Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Way Things Used To Be (Part II)

Here's a few more cards that I scanned with the price tags left on them from twenty or so years ago.

I have to admit, it's kind of fun being reminded what people were trying to get for these cards. Per the usual, all cards in this post were had for a dime each.

If you're going by Beckett prices (and I know that's very few of you, if any), this card has actually held it's price over the years.

You can bet this card was probably sought after (and overpaid for) back in the day.

How many went after Alex Rodriguez cards from Classic? I remember seeing lots of cards like these two at dealers tables back then.

I'm still plugging away at 1982 Donruss...

...and 1983 Donruss.

An oddball set I'm working on. 1986 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars.

1981 Fleer Ozzie Smith. A little off center and I wasn't sure if it was a set need or not. I will make a want list someday. I will.

There were four cards in this sleeve (which I got for a dime too), but I had to look them up to see what they were.

According to the Beckett website, these were called Donruss Previews and these cards were for hobby dealers to preview the 1993 Donruss set. Additionally, if you were a Donruss Club member (I wasn't), you were sent one of these cards. Apparently these cards still command a premium, because looking quickly I couldn't find any of the cards for sale for less than $10. I found one listing on Ebay for the Griffey and it was going for $25 plus shipping.

I used to have this card. I had to buy it again because I was sorting cards on the table some years back and I spilled a drink on it. Not just this card, though. It was a whole stack of 2006 Bowman Draft Picks. Has anybody else ever done something dumb like that? I can't be the only one. Or maybe I can.

Another "Look What I Got" post coming soon!


  1. If interested, there's a few relatively cheap cards from the Donruss Previews set on COMC.

  2. I so, so wish Ramon Martinez cards were still selling for 7 bucks a pop. I have many.