I remember owning a Cal Ripken Jr. commemorative gold plated card along with several Michael Jordan gold cards too. These days you can routinely find them at flea markets and garage sales for a fraction of the price.
Here's a 1996 Bleacher's Ken Griffey Jr. Diamond Stars 23kt gold card that I recently added to my collection:
The card came in a specially marked box that points out to prospective buyers that each card is individually serial numbered and only produced during the course of 10 striking days.
And if that wasn't good enough, Bleachers also included a Certificate of Authenticity that certifies that Mr. Griffey himself approves of this product.
So what are you waiting for? Head down to your bank, pull out wads of cash, and start investing in 23kt gold cards before you miss the boat and they get red hot again..
Happy Monday and sayonara!