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Sports Memorabilia: Does Anyone Collect Anymore

By Dave Walker On May - 21 - 2010

As a kid I can remember going to the store with my parents every Friday during my summer vacation and spending almost the entire time staring into either a Beckett or Tuff Stuff magazine.

I had spent many years collecting cards, a hobby that my father had gotten me interested in when I was just 7. But, as the years went by, I grew up and became further away from my card collecting ways, or maybe it was just the prices that went up?

A pack of 1989 Donruss baseball cards were around 35 cents back then. I could spend upwards of about a dollar on cards every week, unless I wanted to use my own money to buy them.

I usually picked up three packs and was always content with just Donruss, or Topps, or Fleer. But then came the card that killed it all for us young card collectors, the Griffey Upper Deck rookie.

Upper Deck was the beginning of the new wave of sports cards. The cards were glossy, the picture was sharp, and the cards were worth more. Wait a minute! Cards were worth money?

As a kid I always wanted to know if I had a card that was of value, but I would never sell any of my cards. Many kids were the same way, and card collecting was a kids gam...

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