Last Updated on 3/22/2005 by bidz

Shuffling the cards

‘Juiced’ sluggers may drive collectors to earlier eras

Peter Corbett
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 21, 2005 12:00 AM

“SCOTTSDALE – The diminished legacy of some of baseball’s modern sluggers, tarnished by steroid suspicions, is likely to drive some collectors to vintage baseball cards of an era when getting juiced meant having a few too many cocktails.
That is the assessment of Brian Marcy of Scottsdale Cards, a vintage card business he runs from his north Scottsdale home office.

…The big money is in cards like the 1952 Mickey Mantle rookie card from the Topps Company Inc. One of those in mint condition sold at auction for $275,000, Marcy said.”

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Last Updated on 11/2/2004 by bidz

Ask Babe: More questions for the Babe
October 30, 2004

“Dear Babe: From reading your column it seems that the market for sport card collections is not what it has been in past years. My son has a stack of boxes filled with 1990 and 1991 Topps, Fleer and Upper Deck football, baseball and basketball cards along with some complete sets from those years.”

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