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Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

Posted on: January 11, 2011 6:38 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:47 am
 

GriffeyA Ken Griffey, Jr. rookie baseball card has helped nab two men accused of two burglaries in New York City, WNYT reports.

On Nov. 4, Gregory Amyot and Robert Spraker were arrested for being in possession of a stolen credit card. Police then found a 1989 Upper Deck baseball card depicting Ken Griffey, Jr. in his rookie season.

That card immediately linked Amyot and Spraker to a robbery of 498 Madison Ave. on either Nov. 3 or 4, in which two IBM Think Pads along with multiple sports playing cards having been stolen. Police also connected the two to a robbery of an architecture firm on Halloween.

The Griffey, Jr. card is perhaps the most well-known in modern day and most sought-after, with only the T206 Honus Wagner card attracting more renown as this 2008 Slate article reveals.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2011 3:15 am
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

Hey Fogducker, I created a thread about the Knicks trying to trade for Mello, see if you can check it out, I'd love to get your opinion on this cause I think it would be a crappy situation for the Knicks to trade for him. I hope you get the chance to check it out. You and DonnieBaseball as well.  See you Sat for the first play-off game game.



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 1:26 am
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

Damn, after all the expert analysis from everyone here I went on eBay and Beckett to see if I could purchase one of these cards in near mint condition for $10 or so. Now I'm disappointed, cheapest one I could find was for $19.99 ungraded on eBay and $28 ungraded on Beckett. Now I'm gonna have to get a home equity loan if I want one.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 12:18 am
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

I won this card rolling dice at a card show in Southern California as a kid.  Don't care of the value, hands down one of the best baseball cards of all time, maybe the most memorable



Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 12:10 am
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

Please, that card's not even worth $30-.  That solved a case?  I got a $35-  box of chocolates, maybe that could solve the JFK murders?  Wow, what if I had a $50 adult film collection?  The world of criminals, you'd think they's want to steal something other that the plentiful late 80's overprinted baseball cards.  Fools!



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

Absolutely.  Back in 1989, I knew a Dallas area card dealer that was sold 1000 Upper Deck sets collated by player out the backdoor by Upper Deck.  The sets came in 1000 count boxes by player.  I think he sold the 1000 Griffeys at the time for $15 each to an investor.  Lord only knows how many other dealers were sold 1000 count lots collated by player.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:36 am
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

I disagree about the Upper Deck Griffey rookie.  It is more rare than you think.  I bought packs upon packs of those cards and never got one.  I have since purchased one (plus a set from that year), but they are more rare than you think.  Still, to compare it to the Honus Wagner card is laughable.

I bought my 1989 Upper Deck sealed set on ebay for $30 with shipping.  I got the individual card as part of a collection of about 20 sets and a handful of singles for $80 off craigslist.



Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:28 am
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

The card is worth exactly what someone will pay you for it. There are rubes out there that WILL overpay for this card, thank goodness!!



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 9:45 am
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

Just like the old days, Griffey Jr comes out of nowhere to make a diving catch which in fact stopped the burglars rally and preserved victory for truth , justice , and the american way . lolol



Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 10:41 pm
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

Once again stupid crooks have to make you laugh...




Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Griffey, Jr. rookie card nabs two burglars

yes a dime a dozen but who cares!  The Kid was one of the best and one of the most fun to watch.  He made you feel like you were part of the game and his excitement was contagious,.  Plain and simple Griffey Jr was one of the best ever to play the game and made 600 + homers seem easy to pass and get to 700+ if not for injuries, crushing  Barry "The Roid User" Bonds Home Run record would have been so easy!  Hey Bonds, you and your EXTRA LARGE HEAD should bury it in the sand when Griffey JR walks into the HOF on his first ballot while you will forever rot never getting in.  Just think of how many people are laughing at you these days even though you have all that money but your manhood shrunk to the size of school lunch shriveled peas!  Who cares how many Griffey Jr rookie cards were printed, let us all realize that "The Kid" is what baseball is all about,and that is fun!(plus the big bucks)!  Love the Smile and thank you for being you Griffey, enjoy the hall of fame!


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