Tuesday, August 13, 2013

1989 Baseball Card Magazine cards

I guess the theme of modern players in vintage card styles worked well for Baseball Card Magazine, because that is what they would use going forward, though these are not related to a specific article in the magazine. Check out Kevin Mitchell's gold tooth!

The backs are interesting for their predictions of the player's future baseball card value. Big profits on Kevin Mitchell cards! Yeah, I don't think so.
Hoard those 1987 McGwires, not the 1985s, because they won't go higher than $15. Nope. When McGwire broke Maris's HR record, the 1985's were going for $75, but the 1987's were never more than a buck or two.
 No Hall of Fame for Bo Jackson. 1989 was probably the best time to sell his cards.
 Pick the Fleer rookie over the Upper Deck rookie for Griffey? You're 0-for-4, Baseball Card Magazine. Only one card left to redeem yourself.
 Ryne Sandberg will lose his second base job and be traded because of phenom Ty Griffin. Griffin never played a game in the majors and Sandberg retired as a Cub in the mid-1990s. Boy, there was some bad advice on these cards!

1 comment:

  1. Gotta love baseball card crystal balls... one of the reasons I love reading old sports card magazines.