Friday, June 19, 2015

No Logo... No Problem!

I can't remember the first time I stumbled across a logo-less card, but it was probably one of those mid 80's oddball issues that I've grown to love and embrace over the years.

However... even back then, they were still considered second rate pieces of cardboard.

Just check out this Gibson...

1994 Nabisco All-Stars Legends #1

Is there a single person out there who believes Gibby looks better without a Cardinals' logo on his hat?

Probably not.  And if there are a few of you out there, you're definitely in the minority.  The fact is... I  would rather see a team's logo instead of a blank jersey or hat.

But if you're on a strict cardboard budget, then logo-less cardboard is a great alternative.  In honor of Flashback Friday, I present some very affordable HOFer autographs from the 90's:

1994 Nabisco All-Stars Legends #2

A few months ago, I was in the process of building my 1998 Donruss Signatures "Significant Signatures" set, when I came across this set on eBay.  I entered a small bidding war with two other collectors and when the dust settled, I emerged the victor with a $21.50 bid.

1994 Nabisco All-Stars Legends #3

Tack on $3.34 for shipping and I walked away paying less than $25 for four on-card, certified autographs of players enshrined in Cooperstown.

1994 Nabisco All-Stars Legends #4

Each of the cards were accompanied by these COA's from Nabisco:



Now I realize that these aren't for everyone.  Heck... logo-less cards are one of my biggest sports card pet peeves.  But the fact is... I love bargains.  And anytime I find certified on-card autographs of HOFers for around six bucks each, there's a good chance I'll pick them up.

What about you?

What are you thoughts on 90's Nabisco autographs and/or logo-less cardboard?

Happy Friday and sayonara!

5 comments:

  1. 1) Nabisco autos, AOK! 2) I'm with you, prefer the logo, but I won't walk away from a bargain either. I own PLENTY of the oddball logo-less cards.

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  2. I keep wanting to pull the trigger on a Gibby auto-some day my friend some day.

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  3. I had never heard of Nabisco autographs before. Sounds yummy.
    I don't mind logo-less cardboard. Especially now that MLB's licensing fees are ludicrously high and there are ways around it if done correctly. Unfortunately sets like the current reincarnation of Donruss remind us that it can go WRONG as well.

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  4. I am actually getting to the point where I am OK with cards that are logo-less as long as they look good. These card look great and paying less than $25 shipped for those 4 autographs is definitely a huge win.

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  5. john - when it comes to logo-less cards, i sorta feel oddballs get a pass... while pack pulled logo-less don't. but that's just me... i'm weird like that.

    b-man - if you're looking for cheap... nabisco is the way to go. i'm sure you can find one for $5 to $7... maybe less.

    zippy - it's good that there are collectors out there who enjoy them. different strokes for different folks, right?

    corky - i wish i could say the same... but as i get older and older... i'm also getting stingier and stingier with my money. that means less logo-less cards in my pc.

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