1957 Topps raw set - making lemonade out of lemons!
The first year I bought baseball cards was in 1957. I had no idea of cards having value and just cut the corners off most of them. Hey, I was a young kid and thought it was cool. The other kids I traded with didn't like it so I stopped this practice later on that year. Anyway, I had most of the 407 cards so I purchased the missing numbers a few years ago to complete a raw set. I got a lot of enjoyment collecting the missing numbers without worrying about grade, and still enjoy viewing them in a book of 9 card sleeves and handling them if I want.