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    There are 6.3 MILLION Baseball Card Collectors?

    This picture was posted by tier1dc and it shocked me! It was taken from the Topps Industry Summit. this blows my mind if it is true!

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    I suppose it depends on how you define collector but if they simply polled a sample and asked do you own any baseball cards or something very simple like that then extrapolated it out I think it's believable.

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    That seems to be an extremely high number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhcook View Post
    That seems to be an extremely high number.

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    i actually think it's an extremely low estimate (though i am considering all sports , not just baseball).....
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    96 million baseball fans out of the 325 million people in the United States. 6.3 million collectors out of all that. Again I think it really all depends on how you define "collector" but I think that seems possible/reasonable.

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    I also wonder how they got that number. I didn't turn in my towns Census request. Does it make a difference ?
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    I think back to the time when I first discovered baseball cards (cards in general). If it were not for the small grocery store type retailer, I may not even be collecting today. You hardly ever seem to see card sold that way now, but they were at every store when I was a kid. The exposure it seems is much more limited (or narrowly focused) than it ever way, forcing you online or to a specialty store (hobby shop or big box retailer) to even find them.

    I am guessing that you may still find a rare stray box at an old gas station or small grocery store, but where else would you see them besides a Target/Walmart type place. They do have major traffic between them, but maybe that is not enough or cards just are not appealing anymore to the average kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstanwood View Post
    96 million baseball fans out of the 325 million people in the United States. 6.3 million collectors out of all that. Again I think it really all depends on how you define "collector" but I think that seems possible/reasonable.
    325 million people, I thought that many lived in New York City.

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    Population of New York City is 8.6 million. Too many for me. I've never been downtown NY city. I've driven Rt95 in NY.
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    LCS is 95% gamers / comics- NO single sports cards just packs /boxes . some 2017 boxes

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