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08-06-2012, 04:55 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
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The only cards that have any real value are from 1988 and previous. Anything post-88 is too mass-produced to have any real value. The only way collectors can be convinced there is some kind of artificial value of today's cards is to produce "limited edition" gimmick cards. When the gimmick runs its course, there is no longer a market for the card. There is no value except the fictitous value the price guide tells you. If nobody will buy it, the value is bogus.
I have collected cards all my life and became disgusted by the way the business went in the mid to late 90s. Today you can pay $5 for a pack of cards because you have the chance to get a gimmick card with artificial value. That is a complete scam. I buy single cards of players I like and will NEVER pay more than $2 for a card. Most cards I buy are $.25 each. If you pay more than two bucks, you are likely getting sucked in by a gimmick.
There is so much fail in this post, so much denial and ignorance, I don't even know where to start. 1988...what a riot, back then cards were at their most primitive and they were the worst cards ever made and printed in the millions.
I can say this...the current era of collecting started in the late 90s and matured in 2002. Since then the hobby has overall pretty much stayed the same with card values holding very well for more than 10 years. I've been a hard core collector of hockey for 20 years and a sports card collector for over 30 years...my collection is one of the best if not the best in Los Angeles.
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