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Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Super Rave

Friday Rave!


Friday Super Rave


1998 Skybox Thunder Super Rave Francisco Cordova /25

So I paid around $15 for this card.  If you are not familiar with this parallel you might be thinking holy crap that is a lot of money to pay for an obscure Pirate. In actuality that is pretty much market rate. Not long ago I saw a Chuck Finley sell for $70 and an Edgard Alfonso for about $20. These cards are hard to get and when they hit eBay they usually go for good money. Star players like Maddux and Randy Johnson will sell for over $100. 

If you watch a decent amount of eBay auctions you will definitely see a trend of mid 90's/early 2000's inserts and parallels going off at higher prices. These were cards that were largely ignored for the longest time, but player and set collectors are going back to complete holes in their collections. Take a look at this auction for a Pacific Cramer's Choice card. If you collected during this time it might be worth your time to take a look through some old boxes. You might be sitting on some high end cardboard without even knowing. 

Enjoy the weekend! 


18 comments:

  1. I remember both the player and the set! I actually need to track down one of these for at least one of my PC guys and I'm not looking forward to it!

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    1. I need to see what other Pirates are available. The good thing is we didn't have that many good players so I should be able to afford most of them.

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  2. THE SYSTEM IS DOWN
    THE SYSTEM IS DOWN
    THE SYSTEM IS DOWN

    https://youtu.be/O4gqsuww6lw

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  3. Super raves are awesome! Nice get!

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    1. They are cool. I hadn't seen a Pirate for quite sometime.

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  4. Whoever designed this set was probably inspired by something he ingested at a rave.

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    1. That could be.....so many pretty colors.

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  5. I was hoping this would about a Super Rave and not just a catchy title. Awesome, awesome pickup. The re-emergence of '90s inserts continues!

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    2. I didn't realize the early Cramer's Choice cards were still so sought after. Mister JBF sent me a 1996 Boggs and I didn't realize how in-demand these are until you mentioned it!

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    3. They are fun to collect.....The cool thing is you can find deals if you keep your eyes open on eBay. I've found some BIN auctions for cheap Topps Gold Label and some Skybox parallels.

      That Boggs is sweet. I'll have to go back and try to find that post.

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  6. Further evidence for my claim that card companies secretly trafficked drugs during the late '90s.

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    1. I'm not sure if they trafficked, but they sure did sample.

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  7. I've missed so much by not collecting from 1997 - 2006... stuff like this is a prime example!

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    1. It was the era of craziness, but the cards are having a revival of sorts.

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