My goal is to get all of the 1990 Sammy Sosa cards and below in a graded format. However, some of the cards don’t seem to have any graded options for sale or they are way too expensive. This has forced me to buy raw cards for a few of them which is ok for now. I’d rather have the card ungraded than not have it at all! I can always send in the raw cards for grading down the road.
The first card is the 1990 Baseball Card Magazine #49 White Sox Rookie Stars with Sammy Sosa and Robin Ventura. I didn’t even know this card existed until a few weeks ago when looking at a few Sosa checklists. A quick look on eBay and I found one for $3.70 shipped so I went for it.
When I got it, it came along with 2 other Rookie Stars. At first I thought the seller gave me another person’s order but I confirmed that he sent the extras for me. Nice!
The Andy Benes / Steve Avery card has been spoken for. However the Todd Zeile / Alex Cole card is still available if anyone wants it. Contact me here or send me a message on Twitter (@cubsfanstan) if you’re interested.
The other card I recently picked up is the 1990 Coca Cola Sammy Sosa card. I noticed this card is slightly wider than normal baseball cards as it wouldn’t fit in any other sleeve I had except the one it came in.
This puts me at 226 unique Sammy Sosa cards. Wowsers!