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    Favorite card

    Post a picture of your favorite card and why it is your favorite.

    I will dig mine out tomorrow and post.
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    My favorite is a wrong back pair. This is a 1990 Score Wrong back pair of my 2 all time favorite players. This is an only known error card pair I got directly from Score back in the day. They have been my favorite cards from the second I got them till now. I can't imagine any card that could replace them as my favorite to own in my collection.

    Besides being my favorite players they are on a red bordered card. I love red bordered cards and they look spectacular in the SGC slabs. I also have been collecting error cards since I started collecting. Then add in they are actually centered front and back when most wrong backs have a way off center back. This is one of those printing errors that turned out perfectly for me. :D

    I am sure if I actually put them up for auction they wouldn't bring much. What I can guarantee is you could buy a nice condo on the ocean for less than I would sell them for.

    So lets see some cards with stories on why they are your favorite.
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    Way back when I knew absolutely nothing about cards, my brother suggested we buy this one. I would say it’s still probably my favorite of cards I have shown.
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    That’s a spectacular 1914 CJ Jackson, congrats Curious.
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    CuriousGeorge wrote:
    Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:34 pm
    Way back when I knew absolutely nothing about cards, my brother suggested we buy this one. I would say it’s still probably my favorite of cards I have shown.
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    Is is your first card?

    I still have a few that I have had almost my entire life. My older cousin gave them to me when I was very young. Can't remember exactly when but it was before I started kindergarten. Mainly oddball stuff with a big hand full of 66 Topps.
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    Thanks Jeter.

    When I was young my brother took all the good cards and they’re now sitting in his safe! I started collecting a few years ago and the JJ CJ was my 4th card after a 1952 Mantle PSA 5, a 1934 Gehrig Goudey SGC 7 (both recently sold) and a T206 Plank PSA 4 that I still have. He actually gave me some very good advice and nearly every card he told me to buy has appreciated nicely. It wasn’t until I started trying to figure it out myself that the mistakes started happening as I went off on tangents and tried to build sets, then changed my mind, started collecting certain players, then changing my mind again and so on. I think I finally have a good strategy so in the process of getting rid of cards that no longer fit my plan.
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    I thought the Wagner in your DP was going to be your favorite.

    And as for me, I don't have one.
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    That one too. I can’t believe you don’t have a favorite? I thought everyone must have one.
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    CuriousGeorge wrote:
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    That one too.
    Show and tell! Show and tell! Show and tell!
    CuriousGeorge wrote:
    Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:17 pm
    I can’t believe you don’t have a favorite? I thought everyone must have one.
    I did pick up mid-grade rookies of Willie, Jackie and Mickey this year, but I wouldn't say that any of them are my favorites.

    Being Canadian, hockey is my first love and I own quite a few nice hockey cards. I have focused a lot on the key vintage rookies from the 1950s, because from an investment perspective, I think they are the best. Again, no favorites here. I like them all.
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    My historic and all time favorite is T206 Cy Young w/ Glove (I had one as a kid, then it was the first card I reacquired when I started collecting after law school in 2000, and then it was again the first card I acquired when I got back into collecting in 2015). Its just so ugly and I loved my beater, raw (of course because it was 1988) T206 card of the great Cy Young

    But I think this is my current favorite. Besides the fact that its gorgeous (the grade is purely because of the back-hinge residue), it marked the first real real big card I acquired. I had always wanted a Plank and had to work on my wife for months, and then this came along and I took the plunge and I love it.
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    Fantastic Plank - glad you were able to get your wife on board, and it would've been worth sleeping on the couch for a while anyways, in case you had to do it behind her back!
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    Definitely the 52 Mantle. When collecting as a kid it seemed so far out of reach I thought I'd never own one. If I ever had to sell of my collection it would be the last card to go.
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    N300 CAP ANSON
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