Tuesday, April 9, 2013

News Anchor Discovers the Truth About His Childhood Baseball Card Collection

5 comments:

Ryan G said...

The news report hits the nail on the head in some respects but it is shocking only to those who have been out of the hobby for decades and haven't thought about it: cards after 1970 are in just too big of a supply to be worth the money pre-war and 1950s cards bring. But we all know that.

What I found interesting were the prices quoted on the semi-modern top cards - Rickey Henderson's rookie for thousands of dollars? As a PSA10 graded card, sure. But just like Griffey's '89 UD card, it can be found for $50 or less at shows. And likewise, a PSA10 Griffey RC brings a nice premium too. I wonder how many people scrambled to search their rubber-banded stacks of 1980 Topps cards for their new house payment after watching this report.

Chris Harris said...

Yeah, a GEM MINT GRADED Robin Yount RC MIGHT sell for $22K. But I bought mine for $21,950 less.

Now every dumb schmuck is gonna want $22 large for their dad's Yount RCs.

Details, details, details ...

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

Agreed. These figures have to be from the some PSA 10 sale before the recession.

Fuji said...

Very entertaining video. It's always nice to listen to other people's opinions on the status of our hobby. This newscaster should have talked to a guy I met at the flea market today. He was convinced that his 1992 Upper Deck Ted Williams hologram was worth $50 (he was willing to take $20). I wonder who's head would explode first.

Pablo said...

Hey Fuji! Does that guy still have the Ted Williams hologram for sale! LOL! Just kidding!

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