The standard version will bring around $40 in PSA 10 condition, however the glossy variant will fetch substantially more in same grade. Biggio's rookie card is technically from Score's "Moved" collection, which includes players who were traded or called up from the minor leagues during the season. These cards are not as common and can range from $20-$60.
Biggio was drafted by the San Diego Padres with the 1st overall pick in the 1994 amateur draft. He played third base for the team until they traded him to the Houston Astros after his first season. He then spent seven seasons with the Astros playing all over the field before announcing his retirement after the 2005 season. His #8 has been retired throughout Major League Baseball.
A standard card features Buster Biggio with a written report on his career accomplishments. There are two photos on the back of the card: one with Biggio standing next to his uniform number (1) and another in a batting stance with his hand raised. The photo on the front of the card is clear and detailed with no signs of wear-and-tear. It also features an accurate player bio page with statistics through the end of his last season in 2005.
PSA 10 Condition
The card is in good general condition with no major flaws except for some surface dirt on the photo side.
PSA 10 specimens of the Donruss card are valued around $50, making the highest grade leaf variant worth around three times as much. Another immediately identifiable collection, the 1987 Topps baseball cards had woodgrain borders similar to those seen on Topps cards from 1962.
1987 Topps # 648 PSA 10 Barry Larkin Rookie Card Estimated Value: $100 Check out Amazon's pricing. While Ozzie Smith was the era's best shortstop, Larkin was no slouch either.
A PSA 10 card may typically be obtained for roughly $400, while a BGS 10 card recently sold at auction for $2000. Ungraded cards, which retail for roughly $10, are affordable to all collectors. As you advance in grade, the prices increase dramatically. A PR 70 card sold for $40,000 in January 2014.
Baseball cards date back to 1887 when John McGraw took out an ad in several newspapers asking people to send him their game-used balls with his team logo on them. Prior to this time, players kept balls made of leather or rubber that they used during games. These early cards were actually photographs printed on paper and mailed to dealers across the country. The first set graded by a recognized grading service was issued in 1951 by SGC (Society of American Card collectors). Since then, more than 100 other card sets have been released by various manufacturers.
You can find cards from any era of baseball history. Even though modern sports cars and motorcycles are popular subjects for card collectors, only cards featuring players from the past are valuable. There are three types of cards: singles, boxes, and autos. Singles are one player per card and usually feature photos of the player taken by a newspaper reporter before he became famous. They are very common and priced accordingly. Boxes contain eight cards and are rare but valuable.
PSA 10 samples are plentiful, and for roughly $30, this is a high-grade card that is affordable to the general public. The Pete Rose Basic Topps Set, with a checklist of 25 cards, provides collectors with a quarter-century of baseball history to chase.
Topps 1st 25th 1964 Rose, Pete (All-Star Rookie) A color portrait of a young Pete Rose staring off into the distance graces the 1964 Topps Pete Rose All-Star rookie card. The All-Star Rookie trophy is displayed as a badge above the photograph.
Fleer # 604 PSA 10 Gem Mint Estimated Value: $175 Fleer # 604 PSA 10 Gem Mint Estimated Value: $175 Barry Bonds was stacking up MVP awards, gold gloves, and silver sluggers long before the PED charges made news.