Friday, March 22, 2013

One man's trash is another man's treasure

My father-in-law was taking my daughter for a walk yesterday and noticed that his neighbors had put some trash out onto the curb, and among the trash was a binder full of cards! Someone was just going to throw out a few hundred cards (about 50% baseball, 50% other sports). Luckily, my father-in-law rescued it an the cards are now mine! Fortunately the cards were all in plastic sheets as it snowed yesterday. As it is the cards that were in the top of the binder were exposed to the snow and got wet. Fortunately I don't care about condition.

Thanks to the water damage you got some pretty damaged cards. One of the funniest is this 1993 UD Steve Sax card, which split cleanly down the middle.

There were a lot of great cards, including a bunch of foil star cards from MLB Showdown.

The most interesting cards in the set might actually be basketball, not baseball. I wouldn't even have noticed these (I don't collect basketball) except they were in plastic sleeves within the pages that noted they were rookie cards. These were in the middle of the binder in double plastic so they are in good shape (not mint but basically OK) if anyone wants to trade some baseball cards for a Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan rookie card. (The orange stickers are on the plastic sleeves, not the cards).


  1. Wow! How cool that your Dad thought to grab these for you!

  2. Can't go wrong with free cards. Coolest father-in-law in the world!