Baseball Cards.

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Anyone else here collect? Pretty sure tge wife is going to make me sleep on the couch for the rest of the week; as I just dropped $800 on a few boxes/packs of cards in the last week. Lol

Bought a jumbo hobby box of 2020 Topps Series 2, a hobby jumbo of 2020 Prizm, 5 blaster boxes of Prizim along with 10 fat packs, 2 2020 Bowman Mega Boxes, and a hobby jumbo box of 2020 Bowman.

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Yep, love collecting. Current circumstances have me cutting back a bit on opening, but I have put together the 2020 Series 1 set.

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Haven't collected since I was a kid, but I had TONS, I loved them, but if I did today I'd be broke.

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Yup me as well, I have a large collection (although probably not as big as others) at this point since I've been collecting since the late 90's. I tend to get a box of the current Tops set for Christmas and a box for my Birthday. I love it and maybe that explains why I love DD so much as well.

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Baseball Cards.:

Anyone else here collect? Pretty sure tge wife is going to make me sleep on the couch for the rest of the week; as I just dropped $800 on a few boxes/packs of cards in the last week. Lol

Bought a jumbo hobby box of 2020 Topps Series 2, a hobby jumbo of 2020 Prizm, 5 blaster boxes of Prizim along with 10 fat packs, 2 2020 Bowman Mega Boxes, and a hobby jumbo box of 2020 Bowman.

Sheesh man, Just got back into myself i thought i did bad dropping 200 😆 Gonna be opening up Series 1 and Heritage packs and doing another team build. Gonna give some cards away too.

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Baseball Cards.:

Anyone else here collect? Pretty sure tge wife is going to make me sleep on the couch for the rest of the week; as I just dropped $800 on a few boxes/packs of cards in the last week. Lol

Bought a jumbo hobby box of 2020 Topps Series 2, a hobby jumbo of 2020 Prizm, 5 blaster boxes of Prizim along with 10 fat packs, 2 2020 Bowman Mega Boxes, and a hobby jumbo box of 2020 Bowman.

Did you pull any Jasson Dominguez? Could be a pretty penny if he lives up to the hype.

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I did well on my Bowman Mega Boxes (I actually found 4 at Target). I got 3 autographs from 4 boxes, nothing too crazy though.

My 2020 Topps Series 2 jumbo box was atrocious, though.

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Can one of you point me in the direction that describes the current state or baseball cards? The OP listed 5 different things, and I have know idea what anyone is. Is there a baseball cards for dummies page somewhere? I bought a couple individual Dodger cards for my son for Christmas, which have since been destroyed. But, I'm curious how this all works now. The last time I bought cards was when I was 10 at the local card store, which has now been closed for a good 20 years.

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@MathMan5072 said in Baseball Cards.:

Can one of you point me in the direction that describes the current state or baseball cards? The OP listed 5 different things, and I have know idea what anyone is. Is there a baseball cards for dummies page somewhere? I bought a couple individual Dodger cards for my son for Christmas, which have since been destroyed. But, I'm curious how this all works now. The last time I bought cards was when I was 10 at the local card store, which has now been closed for a good 20 years.

Curious about this too. If one were to start completely from scratch...no cards....what direction would you point someone in?

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Basically, it's two manufacturers right now - Topps (which also makes Bowman) and Panini (which also makes Donruss). Topps is the only one with an MLB license, so they show team logos while Panini only has an MLBPA license, so no team logos.

And the hobby is in a huge bubble right now. Packs are hard to find at stores and are bought up as fast as they're displayed. Prices are high on boxes/packs as well as singles. Not sure where to point you, but find a local card shop, if you have one, and start asking questions. They're usually pretty helpful.

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I PC Trevor Story

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I collect sometimes. I've only opened a $3 pack this year lol. I open the Topps! I have a Trout card worth $30 currently. Maybe a few hundred in 10 years!

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Have been opening several '87 & '88 packs. Pulled some nice ones including a McGwire rookie.

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Autos and relics are what I like to collect.

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I collected when I was a kid, but haven't bought cards in a long time. I have like four binders of them, most ranging from the early 80s to the mid 90s.

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I wish I had treated my rookie cards better when I was younger, I have a Javier Baez 2011 Bowman Chrome prospect card among others.

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Diamond dynasty got me back in to collecting in 2017, because off the real topps cards in the game. Since then I’ve built a huge Felix Hernandez collection and I basically collect any rare Mariners cards I can find. This year I have focused on Kyle Lewis and Jarred Kelenic and have spent waaaaay too much money scooping up auto cards of theirs

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I collected obsessively from ‘81 through ‘88 or so. I would buy them by the case from candy wholesalers that my family knew. There are probably 100,000 cards sitting in the original 35-pack boxes in my mom’s attic. Nothing crazy in value, though. None of those years appreciated all that well. All those Ron Kittle rookie cards were in vain, ha ha.

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@asocial_grace said in Baseball Cards.:

I collected obsessively from ‘81 through ‘88 or so. I would buy them by the case from candy wholesalers that my family knew. There are probably 100,000 cards sitting in the original 35-pack boxes in my mom’s attic. Nothing crazy in value, though. None of those years appreciated all that well. All those Ron Kittle rookie cards were in vain, ha ha.

Sealed packs, cases of 81-85 would bring you some good money. There's been quite a bit of a revival of 1987, too. Pretty sure 88 is still junk lol.

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Baseball Cards.:

Anyone else here collect? Pretty sure tge wife is going to make me sleep on the couch for the rest of the week; as I just dropped $800 on a few boxes/packs of cards in the last week. Lol

Bought a jumbo hobby box of 2020 Topps Series 2, a hobby jumbo of 2020 Prizm, 5 blaster boxes of Prizim along with 10 fat packs, 2 2020 Bowman Mega Boxes, and a hobby jumbo box of 2020 Bowman.

Hobby boxes give better odds of sigs or relics?