Expo Recap Part 6: Basketball and Baseball - As the Expo recap gets down to its second-last post of the show, time for some stuff from the baseball and basketball that didn't really fit into any of my...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
One Card Post - Someone Sign Jagr!
How Much?: $3.50 (plus 90 cents shipping)
Why?: Jaromir Jagr is the last remnant from my days as a young fan of the NHL in the early '90s. While I don't know that I'd classify myself as a player collector, I do search out his cards in particular from time to time. Anyone who's lasted almost two decades in the league and finds himself in the top three all-time in both goals and points is bound to have some good cardboard out there.
With Jagr I try to focus on getting a few nicer, rarer cards rather than just accumulating as many as I can, at least at this point. These Artist's Proof parallels were a pretty big deal back in the mid-'90s, falling at a rate of one every 1.5 hobby boxes. I'm not sure what that equates to in terms of print runs, but I know they're not the easiest cards to come across at all. Pulling any one of these parallels from a pack was something significant back in the day, Jaromir even more so. I happily dedicated a few bucks from my monthly card budget to secure this copy.
Now, will somebody please sign this guy so I can enjoy some new Jagr cards for at least another year?