Well... I found someone selling their complete 12 card "Kid Gloves" set on eBay and threw out a bid and ended up winning the auction for $3.99 (free shipping). Yep... that's 25¢ a card. You gotta love overproduced, cool looking 90's insert sets.
Here's a closer look at the set breakdown.
Set: 12 Cards
#1 Andruw Jones, #2 Alex Rodriguez, & #3 Derek Jeter
#4 Chipper Jones, #5 Darin Erstad, & #6 Todd Walker
#7 Scott Rolen, #8 Nomar Garciaparra, & #9 Jose Cruz Jr.
#10 Charles Johnson, #11 Rey Ordonez, & #12 Vladamir Guerrero
I'm a huge fan of the card's design, because it features an embossed glove with a photo of the player in their defensive stances. They were seeded into one out of every eight hobby packs, so they weren't rare. But they're still cool looking cards.
Hall of Famers: 0% (0 Players)
Currently none of the players are enshrined at Cooperstown. But I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing embossed bronze plaques of Jeter, Rodriguez, Jones, and Guerrero within the next decade or so.
Beckett Value: $15
Derek Jeter is the most valuable card in the set... listed at a whopping $4. A-Rod and Nomar are both listed at $2.50 each, while Chipper and Vladamir round things out at $1.50 a piece.
eBay Value: $3.99
I only found one completed sale for this set... my $3.99 purchase. However, I've seen sales for as little as 35¢ (shipped) for a single Walker and as high as $5.94 (shipped) for a single Jeter.
There's currently a complete 12 card set up on eBay for $4.99 (+ $3.00 shipping), so we'll see if somebody pulls the trigger and picks up this set.
Today's question is about the 1997 AL MVP and 6x MLB All-Star... Mr. Nomar Garciaparra.
Do you think he'll eventually be enshrined in Cooperstown along with some of the other big names in this set? Why or why not?
Happy Monday everyone. I hope all of you have a great week. Sayonara!