Tavish wrote:A friend of my dad's gave me a bunch of 1968 Topps cards when I was really into collecting. Of course he had pulled the Mantle/Ryan/Bench/any other high value card. But I did have a Gil Hodges and Harmon Killebrew.
I once found two copies of that Killebrew card in a box of commons for a couple bucks a piece. Probably my single greatest coup from my collecting days. At least in terms of a purchase. The best trade I ever made was when I traded my 7th grade English teacher the Robin Ventura 1990 Leaf at the absolute apex of both the 1990 Leaf craze and the Robin Ventura craze for two George Bell rookies (Topps and Fleer, I believe). Then I flipped the two George Bell cards for a Dominique Wilkins 1986-1987 Fleer, which I later sold for $110.
I think '91 or '92 was the last year I collected.