Cheap Game Used: Paul O’Neill
Player’s Name: Paul O’Neill
Player’s Position: OF
Player’s Current Team: New York Yankees
Price I Paid for the Card: Paid $7 for a pack of SP Game Bat Edition. Each pack came with a card, this was the card I got.
Set it’s from: 2000 SP Game Bat Edition.
What it’s Worth: Beckett has it listed at $5 as an unlisted star. On eBay, I saw it listed for $1.99 but only one seller.
Why I like this card: Hey what can I say, I’m a Yankee fan and there isn’t much not to like about Paul O’Neill. He is what I call a real Yankee. He is someone who takes wins and loses for his team very seriously. There were a lot of these kinds of players on the team in the late 90s. We had Tino, Chuck, Wade, Derek, Bernie, Jorge, Wetteland, Mariano, tese were real Yankees, the guys that lived and died by the team. The Yankees of today are just a bunch of mercenaries with no cohesion. When you think of O’Neill, I think of his swing and that’s why I like having a piece of his bat.
Why it’s a Cheap Hit: It’s the fact I paid about the same amount for the pack then the card was worth. For this set, every hobby pack that you bought contained a bat or jersey card. It was a very good deal at the time, because you knew you were going to get a relic card with every pack. Unfortunately what you don’t realize is that every player is represented, so even the scrubs, which I had gotten plenty of. The O’Neill hit was one of two that I liked from this set, the other was Canseco, which was traded to Mario over at Wax Heaven.
Will it Ever be Worth Anything More than an Unlisted Star Common?: Should it be? Yes, but the real question is Will it be? Sadly I think not. Why is his card not worth more? He was always a well liked player who wore his emotions on his sleeves.