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Poll to see the age range in this collecting community

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  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,681 ✭✭✭✭✭
    60-69

    A very informative poll….I like it.

    mint_only_pls
  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 594 ✭✭✭

    Either the youngbucks don't have time for polls, they don't want to reveal their age, or this community really has a median age in the 50s and we should all see the writing on the wall with future demand...

    Most of our kids don't want our collections. We all had better start giving away cheap commons of LBJ, Trout, and Mahomes at Halloween this year and get them hooked!

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 887 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    @JolleyWrencher said:
    Either the youngbucks don't have time for polls, they don't want to reveal their age, or this community really has a median age in the 50s and we should all see the writing on the wall with future demand...

    Most of our kids don't want our collections. We all had better start giving away cheap commons of LBJ, Trout, and Mahomes at Halloween this year and get them hooked!

    I'd guess that has more to do with how each age group uses the internet than who collects. Most of the youngs probably don't even know what a forum is. >:)

  • Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    I don't think younger collectors spend much time on message boards. Many social media platforms on their phone to talk cards. Not a knock on them, just an observation.

  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 594 ✭✭✭

    Ya you're both probably correct but it still seems our kids don't really want our collections...maybe some would rather collect players they like and then their interest will grow eventually.

    Forums...hope they never go away. The history they contain is great however the cost to preserve and maintain the information isn't free.

    Sure glad we have this forum.

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 887 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    @JolleyWrencher said:
    Ya you're both probably correct but it still seems our kids don't really want our collections...maybe some would rather collect players they like and then their interest will grow eventually.

    Forums...hope they never go away. The history they contain is great however the cost to preserve and maintain the information isn't free.

    Sure glad we have this forum.

    That's what happened with me. I never saw Clemente or Aaron play, but I sure enjoy collecting their cards.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    40-70 seems about right. be nice to see some 30's. but it's expensive so you probably need to work.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • Mikeygiggs_336699Mikeygiggs_336699 Posts: 137 ✭✭✭
    40-49

    4 years till I hit the big 5..0, I primarily collect my era which is 80s hockey and baseball with a small samples of some 60s and 70s. I’m sure a many on this board collect who they grew up watching as nostalgia is a powerful drug. I’m happy to say I’m in much better physical shape now than I was in my early 20s primarily due to my marathon training and I have some sort of a six pack lol!

  • 82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I fall into none of those choices o:)

    Unless otherwise specified my posts represent only my opinion, not fact.

  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,681 ✭✭✭✭✭
    60-69

    It looks like a middle-aged hobby/investment…

    mint_only_pls
  • Copyboy1Copyboy1 Posts: 468 ✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    Young collectors are all on Reddit trying to sell Kenny Pickett autograph cards for $10 each.

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,823 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 15, 2023 12:17AM
    40-49

    So at 43 I'm probably among the youngest on here yet at videogamesage.com I'm likely among the oldest. Go figure. And according to my profile I've been here since my college days (early 2000s).

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • 4for44for4 Posts: 675 ✭✭✭
    edited August 15, 2023 12:43AM
    50-59

    @Estil said:
    So at 43 I'm probably among the youngest on here yet at videogamesage.com I'm likely among the oldest. Go figure. And according to my profile I've been here since my college days (early 2000s).

    I feel the next big surge in the hobby is with your group.
    The 8-13 year old kids between 1988-1993 who saw MJ, Gretzky, Lemieux and the dream team play.

    There were lots of kids at shows in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

    I remember seeing Bill Barber with his son who was 8 and collecting.
    Many other kids didn’t have money then for many of the things they wanted. That wave should come in the next 10-15 years.

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  • NGS428NGS428 Posts: 2,232 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 15, 2023 4:57AM
    40-49

    Per the thread title, the poll is more of a reflection of the forum we are on than anything greater than that. The kiddos need to know about this fire 🔥 forum. That’s how they say it, right!

    Who is good at marketing? 😀 I took a marketing class in college, see if I can remember what ol Bernie taught me..

  • gameusedhoopgameusedhoop Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭
    50-59

    I was 33 when I started here in 2001.

  • waxman2745waxman2745 Posts: 714 ✭✭✭
    edited August 15, 2023 5:47AM
    40-49

    40-49 age group. I joined Collectors Forums in December 2007 at age 24 and my collecting focus was early 70s Topps baseball. In 2008, I bought some 1971 OPC baseball, and those bright yellow backs got me hooked on OPC. 15 and a half years later I am still actively collecting. This is certainly the longest hobby that I have had in my life and the one that I have experienced the most enjoyment/sense of accomplishment from.

    Adam
    buying O-Pee-Chee (OPC) baseball
  • Kid4hof03Kid4hof03 Posts: 1,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    @gameusedhoop said:
    I was 33 when I started here in 2001.

    I was just a few months short of 30 when I joined in 2002.

    Collecting anything and everything relating to Roger Staubach
  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,823 ✭✭✭✭
    40-49

    @4for4 said:

    I feel the next big surge in the hobby is with your group.
    The 8-13 year old kids between 1988-1993 who saw MJ, Gretzky, Lemieux and the dream team play.

    There were lots of kids at shows in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

    I remember seeing Bill Barber with his son who was 8 and collecting.
    Many other kids didn’t have money then for many of the things they wanted. That wave should come in the next 10-15 years.

    I was in fact born in 1980 so yeah; I was right the middle of that plus the greatest video game console war ever...SNES vs GEN (I was SNES but didn't get one till 1994)! Plus I got to see the NES at its prime and I'll never forget seeing The Wizard and it showing Super Mario Bros 3 to the US for the first time (I got my own copy in 1991 for my 11th b-day). Now that my friends is something that will never be possible to replicate seeing as how we now have Internet and YouTube and social media and whatnot.

    To this day I refuse to watch the Academy Awards since The Wizard got completely snubbed; not even ONE nomination!!

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    40-49

    Weird no one voted in 20-29 or 20 and under yet.

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 429 ✭✭✭
    60-69

    I think the younger kids are into the Pokemon type and then the slightly older up the Magic type game cards.
    When I brows the sports cards at Walmart or Target I almost always see adults. Can't think the last time I saw any kids brows the sports cards area.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    @pdoidoi said:
    I think the younger kids are into the Pokemon type and then the slightly older up the Magic type game cards.
    When I brows the sports cards at Walmart or Target I almost always see adults. Can't think the last time I saw any kids brows the sports cards area.

    I agree. Not many kids into sports like they used to be.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    Plus the expense. I collected from 7 - 23. Then I got a job, chased girls, etc. Got back into the hobby at 40.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • sayheywyosayheywyo Posts: 433 ✭✭✭
    60-69

    I'm 61. Good to see so many in the 40-59 age range that collect. Established, power earning years and more disposable income to keep the hobby going. IMO, the younger generation was more into gaming than cards.

  • gameusedhoopgameusedhoop Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭
    50-59

    My 26 year old son in law is active buying graded 50's to 70's HOF'ers. He is basically playing death roulette, but it's a start. SMH. At least he isn't in on Ja Morant and Wander Franco, I beat the unproven rookie chase out of him long before it took hold.

  • hyperchipper09hyperchipper09 Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    53 in actual years, maturity level varies from 14-53 :D

  • MantleFan23MantleFan23 Posts: 684 ✭✭✭✭
    40-49

    Most of my collecting interests came from my Dad who loved Mantle and Maris and other stars from the 50s through the 70s. I'm 45 and focus mostly on those years along with unopened from those years. The only player that I collect from my youth is Ryne Sandberg. Everyone is different, I guess. However, it doesn't surprise me that this board is between the ages of 40-60. I started following this board in 2009 when I was 31.

  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 22, 2023 7:27AM
    60-69

    60-69 for me. I don't know how to show the age group with the little colorful square.
    Been hanging here since around 2012.

    Daniel
  • mrmoparmrmopar Posts: 1,020 ✭✭✭✭

    That is a very telling set of results. I am really starting to believe card collecting is going to change dramatically in the very near future. I really am not ready to give it up, but if I wait much longer to start selling off, who knows...

    I collect Steve Garvey, Dodgers and signed cards. Collector since 1978.
  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    40-49

    @mrmopar said:
    That is a very telling set of results. I am really starting to believe card collecting is going to change dramatically in the very near future. I really am not ready to give it up, but if I wait much longer to start selling off, who knows...

    I wouldn’t read too much into the results of the poll. Asking the average age on any message board will produce a similar age range. The age and tech are related and message boards are old news for the younger generation. Kids are on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Telegram etc moving their product.

    I’m here so I’m not hating on the boards at all but even PSA doesn’t seem to assign much value to these boards as most of their information is spread on their other forms of social media platforms and then usually trickles down to here, which is an observation and not a criticism, by the way.

    Curious about the rare, mysterious and beautiful 1951 Wheaties Premium Photos?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/987963/1951-wheaties-premium-photos-set-registry#latest

  • 50-59

    This is an interesting poll. To be honest, I've tried other career paths, even going through school for some of them...Numismatics has been good to me, as I can "fall" back on it even when not trying to be a dealer or assistant dealer. I can stay up late at night, or wake up in the early morning...and peacefully tend to my collection...perfecting it, etc.

    • "I love Numismatics. I've always loved Numismatics. If I was insane, I would love Numismatics. If I were sane, I would love Numismatics. Numismatics, and Writing, are my Life." - This New Dealer
  • 4for44for4 Posts: 675 ✭✭✭
    50-59

    This is for the guys in their 60’s.

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    Erba - coolstanley-dallasactuary-SDsportsfan
    daltex

  • CakesCakes Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    Loved those little boxes, you could actually lay them down and eat out of them!

    Successful coin BST transactions with Gerard and segoja.

    Successful card BST transactions with cbcnow, brogurt, gstarling, Bravesfan 007, and rajah 424.
  • pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 429 ✭✭✭
    60-69

    They still make these, not sure if it's Kellogg's or another brand

  • pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 429 ✭✭✭
    60-69

    These cards were available in 10 pks of Quaker Oats. Known as Quaker Pack-O-Ten. One sample card was enclosed in the 10 packs and I think it was 10 cents you could order the full set of 18 cards.

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭✭
    50-59

    Happy to be here at age 56.👍

  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,681 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 25, 2023 12:50PM
    60-69

    @4for4 said:
    This is for the guys in their 60’s.

    Yep...those bring back a lot of memories back in my day! I think there was a Post Cereal card on each box...better than the larger boxes which might have had six Post Cereal cards.

    mint_only_pls
  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,823 ✭✭✭✭
    40-49

    @PillarDollarCollector said:
    Weird no one voted in 20-29 or 20 and under yet.

    I would say concerning is more like it. I mean we need new collectors to join our hobbies too! And that goes for cards, coins, and stamps alike! As George Jones would say, who's gonna fill our shoes?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxHjRqnY7zA

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • 82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Old White guys, no surprises

    Unless otherwise specified my posts represent only my opinion, not fact.

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,823 ✭✭✭✭
    40-49

    @82FootballWaxMemorys said:
    Old White guys, no surprises

    Nobody here said anything about that...I mean do we even know what hardly any of us here even look like?

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭✭✭
    60-69

    Sports card collectors: Old
    Classic car collectors: Older
    Stamp collectors: Dead

    Daniel
  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    40-49

    NSCC 2023


    Curious about the rare, mysterious and beautiful 1951 Wheaties Premium Photos?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/987963/1951-wheaties-premium-photos-set-registry#latest

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,823 ✭✭✭✭
    40-49

    @BaltimoreYankee said:
    Sports card collectors: Old
    Classic car collectors: Older
    Stamp collectors: Dead

    Of course that depends on what is defined as a "classic car" or "vintage car" or "historic vehicle".

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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