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Old 04-08-2017, 09:05 PM
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I went to my first card show in 1976, so you can pave an interstate with my regretted decisions from a commercial standpoint. Literally, I could be retired right now if I'd made three purchases in 1990-1993 when I was single, living like a student and pulling down a big city lawyer's salary that I had no idea how to spend. But, in terms of my personal collection:

--I was offered a Zeenut Joe D in trade for a handful of my other Zeenut HOFers and made an alternative deal instead because I didn't want to lose so many Zeenut HOFers in that deal. D'oh!

--I saw a stack of Cobb checks at a show for $50 each. Why bother, there were so many, I can just get one later. D'oh!

--I won a big case and bought a 1954 Aaron RC in PSA 7 to celebrate. I had it for over a decade and the value of the card really didn't go anywhere so I sold it and a PSA 7 54 Mays for $2K. D'oh!

--When I was a young collecting pup working from a small budget I used to go through dollar boxes at shows. Still do but that's another story. Anyhooow, I wound up with a collection of early 1950s Mantle cards in lower grades with an average cost of about $2 each. Sold all of them in 1987 along with much of the rest of my collection including a 52 Topps Mays and a 53 Topps Mays. D'oh!

--In the other direction, I held onto a big chunk of my boxing collection when the market was red hot in 2007-2008; I even bought more in the Hull Collection sale and in a few other auctions at the time. It is worth maybe 40% today. D'oh!
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:44 PM
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When my Uncle Sam passed away many years ago, I didn't go with my parents to help my aunt sort through his stuff. I was young, not into collecting too much, and it was a long ways away in Pontiac Mich.

My Father, thankfully, brought this pic home with him to give to me, but he said there was lots of other baseball memorabilia that Uncle Sam collected that nobody really knew anything about.
My Uncle was an avid Yankees fan, so I can only imagine what likely got tossed out!
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:50 PM
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Pre War - passed on T206 Magie Error Vg cond for around $800.00 at a card show in the late 80's....

Post War - bought one but passed on rare 77 Topps Unissued Proof Card of D Meyer was cheap too.

Passed also on a 1970 Topps Cloth Sticker card also at a reasonable price considering its rarity....ugh!

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