firesafe ....I just finished posting my coin collection and am going to try and post my trains tomorrow will be posting my ballcards in the near future over in the collections area if you are interested...

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2006
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    JerDFX: Has Bonds put on weight? Hehehehe!

    In 1952, I was given my 1st Bike, & I remember putting Baseball Cards on the Spokes! How many Mantles did I ruin?


    Joe
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
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  10. #10
    us
    May 2006
    Mesa, AZ
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    I'm getting some cards soon that I will be selling if any of you are interested. The first batch includes some juicy pieces, and there's a hell of a lot more coming. I'll have these in a couple of days and will be able to send pictures/etc.


    1) A mickey mantle 2004 upper deck stellar stat men jersey
    card.

    2) 2000 Collector's Edge T3 Ron Dayne 1 of 1 - Graded
    Authentic. There were 12 cards made that year and each one
    was an original pic of Ron with his original sig. on the
    card.

    3) GAI certified mint 9 - 1986 Topps Traded Tiffany Barry Bonds.

    4) GAI certified gem mint 9.5 - 1986 Topps Traded Tiffany
    Barry Bonds.

    5) GAI certified Autograph on a 1987 Leaf Candy City Tm -
    Yogi Berra.

    6) AAA certified mint 9, 1930 Whitman #6 - Babe Ruth.

    7) AAA certified mint+ 9.5, Whitman #7 - Ty Cobb.

    8) Baseball Signed by Barry Bonds, certified with Bond's
    Hologram.
    Sincerely,
    Randy Wright
    History Lover

  11. #11

    Jul 2006
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    Got about 50000 cards myself from that rotten collecting era. And sigh ... my mother also accidentally ruined about 50000 cards from 60's - early 80's. Sad part most were traded for ...etc.. cards of value. That is the destroyed ones.

    Postalrevnant

  12. #12
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    Jul 2004
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    I collect mostly baseball cards and Barry Bonds
    is ( was )also one of my favorite players.
    I have well over 50, 000 cards from the 60s to
    modern day cards.
    ALLEN

  13. #13
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    i have been collecting 30 years but now am trying to downsize, hobby is too complicated and exspensive, remember when you could get a pack of 80s topps for 35 cents??, mabe pull a jackson, rose, henderson?? I am now concentrating only on 52 topps

  14. #14
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    I collect baseball cards too


  15. #15
    us
    Jul 2005
    New Mexico
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    Re: Collecting sports cards

    Tico, nice, very nice!
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

 

 
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