Wednesday, January 8, 2014

D-Rod To The Rescue

  Dennis Rodman has always marched to a different drummer, he has always been considered an a-hole but he was an a-hole who could play shut down defense and grab the rebounds so he always had a job. He is in the Hall of Fame and deservedly so but is his current direction of friending North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un going to destroy his credibility in the hobby?  I don’t want to turn this in to a political debate, I would like to focus on Rodman’s decisions.

Rodman played a majority of his career during the junk wax period so most of his cards can be found for a couple of dollars with base relics and autographs running around $10-20 each. But during this era there were also some very limited inserts which can run hundreds. Also winning 5 NBA Championships helps any ones collectability.

Do his trips to North Korea (and recent CNN interview) hurt his card prices? Do his choices put him on the despicability scale with suspected murderers OJ Simpson or Aaron Hernandez? How about on level with gambler Pete Rose? Or does this not change his collectability at all?

I would love to hear from a Rodman collector and get their input.


  1. I picked up a Rodman auto card a week or two ago for $18.50. I thought it'd be a quirky addition to my "Christmas Card Collection" (cards #'d 12/25). He's a nut, but he's "interesting".. gotta give him that. Hopefully his actions will help build bridges to peace, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see how things shake out.

  2. Seeing some of Rodman's old cards with him having normal hair is often surprising.