Yesterday I was looking though eBay, not really looking for something to buy, more like thinking of something to write about that won’t piss off my readers (starting to get some really nasty remarks that I no longer put on the blog). I ran into an auction that just made me pause and think about it:
Being a child from the 80s I love this card and being this is sitting on the top of this pack just makes me want it more. Now the card itself is worth about 10 bucks on eBay ungraded. The pack runs consistently around $36 and I’ve seen quite a lot of them. So I started looking for more packs that have stars rookie cards and ran across the website:
The guy who runs the site doesn’t know that I put this on my site, but I spent nearly an hour looking at his collection. I guess I learn something new each day, collection packs with stars on top as a personal collection sub-genre is much like a person who collects only graded cards. His personal collection is really incredible and I think one of the most amazing pieces in his collection is:
A beautiful George Brett / Robin Yount on top 1975 Topps mini rack pack. I’ve always loved that particular set and to see the two best cards of the set just sitting there on the top, just makes me want it more than the Ripken cello pack. He says on his website that the pack is valued to nearly $3000. I think it might even be worth more (even with the off center centering).
I have a few of these types of packs, most were from 1987 – 1989 and none that are worth the kind of money that his packs are worth. As much as I would love to say that I am going to collect these star packs money is tight, so maybe in the future. What a really cool idea though? I mean it is the best way to celebrate the past by not only collecting old timey rookies and stars, but also old timey packs, back when packs (as you can clearly see on the rack pack) were 49 cents.
Here is a list of cards I would love star packs of:
1979 Ozzie Smith
1978 Eddie Murray / Paul Molitor
1977 Dale Murphy / Mark Fidrych
1976 Dennis Eckersley
1975 Robin Yount / George Brett
1974 Dave Winfield
1980 Rickey Henderson
1981 Fernando Valenzuela
1982 Cal Ripken
1983 Wade Boggs / Tony Gwynn
1984 Don Mattingly
1985 Mark McGwire / Roger Clemens / Kirby Puckett / Doc Gooden
1986 Jose Canseco
1987 Barry Bonds / Bo Jackson
What is your dream unopened pack?