Originally Posted by macro
Prospectors should pay particular attention to that last sentence. Closets across America are filled with baseball cards that cost too much when purchased in the late 80s and are almost worthless today.
In 1981, card manufacturers Fleer and Donruss finally joined Topps with their baseball licensing agreements. The results were awful for the industry because all 3 companies simply "let the presses roll."
I can't remember the exact stat about production numbers because they were so hush-hush, but it was ugly. It was something like: Number of baseball cards produced from 1981-1988 > All baseball cards ever printed prior to those years COMBINED.