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Old 10-02-2010, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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afternoon all,im looking into buying something for investment and hopeing u guys can steer me in the right direction. what out there card wise or other would be a good buy? i know it not easy to pick something to invest in but what are you buying,thanks
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you are looking for an investment you shouldn't be looking at trading cards. Try long term bonds or Money Markets.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes i have them also but i like the idea of haveing something different,thats for comments tho
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You know if I had the money to invest in nonsport cards, I'd go for cut signatures of dead celeberties, presidents, etc. Those would be (IMO) pretty good investments. Just a thought.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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how much are you looking to invest???
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DO NOT invest in current players or young prospects if you are talking about investment in the long term sense. The sports cards market is honestly a pretty easy market to make money in if you know what you're doing, have the time to devote to it, and DON'T OPEN WAX. If you have an interest in sports cards, but don't have a history of buying and selling and/or want to invest for the long haul there is nothing better than high end Hall of Famer autograph cards or to a smaller extent HOF memorabilia cards.
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maybe $400-$500 wud be my max, i started out buying and selling rookies on ebay but as u have said it not easy to do,i dont have any hof autos so yes that seems a very good start,who in your opnion would gather nice coin in a few years, thanks
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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related to what Ohiomike said, go for non-sport. For example, William Shatner or Leonard Nimoy autos from any of a number of Trek sets, or one of the leading women from various shows seem like they will hold their value and increase...
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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hi there,yes i like this idea as never taught these cards gather so much interest,its something i would never of taught about and enjoyed looking into something new like this,would and auto piece with both signed or single cards of each would be best to do
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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collect ruth ,cobb ,dimaggio,foxx,mattheson ant t206 cards youll be fine ,,the new stuff must be moved quick before new product comes out ,,,
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Graded vintage cards of HOFers in decent grades I think will continue to go up.

If you are talking HOF auto sportscards from the past few years, I would say that's one of the worst investments you could make. Yes, you will have something for your PC that you will cherish and that shouldn't go down in price, but there is no reason to believe they will go up in price by any significant amount since they will continue to make more of them every year. The only time they will go up in price will be when the player dies.
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my understanding is you are looking in buying non-sports as an investment.

If thats the case I say any of these hold their value quite well
-Leonard Nimoy Star Trek Auto
-William Shatner Star Trek Auto
-Johnny Depp Auto Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
-Angelina Jolie Auto Tomb Raider Set
-Jessica Alba Auto Dark Angel Set
-Robert Downey Jr. Auto Iron Man (as Tony Stark, not in the IM suit)
-Daniel Radcliffe Auto Harry Potter set
-Emma Watson Auto Harry Potter set
-Tommy Lee Jones Auto MIB set
-Samuel L Jackson Auto (Star Wars or The Spirit set)
-Megan Fox Auto Transformers Set
-Chris Pine Star Trek Auto
-Any Dead Presidents Cut Autos
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Buy Silver instead
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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IF you want to make money I hate to say this but buy the older people or ones who are troubled. When they pass their autos usually double or triple for a short time.
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Buy Silver instead
I AGREE HERE 100%.. check out auctions online in your area.
just went to an estate sale and picked up 3 100 oz bars for 1800 a pop!!!
Also got some liberties (1999 painted) for 26.50 a pop.
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I AGREE HERE 100%.. check out auctions online in your area.
just went to an estate sale and picked up 3 100 oz bars for 1800 a pop!!!
Also got some liberties (1999 painted) for 26.50 a pop.
That is a steal at that estate sale!
I disagree about silver being a good investment. It is in a bubble right now and sometime it is gonna pop.
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I disagree about silver being a good investment. It is in a bubble right now and sometime it is gonna pop.
I hope this is what the majority continues to think for months if not years down the road.

I first started hearing about this bubble when silver was $12 per ounce. Then again at $19. Then at $22. Silver has been all the way up to $30 as recently as yesterday.
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Roth IRA would be my suggestion.
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Silver sure seemed to run up quickly to $30 an ounce because it seemed to struggle forever to break $20 an ounce. Seems risky to me at $30 an ounce, but you never know if the seconding coming of the Hunt Brothers tries to corner the market like in 1980. When I was a teen I remember going with my father to sell silver coins at 26 times face value!!!

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When I was a teen I remember going with my father to sell silver coins at 26 times face value!!!
People are buying those same coins at 21 times face value today. I'd say there's still room to go higher.
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I disagree about silver being a good investment. It is in a bubble right now and sometime it is gonna pop.
I believe when I wrote that, Silver was still at $20 an ounce. If you had invested $10-$20k in it, and silver is now roughly $30 an ounce, well, you do the math......I've been buying Silver for the past 3 years........

Didn't seem like a bad investment to me...the only better investment I've had was selling drugs, and that's in the past.
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