Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's Rubyrific: 1999 SkyBox Rubies Thurman Thomas

'99 SkyBox Rubies Thurman Thomas #'d 20/30
I've been wanting to pickup a Rubies card from a late 90's SkyBox product for sometime now. They're some of the best looking cards as they incorporate a foiled background that is like a mix between a refractor and hologram. Unfortunately, these cards typically demand hefty price tags. So with a little patience, I was able to snag this #'d 20/30 Thurman Thomas from the '99 SkyBox Rubies set.

I paid just under $10 including shipping for this gem. I'm sure I'm a bit biased as a Bills fan, but this is a rare card of a HOF'er. I thought the price was pretty nice.

The card is numbered only to 30 and features one of my all-time favorites. There've been some very nice auto'd cards of Thomas in the hobby lately (click here), but the higher end cards from his playing days are few and far between. That's why I'm so excited to add this card to my collection.

Stay tuned for another SkyBox Ruby I was able to land from the "Big Country" and… "Enjoy Every Bounce of the Ball".


  1. Wow... this card is a beauty. Under $10? That seems like a steal... I always thought these cards went for hundreds... especially for HOF names. I loved Thomas because he could do a little bit of everything. Nice pickup buddy.