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What the hell is going on with these? Common cards are going for surprising money (Stan Lee for $50 ... not just once but a pile of them).

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So in other words there is a chance all my Unity card and Valiant Era card doubles will be worth a fortune then when the card bubble moves to valiant :hope: :kidaround:

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Interesting. I never thought these would be worth anything ever again.

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I've been waiting for Valiant cards to pop too.

The Marvel Universe stuff blew up because people are finding that it's very difficult to pull PSA 10's from the population of cards, and then that has generated that FOMO interest where everyone wants a set now. Marvel Cards in general are on fire though. Here's some of my recent Marvel Card activity:

-a month ago a guy offer me 10 grand for one of my RIttenhouse Downy Autos through my Instagram (I turned it down)
-At the beginning of the month I sold a Marvel U I set with the holos for just under $500 bucks & a series 2 with holos for a hundred bucks
-Middle of the month I sold a factory sealed Masterpieces I tin set for a little over $300 a week and a half ago and a sealed wax box of '93 Masterpieces for just under $200 last week.
-Same guy who offered to buy my Downey bought one of my Rittenhouse Rhodey Terrence Howard autos for $130
-Been selling Kitchen Sink Press Crow inserts, Donruss Marvel singles and Ghost In The Shell singles all month as well

Over the years I must've had 7 sets of Marvel Universe I but sold them now and again for next to nothing. Very frustrating. I've got another Universe I set here in a cube that I want to move, but it's missing 12 cards to be complete, and I've got a monster box of Marvel Universe cards with a row remaining of Marvel U series I to move as well. I've also been prepping quite a few chase cards and insert cards from the various Iron Man sets possibly including a full costume card set from Rittenhouse Iron Man I.

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I've had some offers for some of my PSA 10 Iron Man collection as well. That's been difficult to turn down because those are selling for anywhere between $550 and $750 a card right now.

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Cards have gone crazy. I went from never having received a message via PSAcards where I have over 2,000 cards registered with scans (how I managed my graded cards) to getting random messages almost every day asking if I am selling or would consider selling.

Given what has happened to sports (mine are all hockey) I likely should sell as I would never pay even close to what they are going for now but I still enjoy them. I am certainly not adding to the collection though.

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magnus20009 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:59:52 pm
Cards have gone crazy. I went from never having received a message via PSAcards where I have over 2,000 cards registered with scans (how I managed my graded cards) to getting random messages almost every day asking if I am selling or would consider selling.

Given what has happened to sports (mine are all hockey) I likely should sell as I would never pay even close to what they are going for now but I still enjoy them. I am certainly not adding to the collection though.
See that's my issue with selling some of the stuff I've got. It's not easy to turn down ten grand for a Downey auto for example. But here's the thing - Iron Man is my thing and so it's not just another quality auto in my collection. And if I sell it, I honestly don't know if I'd ever buy it again. If I believed that the prices would come down significantly in a year or two, I'd do it - like a good investor.

But you have to remember that there are multiple constraints to the decision. It's not just whether or not the prices will come down so you can buy back in, but also things like what's the greater market availability? What's the availability at the price point you are comfortable re-entering on? What's the time frame you'll have to wait to find it?

I have a modest collection of PSA 10 sports cards - certainly not as impressive a set as yours, but I've got a few movers. And it's the same thing.... I'm crazy not to sell them now, but we are talking some deep-ownership cards, you know? This is a market where it's possible to sell those items that transcend price by virtue of ownership.

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Chiclo wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:29:01 pm
Interesting. I never thought these would be worth anything ever again.
You've clearly stated the foundation upon which most collectible empires are built. :kidaround:

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Disposable income from the pandemic burned through sports and Pokemon and finally found comic cards. Act now, cause there's no way this lasts once people are going on vacations again. Or just paying for gas due to commuting.
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SwiftMann wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:38:18 pm
Disposable income from the pandemic burned through sports and Pokemon and finally found comic cards. Act now, cause there's no way this lasts once people are going on vacations again. Or just paying for gas due to commuting.
That and the possibility that when the people doing the current inflated-cost-buying turnaround and go to sell, you better believe they won't want to take a loss. The asking prices that are going to stem from the buyer's remorse follow-up selling are going to be insane.

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Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:45:26 pm
Chiclo wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:29:01 pm
Interesting. I never thought these would be worth anything ever again.
You've clearly stated the foundation upon which most collectible empires are built. :kidaround:
I used to pick these up in collections and have them away. Even the card collectors wanted them. Intereothat some folks like them.

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I doubt if the prices can hold long-term, but I also believe that the current generation(s) of investors aren't interested in traditional investments.

If I can put money into some stock which #1 might be a company that I use (Amazon, Google), or #2 it might be some company that I've never heard of that is a suggested investment by a financial expert, or #3 I can put that money into a card or comic book that has meaning to me, certified by a third-party, with a history of sales that I can check, or #4 a cryptocurrency with a recent history of rising quickly... it's easy to see why some people pick #1, financial advisors love #2, and more people are picking #3 and #4.


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