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2 more HOF rookie cards have arrived, including a Yankee legend

Posted in Hall of Fame Rookie Cards with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

My latest Check Out My Cards order arrived last weekend. And while much of it is of little fanfare, a few of the cards  are worthy of showing off.  I’ll spread them out over a few posts as I have some thoughts I want to share on different topics.  But for now I’ll concentrate on a pair of Hall of Fame rookies that I recently acquired from the site.

Let’s get the big one out of the way first:

1951 Bowman Whitey Ford rookie card, graded BVG 2.

I’ve been hunting for one of these Whitey Ford rookie for years, but I never felt comfortable with my options for the price range.  High book on this card is $2,500 and typically I like to stick to the 10-percent range on the really expensive stuff, which means I wanted to pay no more than $250 for one of these.  And every time I had searched for a Ford in that price range, I was not overwhelmed with the options.

And then came along this graded beauty on COMC … at a price less than 10 percent. Oh, and it’s already graded by Beckett Grading, which is where I was going to send the card anyway.

Not a lot to say about this one other than the fact that I needed it for my rookie card collection and the price was right.  High book is $60, got this for $10.  Not a bad price for the condition.


See more Hall of Fame rookie cards here.