Hulk 181 Rookie Card sells for big money!
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1 minute ago, Cocomonkey said:

Those are some insane prices for cards that I remember I literally couldn't even give away 10 years ago.

Hmm...I have my sets of these (all the Marvel and DC sets from that era, for the most part) from when I was a kid, with holograms and duplicates for most of the cards. Maybe it's time to consider selling...

I also have a million of these cards as well

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Sports card prices are ludicrous in general right now, not surprised to see it spill over into stuff like this. 

Unproven rookies are bringing 4, 5 and 6 figure prices at auction. Prices stagnant for a decade double in a week, then double again. Things that sold literally months ago for $50k might bring $250k now. If this isn't a bubble, I don't know what is. The only question is how long it can last.

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4 minutes ago, october said:

Sports card prices are ludicrous in general right now, not surprised to see it spill over into stuff like this. 

Unproven rookies are bringing 4, 5 and 6 figure prices at auction. Prices stagnant for a decade double in a week, then double again. Things that sold literally months ago for $50k might bring $250k now. If this isn't a bubble, I don't know what is. The only question is how long it can last.

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I saw this coming a while back, and wish I'd followed my conviction with my cash, and bought in.

Last summer I found a box of Marvel Universe series 1-4 sets in my basement. I'd had them since I was a kid. They were taking up space, so I sold them to the local comic shop for pennies on the dollar.

Then, in the fall, I went to a garage sale, and bought a sealed box of X-Men 1991 Impel trading cards for $10, along with a couple of chase cards. I was stoked about the X-Men box, because they were selling for about $75-$80 at the time, so it was a good buy. I even toyed with the idea of opening it up, just because opening boxes of cards is fun! But I decided to hold off, and let it sit on a shelf. I wasn't sure if I wanted to sell, or keep it for my X-Men collection.

All of this rekindled a spark of interest in Marvel card collecting, all of those hours spend opening packs and sorting sets. I'd really loved it as a kid. Suddenly I found myself researching prices on Marvel cards. And I realized that at some point, given the current market for sports cards and comics, it was inevitable that Marvel cards were going to take off. I set up eBay searches for PSA 10 Wolverine, etc. I tracked prices. I decided that yeah, I was going to get into this while the getting was good, because there was a future here!

And...I just never got around to it. It seemed like a good idea, and the prices hadn't started moving, but there was other stuff that I liked better, like comics and toys. Cards were cool, but they were pretty far down the list in comparison, so I just never got around to following up on my BRILLIANT IDEA!

Fast forward to last Sunday, I'm browsing Twitter, and a guy I follow posts pics of completed auctions for Marvel Universe Series 1 sets, selling for $250-$300! I jumped up and drove to my local shop, because I realized that just the week previous, I'd seen that very same set of Marvel Universe series 1 trading cards I'd sold them, sitting in a box, unsold, unloved. So I ran to the shop, and bought my childhood set back for $25! And now that i have them, while I'm tempted to toss them back on eBay and grab $300 for them, I'm remembering how much I loved them, and realizing it's pretty good luck that I was able to get my personal set back. 

So, I haven't sold them...yet. But that night I DID sell that sealed box of X-Men cards for about $440

The current prices are insanity. A year or so ago you could get a sealed box of Marvel Universe 1990 for about $150. Now asking price is $2k+. Cards that sold for pennies are now $20-$50 "rookie". It seems crazy, but I think it may just be the beginning. I wouldn't buy at the current prices, but I'm not sure I'd sell yet either. May be able to squeeze a few more weeks (or more) of growth out of it before it crashes. Regardless, the cat is out of the bag. This market most likely can't last, but i doubt it'll completely bottom out.

Tl,dr: if you have a gut feeling about something getting ready to explode, follow through. Don't be a dummy like me!

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5 minutes ago, F For Fake said:

I saw this coming a while back, and wish I'd followed my conviction with my cash, and bought in.

Last summer I found a box of Marvel Universe series 1-4 sets in my basement. I'd had them since I was a kid. They were taking up space, so I sold them to the local comic shop for pennies on the dollar.

Then, in the fall, I went to a garage sale, and bought a sealed box of X-Men 1991 Impel trading cards for $10, along with a couple of chase cards. I was stoked about the X-Men box, because they were selling for about $75-$80 at the time, so it was a good buy. I even toyed with the idea of opening it up, just because opening boxes of cards is fun! But I decided to hold off, and let it sit on a shelf. I wasn't sure if I wanted to sell, or keep it for my X-Men collection.

All of this rekindled a spark of interest in Marvel card collecting, all of those hours spend opening packs and sorting sets. I'd really loved it as a kid. Suddenly I found myself researching prices on Marvel cards. And I realized that at some point, given the current market for sports cards and comics, it was inevitable that Marvel cards were going to take off. I set up eBay searches for PSA 10 Wolverine, etc. I tracked prices. I decided that yeah, I was going to get into this while the getting was good, because there was a future here!

And...I just never got around to it. It seemed like a good idea, and the prices hadn't started moving, but there was other stuff that I liked better, like comics and toys. Cards were cool, but they were pretty far down the list in comparison, so I just never got around to following up on my BRILLIANT IDEA!

Fast forward to last Sunday, I'm browsing Twitter, and a guy I follow posts pics of completed auctions for Marvel Universe Series 1 sets, selling for $250-$300! I jumped up and drove to my local shop, because I realized that just the week previous, I'd seen that very same set of Marvel Universe series 1 trading cards I'd sold them, sitting in a box, unsold, unloved. So I ran to the shop, and bought my childhood set back for $25! And now that i have them, while I'm tempted to toss them back on eBay and grab $300 for them, I'm remembering how much I loved them, and realizing it's pretty good luck that I was able to get my personal set back. 

So, I haven't sold them...yet. But that night I DID sell that sealed box of X-Men cards for about $440

The current prices are insanity. A year or so ago you could get a sealed box of Marvel Universe 1990 for about $150. Now asking price is $2k+. Cards that sold for pennies are now $20-$50 "rookie". It seems crazy, but I think it may just be the beginning. I wouldn't buy at the current prices, but I'm not sure I'd sell yet either. May be able to squeeze a few more weeks (or more) of growth out of it before it crashes. Regardless, the cat is out of the bag. This market most likely can't last, but i doubt it'll completely bottom out.

Tl,dr: if you have a gut feeling about something getting ready to explode, follow through. Don't be a dummy like me!

One user here just sold a complete set missing two holograms and containing two slightly damaged cards for $625 on eBay

Take the money and run...

They will probably go up a little bit more but then turn into someone's New Mutants 98 in a 9.9.

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A lot of people were blind to grading taking off on the Marvel cards. I knew it would happen some day. Prices are extravagantly high and once population numbers rise there will be a slide back but it’s unlikely you will see 1992 MM PSA 10’s at $25 a pop for many characters like a year ago. 
 

I had toyed with trying to do a PSA 10 92 MM set when I bought the one’s I did but it was pretty low on my list things to buy.

I’m happy to have moved the few I did buy and just wish I had kept a 4th before this craze.

I have seen people trying to compare these to early Magic. Someone recently asked the print run of Alpha to compare...which is honestly completely laughable to try and compare.
 

Alpha had a print run of 2.6 million while a set like 92 Masterpieces is almost 80 million. Arabian Nights the first expansion set had a print run of 5 million. The first Magic set to see a number anywhere near that wasn’t until The Dark. Alpha non land commons have a print run of around 16K or so. “The Lost” cards from 92 MM which were 5 cards only contained in the Tin set which have a print run of 35K.

Jusko signed 5,000 of each base card for Dynamic Forces back in the day...the print run of Uncommon Alpha’s is 4,500.

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35 minutes ago, Buzzetta said:

One user here just sold a complete set missing two holograms and containing two slightly damaged cards for $625 on eBay

Take the money and run...

They will probably go up a little bit more but then turn into someone's New Mutants 98 in a 9.9.

Yeah, good idea to not be left holding the hot potato, so I wouldn't be buying right now. But I'm assuming a lot of us already have these cards in our possession, so seeing as how we're essentially playing with house money, it may be worth hanging on for a few more days. I may just keep my set because I like them, and while this market definitely can't sustain itself, I also doubt I'll ever be able to get a complete set for $25 again.

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7 minutes ago, Morganmi said:

So these are actually worth something now? Hard to believe.  There from 1990 and on good card stock. There must thousands and thousands of them in mint shape.

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Yes,  all of mine are mint too... the market is about to get flooded

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I remember buying the Iron Fist 14 and a Brother Voodoo card to pair/display with the books in my collection a few years ago just for the hell of it. Didn’t know I was on to something back then. (shrug)

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29 minutes ago, Morganmi said:

So these are actually worth something now? Hard to believe.  There from 1990 and on good card stock. There must thousands and thousands of them in mint shape.

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Well if you dont want them........:devil:

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Well i like those cards reminds me when my father was buying me some every week back when.but hes right theres lots of them besides i dont see the appeal,autograph and costume card that i understand but ..this is out of control heres an example of what appeal to me 

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