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Any value to this Tony Gwynn autograph??

Like many people I've been digging through boxes of '80's and '90's collectibles. Ran across this. It's a Walla Walla Padres minor league program from 1981 signed by Tony Gwynn, Rickey Nelson and Mel Stottlemyre. Gwynn played 42 games for Walla Walla and hit .331 before being called up to Amarillo later that year. It is authenticated by JSA. Anyway, I think it's kind of cool even if not worth anything.

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  • IronmanfanIronmanfan Posts: 5,011 ✭✭✭

    to a Gwynn collector, it'd surely have value

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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 7,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A lot of Gwynn autographed 8x10's going for $50.00+

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  • MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2020 6:26AM

    My God, Rick Nelson..... :D .....Tony was a beast and a lovable one at that... I miss Gwynn! Im looking out for his O-pee-chee RC in high grade ....

  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 7,048 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2020 6:44AM

    @MLBdays said:
    My God, Rick Nelson..... :D .....Tony was a beast and a lovable one at that... I miss Gwynn! Im looking out for his O-pee-chee RC in high grade ....

    What's up with his Topps RC? In a 10 it seems to go from $700.00-1,700.00. Any reason?

    You can get an awesome PSA 9 OPC for around $200.00. Only 233 OPC 9's compared to 656 Topps 10's.

    The OPC PSA 9...................HERE is a good investment. Collectors/investors are stupid to focus on only 10's, but that's the way it is.

    Finding an OPC 10 would be great. How much do they go for?

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  • MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2020 9:12AM

    @JoeBanzai ........take a look at all 80's Rc's during the lockdown..... they have all exploded....Sosa, Canseco, Bonds, McGwire, Clemens. even Strawberry RC's etc.... crazy increases if you look at the data closely.... stimulus checks from the gov't going to Jeter and Bonds...... Ex. ~This Jeter Topps Gold '93 has doubled:

    The Gwynn in a PSA 10 '83 O-pee-chee is between 2k - 2.5k range .... and it's likely higher if you had a documented sale in the last 6 months which I have not seen..... I'd guess approaching 3k IMO maybe even a bit higher. The Bonds Topps Traded Tiffany '86 was selling in the range of 1.5k to 2k but in the latest sales just a couple days ago are $3,350.00 and $3,500.00.... It appears the "steroid era" dogma is wearing off a smidge and folks are buying the guys they grew up with who put up amazing stats and got lots of press coverage ~ good or bad.....and I'd have to say the lockdown ~ with its captive audience has created quite a few new collectors to our hobby who drove up prices big time..... I sell on ebay regularly and I was getting questions from collectors (messaged thru bay) who had no clue about populations of cards and which RC's were scarcer etc.....I had to refer them to PSA etc.... they were buying as they learned.... the Lockdown really has had a positive affect IMO...

    Tony Gwynn '83 O-Pee-Chee PSA 10 pop. 1/29

  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 7,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Recent Gwynn rookies sales have been all over the place. I wish I had the money to pay $1,000.00 more for a card than it went for yesterday. This is not a rare card, there were several that went for around $700.00.

    Even if these are legitimate sales, it really inflates the "true" value of the card in question.

    I would be buying the (well centered) OPC 9 over the Topps PSA 10.

    The Jeter cards are just insane!

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  • MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2020 7:35AM

    This puppy is auctioning on ebay right now with just over 2 hours left [email protected] $610.00.........He's gone from FBI's most wanted to I gotta get me a Jose RC at all costs.....lol

  • MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ~notice that when the 1st choice of a player's RC gets rich like say the Jeter SP RC..... the next option is the next best card and that card gets bought up.... which ever that might be.... the lesson? Considering that Barry Bonds '86 straight Topps Traded PSA 10 is selling for 350.00..... when it was under 100.00 recently .... it pays to buy the player.

  • rounding3rdrounding3rd Posts: 281 ✭✭✭

    That's definitely an early era Gwynn signature, and I think it's an awesome piece of memorabilia!

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  • sayheywyosayheywyo Posts: 132 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the comments fellas. Ozzie Smith also played in Walla Walla, WA.

    On another note: Most of the cards I have from the 80's and 90's were not worth grading IMO with the exception of Henderson, Ripken, Gwynn, Mattingly and Griffey plus maybe a few more. I mean most were a "bust even" at $6 a card in PSA 9 in the early 2000's. Larkin, Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Alomar all had to be PSA 10 to come out just a little ahead. You could pick up all these cards for just a couple bucks each in PSA 9 pretty easily. I picked up a '87 Donruss Rafael Palmeiro PSA 10 for $3, a '89 Bowman Gary Sheffield PSA 10 for $5 and a '90 Topps Frank Thomas PSA 10 for $10. Sold all three for $33, $61 and $122 in the last couple weeks. All this craziness is unreal...................

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  • saucywombatsaucywombat Posts: 1,122 ✭✭✭

    @sayheywyo said:
    Thanks for the comments fellas. Ozzie Smith also played in Walla Walla, WA.

    On another note: Most of the cards I have from the 80's and 90's were not worth grading IMO with the exception of Henderson, Ripken, Gwynn, Mattingly and Griffey plus maybe a few more. I mean most were a "bust even" at $6 a card in PSA 9 in the early 2000's. Larkin, Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Alomar all had to be PSA 10 to come out just a little ahead. You could pick up all these cards for just a couple bucks each in PSA 9 pretty easily. I picked up a '87 Donruss Rafael Palmeiro PSA 10 for $3, a '89 Bowman Gary Sheffield PSA 10 for $5 and a '90 Topps Frank Thomas PSA 10 for $10. Sold all three for $33, $61 and $122 in the last couple weeks. All this craziness is unreal...................

    Damn then I'm not paying attention. Did you get those prices via auction or BIN/BO? I need to get some stuff up on Ebay.

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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 7,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @sayheywyo said:
    Thanks for the comments fellas. Ozzie Smith also played in Walla Walla, WA.

    I picked up a '87 Donruss Rafael Palmeiro PSA 10 for $3

    There's certainly no love for this guy!

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  • sayheywyosayheywyo Posts: 132 ✭✭✭

    No love at all for Palmeiro. Last year you couldn't give away a Sammy Sosa PSA 9 for $3 + shipping. Today---$60??? Found a Brady Anderson in a top loader......... must be the worst player ever to hit 50 homers in a season. Just smiled and laughed.

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