View Full Version : I just found a crapload of old Joe Montana cards

Hammock Parties
07-02-2007, 04:53 AM
In very good condition. I'm talking like 50, mostly from his Chief days. Fleer, Topps, Pro Set, a few foils/holograms. Any idea how much they might be worth?

I also found a few Steve Youngs and about 15-20 Marcus Allens and two Elways (Topps and Score Hot Gun). I also have a Joey Galloway rookie card.

07-02-2007, 04:58 AM
Google it.

07-02-2007, 05:06 AM
$1-$2 a piece

Hammock Parties
07-02-2007, 05:12 AM
Google WHAT? Does Beckett still do price guides? Are they online? Here's a list:

Upper Deck -

1995 Montana Chronicles Super Bowl XXIV
1991 Football Heroes: 1989 Back-to-Back
1991 Aerial Threats Montana/Rice
1994 Joe Montana
1993 Joe Montana

Upper Deck Collector's Choice -

Images of '93 Joe Montana
Traditions of Excellent Joe Montana
Joe Montana

Pro Set -

1990 Joe Montana MVP Super Bowl XVI (art)
1990 Joe Montana MVP Super Bowl XIX (art)
1990 Joe Montana MVP Super Bowl XXIV (art)
1991 Joe Montana (art) ALL-NFC Team
1991 Joe Montana
1993 Joe Montana

Collector's Edge -

1992 Joe Montana

Score -

1991 Joe Montana (art)
1994 Joe Montana

Score Select -

1993 Joe Montana

Fleer -

1991 Joe Montana

Flair Preview -

1995 Joe Montana Foil

Absolute Playoff -

1995 Joe Montana

Playoff -

1994 Joe Montana

Skybox -

1994 Joe Montana

Impact Skybox -

1994 Joe Montana

Pinnacle -

1994 Joe Montana

Action Packed -

1994 Joe Montana

Fleer Ultra -

1994 Joe Montana - Achievment Award
1994 Joe Montana

Topps Stadium Club -

1994 Joe Montana
Members Choice 1993 Joe Montana

Bowman -

1994 Joe Montana

07-02-2007, 05:24 AM
They are worth whatever you can get. I'd start at a local Card store talking to a known dealer.

Google or go to ebay auctions to see what someone else may have got for similar items.....

Dr. Johnny Fever
07-02-2007, 05:49 AM
Just curious... is a crapload bigger or smaller than a shitload?... and how do the two compare to an assload?

Thanks in advance.

07-02-2007, 06:36 AM
First, if they are worth X amount when you go to sell them you only get 50% of that amount. And thats only for the "good" cards. The dealers have to make money after they give you your money.

None of those cards are worth any money.

07-02-2007, 07:01 AM
My guess is they aren't worth much. The only people who would want a Joe Montana Chiefs card are people who became Chiefs fans because of MOntana like yourself. I'd look for a Chiefs fan or something to try to unload them on if you really want to sell them. My guess is most anyone else will laugh.

07-02-2007, 07:35 AM
I'll give you $5 for all of them.

07-02-2007, 07:40 AM
Hmm. I can only imagine where you found all those. Did you also accidentally locate "the tube sock" from sophomore year?

07-02-2007, 07:50 AM
Like your mom ..Gochiefs...those cards arent worth shit.

Montana rookie has been solid for the last 10+ years at $150ish..depending on centering and corners.

Montana second year is around $20 or so

His autographs..and..game worn jerseys are good priced.

But those listed above...not worth much.

The key is numbered sets, rookies, or insert cards...the ones that are 1 in 500 packs etc.

I pulled a Matt Leinhart rookie refractor...numbered to 50. thats 50 in existence..over the weekend.

Hammock Parties
07-02-2007, 08:10 AM
Wow. I bought all of these in grade school. I figured they'd appreciate or something. Lame.

07-02-2007, 09:41 AM
Baseball and football cards used to be good little investments because there were so few companies and options. For a long time you only had Topps, Fleer, Donruss and maybe a couple of other smaller card companies putting out sets. Then Upper Deck came along. They made a superior quality card that forced the other companies to do the same and with that prices went up and there was a proliferation of card companies that really saturated the market it seemed.

When I was a kid we used to go to the grocery store next to the old Wal Mart in Leavenworth (wasn't it called "Balls'" or something?) and I'd ask for $.50 for a pack of Topps. I hand collated probably 4 sets between the ages of 9 and 13. Used to be you'd get 15 cards and that stick of 5 minute gum for two quarters. Luckily for me my collecting days ended when it got too ridiculous. The last I remember at the end of my collecting it cost almost $3 for a pack of like 10 cards.

Seems the value of older cards have gone down recently too. Just no market for it I guess. I have a Jerry Rice Topps Rookie card that last I checked had a listed price maxed out around $80. I found some on eBay for as high as $30 which means it probably lists around $50 now.

07-02-2007, 10:05 AM
Montana second year is around $20 or so

So I gotta crisp $20 sitting in my card book :)

07-02-2007, 10:18 AM
So I gotta crisp $20 sitting in my card book :)

I'll trade you a folded $10 and two crisp $5s for it.

07-02-2007, 10:21 AM
Mostly a card needs to be pre-90s I think. Early 90s the collectible market went apeshit and it doesn't seem to matter if you're talking about cards or comics or whatever the majority of it hasn't really gained much value.

07-02-2007, 10:24 AM
I once opened a pack of rookie cards at a fair and got a Cade Mccown game worn jersey card. It was worth 150 at the time and the dealer wanted to buy it for 25 bucks.

I'm and idiot now for not goin for that.

07-02-2007, 10:30 AM
I looked up some ALex Rodriguez rookie cards I've had since 1994. Foils, right out of the sets into the hard plastic, ready to be "slabbed". I've got 10 of them. :toast:

07-02-2007, 10:47 AM
I'll trade you a folded $10 and two crisp $5s for it.

I'm looking for a couple of Susan B's and a boat load of Sacagawea's sorry :shrug:

L.A. Chieffan
07-02-2007, 11:59 AM
I have pretty much every noteworthy baseball card made pre 1980's. Most of the big names in football and basketball as well. Honus Wagner is pretty much the only one I'm missing but, hey, so is like the rest of the world.
Those cards really aren't worth crap dude, sorry. I got a Joe Rookie thoughif you wanna buy it :D

07-02-2007, 12:06 PM
Cards usually aren't worth a lot unless they are special edition cards or if theyre some of the old original baseball cards with Ruth, Gerig, etc.

I know my grandfather has a lot of Ruth and Mantle cards from way back in the day that are worth thousands of dollars. He said I could have them when he dies. I WILL NOT sell them. I'll keep them for my kids and their kids etc. And those ****ers better not sell them either.

07-02-2007, 12:15 PM
Guy from oakpark mall cards said that the card market went bankrupt because kids have moved to video games.

07-02-2007, 12:19 PM
Guy from oakpark mall cards said that the card market went bankrupt because kids have moved to video games.

that is also true. I dont know of many young kids these days buying cards.

07-02-2007, 12:58 PM
I'll give you $25 for em.

07-02-2007, 01:02 PM
that is also true. I dont know of many young kids these days buying cards.
Thye priced theirselfs out of the market. What 8 year old can afford $3 bucks a pack?

07-02-2007, 02:09 PM
Thye priced theirselfs out of the market. What 8 year old can afford $3 bucks a pack?

a lot of kids have parents who buy them fuggin' ps3 games routinely... three bucks a pack isn't anything, how about the twenty dollar packs and 300 dollar packs you'll find in your local 'hobby' ball-card shop?

I used to collect, but the 'business' side of cards has gotten ridiculous... there was a time when I was younger that one could aspire to having every card of a player ever made (before the 1/1's, high dollar auto and game jersey, etc.)... now, it's beyond impractical, it's nigh unto impossible.

07-02-2007, 03:33 PM
They make a cool sound if you put them in your bike spokes.