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Monday, November 21, 2011
The coolest card I found for a nickel!
There are more "valuable" cards in the lot of cards I grabbed from the card store last week, when I paid $25 for a lot of about 600 cards (about 5 cents per card). There are refractors and shiny inserts and Nolan Ryans and cards serial numbered to 99 or less and cards that just never seem to show up at card shows.
But I had to keep my excitement silent when I happened to see this:
How does a card like this end up in a quarter box? Okay, so its book value is $2, but come on, this was like a $100 card in 1991. (Seriously, can someone look in a 1991-era Beckett and see what it was worth - it's card #33.)
What makes it so special? Compare it with this card:
Yes, if you didn't notice Juan Gonzalez batting the wrong way, and the 9 in his jersey being backwards, I found the reverse negative card. And a few cards later, the regular card was in the same row. So I tossed them both into the pile (what's a couple more cards when building up a $25 lot?). Sure, it's not as popular as the Rick Face card, or as valuable as the Dale Murphy reverse negative, but I'm glad to have this in my collection.
That really, truly was the greatest scene ever committed to film. Thank you, Troma, for bringing such great... um. Yeah. Did you notice the same kid dies twice in this clip? So that's an error, just like the card in this post! See, I have videos that somehow relate to the content of the post.
So, what was that card worth, at its highest price? What would you pay for the reverse negative card today?