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There are 6.3 MILLION Baseball Card Collectors?

mouschi

Featured Contributor, Bridging the Gap, Senior Mem
May 18, 2012
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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!

 

bstanwood

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Sep 24, 2016
2,983
Mystic, CT
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.
 

bstanwood

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Sep 24, 2016
2,983
Mystic, CT
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.
 

finestkind

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Aug 17, 2008
2,233
Boston
I also wonder how they got that number. I didn't turn in my towns Census request. Does it make a difference ?
 

mrmopar

Member
Jan 19, 2010
3,283
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.
 

nosterbor

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Jun 20, 2010
5,458
Sunny Florida
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.
 

finestkind

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Aug 17, 2008
2,233
Boston
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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