Saturday, June 13, 2009

The One That Got Away



My early years of baseball card collecting were punctuated by many stupid decisions, but none as regretted as the decision I made to trade this card away sometime in the mid 1990s. It was the oldest card in my collection (at least, until I got my 1970 Topps Joe Morgan). I traded this card to one of my friends for a pretty big stack of cards. I thought I got a good deal, but as the years went on, I realized how dumb of a decision I had made.

I was talking to another of my friends online a few days ago about this blog, and specifically how I couldn't think of anything to write about. She suggested that I write about the one card I've always been looking for. I don't have any cards that would fit that description, but thinking about it made me remember this card and how it got away from me. While we were talking, I looked on eBay to see if I could find a copy of it, and I actually found one for $3 (including shipping). Of course, I had to buy it.

I guess all I have to say is thanks Floor, and welcome home Brooks.

1 comment:

Dinged Corners said...

Full cardboard circle! Great story.