Sometimes it's to compare trade values... while other times I just like to cheer myself up and pretend I can get certain dollar figures for my cards.
Well today, I came across a card that actually sells for more than Beckett's book value on a regular basis. While sifting through a box of star cards, I came across my 1990 Score baseball card #697 of none other than Mr. Bo Jackson.
If you collected in the early 90's, than you know about this card. From what I could find, the image was taken from a 1988 Nike poster called The Ball Player. I was able to find one completed auction on eBay and the final price was $32.87 (+$5.00 shipping).
The actual card is much cheaper than. Currently Beckett has card #697 listed at $.50. However recent eBay auctions have showed that this card goes for as little as three times book value and up to over eight times book.
I'm sure you can find these in common bins across the country, but I'm please to see Bo Jackson is still a hobby icon and that these cards can still command some change.
Earlier today, I took a little drive over to my buddy's garage and looked up some values Beckett listed back in the early 90's. Here's what I found:
June 1990: $10
September 1990: $12
December 1990: $9
June 1991: $4.50
I'd like to see how much Beckett listed these for in October and November of 1990, since that's probably when it peaked in book value. I read over at Wax Heaven that dealers once sold these in the $25 range. This doesn't surprise me, because Bo was a beast in the late 80's and early 90's. He's arguably the best two-sport athlete since Jim Thorpe.
Bo Jackson NFL Highlights
Bo Jackson MLB Highlights
Luckily for us... collector's can now pick up an amazing piece of history for the price of a couple candy bars. And although this card may be cheap... it's definitely cool.
Do you own this card?
If so, did you purchase it back in the early 90's?
Do you remember how much it sold for in your area?
I'm not 100% sure, but I think I owned 10 or more copies of this card at one point. I have no clue what I paid for them, but I'm sure I overpaid. Today, I'm down to this one copy... which is plenty enough.
Does anyone know if Bo signs TTM's? This would be a sweet card to get signed.
Oh one more thing... if you were as huge a fan of Wax Heaven as I was... then here's some good news... Mario is back! Check him out over at his new blog: The Wax Morgue
I made the discovery last week and I was stoked. He's the major reason I started this blog. Well... I guess I should head over there to see what he's posted today.
Happy Friday everyone. Sayonara!