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What's the main card you can't stop buying?

Mine currently is the 91 Bo Jackson Desert Shield in a BGS9 or PSA9 holder. Population 126 for PSA9.

The war, the player, condition, affordability for me, and the pop of the logo catches my eye. For some reason I would rather have 5 in NM condition to look at than 1 in mint condition which surprises me. Normally I just want the best I can find.

What's the card you keep picking up for your PC that you can stop buying even if your wife said stop ✋️?

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  • 80sOPC80sOPC Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 2:49PM

    86 OPC lemieux , I want all of them

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,304 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1984 Fleer Mattingly RC

    Kiss me once, shame on you.
    Kiss me twice.....let's party.
  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 2,978 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t buy dupes. If I upgrade, the lower grade one exits my collection.

    Yaz Master Set
    #1 Gino Cappelletti master set
    #1 John Hannah master set

    Also collecting Andre Tippett, Patriots Greats' RCs, 1964 Venezuelan Topps, 1974 Topps Red Sox, 1968 Venz Sox

  • 80sOPC80sOPC Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool story Dan thx for sharing

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 896 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to be on a 75 Brett obsession but got through it. Finally

  • 80sOPC80sOPC Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I picture you saying that with a stack of 75 Younts surrounding you.

    @BBBrkrr said:
    I used to be on a 75 Brett obsession but got through it. Finally

  • 82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1914 Cracker Jack Cobb's

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  • 80sOPC80sOPC Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I mean who doesn’t have a stack of these?

    @82FootballWaxMemorys said:
    1914 Cracker Jack Cobb's

  • 1985 OPC Lemieux and 1986 Roy

  • Kid4hof03Kid4hof03 Posts: 1,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1979 Roger Staubach, can't get enough, graded, ungraded, autographed, unopened packs, Topps Vault proofs, as @80sOPC said, I want them all. Here's a few.

    Collecting anything and everything relating to Roger Staubach
  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 2,978 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @80sOPC said:
    Cool story Dan thx for sharing

    You’re welcome.

    Yaz Master Set
    #1 Gino Cappelletti master set
    #1 John Hannah master set

    Also collecting Andre Tippett, Patriots Greats' RCs, 1964 Venezuelan Topps, 1974 Topps Red Sox, 1968 Venz Sox

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1973 and 1975 nolan ryan's.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 896 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @80sOPC said:
    I picture you saying that with a stack of 75 Younts surrounding you.

    @BBBrkrr said:
    I used to be on a 75 Brett obsession but got through it. Finally

    Ha! I wish. My Yount desire never reached an obsession but I won’t turn those down either.

  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,686 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2024 7:21AM

    The ‘68 Mantle is definitely a marked card! POP=1

    mint_only_pls
  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @mintonlypls said:
    The ‘68 Mantle is definitely a marked card! POP=1

    Going to see if the good ol boys club can get it to a PSA 10.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    80s baseball rookies. boggs, gwynn, clemens, mcgwire, henderson, ripken, ryno, clark, bonds, puckett...

    the list goes on and on. I think it is because my brain is stuck in 1991 when those were the hot cards that i could only dream of having when i looked through the monthly beckett for the 300th time.

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • @craig44 said:
    80s baseball rookies. boggs, gwynn, clemens, mcgwire, henderson, ripken, ryno, clark, bonds, puckett...

    the list goes on and on. I think it is because my brain is stuck in 1991 when those were the hot cards that i could only dream of having when i looked through the monthly beckett for the 300th time.

    I know the feeling. My vehicle collection is predominately from the 80s and the 90s for the same reason. It's not a show car collection but I thoroughly enjoy taking a couple out each year for a car show or homecoming parade.

  • rugbymarinerugbymarine Posts: 418 ✭✭✭✭

    @DBesse27 said:
    I don’t buy dupes. If I upgrade, the lower grade one exits my collection.

    I'm the exact same way. As soon as I upgrade, the lesser example has to go.

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 896 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to have that Rickey obsession and I certainly wish I'd kept buying those about 15 years ago!

  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BBBrkrr said:
    I used to have that Rickey obsession and I certainly wish I'd kept buying those about 15 years ago!

    I once bought 6 rickey rookies in PSA 9 and sent the 3 best to PSA to try to get at least 1 PSA 10. They were beauties but had no luck bumping them so I sold all 6 of them.
    Back then you could buy PSA 9’s all day long for $300
    Never dreamed they could go as high as they are now!

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  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 896 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Darin said:

    @BBBrkrr said:
    I used to have that Rickey obsession and I certainly wish I'd kept buying those about 15 years ago!

    I once bought 6 rickey rookies in PSA 9 and sent the 3 best to PSA to try to get at least 1 PSA 10. They were beauties but had no luck bumping them so I sold all 6 of them.
    Back then you could buy PSA 9’s all day long for $300
    Never dreamed they could go as high as they are now!

    I know. I bought about 6 when they were $300/$330, but stopped because it seemed crazy spending that for a card from 1980.

    I was an idiot. Wish I'd bought 100.

  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2024 5:09PM

    Ty cobb always and everyday if I can. But it’s been years now.




  • I probably have quite a few. Some that are mentioned here. I cant get enough 80 Hendersons or 75 Bretts. Might get as many raw Jordan Love rookies as I can until the price becomes prohibitive. This one is kind of accidental but I just never grow tired of opening the 1994 Stadium Club High Number football boxes with the throwback unis cards and Bowman's Best refractors and 1st Day Issue cards. When I first got out of college and barely had two nickels to rub together I would go to the local card shop and buy the packs for 3 or 4 dollars. Maybe every couple weeks I could justify 3 or 4 packs. So nice to buy the entire box 30 years later for $25 to $30. One person's junk wax is another person's gold. Usually 2 or 3 Faulk rookies per box. Sent 11 of them in for the $15 special.

  • GansetttimeGansetttime Posts: 218 ✭✭✭

    1983 Topps Marcus Allen. A double print to boot.

    Before I sold out during COVID I was hoarding 1987 Topps rack cases for decades. Loved the prices and the set.

  • lawyer05lawyer05 Posts: 2,131 ✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:
    80s baseball rookies. boggs, gwynn, clemens, mcgwire, henderson, ripken, ryno, clark, bonds, puckett...

    the list goes on and on. I think it is because my brain is stuck in 1991 when those were the hot cards that i could only dream of having when i looked through the monthly beckett for the 300th time.

    Know what I mean vern? Sorry I can't help myself

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 896 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oooh. Now we’re talking. I love that Carew rookie but can’t match that. I think I only have 4.

  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! That is an amazing haul of Carew RCs!

    mint_only_pls
  • KendallCatKendallCat Posts: 2,960 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2024 7:45AM

    @lawyer05 said:

    Sweet Carew cards. Might be one of the few on here with family from Panama - grandmother and great grandmother are from there. Also, who is the auto of in your picture - Cuban Comet.

  • Incredible collections.

    I really just needed some pressure taken off me from the wife after buying another Desert Shield for the lowest I've paid yet!

    I think you've all made wise decisions on the cards you keep after.

    I bet there's more to come.

  • I used to try and buy any 1965 Willie McCovey I could find. I had a ton of them at one time. Finally stopped about 8 years ago.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Went through this with Dave Winfield cards when he was chasing his quest for 500 HRs. Was buying 74-80 years cards. Still got them all.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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