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Million Dollar Question – Is Now The Time To Invest In Craig Biggio Rookie Cards?

Million Dollar Question – Is Now The Time To Invest In Craig Biggio Rookie Cards?

With the progression of Craig Biggio’s Hall of Fame vote tally, I would say that the odds of his election into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2015 is likely a 90% certainty.

In 2013, Biggio tallied 68.2% of the vote.  And in 2014, he claimed 74.8% of the votes cast.

Barring any ground-breaking, and earth-shattering news, I believe that Biggio will easily earn the extra votes to hit the magical 75% needed for enshrinement.

So, is it time to invest in Mr. Biggio now?  Buy hoards of his rookie baseball cards with the goal of flipping them when his name is more relevant in the hobby than it is today?

I am not one to turn down an option like this.  But, I am also not the guy that wants to buy a card for a quarter to sell it for a dollar as the associated Ebay and PayPal fees will surely put you in the red…

What do you think?  Invest in Craig Biggio with the goal of making money a year from now or pass?

biggio 1989 upper deck

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock Subset – COMPLETE!!!

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock Subset – COMPLETE!!!

After just 5 weeks, this set is now complete.  And I have to say that while small in size, just five cards, it was fun going back in time with Topps.

From Dwight Gooden to Lou Brock to Hank Aaron to Gil Hodges to Tony Oliva, it was all good.

And the cards are great to look at!!

Here is a picture of the complete set:

Not a bad $1.00 invbestment if you ask me.

Now on to the next set…

Stay tuned.  And thanks for reading!!!

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #5 – Tony Oliva & The 1964 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #5 – Tony Oliva & The 1964 Baseball Season

“Twenty-Five Years Ago”

This card is card #5 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Tony Oliva’s’ 1964 Topps baseball card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’64 season on the back.

A few of my favorites from that year:

  • Jim Bunning’s perfect game
  • Richie Allen collecting more than 200 hits and winning the ROY
  • Tony Oliva collecting more than 200 hits and winning the ROY

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #4 – Gil Hodges & The 1969 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #4 – Gil Hodges & The 1969 Baseball Season

“Twenty Years Ago”

This card is card #4 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Gil Hodges’ 1969 Topps baseball card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’69 season on the back.

A few of my favorites from that year:

  • Willie McCovey’s 2 home runs in the All-Star game
  • The Chicago Cubs’ potential for a miracle season
  • Tom Seaver’s amazing season in which he won 78% of his starts

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #2 – Lou Brock & The 1979 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #2 – Lou Brock & The 1979 Baseball Season

“Ten Years Ago”

This card is card #2 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Lou Brock’s 1979 Topps baseball card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’79 season on the back.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Phil and Joe Niekro both reaching 20 wins – first brothers to accomplish the feat in same season.

Ken Foorsch’s no-hitter – the only one of the 1979 campaign.

Lou Brock setting the all-time steals mark with 938.

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #1 – Dwight Gooden & The 1984 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #1 – Dwight & The 1984 Baseball Season

“Five Years Ago”

This card is card #1 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Dwight Gooden’s 1984 Rookie card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’84 season on the back.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Jack Morris’ no hitter on opening weekend.

Tony Gwynn’s .351 batting average.

Teammates Don Mattingly and Dave Winfield battling for the batting title.

Dwight Gooden’s rise to fame, while dominating his competition on a regular basis.

Unveiling The Next Subset That I Have Put Together!!!

Unveiling The Next Subset That I Have Put Together!!!

After having a blast putting together the 1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ set, I am going to jump from 1987 to 1989 and go after the same set.

I love the style, I love the look, and I love the theme of the ‘TBC’ subset.

And next week, I will start featuring each card from the set.

Enjoy!!!

30-YOC’s Opening 2-Day Contest Winner Is…

30-YOC’s Opening 2-Day Contest Winner Is…

DAN!!!

Dan came the closest with his prediction of 151 strikeouts.  The actual number was 154 – which is pretty solid for an 11-game schedule.

Dan, I will email you to get your shipping information so your prize can be mailed out to you quickly.

Thank you to everyone that played – I will be hosting another contest in the coming weeks to stay tuned!!

Thanks again, and congratulations Dan!!!

Opening Day Contest Players & Their Picks!!!

Opening Day Contest Players & Their Picks!!!

Alrighty Boys, Everyone has made their picks and we’re all ready for the games to begin!!

I would like to thank everyone that participated in my first contest of the 2011 baseball season.  And due to the great response I got to this one, I will work to run contests on a more frequent basis throughout the season – stay tuned.

Don’t forget that for this contest, we are tracking the total number of strikeouts thrown during Friday’s 11 contests.  The player that guesses the closest to the actual number of K’s thrown, without going over, takes the cake.

Here are the players and their picks:

Player # Of K’s
Rod Davis 86
Samuel Pair 94
unclemoe 101
Gregory Zakwin 105
Tom  110
Jeff 112
twang 114
Play At The Plate 127
cubsfan731 132
C.L. 133
jeff p 142
SingleDaddyof2 144
chuckneo 147
Doctor Kas 149
Dan 151
unlikelymoose 157
One Out Away 160
Duane D 163
Ron Churchwell 167
Tai 172
Tim H 175
Charley 177
Nathan 181
Eric L 187
McGee-Fan51 189
The Lost Collector 198

Oh, and a little reminder of the prize that is up for grabs!

Good Luck everyone – enjoy the start of what should be a remarkable year!!!

Opening 2-Day Contest : WIN A BOX OF 1989 TOPPS BASEBALL CARDS!!!

Opening 2-Day Contest :  WIN A BOX OF 1989 TOPPS BASEBALL CARDS!!!

As we all eagerly wait for the 2011 baseball season to begin, I want to start it off right.

And one way to accomplish that is to host a contest!!!

After thinking of all of the possible contests to run, I have settled in on this:

There are 11 games scheduled on Opening Day(I am calling Opening Day April 1st).  You can review the schedule, and see the starting pitchers by clicking here.  To win this contest, you need to guess how many total strikeouts will be thrown in these 11 games.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your pick.  Once a number is taken, it cannot be used again.  The person who gets the closest, without going over, to the actual number of strikeouts tossed wins!!!

Opening Days brings out the sport’s top pitchers.  From David Price to King Felix to Josh Johnson to Ubaldo Jimenez- there will be a ton of K’s.  So, do your homework and make your selections now!!!

The prize  for this contest will be a box of 1989 Topps baseball cards.  That’s right, 36 packs of a ’30-YOC’ favorite.

Want to win the cards?  Want to prove you know the game better than your buddies?  Than what are you waiting for?  Make your prediction and get ready for ‘Opening Day 2011’.

Good Luck you all of you!!!

 

Oh yeah, all picks must be submitted to me no later than March 30th at midnight.  Thanks.