Sunday, March 9, 2008
Card of the Day: 1998 Donruss Press Proofs Kevin Elster
I don't know which is crazier: the fact that Press Proofs used to be rare or that someone is selling a Kevin Elster card on eBay.
Either way, Press Proofs are definitely a thing of the past in the baseball card world. However, they thrived back in their hey-day.
In the late 1990s, Press Proofs were the number one parallel set, followed closely by Artist's Proofs and Museum Collection. Back then collectors actually thought a card numbered to 1500 was actually rare. Today, they can probably be found in the $0.10 bin at a card show.
Press Proofs are just another of the old-school sets that were ruined by game-used and autographs.