These days it is hard to find a place where families can have a good time and not spend a small fortune. County parks are good alternatives to expensive movie theaters, costly arcades, and overpriced amusement parks. Surprisingly there are amusive alternatives to these high-priced expenditures. Indiana county parks have little to no entrance fees, and they offer a number of fun activities for people of all ages and interests.
While not right for everyone a trip to the then local library Vintage baseball cards branch was like a trip to a different world I think there were a dozen books or so in the apartment I Was a kid in but in the library The public libraries were called Free because that is exactly what it cost to use them.
Another thing that may change is the card’s lasting value. Some cards, because of an error or a player having an exceptional season, are initially valuable. But, if the market gets saturated with the error card or the player has a bad season, the value can fall just as quickly. Take the recent baseball steroids scandal for example. Although it has not been proven they used steroids, just the mention of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire’s names has lowered the value of both their rookie cards substantially.
One sports collectable that some may not consider a sports card but has always been a fascination to me is the 1952 and 53 Dixie Cup lids. These were Dixie Cup ice cream lids with famous pictures under them and covered with a paper similar to wax paper for protection. The Dixie Cup company produce these picture lids from the early 30’s until the mid 50’s but the 2 afore mentioned years were the only ones that produced sports figure pictures.
Depending on who you talk to, Dean’s Cards may be the best website to use when shopping for vintage baseball cards online. You can find roughly 700,000 sports and non-sports cards on this website. When shopping for vintage baseball cards on Dean’s Cards, you will notice that the cards are separated by decade. The condition of the buing baseball cards Land O Lakes are also listed as are pictures for (most) of the cards. One thing I like about Dean’s Cards is that you purchase the cards directly from the website. You’re not involved in any auctions nor do you have to deal with a third party. Shopping for vintage baseball cards on Dean’s Cards is as easy as buying a CD off of Amazon.
You see it all the time on TV during a game, people trying to catch a homerun baseball. You know that depending on who hit the ball and what happens in the future, those balls are potential gold mines. So when you go to games try and catch whatever the players through into the crowd. You never know what it might be worth later. Look through your sports cards wholesale or basketball card you used to collect many years ago; there might be a gem or two in there. If you do find one, do have them appraised by a professional to know exactly what they are worth.
There are “meetups” happening around the world on a wide range of topics from knitting to molecular chemistry. The topic you choose (if there is n audience for it) doesn’t really matter as much as the intent to physically meet at a chosen location. A targeted audience will always appreciate the opportunity to get together with like minds and press the flesh, especially when the value of such a meeting is made clear to them.
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