Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1984 Donruss, Joe Carter



#41 Joe Carter

Here is the second card that I was able to get Joe Carter to sign for me in Omaha in June. When I handed this card to him to get signed, he said "ooohh, a rookie card".

Before I went to Omaha, I had a decent debate with myself on whether I should take this card with me or not. I've had this card since the early '90s and it was always one of the better cards in my collection. The Beckett that I just dug up from 1992 lists it as $32. I have no idea what it books for now, but since it is an '84 Donruss, I bet that it books for at least $10 (but I could be wrong). I wasn't sure if I wanted to get a $10+ card signed, so I headed over to ebay to see what they were going for. You can find auctions for this card starting out at $.99 and buy it nows for $4 with free shipping. After seeing that, I decided to get this card signed. If I ever wanted to get a new one, I knew where I could find one.

Are there any Beckett readers out there that can tell me the book value of this card (before it got signed)?

I thought that it was kind of cool that Joe changed Sharpie colors when signing my two cards. He signed this one first and the Pinnacle card second. The Pinnacle card has a lot of blue in it, so it is good to see that he switched to black for that one.

6 comments:

CK said...

The '84 Donruss Carter books between $3 and $8 (High book value). Good move to get one signed; that's probably more hard to come by than getting a replacement card.

Brian said...

Very nice auto...and I think a good choice to get it signed.

night owl said...

Always liked that card.

zman40 said...

Only eight bucks, huh? I guess I wasn't too far off. Thanks CK.

Tom said...

Forget about the value! Joe Carter signed his rookie card and it's in YOUR collection. The coolness factor of that alone makes it more valuable to YOU...so forget what some price guide says. I'll have to give this one two thumbs up...

zman40 said...

Trust me Tom, I don't go by book value. That is why I had to ask for assistance. For this one, I was just curious.

Thanks for the high praise!