"Greg Maddux is probably the best pitcher in all of baseball along with Roger Clemens. He's much more intelligent than I am because he doesn't have a 95 or 98 mph fastball. I would tell any pitcher who wants to be successful to watch him, because he's the true definition of a pitcher." - Randy Johnson
Why am I a fan of Greg Maddux? The same reason Randy Johnson and millions of others are.
He's one of the greatest pitchers of all-time and he relied on his brain, more than his arm strength.
Over the past two decades, I've slowly put together a small Greg Maddux PC. These day, I pretty much only trade for memorabilia cards of him. But thanks to Check Out My Cards, I've also purchased a variety of inserts and parallels when the price is right. Here are five of my favorite, cheap Maddux cards:
1997 Donruss Limited "Limited Exposure" #2
Beckett Value: $8
COMC Value: $1 (my purchase price)
A refractor "knock-off"? Maybe. But who cares... this card is sweet looking!
1996 Emotion-XL "D-Fense" #6
Beckett Value: $4
COMC Value: 41¢ (my purchase price)
There's something "awesome" about cards that feature matted borders. Best thing about it? I built the whole set off of COMC for $3.54.
2008 Finest "Refractors" #103
Beckett Value: $3
COMC Value: 60¢ (my purchase price)
A Maddux refractor featuring him in a San Diego Padres uniform? Can you say "perfection"?
1996 Studio "Stained Glass Stars" #4
Beckett Value: $6
COMC Value: 84¢ (my purchase price)
Brightly colored, see through acetate? Yup... isn't it puurrrty?
1996 SPx "Bound for Glory" #1
Beckett Value: $8
COMC Value: $1.20 (my purchase price)
And finally, I couldn't create a list of cheap, cool Maddux cards without adding at least one hologram from the 90's. Upper Deck... get your stuff together & get back into the game.
Oh... before I head off to watch the Sharks' game. I almost forgot... today is The Professor's 46th birthday.
Happy Birthday Mr. Maddux!
Happy Saturday everyone... and sayonara!