How much is your Blue Jays memorabilia really worth?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the world of sports collectables, value is in the eye of the buyer. Items are worth as much as someone will pay for it.
Every fan has at least one sentimental sports item in their collection, whether it’s a baseball card, a ticket stub or bobblehead. These pieces hold sentimental value, but do they have monetary value?
Is there any worth to this weird Blue Jays Coke can I have? Do bobbleheads hold any value in the sports collectable world? And what about all these baseball cards I’ve been hanging onto for decades? It was a sheer coincidence that I noticed there was an opportunity to answer these questions I’ve wondered for years.
Scott Crawford of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame organized a two-day event at the Hall in St. Marys where fans could take part in an “Antiques Road Show” of sorts and have their sports memorabilia appraised on the spot.
The people who had their items appraised before me had an impressive baseball card collection and showed up with a 1952 Mickey Mantle card, which was estimated at $10,000 alone. There was nothing close to a $10,000 card …

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Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation

The five best value contracts for the Toronto Raptors

Money and value is the name of the game in the NBA, so what contracts give the Toronto Raptors the most bang for their buck? The Toronto Raptors have a well know reputation around the NBA for having a stellar front office. Toronto has been one of the best drafting teams in the NBA and […]
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Author: William Ricks / Raptors HQ

Blue Jays are prisoners of the moment, but only for now

In discussing Marcus Stroman’s trade value with Shi Davidi and Ben Nicholson-Smith on a recent episode of Sportsnet’s At the Letters podcast, writer and insider Arden Zwelling perfectly summed up the difficulty and complexity of evaluating Stroman-like trades.
“In terms of sports commentary and fandom, we’re such prisoners to the moment,” Zwelling remarked. “You have to make these sweeping assessments of things in the moment, but we won’t know when Marcus Stroman is traded, whether or not it was a good trade or not.”
Zwelling’s thought process, while simple and logical at its core, represents what probably should be the prevailing opinion among Blue Jays fans regarding the trade of Marcus Stroman — it’s too early to evaluate the trade.
In case you missed it, the Blue Jays, now in full-sell mode ahead of Wednesday’s trade deadline, traded starter Marcus Stroman to the New York Mets in exchange for two pitching prospects, Anthony Kay, who has since been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, and Simeon Woods-Richardson, who’ll head to High-A Dunedin.
Many commenting on the trade immediately slagged on the return the Blue Jays were able to net for Stroman, who, per many insiders, …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation