1983 Topps Tony Gwynn Rookie Card
I had this card back in 1983. I have no earthly idea what happened to it. '83 Topps is my favorite modern set and I couldn't pass up on a rookie of a Hall of Famer that I actually needed for the price of a Hamilton. This card right here is what made me leave that Schmidt card in the binder, the rest is just a bonus.
1985 Fleer Roger Clemens Rookie Card
I know what you're thinking... A Clemens rookie for three bucks?? Well, it's Fleer. Also it looks like it got sat on by a donkey. A FAT donkey. With a lumpy butt. Still, it's a Clemens rookie and I didn't have one before now. I used to have two Topps rookies but I traded 'em both thinking I had a third. Nope.
1978 Topps Reggie Jackson '77 Record Breaker
I actually got a about a dozen dollar cards, but I picked out two just to make it an even 15 bucks to match the Ballpark card. I was fascinated by Reggie's three homer game in the World Series when I was a kid. I always liked this card, but I never got around to actually picking it up until now.
1996 SP Chipper Jones Special FX
I pretty much have to throw a Chipper in the mix. This is one of those mid-90's insert cards that is light years better than anything put out in the past five years. Here's all the awesome stuff on this card:
- picture of a broadly smiling Chipper
- holographic foil on the left
- gold 'FX' etched foil on the right
- a 3D hologram of a smiling Chipper where his head turns right and left when you tilt the card
- a diagram of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium with dimentions on the back
- home and road splits for homers, RBIs and batting average
So what do you think? Did I do good or should I have picked up the Schmidt/Pujols/two other guys jersey card instead?