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aabram23
07-25-2013, 03:52 PM
I bought this in a collection and have never seen anything like it. The entire box is 1989 Topps #343 Gary Sheffield rookie cards. There's got to be 700 or so. The thing that is throwing me off is it looks like they were cut and put straight in this box. How would someone get something like this? From topps?107803

brewing
07-25-2013, 05:06 PM
Looks like someone invested in 1989 Gary Shefield rookies. I don't think it's unusual, just another tactic from the junk wax era.
It wasn't uncommon to see 100 card lots of rookie cards during that time.

brookdodger55
07-25-2013, 05:24 PM
Not uncommon for the time, I had a friend that bought 10,000 87 Topps Randy Myers from the NY Mets for $200 at the time just a common,
Hoping he would turn out to be a star. They came in 2 5000ct Monster Boxes, Luckily he picked them up Locally on Long Island. He Know uses them is his Fire Place.
Mike

ALR-bishop
07-25-2013, 06:36 PM
I think this card may have been a DP. There are two differently cropped pictures on it. There is a difference in the gap between his cap and letters at the top. So the next step is to see how many of each you have :-)

KuznKevin
07-25-2013, 07:18 PM
Unfortunately I had a 1000 brick of 1989 Topps Canseco, which brought nothing when I sold it. Is 1989 literrally the most over produced product that has ever existed in baseball card land ? Upper Deck 1989 boxes are still never ending, why they cost 100 bucks is beyond me.

HasselhoffsCheeseburger
07-26-2013, 12:39 AM
1989 has its fair share of true rarities but the 5 major sets are in the millions and millions of cards.

HOF Auto Rookies
07-26-2013, 08:32 AM
Unfortunately I had a 1000 brick of 1989 Topps Canseco, which brought nothing when I sold it. Is 1989 literrally the most over produced product that has ever existed in baseball card land ? Upper Deck 1989 boxes are still never ending, why they cost 100 bucks is beyond me.

Getting a Pristine Griffey and the fact it's the first year of UD are the only reasons

ALR-bishop
07-26-2013, 08:46 AM
1989 has its fair share of true rarities but the 5 major sets are in the millions and millions of cards.

Topps 1989 Heads Up ? :)

For what it worth, here are the cropping differences...hat touches letters or small gap
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img572_zpsdf20c1d0.jpg?t=1374763025

darkhorse9
07-26-2013, 10:53 AM
That's even more noticable at the bottom of the "B" in the Brewers logo and where it touches the chain.

D. Bergin
07-26-2013, 11:33 AM
HaHa. I remember this card and the Craig Jeffries card from this set were red-hot when Topps first released them to the market.

Somebody might have paid $2500 bucks for that pile of Gary Sheffield cards at one time. :D

HasselhoffsCheeseburger
07-26-2013, 01:21 PM
Topps 1989 Heads Up ? :)


Heh. Among others. :)

novakjr
07-26-2013, 03:44 PM
HaHa. I remember this card and the Craig Jeffries card from this set were red-hot when Topps first released them to the market.

Somebody might have paid $2500 bucks for that pile of Gary Sheffield cards at one time. :D

For a while there, Mark Lewis was a big time prospect too. I'm sure there were a few unlucky individuals who invested in a few bricks of his '89 Topps. Jim Abbott too. Still love Abbot, but the card is next to worthless..

ALR-bishop
07-26-2013, 04:06 PM
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img376.jpg

HRBAKER
07-26-2013, 04:53 PM
What do you have?

Kindling unfortunately.

Been there.

HasselhoffsCheeseburger
07-26-2013, 07:25 PM
If you found a huge Sheffield fan that was looking to make a unique bar top I bet they'd be interested.

D. Bergin
07-26-2013, 11:51 PM
For a while there, Mark Lewis was a big time prospect too. I'm sure there were a few unlucky individuals who invested in a few bricks of his '89 Topps. Jim Abbott too. Still love Abbot, but the card is next to worthless..

Yeah, I had a stack of Mark Lewis's. Taught me not to fall in love with High School statistics on the back of baseball cards. From the same set, Monty Fariss taught me not to trust the college statistics on the back of baseball cards either.

:(

brewing
07-27-2013, 06:40 AM
Yeah, I had a stack of Mark Lewis's. Taught me not to fall in love with High School statistics on the back of baseball cards. From the same set, Monty Fariss taught me not to trust the college statistics on the back of baseball cards either.

:(

That entire era taught me that vintage is where it's at. I have no interest in active players.

ALR-bishop
07-27-2013, 07:45 AM
I get the basic Topps set and any update each year, and have all the Heritage sets. Keeps the run going and keeps me connected to the game and current players. I don't do it for value, it's just a fun hobby for me.

But I am glad I never got into individual player speculation

aabram23
07-27-2013, 10:39 PM
Thanks for all your help fellas. Fortunately I wasn't depending on these to be worth anything. Just thought it was interesting to see so many of the same card coming straight off the press.

aabram23
07-28-2013, 05:22 AM
Thanks for all your help fellas. Fortunately I wasn't depending on these to be worth anything. Just thought it was interesting to see so many of the same card coming straight off the press.