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Postby The Thrill » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:56 pm

How many of you have cards that you loved, but they were never really worth "a lot" of money?

For example, I loved acquiring a 1984 Donruss and a 1984 Fleer Andy Van Slyke rookie card. It was actually somewhat of a hard find here in MN, but when I did, I was psyched to get them (this was, of course, about 12 years ago). ;-D

Any examples of cards you loved acquiring even though there wasn't a whole lot of $ value associated with them?
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Postby Arlo » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:18 pm

Sure, pretty much every card that completed a set back in the set-building-from-packs days. Rick Langford's 1980 card comes to mind, for example. Good times. :-)
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Postby bigken117 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:36 am

1985 Topps Orel Hershiser. Back when it was worth something when he had the scoreless IP streak and the set was inflated because of the McGwire and Cory Snyder rookies.
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Postby Jenkins » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:40 pm

Bo Jackson 1987 Topps Future Stars is definitely an alltime fave.
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Postby The Thrill » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:14 pm

Jenkins wrote:Bo Jackson 1987 Topps Future Stars is definitely an alltime fave.


Ah yes, I remember the flurry for that card. ;-D

And I'm not sure why, but that memory brought back memories of these cards....

1987 Fleer Update Kevin Seitzer
1988 Donruss Gregg Jefferies
1988 Topps Mark McGwire
1989 Donruss Ken Griffey Jr

Arlo wrote:Sure, pretty much every card that completed a set back in the set-building-from-packs days. Rick Langford's 1980 card comes to mind, for example. Good times. :-)


Good call on building sets from packs. My tough one was the 1991 Fleer Update set. If I recall correctly, they had a few players that had the same card number and some card numbers were skipped in the set. Confusing errors. :-S
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Postby Madison » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:46 pm

The Thrill wrote:
Arlo wrote:Sure, pretty much every card that completed a set back in the set-building-from-packs days. Rick Langford's 1980 card comes to mind, for example. Good times. :-)


Good call on building sets from packs. My tough one was the 1991 Fleer Update set. If I recall correctly, they had a few players that had the same card number and some card numbers were skipped in the set. Confusing errors. :-S


Those were definitely the days. ;-D

The memories of running around trying to find card #XXX of the Topps 1986 set (or whatever set you were building) was so excruciating, yet so much fun. The 1990 Upper Deck set was the last hand collated set I put together. I really miss those days.
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Postby Jenkins » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:26 am

Arlo wrote:Sure, pretty much every card that completed a set back in the set-building-from-packs days. Rick Langford's 1980 card comes to mind, for example. Good times. :-)





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Postby Tavish » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:30 pm

Billy Ripken. I was a teenager and I just thought that was the funniest thing in the world. I was pissed when I found out the corrected versions were worth more than the original. :-t
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Postby Madison » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:57 am

Tavish wrote:Billy Ripken. I was a teenager and I just thought that was the funniest thing in the world. I was pissed when I found out the corrected versions were worth more than the original. :-t


The infamous Cuss word on the handle/Black Box/White Box/Black Scribble/Airbrush/ debacle. Lol. :-D I know there were several versions of it. Add the Griffey rookie card search ('89 Fleer cards for those that don't know) and those packs were fairly popular. :-)
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Postby Jenkins » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:17 pm

I forgot all about the B. Ripken. I would love to go find that card again.
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