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NFT collectibles, this is just crazy

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by OklahomaGator, Oct 5, 2021.

  1. gator7_5

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    I pulled some of my cards out at the office while I was working lat week for my 7 yr old to peruse. My 5 yr old pulled the cellophane off of all of my unopened sets from the 80's. Like 30. lol. I would have been pissed if they weren't worth less than what I paid for them in 85. A half a dozen '87 fleer update sets had sticker of 12.99 on them. They had Maguire, Canseco, Bonds, Maddox rookies and a bunch more. Worth I think 11.
     
  2. WarDamnGator

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    Yeah… they say the 80s was the golden age of baseball card collecting, where every kid was doing it, and preserving them … so now they are worth nothing. I’m in the same boat with a bunch of complete sets from about 86 to 89 or so.
     
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  3. docspor

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    the only thing irrational is your belief in objective value.
     
  4. wgbgator

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    Don't you mean surplus value?
     
  5. OklahomaGator

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    $21,000 for this one.
     
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  6. WarDamnGator

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    If you've seen John Oliver's hilarious bit on duck stamp paintings, I think he may have missed the boat by not selling them as NFTs. I don't know how much he raised for wetland conservation, but it seems like making anything an NFT will make it's value skyrocket to ridiculous levels. @lacuna might have liked this one.

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  7. carpeveritas

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  9. carpeveritas

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    As I recall the most down loaded woman on the internet was Dani Ashe at one point. Of course that was 21 years ago. Whether or not this woman is worth the NFT craze is debatable.

    Meet Danni Ashe, The Guinness Record Holder For Internet's Most Downloaded Woman
     
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  11. OklahomaGator

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    Wanted to give this post both a like and a funny rating.....went with funny but I like it as well.
     
  12. gator10010

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    At the moment I agree with you that it's mainly hype over nothing.

    What about 10-20 years from now?

    The technology is impressive and will definitely bring new opportunities.

    With the way young people get into/live gaming, I keep looking at NFTs and the metaverse and think that eventually there will be a large demand for it.
     
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  14. SmootyGator

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    It's been so long since I've gone through my cards, so I really don't know what I have. I do know that I got back into it with Football cards around 1999/2000. I'm wondering if I have any Tom Brady rookie cards that might be worth something (I don't even know his exact rookie year, TBH).

    I do know I have a stack of Garbage Pail Kids cards in there somewhere. I know those might be worth something. But going off of memory, they aren't in the best condition.
     
  15. gator7_5

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    Early series GP cards are worth good money. Loved those cards as a kid.
     
  16. SmootyGator

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    IIRC, mine are mostly 2nd series and a few first series.

    It's funny, I've been thinking about going through all my stuff over the past few years. Sounds like I have a nice little project in the works.
     
  17. carpeveritas

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    Maybe / maybe not. Like many technologies of the past advancements relegate them to the waste bin. Reel to reel, 8 track, cassette, Sony Walkman, BetaMax, VHS, vinyl, CD, DVD etc..
    While some of these technologies are still around such as vinyl, CD, DVD it has become apparent that these are becoming a niche in lieu of advanced technologies.
     
  18. VAg8r1

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    Completely agree. Adding the caveat that I have no subject matter expertise, sooner or later a skilled hacker is going to develop the methodology for replicating NFTs undetected diminishing their value to a fraction of their current market prices.
     
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