Friday, April 10, 2020

I'm not name calling: Two John Kruk White Whales

Minor league cards don't really interest me but because my PC's have so few of them...I kind of want them. I had two of the four John Kruk minor league cards: one was an eBay splurge with a coupon and the other was in a Christmas Secret Santa gift from Brian at Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary. Both from 1984.

Those two aforementioned 1984 cards were included in a four card lot on eBay that also included Kruk's 1983 and 1985 minor league cards. It was a Buy It Now or make an offer. I don't get greedy with the offers. I don't believe in low-balling someone. Based on the ridiculous COMC prices for ungraded Kruk cards, I thought the $30 price tag was fair. That's $7.50 a card. But the shipping was heinous at $8. So I threw out an offer of $25 with $5 for shipping, bringing it to $30. It was accepted. And these fellows are now mine.

Probably some people have better white whales: a Jackie Robinson card or something. I'd still really like the TCMA Darryl Strawberry cards. Maybe one day.

Did I do alright? Does anyone need Kruk's 1984 cards with the Las Vegas Stars? Happy to trade or consider a cash transaction.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That 1983 card of him with the Gators is legit. The B&W photo somehow makes that card even better.

  2. I had no idea his minors were that valuable. Nice pickups!

  3. I try to send people fair offers too. That's why I don't usually even send offers to guys who have insane asking prices (unless... I really, really, really need the card).

  4. I'm not a big fan of minor league cards anymore either, but some one's that feature players who went on to do something, like these, are still pretty neat.