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business lessons with baseball cards

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You know how there always used to be one kid in school that seemed to know everything about baseball cards.  The price of a vintage Babe Ruth rookie card, which cards n a baseball card pack are actually worth something.  I was clueless, however, but I really liked the bubble gum.  So I bought some packs and slowly built up a collection of random cards that I knew nothing about.

 

Then one day I hung out with that knowledgeable baseball guy after school and we looked through my collection.  Most of the stuff he just flipped through, but a couple cards he put to the side.  He then said he'd give me $5 for them.  What a great deal, I thought!  That would pay for a lot of gum.  Obviously I took him up on the offer.

 

Later I found out that the particular cards he took were worth $100.  That was my first introduction to the pitfalls of business if you're an uninformed consumer.

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