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A couple years ago I bought some sports trading cards at a garage sale. I have slowly been going through them and selling some on E-bay. A few months ago I came across 4 unopened boxes of 1989 Topps Traded Baseball cards. When I did a little research I discovered that this was Ken Griffey JR's first appearance for Topps. A quick check on E-bay showed a Beckett 10 to be going for around $800. So I opened the boxes and sent them off to be graded.
About 3.5 months later I got the cards back and was somewhat disappointed with the grades (not to mention the turn around time). I figured cards straight out of an unopened box would garner at least a few 10 sub grades and if I was lucky maybe an overall 10. As you can see it wasn't to be.
At any rate cards are appreciating at a pretty good rate so the value of these may go up. For now I will probably just HODL them or maybe sell them for Hive, LEO or BTC/ETH. :)
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