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11-04-2012, 02:49 PM #11
I don't think that the notion of value taking priority is a particularly new thing. As a kid on the playground I wanted to get all the Patrick Roy cards I could because he was my favourite. In order to get one of his you'd have to give up a cool Gretzky or a couple lesser lights. The scale has of course changed from a matter of a couple quarters or a couple dollars to often many dollars. There's so many more variables out there now - sale values on eBay, Beckett values, the prospecting nature of the hobby, etc. - but it's always been about getting value in return for a deal.
I have found that there's more of a polarization when it comes to trading in recent months. The mid-range cards and cheap stuff seems to have almost no value, while higher-end things seem to carry more of a premium than ever. eBay plays a part in this, I think. How many "$25BV" cards do you see sell for $2-$3 + s/h these days? Many many. A third-year GU card holds as much importance as a sixth-year sticker auto unless a player collector is involved...and the level of importance is often very limited.
11-04-2012, 03:31 PM #12
11-04-2012, 03:33 PM #13
11-07-2012, 03:27 AM #14
People have become greedier and that's all therer is to it. You can go to any sports card show and any sports card trade night at your lcs and it's always about collectors looking to pick up stuff for a quick buck. Blame ebay, blame society, blame whatever it is. It is hard to find someone that is truly in the hobby just for the passion of collecting.