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    Quote Originally Posted by moonpie23 View Post
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    My son is an active player and investor in Magic: The Gathering cards. I really don't understand this, but he values his collection at over $5000 and there are websites that look like stock market charts that show the value of cards on a daily basis. The whole thing seems so kooky, but clearly there's a market for this stuff.

    https://epicstream.com/news/JakeVype...r-Sold-on-eBay

    An Alpha Black Lotus, the most expensive Magic: The Gathering card in the world, has broken its own record, selling for more than $500,000 on eBay.

    The Black Lotus originally printed in the Alpha set, which is the first print run of the first MTG cards originally released in 1993. with a case signed by the card's illustrator Christopher Rush has sold for $511,100.00 in an eBay auction, the most expensive card ever sold on the website, and is double the price of a Black Lotus which sold for $250,000 last year. Rush passed away in 2016 at 50-years-old.
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    My youngest son was/is a collector. He is now selling his rarest cards on eBay. He has kept them in "gem mint" condition, and sends them off to an independent rater to get that appellation applied before he puts them up on the bay. He has had several cards that have gone for hundreds of dollars. I think the best one so far was about $650 or so. He has others he has yet to sell that are similarly priced.
    "We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can take for us, an effort which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world." --M. Proust

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    Will have to check some boxes in my basement to see if my old MTG cards are there.

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    Durham, NC
    I always think about going back through my old cards to see if I have any good ones. I know I don't have any super rare stuff, but I have a ton of cards. Might be a few hundred dollars worth in there, although that probably isn't enough to convince me to sell them.

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    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    One of my sons collected the Wiz Kidz pirates games when he was a kid. Kept all of that stuff and recently has gotten into collecting them again, so, he's not selling any of his ships but he is trading them. I found a factory box online and bought it for him as a Christmas present this year, he was excited to get it.

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    If they haven't been individually and lovingly stored in an archival quality rig, you might as well clip them to your bikes.

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    I’ve got an extra Dave Kingman that I will trade heads-up for a Félix Millán.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -jk View Post
    If they haven't been individually and lovingly stored in an archival quality rig, you might as well clip them to your bikes.
    I suspect some younger posters know not what you refer to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -jk View Post
    If they haven't been individually and lovingly stored in an archival quality rig, you might as well clip them to your bikes.

    -jk
    Yeah, it's really hard to keep them in good condition. I had a couple of Steve Young Rookie cards that were selling last year for about $35,000 at Gem/Mint. I looked at mine, which were in a plastic notebook sleeve for the last 30 years or so, they looked perfect to the naked eye. Sent them off to get graded and they came back as 6 and 7 which are worth less than what I paid to have them graded and slabbed. Bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    My son is an active player and investor in Magic: The Gathering cards. I really don't understand this, but he values his collection at over $5000 and there are websites that look like stock market charts that show the value of cards on a daily basis. The whole thing seems so kooky, but clearly there's a market for this stuff.

    https://epicstream.com/news/JakeVype...r-Sold-on-eBay
    There is a market for EVERYTHING...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    There is a market for EVERYTHING...
    Yes. Some markets are more lucrative than others. Or have you never been to a flea market/swap meet? Never know where you’ll find a Ming bowl!

    -jk

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    There is a market for EVERYTHING...
    This is true. Over the years I haphazardly collected autographs and recently had them confirmed and valued by an agency. Most are in the $100-$200 range but I have a Michael Jordan autograph on a legal document that was valued at $1000. My entire collection was valued at about $5000 so after 25+ years I moved them from a drawer to a safe deposit box.
    Rich
    "Failure is Not a Destination"
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