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Anyone follow other hobbies, i.e., coins, Star Wars, non-sports cards, and are they slow also ?

Is the hobby slow down across the board, or are some hobbies on the rise ?

If any I would think Star Wars is either hot or will be in 5-10 years.

How about graded coins? Are they in a slow down also ?

Non-sports cards ?

Americana ?

Toys ?

Anyone have insight?

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  • jordangretzkyfanjordangretzkyfan Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Non sports cards, Star Wars toys and comics are all well off their COVID high, just like sports cards. That said, the truly iconic items (12-backs, GPK, Spider-Man) have dropped the least and the really rare items continue to drive near record prices.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The thread the was removed about three weeks ago documented all the issues that are going on. Briefly - High Food end Energy costs (i.e. inflation) is a huge factor, if not the main factor.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • thedutymon11thedutymon11 Posts: 627 ✭✭✭✭

    Afternoon,

    Currently I am focused in my Store on Raw Comic Books, Some Non Sports Graded, and Sports Cards Graded and ungraded. Nov/Dec were gang busters, then Christmas happened and I went 9 days without a single sale...Not One.....Brutal!

    Picked up a little the last week made a few hunno in sales....But I see a long term trend for at least the forseeable future of REAL SLOW!!

    I am still picking up unbelievable deals on Comics!

    YeeHaw!

    Neil

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,845 ✭✭✭✭
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  • 82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,263 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2024 1:34PM

    Comics /Graded Comics is exactly same story as Cards.

    On most collectibles if you eliminate from April 2020-March 2022 (Oct 2022 for graded comics) thus directly connecting Mar 2020-April 2022 (Nov 2022 for graded comics) you see will have plausible graphing of what might have been if not for the Bubble.

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

  • SoxPatsFanSoxPatsFan Posts: 187 ✭✭✭✭

    I've been buying & selling retro video games for 15 years, and that market has continued to grow steadily. The extreme ups & downs felt in the sports card market never really happened in the game market.

    I focus mainly on 80's & 90's era cartridges & CD's.

  • CWCW Posts: 1,197 ✭✭✭

    @SoxPatsFan said:
    I've been buying & selling retro video games for 15 years, and that market has continued to grow steadily. The extreme ups & downs felt in the sports card market never really happened in the game market.

    I focus mainly on 80's & 90's era cartridges & CD's.

    I don't collect video games, but I did notice some big increases in the graded games market during the covid years, especially with Heritage auctions. Didn't that market tank drastically?

    If you don't follow graded retro games, check out this video by YouTuber Karl Jobst when you get a chance -- it's quite interesting and is similar in some ways with what happened with some sportscards, especially modern cards:

    "The Retro Video Game Market Has Officially CRASHED"

    https://youtu.be/HJ0GdGkZ5PM?si=xw6p66fvY9KxhAEh

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2024 7:22PM


    Are these worth anything?

    Kiss me once, shame on you.
    Kiss me twice.....let's party.
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