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Old 12-17-2016, 10:26 AM
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Default Hobby question bowman and topps question 1950 to 1953

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$25,000 card to buy today to hold for 10 years
Second question same but for a $50,000 card
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:32 AM
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I wouldn't. I'd do something else if I were looking to invest. An I spend a fair amount on baseball cards. In the long run I am hoping just to break even. The enjoyment of the hobby is a considerable dividend.

For me, I would probably take an ownership position in some small local companies, but I have the contacts to do that. There are folks out there with skills and ability to start profitable small ventures that need the seed money.

I think we will not see dramatic card increases over the next couple of decade. Of course I have thought that about the stock market since it was at $11,000...so I am often wrong.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:36 AM
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Thinking mays 51 bowman 52 topps or mantle 52 obviously on the mays psa 7 or 8 mantle would need to be 5 or 6 and only 52 or poss 53
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:44 AM
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51-52 bowman mantles can still be found at reasonable prices if you are patient but I'd avoid dropping 25-50 right now on a single card. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:09 PM
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Default any willie mays bounce expected in next 5 years?

Think 51 -52 Mays investment might be better than mantle or will mantle always be 13x mays? If I have a diversified portfolio but want one high value card like this would you go with a mantle over mays?
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:12 PM
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Think 51 -52 Mays investment might be better than mantle or will mantle always be 13x mays? If I have a diversified portfolio but want one high value card like this would you go with a mantle over mays?
They are both good long term, Mantle a bit more, imo. Get the best buy/value you can on either...but Mantle has to be my choice long term. I should add, I am not as versed in post as I am pre war cards...Others might have better informed answers.

btw, this should have been moved to the correct forum a few days ago.....we are behind schedule due to holidays and all...
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:58 PM
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I would say Mays as well but I would say 51,52,53. 53 is a a short print and shows him fielding . Mantle has room to grow but not as much as Mays . Willie
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:39 PM
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I'll help you with both, $50,000 for my Mantle and $25,000 for my Mays.

All kidding aside, I think Mantle, (if any card is going to increase substantially), it will be him as his popularity never seems to wane.

But, besides those two, there are many cards/collectables out there that have the potential to increase exponentially for the next decade, but one must figure that out themselves to the best of their ability and roll the dice.

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Old 12-20-2016, 08:06 PM
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Maybe an ultra high grade hall of famer? I Cant see low grade mantles being a solid investment at current prices. Though they probably wont go down, a top grade hall of famer in high grade can command its own price when it comes for sale

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Old 12-20-2016, 08:55 PM
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My gut has always told me that the 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson is a good investment. Of course, for the money proposed you could buy true beauties.

Note: my gut is customarily wrong when it comes to investing.

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