[Another Site ;Jun 29 2010, 07:33 AM]
(Responding to "Holding a card too long or not long enough?")
I did this once. I was collecting two "gems in the rough basketball players back in 1993. One was Latrell Sprewell. This guy moved like a young Jordan. Wirey and quick. But he had no hype coming...
[Another Site; Jun 15 2009, 05:12 PM]
If there were no....
.... autographed cards.
.... autographed rookie cards.
.... game-used cards.
.... game-used rookie cards.
.... serial-numbered cards below 10,000.
And there were only base, RCs and insert/chase cards.....
What would you...
[Another Site; Jan 18 2009, 09:38 AM]
(Responding to "How did you get started in Collecting?")
In 1977 I was 9 and was exposed to baseball cards for the first time. I was a flipper for about 2 years. Then got re-introduced December 1991 when I was 22. I thought they looked pretty cool in those...
[Another Site; Dec 10 2008, 02:44 PM]
(Responding to "What will you collect in 2009?")
- start collecting Johnny Kling (pro baseball player that turned pro billiards) [prewar]
- see if there will be any actual GU cards of Colt Brennan
- see if there are any 2007 Ted Ginn...
[Another Site; Nov 9 2008, 11:10 AM]
If you are collecting because of 'potential', then that is the price to pay should something happen. Most high prices for young players come from the hype of potential and those prices are what they should be only when that player has achieved something, not...
[Another Site; Jun 8 2005, 10:34 AM]
(Responding to "Card of the Week")
"Nomo-mania: But was he the first?"
Back in 1994, there was a Japanese pitching sensation making his debut in the major leagues. What made him more intriguing was that he was an import from across the "other ocean". Hideo...
[Another Site; Apr 26 2005, 03:44 PM]
(Responding to "Why Did I Do That?")
1992 to 1999:
Chasing rookies and inserts via packs.....
Listening to my friend (the one who got me into collecting) for
not buying a 'certain set' of baseball cards because 'it would not be worth
anything in the...
[Another Site; Jul 26 2005, 11:38 PM]
(Answering "Breaking packs/boxes or buying singles/lots?")
I used to buy boxes/packs. The thinking was maybe I could cheat the odds and get the card I wanted AND having a set or two thrown in with a few inserts for the same price if I were to pay for that...
[Another Site; Aug 11 2005, 04:52 PM]
(Answering a disgruntled collector who had no luck in chasing insert and superstar rookie cards through packs and boxes)
You are NOT done. You've just experienced what many have. You worried more about future value than enjoying what you have now. Wrong...