Just a small post today with the promise -- the threat -- of more to come in the next days!
The Darryl Strawberry 1983 Topps Traded card T108 was the Holy Grail of cards when I was a wee young laddy. I eluded me as a 10-14 year old because this was during the height of Strawberry's assault on National League pitching and as such it was priced exorbitantly. At least for my means. Kind of a catch-22: all the money I earned was spent on baseball cards and Slurpee's, when what I really wanted to buy was one particular baseball card! When I decided recently to focus on re-collecting Strawberry, I thought to myself: "Self, I need this card".
This was an eBay purchase that was somewhere just north of $10. I do not think, as such, that this was bad deal for a near mint, officially graded by PSA card. Sure, I'd love to be able to touch it. There's something amazing and unmistakable about being able to handle them. I hope to get a complete set of the 1983 Topps Traded (I'm slowly getting all the 1980s sets as presents for birthday's and Christmases). So, one day I will get to handle the card, which is more than half the fun.
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