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Flashback to the summer of 1968...Buying my Topps wax packs, flipping, trading and sticking cards on rear bike stays for that motorcycle sound! And of course as any 12 year-old would do as not to get his cards mixed up with someone else's - why not inscribe your initials on them...in ink!  Question for the board - these worth anything?  Thanks 

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On 9/1/2021 at 9:54 PM, tiberry18 said:

IMO, I would slab them for the memories and to preserve them. In terms of value, I can't really say. 

Yeah, that is probably what I will do...damn, where is a Flux Capacitor when you need one? :-)

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I came across these 71 Topps from my teenage collection from so many moons ago.   They were in binders collecting dust in the preverbal attic.   Trying to decide if I should bite the bullet and get a PSA grade?   Should I?   BTW, no question about authenticity as I purchased them as a kid.

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On 9/2/2021 at 11:42 AM, MichaelSpy said:

I came across these 71 Topps from my teenage collection from so many moons ago.   They were in binders collecting dust in the preverbal attic.   Trying to decide if I should bite the bullet and get a PSA grade?   Should I?   BTW, no question about authenticity as I purchased them as a kid.

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I would say do what makes you happy and have no regrets. If you're questioning to grade them, then grade them. Whatever grade they can back in, I think you'll be pleased wirh the CSG slab 

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On 9/2/2021 at 8:42 AM, MichaelSpy said:

I came across these 71 Topps from my teenage collection from so many moons ago.   They were in binders collecting dust in the preverbal attic.   Trying to decide if I should bite the bullet and get a PSA grade?   Should I?   BTW, no question about authenticity as I purchased them as a kid.

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I would send to SGC for $30/card.

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On 9/1/2021 at 3:00 PM, vsnej said:

Flashback to the summer of 1968...Buying my Topps wax packs, flipping, trading and sticking cards on rear bike stays for that motorcycle sound! And of course as any 12 year-old would do as not to get his cards mixed up with someone else's - why not inscribe your initials on them...in ink!  Question for the board - these worth anything?  Thanks 

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I might buy one 

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On 9/2/2021 at 11:42 AM, MichaelSpy said:

I came across these 71 Topps from my teenage collection from so many moons ago.   They were in binders collecting dust in the preverbal attic.   Trying to decide if I should bite the bullet and get a PSA grade?   Should I?   BTW, no question about authenticity as I purchased them as a kid.

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CSG graded my '71 Ryan a 5.5  - ID is 1005604003 if you want to look it up.

Fair grade, lined up with their grading standards.  Yours looks notably sharper but centering is further off.  Probably a candidate for sub grades.

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On 9/2/2021 at 2:12 PM, Shockmaster said:

I would say do what makes you happy and have no regrets. If you're questioning to grade them, then grade them. Whatever grade they can back in, I think you'll be pleased wirh the CSG slab 

agree i like csg for vintage slab looks good and there not crazy harsh, i watched a bunch of sgc reveals n csg, csg isnt any harsher on sgc wit the vintage n like ya said if your grading to preserve n look nice csg cheaper too 

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From what I have noticed, there is actually a larger market for low-grade rookie cards like this than higher grade because they are more affordable and more people are able to buy them.  Having said that, I would get them authenticated by whatever grading agency you choose (hint: SGC is great for vintage) - just know that when you go to sell, they won't fetch as much as higher grade copies. 

 

Edit: I should have read the thread before I responded.  Glad to see you slabbed them, and you got a "2" - which is a good grade for a marked card.  Congrats! 

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On 3/9/2022 at 2:06 AM, brentpearson said:

From what I have noticed, there is actually a larger market for low-grade rookie cards like this than higher grade because they are more affordable and more people are able to buy them.  Having said that, I would get them authenticated by whatever grading agency you choose (hint: SGC is great for vintage) - just know that when you go to sell, they won't fetch as much as higher grade copies. 

 

Edit: I should have read the thread before I responded.  Glad to see you slabbed them, and you got a "2" - which is a good grade for a marked card.  Congrats! 

Yeah I was happy with the grade and glad I got the sub grades.

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On 9/1/2021 at 6:54 PM, tiberry18 said:

IMO, I would slab them for the memories and to preserve them. In terms of value, I can't really say. 

Get them graded..They will sell for a good price.

 

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