Baseball Cards…Fact or Fiction?

Excuse me…
Yes you…
What happened to baseball cards?

I hold all you people responsible!  I left the sport alone for a few years (okay maybe longer than that..) and you let them take away baseball cards!  I know I can still buy them, but not like I used to.  There isn’t a card shop in my town anymore, they made the Beckett (the only price guide worth following) a every other month magazine!

Ok, I’m kidding about my level of aggravation…

But really what happened?  I have a ton of cards that was supposed to be my retirement nest egg, and now well…it might make good starter paper for my fireplace

This is sad.

I’ve got albums and albums of cards,
Baseball card albums.jpg

Do any of you still collect?

Is it worth getting my son as he gets older into baseball cards or is this really a lost hobby?

To me there really was nothing like the smell of stale bubble gum that could literally cut your gums open because is was so stiff and hard…lol

Share you memories…



  1. Jane Heller

    I used to LOVE collecting baseball cards as a kid. (The gum was always as hard as a rock but I loved it too.) I don’t know much about the current state of the collectibles market. But I actually have Babe Ruth’s autograph on a dinner menu that my parents got in the ’40s. I’m sure it’s valuable but I’m supposed to have it authenticated. No clue how to do that.

  2. thet206kid

    Some Reds autos I have include, Joe Morgan, Sparky Anderson, George Foster, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Edwin Encarnocion, Brandon Phillips, and a few others

    You have to be careful buying cards today, a lot of boxes are $80+ and a lot of the times you dont get anything too great,, I have been collecting cards and autos since 1996 and I feel its the best hobby in the world

  3. Joey

    Baseball cards have been stacked away in closets and garages and replaced by computers, cell phones, and video games. There are new hobbies (and even collections to be had) in town, and the old-school hobby is really underappreciated now.

    Sadly, I don’t even see the relevance of cards to kids, anymore. It’s only older guys who remember collecting cards in their youth who still look for them.

  4. welikeroywelikeroy

    I still keep all my baseball cards in the Reebok Pump shoe box that I had when I was young. After that early 90’s era, cards died and so did my interest in collecting them. Now I will only buy individual cards of certain players for like .99 cents on EBAY. Roy Halladay and Vernon Wells are the usual suspects for me.

    It is always nice to look over old cards and reminisce sometimes. When the Blue Jays won the World Series, McDonalds had a promotion where they sold Blue Jay World Series Collector Cards. I must have asked my parents to go to Mickey D’s 100 times during that period. Unhealthy, but worth it.
    Great sharing cards stories! Great post.

  5. Greg

    I still casually collect. I used to only collect Topps as a kid. Then when Upper Deck came out I started collecting those too. I have quite a few Ken Griffey Jr. rookie cards, those used to be worth a bit. I actually have the complete set from that year too. Oh well, not sure what happened. Right now, I mostly concentrate on the Topps Allen & Ginter sets (replicas of the late 1880 tobacco cards) while randomly picking up cards now and then when I see them.

    Red Sox Ramblings:

    • rosehof14

      Yeah Most of mine is Topps cards as well with a few fleer and Donruss cards to mix it up some. I think I’m going to start working on just team sets of cards and autographs to start with instead of the old idea of getting an entire MLB set. It’s a see where it goes from there kinda thing.

      Thanks for commenting on my blog

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