I just wanted to call attention to the fact that today would have been Mr. Padre’s 55th birthday, had the world not lost him last year. I don’t collect many baseball cards and I watch less, but growing up, I was a huge baseball fan and card collector. Being a portly little fella, I took a liking to both Gwynn and Kirby Puckett (who also was taken from us way too young).
There are only four Gwynn cards in my PC that I recall.
This is the only of his rookies that I have. No idea when or where I got it, but I do think that it was in the last handful of years. Now that I’ve gotten a little older and have a little bit more spending cash, I feel like I should go ahead and pick up his other rookies, for nostalgia sake.
These three were all picked up at a card show in Indianapolis about a year ago. I remember I only picked them up because I got very good deals on them. My favorite is the 1997 jersey card. Now, you typically get at least at least two or three jersey cards a box. In the early days, these were next to impossible to hit. I know that I never hit one.
Unless I every just completely leave the hobby and get rid of everything, these will always be a part of my PC. For me, collecting is about the fun and the memories, not the money.
Rest peacefully, big guy!