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What are you passing down to your kids

Happy fathers day everyone. I know a lot of you got into the hobby from someone else like your father, grandpa, uncle, friend or just stumbled upon the hobby yourself. I got started by my uncle when I was around 6 or 7 and have been loving it ever since. I now have kids of my own and someday will look to pass on my collection to them. My oldest who is 4 loves opening packs. I look at some of my prized cards and know someday they will get passed on to them. The hobby is always changing but for me it's my legacy I'm building for them one card at a time.


  • milbrocomilbroco Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭

    I will be leaving a PSA authentic signed Rube Marquard to my son and another T206 to my daughter. I am hoping they each pass it down to there kids if the ever have any as they both know how much my T206's are meaningful to me. My son also wants all of my grandfathers things brought back from WWll.....German medals, armband, car flag......and more. He loves history and really appreciates the signifigance of those items.

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  • PNWcollectorPNWcollector Posts: 294 ✭✭✭✭

    @mintonlypls said:
    No kids. So… our will states 50% to animal shelters, 25% Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and 25% American Heart Association. We have three (3) fur babies at home: cats.

    That's fantastic. We also have three cats, and I'm an engineer in Seattle currently working on a project at FHCC.

    For us, no kids yet, but I plan on "diversifying" some of the things I'm holding on to for if/when the time comes. Some vintage baseball, 93-96 Finest refractors (basketball and baseball) in PSA 10, some unopened base, fossil, and jungle Pokemon booster backs, and some late 90s-early 2000s baseball/basketball/football RCs.

  • Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 441 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll be leaving my entire collection to my son, aged 19, who is a huge baseball fan and history buff. It includes a graded 1954 Red Heart set my father started and I plan to complete next year, some vintage Cubs teams sets from the 1950s, and a small collection of Bears Hall of Famers.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,563 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Charities for sick children and my local animal shelter since I have no children and I am passed that age.

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • rmh111985rmh111985 Posts: 386 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 18, 2023 9:17PM

    It's funny, this topic kinda came up last week in my house. My wife is due with our first child in September, and my card room is being converted to the nursery. So as I consider what to do with my "random" boxes of cards, the wall/corner with all my Patrick Roy cards/figures/etc. came up. I've always planned to build the PC up as big and ridiculous as I could for years, and eventually sell it all at once to buy my dream car. I guess I'll know if that plan will play out in about 10 years time or so.

    Main collecting focus is Patrick Roy playing days 85/86-02/03, expect 1/1, National/All-Star stamped cards.PC Completion: 2,548/2,952; 86.31% My Patrick Roy PC Website:https://proy33collector.weebly.com

  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm passing down my good looks, charm, wit and personality. Also my modesty. :D

  • ArchStantonArchStanton Posts: 1,179 ✭✭✭

    Recently encountered this situation. My father gave me his gun collection. We discussed it before he passed. His interest and mine are pretty different. He told me not to keep anything because it was his. I'll just keep what fits with my interests. I'll end up selling 90% of his collection. I think that will work well for me. We'll see what actually happens.

    Collector of 1976 Topps baseball for some stupid reason.
    Collector of Pittsburgh Pirates cards for a slightly less stupid reason.
    My Pirates Collection
  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 593 ✭✭✭

    There are definitely some outstanding and generous people here. I plan to share with my children how the world is made better by selfless acts from those without children.

    My grandfather gave 75% to Billy Graham. It was his choice, I could have provided many other charities in need but it was his desire.

    Everything in our estate goes to our 2 children, as of now, with the exception of some land we plan to donate to an Indigenous tribe because of the rare ecosystem similar to Algific Talus Slopes and the connections to the tribe who surrendered their land 170 years ago.

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