Lately, I have been checking out all the card forums more frequently. One of my new favorites happens to be Collectors Universe and while browsing their forum today I came across a somewhat heartbreaking tale of Junk Wax.
Take a look at the photos below. You’re looking at tens of thousands of dollars spent on trading cards (if they bought them in the 90’s) which sit in a basement gathering dust and depreciating by the second.
The lady who owns this collection wants $5,000 for the cards, which is almost all from 1987-1992, prime years for the era known as Junk Wax. This is why it’s sometimes better to collect rather than invest.
Unless someone busts opens those boxes and starts sending out key cards to be slabbed for grading purposes, I can’t imagine getting more than a hundred dollars for all that wax. I’ve seen those boxes sell for $5 dollars each at card shows in Florida.
How much would YOU pay for the entire collection?