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(08-06-2012 11:19 PM)pootshwan Wrote: I collect Frank Thomas and I don't see this as a BAD thing at all. I would not want to be forking over Jeter prices for cards I want. I guess it's all how you look at it. Is the glass half empy or half full?
(08-06-2012 08:30 PM)dbroockerd Wrote: ...Griffey, Bagwell, and Thomas have the true followers that pay outrageous numbers for needs.
(08-07-2012 10:35 AM)krykslr Wrote: I think Jim Thome is a pretty underrated guy as well....though he played for Cleveland in his prime and then got shuffled between teams every couple years after that. I mean come on....600+ HRs should say it all.
(08-06-2012 08:08 PM)griffey man 1 Wrote: I have been collecting cards for roughly 20 years. I am a die hard griffey collector and i have always wondered this. How are the majority of his cards worth less then Mcgwire, Bonds, Sosa, Arod, and the list goes on. Griffey was by far the best OF of his generation and a close second to Mays for probably all time. He was one of the players who saved baseball after the strike and is one of a only a few true power hitters not tied to steroid use. The guys mention above have less homeruns except AROD, less gold gloves, lower averages. I understand print runs can alter pricing but not in every set. Now I dont think the prices for the other guys should go down but I think Griffey cards should be in the same level as Jeters when it comes to basic cards atleast.
So can anyone explain to me why this is?
(08-07-2012 11:49 AM)zeprock Wrote: 2,534 strikeouts says even more.
(08-07-2012 11:57 AM)carolinahuey Wrote: Outside of his 1989 Upper Deck RC, his cards started at the height of the mass production mess of the 1990's. In fact with the exception of McGwire's 1985 Topps, Bonds 1986 Fleer, and ARod's 1994 SP, none of the players mentioned above have a lot of high end base/insert cards. It was the nature of the hobby back in the day. Why not just have a set for Fleer when you can have Fleer Gamers, Fleer Genuine, Fleer Monday, Fleer Banana, Fleer Kruzty, Fleer LeftHanded People Named Mark, Fleer Flair Flour, Fleer Stadium Aisle Section 8, Fleer Staples, Fleer Pencil, Fleer Tree Trunk.