On page 10 of the November 1998 issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly we see a feature called The Hot Lists.
The Hot and Cold Lists are something that I remember well from Beckett magazines, but these aren't the typical Hot List that I'm familiar with.
Looks like this might be the first of it's kind, but I'm not certain. It states, "In preparation for the new millennium, we'll call out five cards of a particular player with a combined value of no less than $2,000. Sure, most of us can't afford these gems. But hey, window shopping's free." Window shopping indeed. These Griffey cards have not only maintained their value, but most have increased in value significantly, if you can even find them.
For example, here is a PSA 7 copy of the 1998 Skybox E-X2001 Destination Cooperstown card on ebay with an asking price of $649.99.
This is probably the first list of its kind as well. Readers get to submit a list of cards that they would like that add up to exactly $100. In December 1999, Beckett will select one list that was published and award the person who submitted the list with a $100 bill.
This particular list was submitted by Jim Thompson of Dallas, TX who happens to be the Associate Editor of the magazine and obviously a Boston Red Sox fan.
Hard to believe the 1992 Topps Traded Nomar Garciaparra RC was priced at $50 at one point. The card can be picked up today for between $5 - $10 shipped on eBay. I picked one up couple months back as part of a large lot I picked up at card show that included an entire 1992 Topps and Topps Traded set. I got the entire lot for $20.
This particular group lists vintage cards from a particular subset and this particular one deals with 500 Home Run Hitters. Depending on the condition of the cards on this list, the price would be well over the $2,000 mark. Lots of nice cards on this list. I only have one in my possession; the 1954 Topps Hank Aaron RC.
Anyone else have any cards on the Golden Oldies or the 2000 Club lists?