Fans Flock to Collect the Best Cards of Baseball’s New Hall-of-Fame Class: Biggio, Smoltz, Martinez & Johnson
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 / 0 Comment
It’s always interesting to watch online auction sites like eBay the day before the Hall-of-Fame announcement and the day after. Sellers almost run to their computers after the announcement it made to post cards of the newest members of the Hall-of-Fame and collectors jump online as well to pick up keepsakes from their favorite players. Today is no different as tens of thousands of baseball cards from just four players are available through the online auction site eBay.
Here is the activity we are seeing on the recent Baseball Hall-of-Fame inductees.
Craig Biggio – Close to 6,500 trading cards are up for sale for this Houston mainstay today. Here are some of our favorites!
Biggio's Upper Deck rookie card is a must have for any baseball collector.
There are a couple of these sweet autograph cards available of Biggio from Ultimate Collection.
The bat design behind this card really sets off the patch piece used to make this a very special card.
This buyback autograph card from SP Authentic is rare and very unique!
This dynamic duo were fan favorites in Houston and most believe Bagwell will make his way to the Hall someday.
John Smoltz – Close to 7,000 trading cards are up for sale for this Atlanta Braves icon. See some of his best UD cards!
Here's a key Upper Deck rookie card of Smoltz that is often under appreciated.
Smotlz represented his country with USA Baseball and Upper Deck commemorated that with this special autograph card.
Here's a very nice patch of a key piece of the Atlanta Braves' "franchise history."
Although they went on to play elsewhere, these three pitching greats will always be linked to their days in Atlanta.
I love this classic autograph card has Smoltzy's signature on the diamond.
Pedro Martinez – Close to 7,500 trading cards are up for sale of this dominant Dominican pitcher. Check out some of his better cards up for grabs!
This is the one that started it all for Pedro Martinez!
Pedro's 1992 Star Rookie card is a little easier to find at a lower price.
Collectors who chased this set know this card wasn't easy to find, a real gem!
Clemens missed the vote this time, but this card shows both pitching greats together with game-used baseballs embedded in the card.
Pedro was one of the premier pitchers of his day and this card definitely speaks to that.
Randy Johnson – Close to 14,000 trading cards are up for sale for this strikeout king. Feast your eyes on the ones we thought serious fans need to have in their collections.
After the Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie card, this is likely the most desirable rookie card in that incredible 1989 set.
I love the HUGE patch swatch in this card, these were a VERY tough pull back in the day.
These two definitely struck out their fair share during their playing days, very cool to see them paired with their jersey swatch and autograph all on one card.
Randy Johnson has a great nickname and it is cool to see it on a manufactured patch card like this.
There weren't many pitchers as buttoned up as Randy Johnson and this card contains a button from one of his game-worn jerseys!