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    Oh yeah and I cant even tell you how many of these I bought for $15 from the store. Easily close to 50. And I thought blowout was crazy when they bought a ton of them and started asking over double retail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    I also traded off the presentation board that showed 1992 Fleer prototypes.
    1992 Fleer Ultra or base Fleer? If it's base Fleer I remember it selling on eBay and kicking myself since it had Justice and I let it go. I've never seen it since. If you have a pic I would be incredibly grateful!

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    1969 Topps Reggie Jackson RC.

    My dad was cleaning out his old room at my grandparents' house and came across a stack of cards, which he sent to me. I was only 10 at the time so my baseball knowledge wasn't that great and I remember gong through a recent copy of Beckett just to see what cards he sent me that were valuable. After going through about 20 different players, I came across Reggie Jackson. At the time, BV was over $600 and you can bet that I wasted no time putting it into a penny sleeve and toploader. I called my dad and told him about it and he didn't believe me until he came back home and I showed him.

    Unfortunately, my uncle's ex-wife had 4 kids who were always over and while I'm not sure who it was exactly, the card went missing after they left.

    I know I can buy a raw copy and all that to replace it, but the sentimental value of the card is something that can't be replaced.

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    Back in the late 80s, my brother and I were given some old baseball cards ranging from '55 to '59. There wasn't a lot there, but it was definitely quality over quantity. I sold a 9-pocket sheet at my local card store for $100. That was a lot of money for a 17 year old back then. I don't remember every card that was in that sheet, but I do remember there being a 55 Koufax, a 55, 56 and 57 Mantle and a 55 Clemente. I wish I had that back.

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    A thread that is no doubt, likely to be filled with Trout horror stories I'm in that boat as well - I had probably a couple dozen 2011 Topps Update value boxes, as well as an 09 BC Blue refractor auto. As for Canseco cards - I miss having a handful of them, though one of my favorites is fixing to get replaced today, if it comes in the mail GREAT topic, might I add!
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    I'm torn between 2 game worn hats that I sold off last December. We were due with our first child early January and I figured I might as well sell a few things off. First thing to go was my Paul Molitor 2016 Spring Training worn hat. Made money on it, but with my new display case that's going up, it would have looked really cool displayed with his 2016 Spring Training worn jersey of his that I have.

    The next one was sold shortly after and was my Byron Buxton 2017 Stars and Stripes game used hat that I got signed at 2018 TwinsFest. I was really on the fence on letting it go. I figured with the money I had into it, there was a good chance it's value would drop since his 2018 season was pretty poor. Thankfully, I still made some money on it, but with his performance so far this season I wish I would have held on to it and kept it in the PC.

    In the long run though, I was able to buy quite a few diapers with the money I made off the hats, but I could have afforded to keep them.

    And I was working on getting the 2008 Ginter set signed, but it somewhat stalled out around the 150ish mark and I decided to start selling them off. I'm okay with the decision, but still think it would have been pretty cool to get the whole set signed. The final straw for me was being the underbidder on a PSA/DNA copy of the Derek Jeter card. If I would have won that one, I would have kept going on the set.
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    In 2003 I pulled an 03 Donruss Classics Stan Musial bat card #05/11. At that time, I didn't have a PC other than my Red Sox collection and I sold it for quite a bit. A few years ago I decided that I wanted to buy back a copy of all the major cards that I pulled and then sold for the majority of my collecting career. I've been able to get most of them back, but the Musial bat card is one that I've never seen another of.
    Since there are only 11 copies it's very unlikely that I'll ever see one again but I keep checking.

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    Unopened 1961 7th series wax box. Of course, that only lasted until I got home and opened them all, as a 9 year old. Wish I still had that box, unopened.
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    Somehow I missed the whole Trout thing in 2009, as I was getting out of prospecting by then, and I didn't jump into it in 2012 when Trout occurred. I opened several of those 2011 Value Boxes, too, but didn't get a single Trout.

    But when I was 15 I sold a bunch of my best cards because I wasn't old enough to get a real job but still needed money. I'm sure I got robbed, but I remember getting $30 for my Nolan Ryan RC. Considering I had bought it 3 years earlier for $7 I was quite pleased at the time. That's the one card I wish I'd held onto, even though it was probably a 3 or so.

    Really my bigger regrets are hanging onto things way too long rather than letting too many things go too early. Thousands of dollars in missed ROI.
    Looking for 2011 Topps Marquee Museum autographs, rare Frank Thomases, and any Grady Sizemores I don't have

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    Bought a Wilt Chamberlain UD Inkredible Ink auto for $300 and sold for $400. Was in college so the extra money was nice.

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    SGC 92 OPC Gretzky rookie. Nicest one Iíve ever seen. Sold and crossed to a PSA 9, then resold for over $25k

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    No Justice on the item I had.

    Quote Originally Posted by EtherealSOC View Post
    1992 Fleer Ultra or base Fleer? If it's base Fleer I remember it selling on eBay and kicking myself since it had Justice and I let it go. I've never seen it since. If you have a pic I would be incredibly grateful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smapdi View Post
    Somehow I missed the whole Trout thing in 2009, as I was getting out of prospecting by then, and I didn't jump into it in 2012 when Trout occurred. I opened several of those 2011 Value Boxes, too, but didn't get a single Trout.

    But when I was 15 I sold a bunch of my best cards because I wasn't old enough to get a real job but still needed money. I'm sure I got robbed, but I remember getting $30 for my Nolan Ryan RC. Considering I had bought it 3 years earlier for $7 I was quite pleased at the time. That's the one card I wish I'd held onto, even though it was probably a 3 or so.

    Really my bigger regrets are hanging onto things way too long rather than letting too many things go too early
    . Thousands of dollars in missed ROI.
    have a bunch of those

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    I got out of cards around '96. HS happened. I think that's the natural breaking point for most teen boys.

    Summer of 2001 I was home visiting from college. I still lived away over the summer because I was training with my team. I think I just missed the innocence of summer and the childhood I had. Visited my childhood shop and strolled through looking at their amazing display cases. I'd never seen autographs or game used at this point in my life.

    I was drawn to the beauty of a Joe DiMaggio cut check auto and instantly knew the game had changed. I was interested in what Ichiro and Pujols were doing so I decided to grab some loose packs.

    Fleer Platinum then Fleer 100th Red Sox because I liked the old time look.


    Sitting in my car I opened that first pack of 100th Red Sox and it hit me.


    I ran inside to share what I had found with Rich and JD. They were excited beyond my expectations. I was the kid that was always hanging out and now I'm the giddy full grown man who had rekindled that part of his life.

    Sold it at the National in 2002. Still stings I let that go.
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    09-10 Michael Jordan Exquisite Rookie Patch w/Autograph /23. Bought one box, Sold for over 6k. Man, do I miss that card.

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