Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Reclaiming a few cards from my childhood
A few weeks ago, I swung by my parents’ house. They live about three hours away, and my childhood card collection is still there in the attic. I didn’t have the car space to bring it back, nor the current living space to store it. I would love to grab it at some point, as all of your trade packages would then be filled with some sweet 1990’s inserts.
I ventured up to the attic just to make sure it was still there and hadn't been thrown out or anything. It was there and stored pretty nicely. I did quickly open up one bin and grab one of those little clear card cubes that was filled with cards, as well as a padded envelope. I had no idea what was in them, but figured they’d be fun to go through once I go home.
There were many commons, some TTM returns, a few Tinos, and some other stuff I had forgotten about. I’ll highlight a few of those cards on the blog in a series of posts.
First off, here are a few random rookie cards. I had no idea that I had an ’84 Donruss Darryl Strawberry RC. I must’ve won it on eBay at some point, but it was news to me. Totally didn’t remember getting that one. I also found a few Carson Palmer RCs. Being a Bengals fan, I must’ve bought a few of them on eBay during college, thinking he was going to be an all-time great. As a Syracuse alum, I'm sure I randomly went on eBay to pick up a Carmelo Anthony RC as well.
Another card I found was a Bowman Futures Game relic of Dioner Navarro. At the time, he was a big Yankees prospect, eventually dealt away in the Randy Johnson trade. I also don’t remember acquiring this card.