After getting all nostalgic reading Mop Up Duty’s great post on baseball cards earlier this week, I couldn’t help but think back to some of my favourite cards from back in my childhood. While the actual value on these cards isn’t particularly high, the sentimental value is priceless.
For this week’s trip down memory lane during Flashback Friday, let’s focus in particular on the 1992 McDonald’s Donruss MVP Baseball Card set.
The traditional way to obtain these cards was by purchasing the little four or five card packs at McDonald’s. I can’t remember the exact price (probably around 99 cents), and each pack came with one of the special gold foil cards above.
Admittedly, I kind of cheated to complete my set. I remember buying these for a cool $1.75 at the Ilderton Fair. The vendor was asking $3 dollars but my father refused to pay such a steep price for six baseball cards, so he handed over $1.75 to his ten-year old son, and I proceeded to haggle the vendor.
Knowing that I was just a little kid who loved the Blue Jays, the guy probably felt sorry for me and let me have the cards for $1.75. It felt like I had just won the lottery.
Anyway, enough with my inconsequential anecdotes … whether it was this set in particular or another baseball card, it’s always great to look back at old collections and reminisce about a much more simple time where the only two things we looked forward to were playing baseball, and spending recess looking at baseball cards.