Sports Card and Memorabilia thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by FightingCock, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. JRodMK1

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    In the past, Prizm has typically been a very easy set to grade. This year there are major issues with the centering so I'm thinking the 10s 'should' be worth more than years previous.

    It's a shame this year's rookie class is awful outside of Zion and Ja. I'll be investing heavily in Ja during the off-season. He's special
     
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  2. VTA

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    I collected cards around my middle school years, so mid 80s to early 90s. This thread has inspired me to dig them out and go through them. Going to nostalgia hard being surrounded by all my John Olerud RCs haha
     
  3. FightingCock

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    With his whack helmet all the time
     
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  4. VTA

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    But he had that sweet-sweet swing
     
  5. VTA

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    This is pretty overwhelming, any suggestions for quick approximate card values? Is Beckett still the best way to go?
     
  6. FightingCock

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    Ebay really. Look at past sold listings rather than what people have them listed for. The computer era is what made the junk era be uncovered anyway.
     
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  7. JRodMK1

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    ^^^^. Ebay is the best gauge on price. Search for the card you want. Scroll down on the left side of the screen and make sure to click "sold items". This will display all prices that the card has sold for. Best offer prices accepted will not show up but auction prices are the best to use anyway.
     
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  8. burnttatertot

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    Always preferred in person but I use to write to all of the national league rookies back in the 80's. Most would respond, just don't forget your SASE.
     
  9. FightingCock

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    Also people wont believe that it is an actual signature, but for my personal collection, I dont care. Never been in it for the money
     
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  10. burnttatertot

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    Not a very exciting player but a damn good one nonetheless.
     
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  11. burnttatertot

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    Since we're in nostalgia mode.

    Player A:
    At Bats: 602
    Runs: 115
    RBI's: 111
    Home Runs: 36
    Average: .287
    OPS: .939


    Player B:
    At Bats: 537
    Runs: 111
    RBI's: 105
    Home Runs: 34
    Average: .330
    OPS: 1.024


    Player A, Angels Mike Trout, won the American League MVP that year (2014).

    Player B, Angels Tim Salmon, didn't even get a trip to the All-Star Game for his season (1995). In fact, he was never an All-Star his entire career.

    So what kept right fielder Tim Salmon from at least making the All-Star Reserves in 1995? Well, right fielder Player C of course!


    Player C:
    At Bats: 460
    Runs: 82
    RBI's: 96
    Home Runs: 22
    Average: .300
    OPS: .913





















































    Player C, Yankees Paul O'Neill. Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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  12. TheoB

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    Love the king fish, Tim Salmon
     
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  13. Simon Templar

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    Listen, I’m not trying to argue and dislike the Yankees too but that seemed pretty egregious. So I looked at the 95 stats first half vs second and it was closer during the first half and then Salmon was a monster the second half

    O’Neill
    1st HR 11 RBI 39

    .346 .426 .616 1.042

    2nd. HR 11 RBI 57

    .269 .361 .465 .826



    Salmon
    1st. HR. 15 RBI. 42

    .291 .423 .530 .952

    2nd. HR. 19 RBI. 63

    .364 .436 .650 1.086
     
  14. Shunface

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    Rummaging through some of my old autos today and found a Taysom Hill contenders rc auto. Being a Saints fan was pretty pumped and looks to be a fairly valuable card as well.
     
  15. CUtigers86

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    I get the nostalgia factor. I collected cards when I was younger.

    I think the whole point I’m making is nostalgia is the main attraction at this point and there probably isn’t a huge market for people that will pay hundreds of dollars for a trading card now. Depends on the card obviously.
     
  16. JRodMK1

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    This couldn't be further from the truth
     
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  17. Trofie

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    The market is insane. You've got bowman draft (this year) super jumbo boxes going for $350. It's insane.
     
  18. Corky Bucek

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    Taysom Hill auto RC's are worth a lot? Must be a short print.
     
  19. CUtigers86

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    Compared to 20 years ago?
     
  20. JRodMK1

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    Worth $75-100. Contenders is the most sought after rookie auto for football.
     
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  21. JRodMK1

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    I'd guess people are spending more on cards now vs. 20 years ago. You'd be surprised at how strong the hobby market is and how people go nuts when players breakout (Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Doncic, Acuna, etc.).
     
  22. Corky Bucek

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    Got ya. I haven't opened a pack in ~14 years, but I do remember Contenders always being top notch. Just figured a pretty fringe type of player shouldn't command that much.
     
  23. TheoB

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    I would say these days people are paying good money for different types of cards than they were back in the day. It's all numbered parallels and autos limited in print in some fashion, where a base card, even if a rookie, doesn't fetch much.

    Back in the day there was virtually only base cards that weren't limited print.

    That being said, if you can get a HOF rookie like griffey and it's good enough to get graded. ..that's where the money's at today for junk era cards
     
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  24. JRodMK1

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    I hear ya. Sometimes the hobby doesn't reflect how good a player truly is. Taysom is a jack of all trades/cult hero type of guy that is popular amongst Saints nation so his hobby is strong despite limited production. I'd certainly spend my $100 elsewhere.
     
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  25. Corky Bucek

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    He's definitely somebody I'd flip immediately.
     
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  26. burnttatertot

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    Good pushback. Fear not, I'll find another reason to shit on the Yankees.
     
  27. Shunface

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    fairly valuable was a stretch but it looks to sell for around $100 and yeah the one I have is the sp contenders auto.
     
  28. Corky Bucek

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    He’s the dude that is a cult hero/flash in the pan that you want to pull and then flip
     
  29. burnttatertot

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    Any of you familiar with shelving? I need a decent brand of floating shelves to purchase. I've pulled out so many cards to display I need to install 4-6 shelves for all the overages, I was unsuccessful in talking myself out of displaying so many. Glad I decided to stop at 1992 or this would have gotten out of hand.
     
  30. burnttatertot

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    Confession: I chose to stop at 1992 so I wouldn't have to display any Jeter cards.
     
  31. dblplay1212

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    Ikea
     
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  32. gilstein21

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    Got a bunch of 70s cards I’ll sell you
     
  33. burnttatertot

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    Hand over your Brett and Schmidt rookies.
     
  34. HuskerInMiami

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    It's pretty easy to hang a floating shelf. Just buy a kit. I hung our entertainment system in the living room in a couple hours and a maintenance guy at work came and hung 2 floating shelves in my office in ~15 minutes a couple weeks ago.
     
  35. burnttatertot

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    Oh I'm not worried about hanging them, I just don't know my brands.
     
  36. dblplay1212

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    IKEA is your answer. Trust me.
     
  37. burnttatertot

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    $500.00 worth of cards in the mail today and I'm more excited about the $3.00 Detlef Schrempf rookie than anything. Christ I'm pathetic.
     
  38. Fecta23

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    Go on eBay, search Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna, Zion, Ja Morant, Luka Doncic, Lebron etc. CRAZY dollars.

    A fucking Ridley Aushman (sp?) number one pick for the Orioles Superfractor just went for 25k.
     
  39. burnttatertot

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    Who the fuck is Ridley Aushman? Never heard of this clown. I got a Yannis auto, limited to 49. Not sure if it's a rookie, 2015-16 National Treasures card. Card collecting will die after the GenXers pass, kids can't get into it today due to cost. I'd dwell more on that but my pill has kicked in.
     
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  40. JRodMK1

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    Adley Rutschman*

    Giannis*

    Giannis' rookie year is 2013-14 so it isn't a rookie. But it is still probably worth a good amount of money.
     
  41. burnttatertot

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    Best place to buy game used bats, not cracked? Or at least team issued. I have a ton of cracked bats from when I was a kid but the way I want to display bats they'll need to be whole and I only have a few of those. I noticed some teams have a cool way to mark the bat knobs for quick identification, gone are the days of writing the players number in permanent marker. The Giants, Dbags, Rays, Mets, etc have these pog like decals they put on there. Other teams I've seen the players name or number burned into the knob which I imagine the bat maker does for them. Found a couple samples on-line:

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  42. psimp7

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    I don’t have a good answer to this other than to add I purchased what was marketed as a Jay Buhner bat from the 95 season. It’s not used so it would have been a reserve bat. I wish there was a way for me to validate its authenticity without paying too much but until then I’ll just continue to believe.
     
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  43. burnttatertot

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    We raped the Yankees in that trade. I was a Buhner fan the moment that went through, even got a personalized 8x10 photo signed by him within days of that trade taking place. Unfortunately that means he's in a Yankee uniform but I love it nonetheless. I have a game used Buhner bat, cracked, he puts a ton of tape near the knob and writes Bone on the end.
     
  44. burnttatertot

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  45. dblplay1212

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    Yea that trade was bad but it cleared the way to later get O'Neil so I'm cool with it. Buhner had loser blood and never won anything.

    :awesomeface:
     
  46. burnttatertot

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  47. bRamonceTaylor

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    Would be interested in this as well, but not sure I care about quality. It would be fun to pick up bats of guys I used to love. Such a fun idea. Would get a kick out of having some obscure Rangers and Cardinals players game used bats. I need to check eBay. I’d love the bats of Rusty Greer, Gary Matthews, Fernando Tatis, Royce Clayton, Mark McLeomore, Placido Polanco, Edgar Rentería, etc. Man I just nostalgia’d hard.
     
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  48. UKupNorth

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    Any autograph experts out there? Thoughts on the below jersey?

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  49. TheoB

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    Got a Magic Johnson auto out of a Target Donruss blaster box. Not numbered but to get that out of a retail blaster, as a laker fan, is pretty awesome.

    Too lazy to take a pic but looks like this

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