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    Football cards

    Any collectors? I started when I was a kid (late 70's) and have thousands of football cards. Unfortunately, I sold my baseball cards for beer money in college, but I still have some good ones.....rookies of Joe Montana, Dan Marino, John Elway, etc.

    Seems like the value went way down hill in the mid 80's when they started getting mass produced.

    Anyway....just curious what cards everyone has?



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    Re: Football cards

    Remember when the fridge card was hot?? Lol


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    Re: Football cards

    i collected a lot of valuable (or was, however, my rookie fleer jordan card is still here :) cards when i was younger, i mainly paid attention to basketball, but i have around 5,000 football cards i got in mid 90's. I should really check those out to see if its worth anything



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    Yeah, I have some plastic protectors on some cards for players who seemed to be destined for big things, but never quite got there, and others who seemed like a big thing at the time, but not so much as the years go by.



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    Re: Football cards

    I'm a collector, but I'm more of a seller of football cards these days. Back in 2004, I bought a box of cards and pulled an Eli Manning autographed rookie card (only 200 of these were made and signed.) I decided to hold on to it and sell it at just the right time. When the Giants beat the Cheateriots and Eli won Super Bowl MVP, I couldn't find the card. Nonetheless, I still have the card in my possession.




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    Re: Football cards

    I have my collection from back in the day and I'm being pressured to sell it. I wonder if it's a good way to make a quick buck...



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    Re: Football cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Yeah, I have some plastic protectors on some cards for players who seemed to be destined for big things, but never quite got there, and others who seemed like a big thing at the time, but not so much as the years go by.
    Any Marv Throneberrys?


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    I was more a collector of Basketball Cards. I have probably 6 Jordans, and a Kobe Bryant Rookie.


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    Re: Football cards

    Quote Originally Posted by heyguy85 View Post
    I have my collection from back in the day and I'm being pressured to sell it. I wonder if it's a good way to make a quick buck...

    I don't think so anymore.. Like a previous poster said the peak was late 80s early 90s the way it seems. Around then they started selling those huge boxes with about 1000 cards in there and kinda made a joke of the whole thing. I think it kind of sucks because I use to love collecting and trading trying to get good ones. You might get a little out of them but nothing like it use to be..

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    I used to collect Ken Griffey Jr cards, as he was my favorite player. I have about 150 cards of his, all different, including his rookie card. I'll hold onto those and see if someday they are worth a decent amount of money.


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    Re: Football cards

    Cards are worth money, but only the really short print ones. Even common jersey cards that book for $20 are pretty much worthless if you try to sell them. Pre-1970 is still the best market.



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    Re: Football cards

    I have a Payton rookie and lots of decent cards from the 70's... I have been tracking down old Cyclone football and basketball cards lately.


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    Re: Football cards

    Quote Originally Posted by tccoach View Post
    I have a Payton rookie and lots of decent cards from the 70's... I have been tracking down old Cyclone football and basketball cards lately.
    I'll give you $25 for the Payton rookie.




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    My collection goes from 74-82. I think I could get some pretty good coin if I peddle my Ed Podolak card on HN.


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    Re: Football cards

    I started collecting around 89-90, but mostly baseball. I was a kid so money was scarce. My first job was working in a sports card shop though.

    I've amassed around 20,000 cards since then.

    I discovered eBay and had to stop. However, the most profitable experience I had was when I bought a box of dynagon for 40.00, and pulled a Michael Vick Autographed RC #7 of 50 (I think there were 50, maybe 100). Anyway, sold that on eBay for 178.00.

    I mostly collect football cards in their college uniforms. Sage and Press Pass are GREAT cards and are perfect for me. I've picked up several ISU autograph cards on eBay for 1-2.00 each.


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