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teetwoohsix
04-14-2010, 11:42 AM
Just for fun,I wondered what other collectors thought about this.What modern day cards do you feel will become well sought after once they are considered vintage cards-say,30 to 40 years from now?And why,in your opinion?
I know alot of people will say "rookie cards" of certain players-but what else?
Here are some of my guesses:

1.Montreal Expos cards.I know this sounds crazy,but I think down the road these cards will become well sought after.The team did move to Washington,but they are not "the Expos" any more.The Expos also housed some of the greatest players-Gary Carter,Tim Raines,Andre Dawson,etc..

2.Cards with the team name "Devil Rays".I know they are still the "Rays",but decades down the road,I think cards where they were depicted as the "Devil Rays" may become well sought after.

3.Upper Deck cards where players are are shown with team designation & uniform.I don't know a whole lot about the situation,but had heard that Upper Deck gave up their rights to produce baseball cards showing players on their respective teams in uniform.Please correct me if I'm wrong.But if that is true,decades from now,this could bolster the appeal for "the old Upper Deck cards".

These are only guesses and predictions of mine--lets hear what you think.Keep in mind,this is just a fun thing-my predictions could be completely wrong-and probably will be-oh well!!:D

Sincerely,Clayton

jb217676
04-14-2010, 12:21 PM
Albert Pujols, Ken Griffey Jr., Derek Jeter, Tim Lincecum, Jason Heyward, Evan Longoria, Joe Mauer. I think the best cards of these current stars (and future stars) will always be in demand (especially Derek Jeter).

drc
04-14-2010, 12:49 PM
1993 Finest Refractors
Quality autographed cards-- we can assume people will still be collecting autographs
Maybe some of the premium sets like 1990 Leaf, 1992 Bowman, Topps Tiffany, Topps Desert Storm
1994 SP Die Cut set is a nice pick up-- premium set, nice looking cards and has the ARod rookie. Assuming ARod doesn't tank, that will always be a popular set
Some inserts or other rare issues may be sought after-- which ones I could only guess

Robextend
04-14-2010, 01:23 PM
I would think the 1989 Upper Deck Factory Set along with variations would be a good read. I agree with the 1990 Leaf and 1992 Bowman sets as well.

I also agree with Jeff that any player who places with the greats in the history of the game would have pretty good value:

Pujols, Griffey Jr., Jeter, Maddux, Johnson, Rivera, etc...

drdduet
04-14-2010, 02:09 PM
Pack issued certified auto cards of the greats---willie mays, hank aaron, koufax, f. robby, berra, etc....Now those will have value. Signature cuts of the Babe, mantle, Wagner, Koufax, etc will be untouchable.

ChiefBenderForever
04-14-2010, 07:22 PM
I think Pujols, Jeter, ect have already seen their peak and continue to drop. The demand might come back for a couple days after elected into the HOF but will never reach the demand it had just some years ago. They are nice but as far as investment and value not much better than garbage.

jb217676
04-14-2010, 07:32 PM
I think Pujols, Jeter, ect have already seen their peak and continue to drop. The demand might come back for a couple days after elected into the HOF but will never reach the demand it had just some years ago. They are nice but as far as investment and value not much better than garbage.

I'll agree to a point. I think a card like the 2001 Bowman Chrome Pujols RC will always be a card in high demand for years to come.

ChiefBenderForever
04-14-2010, 07:59 PM
I'll agree to a point. I think a card like the 2001 Bowman Chrome Pujols RC will always be a card in high demand for years to come.

Well thats good, atleast one or two of his 6,000 different rc will be worth something.

jb217676
04-14-2010, 08:15 PM
I agree. I feel only the very best RC of a modern player will have any kind of future demand.

ChiefBenderForever
04-14-2010, 08:57 PM
It's so tough to say, look at Jordan, Gretzky, true tougher to get RC that have really fallen, still in demand but slowly decreasing in price. Then with the new stuff that is manufactured to be scarce with limited numbers it's tough to say in 10-20 years if anyone will even care.

teetwoohsix
04-15-2010, 12:48 AM
Great answers so far.I've came to the realization that one day all of the modern day cards will become vintage cards-and it made me wonder about what cards,if any,would collectors seek out.

drc-it's interesting that you pointed out the Topps Desert Storm cards.Awhile back I ran into a seller who had around 20 wax packs of these,and I wasn't familiar with them.I bought them,and opened one of the packs.They were interesting,but not too "exciting" for me.I tucked them away,and pretty much forgot about them,until I read your post.Do you feel they will become sought after for the historical war theme,or more because they are a "non-sport" card issued by Topps?

What do you all think about the "roiders" cards?Right now,people are disgusted with them-but back in the day,people were probably disgusted with the players involved in the Black Sox scandal.Because of the scandal,adults and kids probably lost major interest in those players cards (I'm guessing).Now,those same players cards are well sought after.

So,do you think one day the cards of the "roiders" will be desired?

Thanks for participating!!

Sincerely,Clayton

nebboy
04-15-2010, 08:30 AM
(((Do you feel they will become sought after for the historical war theme,or more because they are a "non-sport" card issued by Topps?)))

The cards he was talking about are the Baseball Desert Storm cards that have the DS Logo in the upper corner, they were short print cards that were to be given to soilders as a Thank You.

The Non-sport have very little value.:(

drc
04-15-2010, 09:46 AM
I was thinking that future collectors will be attracted to the nice limited sets of the day, which would include Topps Tiffany and the Desert Storm baseball sets. Desert Storm baseball cards were parallel to the regular Topps set but with a gold stamp.

bcbgcbrcb
04-15-2010, 10:21 AM
How about star cards from the scarcer Minor League issues of the 1950's, 1960's & 1970's. Could they one day be the equivalent of what Zeenuts are today?

teetwoohsix
04-15-2010, 12:51 PM
Great point Phil,I could see that happening!!

Also,thanks John and drc for bringing me up to speed on the Desert Storm cards-I appreciate that!!

Any other predictions out there?

Sincerely,Clayton

ChiefBenderForever
04-15-2010, 01:41 PM
71 Kelloggs could be a sleeper set to have in 20 yrs or so, really the 70-75 are pretty sweet and with all the cracking, esp 70-72 those could really get hot down the road and are some of the coolest looking post war cards ever made with some big names !!

yanksfan09
05-03-2010, 02:55 PM
I think nice looking certified auto cards of stars should always have some value and especially RC autos of stars. the best RC's of stars should retain some value.

I can't see any jersey/ bat cards holding their value down the road. Way too many of them, and the idea of tiny swatch of fabric doesn't appeal to me. I think the idea of the vintage cut-auto cards are ridiculous as well. It's just creating artificial scarcity and hacking up autos that usually present better in their original intact form (like cutting up a check or a yellow HOF postcard and inserting the hacked sig on a card). Just my opinion.

I don't see many sets holding value that well except for maybe some sought after scarce ones like the ones mentioned earlier. I think the best bet is to go after the best RC's of stars and the best Auto'd RC's.