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    Breaking up sets

    Hi folks, looking for some advice.

    I pulled out a whole bunch of hockey cards that I collected from 1990-1995. I know that most of these cards were mass produced and are not worth all that much, but there are some good rookie cards in these sets (Hasek, Jagr, brodeur, etc).

    I bought a beckett hockey price guide last month and i noticed that although every individual card has a price many of the sets have no have price values.

    A lot of these cards are taking up space and i’m leaning toward breaking up all these sets (none of them factory sealed) throwing out all the common cards (worth less than a dollar) and keeping the other ones separately in sleeves.

    is this a good idea? Tell me what I should do.
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    ps: I have a small handful of baseball cards too. Is there a free online price guide someone can lead me to? I don’t want to spend 40 bucks on another price guide for a small amount of cards.


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    Obviously, there's no resale value in those cards. It's near impossible to even give them away for free. So it comes down to personal preference and/or personal space. I'm a set builder myself, so my choice would always be to hang on to the set if it's complete. If it's incomplete and you have no desire to complete it or you just don't have the space to hang onto a bunch of base cards, then you're best to keep the players/teams you like and perhaps the hall-of-famers and scrap the rest.
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    Keep the sets for insurance purposes and burn your house down. Put the insurance money to better use. Problem solved :)

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    I would just take the cards and throw them in your basement and forget about them for another 20 years - see what the world is like at that time - never know there might be some way for those cards to bring you some enjoyment at that time

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    I was always leading toward breaking the sets (keeping the good and throwing away the commons)

    When I look at the price guide it seems like the individual cards are more valued than the sets. Some sets don't even have prices associated with them.

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    I have a number of wants from 1990-1995. Would you happen to have any of these?

    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #19 Phil Bourque RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #26 Bob Rouse RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #29 Andy Brickley RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #50 Bob Errey RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #71 Colin Patterson RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #100 Kjell Samuelsson RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #111 Geoff Courtnall RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #164 Steve Chiasson RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #168 Zarley Zalapski RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #201 Benoit Hogue RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #216 Basil McRae RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #249 Marc Bergevin RC
    1989-90 ProCards IHL #169 Peter DeBoer
    1990-91 Bowman #11 Jacques Cloutier RC
    1990-91 Bowman #192 Geoff Smith RC
    1990-91 OPC Premier #2 Jergus Baca RC
    1990-91 OPC Premier #53 Frantisek Kucera RC
    1990-91 OPC Premier #80 Jarmo Myllys RC
    1990-91 OPC Premier #110 Paul Stanton RC
    1990-91 ProCards AHL/IHL #507 Kevin Cheveldayoff
    1990-91 Score #381 Stephane Matteau RC
    1990-91 Score #411 Link Gaetz RC
    1990-91 Score #415 Stephane Fiset RC
    1990-91 Score #419 Terry Yake RC
    1990-91 Score Rookie Traded #35T Donald Dufresne RC
    1991-92 7th Innning Sketch WHL #11 Jared Bednar
    1991-92 7th Innning Sketch WHL #275 Mike Babcock CO
    1991-92 O-Pee-Chee Inserts #43R Mikhail Shtalenkov
    1991-92 O-Pee-Chee Inserts #45R Andrei Trefilov
    1991-92 Parkhurst #133 Jim Paek RC
    1991-92 Parkhurst #239 Ken Sutton RC
    1991-92 Pinnacle #350 Paul DiPietro RC
    1991-92 Score American #400 Jeff Daniels RC
    1991-92 Stadium Club #354 Jim McKenzie RC
    1991-92 Upper Deck Czech World Juniors #7 Andrei Nikolishin
    1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks #9 David Quinn
    1992-93 OPC Premier #29 Patric Kjellberg RC
    1992-93 OPC Premier #47 Robert Lang RC
    1992-93 Pro Set #175 Jock Callander RC
    1992-93 Parkhurst #157 Vitali Prokhorov RC
    1992-93 Parkhurst #487 Sean Hill RC
    1992-93 Parkhurst #488 Jesse Belanger RC
    1992-93 Ultra #302 Robert Petrovicky RC
    1993-94 Detroit Jr. Red Wings #23 Paul Maurice CO
    1993-94 Donruss #45 Derek Plante RC
    1993-94 OPC Premier #491 Bobby Dollas RC
    1993-94 Parkhurst #66 Shjon Podein RC
    1993-94 Parkhurst #77 Brent Severyn RC
    1993-94 Parkhurst #176 Jim Montgomery RC
    1993-94 Parkhurst #257 Michal Sykora PKP RC
    1993-94 Parkhurst #314 Jeff Shantz RC
    1993-94 Parkhurst #516 Josef Marha RC
    1993-94 Pinnacle #458 Jamie Storr RC
    1993-94 Pinnacle #486 Blake Sloan RC
    1993-94 Pinnacle #510 Maxim Sushinski RC
    1994 Parkhurst Missing Link #15 Claude Pronovost RC
    1994 Parkhurst Missing Link #82 Connie Broden RC
    1994-95 Donruss #146 Donald Brashear RC
    1994-95 Finest #6 Patrik Juhlin RC
    1994-95 Select #157 Maxim Kuznetsov RC
    1994-95 SP #10 Mariusz Czerkawski RC
    1994-95 SP #149 Shean Donovan RC
    1994-95 SP #155 Petr Buzek RC
    1994-95 SP #161 Antti Aalto RC
    1994-95 Upper Deck #338 Eric Fichaud RC
    1994-95 Upper Deck #340 Cory Cross RC
    1994-95 Upper Deck #366 Shean Donovan RC
    1994-95 Upper Deck #507 Petr Cajanek RC
    1994-95 Upper Deck #509 Ladislav Kohn RC
    1995-96 Bowman #164 Corey Schwab RC
    1995-96 Donruss #113 Chris McAlpine RC
    1995-96 Donruss #166 Magnus Svensson RC
    1995-96 Donruss #344 Leif Rohlin RC
    1995-96 Leaf #310 Craig Rivet RC
    1995-96 Panthers Boston Market #26 Doug MacLean
    1995-96 Parkhurst International #419 Mike Bales
    1995-96 SkyBox Impact #194 Jon Klemm RC
    1995-96 SP #132 Marcus Ragnarsson RC
    1995-96 SP #186 Daniel Tjarnqvist RC
    1995-96 Topps #208 Kevin Dean (first NHL card)
    1995-96 Upper Deck #393 Dennis Bonvie RC
    1995-96 Upper Deck #497 Mathieu Dandenault RC
    1995-96 Upper Deck #541 Michal Bros RC
    1995-96 Zenith #135 Antti Tormanen RC

    If you have any of these, please send me a PM.

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    ill look into it

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    your cards are in the mail

    if anyone else is interested in 90's singles leave a message here

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    Any chance you'd have any of these Capitals/Liut issues from that time period?

    1990-91 Capitals Kodak #15 Mike Liut

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    1990-91 Capitals Smokey #14 Mike Liut

    1991-92 Capitals Junior 5x7 #19 Mike Liut

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