Blog Bat-A-Round: Favorite Set Of The Decade - Last month, Billy from Cardboard History created a Bat-A-Round asking bloggers to name their favorite set of the decade. In my case, it's more of a half-...
Friday, January 25, 2019
One Card Post - An Elite Roy
How Much?: $6.40
Why?: It's amusing in today's hobby landscape to think that a set serial-numbered to 10,000 copies would cause an uproar, but that was certainly the case in the early '90s when the famed Donruss Elite Series inserts hit the market. These were absolute gold back in the day, and are one of the rare examples of cards that have held their value fairly well over the years.
There are 15 of these available from the '93-94 release, an original set of 10 and then five "update" cards. You can certainly find them, but expect to pay a few bucks even for the lesser players on the checklist, often times $10 or more for HOFers. I think I got a solid deal on Patrick Roy when the seller accepted my best offer of $6.40. That's three of these in hand for me now, a dozen to go. I'm not chasing the set vigorously, but hopefully a few more bargains like this one present themselves down the line...