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1940 Playball

Post by bowlingshoeguy on Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:47 am

I never quite understood the appeal for the 1940 Playball players that were no longer playing. $5000 for the Jackson in the lastest Goodwin auction, absolutely nuts. insane

If you are going to pay that kind of money for a Jackson card why wouldn't you save it to buy one from his playing days? Do any of the other 40 Playballs command that any kind of premium?

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Re: 1940 Playball

Post by sabrjay on Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:05 pm

The Jackson didn't garner the huge attention dollar-wise until about 10 years ago. It was always the poor man's Jackson. A way to get a card of him without spending a fortune. Now, that's not even the case. I don't get the premium either. It's a rare card in the set or anything like that. You could spend that kind of money on low grade m101-4/5 or get a w514 and some other cards.

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1940 Playball

Post by LucasRiley on Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:24 pm

You've actually expressed a debate that recently went on in my head. I was considering 1940 Play Ball as my next set to start until I realized how many retired players it had in it. I figured, "Well, hell, it's not a cheap set. If I'm going to start a set that's pricy to get these names, I might as well do it right and go for the T cards from when they still played."

I suspect that the ongoing popularity of Field of Dreams has had something to do with driving the Joe Jackson market into the stratosphere. Not that he wasn't a great player who deserved to be avidly collected, but a little publicity certainly doesn't hurt.
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Re: 1940 Playball

Post by hrbaker on Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:33 pm

Easily one of the most overpriced cards in the hobby.
Same can be said for most Bl Sox cards IMO.

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