Fuji-San has posed another interesting question. Today's question simply asks,
"What is your favorite vintage card and/or 90's insert card in your collection? Why? How did you acquire it?
As I've only been collecting since 2010 I have no 90s inserts to post about. (if someone wants to send me some, I'll gladly post about them...)
Now Vintage, for me, it's my 1960 Topps Robin Roberts:
It's a GReat card, as I posted on Number 5 Type Collection's blog yesterday, Roberts is one of those photogenic personalities, like Mickey Mantle, I don't think I've ever seen a bad photo of either one of them.
And How I acquired it is mostly Why I love it so much. Even wayer back now... Once upon a time, everybody's favorite Troll had a "GReat Grand baby Troll, guess the time of birth contest". You can read the rest of that post here.
Well, needless to say, this was my runner-up prize for the contest as I did not actually win it. But I made a new friend. I can honestly say that there has not been 1 person in this life that I've never met face to face that I've taken an instant liking to the way I did with the Troll. I think the only other bloggers that influenced me as much as Troll are BA Benny and the Big Kahuna over at Enough Already. Benny and Troll are the biggest reasons I started my own blog and the Big Kahuna opened my eyes to the importance of charity and how much impact even the smallest gestures can make in the world.
From reading all the GReat posts, from trades to contests to just life in general, the Troll is just one really awesome, stand-up guy. He'll send out cards for trade, often with a more than 5-to-1 ratio of what he gladly get in return. He'll also send out cards just because he thinks you'll enjoy them more than he does.
Don't get me wrong here, I really appreciate all the friends I've made out here in the blogosphere, and there are a bunch of them. Spankee (who I've met face-to-face) is an awesome trader and funny poster, despite being a Mets fan. Fuji, for the great posts and this awesome annual contest. Chemgod, over at Bad Wax, whom I will meet the next time he's down this way in Hampton. Ryan H., just up the road in Richmond, who runs "The Nest where all the Oriole cards come to roost".
There are a ton of GReat blogs that I read every day, written by the best bunch of folks I've never had the good fortune of meeting face-to-face, but look forward to "seeing" every day through my little window on the world here.
Thanks for another GReat question Fuji,
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!