Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Top 100 Cards of My Collection-#91 2003 UD Authentics Threads of Time Ty Cobb

We finally have our first baseball card into the countdown and might I say it's not too shabby of a card. Baseball has the richest history of all the major sports. So many greats have played the game throughout the years. As a collector, it used to be hard to fathom that you would be able to get a card that had memorabilia from the greatest players from the golden era of baseball. If such cards existed, you'd guess they'd cost an arm and a leg. Luckily (yet also sadly) the market has become saturated with so much game used cards that yes even Stars of the 20's and 30's, icons and hall of famers that helped shape the game we know and love today, can be had for relatively modest prices. Case in point, Number 91 on
my countdown. Personally, he may been detestable, but no one
can deny Ty Cobb's impact on the game of baseball. He's one of
the greatest players to ever play the game. This card features a swatch
of pants that Cobb wore in an actual Athletics major league baseball game.
This is an amazing card with an amazing piece of history and it won't break the bank.
This card books high at $100, but i'm sure with hunting you could find it like I did, in the
50-60 dollar range. Investment wise, people might look down on what card companies have
done to the game used card market, but personally, if not for the saturation, I doubt I would
able to afford this gem.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh... this card would look amazing in my A's PC... if I had the dough... I'd definitely chase one of these down. Sweet card!