Friday, June 17, 2016

HOBBY TOPIC

This series is all about you, the readers. My opinion is mum on every subject, however, you guys have the open mic per say on here. So without further ado, here is today' topic:

What holds better long-term value...Vintage or Cards Of Today?

Make your case below!

3 comments:

  1. If you are talking about value retention I would say vintage retains more value because the sets and players are pretty much all known quantities by now. You know what each player did on and off the field, approximately how much of each product was made, and which cards are known to be rare / condition-sensitive.

    Today's cards probably have more potential for volatility because the players haven't finished writing their legacies yet. Some will live up to their potential, some will fail on and off the field, and some will start out hot and flame out. Collectors are also in the midst of deciding which of today's products they like and which products of the last 5-15 years are hidden gems (like Stephen Curry's early cards).

    So vintage is probably better if you want known quantities and modern is better if you're speculating on future value. That's not always true in all cases, though, as you often will see a certain vintage set fluctuate due to some event that alters the market for it, like a former player appearing in the news cycle or a warehouse / attic find. But I think in general it probably holds true.

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  2. I think Raz hit the nail on the head. The new cards have a tendency to be more of a lottery ticket while vintage is a known commodity.

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  3. Wait... trading cards have long term value? Since when? ;)

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