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  1. The Lunacy of the Numbered Card

    [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]The unmitigated reason vintage cards have value is their rarity. If there were ten thousand Honus Wagner T-206ís then it would be a normal and inexpensive card. The whole market for this runs on this mantra and without it would fail miserably. 1950ís Topps, 1960ís Topps, 1970ís Topps all have the same thing as the rest; cards get thrown out, not many more left. People want cards of those old players; scramble to find what is available. The vintage market is just as fascinating ...
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  2. How to Start a Card Collection

    [LEFT][FONT=Times New Roman]You have just recently gotten into card collecting and are happy and amazed to see that you can trade, buy and sell online! But when you actually go online, nobody wants to trade for your cards! Thatís because you donít have very many cards. Rather logical, since you just started collecting so recently. So how will you start your collection? Do you just go to the hobby shop and buy a lot of cards? Or is eBay better? Or should you just buy packs? Read on to find out.[/FONT] ...
  3. Old-Time Card Collecting

    [FONT=Calibri]Several years ago, on a dim winter day, I was wondering if there were any card shops where I lived other than my local favorite Diamond Sports Cards. I liked the place, but I thought a change would be nice. The free box there only went so far, the packs of 2006 Topps only had so much. So based on the instructions on the back of a Topps promotional card, I called up Topps to find out if there were any other card shops in my area. Entering my zip code of 94960, with a range of fifteen ...
  4. Blog2

    So i have just about finished getting all the loose cards in their binders now i have to get all the cards that are in the inserts that are not organized sorted. Going to start on that tonight! As soon as that is done i can start adding to my manager and maybe get all of them listed. Maybe i will get some interest and can trade up to get some better cards. If anyone wants to know i really am only interested in Green Bay and Colts cards while i keep an eye on key rookies those are my favorite ...
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  5. Really!? I Had No Idea!

    It was my first day trading online and I had already spent $25. I bought a Mike Mussina jersey card for $6, a UD Ballpark Collection dual for $10 and an Albert Pujols jersey card for $9. To someone who was used to prices at my local card shop, these seemed like great deals. In reality, I probably could have ended up with all of these for less than half the price. I had more slips as well, getting bad feedback; ďNobody ever told me you are supposed send in a top loader and bubble mailer!Ē. Through ...
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