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remember back in the days when sports trading cards used to be big? you opened a pack of trading cards hoping to find a great superstar like Joe Montana, Reggie Jackson, Magic Johnson, etc. then later the cards would be abused, dropped, ripped to bits, stolen. look at it now, not that many people seem to be interested. it would be great to get back in the habit, this time get serious about it.
whatever major superstar you find, you have to put the card in a plastic case, then sell it or give it to a friends(as a gift). whatever cards that are leftover, you donate to a 'sports card shop' or just keep the rest until its value go up.
best place to find cards would be at walgreens($3.99 starter collector trading cards I think). youll find cards, mostly from the 90s and some from the 80s. also go to goodwill, the worse goodwill in your town is the place to find piles of cards, so get them before the goodwill employees dump them in the trash or a even a careless customer will buy them for his kids to abuse.
youll also find some college football or basketball team trading cards(for example; Duke, Texas, USC, Michigan, ND, etc. those college cards are rare finds. I found a unopened pack of ND football cards(haven't been opened yet) from the walgreens set, I still have it and not ready to sell until its value go up.
so if you have the chance, start up on the trading card collection, save the industry, and please, do care for them just like the lego blocks.