July 20, 2013

Inherited Cards

During the Christmas holiday I inherited the small card collection from my brother-in-law.  This sort of phenomena I like to call the "Gravity of Card Collectors."  This happens when through conversation or "being outed" as a card collector by a third party, someone else discovers you know a thing or two about cards and they want you to adopt their abandoned collection.  And like a meteor that is traveling through space and then suddenly grabbed by Earth's gravity the two objects card collections become one.

Have you, Dear Reader, had this happen to you?


My inherited cards included a box of loose cards as well as this binder full of odds and ends.  Here's a look inside:  

7 comments:

Jason T. Carter said...

That is a sweet binder and I love the All-Time Greatest cards.

JT, The Writer's Journey

JediJeff said...

A free binder that looks like that? Where do I get in line?

mike said...

Yeah that just happened to me recently. I was browsing around my friend's grandfather's collection, thinking I would run into the vintage honey hole...and after flipping through a box separated into teams with mostly 88-94 junk, my friend asked me, "so you're pretty familiar with this stuff?" I asked where the "good stuff" was and he said his grandfather had it in a different part of the house and he was going to eBay it. Typical.

--David said...

I have a collection in my "Man Cave" as we speak. The owner moved and asked me to price the collection. I've made a couple offers, but he won't pull the trigger one way or the other. I am hoping he finally gives in, which is why I haven't made a push to return them. They would make great trade/giveaway fodder.

Fuji said...

Very cool. I have some friends who always ask me if their collections are worth anything... and usually they're not excited when I explain the whole "Junk Wax Era".

Love that binder. Someone gave me a card collecting kit as a high school graduation present and it looked similar to yours. It came with pages and a price guide.

Matt F. said...

Thanks everyone for sharing your inherited cards stories.

CaptKirk42 said...

Back in the day I bought two of those binders. I still have one of them, a few months back though I sacrificed the other one because for years and years the bottom ring had that partly open bend that meant the bottom sheet hole would come loose everytime you turned a page. I saved the front panel and the spine cardboards so I could attach them to another binder sometime.