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Griffey Collector's Thread - Part Two..

mrmopar

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That is simply insane to me that people will drop that much on a new card. Older cards are easier to excuse, but still is crazy. I know it's commonplace now days, but still crazy to me. For me, it's really still a hobby. I am not going to spend $$$ that amount to cars, houses and waterfront property on sport cards (over a long time, maybe easier to do, but not in small shots). Now if I were comfortable 7 figure rich, maybe I have a different attitude and perhaps some of these buyers are in that category.
 

Pinbreaker

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That is simply insane to me that people will drop that much on a new card. Older cards are easier to excuse, but still is crazy. I know it's commonplace now days, but still crazy to me. For me, it's really still a hobby. I am not going to spend $$$ that amount to cars, houses and waterfront property on sport cards (over a long time, maybe easier to do, but not in small shots). Now if I were comfortable 7 figure rich, maybe I have a different attitude and perhaps some of these buyers are in that category.
Griffey late 90's cards have some serious collectors.. Even worse than @magicpapa
Here's some pics from a guy I have sold some Griffey's to..
 

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magicpapa

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@magicpapa get your wallet out..
@George_Calfas told me about it.. :)

@magicpapa get your wallet out..
@George_Calfas told me about it.. :)

I'm Debt Free... And Stayin That Way
 

Joey_peapod

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That is simply insane to me that people will drop that much on a new card. Older cards are easier to excuse, but still is crazy. I know it's commonplace now days, but still crazy to me. For me, it's really still a hobby. I am not going to spend $$$ that amount to cars, houses and waterfront property on sport cards (over a long time, maybe easier to do, but not in small shots). Now if I were comfortable 7 figure rich, maybe I have a different attitude and perhaps some of these buyers are in that category.
It’s 24 years old that’s not new lol
 

jschl93994

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Wonder what a Griffey 2004 Etchings 500 HR Club Bat Auto /25 would fetch at auction right now. Not willing to part with mine ever... and would really like another. But these Griffey prices are getting insane. The Bat Auto always outsold all these other cards hitting record prices.
 

mrmopar

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It’s 24 years old that’s not new lol
That is still "new" to me at this point. Even though Griffey has since retired, he played in the modern era of card collecting, with all the bells and whistles (inserts, GU, autos, parallels, premium base cards, etc). They will always feel new, when vintage cards are an option.
 

nosterbor

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That is still "new" to me at this point. Even though Griffey has since retired, he played in the modern era of card collecting, with all the bells and whistles (inserts, GU, autos, parallels, premium base cards, etc). They will always feel new, when vintage cards are an option.
There are thousands and thousands of 1952 mickey mantle cards floating around, but there's only 25 1998 Ken Griffey Jr Crusade Reds.
 

Pinbreaker

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Wonder what a Griffey 2004 Etchings 500 HR Club Bat Auto /25 would fetch at auction right now. Not willing to part with mine ever... and would really like another. But these Griffey prices are getting insane. The Bat Auto always outsold all these other cards hitting record prices.
I'm sure @magicpapa would love to know as well.. Here are some old sales.. So I would guess that depending on the site you send it to, it could get $20 - $25K.. (or more)

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jschl93994

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I'm sure @magicpapa would love to know as well.. Here are some old sales.. So I would guess that depending on the site you send it to, it could get $20 - $25K.. (or more)

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Wow. $6,100 in 2017... Were there any Griffeys at all coming close to $6,100 in 2017? Can you check what his Credentials were selling for back then? And other stuff that has been selling in the $20-50k range over the past year?

I remember that PSA 10 very well sadly, as its a Kevin Burge trimmed copy.

Thanks for the reference points! I highly doubt anyone will part with one of these for a very long time. 4 1/2 years... sheesh.
 

magicpapa

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DANG....

 

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