I’ve been looking for a Jim Kelly 1984 USFL card for a very long time. I’ve found some at prices that were a little out of what I was comfortable paying. I’ve seen some graded ones on eBay going for upwards of 150 bucks. That’s a little bit more than I’m willing to pay, especially since they seem to be pretty common. I’ve seen a few ungraded ones in card shops going for $75-$100. Again they seem a little too common to be at that price. Then a few weeks ago while cruising through eBay I found a listing that I kept my eye on. It was a lot of two cards. The 1984 Jim Kelly USFL Rookie card and the 1985 Jim Kelly USFL card. Starting bid was $39.99.
I watched hoping it wouldn’t raise much higher. Put in my last second bid of 60 bucks and surprisingly won the auction at $56 for both cards delivered. Not a bad price at all. And I’ve got the true Jim Kelly rookie card from his first season in professional football.
At the time of this post, I’ve cataloged over 290 different Jim Kelly cards. I’ve now got cards numbered as low as 1 of 10. I’ve got autographed cards. I’ve got graded cards. I’ve got memorabilia cards. I’ve got rookies cards. Now I just need to get one of those 1 of 1 cards.