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Old 12-10-2018, 09:35 PM
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I think some business buys at about 1/5 a cent per card and then repackages and sells in discount dollar stores across the country. I can't remember the Company at this time. I did sell 1 Million commons several years ago for $ 2k ( .002/card). Better than recyling. Not sure of the current buying price. If someone knows a company that buys in commons bulk please list.

If everyone continues to recycle these , maybe some day they will be worth .01/card.
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Thanks all for the replies. I did consolodate yesterday, but in the end I couldn't do it. '89 Donruss and '91 Fleer will live to see another day! LOL. In going through the boxes, I didn't find anything of tremendous value (I knew I wouldn't...) but I did find a few things of sentimental value - like a price sticker from a long gone favorite card shop in Charlotte, NC - that brought back a lot of memories. I'm sure it's worthless to about anyone else, but to me now this is a collection piece.

The rest of you are right, this really isn't taking up a lot of space - and in the end depending on how long I make it, I'm sure 1990's cards will be fun to look at as a senior citizen...
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Atta boy! That's the spirit! Three cheers!

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I bought a collection recently that was about 80% junk wax era materials. I tried to sell them to my LCS, but they didn't even want them for free. They said they just chuck them at this point. I went through and pulled whatever cards interested me (primarily the superstars) and then put the rest into recycling.
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Anytime you all get cards you wish to "recycle" and is you wish to get a write-off (and postage can also be included in the write-off), I can provide a tax sheet and am in permanent need of cards.

Thanks to Texas State law, we give everyone who walks into our Adat show and pays the suggested donation a bag of cards and a prize slip. We always need more of those.

Please keep us in mind in these cases

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What is the donation value for a box of 3000 1990's commons? I sell them at shows for $5 to $8, depending on what is in the box. So, if you are writing off more than $8 or so for a charitable contribution, you are greatly exaggerating the contribution value.

The cost of the boxes is normally more than the value of the cards that are in the boxes, so, depending on the cards, I sometimes keep the boxes and recycle the cards.

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Rick:

Legally, you can claim full book price (assuming the cards are in typical condition for 1990 cards) for a donation. Now I prefer not to give only those out but bulk such as that does bulk up our giveaway bags.

I know there is a max amount of money you can claim. There were many threads on the CU Boards back in the day on this subject. And the new tax laws do change some of this.

You can use whatever number for donationsl you want but that's one reason donations do work for junk wax cards and all those numbers are between you, your accountant, the IRS and your God (if you do believe)

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I keep my early purchases of then current '89-early '90's cards as reminders of what not to buy. Books published at that time often touted buying 100 card lots of hot rookies. Only a few years later did I learn to study the history of other collecting fields to see what had done well and what had not done well over decades. The collecting mind really doesn't vary much regardless of what objects become its' targets!

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Give them out as trick or treat next halloween
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I check the stores every year hoping Topps brings back the fun packs... Totally futile.
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