After seeing the 17 Card Rittenhouse Green Hornet Set being graded and listed on the auction site for a high value, was wondering if other limited edition sets (Star Trek 50th, Star Trek Enterprise, Brady Bunch, The Muppet Show,..) will start to show up for sale as well at high values. Did people buy these sets when they were released thinking they would hold them for years and then sell them at high proffit
The Conan Expansion set put out by Rittenhouse in 2009 has been steadily going up in value, but in small increments. The Green Hornet set is a unique situation in that it just happens to have the only certified autograph card of an Asian pop-sensation. And that collector base has helped drive the the value sky-high. No other card set has anything comparable that I'm aware of.
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Originally posted by AWR: Did people buy these sets when they were released thinking they would hold them for years and then sell them at high proffit
Just my feeling, but I don't think that high profits was ever the motive for too many non-sport card collectors. Yeah they want card collections with value, everyone does, but you have to sell to make money. If you still like your cards, you aren't selling until something else happens.
Flippers don't want to hold them to age into profits either. They want their money back with interest as soon as possible.
Agreeing with Logan, the Green Hornet set increase is really only because of the Jay Chou autograph card. It was bought as a factory unit.
I could think of similar small products like RA's Buffy sets or the first Hulk movie cards that were also bought as factory units. I haven't heard if they are going up as sets, but Edward Norton's signature card appears to have risen in price.
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