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Tells us about 1-2 cards you sold you never should have that have increased in value since then

PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,563 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 6, 2023 12:46PM in Trading Cards & Memorabilia Forum

Lets here about some regrets.

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

Sports: NHL & NFL

Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

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

    2 for me are from the same set 1951 Parkhurst Maurice Richard PSA 7 and Gordie Howe KSA 6.5. Paid 2000$ for the Richard and about 1200$ for the Howe back in the day. Could not afford either anymore.

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

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Early graded (0xxxxxxx) 1964 Mantle and 1967 Mantle both PSA-9 and a 1957 Mantle PSA-8.5….high end Mantle cards are a hold.

    mint_only_pls
  • jfkheatjfkheat Posts: 2,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My 1956 Topps HOF set minus the Clemente and Mantle, all graded PSA 8.

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,301 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice Elgin Baylor RC I sold for $200 that went up to about $2K a year later now back down to $500 so if I wait long enough I could consider it a win.

    Kiss me once, shame on you.
    Kiss me twice.....let's party.
  • KendallCatKendallCat Posts: 2,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mintonlypls said:
    Early graded (0xxxxxxx) 1964 Mantle and 1967 Mantle both PSA-9 and a 1957 Mantle PSA-8.5….high end Mantle cards are a hold.

    The 57 Mantle was the one that ended in 502 correct? That was a monster and passed on it a couple of times which was a bad idea on my part.

  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was the one Keith….yep I offered it to you but you passed. A collector who also had a PSA-8.5 1956 Mantle bought it.

    mint_only_pls
  • ElvisPElvisP Posts: 1,052 ✭✭✭

    1961 fleer 8 Wilt and 43 West in PSA 8.

  • KendallCatKendallCat Posts: 2,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mintonlypls said:
    That was the one Keith….yep I offered it to you but you passed. A collector who also had a PSA-8.5 1956 Mantle bought it.

    Don’t rub it in - should nit have passed on it.😉

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,563 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 7, 2023 10:34AM

    @ElvisP said:
    1961 fleer 8 Wilt and 43 West in PSA 8.

    I think you mean 1961 for the West rookie?

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

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • SDSportsFanSDSportsFan Posts: 5,071 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh, let's see.....

    T227 Ty Cobb
    N172 Mike Kelly
    N162 Mike Kelly
    1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth
    1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle

    I sold them all for pennies back in 1991 after I came back from two years stationed in Germany, and needed to furnish an apartment. I've never been able to replace them :'(

    Steve

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

    @CW said:
    Purchased this one for about $700 around 2005. Sold for about $1300 a couple years later. Was happy at the time. Now, not so much. I did replace it with an SGC 88, but I wish I still had both. B)

    I had so many chances to buy a Brown rookie kept on saying later then later came and now it costs a whole lot more.

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

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • 10 to 12 years ago I sold on eBay a 1955 Koufax PSA 8 for $2200ish.
    Also 1975 Ryan and Brett PSA 9’s $2150 for Ryan and $500 for Brett.
    1954 J. Robinson PSA 7.5 for $300 or $400 can’t remember exactly.

  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PillarDollarCollector said:

    @ElvisP said:
    1961 fleer 8 Wilt and 43 West in PSA 8.

    I think you mean 1961 for the West rookie?

    West had two cards in the 1961 Fleer set, number 43 and number 66 (In Action).

  • amp0909amp0909 Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

    Sold my 1986 Fleer Jordan PSA 9 for $1,800 in 2014. Used it as a down payment for my wife's wedding ring.

  • redlegsredlegs Posts: 905 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got into collecting early Exhibit cards around 2011-2012 which was great at the time because they were relatively cheap. I had a 1926-29 Exhibit Jimmy Foxx rookie in a PSA 4 that I sold for about $300 on Ebay. ughhh. I sold it to pay myself back on my purchase of a 1929 Kashin Jimmy Foxx PSA 8. Still wish I had the Exhibit.

  • sjjs28sjjs28 Posts: 434 ✭✭✭

    Bought a few generational cards and a nice Mantle when the Philly show was in the Fort Washington Expo center, Not at the same time, but over a show or three....
    1940 Joe Jackson PSA 8 - Perfectly Centered
    1948 Leaf Ruth PSA 8 - Perfectly Centered
    1954 Red Heart Mantle PSA 9 - Perfectly Centered

    I way overextended my credit cards and felt "vunerable" - so I sold them back to the dealer (for a loss...)
    I hindsight it probably was a 6mo to a one year painful belt tightening exercise and I'd still have them.

    I still have the serial numbers in case any of them show up again. Yeah, right!

    Steve Saldutti
    [email protected]
    Collector of 1964 Topps Stand Ups, 1965 Embossed, 1968 Topps Game and 1969 Topps Decals
    Registered Sets: 1964 Stand Ups, 1965 Embossed, 1968 Topps Game, 1969 Topps Decals
  • Kid4hof03Kid4hof03 Posts: 1,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I sold most of my 70's & 80's basketball 3-6 months before the pandemic and The Last Dance. I did fine with them but had I waited just a bit longer I would have made 3-5x more.

    Collecting anything and everything relating to Roger Staubach
  • RedHeart54RedHeart54 Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭
    edited September 9, 2023 4:21AM

    Not cards but I sold all my Topps wax trays for $5K around 8 years ago. The ‘75 baseball tray that was in that group is worth that alone now.

  • sayheywyosayheywyo Posts: 427 ✭✭✭

    Ouch, all good, never look back.

  • 2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 9, 2023 6:06AM

    T206 Red Ty Cobb PSA 3 with a ghost image on back. Paid $900 for it and traded it for a 1963 Fleer Dawson and Alworth both in PSA 9’s. Sold the entire 63 Fleer set in PSA 8 or better for $4500. Great deal at the time. Now it looks foolish.

    W.C.Fields
    "I spent 50% of my money on alcohol, women, and gambling. The other half I wasted.
  • mrmoparmrmopar Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭✭

    Thankfully I rarely got rid of anything.

    Two that I recall that stung a bit were an Alcindor RC, but it did have some light creasing across the top. Traded it for some modern baseball at the time (mid 80s). I did eventually replace it with one that was not creased, but had a couple staple holes, but getting a clean copy in top shape is out of my spending comfort zone.

    The other was a Frank Thomas Extra Bases prototype card (actually a pair) from a card/game that was pitched to Fleer. Bought the whole set from Ted Taylor on ebay (it came with a packet of info on the game, some notes, etc) and ended up breaking it up and selling most of the singles and many went relatively cheap (which I also regret), but had kept the 2 Thomas and the Piazza cards for myself. Got into a financial bind and felt I needed some quick cash and sold those to a Thomas collector for $200. I thought they might have been unique at the time, but have seen other copies. I'm sure there couldn't have been more than a handful of sets made, but that is just an assumption. I don't know what replacing them might cost now, maybe not even $200, but I wish I would have held on to them.

    One last card that I didn't sell, but didn't pay for after i won. Same financial crisis, I had won a 1952 Topps Bobby Morgan autograph card for around $50. I immediately ceased all ebay activity and basically begged the seller if I could back out of this purchase to save the $50! in the end, the $50 probably made little difference and it eventually all worked out. I'd much rather have those 3 cards now for sure than the $250.

    I collect Steve Garvey, Dodgers and signed cards. Collector since 1978.
  • steel75steel75 Posts: 1,585 ✭✭✭✭

    Can't remember the exact date but 5-6 years ago sold my 1987 Fleer Jordan PSA 9 for about $600 which at the time was 2x what I paid for it......oh well

    1970's Steelers, Vintage Indians
  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bosox1976…

    That’s a beautiful 1962 Mantle.

    mint_only_pls
  • milbrocomilbroco Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭

    Too many........

    1986 Fleer Jordan PSA 9 Rookie for $900.00
    1986 Fleer Jordan PSA 8 Lot of 3 ...$750.00 each
    1954 Topps Aaron Rookie PSA 4. Early days of me on Ebay...sold for about $600.00
    1940 Playball Joe DiMaggio ungraded but would have been a 7 for $1,050.00

    And 1 have should have bought but did not.......T3 Turkey red Ty Cobb that would have graded an 8 easy. They only blemish was a very very slight tick in the upper left corner . They were asking $1,500.00

    Oh well..........

    ebay seller name milbroco
    email [email protected]
  • WillymacWillymac Posts: 191 ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2023 4:31PM

    I have several I sold that could fit this take - but better story is late 2019 I missed the topps chrome superfractor RC Travis kelce on eBay for $900 I offered 750 and didn’t come off the dime to just buy it….I’m a dummy

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