Million Dollar Question – What Is The Ultimate Greg Maddux Rookie Card?
After the announcement of Greg Maddux’s election to the Baseball Hall Of Fame, I saw a pretty decent spike in the number of Greg Maddux related new listings on Ebay. Surely, this was a move by the non-Maddux collector to take advantage and strike while Maddux’s name was once again highly relevant in the hobby.
This also made me smile as my Greg Maddux player collection was completed a few years ago and I would not have to sift through any price-gouging tactics in order to capture cards for my collection.
As you would expect, Maddux cards began to sell again at a pretty good pace. And the prices went from fair to overpriced to outrageous.
This got me to thinking ‘What Is The Ultimate Greg Maddux Rookie Card’?
So, that is tonight’s Million Dollar Question.
While there are not a ton of choices, there is a decent lot to choose from.
Here they are:
1987 Topps Traded
1987 Fleer Updated
1987 Donruss Rated Rookie
1987 Donruss ‘The Rookies’
Not a bad crop of cards. And I am happy to say that I own a copy of each in my collection.
But, which one is the ‘Ultimate One’?
Hmmm…. Decisions, decisions….
Amazingly, none of these Maddux cards made it to my ‘Fab 5’ when I completed my player collection a few years back. The reason is simple – I don’t have too many memories of the shaggy haired pitcher with the weak mustache. Instead, I recall the professor-esque looking guy with the business man’s haircut and slightly chubby face.
Back to the cards… My favorite card among the four options is the Fleer Update card. The colors from the 1987 Fleer design are very complementary to those of the Chicago Cubs. And with the backdrop of a blurred Wrigley Field being present, the Maddux image has a nice 3-D effect happening.
So, my choice is the 1987 Fleer Update card!
And now it is your turn – What Is The Ultimate Greg Maddux Rookie Card?