NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Postwar Sportscard Forums > Modern Baseball Cards Forum (1980-Present)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-20-2017, 11:30 PM
bigfanNY bigfanNY is offline
Jonathan Sterling
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 784
Default Modern Autographs Big Star from expensive box vs Big Star from 99cent pack?

This week I purchased 2 cards one a Mike Trout from Topps Transcendent a $27,000 per box.nice card two were available via auction one had a strange looking signature.. sold for eighty buck less but I could not live with it. Second card was an Aaron Judge Topps chrome update. A redemption card but chrome update is only sold via target 7 pack boxes for $19 per box.and autographs come one per 7195 packs. So a Judge comes say once per ten thousand boxes. Long odds.. my question is anybody else like Auto's with super long odds say from Topps opening day etc. I like them remind me of the old days ..Upper deck Reggie Ryan etc. .
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-21-2017, 06:11 PM
bigfanNY bigfanNY is offline
Jonathan Sterling
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 784
Default Picture worth a thousand words

This illustrates what I was trying to say. Mike Trout Transcendent from a box that cost as much as a car $26,000.00. And a Mike Trout from an opening day box that cost $25.00.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-21-2017, 06:17 PM
Exhibitman's Avatar
Exhibitman Exhibitman is offline
Ad@m W@r$h@w
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Beautiful Downtown Burbank
Posts: 6,660
Default

Well, sure, it is way more fun to hit a longshot than to pay a high price for something, same as any gambling. Which is all it is. Or plowing through boxes of junk at a show looking for hidden gems. Freakish spontaneous wealth.
__________________
Please visit my web site: www.americasgreatboxingcards.com
So... move out of your studio apartment! And try speaking to a real live woman, and GROW THE HELL UP! I mean, it's just baseball cards dammit, IT'S JUST BASEBALL CARDS!
10% off any BIN in my eBay store (user name: exhibitman) for N54 members buying direct from me through this site instead, just PM me.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-22-2017, 10:40 PM
frankhardy's Avatar
frankhardy frankhardy is offline
Shane
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Western KY
Posts: 420
Default

I personally like original Topps cards that are autographed "after production". If they are authentic, they are much more appealing to me than anything that is signed and then inserted into packs.

I know that wasn't an option from the original post, but I just wanted to comment.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-22-2017, 11:01 PM
bigfanNY bigfanNY is offline
Jonathan Sterling
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 784
Default

Not long ago it was taboo to have a player sign an expensive Baseball card. The thought was never add an autograph that is worth less than a card. I myself never bought in to that. I had Bob Feller sign a 38 Goudey, Brooks Robinson Sign a 67. In the 70's current players and even most live old timers signatures had little value. I remember a show Joe Dimaggio was signing for $8 Mays and Mantle $5 .. Feller and Brooks were free to dealers with a table. Now even current players can be Hundreds .
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-22-2017, 11:13 PM
mrmopar mrmopar is offline
Curt
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 852
Default

I guess I have not owned any cards that were ultra pricy, but I would have no issues getting a high end card signed. I use this as an example, except I was too scared to send it through the mail, but would have jumped at the chance IP. A Duke Snider 49 Bowman card would have been awesome to get signed, but Duke was a $10 or less signature for a very long time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigfanNY View Post
Not long ago it was taboo to have a player sign an expensive Baseball card. The thought was never add an autograph that is worth less than a card. I myself never bought in to that. I had Bob Feller sign a 38 Goudey, Brooks Robinson Sign a 67. In the 70's current players and even most live old timers signatures had little value. I remember a show Joe Dimaggio was signing for $8 Mays and Mantle $5 .. Feller and Brooks were free to dealers with a table. Now even current players can be Hundreds .
__________________
Looking for: 1974 TCMA Billy Loes Autograph Card, Unique Steve Garvey items, select Dodgers Postcards & Team Issue photos
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-22-2017, 11:43 PM
frankhardy's Avatar
frankhardy frankhardy is offline
Shane
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Western KY
Posts: 420
Default

For my Cardinals Topps autograph collection, I have a Bob Gibson signed rookie, plus most Topps Musial cards. I wouldn't want them signed in my regular team sets, but I love them in my autograph albums.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-27-2017, 09:47 AM
WillBBC WillBBC is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 374
Default

I think about this a lot. Those super high end products that Topps and Panini keep pumping out are super redundant. There's a reason star autographs from products like Heritage and Topps/Bowman Chrome outpace the higher end products--they actually look and feel like trading cards rather than an expensive chunk of cardboard that can stand on its edge.

I do think some of those high end products look great. Topps Definitive this year really knocked it out of the park. But there's no way in hell I'd spend 900+ to open a pack. I spent about 150 bones on players I liked and am thrilled to have them in my collection.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.


ebay GSB