Newbie Card Maintenance & Some Fabulous Finds

After a move recently I discovered a box labeled “Sports Cards”.

Woops.

jaromir jagr rookieThis was a collection of long forgotten cards that I didn’t even remember existed. It turns out many of these cards were cast offs from my teenage years when I began losing interest in card collecting. A lot of cards and random autographed prints were put together in cheap sleeves and a few good ones were kept in an 8 pocket folder. The cards were kept out of light and fortunately were fairly well maintained considering how flimsy the material was that they were being kept in. So what was found within this old container? Some interesting treasures.

  • Roger Clemens Fleer rookie card
  • Jaromir Jagr Upper Deck rookie
  • Sergei Fedorov Upper Deck rookie
  • Eric Lindros minor league Oshawa Generals card

The value on all of these cards is fairly negligible at this point, but as a sports fan they’re still cool collectibles that I will find a better, more secure home for – something better than low quality three ring binders at the very least.

In terms of the prints that I came across I had some real dandies there as well. One of my favorites was a 1991 Indianapolis Colts team poster. Prior to the Detroit Lions recent 0-16 dumpster fire, this was possibly the worst team in modern football. As I recall, only kicker Dean Biasucci was a Pro Bowler on that squad. Looking through the roster (conveniently printed on the bottom of the poster) it’s a veritable who’s who of nobodies. Duane Bickett was the only other player to have a career of any notability. “I would at least remember the quarterbacks” you say. Well, if you remember Gary Hogeboom and Jack Trudeau then you need to find your way onto a sports quiz show ASAP because you’re going to be tough to beat.

Now, to find somewhere to hang these things in my bar…

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