Friday, December 3, 2010

Possibly the oldest cards I own?

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!


caljr3000 said...

Dick Such is an awesome name. What if his middle name starts with an "A"? Listed alphabetically he'd be Such A., Dick!

Hackenbush said...

I bought those 71's in packs -- in '71! You're making me feel old, man!

Baseball Cards Rule said...

Great cards man.