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Football Card Question

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Funxva, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Funxva

    Funxva Inventor of the Whizzinator

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    Hey all!

    My brother gave me a plaque with a clock about 13 years ago. On the clock/plaque there was a mounted (behind glass) Troy Aikman UpperDeck SuperBowl Dreams card. I kept it of course(even though the clock hands somehow got ripped off , the card has been safely behind glass, though how it has survived to this day, I don't know. I'm 26 now). Anyhow, does anyone know the card of which I speak, and does anyone have any idea how valuable it is? I wouldn't sell it for my life, as it's from my own family member, and it's Troy freakin Aikman 1993 football card. :)

    Thanks :)
  2. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    You can go into any collectors store and find out, IIRC they have magazines that tell you the approximate value of most cards...
  3. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    Go somewhere where they sell magazines and find a "Beckett" magazine I believe it is. It's for cards. I haven't looked at it in years, but you can look up the value there. I'd imagine it's not all that hard to search online, as well.
  4. Funxva

    Funxva Inventor of the Whizzinator

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    Great! Thanks a lot!
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    That is the correct name.

    There are also a couple of other magazines that stores like Wally world carry.

    I should buy a recent copy and see if my Aikman Score rookie card went up or a few of my others.
  6. TonyTone

    TonyTone New Member

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    I think that Beckett is the standard for collectors' cards.
  7. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Its worth what someone will pay for it. Nothing more. Don't believe all those card magazine prices. You'd be hard pressed sometimes to get that asking price. Go to ebay and type in troy aikman rookie card, and look for the one you have. That will tell you how much they are going for.
  8. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    I have that one, too.

    I may be ready to cash in.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    The last time I checked, which was years ago, it was around $80

    I think that was the same set that had the Deion Rookie.
    I never cared for deion much but I got that one as well.

    But I had a Montana Rookie card and traded it for A Marino, Aikman, Favre and Deion Rookie cards.

    Now sure the Montana by itself was worth more as a single card but I could not pass up those other rookie cards in a trade.
  10. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    this is considered an "odd ball card" I'll bet your any amount you will NOT find it in Beckett. Go to a local card shop and the peolpe there will help. There are several books out for oddball stuff, such as "Tuff Stuff" and others. Not to burst a bubble, but i'd bet you could get maybe a buck or two for it.
  11. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Can you put a scan of it on here in this thread? I have a huge collection of Cowboys cards including every card from 1960 through 2000. That card is not in my collection but that doesn't mean that it's not out there. (LOL) I also cannot find it in any of the beckett books I have. If you can put a scan of the card I could help you out more. Front AND back would be best but at least the front.

    As an aside, I doubt it would be worth a whole lot because it is not a regular issue or a SP (Short Print) designated card. It may have been a promo UD did for someone also.
  12. DA FAN

    DA FAN Active Member

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    That is quite an accomplishment. Congrats!!!! :)
  13. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Wait a few years, they always increase in value after HOF induction. Better yet, wait until all the Triplets are in the HOF, sell as a set. It will be worth the wait.

    I have all their rookie cards from the old Pro Set cards. They also had a series of Emmitt hologram cards from 93 I think. I have 2 of the 4. And have 4 unopened boxes of that year, which may have the other two (I hope). Hanging on to them (unopened) until after he's in the HOF.
  14. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Pro-Set Cards.

    Maybe it has changed over the years but at one time you could not get any value from those.

    Not sure why, and again it may have changed since that time.
  15. Funxva

    Funxva Inventor of the Whizzinator

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    I'll try my best to get it scanned. I can probably take a picture of it.. Hmm. Hang on a sec.
  16. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Because they made 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of each card and then when they went belly up, they dumped their entire inventory on the market all at once flooding it. You could buy boxes of it for 2.00 a piece at K B Toys. The most valuable cards from them are the Vince Lombardi trophy hologram that started the whole inset craze and the Emmitt Smith Holograms that were inserted in the 1994 (I think) boxes.
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    That makes sense, the rarer the card the more they are worth most times.

    I always seen those sets at card shows but rarely ever seen them in stores.
  18. Zippy Speedster

    Zippy Speedster New Member

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    Sorry to repeat this if someone else already has stated it but, unfortunately a plaque or super bowl plaque or whatever will not make a '93 card of Aikman's very vaulable. The last I checked not even his stand-alone mint rookie cards were all going for very much. I only wish it was the case. The price of the wood, that's about what you'll get, lol, and I'm being serious. Not to mention the clocks hands are missing.

    Well there is one possible route for you to go, hit ebay and maybe some ravenous Cowboy collector will give you something for it. That's about the only place vaule could be really found. Sorry if that's not what you were looking for. I know we all wish our Cowboy football cards held the same vaule in the public's eye as is held in our own but, unfortuantly, very few of them actually do. Emmitt's rookie card might be the only one from that group of players worth anything significent, and that's only because of his rushing record.
  19. Zippy Speedster

    Zippy Speedster New Member

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    That's exactly right. But even still, with the rare cards, it's the whole job of actually finding a buyer who will pay. And alot of times they run scarce for any that aren't rookie cards. Rookie cards is really where the whole market lies. And to add insult to injury to any would-be collectors, now cards basically have to be professionally graded and flawless to ever get those good grades that bring the money. Half the time the price to get it graded is way more then the card could ever be worth, making it even worse.

    To the guy that started this thread... My advise would be to hold onto this, maybe even get it graded now and take the monetary loss, then pass it on to any children you have or may have one day. I mean if it's mint and can get the high 9.5-10 grading, only do it then.

    Guesstimate: You could get about $5-10 for it as is, right now. And I haven't evne seen it, could be alot less.

    A trick if you decide to sell on ebay, jump up the shipping to 15-20 so you can atleast make some profit there too if selling is what you really want to do. Go to a instore shop and you won't even get that...they will though when they turn right around and sell it there themselves.
  20. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, when they announced they were coming out with these, and being JJ taking over and Troy's 1st year and all, I decided to buy these.

    But how was I to know, 15,000 other card sets were to come out also. People seemed take to SCORE over PRO-SET. Then you had off shoots of each of those. I didn't want to start collecting both, or 3 , or 4 types, already had too many Pro-Sets, but would buy some Score sometimes too, as well as others.

    But I have multiple complete sets of the the first 3 or 4 years, including error cards and special cards. Just hanging onto them. no reason to sell any.

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