This is a movie that is centered around a Cubs baseball card....and I had never heard of it. How ridiculous is that?? Cubs and baseball cards in the same movie, they are the crux of the movie, and I had never heard of it.
Diminished Capacity was released in 2008, but it was a very small release. According to IMDb, the movie was out for all of three weekends on four screens. It's box office total was $21,291. That seems messed up! Alfonso Soriano make that much in two innings.
Three weekends on four screens is probably why you never heard of the movie.
So here's the plot:
Among his crazy ramblings, Uncle Rollie shows Cooper this,
With Charlotte already heading to Chicago for her business, Cooper decides to tag along and bring Rollie, too. They are going to a card show and try to unload the Schulte card.
So will Rollie sell the card? Will he get ripped off by Mr. Mint? Will he get the real value of the card and be able to live comfortable? Will Cooper get the girl?
Watch the movie to find out for yourself!
The entire movie is centered on Rollie's desire to sell his extremely valuable baseball card. The movie makes several mentions of the great value of the card. So I did a little checking.
I went to PSA's price guide to see what a T206 Frank Schulte (back view) would cost.
Wow, was I surprised. Six figures?
Try barely four. PSA list the price of a 9 Near Mint at $2,750+
Not quite the six figures that Uncle Rollie was looking for. I would call that a
SInce the movie's got Ferris and Hawkeye, so we can overlook little flaws.
And look at Cooper's boss' office.
If you've got Netflix, you should go ahead and watch Diminished Capacity. You'll enjoy the 90 minutes worth of diversion.
P.S. Remember Rollie's premise that the Schulte card would be really valuable because collectors snapped up the big boys and forgot about Wildfire?