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how old - number1wingsfan - 06-07-2011 02:32 PM

How old does a card have to be to be vintage?

RE: how old - cc sports cards - 06-23-2012 03:39 PM

I would say roughly 30 years old

RE: how old - america team - 06-25-2012 05:46 PM

For football, I would say sometime around the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. So maybe 40 years old is reasonable for vintage.

RE: how old - ProSetMaster - 06-26-2012 09:22 PM

I would venture to guess anything pre 1980 would qualify. Why are you asking? J

RE: how old - uwash97 - 06-27-2013 01:53 AM

At least according to Beckett grading services, everything pre-1981 is considered vintage.

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Hope that helps.

RE: how old - radarblip - 02-14-2014 10:03 PM

A few of us came up with a Baseball time line chart:

Antique:: Pre WWII

Vintage:: WWII to 1955

Classic:: 1956 to 1975

Modern:: 1975 to 2k

New:: 2001 to date

Lol, hard to think that most of the cards we collect/have today Modern - New.

Hope this can help...

RE: how old - jtysver1 - 02-17-2014 03:32 PM

Vintage is widely considered to be 1979 and before.

RE: how old - jonathani - 04-20-2014 06:14 PM

(06-27-2013 01:53 AM)uwash97 Wrote:  At least according to Beckett grading services, everything pre-1981 is considered vintage.

That's what I've always gone by, and you have a darn nice Payton, by the way.

RE: how old - altz11 - 11-10-2014 09:00 PM

I like the chart that radarblip posted, I think it's very accurate.
Some people tend to think of vintage (when talking sports cards) as being more of an era that had to do with when/how the cards were produced, cut, packaged, etc.. For instance, modern or new cards today are mostly laser cut which gives the cards smoother almost flawless edges but a long time ago the laser technology wasn't available and the cards were left with rough and jagged edges. Technology has gotten a lot better through the years which makes for nicer cards. But it's kind of hard for me to say a card from 1980 is vintage.
Just something to think about.