I think most of us who have ever enjoyed the sports card hobby have been buyers, sellers, traders and collectors simultaneously at certain points of our lives. As Dave Jamieson reminds us in his excellent book, Mint Condition, however, most of the folks who have made tons of money in the hobby will be the first to tell you they never gave that part a second thought. They never got into it for the money.
For most of us, sports cards became something we collected first and saw as a possible way of sending the kids to college and/or passing down as an heirloom later. With that in mind, I think we all have at least a handful of "untouchable" cards.....some valuable, some you could probably find at the bottom of the bargain bin.......that we would never, ever sell regardless of how far in the stratosphere "book value" may take them.
Which cards in your collection are those you would never get rid of for any reason? Share those with us by Commenting here, and also the stories behind them.
One man from the Baltimore area just discovered those cards in his collection.....just ahead of the National, where he might have made a mint :-) ................
Remembrances of baseball's past