Agreed talking with you and other Puckett collectors makes me enjoy it so much more. I honestly never thought of it as an investment but I suppose it will end up that way at some point. Although I may not be the one to pull the plug on the selloff.I’m with you on that approach. I’ve never collected Puckett cards as an investment, it’s always been fun and something I’ve stuck with the longest in my life. My son more than likely will realize the investment side of the collection someday.
Big shout out to jszczech, it’s more fun collecting and talking Puckett with him over the years as well.
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Have no fear, the Night Crew Shill Squad (TM) has your back! We will pump up those losses into massive gains!!I'm scared to think about it. Reason being, its actual value is a damn sight less than I've paid over the decades. But it makes me happy, and feeds the monster that is my OCD. I love that collection.
Of course it always comes down to what someone has and to address an earlier comment, my original question was meant to cover all sports memorabilia collectibles...your entire collection.I've flipped cards and smaller lots over the years for quick profit to allow me to stretch my hobby budget, but my intent has never been to buy/hold for long term value. Over the last 15 years, I've curated my collection at times to pay for other life expenses along the way which has kept my collection value down.
Do I wish I had held onto my 86-87 Fleer and early Marvel stuff? Of course, but if I had, that would mean I would also have a closetful of other commons/inserts. I'm glad I've kept the discipline only to collect what I like rather than buy a bit of everything. That has put me in a better financial state than any long term "profit" I would have gained on my cards.
Makes me think too, based on my collecting interests, even if I had every card I could realistically want, I don't think my theoretical collection value would be more than $100,000. Unless I were to go after PSA 10 Mantles which I don't see happening.
Honestly it’s insane with a huge range of prices. Check the pic below.The SP1 Jordans are selling for $30? That is cool, but a little crazy too. That has to be new collectors or grading speculators. Otherwise, most of us have had 30 years to pick them up in the dollar bins at shows and shops!
Of course it always comes down to what someone has and to address an earlier comment, my original question was meant to cover all sports memorabilia collectibles...your entire collection.
A guy that has signed jerseys, high end GU stuff, major Iconic cards, etc and those "hits" can scratch off $1000s in one swing. Even thinking down to things like a Koufax, Mays, Aaron, Pujols, etc auto can add up at $100-500 or more a pop too.
That is what really got me thinking about it. i might be a lower end collector in general for example, but if I had 3000 cards that realistically would sell for $20-50 each, i have somewhere between $60-$150K right there! That seems like a lot at first glance, but they add up fast. Sprinkle in some $100+ items, maybe you are fortunate enough to have some $1K+ items and you may be sniffing the quarter million barrier w/o even thinking about it. The tough part is getting that amount out of each and every card or item you might be using to calculate.