Saturday, February 12, 2011
Elusive Cards: 1993 Topps Finest Don Mattingly
Eventually I realized this was a set all on its own. Packs were expensive and I couldn't afford them. I'd see this card at a show and it would be going for at least $8. That was steep, especially since I went with $3 or $4 total. For me, it's always been unattainable card. Something high end that belonged behind a glass case at a shop, and not in my collection. In fact, at a card show a few years later, I bought a grab bag with a 1993 Finest Tom Glavine in it, just so I could own a card from that set, like it's 1952 Topps or something.
Now, of course, I'm old enough and rich enough to buy the Mattingly on ebay. I can find one for $8 or $9 or so. But I think I'll hold out. I'm working on a want list to post on the site and I'll add it there, and maybe I'll find a willing trade partner. I think it'd mean more to me that way than just buying one.