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Old 07-11-2018, 09:12 AM
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Default State of the Post War Market

For whatever reasons the prices of 2015-2016 real or false have come down considerably.

It seems like the Major Auction House Market has been flooded with HOF Rookies and Ugly Old Gift Grades of Star Cards.

Higher End Raw Sets have seem to held their own, actually are doing quite well.

Speaking in only investment mode, as far as long term capital appreciation on post war cards in general it is my opinion that prices will continue to drop in the near future on high end cards.


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I would never consider more then 5% of retirement investment in cards.
The Hobby is way to fun to worry about money. It is cool to think about it :-)
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:05 PM
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i think it came down a lot. maybe it will come down further who knows.
Buy low i think , i rarely sell my cards anyway.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:08 PM
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I never looked at my collection as an investment for me. I consider it a gift for my son.

My collection has been assembled for my enjoyment. When I die that enjoyment goes with me. I got my value out of it. My son has explicit directions to sell my collection for as much as he can and then spend that money on something he would enjoy.

Whatever money my son gets from it will have no relevance to what I paid for it. It's all free money for him to enjoy.

I see that as a huge win/win for my collection.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:25 PM
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Don't care about investment angle. Still a hobby for me
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:09 PM
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I never looked at my collection as an investment for me. I consider it a gift for my son.

My collection has been assembled for my enjoyment. When I die that enjoyment goes with me. I got my value out of it. My son has explicit directions to sell my collection for as much as he can and then spend that money on something he would enjoy.

Whatever money my son gets from it will have no relevance to what I paid for it. It's all free money for him to enjoy.

I see that as a huge win/win for my collection.
This is a fantastic way of thinking. My son is only 2 and he gets my whole collection when I’m gone. I’m holding out hope it’s something he enjoys and we can do it together. But if not he can do whatever he wants with it when I’m gone. If he’s into it, he’ll probably get most of it while I’m still here.

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Old 07-11-2018, 05:19 PM
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With the stock market returning almost 20% last year why would you invest in cards?

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Old 07-11-2018, 05:56 PM
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Don't care about investment angle. Still a hobby for me
High five!
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:57 PM
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With the stock market returning almost 20% last year why would you invest in cards?
Agree +1
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:58 PM
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I never looked at my collection as an investment for me. I consider it a gift for my son.

My collection has been assembled for my enjoyment. When I die that enjoyment goes with me. I got my value out of it. My son has explicit directions to sell my collection for as much as he can and then spend that money on something he would enjoy.

Whatever money my son gets from it will have no relevance to what I paid for it. It's all free money for him to enjoy.

I see that as a huge win/win for my collection.
Im looking at it the same way. I do hope Im making decisions now that will appreciate or at least still hold some value many years from now.

Just to add another wrinkle and make it more interesting I tell my family and friends not to worry about whats in those boxes in the closet. If my health ever starts to fail everything will be hidden and everyone will get a list of clues and a map. Whoever finds it gets to keep it.
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Same here.

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