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Old 02-14-2019, 12:00 PM
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Default Best Long Term Investment for $1000???

Iím wondering what card/cards would make the best long term investment for $1000?

Like many people I collected heavy in the 80s/90s and then left the hobby. Got back in 2014 but grew tired of ripping/buying/selling. It seemed like I was breaking even (or even losing) and wasnít really building a ďcollectionĒ.

I decided in December to change my goal in the hobby to buy the best I could afford for long term value and love of the cards. I love the vintage guys and history of baseball. Not big into football or basketball. Iíve started a PSA set registry of 1st Ballot HOFers and love graded cards (used to have no interest) and the new buying to keep strategy.

Iím looking to invest in my first BIG card and wondering what to target?

high grade, late year Mantle? Ruth? high grade HOF RC?
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:07 PM
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1). No one knows.
2). If we did, we would already have purchased it.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:27 PM
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1). No one knows.
2). If we did, we would already have purchased it.
Of course no one knows. Iím looking for opinions and speculation. I have my own theories and wanted to see if others align.

And multiple people can own the same card in the same grade.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:11 PM
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I believe 1955 Hank Aaron is very undervalued. The 1960 Bob Gibson is also a good value, but I wouldn't drop a grand on one. Just my opinion.
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Personally I'd buy the nicest graded '56 Topps Mantle white back I could find for that money. You used to be able to get about a 6 for that, but those days are long gone. You may still be able to get a nice 5 for that money, I'm not sure. That card has definitely appreciated significantly in the last decade. Even back in the heady "Beckett" days of the early 1990's the card used to list for $1400 in NM. Back then I'm not sure how many people paid that kind of money for a nice one, but today they sure do.
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I agree on the 55 Aaron I think a 55 Williams in a PSA 7 is another good option.
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Since you are a Yankee fan I would go with Mantle. I would aim for a higher grade and more expensive 33 Goudey Ruth for him. You can get 1960, 1961, 1963 or 1965 in PSA 7, 1957 or 1958 in PSA 6, 1956 in PSA 5 or 1953 Bowman in PSA 4.5.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:51 PM
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Thanks guys. Interesting stuff. So a higher graded non rookie would appreciate more than a lower graded rookie? Thatís why I posted because Iím just learning how graded cards are valued amongst collectors. Thanks for the input.

Also, Iím not a Yankees fan even though my user name includes ďyankeeĒ. Iím from Ohio and a Reds fan.

lol, I might need to consider a name change.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:03 PM
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Thanks guys. Interesting stuff. So a higher graded non rookie would appreciate more than a lower graded rookie? Thatís why I posted because Iím just learning how graded cards are valued amongst collectors. Thanks for the input.

Also, Iím not a Yankees fan even though my user name includes ďyankeeĒ. Iím from Ohio and a Reds fan.

lol, I might need to consider a name change.
rookies schmookies...Go for the 1 K Mantles in the best possible condition you can afford. Clemente is always solid as is Aaron and Mays PERIOD.

And the 33 goudey ruth and gehrigs are nice as well, though I don't think 1K buys much without creases and beat up? There's a laundry list and you'll find yours! Enjoy.
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Id take a look at the '54 Johnston Cookies Hank Aaron. An undervalued rookie in my opinion. Yes, it's a regional issue. But being a Milwaukee issue is kinda cool to me. Plus the lower pop total is the kicker. Good luck!
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