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.

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Donruss/Playoff Redemption ALERT!

I’m sure that you have heard that Donruss/Playoff has started their new online redemption format this year.  What I didn’t know was that they changed the way their redemption cards look.  Before, Donruss/Playoff redemption cards looked like this:

Now they look like this:

I am bringing this to your attention because if someone doesn’t know that they changed the design, it can be easy to view the new cards as filler cards that collectors usually throw out.  When opening new packs of Donruss/Playoff cards, be sure to look at the front and the back of the white cards in the middle.  You don’t want to throw out one of your hits.