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I recently had a football card box break video pop up in my Youtube recommendations, which has led me to having an itch for ripping open some packs. I used to collect when I was younger, but it's probably been about 20 years since I've bought anything. I already collect enough stuff, so I know I probably shouldn't jump into this, but it's way too much to have a stack of packs waiting to open in hopes that you pull an amazing auto or memorabilia card.

Anybody here do any sports card collecting?
 
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When I was a kid, I bought the entire Topps 1981 and 1985 NFL sets at a boat show in the Dome of all places. One was $14 and one was $17. Of course the 1981 set has Joe Montana's "rookie" card in it, but I handled it a bunch as a kid so it's not mint. Kids are idiots.
 
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When I was a kid, I bought the entire Topps 1981 and 1985 NFL sets at a boat show in the Dome of all places. One was $14 and one was $17. Of course the 1981 set has Joe Montana's "rookie" card in it, but I handled it a bunch as a kid so it's not mint. Kids are idiots.
Dang I know the feeling. I use to play with, throw, make paper planes out of base set and 1st edition base set Pokemon cards as a kid. Literally tossed around hundreds of thousands of dollars. Is this a bigger fail than 28-3?
 
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Cool thread. Glad it got bumped.

I was a major collector of football cards between 1989-1994. Which if you are a collector know that this was when cards were over saturated and not worth anything.

But I can’t wait to show my kids those cards. In about 5-6 years they will be old enough to appreciate them. What’s crazy is by that time those cards will be 35 years old. Insane.
 
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Cool thread. Glad it got bumped.

I was a major collector of football cards between 1989-1994. Which if you are a collector know that this was when cards were over saturated and not worth anything.

But I can’t wait to show my kids those cards. In about 5-6 years they will be old enough to appreciate them. What’s crazy is by that time those cards will be 35 years old. Insane.
It is insane. Time flies by in ways we just don't pay attention to. I've got cards and comics in my possession that I've had since I was in the single digits of age. That's more than 30 years. I'm glad to have them with me for so long.
 

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I used to collect as well. Still have some of the more valuable (albeit not much) cards that I'd collected to that point. The market became saturated with ultra high end varieties IMO. I'm not going to pay upwards of $10, $20 or $100 a pack for a *chance* at an auto or memorabilia card and 3 or 4 other potentially worthless cards. I'd rather cherry pick cards that I'm interested in via eBay, etc. But I did pass the card aisle at Walmart the other day and *almost* bought some on clearance.
The name of the game now (Jersey/ auto )sn't what it was 20 or 30 years ago. The price per pack isn't either. I have a saints jersey quad from 06 and a talman Gardner auto just because but that's it for saints stuff. Some reg base set saints cards but I toss the rest of the base set non jersey auto stuff. I'm a sucker for Allen and ginter baseball and gypsy queen finally kissed up this year. Goodwin champions gets way much of my money as well. A couple packs a week when they are available but that is about it.
 
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Anyone want to add a rare 2020 Panini Pink Cracked Ice Julio Jones mini card to their collection? $30 with shipping included. It's a 10/10 #'d card, so it's last edition of it's kind.

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