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Old 02-09-2018, 01:22 PM
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Mantle Topps and Bowman Regular issues cards in PSA 7’s and above. I’d rather have one killer 8 then 3 7’s, just my preference. Buy the best examples in grade. Be very picky. Don’t just buy PSA’s 7 and 8’s if they’re ugly, I’ve seen many I wouldn’t want to represent. Focus on centering and print issues.

Just my two cents. I’d much rather invest in the S&P 500 index for long term growth.

Most importantly have fun :-)

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Old 02-09-2018, 02:14 PM
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Thanks for the reply all.

She is 7 and has taken a keen interest in baseball since about the age of 5. Her favorite player? Jung Ho Kang. He became her favorite when we took her to the '15 Wild Card game (as us in Pittsburgh call it, "The Arrieta Game."). He was still wheelchair bound for introductions and I think that is what cemented him as her favorite player.

She thinks all of my old Pirates photos (I collect 19th Century through pre-Clemente era Pirates photograph) are "cool" and she has taken a liking to Roberto Clemente since there was a play about him put on at her school by one of the theaters in town. I told her the Tom Walker story about the fateful night and, much to my surprise, she told it at school correctly. I have began to buy Clemente cards for her.

I was going through some of my random stuff I packed away in preparation for our move to our new home later on this year and stumbled upon a Clemente rookie I forgot I held on to.

Yes, she likes her Shopkins. Goodness does she like her Shopkins. And her American Girl dolls. The damage I did in the store in Columbus could've got me a nice little bounty of vintage cards to put away for her, but I digress...
You may know this, but her interests are likely to change greatly in the next few years. She may think that stuff is "cool" now, but more likely she thinks her dad is cool. My girl wanted every American Girl doll she could find. My son loved WWE wrestling. The dolls and figures have been sold or given away and they could care less about it any longer.

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Old 02-09-2018, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for the reply all.

She is 7 and has taken a keen interest in baseball since about the age of 5. Her favorite player? Jung Ho Kang. He became her favorite when we took her to the '15 Wild Card game (as us in Pittsburgh call it, "The Arrieta Game."). He was still wheelchair bound for introductions and I think that is what cemented him as her favorite player.

She thinks all of my old Pirates photos (I collect 19th Century through pre-Clemente era Pirates photograph) are "cool" and she has taken a liking to Roberto Clemente since there was a play about him put on at her school by one of the theaters in town. I told her the Tom Walker story about the fateful night and, much to my surprise, she told it at school correctly. I have began to buy Clemente cards for her.

I was going through some of my random stuff I packed away in preparation for our move to our new home later on this year and stumbled upon a Clemente rookie I forgot I held on to.

Yes, she likes her Shopkins. Goodness does she like her Shopkins. And her American Girl dolls. The damage I did in the store in Columbus could've got me a nice little bounty of vintage cards to put away for her, but I digress...
Don't get me started on American Girl dolls. The last one my daughter got, as a child, was taller than she was.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:47 PM
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If your investing for monetary gains for your daughter, I would go with silver, gold or stocks with dividends. We did the same but only with stocks for daughter and son

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Old 02-09-2018, 04:12 PM
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Don't get me started on American Girl dolls. The last one my daughter got, as a child, was taller than she was.
Ah yes, we spent multiple hundreds to have breakfast with the doll in New York City - only to be topped by getting the doll's ears pierced at the store and a new hairstyle. 6 of them now sit alone in the playroom in the basement. But, alas...memories
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:43 PM
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I would start with a 529 savings plan or other stock/bond investments. You can still do collectibles as well but I would keep it to 5% to 10% the total portfolio.
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1953 Bowman Color PSA5+: 30/160 - 18.75% Complete

1955 Topps VGEX+: 45/206 - 23.8% Complete
1971 Topps EX+: 241/752 - 32.0% Complete
1972 Topps EX+: 470/787 - 59.7% Complete
1973 Topps EXMT+: 567/660 - 85.9% Complete
1974 Topps EXMT+: 313/660 - 47.4% Complete

1991 Topps Desert Shield EXMT+: 273/792 - 34.5%
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Since you are looking for advice on cards to invest my suggestion would be to look backwards and see what cards dramatically increased and when. What you are likely to see is that when popular cards in top condition tend to rise when the folks who collected them as kids were able to afford them as adults. I always liked cards from the 1930's And collecting them I met mostly collectors older than me (I am 56) and when I watched men who collected Goudey's as kids talk about them I was jealous. I liked them but those guys loved them. For me 1969 was the set Always loved that set. My son and Daughter did not get bit by collector bug. But them and all their friends know what a Jordan rookie is and A Ken Griffey. And they definitely know what a Jeter Rookie is. Combination of players people watch and have strong memories of and cards that were out of reach to most kids is a powerful force. So cards of Altuve who is champion of the small guy or Mike Trout ..Aaron Judge (maybe) look and see when your kids eyes light up when the see a player hit a Homer or make a great catch. And then light up same way when they see his Rookie card. Then you will know what to put away for them. Those old guys trading Goudey' s never lost that light. Guess that's what makes adult collectors.
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