May 02, 2006

Hey Boo Boo

ESPN.com is reporting that yet another erroneous baseball card has seen its price soar. And it's a Royal! Who has yet to play at the Major League level! The article also has a nice little summary of several of the baseball card errors that many of you have pointed out in the time since Ben started writing.

4 comments:

The Rev said...

Wow... trip down memory lane there.

Alex Gordon has to become a superstar now. He owes it to the baseball card world after this.

Anonymous said...

Here are my top ten sets from the 80's. I am not including traded sets.

10. 1984 Topps - Classis design, Mattingly RC, 1984 was "My Favorite Year"
9. 1983 Fleer - Clean design, great RC selection, the coming out party for Fleer.
8. 1987 Donruss - Great RC crop, Clemente, Tuff Black Borders
7. 1987 Fleer - First "Premium" card set, great RC selection, All-Star cards.
6. 1989 Upper Deck - Hobby-changing set, top five RC of all time in Griffey, still more interesting to collect than today's stuff.
5. 1986 Donruss - Miami Vice Baby. Oh that Canseco RC was HOT. Got to give it up for the HOF's in their prime throughout the set, again with Tuff borders.
4. 1984 Fleer - Plain, simple, classic, Mattingly RC, scarce supply, and great HOF's.
3. 1985 Fleer - The Rocket RC dominates another clean and crisp set. Throw in Puckett and one-time RC superstars like Eric Davis and Dr. K, and its nostalgia central.
2. 1985 Donruss - See above #3, only with a more mid-80's design feel. Gotta love the Seaver error card and the Two for the Title special.
1. 1984 Donruss - The pinnacle of 80's sets. Best design, best photography. Outstanding RC crop. Numerous errors/variations. SCARCEST MAINSTREAM ISSUE OF THE 80s. Just try and find a Gem-Mint Omar Moreno. I did!!!! (Just haven't gotten it graded yet) ;)

Anonymous said...

the 06 topps has a ton of errors. heck, the royals team card doesn't even have a picture of the team on it- it simply has a picture of the outfield of kauffman.

Jason K said...

84 Topps was my favorite as well. Whats with that set?