Originally Posted by George Anderson
Has Ebay ruined the market in that during preinternet days it was not as easy to find a particular card unless you went to a card shop or card show? If a certain card was harder to find I would assume the price would be higher.
For me EBAY was great. I was able to complete the old Topps sets that I wanted through them and Yahoo Auctions, which no longer exists. I could never had done that by relying on card shows and hobby shops. But I know what you are meaning. It's made them more accessible and maybe less valuable because of that. For me the monetary value means nothing. Its pure sentimental and the love of the collecting.