In my opinion, sports stickers are like the poor, poor man collectible cards. They are kind of an afterthought in the market and they are almost never taken seriously by collectors. I am not even sure if kids care about them. Sure collecting the set in a sticker album could be fun for a while but then what? It will just collect dust in you closet. Anyways I have three packs of 1997-98 Upper Deck Basketball Stickers from one of those box of random packs.
Again in my opinion, I just don’t see stickers as collectible. Sure there are some great looking stickers out there (and I admit these UD stickers look kind of cool) but I just don’t think they hold value whether as a single or as a set. Is there such as a thing as a holy grail of sports stickers? Do they count in people’s PC? How do you store them? Do condition matter? Please tell me there is no such thing as graded stickers. I always thought them as a lazy way for companies like Upper Deck to appeal to the kids.
All in all I just don’t get stickers as part of the collecting world. But they must sell somewhat well since they been around like forever.