Yeah, so for those of you who came looking for something ancient are going to be disappointed. Without digging upstairs through all my cards, I'm fairly certain the oldest card I own is a no-name from '75 Topps, so getting something oldest isn't that far-fetched. I got a note from reader Jason on a post I made about a 2009 O-Pee-Chee Blaster I opened a while back, looking to add to his OPC set. He had a couple refractors for me and a few other things, so we worked out a deal. 98 OPC base cards later, I had a nice package from Jason. Among the cards were what are now the three oldest cards I own:
I was a kid in the late '80s to early '90s, and I never had the opportunity to get anything vintage. I know many of you have more vintage than I have modern, so you may not have many occasions where you obtain a card that becomes the oldest in your collection. This was a pretty cool occasion for me. I am going to stop talking about vintage now, because I don't feel I am qualified to talk about vintage.
As for the refractors that started the trade, he sent along Orangefractors of Mark Reynolds and Justin Verlander:
Being a Virginia Tech fan, I bleed maroon and orange, so naturally I love the orange refractors. The Tigers card looks especially awesome since orange is one of their colors. Jason also sent a number of cards for my PC...some of the highlights:
Thanks for a great trade Jason, and good luck building your 2009 OPC set!