“Invincible” card a hot seller.

Auto Date Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

1.jpgThe #1 movie of the past week was Invincible starring Mark Wahlberg.  The movie chronicles the story of Vince Papale.  Papale played for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League.  He played two years before the league folded.   He received an invitation to a workout held by then Philadelphia coach Dick Vermeil and ended up making the team.  He played for the Philadelphia from 1976-1978, mostly on special teams.

His rookie card appeared in the 1977 Topps Football set.  The card was listed in the Beckett Football Price Guide as a common in the most recent issue.  The release of the movie has spurred interest in the card and hundreds have been listed on Ebay.  The card is now selling in the $7-20 range.

These types of cards rarely hold their value as the novelty wears off.  Jesse Palmer’s cards were a hot commodity at one time when he appeared on ABC’s The Bachelor, but have cooled off considerably (He was cut recently).

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