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10 minutes ago, luckylager said:

I have thousands of cards. Hockey, baseball, basketball mostly, and a few random boxing, football and soccer cards.

 

My Uncle is a collector, he gave me a stack of cards when was little and I used them like any kid would - to throw and use as spoke stokes... Except for the Kurri and Coffey rookie cards I sold as a teen. Dumb.

 

In 85 or 86 I actually started "collecting", not wrecking. I still have this awesome Opeechee NHL sticker book, complete, from 86. The paper is beat up now, but the stickers are pretty cool to look at with my son.

 

Does anyone remember the mini cards? I've got a Luc Robatille rookie (mini)!

 

The thousands of cards are all from 86-92. Bunch of complete sets and lots of great rookie cards from the major sports of that era.

 

Anyways, my Uncle was downsizing a couple years back and gave my son a huge chunk of his collection, including (his seconds, less mint) complete '79, '80 and '81Opeechee hockey sets and a moving box full of random, awesome cards through the ages... Amazing stiff in there.

 

I should take some pics one day. 

 

 

 

great story. it's surprising how many people used to use sports cards as throwing cards against walls, it's probably the most common (and unfortunate) old sports card story out there.

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Just now, Roberts said:

great story. it's surprising how many people used to use sports cards as throwing cards against walls, it's probably the most common (and unfortunate) old sports card story out there.

Turning my bmx into a motorbike was pretty rad at the time, and it only took a few hockey cards...

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3 hours ago, MikeyBoy44 said:

Got these babies signed at alumni game in red deer yesterday

 

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that's awesome, congrats! those are some valuable cards!

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I have a jaromir jarger rookie card, I have always wondered what it would be worth. I was never really into collecting any kind of cards, I got them in my stocking at christmas when I was a kid.

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48 minutes ago, otherwise said:

I have a jaromir jarger rookie card, I have always wondered what it would be worth. I was never really into collecting any kind of cards, I got them in my stocking at christmas when I was a kid.

post a picture here and someone might be able to help you out finding the price.

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4 minutes ago, Roberts said:

post a picture here and someone might be able to help you out finding the price.

it's at my parents' place. I'll take a pic next time I'm there. All I can remember about it is you could really see the full length of his mullet in one of the pics:lol:

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I just got my Connor McDavid young guns and my Mikko Rantanen UD Exclusives Young Guns cards back from Beckett! I will post updated pictures of them soon.

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Here's the cards I got back from Beckett today! (Fronts and backs)

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1 hour ago, Roberts said:

Here's the cards I got back from Beckett today! (Fronts and backs)

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I'll trade you a highly coveted Ray Ferraro with the Thrashers card for the two of them

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I always thought of trading cards as a waste of money? unless you had some rare card... After all they're just pieces of cardboard with pictures on them. 

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4 hours ago, drummer4now said:

I always thought of trading cards as a waste of money? unless you had some rare card... After all they're just pieces of cardboard with pictures on them. 

pretty much. you have to enjoy them aside from thinking you can flip them for a big profit one day.

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Trading cards are for little kids, I collected around 1000 cards in my life time, most of them 2000s further, Markus naslund, all the stars, all probably worth close 4bills, too bad I donated to some little kid

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People who don't get it ... don't.

I will always remember my son's excitement at getting a pack of cards...quickly ripping in to it to see who he got.  Then stashing them away and checking a Beckett Guide to see it's value (even though he'd never part with them).  Was just fun.

 

I have his cards to this day and it's fun to sit on the floor, looking through them and remembering the good times we had.  I kept them along with his other memorabilia so one day they can be part of his man cave.  (Living in an 800 sq ft apartment isn't quite lending itself to that yet). 

 

My brother was really into it back then and there were trading shows and events (where we met TL for the first time).   Memories are stored within those cards.

 

There are many things we "waste money" on.  People go to Starbucks, but I make coffee at home because it's much cheaper.  People buy video games and waste money (and time) on them.  It's about what we enjoy so, obviously, some will some won't see card collecting as worthwhile.  It's a matter of preference, that's all.  For me...my Dad passed on sports stuff he'd kept and it went to my son...so it's just part of collecting family treasures more than anything.

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Just now, debluvscanucks said:

People who don't get it ... don't.

I will always remember my son's excitement at getting a pack of cards...quickly ripping in to it to see who he got.  Then stashing them away and checking a Beckett Guide to see it's value.

 

I have his cards to this day and it's fun to sit on the floor, looking through them and remembering the good times we had.

 

My brother was really into it back then and there were trading shows and events (where we met TL for the first time).   Memories are stored within those cards.

 

There are many things we "waste money" on.  People go to Starbucks, but I make coffee at home because it's much cheaper.  People buy video games and waste money (and time) on them. 

It's about what we enjoy so, obviously, some will some won't see card collecting as worthwhile.  It's a matter of preference.

More excitement when you were 8 years old and just flicking hockey cards on a wall. And being happy with Canuck hockey cards. 

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as a kid i had mickey mantle rookie card and gordie howe rookie card and all the players of that era. they got thrown out in 1957. if only we had the fore sight of what the could be worth today. 

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I went through a phase when I was 18 or 19 when I collected a lot of cards. The problem is the number of modern collections there are out there. It dilutes the value of some really nice cards. 

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it's been a while, lets bump this and see if anyone's got some new (or old) stories

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On 4/19/2019 at 12:25 PM, debluvscanucks said:

People who don't get it ... don't.

I will always remember my son's excitement at getting a pack of cards...quickly ripping in to it to see who he got.  Then stashing them away and checking a Beckett Guide to see it's value (even though he'd never part with them).  Was just fun.

 

I have his cards to this day and it's fun to sit on the floor, looking through them and remembering the good times we had.  I kept them along with his other memorabilia so one day they can be part of his man cave.  (Living in an 800 sq ft apartment isn't quite lending itself to that yet). 

 

My brother was really into it back then and there were trading shows and events (where we met TL for the first time).   Memories are stored within those cards.

 

There are many things we "waste money" on.  People go to Starbucks, but I make coffee at home because it's much cheaper.  People buy video games and waste money (and time) on them.  It's about what we enjoy so, obviously, some will some won't see card collecting as worthwhile.  It's a matter of preference, that's all.  For me...my Dad passed on sports stuff he'd kept and it went to my son...so it's just part of collecting family treasures more than anything.

I used to do that too!  My brother and I would collect cards, and lay them all out on the ground, I would put mine in rows, and we would get out the Beckett guide and look up the value. I would even make card houses out of them, and see how big I could make the house before toppling over.

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