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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

Ken Griffey Jr Has One Of The Most Recognizable Rookie Cards In The Sport!!

If you were a baseball card collector in 1989 there is only one card that made it to everyone’s wish list. 

Sure there were some very impressive players that debuted around that time.  And Jose Canseco was coming off of his amazing MVP, 40/40 season.  And the stars of the Dodgers, Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson, received a bump in hobby popularity after their 1988 World Series championship.

But there was just one card, a rookie card, that took the top place on everyone’s list.

The 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card:

In their inaugural year, Upper Deck decided to give the first card of their premier set to a kid that had yet to play a single inning in the big leagues.  While other sets played it safe with guys like Nolan Ryan, Rickey Henderson, and Don Mattingly, Upper Deck took a risk and placed all of their chips on a smiling teenager with a famous dad.

20 years later, I would have to say that the reward Upper Deck received after this set debuted was worth much more than their risk!!!

Dave Winfield 1989 Upper Deck

Dave Winfield 1989 Upper Deck

Here is another one of the cards I bought from www.checkoutmycards.com.

With their inaugural set in 1989, Upper Deck blew the baseball card collectors out of the water with their beautiful photos and unique designs.

I guess that is why I am so disappointed with the Dave Winfield card from that set.  This picture is nothing short of terrible.  I am not sure how card companies obtain images for use on their products, but for UD to use this image of Winfield doesn’t say a lot for whoever makes their selections…