Have you ever received a card you thought you would never own? I did last week. I don't even know what to say about it so here it is:
That is a 2011 Heritage Stamps Buyback Bill Virdon. Why did I think I would never own it?
I know it is hard to see the foil in the top right corner but it says 1/1.
I used to be the Dan Marino Super Collector in the late 90s. I wasn't just a super collector I scoured online trade sights and ebay and I really think I was The Marino Supercollecor with almost 2000 different Marino cards. (I also was single, lived with my grandparents, and carried a full time job so I had lots of extra money to spend) I quit when all the shortprint cards came out because I couldn't ever get "them all" anymore. I quit collecting all together soon after that. 1/1 cards drove me from the hobby.
So when I started my Virdon collection I did it because he was from my hometown but also because I had a chance to get them all. Yes there are some oddball short printed cards from the 60s but no 1/1 cards. Topps screwed that up in 2011 but I ignored it and didn't consider it as something I needed. But low and behold I now have it in my collection.
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