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Etoile

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I was browsing eBay for collector's items from the NYC subway, particularly the original blue Metrocard before they switched to the yellow one. Does anybody know anything about these? I ask because I've seen them for $50-100, but one is going right now for $15.99. :confused:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220573284966&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:US:1123

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I don't know anything about those metro cards or the pricing that is relevant, but that 15.99 is the starting bid. The price is bound to go up unless you are the only one that bids on the item and the clock is ticking!

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My first question is: why?

 

The same reason people collect anything, I guess. Nostalgia, fun, preservation, rarities...why do some people collect Precious Moments figurines?

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Why would there be something fishy? Theres just no demand for a metrocard that doesnt work or have any value for $15

 

The yellow-on-blue color scheme was the first one, now it's blue-on-yellow. I believe it was around 1997 or so when the blue Metrocards were in use. Most were thrown away, so there is demand among collectors. They often go for far more than $15, which is why I am suspicious of this one.

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Well with the econemy being not so hot, many people are not buying things unless they need to. This is something that no one needs to buy.

 

Of course no one NEEDS to buy it. But people sometimes WANT to buy things. :(

 

Really I was hoping for help from someone who knew about (MTA) collector's items...

 

Nobody NEEDS anything from the TransitMuseumStore.com website either, but they sell memorabilia too:

http://www.transitmuseumstore.com/

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