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- Lat strain sends Logan to disabled list 22Prior to Friday's game against the Blue Jays at Progressive Field, the Indians placed left-hander Boone Logan on the 10-day disabled list with a left latissimus dorsi strain. […]William Kosileski
- Nine-run 8th powers Cards over Cubs in opener 22The Cardinals stunned the red-hot Cubs, scoring a season-high nine runs in the eighth inning to post an 11-4 come-from-behind victory on Friday afternoon to snap Chicago's winning streak at six. […]Carrie Muskat and Jenifer Langosch
- Olson, Montas provide depth for A's bench, 'pen 21The A's added two players to their roster ahead of Friday's series opener at Citi Field, bringing in first baseman/outfielder Matt Olson and reliever Frankie Montas for Interleague play against the Mets. […]Jane Lee
- Jays' Sanchez may go back on DL with blister 21Aaron Sanchez was scheduled to visit a hand specialist on Friday afternoon and it seems another stint on the disabled list will be required because of a blister. […]Gregor Chisholm
- Tigers befuddled by A. Wilson's recent woes 21The Tigers are trying everything they can to get right-handed relieiver Alex Wilson out of his recent funk. […]Shane Jackson
- White Sox craft plan for sustained success 21The White Sox have chosen a definitive path toward future success, even if it means a step back in 2017 and probably '18 to get there. […]Scott Merkin
- J. Martinez 'fine' after being hit by foul ball 21Early in a nine-run inning that eventually lifted the Cardinals to an 11-4 win over the Cubs on Friday afternoon, St. Louis endured a bit of a scare when outfielder Jose Martinez was struck near his left temple by a foul ball into the visitors' dugout. […]Jenifer Langosch
- Padres defend Hand's hefty price tag 21Reports from around the baseball world have claimed the Padres are asking a steep price for lefty reliever Brad Hand. Steep, but fair, say the Padres. […]AJ Cassavell
- Braun has cortisone shot for sore wrist 21Add his right wrist to the list of body parts that have cost Ryan Braun playing time this season. Before missing a third straight start on Friday, the Brewers outfielder revealed that he had a cortisone shot before the All-Star break for pain in his wrist, which has bothered him in addition to previously-disclosed left calf and right elbow injuries. […]Adam McCalvy
- Hosmer out on Friday due to family matter 21Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and right fielder Jorge Bonifacio were both out of the starting lineup on Friday night as the team opened a three-game series with the White Sox. […]Jeffrey Flanagan
- Today's starting lineups: July 21 21Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs. […]
- Arrieta displays vintage form in tough loss 21Joe Maddon was pleased with the production. Hours before Jake Arrieta's solid six-inning start and even longer before a humbling eighth inning that led to an 11-4 loss on Friday, the Cubs' manager spoke to the media about how he felt the All-Star break had "revitalized" the starters. […]Scott Chasen
- White Sox vs. Royals: Watch live on Facebook 21Watch on MLB.TV and blackout-free on Facebook as the White Sox and Royals open a three-game divisional set at Kauffman Stadium. […]
- Kelly, Grichuk, Duke make strong showings 21The Cardinals began their series against the Cubs with six roster moves, including the promotion of baseball's top catching prospect and the return of a veteran reliever who underwent Tommy John surgery less than 10 months ago. […]Jenifer Langosch
- Ramos focused in face of trade rumors 21The Marlins dealt reliever David Phelps to the Mariners on Thursday for four prospects, but they are by no means done moving bullpen pieces ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31. Closer AJ Ramos has been among the players other teams have looked into, and Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday the market for Ramos is […]Jeremy Vernon
- Twins unveil Kelly statue outside Target Field 21With the Twins celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first World Series title this weekend, the organization officially unveiled a statue outside of Target Field honoring long-time manager Tom Kelly, who guided them to World Series championships in '87 and '91. […]Rhett Bollinger
- Rays expect Souza back over the weekend 21Steven Souza Jr. underwent an MRI on Thursday in St. Petersburg that showed no damage to his left hip. He is day-to-day, but the prognosis is good. […]Bill Chastain
- O's Deadline approach TBD over next week 21The Orioles' fate -- as sellers or not -- as the organization sees it will be revealed soon, and the three-game set against the AL-best Astros could go a long way in determining that. […]Brittany Ghiroli
- Braves shopping Garcia after talks with Twins 21The Braves continue to engage other trade partners for left-hander Jaime Garcia after having extensive discussions with the Twins on Thursday night without reaching a deal. […]Rhett Bollinger and Mark Bowman
- Activated by Phils, Kendrick keeps focus on field 21Howie Kendrick has a little more than one week to show contenders he is healthy and capable of helping them make the postseason. […]Todd Zolecki
- Lat strain sends Logan to disabled list 22
Category Archives: Infinite Card Set
Infinite Baseball Card set by Gary Cieradkowski
Dimensions: 2 x 3 1/2
Collector score: ** (2 Stars)
Unusual oddball cards with original art, created by graphic design artist and amateur baseball historian Gary Cieradkowski. Featuring great write-ups on the back, the legitimate offset-printed versions of this set have become pretty much extinct. The Infinite set has ceased to be produced in the offset-printed litho form, and Cieradkowski is offering “home made” inkjet-created (see giclee) cards now.
This is quite disappointing to those who started collecting a set of offset-printed cards that would last nearly forever, only to have the production changed in mid-stream into “temporary cards” made on a home printer.
It is very easy to tell the difference between the litho versions and the ink jet versions. The litho versions are thicker and have a glossy UV coating on both sides. The inkjet versions lack the thick glossy surface, and are sometimes poorly cut.
Book value for Infinite cards produced on an inkjet printer is of course, zero, because:
1. The print run never ends. They may be reproduced forever, by anyone with an ink jet printer.
2. The ink used in inkjet printers degrades quickly, and these cards will not last long enough to acquire any age-related value.
(NOTE: Although manufacturers of ink jet printers and papers claim their prints will last as long as 120 years, these claims have been refuted by Wilhelm Imaging Research – a research lab which is regularly hired by printer vendors to test longevity of various printers and inks. For example, Kodak claims a life of 120 years for prints using their best archival papers. Wilhelm’s research found such prints will last only 11 years.)
Retail value for the early litho-printed Infinite cards is in the $5-10 range, with the exception of two cards:
#1 Leon Day, was Ceiradkowski’s first card. It is very scarce, and should retail for $10-15 in mint shape.
#27 Sandy Koufax, University Of Cincinnati. This particular card was withdrawn by Ceiradkowski after he was instructed to do so by someone at the university, because they said it violated licensing laws. It probably didn’t, but Gary erred on the side of caution, and the Koufax card was yanked, and thus remains extremely rare. Retail value for #27 should start at $15.00 on the low end. On the high end, well, I’d say…. infinite!
PRICING: If you own one or more of the inkjet versions of the Infinite cards, and wish to sell it, how much should it go for? Assuming you’re going to be honest about it, you can’t really sell it as a collectible, because it is new, and because it is only temporary. So it becomes a modern reproduction, an “objet d’art” if you will. As with all art, it should be priced based on aesthetics and whatever similar items are selling for. There are people who buy these cards all the time, apparently knowing exactly what they are getting. In describing the item, I would advise that you avoid two terms: “rare” and “collectible” because inkjet-created cards are not rare, since they have a print run which is open-ended and can be easily reproduced by anyone. And, as mentioned above, they will not last long enough to be collectible.