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(02-23-2013 08:32 AM)quavis Wrote: Other than the 87 RC, Prizm and Star, what are you talking about? The 80's had a bunch of base cards. Thats it. No one will ever be paying the same they are for 90's inserts on base cards produced by the millions. You may like the 80's cards, but other than those few, they will never reach the popularity of the 90's inserts. The 90's inserts didn't just start being hot either. The've been hot since day 1.
(02-23-2013 09:57 AM)briankort Wrote: Most of us here all love the 90's inserts that were cool in design and style and also hard to pull. But what we have to remember is that the kids growing up now say "Jordan who?" Sure they will eventually learn who he was and realize its the same guy who makes the shoes they buy, but they will NEVER be Jordan fans like most of us who grew up watching him play. The same with Barkley, Pippen, Ewing, Olajuwon, Robinson and all those other guys who are the faces for those great 90's inserts.
Once we all die off or just get tired of spending our money for 90's inserts they will take an extreme drop. They will not disappear, but the $200BV Jordan cards selling for $1900 in BGS 9.5 is going to come to an end. This has nothing to do with the greatness of Jordan and everything to do with a new crop of younger collectors who just don't appreciate him like we do.
High grade RC's of HOF players should always hold their value and possibly go up depending on print runs, grade, etc. But even that I wonder about. Just bought 2 PSA 10 Carmelo Anthony Topps Chrome RC's for $19 +$3 shipping thats $11 each for PSA 10! Thats a crime. Carmelo is one of the top 10 offensive threats in the game today. Maybe even top 5.