Monday, October 28, 2013

Nifty 90's: I Love Gold!

If there was ever a "peak" to my collecting years... it was probably the "90's".  Back then, I collected almost anything related to sports and sports cards.  Which means... I even collected those limited edition 23kt gold cards that were being sold on late night sports collectible shows.

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!

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    1. lol... thought that might capture your attention ;-)

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  2. The '90's was good ! I've had my eye on some Bleacher's cards.

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    1. I love that they're super affordable now. Like most of the stuff from the 90's... their values have plummeted and can be purchased for a fraction of the original price.

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  3. I'm constantly reminded why I'm glad I don't remember 90s cardboard. :o

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    1. Lol... it's a shame, because you just won my latest contest and the prize is a bunch of 90's inserts.

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  4. I don't have many cards from the '90s. The most I have are from the '96 UD CC set. I have more '80s cards, but I'd chose those UD CC sets to be on my list top.

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    1. The 80's were awesome too. That's when my collection focused on building sets and collecting rookie cards. The 90's completely changed the way I collected.

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  5. I recently added a Barry Bonds Highland Mint gold for $10. I remember they used to sell on QVC and Home Shopping Network for $75+.

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    1. Was it one of those metal rookie card reprints? If so, you got a huge bargain. Some of those Highland Mint issues still command a decent dime.

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  6. I still have one of these! Man, this is 90's collecting at it's finest.

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    1. Glad there's another guy out there that appreciates these oddballs from the 90's.

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  7. One of the best (and worst) things about the 1990s is that the hobby was like the old "Wild West", companies were coming out of nowhere to produce cards just to make that cash grab. It didn't matter if they had a license or not, they just went to town and turned the machines on full blast.

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    1. Lol... 100% correct. Trying to find information on some of these issues is nearly impossible.

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  8. I think I have one of those cards...came in a repack tin. Don West on Shop At Home was awesome, haha.

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    1. It was pretty routine for me to program my VCR to record Don West and the S@H crew. Great memories.

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  9. Would you ever sell this?

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