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!