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June 02, 2009


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This post brings back great memories of childhood. I too was obsessed with collecting/trading cards. The best trade I ever made was a Mario Soto and Bo Diaz '87 Topps card for a Ken Griffey Jr. '89 Upper Deck rookie card. I felt like a millionaire carrying that card around until I went to a friend's house and saw that he had 80 of them. His dad help bankroll his collection whereas mine was funded through a $2 weekly allowance. The funny thing is that I still have the card to this day and it actually has DECREASED in value over the past 20 years... Keep up the great posts Matt!

Awesome post! What does the '52 Mantle sell for?

In 1998, the Milwaukee Brewers moved from the American League to the National League, to make the National League a 16-team league. Before the 1998 season, the American League and the National League each added a fifteenth team.

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