|July 1991 Baseball Card Price Guide Monthly front cover.|
One of the stories mentioned on the front is that the Reggie Jackson rookie card was up to $450 in value; if I were to buy one today (graded), it's possible that I might pay that much now. Of course, $450 in 1991 went further than it does today before 25+ years of inflation, and condition wasn't king the way it is now. There's a huge difference in prices you might find for PSA 7 and PSA 9; I don't know which of those, or what else, the magazine's $450 refers to. In any case, the Reggie Jackson rookie card is on my want list for eventual purchase, and I usually intend to get PSA 7. If I do eventually get one, I will either wait some time before getting it, or maybe settle for lower condition.
Other stories on the front: Overpriced Cards You Should Avoid, and Make Money with Mid-80s Sets. I didn't go in for cards as an investment, so these stories didn't impact me too much. In hindsight, though, if you wanted to make money with those cards, you needed to do it fast! I remember towards the end of my collecting days, the owner of one of my local shops telling me she thought the current cards were going to be worthless. That might have been 1993 or 1994. She was right of course; I told her that I enjoyed collecting from the 70s, and wasn't looking at any of the cards, especially the current ones, to make money.
|Replica cards of Mark McGwire, Kevin Mitchell, and George Brett.|
|Replica cards of Rafael Palmeiro and Robin Yount.|
|A page of the price guide, featuring 1987 Classic and 1987 Donruss.|
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