Unfortunately, all the card companes have gone this route (players sign stickers/paper, and it's put onto/into the card) instead of having the actual cards signed, since it's cheaper and easier. I think they look ugly like that and hopefully they'll realize that they have less value to collectors and people would pay more for real autpgraphed cards. I don't mind if it's Babe Ruth or something, because obviously he can't sign any new cards, but come on - dont be so cheap about it. I know the head product developer for UD Basketball, so maybe I should mention something. I'm sure they know already, but if enough people complain.........
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Wow, a card #'d to 265 isn't even at a $10 bid yet. It's a lot different from when I collected, when anything #'d under 1000 was considered rare and had good value. I remember pulling a Randy Johnson Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion, which was #'d to 100. Was worth $60 at the time(years ago), but I bet most cards #'d to 100 don't go for more than $25 now, unless of classic stars.
I too fell for the game-used, and the autograpghed cards. BUt why own a a part of the game, when you could spend twice as much and get the whole jersey or the whole baseball. Thats what my Dad said and since then I've gone out and gotten a Cal Ripken Baseball, and some other nice things. I also was into Bobbleheads untill they became like hot cakes. I tell ya, businesses have runied alof of baseball memorabilia. The value and desire are gone.
Arlo wrote:Yep, things have certainly changed since the first Leaf signature set was released...
(Still love that set, by the way. )
Agreed and agreed.
I had to get my Ivan Rodriguez through an online dealer in California. It was worth it though.
Now it seems the market is flooded with stuff. I actually thought about getting back into collecting a bit this year, but the sheer volume of stuff turned me off. Maybe when I'm craving baseball in the offseason I'll give it another look.
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Baseballer02 wrote:Wow, a card #'d to 265 isn't even at a $10 bid yet. It's a lot different from when I collected, when anything #'d under 1000 was considered rare and had good value. I remember pulling a Randy Johnson Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion, which was #'d to 100. Was worth $60 at the time(years ago), but I bet most cards #'d to 100 don't go for more than $25 now, unless of classic stars.
I recall my dad pulling a 1991 (I think it was '91) Donruss Sandberg Signature. #ed to 5,000 and we were all in awe!!!
I hate to think of what that is listing today. I paid $75 at a show for one myself. Somehow, I don't think that was a good investment...perhaps in the long, long, longer term.