Tuesday, March 17, 2015

“King” of the Hill Better than a Blaster (Pack) Edition.

After being without internet at home for 5 days I can post again.

When I was trolling the Bay I came across a lot of 45 DIFFERENT (Ken Hill) card lot 1989-1995 1989 Fleer Glossy for an opening bid of 99 cents with $2.50 shipping I had to bid on it. I knew that I had holes in junk wax in our collection and that if I could get 20 or so cards, including the glossy I would break even. It wasn’t surprising I won the lot for $3.49


Why Ken Hill you ask? Ken had a 13 year career and he came up through the Cardinals’ farm system and spent two stints with the Birds, 1988-1991 (he was traded to the Expos for Andres Galagarra, yeah he did play for the Birds), and a partial 1995 season. He was second to Greg Maddux in the 1994 Cy Young voting, and pitched for the Indians in the 1995 World Series. For his Cardinals’ career he went 30-38, and the team wasn’t that bad or that good those years-two years 1990 and 1995 they were under .500 and for those two seasons they were 25 and 22 games back respectively.


1989 Fleer Glossy
1995 Topps Finest
Well how did we do?

19 needed =.18 cents per card-too high for junk wax, however I was able to plug some holes.
26 unneeded

All in all I had some fun flipping through some Ken Hills and though I overpaid it was more productive than a pack from Target would have been.


1989 Louisville Team Set
1989 ProCards Louisville Redbirds


1995 Donruss Top of the Order
1995 Fleer


2 comments:

  1. And his son was the starting QB for Texas A&M to start last season!

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  2. OMG I totally forgot that-go Aggies

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