Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about? What is the reason why people collect rookie baseball cards? What is the big deal about collecting dimepiecerookiecards of players who haven't done anything significant in the world of baseball?

First of all, what are rookie baseball cards? To start with, baseball cards are cards that show the picture of a certain player, and his league stats. On the other hand, rookie cards are the introduction of players to professional baseball.

So what is the big deal? To answer this, think of these names. What do Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, Ted Williams, Rogers Hornsby, and Stan Musial have in common? Well, if you haven't guessed, these players are the ten greatest baseball players of all time. If you were to have one of these player's rookie cards, how valuable do think the cards would be? If you said a fortune, that would be an understatement. To give you an idea, Babe Ruth's rookie card can go up to $5,000 US dollars. That's a lot of money for one small card.

The reason why people collect and gather these cards is the hope that the certain player would do well in the sport. Some even hope the player would get inducted into baseball's hall of fame. This may take a long time, but imagine this. These days a baseball pack goes for around $2 to $3 dollars per pack. You get random players in a pack, regardless of tenure. This means each card is value is a few cents. If you get a rookie, and he does well in the next few years, the value of the card will skyrocket into tens maybe hundreds of dollars. Wait a little bit longer and the card might even hit the thousands.

Waiting for cards to appreciate in value will take a long time, but the returns are worth the wait. There are even times when fathers pass on their collections to their sons. In some cases, one of the items in the collection does appreciate in value, which makes collecting rewarding.

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