This Idea Might Be Strange

We’ve all seen them.  You open a pack, and you think there is a memorabilia card, but after shuffling through the pack all you find is a plain white card.  These filler cards have been around the hobby for awhile.  Ever since memorabilia cards became a standard, these filler cards have been placed in packs so it makes it harder for people to search for the ones with the game used cards in them.  Some collectors use fillers to separate cards in their boxes, but most people just throw them away.  They are a disposable item.  My question is this.  Is it possible for a filler card to be worth something in the very far future?  I know this may seem strange because its just a piece of cardboard with no picture on it, but listen to this.  Back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s baseball cards were nothing more than a disposable item as well.  Thats why they are so valuable today.  Most people threw them out because they were used to make cigarette packs more sturdy.  Again, this idea is way out there, but if we could go back 100 years I’m sure that if you told someone that in the future people would spend thousands even millions on sports cards, they probably would think your crazy.

3 Responses

  1. no, because they are cardboard without any print or anything – unless you’re talking about the ones that have writing on them, then perhaps, otherwise blank pieces of cardboard are just cardboard

  2. No, because right now we are in a ‘collector’s mentality’. We save everything, and protect it on the chance that it might be worth money in the future. The reason old baseball cards are worth so much now is because so few of them survived.

  3. Wow, we would have to be a strange people a 100 years from now if we went crazy over blank cardboard (but then again, we’re already going nuts about finding HAIR in a pack!)

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