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.