December of 2010 was a special month for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, an order of Roman Catholic nuns. It was special because they received $220,000 when they completed a Honus Wagner baseball card sale that had previously fallen apart.
It’s a story with a happy ending for both the nuns and the buyer. Let me share a bit of the story with you.
To answer this question, we need to define what “old means in the baseball trading card business. Essentially, “old” means years prior to 1970. So, do people still buy old baseball cards? Yes, certainly they do!
A number of dealers purchase them regularly, and individuals purchase them if they find the card they want or if they spot a real value.