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Old 06-30-2011, 09:06 AM
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Default Favorite worthless card...

This kinda got started in the BS listing thread in the pre-war forum. But I thought it might be fun to see what everyone's favorite worthless(or nearly worthless) card is. You know, the one you just had to have growing up, and nowadays is virtually forgotten, but every-time you see it, you can't help but get somewhat nostalgic.

For me it has to be the 1985 Topps Cory Snyder Olympic card..
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:59 AM
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The first set I finished was 1959 Topps. My favorite card was Curt Raydon. It was worthless then and is worthless now ( and I never had any other expectations), but I still like it for some reason
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1981 Donruss Ron Oester

It's the first card I remember owning, I guess when I was 5 or so. I bought a complete '81 set last year just so I could get that card again, as no one had it individually.
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The 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco. It was the first year I started collecting, but I didn't get one in '86. It became extremely popular a couple of years later when he was the first player to make the 40/40 club. The card was going for over $100 at one point and I actually bought one for that price.

It still brings back memories every time I see that card. I was at the TriStar show in Houston this past weekend and one dealer had a bargain box with several of them. Jose's birthday is a couple of days away (July 2nd).
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1987 Topps Don Mattingly...it is the first card I ever remember caring about!
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1987 Topps Don Mattingly...it is the first card I ever remember caring about!

Ditto. Only mine was the 87D. 1987 Topps, Donruss, & Fleer get a lot of flak (and deservedly so) -- but, all 3 remain among my all-time favorites.

This thread should should crack a smile for the tenured collecting guard; the are a lot of us (late 20's/mid 30's) that look forward to picking up the hobby torch.

I have no problem admitting to having a thin Gregg Jefferies binder standing alongside my 1920's Exhibits.

Looking forward to the National.....
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Ditto. Only mine was the 87D. 1987 Topps, Donruss, & Fleer get a lot of flak (and deservedly so) -- but, all 3 remain among my all-time favorites.

This thread should should crack a smile for the tenured collecting guard; the are a lot of us (late 20's/mid 30's) that look forward to picking up the hobby torch.

I have no problem admitting to having a thin Gregg Jefferies binder standing alongside my 1920's Exhibits.

Looking forward to the National.....
I completely agree. BTW, I still have my Bo Jackson binder right with all my pre-war stuff. Although it's not that valuable, it's just as important to me as anything else in my collection..
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The 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco. It was the first year I started collecting, but I didn't get one in '86. It became extremely popular a couple of years later when he was the first player to make the 40/40 club. The card was going for over $100 at one point and I actually bought one for that price.

It still brings back memories every time I see that card. I was at the TriStar show in Houston this past weekend and one dealer had a bargain box with several of them. Jose's birthday is a couple of days away (July 2nd).
Definitely a good choice. I think the perspective on the '86 Canseco all comes down to when it was acquired. Had I bought that card when it was over $100, it probably would've topped my list as well. However, I didn't get one 'til a few years ago, and I think I might've payed $4 or so..

One of the first things I did when I got back into collecting was that I started to pickup the 80's cards that I always wanted as a kid but couldn't afford. The kind of cards that once seemed ridiculously expensive, that can now be had for under $10. Basically, the big investment killers. The main ones that come to mind are...

'83 Topps Traded Strawberry
'84 Donruss Joe Carter
'84 Topps Traded Gooden
'85 Topps McGwire
'86 Donruss Canseco
'87 Classic Green Bo Jackson
'90 Leaf Frank Thomas and Sosa

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A more modern card I chased was the 1989 Fleer Bill Ripken variations. I ended up with the obscenity, big black box, small black box, scribble with loop, scribble without loop, white out( probably fake), paper stock ( fake), white scribble ( some of these did come in packs) and several of the above with cut outs ( some likely fake but I think there were some legit ones). Another was the Littlefield reverse negative. I am sure if I could add up what I paid for all of them I would be lucky to get 15 % now
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1982 TOPPS Carlton Fisk in Action, he was my favorite when I was in little league and the card just looked cool.
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The 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco. It was the first year I started collecting, but I didn't get one in '86. It became extremely popular a couple of years later when he was the first player to make the 40/40 club. The card was going for over $100 at one point and I actually bought one for that price.

It still brings back memories every time I see that card. I was at the TriStar show in Houston this past weekend and one dealer had a bargain box with several of them. Jose's birthday is a couple of days away (July 2nd).
David gotta agree with ya... Still love the 86 donruss
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