Collectors who have opened packs of the recently released Barack Obama set (in pursuit of the Obama basketball card and first puppy redemption cards, I’m sure) from Topps might have found what I’d loosely call Oprah Winfrey’s “rookie card.”
The Chicago icon appears on a card with Michelle Obama in the 90-card set. So far, it doesn’t appear that any collectors are paying a premium for the card. Sets did sell for around $70 at their peak on eBay shortly after release, but have since settled down.
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.