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Old 05-17-2017, 08:37 PM
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Default 1985 Topps McGwire USA Olympic pack pull!

So I gambled, bought an unopened 1985 Topps rack pack on eBay with the McGwire card showing on the back for $37. Luckily, of all the cards on top of it that were slightly off center, this one seemed mint. Carefully took it out of the pack and threw it in a card saver and sent it to PSA the next day. Just got the grading notification earlier. Not a bad gamble/luck I'd say! Gem Mint 10! I see them going for anywhere between $300-600 on eBay and some listed higher (one listed now for $899 with 13 watchers). What's the average going rate for one of these nowadays? Wondering if I should keep it and add to the collection or sell it and pick up some prime cards like Derek Jeter rookie cards (the 1994 SP foil) or a bunch of limited number 2015 Jeter refractors.

Also bought a 1984 Donruss rack pack and a 1984 Topps rack pack with the Mattingly rookie showing, but those didn't grade as high as I wanted.

1984 Donruss Darryl Strawberry RC - PSA 8
1984 Donruss Greg Gagne RC - PSA 9 OC (figures)
1984 Donruss Ron Darling RC no # on back - PSA 8
1984 Topps Don Mattingly RC - PSA 8 (very upset it wasn't a 9 or 10. Really thought I had it)




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Old 05-18-2017, 08:51 AM
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Congrats!! Great grade on a wonderful and important card
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:55 AM
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Surprised it got a 10 with the slight tilt/off-center, or maybe that's just your photos.
Post the Mattingly?
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:56 AM
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:54 AM
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Wow very nice pull.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:30 AM
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You're a jerk. It's stories like this that won't let me keep packs unopened. It's like a sirens song singing "there could be a psa 10 RC" and you just made it worse.

Seriously, congrats. That's a great pull.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:42 PM
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Congrats! It's not easy to get a 10 on that card.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:57 PM
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Surprised it got a 10 with the slight tilt/off-center, or maybe that's just your photos.

Post the Mattingly?


It's just the photos I think. I'll post the cards when they arrive Monday. Just saw an eBay auction close on the same card, same grade. Bidding ended at $679. Very close to the PSA estimated value of $700.


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Old 05-21-2017, 12:00 AM
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There's another rack pack with the McGwire card on eBay. Hmmmmm should I double or nothing?


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Old 05-21-2017, 02:18 PM
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I've heard a lot of people talking recently about how they thought that card wasn't worth anything anymore and that after the whole steroids scandal that this card won't be worth anything. You guys think this is a card that will always retain its value and will continue to increase over time (as someone stated above, an important card) or will eventually dwindle.


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