Vintage/current definition(s)

porkchops

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Just wondering what the cut off(year)is,to be considered vintage.
Is it different depending on whether we're talking about cards,
player autos,memorabilia,etc.
Seems to me that 1970 used to be line as far as cards were conserned?
As time goes on,does this change?
Thanks,
Ken
 

JamesNevans

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We settled on pre-1980 for this site. There was discussion whether Mantle's last year's card (1969) ended an era for what would be considered vintage, the year of Mays' last card (1973) also could be considered for the fact that it also was the last for cards released in multiple series. Cards from the 1980's were so overproduced that you can't really call anything there vintage. It seems people are willing to build out those 1970's sets, so much more than the 1980's that you really are talking two distinct eras of set collecting.
 

jflan702

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I've always used that 1979 and earlier was vintage for cards.
Same with me. 1980 was the start of the modern era in cards. Once 1981 hit and Fleer and Donruss entered the scene, overproduction was the name of the game.

JMO.

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bdangelo

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I've always used 1980 and before as the line of demarcation for vintage cards.

Bob
 

Jeffo65

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1979 and older is Vintage

Vintage can be broken down into Pre-War cards as well
 

chieftazmisty

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I always considered anything before 1980 was vintage

Of course there is an exception when you consider Fatboycards. Is he Vintage or Ancient
Just my opinion
Chief
 

DaClyde

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On eBay, vintage is anything older than the current year.
 
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