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Old 11-23-2008, 08:46 AM
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Posted By: Dan Paradis

I copied this one section from the auction house (can't remember which one) that was selling Sergio's collection.
He obviously put in a lot of work into this if he did this for every HOF'er. Does anyone have his entire RC Worksheet? Has anyone else done anything like this?

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"Best Rookie Card" Categories/Scoring

Note: Points subtracted for each liability consideration are shown below in parentheses ( ).

Material - Made of cardboard (0), made of paper (5), cardboard matchbox w/striker (11), other material (20).

Size - 6-1/2" x 10" or larger (20), 4" x 6" or larger (11), 3" x 4" or larger (5), less than 3" x 4" (0), more than 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" (0), 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" or smaller (5), 1" x 1-3/4" or smaller (11), 3/4" x 1" or smaller (20). Only one side of a card needs to exceed the size example to trigger the higher subtraction: a card measuring 3" x 11" would suffer a deduction of 20.

Role (as Depicted) - player is shown during one of his first 5 years in the majors (0), active player 6 years or more after his major league debut (5), manager/umpire/executive during active years (5), pioneer (5), non-active major leaguer on post-retirement commemorative (11), player shown in minor leagues, active or non-active, or manager (11), or in another sport or profession outside of baseball (20). Cards of Negro Leaguers or players from foreign leagues are treated as major leaguers unless the same player has at least one card from the major leagues; in that case, other items are regarded as minor league cards.

Featured - one person featured on card (0), two-five subjects on card (5), six or more subjects on card (11). "Featured" is defined as a person named on the card, or a person who is an object of focus in the card's intended theme.

Image - photo or artwork has a close resemblance to person(s) featured (0), photo or artwork has some resemblance to person(s) featured, as in certain "action" photos or cartoonish caricatures (5), photo or artwork does not resemble person(s) featured, such as, for example, a distant team photograph where individuals are not identifiable, or in generic art (11).

Identity - name of featured person appears on the front and/or back of card (0), name is not present on card (11), name does not match picture, an error (11).

Type of Dist(ribution) - distributed as a bonus or premium along with purchased goods (0), sold directly for money, individually or in a set (5), purchased with coupons or tabs (5), distributed for advertising or promotional purposes (11), personal cards w/markings, such as some photo postcards, some cabinets, and certain unattributed cdv's (20).

Origin - distributed in the continental U.S. (0), distributed in Canada (5), distributed in Cuba, Puerto Rico, or another country (11).

Set - set has 10 or more cards and 3 or more baseball teams are represented in its content (0), set has 10 or more cards or 3 or more baseball teams are represented in its content (5), set has less than 10 cards and less than 3 baseball teams are represented in its content (11).

Shape/Cut - square or rectangular-shaped card cut by the manufacturer, may have oval corners (0), round, die-cut or "card" of another shape cut by manufacturer (5), a card of any shape, cut by the consumer (11).

Deductions - the sum total of liability points ( ) as compiled through the guidance of the foregoing list.

Sub-Total resultant figure derived when Total Deductions are subtracted from 100.

Penalty any cards appearing later (chronologically) than the first card to achieve a Sub-Total score of 90 or more points is penalized: for appearing a year later (5) and for one year or more (8).

Grand Total an items final score, obtained by subtracting Penalty (if applicable) from Sub-Total.

Chart Arrangement Note: Cards are presented in chronological order from the earliest (at the top) to the latest. A card that appears below another must have an equivalent or higher Sub-Total score to be eligible for final ranking. (Items fitting this scenario may have the same Sub-Total score, brought about by dissimilar combinations of deductions. For instance, if a 1914 card and a 1915 card have the same Sub-Total of 95, the 1915 card is only eligible for ranking if its Deduction comes from a different category than the 14s; in other words, they cant share a Size Deduction as a liability, in common, with the later-issued item remaining eligible.) Only cards that are eligible for final ranking will be seen in the Grand Total column as shown in the Alexander example, above.

"Best Rookie Card" Hierarchy

Best Rookie Card - a term used to separate the card that scores six points or more higher than the second-highest card: the standout piece. Not every Hall of Famer will have a Best Rookie card. Note: If an individual has a card that reaches the 100-point threshold as a Grand Total (that is, no Deductions or Penalties apply), no later cards are eligible for Best Rookie status.

Rookie Cards - These are the highest-scoring cards that are separated my margins of 5 points or less. In the case of Alexander, there are three Rookie Cards: the 1913 WG5 (95 points), WG6 (95) and 1914 Cracker Jack (92).

Notables - These items score between 6-10 points less than the highest-scoring card. Or, in a case where the Best Rookie Card is extremely rare, the Notable ranking can become more subjective to afford inclusion of cards that rate next-best consideration (even though their evaluations may be more than ten points shy of Best Rookie Card status).


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Old 11-23-2008, 08:55 AM
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Posted By: Phil Garry

Dan:

Mastro was the auction house that sold Sergio's collection. It was within the past 2 years and I believe what you are looking for appeared in their Premiere Auction Catalogue (I believe it was probably April, 2007 or thereabouts). I thought the concept was very interesting and considered doing something similar but have since decided to simply pursue the earliest appearance of each BB HOF'er. If more than one card was issued during the same season, then scarcity and ulimately price make the final determination for me.

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:59 AM
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Posted By: jdrum

is extrememly interesting and thanks for posting. Myself, I am looking for a hobby that is less work than that. Again, to each their own, that's what makes it great. To think, spreadsheet or not than anyone will ever agree on what constitutes a rookie card makes for continuing lively discussion.

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Posted By: Matt

"Best" is a subjective descriptor; it seems awkward to try and quantify it using other subjective criteria. A 93 is really a better rookie card then a 91?

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Posted By: Farfel

BEST NOOKIE CARD:

Material Made of soft, supple material (0), made of leather (20), made of former cow parts (45)

Size XXXL (0), XXL (1), XL (2), L (3), X (14), M (18), S (22). XS (26A), Concave (47)

Role (as Depicted) subject is shown in one of three productive activities (0), at rest (10), in normal use (25), as furniture duster (0)

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