Trading cards are fun interactive games for kids and adults alike, but they can be a great way of making money/investing.
I love pulling yugioh cards, trying my best to get 20-30$ cards, and then selling them on eBay. I met a young white mother one day at target. She was all over the pokemon, football, and basketball cards section, telling me they are great value. Do yall collect or trade, trading cards? I do not care to play with them, all I see if the dollar bills (Potentially)
If you’re a subject matter expert, what cards would you buy to make a significant profit in 10 years?
I’m no expert but I do have a couple boxes of rare cards which I’ve looked into and have been wanting to make the right choice in moving them or appraising or even grading them as most are in perfect condition and a lot of them worth quite a bit as well. I’m sure @ky_cbd may have some more input and even a good outlet /thread for such a thing
Had my run with buying/selling/trading MTG. Now I print them out, put them in a sleeve with some card stock behind it and enjoy the game without worrying about the $. I saved the most valuable 500 or so cards I bought and gave the rest away. Maybe if I keep them in the closet for awhile they might be worth enough to pay off what I spent on them (2-3k, I lost track). I’ve been waiting over 10 years. Hopefully my kid finds them when I die and makes a few mil.
Sheeesh I’m sorry to hear that! I’m sure those Star Wars cards are something crazy, I remember my grandpa had original box sets of the vhs & in the early 2000’s they were worth a pretty penny un opened too. I can’t imagine what old Star Wars gear is worth now that Disney has accumulated the brand and rights.
@sidco that’s awesome! I’d love to see some prints sometime
It’s awesome to see children get into collecting too! My daughter has more cards than I do she gets so excited doing pulls and she started watching Pokémon on her own it was a proud dad moment.
Card shops don’t seem to stick around very long. Most people that start them are passionate about the hobby and have capital to start the business from other ventures.
It’s also very ponzi scheme ish. The rise the last few years , which I didn’t even realize had happened until this thread, isn’t sustainable. It’s following the unnatural growth of the stock market. Probably, trading cards will crash harder and faster than stocks .
the fact that there’s a thread on a cannabis forum about trading cards is a good indicator this bubble is peaking but I’m not a financial advisor