However, if you have the nostalgia bug like I do for this era, another route to go thats a Sam Wasnt written out of bitterness at. When I was reaching driver license age, and with no financial help coming from my parents, I decided to sell off my collection to finance my first car and I sold at exactly the right time. I cant even wrap my mind around the insanity of stacks of $30,000 cards being tossed into the ocean! Baseball Card Websites: The Ultimate Guide to 450+ of t 1992 Upper Deck All Star FanFest Baseball Card Pick one, Ryne Sandberg 1992 Upper Deck Then & Now Hologram Insert #TN 6 Phillies. The set features three of the participants plus a a fourth card of all three players painted by Vernon Wells, Jr. Autographs of all three players were randomly inserted. Im not sure about now.. As a kid I even had the football sticker albums. I have a double jar setup I use for a self recycling candle. Fortunately, I saw the overproduction, and didnt see it as an investment. Who's going to turn down easy money, especially when it was fun to collect. Unfortunately I collected mostly in this era too. I think the only folks with the last laugh are the card companies who must have been laughing all the way to the bank.

Ended up here looking to see if any of the cards have value. But with the market price for grading right now I wouldnt grade a single card as all your profit will be lost to the fees unless your grading older or very high value cards. close to owning a Honus Wagner :) The T3 Turkey Red cabinet issue might be the most beautiful set ever produced. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, 1991 Score Baseball Cards 10 Most Popular, 1993 Topps Baseball Cards 10 Most Popular. Also had the baseball Jordan. So they didnt fare to bad Ryan Sandberg sold for $1500, Tony Gwynn I sold for $700. I have come back to card collecting the past few years and collect what I love, instead of jumping on this or that bandwagon, as I dont want to get run over by the same bandwagon! Looked it up today and I probably could get $45 for the set. I started collecting in 1985. Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) & PSA/DNA are divisions of Collectors Universe, Inc. Get free collecting news from leading hobby professionals, in-depth articles, breaking news, insightful videos & more! Well, the worker at the store said when you get lemons make lemonade I didnt really understand him but after a while of thinking about it i started to put the cards in order. My 12 year old son started collecting cards about 1 year ago, our local grocery store sells them in the $.25 cent machines. Too many people think price guide prices are etched on stone tablets in the archive down at the hall of Beckett. It was worthless back then. Even then, who needs a brick of 1990 Upper Deck Kevin Maas cards? today there are many limited Connor McDavid rookie cards and they are all valuable Let's be clear:most of the cards from this set do not have any value these days. im considering tossing everything from 86-94 that is not in plastic and maybe tucking the rest away i do enjoy the nostalgia and art work not sure what else to do? My first 2 sets I bought were a $20 1988 Donruss set and a $30 1991 Upper deck. The reason being, is that after people wise up to the worthlessness of their cards, people will probably just burn them, thereby accelerating the cards values near, at, or above 1990 levels! I some how slide through and made a buddle off money buy the time I was 18 I was set the money I made off that 89 kid with a new stance like I have never seen I was selling his card for crazy money plus I could sell ice to a ESCO Mo to I have always been like that even when I was a kid. From that era also. 1959. its a shame the industry became so greedy with useless inserts and over saturated the market, on top of pricing out the kids, the next generation of card collectors. Great Great article!!!! etc! Either way, I am stuck in 80s and 90s commons and now even 2012 ones. In the early 80s my brother gave me his cards from 1981 to 1983 when I started collecting again in 1984. The memories are wonderful tho.. What a trip down memory lane.

He made it to that hallowed mark late in the season, then played one more summer before hanging up his spikes. A rookie card should be just that ONE card -their first licensed card so for CMD it should be their UD series 1. He would've likely gone on to join the ranks of Koufax, Drysdale, Kershaw, and so many other Dodger pitching legends had he remained in LA. i would of been better off collecting just about anything or even the dollars. Decent candle wicks, bleach and dry might make a nice notepad.

I was born in 80 and collected big time from 88-93, all brands. Sadly, after checking a few cards against what folks were TRYING to get for them on eBay, I realized my collection was worth less than the plastic show box they sat in for nearly 30 years. He is now married. As the economy continues to grow, and people have more disposable income, Im anticipating strength and liquidity in the vintage card market. Each card is hand-numbered to 2500 copies. I was 6 years old, my collection came from my father, who had alot of 1981-1983 topps cards. I amassed a ton of 1990-91 ProSet Hockey among others. That is a real hobby plus you can PLAY with them! Bloodlines-Griffeys Ken Sr./Craig/Ken Jr. Rickey Henderson A's Checklist-Gold Holo. So there is a market for high-end product. maybe they will be worth something then lol. Thanks for any advice. Cards limited to 100 copies are considered common and often sell for a dollar or two. take those cards from that era and try to get them autographed. For the most part this article is accurate but you cant dismiss well graded cards from that era. Recognizing the red borders of 1990 Donruss Baseball were easy to damage, we started putting them in pages and specially made boxes that made sure "mint condition" was maintained. I have some signed baseballs by Griffey, Mantle, Hank Aaron and Whitey Ford. Dean's Cards offers a 100% The 1992 set pretty much lived up to that billing, though with just a bit more color to its base design than in the first three years of its run. Im another poor sap that got into collecting during this era. No. Its too bad that my first collecting year of 1987 isnt considered vintage. I was an old-timer n the hobby and could see where ProSet was going to take the market. 1992 Denny's Grand Slam Holograms - By Upper Deck - Complete your Set, Pick one! Turned out good, because the Cowboys are some of the very few that are worth anything these days. This is the same with almost every sports card made between 1986 and 1992. But the fact is, very few sports cards from the late-1980s through to the early-1990s have much value. I collected for the investment purpose. Really good article. the collector asks. When the supply is ratcheted up to the enth degree as it was by card companies back then,the market is going to be over saturated with product, driving down its overall price and value. I ended up collecting topps 78, 80, 82-86 sets in this way. Cant believe this thread has run for 10 yrs. Heck, 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco cards were going for more than $100. There are various subsets within the set including: Star Rookies (1-27), Team Checklists (29-40/86-99), Top Prospects (52-77), Bloodlines (79-85), Diamond Skills (640-650/711-721) and Diamond Debuts (771-780). I own Bonds Bonding Collectibles here in Fairbanks Alaska, and Im proud to say, that we do purchase old collections. Only basketball was a real hit late 80s was 86 to 89 Fleer then came overproduction and lost interest for a while in mid 90s after Shaq hit the court.. Jose Canseco and Rickey Henderson had multiple cards in the American League group, but Griffey's is the most expensive today. The first serial numbered cards in the hobby, they were "limited" to 10,000 copies. The shop owner at the time was telling me how great of a deal we got. Jumbo: 20 packs per box, 27 cards per pack (MSRP: $2.19). I use the flat boxes to organize Magic the Gathering cards. Kind of forgot about them. Hand-numbered to 2,500 copies, the autographed Ted Williams Upper Deck Heroes card came in low series boxes that encouraged collectors to "Find The Williams.". For a few years there in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Green looked like a legitimate Triple Crown threat, and his profile only grew once he left Toronto for the Hollywood lights of the Dodgers. This card is(someone theyve heard of) Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Mike Piazza, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Greg Anthony, Steve Smith, Kenny Smith!, They never know the football players because almost all of the early 90s players were out of the NFL long before these kids were old enough to follow football. If your wanting to trash your collection, I would be interested in purchasing them. *NEW* Upper Deck 1992 Edition MLB Baseball Complete Factory Set, Factory Sealed. This is 1990 all over again. You would assume there would be a class action lawsuit regarding this SCAM. The students know that to get to open a pack in front of everyone is a special treat because I only give out packs maybe 3 or 4 times a year. I just recently brought my cards out of storage and wondered what they might be worth. EA sports games also have live stats updates and kids can actually play as their favorite players with real time data.

Best decision I ever made. I had boxes of them and some really good ones also even a terry Bradshaw rookie. Awesome, awesome article. Before there was refractors tractors protractors refractors prisms parallels Paninis and other sandwiches the OG was tops who created traded the 1st parallel and Tiffany Topps was a parallel that was polished and limited. Sold comparables range in price from a low of $0.99 to a high of $102.50. I have several grand sons that love my cards and we have fun going through them and putting them in sleeves and talking about the teams. Supply and demand and internet I attribute it too. nice!!

Did i do this to make money? Hard to argue with that assessment, even if the photo is a bit mundane. Twenty years ago, a print run of 10,000 was the pinnacle achievement. Yeah, thats it. Its kind of disappointing all the time and money spent into collecting, and trying to accomplish complete sets. But not all hope is lost for those looking to cash in on their sports card stashes from the era. Unbelievable! But like the author said, sometimes having cards just for the aesthetic value or simply to say, Yeah, I have a handful of 64 Philadelphias, is good enough. Need help buying or selling cards or have a general question about the hobby? Brooks Robinson 1992 Upper Deck All Star Heroes (One Card) (12,823), RAFAEL PALMEIRO SIGNED 1992 UPPER DECK FANFEST #34 BECKETT AUTHENTIC AUTO BAS, 1992 Upper Deck All-Star Heroes Gold #34 Rafael Palmeiro RANGERS R36690, BROOKS ROBINSON 1992 UPPER DECK BASEBALL HEROES #HI-8 BALTIMORE ORIOLES, 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes #51 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants HOF, 1992 Upper Deck Fanfest Gold #34 Rafael Palmeiro Rangers, 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Card #114 Hubie Brooks Near Mint/Mint. Was worth so much , now unless you have classic Marvel and DC you have nothing. I wish they could go back to about 2-3 brands, who only have 1 set each year. This is always an awkward situation when they ask what their cards are worth. Ken Griffey jr, Frank Thomas, tom glavine, etc etc. That in itself can create a buying barrage, even if it is only short lived. Like the article says, cards in that era were not even considered collectible, they were used to sell candy. When this card was issued, young Pedro still had a lot of work to do to live up to the legacy of his older brother, Ramon Martinez, Dodgers ace. Email me if you have some to sell. Because if you just shred them or burn them nothing will happen, but you could donate it to make someone happy. Im one of those guys who just bought a bunch of complete sets. Today, they can be found for pennies on the dollar. ", "I understand. Thats about it. But once people get rid of their collections and dump them then Hofers and productive players will maintain value . So there was this scene in Major League where Tom Berenger , So there was this scene in Bull Durham where Kevin Costner . Pro Set football cards, fleer basketball and nba hoops..I probably have cards from every manufacturer almost from that era. Griffey, Maddux, Glavine, etc. I probably paid more for the cardboard storage boxes then what the cards are actually worth.. We are user supported.

About 6,000 of them non-sport cards (Batman, Marvel, Olivia, Royal, Star Trek etc) most others late 80s to mid 90s of course. Privacy Policy I bought a flat box full of basketball cards for $3.99. Today, superstar cards limited to just one copy can sell for less than the box they came in. However, i checked the going rate for some of the cards i have and they are worth far more than I ever imagined. Heck, you could get 500-card lots relatively easily. Cheers all ! For many of the 80s/90s its worth more in ink and paper. That way, even if values tank for some reason, youve got something worth enjoying. If you insist on freeing up space and your collection consists solely of cards from 1986 to 1992, don't bother taking them to your card shop unless you have rookie cards of Hall of Fame stars. Well in reading EVERYONES posts I had a huge chuckle cause now IM stuck with trying to find the golden goose and his almost nonexistent golden egg. I have enjoyed the stroll through memory lane and recalling the feeling I got upon (finally) getting my first (and only) 1989 KGJ Upper Deck. its junk that takes up space and collects dust and invites bugs. lol. Find out for yourself with our FREE checklist to guide you step-by-step. I was a teen back then and investing was for adults. it was meant to be a hobby for children and the fact grown men were showing up to baseball card shows in the 90s trying to make a quick buck was puke inducing. Should be fun experience. I went on amazon and bought topps 79, 81, 87-94. I realize that is a slim possibility, but the thought of it helps me sleep at night. Inserts,rookies,commons, no matter. The hobby was filled with investors and not collectors. The earlier cards, from before 1986, have probably appreciated much more For instance I was getting $40 a piece from dealers in 1989 for the 1984 Donruss Mattingly rookie and $10 a piece for his Topps or Fleer rookie and I had binder page after binder page full of those. Just curious if the card companies are still printing too many to make these most recent cards worth anything.

For me, just sitting in my living room and sorting them is fun. MLB, NHL etc. They're nostalgic not so much for the players on the fronts of the cards but rather the rush of bumping elbows at card shows as they built equity for the future. 5 Complete sets of 1990, 1991, 1992 Topps, Topps Gold set, 1991 Upper Deck, 1990, 1991 Fleer, all collected from packs, and hundreds of extras. I still love The Kid though. I have lots of extra diamond kings, puzzle pieces, and tons of donruss 87-91. But the majority are worth noting. My dad left me cards from 1989 and 1990 and Ive held on to them for almost 30 years and just today I pulled them out after moving states and did a lot of research and realized theyre worthless! Collect cause you love it not cause you think you have a gold mine . So, yeah, any Junior card is going to be popular, and this early-career Griffey is pretty interesting, to boot horizontal layout, triple exposure, home run swing (dont you think?). MAYBE,THE CARDS COMPANYS WILL TOGEATHER HAVE A BUY BACK OR TRADE IN FOR 80,S 90,S THEY WERE THE ONE WHO MADE THE MONEY. The depth of talent during that era is not (nor ever will be matched). Most of my cards were kept in mint condition. Yes, the supply may be less, but there isnt a chance in Hell a player with half a Covid season under his belt is worth more than a HOF player from the 70s. I try not to think about it too much because Im sure its over $1000. Now, to start with thoese football cards, Im glad I did a search online for this topic. As the years went on I found this to not be true. That said, I wish I had bought up every unopened box of 1989 Score football I could find! I still have these sets and cards and my collection has swelled into something large enough to fill a small room in my home I started purchasing vintage HOF rookies and sets recently the 1978 Topps set along with present day products and now have some very valuable pieces but in all honesty thumbing through my 1987 Topps set is something I do 3-4 times a year and it always brings back memories such as trading my Jose Canseco rookie for a Wade Boggs all star and my mom telling me it go ripped off haha I believe the Canseco is .50 cents and the Boggs at .25 today or waking down to the local gas station with my 2 dollar allowance to grab 3 or 4 cello packs on a summer day so it was more about the journey than the destination though when I still see mountains of 88 Topps/Donruss cases plastered all over ebay it does highly annoy me that the hobby was wrecked and tainted by blatant commercialism and profiteering. Im interested in doing some trading to complete a diamond king set Id like to frame and Im missing a couple of puzzle pieces to a Clemente puzzle. The cards are worthless because nobody's buying. In addition, each sticker is marked with the date Upper Deck's Heroes of Baseball promotion would appear in that city. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Copyright 2008-2022 The Cardboard Connection. I still look at them sometime. Perhaps I will donate the cards as someone suggested. The kids get a kick out of them too, especially when they get someone theyve heard of. Makes you think what the hobbys attitude will be towards what we pull out of todays packs. Baseball staring Tom Selleck and (in a cameo as a New York Yankee) Frank Thomas. If enough of us do it, maybe some normalcy will return to the cards of that era. little expensive but wont break the bank is game-used bat collecting. baseball card pack cost like 5 bucks each today. Collectors could easily buy single cards by the brick. So, for the cards on this list to be worth much, they'll have to be graded by PSA to be in perfect, gem mint condition. Same with the handful of 1982 Ripken Future Stars rookies that I sold and Im sure a few more that I am forgetting. When millions of people were buying sports cards in the late-1980s and early-1990s, card companies had press runs to match. Soon after that came price guides, which placed specific values on collections.

HERO: Exclusive to Heroes Highlights packs. Amazingly well written and relatable article thank you. Let the disappointment of it being rooting through trash post sale. And I came up against the same heartbreak of them telling me they are not worth anything and IF I am lucky and take them to a card show someone MAY give me approx $30 for ALL of them! A native of Peoria, Illinois, Thome played basketball and baseball at Illinois Central College and showed just enough promise for the Cleveland Indians to draft him in the 13th round of the 1989 draft. I sense a very bitter attitude in the article over paper? Click on any card to see more graded card prices, historic prices, and past sales. No problem. That way the select few I collect will maintain greatness . A 9 goes for about $150. 1991-1992 Upper Deck Set Factory Sealed NBA Basketball Cards, 1992 Upper Deck Team MVP Holographic Baseball Factory Set Sealed Unopened, 1992 Upper Deck MLB Team MVP Holographic 54 Card Factory Sealed Set w/COA, 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Complete set & unopened box (Factory sealed), 1991-1992 Upper Deck Hocky High Number Series set factory-sealed, 1992 Upper DeckMLB Edition Factory Sealed Complete Collectors Choice Set, 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Cards Complete Set Factory Sealed Box, Factory Sealed! Tony Saloom A lot of us got caught up in the fun. Never could afford the 89 Griffey JR UD rookie. I was too young to remember all of the good ones but dad THOUGHT he knew what would be nice to have, He told me to hole on to these till im his age and I will have something good. Still, the man was a superstar, and this rookie card will always have a fanbase. My first box 1990 Pro Set Series II football had some cool stuff for the time (Emmitt Smith RC, etc), but nothing worth the trouble of even trying to sell now. Reminds me of my father in law who started buying everyday 1963 postage stamps in the firm belief that they would put the new baby through college in 1981. Ball and stitch marks, cleat marks, blue ink transferred from American League baseballs to the bat, pine tar on the handle and middle barrel, his uniform no. E mail me directly at mongo at athenatechs dot org. But I do have the 1989 Bowman Ken Griffey Jr rookie card. As for me, I have a 10 year old son who loves to rip packs of 1990 Topps football. My personal favorite is the 1992 Leaf gold set. Not only were there millions of cards, but they were all meticulously looked after. So, the best course of action would be to buy up lots of your favorite cards and destroy all but a handful Then, give the handful of cards to your grandkids on your deathbed Then, 300 years from now, your descendants can sell those cards to the smithsonian for a $20 to get the ninetendos in the primitive video games exhibit to work. compare that to a static baseball card which does nothing but sit there. And, while these cards were pretty much as overproduced as the rest of the issues of the era, theres still plenty to love after all these years. Clean lines, great photography, lots of whitespace. BGS 10 1989 ud rookie sold a couple months ago for 2,600 and psa 10 go all day long for 300. its not easy to make money as a kid. I also think that a large part of the worth dropping is due to the internet itself. Likely the only way to get rid of this overproduced junk, other than the kindling you mentioned. They definitely arent worth now. Glad to find so many like me. I actually benefited from the glut of cards produced then as I bought low and sold high. Manny has fallen on hard times, reputation wise, in recent years, and you have to lay the blame for that at his own feet. My Alex Rodriguez upper deck RC is $1.75 ;(, You want to sell old baseball cards and make money you had better be talking tobacco :). I just use those as fillers to make sure my newer cards dont get damaged and have packing!! If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're OK with that. Opened boxes/packs loose cards are not worth nearly as much as unopened boxes from this period. Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee on all purchases. I hate to burn some of them they are beautiful. Oh the joys of 1991 tops, and the Wade Boggs Sky Card!!

The Iron Man had silenced critics who said he should sit for awhile, take a load off, by putting up a monster career year in 1991 to win his second American League MVP award. 1992 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. #24 Baseball Card CC1. i was like you too. I wonder if Beckett Baseball/Basketball Card Monthly is still a thing. Collecting will always be around . The design is similar to the previous year's Silver Sluggers insert. Years that you couldnt buy factory sets, should maintain value. Those who were lucky enough to find one received a card with beautiful artwork and a genuine Ted Williams signature in blue ink across the top. Just like Nathans post earlier, I have focused now on vintage baseball and football cards, which I find much more interesting, anyway. I have games that were worth $100+ and are worthless now because they were re released and no one cares about the old version anymore. Great article heres one for you document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Copyright 2022 by Old Sports Cards, LLC. All in hard individual cases. How much is 1992 Upper Deck Factory Set (Sealed) worth? A PSA 10 Gem Mint 80 Topps Rickey Henderson recently sold for 30Kyes, 30,000 dollars! We both read this together and YES, he was a little disappointed. Baseball [Tom Selleck, Frank Thomas] #SP4. But the hockey cards do generate lots of questions. Ungraded & graded values for all '92 Upper Deck Both Hall of Famers were instrumental in leading so many of those dominant "Big Red Machine" teams of the 1970s, and this card is a fantastic tribute to them. I had the misfortune of 1987 being the year I got into collecting and went strong right through 1991 and got away from the hobby for 4 or 5 years and one day dusted off my collection of thousands of worthless 88 Topps, Donruss those awful 91 yellow Fleer cards and got a fresh price guide and was blown away that the most valuable cards where roughly one dollar. I sank everything I owned into 1989 Oakland As cards featuring the Bash Brothers: Jose Canseco and Mark MacGwire. That five-tool skillset was precisely what made him so fun to watch and elevated him to become one of the most popular players of his era. We just collected our cowboys. Dealers who setup at Heroes of Baseball card shows were entitled to purchase a special run of 1992 Upper Deck Hi-Series boxes that contained an exclusive Heroes Highlights insert set -- although dealers who appeared at the first event in Anaheim, California could purchase Lo-Series boxes that had these cards. My father used to purchase 800 Ct boxes of guys, 12,000 ct boxes of some players and years. The holograms were inserted in Hi-Series packs. We just collected our cowboys. Anyways I hope I may have added something to this long running conversation, rather than water it down. I finally found good use for them. Now I guess I can cry as I walk all those boxes to the trash. Alot of them were not taken care of. In the early 90s my dad and I would set up at local card shows, and each month when Beckett came out we adjusted prices, wheeled and dealed, and had a blast. cards I had collected. if the card has any value, I put it on ebay. 1992 Upper Deck MVP Hologram Factory Sealed Baseball Card Set Griffey Ripken MLB, 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Cards Factory Sealed Complete Set 800 Cards, 1992 Upper Deck MLB Edition And Score 1990 Complete Set Factory Sealed, 1992~Upper Deck~Baseball Edition~Factory sealed~Baseball Set. Thanks to You Tube and Google. authentics

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