How much would you pay for this card?

5 06 2008

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

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5 06 2008
Mario A.

In case anyone is wondering, it sold for $50 more than the Hank Aaron auto.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=350064929048&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=022

5 06 2008
Jason Ballew

That’s freaking insane.

5 06 2008
Chad

I believe it! A early “low” #’d on-card auto of a player w/ a decent following. Dont imagine they show up on ebay very often. I’ve only seen 2 of the Frank Thomas’ on ebay. If my memory is any good (gettin’ old), the 1st one went for $280. I gotta stel on this one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=350064621136&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=022

5 06 2008
tastelikedirt

In a Rangers uniform no less. YUCK!

5 06 2008
Mario A.

Chad, that’s one of the nicest Frank cards I have seen!

5 06 2008
Paul/DDoubleplay Sports

OUCH! $200.00 I’ll pass….

5 06 2008
Charlie

I have 2 Andre Dawson autos #’d to 5 that I got for $25 each, yet this patch card with no auto sold for over $200!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220236573775&ssPageName=STRK:MEDW:IT&ih=012

It all depends on how many people are interested in the item at the time that it’s being sold.

5 06 2008
Gellman

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.

5 06 2008
chemgod

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.

5 06 2008
JBob

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.

5 06 2008
Gellman

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 06 2008
Charlie

Besides, how does that stragety work when a card is #’d to 25 or less and there is no BV??

5 06 2008
Drew

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.

Drew

5 06 2008
Justin

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.

6 06 2008
Gellman

Can someone give me an amen for calling that one!

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