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OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:21 am

Back in 1990-91 when I got back into collecting BB cards after a 8 or so year hiatus after discovering cars and women...and other recreational activities...Starting Lineup figures were hot hot hot...and I got a little caught up in the frenzy.

Now I have 20-30 or so of these figures in a box in my basement...and honestly they are kinda worthless compared to what they were worth back in the early nineties. It seems like you can't even give these away anymore?!?!

WTF do I do with them...I really don't want to throw them away!

I pity my old friend who had thousands of them covering every crevice of his home!!!!
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by jbonie on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:28 am

I have a Rickey Henderson one that I really like. I say, keep 'em.
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by jbonie on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:30 am



Mine is out of the box, of course.
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by sabrjay on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:36 am

I just donated a bunch of old toys and SLUs to Goodwill. At least you can get a tax write off for the retail value

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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:57 am

Yeah...there are a bunch I like too, Jamie...like the SP Honus Wagner I traded a drew bledsoe rookie for...and the Reggie Jackson(member's only) large figure...and the don mattingly rookie...and all of the ny football giants from my younger years.

I'm just trying to purge stuff from my life...and I don't know if I could justify keeping this box!!!
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by sabrjay on Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:38 am

Mona is good at throwing things away. You want me to send her over to help you out?

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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:11 am

Funny...but no thanks, jay. Ill figure it out...maybe ill blow some of them up!
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by 3-2-count on Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:46 pm

If you know of a kid who is a baseball fan why don't you donate them to a child. I bet they'd be thrilled!!
Friends, family member, etc.
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:13 pm

Tony...I've given away a bunch of them to my coworkers kids...problem is not many kids in these parts are into baseball...let alone any who know or care about players from the early nineties!!!!!

I'm thinking it may be fun to strap joe montana onto a rocket...or firework of some sort and launch him into the stratosphere!
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by Bosox Blair on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:51 pm

I have a few of these too. When I was younger, I bought Winfield, Viola, and Boggs. Then after the Red Sox won in 2004 my girlfriend's sister got me a David Ortiz one.

Mine are in the original packaging...I don't display them or know what to do with them either question

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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:54 pm

Mine are mint...in the original packages as well...as this was the way to "preserve" their value...at the time!!!! Now I'm thinking unless you wait 30-40 yrs for any value to maybe return...the real value is in either playing with them...or destroying/mutilating them...atleast for me!!!!
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by sabrjay on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:59 pm

I don't think we will ever see the day where you can get $400 for a first year Jim Kelley. Fortunately, I sold all of my SLUs (mostly first year football rarities like Kelley) to pay for buying into the comic and gaming store. I don't think a single one sold for less than $100. this was back in 1995

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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by hanksta on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:48 pm

You got it Pete...blow them up! I used mine for BB gun target practice a few years ago...but they were all out of the package.

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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by jbonie on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:12 pm

3-2-count wrote:If you know of a kid who is a baseball fan why don't you donate them to a child. I bet they'd be thrilled!!
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Probably a church would take them. But save your favorite one and keep it for yourself. And for God's sake, open it!!! Very Happy
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by 3-2-count on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:22 am

ullmandds wrote:
I'm thinking it may be fun to strap joe montana onto a rocket...or firework of some sort and launch him into the stratosphere!

I'd like to retract my last idea on what to do with these and go with Pete's above instead. Love it!!

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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by jbonie on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:49 am

How much do you want for the Joe Montana? Is five bucks okay? Who else do you have? Any Yankees?
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:55 am

ha ha...I'll videotape it and show you guys someday!!!!!

Jamie...I'm not sure exactly what I have...but I DO know I have a Don Mattingly Rookie...probably have a few yankees...as I'm a yankees fan...and I have a phil simms rookie...maybe a l.t....I'll go look and let you know!
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by jbonie on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:59 am

I like the Jets so I'm allergic and traumatized by Giants material from that era. But if you've got a Don Mattingly rookie, bam... that is good stuff right there.
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:01 am

Jamie are you in luck...I have the ultra rare...Collectors Club only Joe Namath!!!! Ewing and MAscot...straight up?!?!
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:04 am

I've got:

94' gootball L.T., Phil Simms...special edition Namath

94 bb mattingly

Cooperstown Collection Feller, Gibson SP, Babe Ruth, Mickey MAntle, Reggie JAckson, Whitey Ford, Honus Wagner SP, Cobb

96 BB Extended Mattingly

Oh Well...I must have given Montana away a ways back...and I only kept my favorites!!!!


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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by jbonie on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:47 am

How about a barter deal? Would you have any interest in a piece of African Art I bought back in college for $150... it's a mask of a warrior. Except it has a small wood chip on the side... you could probably paint over it.

I think my Ewing & Mascot is off the table... even if you threw in your Lowdie, I don't think I could part with it.
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by jbonie on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:56 am

The other thing I have is a microphone for music that is pretty nice, I paid $60 for it a long time ago but have found different creative outlets so that could be barter material as well. Would probably sell for more now.
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:55 pm

Mantle, Mattingly and Broadway Joe Namath will NOT be participating in the St Paul, MN space program.
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by jbonie on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:16 am

My Dad loved the Namath! He's got it mounted, helmet on, on top of his TV stand in front of the TV.

Now I've still got to give the Mattingly to my brother if he'll ever find the goddamn time to see me. flaming mad
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Re: OT:What to do with Starting Lineup Figures?

Post by ullmandds on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:16 pm

Jamie...that's awesome...the namath SLU was always one of my favorites...love the colors!!!!! They're definitely better appreciated...out of the wrapper!!!!
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