Searching thru 1990s Baseball Cards Feels a Lot Like This…

Have you ever gone thru a dumpster behind a 7/11 to hunt for tossed out scratched lottery tickets only to find $5.00 win here or $20.00 win there?  I hope not.   The possibility of striking it rich is pretty remote but from all the stories on the Internet, one would think it happens all the time.  I bring this up because the same can be true about your closet full of neglected 1990s Sports Cards.  I certainly am not advocating sorting thru 50,000 cards to find that hidden gem that eluded you in the past but here me out. It is true, most cards from the 1990s are pretty worthless.  Heck, it is not called the Junk Era for nothing – too many MINT condition cards chock full of steroid cheating behomoths. Truly Junk.   But to a true fan, those hefty shoeboxes full of cardboard might still be worth a small fortune.  I think you know where I am going with this. Despite the junk in those boxes, there is nostalgia buried inside. Those cards represent golden childhood memories?  That in itself is worth a small fortune, right? Rubbish!  No I mean it! Your cards are truly rubbish.  Go thru them if you must one last time. You may actually find a few cards that lo and behold are worth something! Toss the rest.  Case in point, a customer dropped off six cartons full of cards today.  I spent twenty precious minutes knee deep in junk trying to find that big ticket.  And it paid off. I found this. A 1999 Pacific Invincible Derek Jeter card #52/69.  It books for $100.00. Like a dumpster dive, it is unpleasant and it rarely happens but there might a be a small treasure waiting inside. Now go to it! Dive in!

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