I hear that basketball cards are more popular than they've ever been. Is that right? Are you collecting them? Can you even find them? Can you find anything? Even if I could I'm not interested in chasing some rookie's shiny new card. Certainly not as an investment. If you're reading this you probably collect for the fun of it like I do.
So I don't have any Zion Williamson or Ja Morant cards. No Luca Doncic, no La Mello Ball.
I suppose I'd like my collection to be worth something but that's a bonus. I'm irritated by the recent news about Target having to limit sales on cards because investors are buying them up. I haven't been buying cards very often but I like knowing I can walk in a store and find a variety of packs if I'm in the mood. Maybe it's a good thing for the hobby in the long run but it's certainly not now for the casual collector.
I do have some basketball cards. They're not serial numbered and they don't shine. Luckily I never gave my Mama a chance to throw them out. My total investment was $.10, one dime. That's about $7.00 in today's money.
These guys aren't Zion but I think they were pretty good.