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(07-20-2012 09:27 PM)bladesofsteel Wrote: I JUST WENT THROUGH SOME OF MY BINDERS AND I WAS LOOKING AT MY GRETZKY INSERTS AND I CAME ACROSS THIS CARD FROM TOPPS THAT I REMEMBER SPENDING ALL MY B-DAY MONEY ON, I REMEMBER SPENDING $50 ON THAT CARD AND I LOOKED IT UP NOW IT'S WORTH $4 WHAT A CROCK. I REMEMBER INSERTS WERE THE COOLEST THING ATLEAST WHEN I WAS COLLECTING. WHAT HAPPENED????
(07-20-2012 10:08 PM)phildo37 Wrote: What makes you think they're not cool? And since when does beckett count as the authority on what a card is 'worth'?
I have a pretty stupendous insert collection from the 90's, and I love 'em.. it's almost the only thing I collect.
(07-22-2012 07:45 AM)stadium sports cards Wrote: They certainley demand the attentin of days gone by but that being said, I see less set collectors as the hobby has changed - so many cool cards of a certain player... Heck, look at how many RC's are produced of any given player. Even the scrubs can often have 20 different RC's.
What we do see though is the player collector dipping into the individual inserts as some of the inserts are still very well designed.
Value wise - you are right, they have dropped like rocks from a tall building but it is my hope you bought it at the time because it was something you wanted because ti was a great card. Now-a-days, we have binders of inserts for 50 cents and we are refilling those binders every week. I know, someone will be saying why would anyone sell $4/5/6 inserts for 50 cents??? Simple - it keeps people coming back to the store (and the hobby) - and the true value of the hobby (in my eyes) is not just the cards you collect; it includes the friends you make.
I can also assure you that some of those $50 inserts from Pacific in the late 90's and early 2000's that are not seeing love in the prce guide still can demand some good coin on the internet sales sites...