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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cheap Cool Cards #6: 1994 Leaf Slideshow

I know what you're thinking... another acetate set? I just can't help myself.

Here's another opportunity for collectors to go out and pick up a piece of art for a handful of change. Sure they're from the "overproduced, insert crazed 90's", but if you're a "collector" and not an "investor", like me... then it's our opportunity to seize the day.

Sixteen years ago, Leaf inserted these "Slideshow" inserts into their baseball packs at a rate of one per fifty-four retail/hobby packs. You could also pull them from their jumbo and magazine packs too (1:36 packs).

The card is based on photo slides and features an acetate photo, which is labeled with the specific date and game from which the photo was taken. On the flipside, there's a quote about the featured player from Frank Thomas.

Straight to the point... they're simple, beautiful, cheap, and feature acetate. It doesn't get much better than that. By the way... the scans don't do this card justice, since you need light to shine through the acetate to get the full effect.

Card: 1994 Leaf Slideshow #6 Barry Bonds
Beckett Value: $12
eBay Price: BIN $4 (free shipping)
COMC Price: $3.75

Card: 1994 Leaf Slideshow #9 Ken Griffey Jr.
Beckett Value: $8
eBay Price: BIN $2.75 ($2 shipping)
COMC Price: $3.75

Your best bet is to go onto COMC and submit a best offer. I picked up both of these for a combined $2.74 and was pumped since there's a chance both of them will end up in the HOF one day. We all know that Griffey is a lock... but Bonds is another story.

So today's question is: Do you think Barry Bonds will ever have a plaque hung up in Cooperstown? If so, when? 1st ballot? C'mon Charles... wha'cha think?

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. I think The most interested person to whether Bonds gets in to Cooperstown is A-Roids!

    I think to many reporters will keep them outta the Hall.

  2. I don't think Bonds will get in. Not even with an asterisk.

    Cool cards tho!!!

  3. I hope he doesn't, but I don't have a whole lot of confidence in the voters to do the right thing. They've done well by shunning McGwire so far, but it may be more difficult to ignore the career totals.

  4. Yeah... If it were up to me... I wouldn't let him in. I know that some will say that he had the stats before he started bulking up. It's like opening Pandora's box... once you let one of them in... you're going to have to let others too. Plus... what about the people who did it the right way.

    Iono... this is one of those topics that will be debated for years... and I think it's going to be one of those things that fans are going to have to agree on disagreeing.