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CT Wahoo

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Couple of factors to consider there. First, the collection is an asset

With tangible value. If most of all of it can be sold for $75K that you happen to need, would you rather do that than take out a loan, dip into your bank account or sell off some of your stock portfolio? Much would depend on your economic situation and the sentimental value you attach to the collection.

The other factor is that future grandkids may not be interested in them. Even if one or more winds up playing Little League or an even higher level, it’s a different level to want to learn about baseball history and possess/appreciate cards of players you’ll never actually see play. Majority of mine are players I never saw, but I have an appreciation for the game’s past and its fun to get my Dad talking about them because he did see many of them play.

I’ll find myself in a bit of a conondrum down the road. I don’t have kids of my own and it’s TBD if any of my nieces/nephews (or their kids down the line) take that kind of interest. I plan on holding onto mine for a while because I like looking at them but I’m not going to be buried with them. I do however want them to be passed on to someone that appreciates them for something more than their monetary value.

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Posted: 01/12/2018 at 10:54AM


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