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Old 12-06-2017, 04:01 PM
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Well, with apologies to the OP, I'll reverse his question:

What card did I always think I would eventually own, but never will:


1952 Topps #311- Mickey Mantle


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I was thinking on a similar line, but more "What card did you think you would never own, but now that you do you think, eh, not as cool as I thought it would be?"
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:20 PM
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I was thinking on a similar line, but more "What card did you think you would never own, but now that you do you think, eh, not as cool as I thought it would be?"
This one:


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Old 12-06-2017, 05:11 PM
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I've known for a decade or so that a signed T206 Lajoie existed, but I really thought I'd never own one. But then about a year ago, I reeled in this white whale...

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Old 12-06-2017, 05:29 PM
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There were a lot of cards that I have always wanted and eventually got my hands on. Before I discuss the cards with you all, I want to say that all of this was possible because I still live at home with my parents. When you don't have to worry about paying the bills, then it's not that difficult to buy expensive sports cards.

As a kid I always wanted a high-end 1966-67 Topps Bobby Orr RC. When I started working in my early 20s, I saved up and purchased a beautiful example from BMW Sportscards. It was an SGC 6, but looked stunning. Many years later, when I ended up in debt, I decided to have some fun by cracking it out of the case and submitting it raw to BVG. It came back a 7.5. I ended up flipping it and paying off my debt.

Another special card that I eventually got my hands on, and still own, is the 1951 Parkhurst Gordie Howe RC in SGC 6.5. Now the centering isn't that great, and that's very common among this cards, but the corners are so sharp that I just had to trade for it.
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For me it’s the 1916 M101 Ruth RC
I remember reading an article in a 1983 issue of “Baseball Cards Magazine” about Babe Ruth cards. As a 12-year old beginner collector I was drawn to the picture of the Ruth RC. I would look at it and think to myself “I’ll probably never even see a real one”. I was able to see a few at the National Conventions that I attended in 1992, 1999 & 2007....Turn the clock up to 2009. A fellow board member offers his up for sale. I see the card and immediately tell myself....”There’s my Ruth Rookie”. I contacted him. We talked. In couple weeks it was in my hands. Never forget slowly unwrapping the packaging and slowly pulling card out. I was 12-years old again for a few moments ����
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Greatvcard and story Daryl. Sounds like you got your card around its last time of semi affordability. Congrats on acquiring that gem.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:52 PM
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This an interesting thread, although I have toi admit that Marc's K-Bats is the most amazing card I have seen in quite some time.

My humble addition would be one of my favorite So. League players, Buck, don't call me Bock, Hooker.

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Carl, great description of how it feels to collect something that you love. I feel the same way, I'm just much less eloquent about it.
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I have a little side collection of Jersey City Skeeters prewar cards and there are several cards on my wantlist that I don't think I will ever obtain. This T215 Red Cross of Billy Purtell listed with Jersey City was one of those cards I never thought I would find considering the rarity of Red Cross cards let alone finding a specific non-HOFer. I was very happy to have this example fall into my lap years ago and was able to acquire it. I don't even care about the condition, I don't think I'll ever see another one.


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I've been lucky to acquire a number of cards I never thought I'd own. But if I had to choose just one, its the Tomas Gutierrez Oscar Charleston. It was the No. 1 card on my want list for probably 20 years but I never thought I'd get to own one.
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