Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Comparison: 1998 SP Authentic vs. 2008 SP Authentic.

This is an experiment in video gonzo journalism. A little something different. Enjoy.

Box Break

Base Set: 107 of 198 (54.04%)
2 doubles

Parallels: NONE

8 Sheer Dominance Silver (42 cards, 1:3) G. Maddux, The Big Rat, L. Walker, R. Alomar, R. Clemens, M. Vaughn, J. Thome, J. Bagwell
2 Sheer Dominance Gold (numbered to 2000) Chipper, D. Jeter

1 Chirography: R. Clemens /400

According to Beckett, Roger Clemens signed only 400 copies of his '98 SPA Chirography cards -- although the card itself is not serial-numbered. They lists it at $60-$120. Even if this card fetches the more realistic LO end on eBay, this card all but pays for the box.

Compare that to the three junk autographs I got last year, and a winner is 1998 SPA.

For comparison's sake, here's my break of last year's SPA.


dayf said...

Very nice... "You chose wisely" as the old dude from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade would say.

If anyone's interested, here's the autograph checklist to compare to the Bococks and Petits that were pulled out of '08 SPA.

The Baseball Card Snob said...

Great box, those 98 boxes are not that easy to come by at a decent price.