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NardiWasHere
02-05-2007, 01:44 PM
I went back home for the weekend to watch the Bears and do some stuff and I found my old baseball card collection.... It was great to see what cards, as a little kid, I considered valuable enough to put in individual cases (way too many Kirk McCaskill cards) and the ones I didn't care about (I must have come home from a game where Eddie Murray played well against the Sox because it looks like I systematically took out all of his cards and destroyed them)...

Two cards that caught my attention specifically:

1. Paul Konerko as a catcher for the Dodgers... hillarious

2. An amatuer/minor league/ college/ high school type A-Rod card with a White Sox hat......... could someone shed some light on this?

Anyone else have any funny baseball card stories? Is card collecting still big with kids? I never see packs of cards in stores like I remember. Any WSIers still collect em?

NardiWasHere
02-05-2007, 02:04 PM
I found a picture of the Arod card.... what's the deal?

http://www.basehit.net/CatImages/93Classic4Sport260.jpg

Uncle_Patrick
02-05-2007, 02:20 PM
I used to collect baseball cards but the market got so oversaturated with custom card lines and specialties and such that I lost interest. My wife's uncle used to sell trading cards for a living and he said that stuff hurt the baseball card collecting hobby big-time.

FedEx227
02-05-2007, 03:01 PM
I found a picture of the Arod card.... what's the deal?

http://www.basehit.net/CatImages/93Classic4Sport260.jpg

I def. have this card. I've always saved it and kept it in good condition because I was never quite sure what it was. Even today, I'm still confused as to why hes wearing a Sox hat.

WhiteSox5187
02-05-2007, 03:12 PM
I have a ton of baseball cards lying around the house. My most valuable is a Greg Maddux rookie card.

lizard6king6
02-05-2007, 03:13 PM
lately Ive been starting to get into baseball cards again although I am trying to stay away due to the price these days. I looked up a few cards that I have to check the price and they went wayyyyyyyyyyy down. One Jeter card I had was worth $200 6 years ago, now its worth $30 in Beckett. I also was going through my cards and although not baseball I use to collect Nick Van Exel and Latrell Spreewell basketball cards. How I ever picked those 2, I dont know :)

asboog
02-05-2007, 03:17 PM
2. An amatuer/minor league/ college/ high school type A-Rod card with a White Sox hat......... could someone shed some light on this?



Could you give us some more details like the card company and year? Then maybe we could find something on the internet?

WizardsofOzzie
02-05-2007, 03:20 PM
I found a picture of the Arod card.... what's the deal?

http://www.basehit.net/CatImages/93Classic4Sport260.jpg

Could you give us some more details like the card company and year? Then maybe we could find something on the internet?

Ummmm....see above? :dunno:

asboog
02-05-2007, 03:28 PM
Ummmm....see above? :dunno:

If I could read the logo from the picture I wouldn't have asked the question.

WizardsofOzzie
02-05-2007, 03:30 PM
If I could read the logo from the picture I wouldn't have asked the question.
1993 4 sport Classic Collection

Uncle_Patrick
02-05-2007, 03:43 PM
lately Ive been starting to get into baseball cards again although I am trying to stay away due to the price these days. I looked up a few cards that I have to check the price and they went wayyyyyyyyyyy down. One Jeter card I had was worth $200 6 years ago, now its worth $30 in Beckett. I also was going through my cards and although not baseball I use to collect Nick Van Exel and Latrell Spreewell basketball cards. How I ever picked those 2, I dont know :)

Prices have dropped because the market is over-saturated. Old baseball cards were valuable because, for the most part, kids didn't really take care of them. Therefore, finding a card from the '50s or '60s in good condition was tough. Nowadays, thanks to publications like Becketts and websites like Ebay, everyone saves everything, thinking there stuff is going to be worth a ton one day.

asboog
02-05-2007, 03:59 PM
http://andrewswanson.net/arod.JPG

I found this and it says Westminster across his chest. I dug around and found out he went to Westminster Christian High School in Miami. They must have been the White Sox.

Link (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Rodriguez_Alex.stm) The info is at the bottom of the page.

viagracat
02-05-2007, 04:01 PM
Nearly all my baseball cards are Topps cards from the 1960s.

My White Sox cards:

1964: Jim Landis, Fritz Ackley/Don Buford (rookie stars), Ray Herbert

1965: Don Buford

1967: Ron Hansen, Ken Berry, Don Dennis, Hoyt Wilhelm

1968: Jerry McNertney, Pete Ward, Bob Locker, Tommy John, Rocky Colavito, Fred Klages, Mickey Abarbenel/Cisco Carlos (rookie stars), Luis Aparicio, Duane Josephson, Hoyt Wilhelm, Bob Priddy, Tommy McCraw, Jack Fisher, Don McMahon, Ken Berry, Wayne Causey, Eddie Stanky, Wilbur Wood

1969: Gary Peters, Cisco Carlos, Luis Aparicio, Buddy Bradford, Wilbur Wood, Pete Ward, Don Pavletich, Duane Josephson, Bob Priddy, Sandy Alomar, Walt Williams, Joe Horlen, Tom McCraw, Tommy John, Ken Berry, Woody Held

1970: Danny Murphy, Tommy John, Ron Hansen, Duane Josephson

1972: Tom Bradley

:)

ewokpelts
02-05-2007, 04:09 PM
I def. have this card. I've always saved it and kept it in good condition because I was never quite sure what it was. Even today, I'm still confused as to why hes wearing a Sox hat.it may be a picture from the arizona fall league

FedEx227
02-05-2007, 04:15 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Christian_School

Theres the info on Westminster, A-Rod no doubt went there. But it says their nickname is the Warriors, so why they had Sox hats on is still a pretty big question mark.

102605
02-05-2007, 04:16 PM
I found a picture of the Arod card.... what's the deal?

http://www.basehit.net/CatImages/93Classic4Sport260.jpg

This is no doubt a picture from the future.

asboog
02-05-2007, 04:20 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Christian_School

Theres the info on Westminster, A-Rod no doubt went there. But it says their nickname is the Warriors, so why they had Sox hats on is still a pretty big question mark.

then i guess we are back at square one.

Slats
02-05-2007, 04:49 PM
The problem with selling cards if the "grading mafia". If you look on Ebay (for the most part) the cards that are getting the biggest dollars (actual completed sales) are cards that have been graded by one of the grading services. PSA or one of the others. The assign a points system to condition of the card and encase it in a sturdy plastic display sleeve. It's a serious investment to have your cards professionally graded. You can sell your cards ungraded on Ebay but they usually bring much less money than graded cards. The grading services are making serious money.

Slats
02-05-2007, 05:00 PM
Here's your card on Ebay right now (http://cgi.ebay.com/Alex-Rodriguez-1993-Classic-4-Sport-Baseball-Card-260_W0QQitemZ8796538388QQcmdZViewItem)

5.00 Buy-It-Now

hi im skot
02-05-2007, 05:14 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Christian_School

Theres the info on Westminster, A-Rod no doubt went there. But it says their nickname is the Warriors, so why they had Sox hats on is still a pretty big question mark.

I think he was just a fan of the cap and wore it...I'm guessing it was during some sort of scouting session, rather than an actual high school baseball game.

Brian26
02-06-2007, 08:51 PM
I used to collect baseball cards but the market got so oversaturated with custom card lines and specialties and such that I lost interest. My wife's uncle used to sell trading cards for a living and he said that stuff hurt the baseball card collecting hobby big-time.

Yeah, baseball cards really suck.


http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/DSCN1161.jpg

http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/DSCN1163.jpg

LongLiveFisk
02-06-2007, 09:02 PM
I used to collect Fisk cards, and have over a thousand easily. I also have a couple of sets from the 80s ('85-'87) which probably aren't even worth much these days, but I really don't collect anymore. I just have no interest in being a buyer of things these days. I'm a seller....eBay! :D:

ewokpelts
02-07-2007, 09:14 AM
Brian,
How much were the burlz/jenks glove cards?

ewokpelts
02-07-2007, 09:18 AM
The problem with selling cards if the "grading mafia". If you look on Ebay (for the most part) the cards that are getting the biggest dollars (actual completed sales) are cards that have been graded by one of the grading services. PSA or one of the others. The assign a points system to condition of the card and encase it in a sturdy plastic display sleeve. It's a serious investment to have your cards professionally graded. You can sell your cards ungraded on Ebay but they usually bring much less money than graded cards. The grading services are making serious money.
Two points.
1. BGS is the enemy in the grading wars. PSA is a much better service, ESPECIALLY for vintage(pre-1980) cards. BGS is OWNED by beckett, the price guide people. Kinda a conflict of interest.

2. Ebay drags the price down for EVERYTHING. slabbed(graded) or raw(ungraded) feel the burn, unless you have something that came out TODAY.

lumberjack923
02-08-2007, 11:33 AM
That A-Rod card is probably a picture from the area code tryouts or games