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Old 08-14-2018, 10:35 PM
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I know what your talking about Ed. I am a high grade raw set builder who is close to completing 1958, 1959, and 1960. I often buy graded cards that meet my specifications and crack them open. The raw cards that I find on ebay rarely make the grade. I am now focusing on SGC graded cards, due to members input.

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I know what your talking about Ed. I am a high grade raw set builder who is close to completing 1958, 1959, and 1960. I often buy graded cards that meet my specifications and crack them open. The raw cards that I find on ebay rarely make the grade. I am now focusing on SGC graded cards, due to members input.
With the huge amount of those cards floating around (50s-60s Topps), and more coming out by the thousands (or millions, see Leland's) I would think you could still find nice NRMT and better raw cards from those years. I am pretty darned sure they are out there. It's just a matter of finding them.
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Playing a bit of Devil's Advocate here, but one can't invest in last year's stock market today, right? So if somebody with an educated opinion prefers investing in cards over the market today, it's certainly possible that it's the better choice.
I’m not afraid to say that I am definitely one of those who prefers buying vintage sports memorabilia (particularly cards) over the stock market, especially after weeks like this where equities got absolutely slammed. Besides, owning Apple, Amazon, Exxon Mobil, nor Google could ever bring even a remote taste of the joy I get while holding my ‘33 Goudey Ruths, gazing at them in amazement, wondering about the provenance and how in the world they survived bicycle spokes, several wars, and an overzealous mom who threw away anything that wasn’t tied down or hidden between my mattresses (Playboys included!!). While I do believe diversification is key, baseball cards are by far my favorite “investment”.
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The market got killed this week. Diversification and long term are key points to take away. Personally, I just do what Buffet says (in the market) with quite a few less 0s at the end of my investments. We have Apple and Vanguard 500 Index, are long term and doing just fine. (knock on wood). And cards can absolutely be a part of anyone's investment and be ok. Cards are more fun than stocks that is for sure.

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I’m not afraid to say that I am definitely one of those who prefers buying vintage sports memorabilia (particularly cards) over the stock market, especially after weeks like this where equities got absolutely slammed. Besides, owning Apple, Amazon, Exxon Mobil, nor Google could ever bring even a remote taste of the joy I get while holding my ‘33 Goudey Ruths, gazing at them in amazement, wondering about the provenance and how in the world they survived bicycle spokes, several wars, and an overzealous mom who threw away anything that wasn’t tied down or hidden between my mattresses (Playboys included!!). While I do believe diversification is key, baseball cards are by far my favorite “investment”.
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