I was recently contacted by a fellow Linden collector as he was looking to get some info on an older parallel card. I thought it would make for a good blog post (and it would give me a reason to scan some under-appreciated cards sitting in my monster box).
The card in question was a parallel from the 1997/98 Pinnacle Certified series.
But me being a stickler for the original presentation of a card....all of mine are unpeeled. Maybe if I get bored in my old age, I will track down a second set and peel them all.
By the way, none of these cards are serial numbered on the back. Only insertion ratios were released.
That leaves us with the parallel with the longest odds of being pulled (and the card in question from my original inquiry).
I would give fair market value on this card around the $20 mark. That said, supply and demand play a huge roll in older cards like this. It could easily sit with no takers at $20 yet it could spark a bidding war and go for double.
It's really tough to say. If I needed one for my collection, I'd set the bar at $20-25 tops.
Hope that helps. And thanks for the question. I enjoyed getting the ol' cards out and putting them through the scanner.
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