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Beckett 20 Questions on … rookies and busts

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

When Johnny Manziel slid all the way to the 22nd pick in this year’s NFL Draft, some collectors had to wonder what was up with their red-hot pre-draft cards of Johnny Football.

Well, so far, they’re still hot — even though he’s headed to the quarterback blender called the Cleveland Browns.

Johnny Football’s story got us thinking about rookies who just couldn’t miss in the past — and many of those who did miss, too. We’re curious as to what you’re thinking about Manziel and more about rookies of today and yesterday.

Here are our latest 20 Questions …

1. Would you put your money into a Johnny Manziel autograph?

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See the rest of the questions … after the jump. (Click on “read more.”)

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2. Who will be the star for this year's NFL Draft on cardboard?

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3. Which past No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick is the biggest bust?

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4. Which of these MLB No. 1 overall draft picks was the biggest bust?

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5. Which "future superstar" had the best career?

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6. Which of these past can't-miss NBA rookies missed the hardest?

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7. Would you want to see Beckett Future Stars return?

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8. Would you want this card of The Great Son?

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9. Which player was the biggest college superstar?

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10. Which of these two-sport stars' Rookie Cards would you want first?

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11. Which of these players has the most Rookie Cards?

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12. Is this a Rookie Card?

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13. Do you feel minor league cards should be Rookie Cards?

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14. In your mind, is a USA Baseball card a Rookie Card?

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15. Who was the first No. 1 overall pick in MLB Draft history?

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16. Which college football program do you feel has produced the best NFL players in the last decade?

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17. Which baseball Rookie Card here is the most iconic?

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18. Which of these Bowman Rookie Cards would you want first?

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19. Which of these Cleveland Browns quarterbacks is most-collectable?

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20. Does the hobby need more Rookie Cards?

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

6 Comments

Mark

More rookie cards?!? The overemphasis on rookie cards has basically ruined football cards. What we need is far fewer rookie cards.

Posted May 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

Love doing these and seeing how my answers compare to others.

Posted May 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Permalink
Jason

Fewer rookie cards would be nice. I’m a baseball only guy so to that I can say I am 100% fine with prospect cards being deemed rookie cards by us collectors. I of course am happy to have a player’s first RC card as well. But when a guy like Manny Machado had an RC in every release last year it is laughable. 24 RC cards in one year! We don’t have to be geniuses to realize that is two per month, not to mention all of the parallel versions that aren’t deemed RC cards per beckett even thought they have the RC logo.
Similar to double-dipping a chip, just give us one and end it!

Posted May 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink
Mike Pereira

Thank God in football they don’t start producing rookie cards till they are drafted like they do for baseball. It just makes it confusing to which card is the rookie card. Is it the first time the player is on a card, the draft year card, or the year they make it to the big leagues?

Posted May 13, 2014 at 12:32 am | Permalink
Mike Pereira

Plain and simple rookies sell products. Vet and retired players don’t sell products. I personally throw away veteran base cards because they are worthless. I laugh when I hear short print base cards, which means instead of 100,000 they produce 50,000.

Posted May 13, 2014 at 12:40 am | Permalink
Ora

Getting older sucks. I know my eyesight is going when I don’t see Nick Swisher’s name in questions 17 & 18.

Posted May 13, 2014 at 9:40 am | Permalink

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