Card of the Day: 1994 Select Rookie of the Year Carlos Delgado

1994selectroycarlosdelgadoRemember the days when short printed special cards looked freakin’ awesome, but were not impossible to obtain and definitely wouldn’t cost you an arm or a leg? This 1994 Select “Rookie of the Year” Carlos Delgado is a perfect example of that.

Seeded at a rate of 1 in 360 packs, this card features Dufex technology and a bright-eyed Carlos Delgado getting after it in what appears to be a throw from the outfield to home or somewhere in the in field. Most people know Delgado these days as a slugging first baseman, but I grew up in a time where Delgado was donning the catching gear for the Blue Jays.

This card never has been worth much, even in all it’s glory in 1994. I think the card booked at like $8 or $12. I actually snagged one of these in 1994 while splitting a box of Select with my cousin. (*note, 1994 Select was one of the ugliest base premium sets ever, but we bought the box because it was on clearance.) I happened to get this copy — I now own two of them — in a lot of cards I purchased a few weeks back. It surely brought back lots of memories.

3 Responses to “Card of the Day: 1994 Select Rookie of the Year Carlos Delgado”

  1. In my opinion, the mid-to-late 90s are an untapped resource. I missed that era myself, and I’m finding myself drawn to more and more of these “over produced” products for the chance of getting a cool set done or nab HTF inserts. Cards just -looked- better then. They really focused on design and not shoving pieces of game-used or stickers onto whatever they could.

  2. I agree. With more collectors becoming disgruntled with the current state of the hobby, I think they will eventually begin to turn to the “old school” insert cards that once were impossible for them to obtain. I don’t think the cards themselves will increase in value, primarily cards that will make them happy and give them the most bang for their buck. Mid 90s inserts like this Delgado and so many more can do that.

    Personally, I’ve snapped up some awesome 90s inserts over the last year, including some of those 1991-1993 Donruss Elite Series cards. I’ve written about a few of them here.

  3. […] being a good value in the sense that they are cool cards available at a good price. An example is a post by Cardboard Icons on a very cool, inexpensive insert from 1994 Select Series 2. A comment on the post backs up the […]

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