I have to share this as I must admit it was a nice feeling to see that "look" in the eyes of a young collector as they just discovered an appreciation non-sports collecting !!
About three years ago I moved into a new neighborhood, lugging the entirety of my collection among my other possessions, and I've been steadily buying more cards since, typically unopened boxes and raw cards to upgrade my PSA registry sets.
One set that I've been working heavily on is "Battlestar Galactica" (Topps 1978), and over the past 2+ years I've opened dozens of boxes and went thru thousands of cards, submitting well over a thousand to PSA for grading, saving 1200+ high-grade raw singles in case I need some specimens for another set that I am close to compiling after my submissions arrive, and I typically give away as raffle prizes for "The Wrapper" (the Les Davis publication) whatever is left over.
Anyway, I gave a small handful of raw cards to a popular local candy/newspaper store owner around the block and he gave the cards to several local kids. From what I heard, they were ecstatic !! They saw the show in re-runs after watching the modern-take on the series starring Edward James Olmos, but they never knew that these vintage trading cards even existed...until now.
That was just a hundred or so in raw, mid-grade condition, maybe enough to build most of a set.
Well, after hearing how thrilled they were, I made the decision to give the entirety of my 1200+ high-grade raw cards to the proprietor to turn over to those kids so they each build a set. I think I had multiple specimens of all but 3 or 4 card numbers out of the 132.
When I saw the look on their faces of sheer appreciation and joy it was all worth it. They are absolutely hooked and the proprietor told me that they are even giving some of the many dupes to their friends who also like the show. I haven't seen that look of a first-time non-sports collector getting into the sheer enjoyment and wonderment of our hobby in a good 40+ years !! Definitely a much better outcome than selling these as a lot on Ebay