What Is Your Big Card Regret?
News hit today that a 1952 stoops Mickey Mantle rookie card (picture) sold for a record $5.2 million.
I grew up listening to stories about Moms throwing out cards, cards now with tons of money being put in bicycle spokes, etc.
But I didn’t live through the Mantle era.
What really grabs me is that I collected cards as a kid. 95% were baseball, and Topps to boot, but I had a few basketball cards as well.
A few months ago, my son and I took out my old cards, excited that we might find SOMETHING worth a bit of money.
Basically the 80’s sucked for baseball cards. And when I see that I could’ve just simply stocked up on Michael Jordan fleer rookies (and didn’t), it kills me.
Instead, I went after Gregg Jeffries, Kevin Maas, and Will Clark rookies. Tons of em.
Now if I sold them all, they MIGHT pay for the case to hold a Jordan rook.
Just to let it sink in, courtesy of Darren Rovell and Beckett, here’s what some of those cards were going for just 20 years ago (I probably have a couple Troy Glaus cards):
My question for you:
Who was your big “can’t miss” card?
Bonus if you have any “I traded a Jordan rookie for _____” when I was a kid stories.
The agony, I tell ya.