Sunday, June 26, 2016


Today is my birthday (yay me ! (thank you, thank you)). Which of course, always reminds me of my oh my how time flies and how 20 years ago I was graduating from high-school and slowly getting out of the hobby (and into women, but I have no idea if those are related).

Slowly sipping my orange juice this morning, I realized I don't really have a dream card. The Holy Grail I'd do anything to have in my collection. There are some truly iconic cards I wouldn't mind having, of course (pre-war stars, 52 Mantle etc.), but nothing I dream about. I'm a product of the 90s, which probably explains it. I love vintage cards, as you know, but grew up looking at the little arrows in Beckett on modern cards and wondering if I'd ever be able to get a Griffey UD RC (I did, thanks to Wes and Matt). That was my dream card.

I don't even know what I'd pick if I had to choose just one card, admitting that all cards are equal in value. I shouldn't write this, but I find the Mantle/Griffey from UD actually ugly, so this one wouldn't make the cut.

I'd probably go for sentimental value. To bring me back to my daydreaming days.


Here's what I'd pick :

But without the plastic case.
You can't put a plastic case in  a wallet.


  1. Happy birthday!

    I don't really have a dream card either. Just lots of cards I want.

  2. Happy Birthday!

    I don't have a dream card either

  3. Happy Birthday!
    The Jordan 86 Fleer rookie would be my choice for dream card too.

  4. Happy birthday my friend. The closest thing I have to a dream card would be a Clemente rookie.

  5. Happy birthday!

    I guess my dream card would be a 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews, since that one is likely never to be in my price range.

  6. Happy belated B-day! Hope it was a great one.

  7. Happy belated B-day! Hope it was a great one.

  8. Happy Birthday Kevin, sorry for being late!

  9. buy a man-purse to carry that slabbed beauty everywhere you go!