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The Baseball Card Thread

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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    Get them into better slabs.  Nice cards.
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    pjl44pjl44 Posts: 8,392
    Get them into better slabs.  Nice cards.
    Slabs are fine. Wah wah PSA is silly.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    pjl44 said:
    Get them into better slabs.  Nice cards.
    Slabs are fine. Wah wah PSA is silly.
    Slabs are fine sure but you can't argue about prices for PSA.  That being said I may never send another 90's basketball card to them EVER again.
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    JojoRiceJojoRice Kennesaw, GA Posts: 4,085
    I prefer the cards from the 50's - early 90's.  Today's card market is just too overwhelming and fluctuates too much for me.  I'll post some pictures of some of my heavy hitters later.   
    "I got memories, I got shit"

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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    So I was at the Philly card show this weekend and I FINALLY found a 2014 Trout card. This completes my run for Mike trout refractor cards. 

    I have the latest SP cards that I need to have graded to add in too. 

    Collecting a “project” has been made this hobby extremely satisfying for me. I like collecting runs of a certain type of card. 
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,556
    I’m slowly uncovering my collection… have lots of cards from the 60s and some from the 50s.  Mostly Yankees.  Collected a ton in the 80s and bailed out in the early 90s.  

    Also have a ton of autographs… this is a 28x43 poster they did for the 1961 Yankees reunion show in Atlantic City in 1990.  They had 30 of the remaining players there to sign… Mantle, yogi, whitey Ford, etc.  Signed by the artist too. 


    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,128
    on2legs said:
    I’m slowly uncovering my collection… have lots of cards from the 60s and some from the 50s.  Mostly Yankees.  Collected a ton in the 80s and bailed out in the early 90s.  

    Also have a ton of autographs… this is a 28x43 poster they did for the 1961 Yankees reunion show in Atlantic City in 1990.  They had 30 of the remaining players there to sign… Mantle, yogi, whitey Ford, etc.  Signed by the artist too. 


    good stuff....I had a childhood friend that had at least one and possibly two Mantle rookie cards. His dad had acquired them when he was a kid.

    That was probably 1980 or so when he showed those to me. I can't remember how valuable it was back then but I remember being impressed at the time. That was 43 fucking years ago. My friend died a few years back and I always wondered what happened to those. I hope they aren't stuck in a box somewhere that no one knows about.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    on2legs said:
    I’m slowly uncovering my collection… have lots of cards from the 60s and some from the 50s.  Mostly Yankees.  Collected a ton in the 80s and bailed out in the early 90s.  

    Also have a ton of autographs… this is a 28x43 poster they did for the 1961 Yankees reunion show in Atlantic City in 1990.  They had 30 of the remaining players there to sign… Mantle, yogi, whitey Ford, etc.  Signed by the artist too. 


    good stuff....I had a childhood friend that had at least one and possibly two Mantle rookie cards. His dad had acquired them when he was a kid.

    That was probably 1980 or so when he showed those to me. I can't remember how valuable it was back then but I remember being impressed at the time. That was 43 fucking years ago. My friend died a few years back and I always wondered what happened to those. I hope they aren't stuck in a box somewhere that no one knows about.
    So a 51 Mantle and not a 52?

    One is worth quite a wee bit more than the other.  Still would love to own either one.  I missed on an opportunity in 2000 for a bowman 51.  Oh well.
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    mfc2006mfc2006 HTOWN Posts: 37,403
    I need to go through my cards at some point. I have a lot from the 50's & 60's that were passed down to me. Then, I have my own collection from the 80's & 90's. 
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,128


    it was this one....from what I remember it was just in an envelope in a box in his closet. It may have been in his dad's closet...which makes more sense.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,227
    I think there might be another baseball card thread somewhere else but oh well. I have a lot. Mostly from the late 70's-early mid 00's. Think most expensive one i have is a Tony Gwynn rookie card (actually have the complete '83 Topps series). About 15 years ago or so it would have been either a McGwire or Clemens rookie card :neutral:
    bf959b1f-9b77-457c-baf8-038776f33339_zps8a6a389d.jpg?t=1365722973
    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    I think there might be another baseball card thread somewhere else but oh well. I have a lot. Mostly from the late 70's-early mid 00's. Think most expensive one i have is a Tony Gwynn rookie card (actually have the complete '83 Topps series). About 15 years ago or so it would have been either a McGwire or Clemens rookie card :neutral:
    Ouch...  The McGwire cards were worth a ton at one time.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357


    it was this one....from what I remember it was just in an envelope in a box in his closet. It may have been in his dad's closet...which makes more sense.
    That is actually his second card but beloved and most expensive card.  That one pictured is worth a few hundred thousand.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    I will trade PJ merch, High end bourbon or cash for your sportscards!
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,227
    So I was at the Philly card show this weekend and I FINALLY found a 2014 Trout card. This completes my run for Mike trout refractor cards. 

    I have the latest SP cards that I need to have graded to add in too. 

    Collecting a “project” has been made this hobby extremely satisfying for me. I like collecting runs of a certain type of card. 
    I used to go to the philly card shows for awhile (it's been about 10 years or so since I went to the last one). Where are they being held now? The ones I went to were mainly held at Valley Forge convention center and then at Oaks.
    bf959b1f-9b77-457c-baf8-038776f33339_zps8a6a389d.jpg?t=1365722973
    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,128
    When my son was born in 1993 I started buying the full set Topps baseball set each year for a few years....not sure if I have anything good other than a few Jeter rookie cards.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,620
    edited March 2023
    I got back into cards during the pandemic.  Bought a good heap of retail and participated in breaks...

    While I got some decent cards out of there...  nothing great, I find that you spend a lot to get some back.  It isn't necessarily what you want.  You also get a lot of common back-matter and clutter.  I also find that the card landscape is extremely cluttered with too many variants and products and its a bit overwhelming.  I did find I liked a few products, but those typically were a high Hit rate and high price tag... and why would I want a Rollie Fingers autographed card after investing $200?  I could have bought a player I wanted for that amount.



    So I kind of settled into finding and purchasing occasional vintage cards.  I got some 1954s and 1958s.  So far I have leaned into graded as opposed to raw.  Im also always browsing to find a nice, affordable Ozzie Smith rookie card.  I think I want to amass a bunch of the 80s/90s stars rookie cards like Gwynn, Puckett, Ripken, Brett, Trammell, etc.

    Id love to dive in and grab some pre-war cards, but that currently isn't in my budget.  



    I said it in the MLB thread, but my favorite card set of all time, both for aesthetics and player/era is this:
    I just love the team color border and the 80s era logos.  Good photos with this set too for the time.  My only complaint is the gray border that wastes space.




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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,128
    MayDay10 said:
    I got back into cards during the pandemic.  Bought a good heap of retail and participated in breaks...

    While I got some decent cards out of there...  nothing great, I find that you spend a lot to get some back.  It isn't necessarily what you want.  You also get a lot of common back-matter and clutter.  I also find that the card landscape is extremely cluttered with too many variants and products and its a bit overwhelming.  I did find I liked a few products, but those typically were a high Hit rate and high price tag... and why would I want a Rollie Fingers autographed card after investing $200?  I could have bought a player I wanted for that amount.



    So I kind of settled into finding and purchasing occasional vintage cards.  I got some 1954s and 1958s.  So far I have leaned into graded as opposed to raw.  Im also always browsing to find a nice, affordable Ozzie Smith rookie card.  I think I want to amass a bunch of the 80s/90s stars rookie cards like Gwynn, Puckett, Ripken, Brett, Trammell, etc.

    Id love to dive in and grab some pre-war cards, but that currently isn't in my budget.  



    I said it in the MLB thread, but my favorite card set of all time, both for aesthetics and player/era is this:
    I just love the team color border and the 80s era logos.  Good photos with this set too for the time.  My only complaint is the gray border that wastes space.




    I can't say I have ever been into it too much but I just stick to Topps.

    You're right though....fucking foils and other bullshit turned it into a confusing mess.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,128
    I do have a signed baseball by Dimaggio....a co-worker was a baseball nut and went to see him in Chicago about 25 years ago. I think he was charging $50/ball. 

    I have a Reds program signed by Pete Rose that's really cool except I wrote my fucking name in black marker on the front of the program. I was only in third grade so what did I know?
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,620
    MayDay10 said:
    I got back into cards during the pandemic.  Bought a good heap of retail and participated in breaks...

    While I got some decent cards out of there...  nothing great, I find that you spend a lot to get some back.  It isn't necessarily what you want.  You also get a lot of common back-matter and clutter.  I also find that the card landscape is extremely cluttered with too many variants and products and its a bit overwhelming.  I did find I liked a few products, but those typically were a high Hit rate and high price tag... and why would I want a Rollie Fingers autographed card after investing $200?  I could have bought a player I wanted for that amount.



    So I kind of settled into finding and purchasing occasional vintage cards.  I got some 1954s and 1958s.  So far I have leaned into graded as opposed to raw.  Im also always browsing to find a nice, affordable Ozzie Smith rookie card.  I think I want to amass a bunch of the 80s/90s stars rookie cards like Gwynn, Puckett, Ripken, Brett, Trammell, etc.

    Id love to dive in and grab some pre-war cards, but that currently isn't in my budget.  



    I said it in the MLB thread, but my favorite card set of all time, both for aesthetics and player/era is this:
    I just love the team color border and the 80s era logos.  Good photos with this set too for the time.  My only complaint is the gray border that wastes space.




    I can't say I have ever been into it too much but I just stick to Topps.

    You're right though....fucking foils and other bullshit turned it into a confusing mess.
    Even within Topps, you have all sorts of stuff like Chrome, Tier One, Museum Collection, Series 2, Update, Archives, Triple Thread, Bowman, Sterling, Allan & Ginter, 206, Stadium Club, Heritage....  that's just off the top of my head.  Within most of those are various layers of variants, short prints, inserts, etc...  
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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,556


    it was this one....from what I remember it was just in an envelope in a box in his closet. It may have been in his dad's closet...which makes more sense.
    That is actually his second card but beloved and most expensive card.  That one pictured is worth a few hundred thousand.
    When my buddy and I were at the National convention in Atlantic City last summer we got to see the 52 Mantle that sold for $12 million.  🤩
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2 2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2 2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1  2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park  2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)  2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville  2024: MSG 1 & 2 (#50) | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore


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    JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 10,450
    I usually buy a box of Bowman Draft/Rookies and let them simmer until some of the players start getting some notoriety.

    I bought a box in Trout's rookie year, but wasn't lucky enough to get one of his cards.
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,128
    on2legs said:


    it was this one....from what I remember it was just in an envelope in a box in his closet. It may have been in his dad's closet...which makes more sense.
    That is actually his second card but beloved and most expensive card.  That one pictured is worth a few hundred thousand.
    When my buddy and I were at the National convention in Atlantic City last summer we got to see the 52 Mantle that sold for $12 million.  🤩
    crazy....I've been looking for a Pete Rose rookie card. Those aren't too bad
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    JojoRiceJojoRice Kennesaw, GA Posts: 4,085
    I have some baseballs autographed by Aaron, Mays, Nolan Ryan, Banks, Rose, Ripken, & Eddie Vedder.
    "I got memories, I got shit"

    ISO 2016 Greenville shirt. Size medium. PM me if you have one for sale/trade.
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,128
    JojoRice said:
    I have some baseballs autographed by Aaron, Mays, Nolan Ryan, Banks, Rose, Ripken, & Eddie Vedder.
    that's a great collection....probably sell them all together in 20 years for a nice sum
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 10,450
    I have a very random signed baseball collection:

    • Bruce Springsteen
    • David Letterman
    • Eddie Vedder
    • Mike McCready
    • Alex Trebek
    • Hank Aaron, Sadaharu Oh & Al Downing all on the same ball.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    I have a very random signed baseball collection:

    • Bruce Springsteen
    • David Letterman
    • Eddie Vedder
    • Mike McCready
    • Alex Trebek
    • Hank Aaron, Sadaharu Oh & Al Downing all on the same ball.
    That Sadahara auto is cool as hell.  Good for you on getting that!
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    on2legs said:


    it was this one....from what I remember it was just in an envelope in a box in his closet. It may have been in his dad's closet...which makes more sense.
    That is actually his second card but beloved and most expensive card.  That one pictured is worth a few hundred thousand.
    When my buddy and I were at the National convention in Atlantic City last summer we got to see the 52 Mantle that sold for $12 million.  🤩
    Yep, I took my picture with it too, lol!
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    JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 10,450
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    I have a very random signed baseball collection:

    • Bruce Springsteen
    • David Letterman
    • Eddie Vedder
    • Mike McCready
    • Alex Trebek
    • Hank Aaron, Sadaharu Oh & Al Downing all on the same ball.
    That Sadahara auto is cool as hell.  Good for you on getting that!
    I had previously obtained the Hank/Al Downing ball, and then got the Oh signature at an international all-star game in the early 90s/
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,357
    MayDay10 said:
    I got back into cards during the pandemic.  Bought a good heap of retail and participated in breaks...

    While I got some decent cards out of there...  nothing great, I find that you spend a lot to get some back.  It isn't necessarily what you want.  You also get a lot of common back-matter and clutter.  I also find that the card landscape is extremely cluttered with too many variants and products and its a bit overwhelming.  I did find I liked a few products, but those typically were a high Hit rate and high price tag... and why would I want a Rollie Fingers autographed card after investing $200?  I could have bought a player I wanted for that amount.



    So I kind of settled into finding and purchasing occasional vintage cards.  I got some 1954s and 1958s.  So far I have leaned into graded as opposed to raw.  Im also always browsing to find a nice, affordable Ozzie Smith rookie card.  I think I want to amass a bunch of the 80s/90s stars rookie cards like Gwynn, Puckett, Ripken, Brett, Trammell, etc.

    Id love to dive in and grab some pre-war cards, but that currently isn't in my budget.  



    I said it in the MLB thread, but my favorite card set of all time, both for aesthetics and player/era is this:
    I just love the team color border and the 80s era logos.  Good photos with this set too for the time.  My only complaint is the gray border that wastes space.




    85 cards are great in all 3 products.  85 Topps is cool and of course donruss with the black border.

    Those 80's players rc cards are easy to come by as long as you don't want pristine examples or graded.  You can get all of those for under $100 as long as you get lower graded ones.
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