Friday, January 23, 2015

Kelly Ahrens on his new baseball card venture

Catcher Kelly Ahrens played in the Giants organization in 1989 and 1990. In 98 games he hit .220 with 10 HR and 35 RBI. He now is the National Director of Rawlings Stars and Stripes Sports in Columbia, SC, which is an association of several top youth baseball teams across the country. When I asked him about baseball cards he shared that he is starting an interesting new baseball card venture (and can use some help):

"We are creating our own line of "Amateur" cards.  We will have a spring season, fall season and a "Special Edition" each year.  This will give our players 3 cards in a year to collect. I anticipate many of these guys will play professional baseball one day and the value of these could be worth while.  Creating this "Amateur" market is going to be big and I need an expert to assist/manage.

Basically the "Pin Trading" that goes on across the country will be replaced by "Card" trading, they can autograph and exchange.  I will have my own private label but assist in growing the market for other brands/teams as well."

I wonder if any of you readers have an interest in helping him out? Maybe someone with trading card or general business experience and wants to get into a baseball card-related venture?

Here is Ahrens's card from the 1990 CMC set:

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