How much would you pay for this card?

You are looking at a 1997 Donruss Signature Will Clark #’d to 100. Certainly not low-numbered by today’s standards and it’s of a player not in the Hall of Fame, despite having a huge hobby following.

So how much would you pay for this early, pack-inserted autograph?

1. $30

2. $80

3. $120

4. $200

5. Not a damn thing




  1. Donruss Signatures Series is a VERY popular set with a lot of collectors. Plus, with DLP gone from baseball, a lot of people are focusing on gathering up a lot of the older sets because they know it will still be worth collecting years from now.

    It doesnt hurt that their checklists are freaking amazing too.

  2. It books for 80 on the high side, my rule is no more than 50% for the high value. Buying this for $200 is ridiculous. He is not a hall of famer, nor will he ever be. Plus it’s in a Rangers uniform.

  3. I was thinking $30 so how bad am i at guess hobby trends, but if you gotta have it, you’re willing to pay anything.

  4. First off, BV means nothing. So you might as well toss that out the window. Literally.

    Secondly, I know that there are at least 3 HARDCORE Will Clark collectors that watch eBay like a hawk. This card was numbered to 100 in 1997 and there was A LOT of product out there. I bet this card is pretty rare.

    Thirdly, that strategy is really going to cost you some nice cards…

  5. I’m a pretty serious Will Clark collector, and while this auction surprised me, it didn’t *shock* me. For the record, it was a set collector that won the auction, as he’s been buying up other Century autos for similarly crazy prices. I had a pretty aggressive snipe set, but am happy to wait for the next one.

    I picked up the 1998 Century Marks auto for about $60 several months ago, and thought that was a fair price. For comparison, his /100 autos from recent products go for somewhere around $15.

    Also, it should be noted that Will’s cards routinely sell for more than do similar cards of many Hall of Famers.


  6. There’s no way I would ever do that. Honestly it would be worth less than 20 to me. I wouldn’t pay that kind of cash for anything newer than 1970. Gotta love the classics. I guess I’m lucky to be a fanatical Lance Parrish collector, everything is affordable. But if you have the want and the cash, go for it I guess.

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