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Old 07-22-2020, 11:35 PM
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Which would you target? Why?
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_________ Ty Cobb

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Joe Dimaggio Zeenut with Coupon (batting or throwing)
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The twist on this question is that the card to invest in is POST-WW2. Even if I had that kind of cash to flash, I would not invest in postwar, because I am not that familiar with it, and I could possibly get hosed.

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I would diversify and buy 3 cards.
$10k in something iconic like a Magie (T206 have proven safe investment)
$5k in a Ruth Goudey(green or red)
$5k in a CJ Cobb(pr-gd)

Those would all sell if needed, highly desirable and fun to look at. Probably a better argument to buy one higher grade card, but not as fun.

If strictly post war - Mantle, Mays, Robinson.
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I think you should always start with some water front property: Goudey Ruth or Jackie Robinson rookie, which will fit either definition of whether post war is 1 or 2. I also think those are fairly safe cards to buy and pretty liquid.
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So first, I'd narrow the scope down a bit, assuming this is strictly post-war:
  • Stick with a main-stream issue for liquidity (demand) reasons
  • Go with recognizable names - Mick, Willie, Jackie, Sandy, Hank, Roberto
  • For supply sake, I'd focus on cards from the 1950s - early 1960s. Too much risk in the modern, shiny, stuff
  • Buy the highest grade you can afford, but beware of altered/trimmed cards. If it doesn't look right, move on.

Given that criteria, I'd narrow it down to a few, again in the higher grades:

1952 Topps Willie Mays
1952 Topps Jackie Robinson
1955 Topps Roberto Clemente
1953 Topps Mickey Mantle
1954 Topps Hank Aaron
1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson

And right now, given the above, I'd go with a '52 Mays.
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Which would you target? Why?
Here are some solid options. Remember, great eye appeal is a “must” for any purchase:

- A dead-centered PSA 5 1951 Bowman Mantle Rookie - way undervalued vs. it’s 1952 Topps Mantle peer. Lots of growth potential. But, it has to have 55/45 to 50/50 centering.

- A PSA 5 #53 Yellow Goudey Ruth or PSA 6 #144 or #149 Goudey Ruth - these cards are exploding in value and I really don’t see any end in sight. Especially the ones with super aesthetics. Nice Goudey Ruth’s are “Money in the bank”

- A PSA 6 T206 Ty Cobb Red Portrait; Bat On or Bat Off. Again, must be well-centered with bright colors. A Beautiful PSA 5 Green Portrait Cobb works as well. T206 Cobbs continue to rise in price, especially the examples that present extremely well. Put one or two away & watch your money grow. One of the classic cards in the hobby

- A super eye pleasing PSA 5/6 1948 Jackie Robinson Leaf Rookie. It may be the hottest card in the hobby right now. If you can find one for $15Kish, use the remaining $5K to purchase a 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson “Portrait” issue. It is Jackie’s “true” rookie card and was released in June/July 1947. - Jackie Robinson “rookie-era” card’s have no limits with regard to their investment potential. Jackie’s popularity is second to none and his early cards are on fire.

- a PSA 3 1914 Cracker Jack Cobb. In my opinion, one of the top 10 classic cards in the hobby. Cooled off somewhat with regard to pricing spikes, but it will certainly realize another pricing uptick in the next several years.

- a PSA 3 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige. One of the most desirable & significant cards in the hobby. A short-print that is so tough to find with great eye appeal. It MUST have superb resolution/registration & fine centering. Many examples have skewed images. Be patient & look for the right one.

- Early 1920s Babe Ruth Black & White issues. Try for a nice PSA 3 1921 E121 Ruth subject. It portrays Ruth in his classic pitching pose & wearing a Red Sox uniform (the image was actually taken in March 1915 so it is a true Ruth rookie image!). These black & white Ruth’s are still undervalued considering their rarity vs. Ruth goudeys. I firmly believe early 1920s Ruth Yankee cards will realize huge pricing spikes in the next 3-5 years.

- a very nice PSA 1.5/2 1909 E90-1 Joe Jackson rookie card. Simply stated, you cannot go wrong w/a “Shoeless Joe” rookie. It will continue to experience a steady rise in value.

Note, these are just a handful of examples to invest your $20K. Obviously there are so many more options, but the ones I suggested are bona-fife “sure things.” You also might want to consider buying some great modern cards like Jordan, James, MaHomes, Brady, Bryant, Trout, etc. since they are realizing some extraordinary price tags. If that is an option for you, speak with someone who is an authority on the high-end modern cards....it’s certainly not my area of expertise. With regard to vintage, blue chip immortals like Ruth, Cobb, Mantle, Robinson, Paige, Jackson, etc. are very safe investments. MOST IMPORTANT - please be very patient in finding exceptionally high-end eye appeal cards. That is the key for any issue. When you go to re-sell, you will definitely maximize your investment via aesthetically pleasing subjects. Great eye appeal translates to huge premiums paid for vintage cardboard. Good luck & happy hunting!
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I thought the question was POST WAR....
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Which war?

If you're talking WWI, that rules out the t206. The obvious answer is the 1933 Goudey yellow Ruth in as nice a grade as you can find.

If you're talking WWII, I'm not sure $20k will get you an unaltered 1952 Mantle. Assuming that's off the table I'd go with the 1951 Bowman Mays, the 1952 Topps Robinson, or the 1954 Aaron. I don't think there's a clear winner (or loser) among those 3.

I'll throw a curveball here and include the 2011 Topps Update Trout. You could probably snag a nice cognac/diamond parallel. Technically it is post-war...
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I thought the question was POST WAR....
The way people are answering, I think it’s the Civil War.

If you mean post war in the traditional sense - WWII- than 48 leaf Paige or Jackie; 48 Bowman Musial; 51 Bowman mantle or Mays.

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I wouldn't spend 20K on one post war card. I don't think it would be satisfying. But the obvious answer has to be a 52 Mantle.

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Which war?

If you're talking WWI, that rules out the t206. The obvious answer is the 1933 Goudey yellow Ruth in as nice a grade as you can find.

If you're talking WWII, I'm not sure $20k will get you an unaltered 1952 Mantle. Assuming that's off the table I'd go with the 1951 Bowman Mays, the 1952 Topps Robinson, or the 1954 Aaron. I don't think there's a clear winner (or loser) among those 3.

I'll throw a curveball here and include the 2011 Topps Update Trout. You could probably snag a nice cognac/diamond parallel. Technically it is post-war...
So much risk in Trout's. He gets injured or experiences a late career like Pujols that cards takes a nosedive
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[quote=Rhotchkiss;2001854]The way people are answering, I think it’s the Civil War.

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So much risk in Trout's. He gets injured or experiences a late career like Pujols that cards takes a nosedive
The 2001 Bowman still sells for a pretty penny.
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1952 Topps Eddie Mathews, in as high a grade as 20K would get me.
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Michael Jordan Ultra Stars Gold variation. Rarest of his inserts and is only going up.
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I'll throw this out there and cover all the bases: all safe to still potential gains
20 K to mix it up or a combo.....I think these are sure bets



pre WWI:safe

T206 Green Cobb
T206 Red back rare back Cobb
T206 Magie
anything Ruth if affordable...


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Anything Ruth ....maybe all the Goudey '33s or combo??? pretty safe

post WWII: safe

51 bowman mantle
52 Topps Mantle



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86 Fleer Jordan(I know it's basketball)I have always wanted one, but wind up buying baseball
93 Jeter SP
2009 Bowman Chrome Trout(a gamble risking injury)

anything later than Trout , to hard to predict....



Thoughts on my picks?????
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52 Topps Mantle.

Honorable Mention to 51 Bowman Mantle and 48 Leaf Robinson.


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I miss read the question at 1am. I thought this was the PreWar section.

2009 Mike Trout Bowman Autograph with a pop under 5.
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But in as nice a grade as I could afford with $20K.
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I would see if Crazy Uncle is looking for investors. Those guys are really going places.
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51 Bowman Mays or 48 Leaf Jackie.

I feel like Mays hasn’t got the bump the Robinson’s have yet though.
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One card? ... I'd have to decide between the 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle and 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson.
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Since you said post war, I would have to say a 1951 Bowman Mantle card. Has picked up a lot of interest and is his true rookie card. Frank
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Ton if good suggestions here... i’d toss a solid centered 1939 playball ted williams into the mix.
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Highest graded 1953 Topps Mantle I could find.. Any money left over I'd buy a nice '86 Fleer Jordan..
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Mantle, Clemente or Jackie Robinson. Those are the top 3 postwar players. 1953 Topps Mantle (the 51 B and 52 T are too expensive and you would have to buy a lower grade card), 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie Card or 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson Rookie Card(a couple months ago the 1949 Leaf would be the pick but it has taken a huge jump and now you would have to buy a lower grade example).
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Jackie Robinson 1948-49 Leaf! anything Jackie has upside with this hobby
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This card would be my #1 choice for 20k, but only because a nice 52T Mantle cant be had for 20k. For the Jackie, focus less on the grade and more on centering and registration. A lot of ugly 48 Leaf Jackies out there, nice ones with good eye appeal are hard to find and command a premium. Some collectors think the 48 Leaf Jackie may sell for 52T mantle prices in the future. Both are the top two post war cards in my opinion.
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Here are some solid options. Remember, great eye appeal is a “must” for any purchase:

- A dead-centered PSA 5 1951 Bowman Mantle Rookie - way undervalued vs. it’s 1952 Topps Mantle peer. Lots of growth potential. But, it has to have 55/45 to 50/50 centering.

- A PSA 5 #53 Yellow Goudey Ruth or PSA 6 #144 or #149 Goudey Ruth - these cards are exploding in value and I really don’t see any end in sight. Especially the ones with super aesthetics. Nice Goudey Ruth’s are “Money in the bank”

- A PSA 6 T206 Ty Cobb Red Portrait; Bat On or Bat Off. Again, must be well-centered with bright colors. A Beautiful PSA 5 Green Portrait Cobb works as well. T206 Cobbs continue to rise in price, especially the examples that present extremely well. Put one or two away & watch your money grow. One of the classic cards in the hobby

- A super eye pleasing PSA 5/6 1948 Jackie Robinson Leaf Rookie. It may be the hottest card in the hobby right now. If you can find one for $15Kish, use the remaining $5K to purchase a 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson “Portrait” issue. It is Jackie’s “true” rookie card and was released in June/July 1947. - Jackie Robinson “rookie-era” card’s have no limits with regard to their investment potential. Jackie’s popularity is second to none and his early cards are on fire.

- a PSA 3 1914 Cracker Jack Cobb. In my opinion, one of the top 10 classic cards in the hobby. Cooled off somewhat with regard to pricing spikes, but it will certainly realize another pricing uptick in the next several years.

- a PSA 3 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige. One of the most desirable & significant cards in the hobby. A short-print that is so tough to find with great eye appeal. It MUST have superb resolution/registration & fine centering. Many examples have skewed images. Be patient & look for the right one.

- Early 1920s Babe Ruth Black & White issues. Try for a nice PSA 3 1921 E121 Ruth subject. It portrays Ruth in his classic pitching pose & wearing a Red Sox uniform (the image was actually taken in March 1915 so it is a true Ruth rookie image!). These black & white Ruth’s are still undervalued considering their rarity vs. Ruth goudeys. I firmly believe early 1920s Ruth Yankee cards will realize huge pricing spikes in the next 3-5 years.

- a very nice PSA 1.5/2 1909 E90-1 Joe Jackson rookie card. Simply stated, you cannot go wrong w/a “Shoeless Joe” rookie. It will continue to experience a steady rise in value.

Note, these are just a handful of examples to invest your $20K. Obviously there are so many more options, but the ones I suggested are bona-fife “sure things.” You also might want to consider buying some great modern cards like Jordan, James, MaHomes, Brady, Bryant, Trout, etc. since they are realizing some extraordinary price tags. If that is an option for you, speak with someone who is an authority on the high-end modern cards....it’s certainly not my area of expertise. With regard to vintage, blue chip immortals like Ruth, Cobb, Mantle, Robinson, Paige, Jackson, etc. are very safe investments. MOST IMPORTANT - please be very patient in finding exceptionally high-end eye appeal cards. That is the key for any issue. When you go to re-sell, you will definitely maximize your investment via aesthetically pleasing subjects. Great eye appeal translates to huge premiums paid for vintage cardboard. Good luck & happy hunting!
A eye appealing PSA 5 48/49 leaf jackie is far more than 20k now. An ugly PSA 4 just went for nearly 16k at Goldin.
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It wouldn't be baseball. I'd buy the highest graded 1980-81 Bird/Magic rookie I could find.

Strictly baseball, high grade late 60's Mantle.
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Buy a '54 Topps Aaron in PSA 8. You may have to borrow four or five grand but it'll be worth it.
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Great thread! I hope pricing trends stay positive this time next year....
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Was going to say a 1948 Bowman Satchell Paige PSA 9 - but $20.k won't get it. So perhaps the best 1952 Topps Willie Mays or Jackie Robinson you can get. Or super high end 1948 Leaf Ted Williams.
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Some people are demanding that great centering is a must for something like this, but cards like the '52 T Mantle (or any quality vintage, really) don't necessarily underperform as investments simply because they are fairly off-centered.

Looking at PSA's sales records for that Mantle: an average PSA 3 with decent centering has gone from 7-8 k to 30-35 k in the last 10 years. With the typical 75/25 to 80/20 in one or both directions for that card sometimes, it would've sold for about 6 k back then, and goes for 25 k today.

I had to extrapolate a little for that last one back around 2010 (because I couldn't find an example that really fit that centering bill without a qualifier), but since 60/40 to 65/35ish PSA 3s went for 7000-8000, and the cheapest 3 anywhere went for 5600, I think 6000 would be pretty close.

So, all PSA 3s quadrupled since then. As have all the various grade 4-7 versions of it during the last 10 years too

Basically if you bought any reasonable '52T Mantle in anywhere close to mid-grade in recent years, you've gotten about the same bang for your buck, regardless of the specifics of the card. Even though it seems like many people's compulsion about centering would be a big factor, that hasn't been the case.

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Some people are demanding that great centering is a must for something like this, but cards like the '52 T Mantle (or any quality vintage, really) don't necessarily underperform as investments simply because they are fairly off-centered.

Looking at PSA's sales records for that Mantle: an average PSA 3 with decent centering has gone from 7-8 k to 30-35 k in the last 10 years. With the typical 75/25 to 80/20 in one or both directions for that card sometimes, it would've sold for about 6 k back then, and goes for 25 k today.

I had to extrapolate a little for that last one back around 2010 (because I couldn't find an example that really fit that centering bill without a qualifier), but since 60/40 to 65/35ish PSA 3s went for 7000-8000, and the cheapest 3 anywhere went for 5600, I think 6000 would be pretty close.

So, all PSA 3s quadrupled since then. As have all the various grade 4-7 versions of it during the last 10 years too

Basically if you bought any reasonable '52T Mantle in anywhere close to mid-grade in recent years, you've gotten about the same bang for your buck, regardless of the specifics of the card. Even though it seems like many people's compulsion about centering would be a big factor, that hasn't been the case.
This video backs up your comment above - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KBGdGCe4E_Y
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But in as nice a grade as I could afford with $20K.
I agree with Bond Bread Robinson, or any major player from that set. It includes some big name stars.

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Then I'd hope I talk myself out of it.

Don't invest in baseball cards. Recognize it's a hobby... a piece of cardboard, a bookmark. Buy a card for some intrinsic value: who it depicts, the history of the set it's in, how it was printed, the year of the card as it's tied with something the player or his team accomplished that year... but recognize that it's not an investment.

Here are investments...

An education
A home
Mutual funds
gold or silver bullion (not coin collecting)
Stocks, if you're gonna pay attention to the market, the company...
Bonds

If you're in your 20's and have that 20k to invest, I suggest this investment. Drive out into the country and find 5 acres to buy (this won't work in desert areas, some mountainous areas, so this terrain might not be available). Buy five acres, then plant a bunch of hardwood saplings. Walnut, Cherry, some kind of hardwood trees. Get an agricultural extension agent to get you information and advice. You'll have to go tend them the first year or two; maybe water them or protect them from rabbits or deer. After a few years you can leave them to their own, they'll grow. Wait 30 to 40 years (this is why you need to me a young investor). Then hire someone to harvest the trees and get them to a mill or market. This investment will yield money enough for retirement, putting grandkids through college and/or helping with a down payment on a home... and you still have the 5 acres that you could either sell or convince a grandkid to plant some hardwood saplings.

I'm all about collecting old ball cards. It just bothers me when I hear someone "needs" a certain card. I say it sometimes. I don't need the card, maybe I want it. When I hear a sorority girl say that she invested in some Guess jeans, or a guy investing in a motorcycle, or someone investing in a pontoon boat... or such. Those aren't investments. An investment is something that you and others recognize will grow in value for which there will remain a ready market. You have to live somewhere, so a home is a necessity, it's a special form of investment. An education is special, to... it doesn't mean you'll make more money, it does increase employment opportunities. The rest of the investments need to be something you're willing to part with. You could sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds. A certificate of deposit could be cashed in... do you really wanna be selling baseball cards as you would a few shares of stock? No, you'll be attached to the cards.

Invest in investments, not hobbies.
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Then I'd hope I talk myself out of it.

Don't invest in baseball cards. Recognize it's a hobby... a piece of cardboard, a bookmark. Buy a card for some intrinsic value: who it depicts, the history of the set it's in, how it was printed, the year of the card as it's tied with something the player or his team accomplished that year... but recognize that it's not an investment.

Here are investments...

An education
A home
Mutual funds
gold or silver bullion (not coin collecting)
Stocks, if you're gonna pay attention to the market, the company...
Bonds

If you're in your 20's and have that 20k to invest, I suggest this investment. Drive out into the country and find 5 acres to buy (this won't work in desert areas, some mountainous areas, so this terrain might not be available). Buy five acres, then plant a bunch of hardwood saplings. Walnut, Cherry, some kind of hardwood trees. Get an agricultural extension agent to get you information and advice. You'll have to go tend them the first year or two; maybe water them or protect them from rabbits or deer. After a few years you can leave them to their own, they'll grow. Wait 30 to 40 years (this is why you need to me a young investor). Then hire someone to harvest the trees and get them to a mill or market. This investment will yield money enough for retirement, putting grandkids through college and/or helping with a down payment on a home... and you still have the 5 acres that you could either sell or convince a grandkid to plant some hardwood saplings.

I'm all about collecting old ball cards. It just bothers me when I hear someone "needs" a certain card. I say it sometimes. I don't need the card, maybe I want it. When I hear a sorority girl say that she invested in some Guess jeans, or a guy investing in a motorcycle, or someone investing in a pontoon boat... or such. Those aren't investments. An investment is something that you and others recognize will grow in value for which there will remain a ready market. You have to live somewhere, so a home is a necessity, it's a special form of investment. An education is special, to... it doesn't mean you'll make more money, it does increase employment opportunities. The rest of the investments need to be something you're willing to part with. You could sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds. A certificate of deposit could be cashed in... do you really wanna be selling baseball cards as you would a few shares of stock? No, you'll be attached to the cards.

Invest in investments, not hobbies.
This response seems very out of touch and dated.
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If you're in your 20's and have that 20k to invest, I suggest this investment. Drive out into the country and find 5 acres to buy (this won't work in desert areas, some mountainous areas, so this terrain might not be available). Buy five acres, then plant a bunch of hardwood saplings. Walnut, Cherry, some kind of hardwood trees. Get an agricultural extension agent to get you information and advice. You'll have to go tend them the first year or two; maybe water them or protect them from rabbits or deer. After a few years you can leave them to their own, they'll grow. Wait 30 to 40 years (this is why you need to me a young investor). Then hire someone to harvest the trees and get them to a mill or market. This investment will yield money enough for retirement, putting grandkids through college and/or helping with a down payment on a home... and you still have the 5 acres that you could either sell or convince a grandkid to plant some hardwood saplings.


Invest in investments, not hobbies.
This is unusual, but great advice. I wish I had done this when I was young. The only danger, and I've heard of this happening, is that when the stand of hardwoods reaches maturity, thieves might come in and cut them down, if the land is too remote for you to keep an eye on.

I was at a bar once, about 25 years ago, and this old guy sitting next to me started telling me about a stand of mature black walnut trees he knew of, that were worth thousands of dollars. My entrepreneurial mind starts racing, and I'm thinking, maybe I could buy land like that cheap, and then harvest the trees off it. But the guy would never tell me where it was...

Anyway I agree. Buy land and plant valuable trees, or buy a rental property and build equity. Gambling on a piece of cardboard is not an investment as much as it is a gamble.

That said, early 1950s Mays, Aaron, Clemente would be my best gambles.
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This response seems very out of touch and dated.

Actually it sounds like an excellent response from someone with life experience that isn't swayed by what Gary Vee is telling people to buy this week,
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