Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Blog Bat Around- My $50K Spending Spree (Hold the Cardboard)

To give credit where credit is due, this whole idea for the current topic of this blog bat-around got started by a similar post at Cardboard Connection. I started fiddling with the idea and wow, I can only imagine how fun that would be. Well this is what I found.

Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball- As a collector of the 500 Home Run Club, I knew getting my hands on the deceased members, particularly Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx would be the most difficult because of price. But if I had $50K and was forced to spend it on baseball cards and memorabilia, this would be at the top of the list.

Price $14,995

Nolan Ryan Houston Astros Game Used Jersey- As a Nolan Ryan collector this would be the crowning achievement of my player collection. I have always had an affinity for the horrible ugly striped jersey of the 80's. It's just one of those things that it's so ugly, it's beautiful.

Shoeless Joe Jackson 1915 Cracker Jack- As a White Sox fan infatuated with the 1919 Black Sox Scandal and the wrongly implicated Joe Jackson, I have a modest player collection of him. However, this is THE card I covet.

Price $18,500 (BIN/OBO For the purposes of this exercise I hope the seller would take $15k)

Mickey Mantle Single Signed Baseball- Another notch in the original 500 Home Run club members.

Ted Williams Single Signed Baseball- same as above

Cal Ripken Jr- Game Used Autographed Bat- Ripken constitutes my other player collection and a game used bat specimen, autographed no less, would be exquisite.

Price $2,500

Walter Payton Signed Football- Sweetness is one of my true sports heroes. Not only for the way he played the game but for the man he was off the field as well. A tragically too early end to a brilliant life.

Walter Payton Signed Jersey- Same as above.

Time's up.

Total spent $48,560


Anonymous said...

I like that not only did you go for super high end items that will hold value, you went for stuff you would die to have in your personal collection anyway. Very cool way to spend your fantasy money!

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