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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by FightingCock, Dec 7, 2018.
I think this is the set that has the Alex Gordon error card
Definitely rummaging through my collection in a bit of nostalgia before I head back home
Debating sending it off to get graded. The case it is in has seen better days scratch wise but the card is a perfect 10
If you're not intending to sell it I say just get a new case, always hated the look of a graded card compared to the regular thick case
If it’s really in great condition you need to get it graded. Would increase value 10x
The Fiancé got me a box of 2018 Donruss Optic and pulled this case hit beauty:
I don't plan on selling. I plan on giving to my grandchildren one day
Is that bad boy numbered? I’m assuming Baker is a hot RC name to chase.
All the hi profile rooks
It’s not numbered, but it’s super short print so it’s super low numbered..just not numbered if that makes sense lol.
Still get it graded. It could pay for your grandchildren’s college.
Saquon is the hottest NFL guy right now, but whatever QB from this class ends up being the best ( I think Baker) will have the most long term value.
Unfortunately, the 4 full boxes are only worth about $40-60 each and the Aflac Redemption boxes are only worth $4-6 each.
You touched base on it so I'll extrapolate more. If you're looking at NFL cards as an investment, do NOT put money into Running Backs. Their shelf life is short and for whatever reason they hardly ever hold their value. The value that QB's hold vs. RB's is astonishing. Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Jim Brown... they're safe. But guys like Edgerrin James, Frank Gore, Adrian Peterson and even LaDainian Tomlinson really don't have great hobby when compared to Brady, Rodgers, Brees, etc. A Tomlinson 2001 Contenders PSA 10 is worth $1,000-1,500. A Brees is worth $15-20k.
tl;dr: Don't buy cards of Running Backs as an investment.
Womp womp womp
Pretty crazy set here
Great year for rookies.
I fucked up in 1986, I bought about 20x more Topps baseball cards than Topps football.
Any idea how much this goes for?
Currently over $55,000 with nearly two days left.
Personally I find the centering on that Rice 45/55, not sure how it got graded at 10, plus the bottom right corner looks questionable.
That's crazy they are all mint 10s. That had to take some time
Same here sir. And 1986 was right when I first started to really get into collecting baseball cards and now that I think about it, I don’t think there were any decent rookies in that 86 Topps baseball set (same could be said for 88 Topps and multiple years thereafter). Yet, I spent any money I could find on baseball cards in 86 when it turns out that topps football and fleer basketball was where it was at back then.
Have a question this thread might be able to help with: Does anybody know of a site where they might be able to tell you (or guess) who an autograph is from?
Backstory if anybody wants to take a stab:
My grandpa passed away earlier this year, so my dad and his siblings went through his storage unit and found the baseball pictured in the spoiler and I've been tasked with figuring out who signed it. My grandpa lived in the St. Louis area (St. Charles, to be exact) for just about his entire adult life other than time spent in the service. He was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan, so I think a Cardinals player is obviously most likely. Wiki tells me Charles Feeney was the president of the National League from 1970-1986, so around that time frame would make sense (nice tight 16+ year window).
#St. Louis Cardinals If any Cardinals fans want to have a look.
i've been cleaning out some stuff and found the program from the '94 season Rose Bowl with #Penn State Nittany Lions and #Oregon Ducks. anyone interested? i'm going to recycle it if not.
Yep, I'm down.
that bad boy is on ebay for $150 BIN
I know...If it was anyone but Baker I would be selling right now. But I think this dude is gonna be a star and I dont want to get rid of it lol.
Sorry man, no luck. I did look here, but couldn’t find anything.
Just throwing out a wild guess here, but I thought of Paul Molitor when trying to guess that name so maybe check out google images for his autograph?!??
I went ahead and looked through the 1970-1986 rosters and couldn’t find any player similar to that. From what I’m seeing it says “Rob Mele”. Wish I could help further.
The best pull out of a pack I ever had was a Rice/Montana auto redemption card /5. I think it was Donruss Elite?. Ended up not getting the card because the company claimed they had a truck hijacked and those cards were on the truck. Ended up getting a Vick auto and someone else as a replacement. I was probably 14 or so and never considered putting it on ebay.
I asked my uncle who’s a big collector in St. Louis.
I’ll let you know what he says.
Looks like Molitor to me
Molitor didn’t play in the National League.
This is Molitor's signature, so I don't think it's him. Looks like Rob/Rab/Pob/Pab [Mel...] to me, but I'm striking out.
My son pulled an /1 McGwire auto today from an Archive pack. He was p happy about it.
My uncle says it’s Bob Melvin.
Looking through his autos it looks like he’s right. He also played in the NL in 1986.
Awesome. I think I’m with you. Funny enough, right before I took off to meet friends for the game, I went into baseball reference and just typed in “Mel” and he was one of the names I wrote down to go back and look at.
Appreciate you checking with your uncle!
And appreciate everyone for taking a look!
Uh the t is crossed here
I used to write hockey players did autographs when I was a kid. Everybody seemed legit besides Gretzky who auto penned things.
I quoted the wrong picture. The auto in the post I quoted is Paul Molitor
Went through some old cards with my son tonight and found
‘69 Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and the 69 Johnny Bench Rookie card
That 69 mantle is nice.
I can relate
I have a Yordano Ventura autographed baseball. Got it as a gift from my mother in law at a fundraiser she was at a few years back. Ventura was still throwing heat at the time.
I put it on Facebook marketplace b/c I’m not big on it and it’s just been collecting dust in its case. I put it up for $20 and immediately got like 15 messages. Immediately think I priced it too low. I’m seeing autographed balls of his going for $300+, should I put it on eBay?
He wasn’t an amazing pitcher so I don’t get how this would have that type of value, even if he is dead
I did the same with a Cito Gaston Jays bobblehead I got at a game when I was like 12. Put it on Kijiji (Canadian Craigslist) for $20 and had ~15 messages in an hour. Took down the ad and put it on ebay, and it ended up selling for around $150.
Picked up all my cards and have been reminiscing hard as I’ve been thumbing through these. I can actually remember where i was, almost 30yrs ago, when I pulled some of these cards.
That's cool man