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(11-23-2010 11:05 PM)jtollefsrud Wrote: I agree. I think it's crazy what people are paying for these new "Hot" rookies. I don't ride the waves either. A buddy and I were discussing Strasburg, when he first came up to the bigs and his cards were selling for big bucks. We both thought it would be great to have a Strasburg card but didn't want to put out the money for one, and I remember saying, "I will pick one up when I can get one for under $10 bucks." He said to me," the Bowman Chrome Draft Pick won't go that low", and I said to him, "just wait". It is now going for about $8 bucks.
I love how people go gu-gu over prospects because it keeps HOFer and Star cards cheap. I find great stuff and star rookie cards in quarter bins at card shows every week. Speaking of Ken Griffey Jr., I just bought 25 of his rookie cards in a dollar bin at a show last week; 9 Donruss, 9 Fleer, 4 Score Traded, and 3 Topps Traded. Cant go wrong for $25 bucks. So I hope people continue to overlook this stuff to buy the Strasburgs, Posey's, Castro's, and so on..
(08-07-2010 03:44 PM)TylerHoops22 Wrote: I've been a huge sports cards collector for the last twenty years, but when I look up Ken Griffey Jr. cards and I'm seeing your basic Strasburg cards worth more just doesn't add up. Don't get my wrong I think Strasburg is going to be good and already is.
I mean if you've been a huge collector of AROD, JETER, GRIFFEY,RIPKEN, KOBE, etc...why would a record of 5-2 record from a rookie be worth more than any of these Hall of Famers cards.
They shouldn't be unless its an autograph or relic, something along those lines.
Seeing the collector drop $1000's on a simple 2010 ROOKIE card, come on...
I believe we're starting to loose sight of what card collecting is...
Shouldn't we look to go back to basing the cards price on what kind of numbers the guy puts up instead of simple overhype (or the fact it has an autograph or serial number). I'm all for the new wave of auto's, relics, patches, I believe all of these things bring a new fun part to collecting.
But overpricing BASIC rookie
cards more than Hall of Famers just doesn't make sense.
Just a thought
(06-22-2011 10:22 AM)joe callahan13 Wrote: Sure, it's a necro thread, but I'll play along. It's supply and demand. The late 80's, early 90's cards are worthless because they were overproduced. BIG supply without a demand to match.
People sometimes act like Beckett just decides what a card should be worth and goes with it. Cards are like stocks- it is supply and demand. The market sets the price. I have tons of stuff that I hang on to because they are worth more to me in sentimental value than the they are worth on the open market. Sure some of it is hype, but what's another word for hype? Hmmm..... DEMAND!
Supply is controllable, the card companies can just not make as many. On the other hand, you can't control demand. You can't control what people will pay for. So the price of a card..... is what it is.