Vintage is a word that gets thrown around out there loosely when it comes to older items and sometimes not used in the right context in my opinion when it comes to sport cards.
Here's a few examples of the definition of Vintage.
- The definition for vintage for clothing is something that is at least 20 years old.
- The definition for wine is 50 years or older.
- If the item is no older than an antique which is 100 years or older, but not less than 20 years, it falls under the term vintage.
To me, "vintage" in the sport card world is any card older than 1970. Which falls under the wine and final definition examples I gave above.
However, some believe, that cards from 1990's are vintage.
That's very misleading to me. Cards from the 1990's are NOT vintage they are RETRO folks. Anything over 10 years old to 30 years old is considered retro. DO NOT USE THE WORD VINTAGE for cards back in the 1990's. Not even cards in the 1980s'.
*ranting makes me drink coffee faster, time for cup number two!*
But I bet some would consider both of those scenarios as vintage.
Until I found out that the wrong term was used for the product.
I didn't find vintage, I found retro packs. Not just any retro packs, but "junk wax" retro packs.
Those kind of packs I don't really ever open. They are more valuable to me being sealed than to be opened and trying to find a place to store them since most cards would be duplicate cards and I don't keep dupes in my collection.
Here is the pack variety I found in this box. There are 20 packs in every one of these boxes with some packs, the most common ones, having multiples of the same pack.
|not the ugly yellow baseball, but still....|
|I have three base sets of these and close to 100 Hampton rookies|
|6 packs of these!|
|Could be a Favre rookie in here I guess|
Did you see any from 1970?....I didn't.....
*Halfway through cup numero uno, time to weigh my breakfast options. I did make chocolate no bake cookies yesterday....*
I was curious what my sister-in-law dished out for one of these boxes and it appears they go for $35-$40 each. 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒
That's saying each pack would go for $2 each. I am sure you could buy multiples of some of these packs for $2. It's tough for me to see and definitely not something I would have grabbed for that cost.
I never told my sister-in-law anything negative about the cards because she bought them for me. I just opened the box in front of her, smiled and thanked her. She gave them to me as a gift she thought I would enjoy. So I will and will find a way to do so.
So my rant is over for the term vintage. I think I made my point. Now I better go eat my breakfast and pour cup number three before both of those and maybe even myself become vintage sitting in front of this computer.