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yesterday i bought a couple of used paperbacks for $4. as i was flipping through one of them i noticed someone had stuck a baseball card inside. it is a wade boggs rookie card (topps) from 1983 in perfect, mint condition. the surface, corners, everything is perfect. i checked ebay and one in this condition went for $238! anyway, i don't collect baseball cards, but i thought this was pretty cool.
 
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matthew-spaltro,
sorry bro, i'm going to see what i can get for it either on ebay or at the local collector's shop. money is kind of tight right now and we can use every dollar.
 
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that's awesome.

see, kids. this is why you should read books instead of watching britney's breasts jiggle!
 
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Was it a wade boggs rookie card (topps) from 1983 in perfect, mint condition?

That was mine.
 
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Was it a wade boggs rookie card (topps) from 1983 in perfect, mint condition?

That was mine.


finders keepers, losers weepers...or something like that.
 
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Was it a wade boggs rookie card (topps) from 1983 in perfect, mint condition?

That was mine.


what book was it in?
 
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what book was it in?


It was a used paperback...like the one you purchased....ya... ya... that was it.
 
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survey says:

X *bzzzt!*

too bad. thanks for playing!
 
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I cringe when I hear these stories. I had hundreds of baseball cards that I collected from about 1955-1965. They were nearly mint all stored in sealed Army ammunition boxes. My Mother sold them in a house sale when they moved from our farm. There were multiples of Maris, Mantle, Berra etc. Oh well.
 
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john,
it seemed like whomever owned the boggs rookie card was using it as bookmark. i'm amazed it is so perfect. also, it is from 1983 so i doubt it's from your stash.

i feel your pain, though. even though it is not nearly the same scale as you b-ball card selection, i had someting similar happen to me. i had a collection of mad magazines in good condition from the very earliest issues (i think i had a mad #1 in there somewhere) when i was a kid, and of course mom sold the whole set at a garage sale for about $2.
 
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john,
it seemed like whomever owned the boggs rookie card was using it as bookmark. i'm amazed it is so perfect. also, it is from 1983 so i doubt it's from your stash.

i feel your pain, though. even though it is not nearly the same scale as you b-ball card selection, i had someting similar happen to me. i had a collection of mad magazines in good condition from the very earliest issues (i think i had a mad #1 in there somewhere) when i was a kid, and of course mom sold the whole set at a garage sale for about $2.


This reminds me of the countless baseball cards my mom threw out on me when i was a child as well as comic books.

Excuse me while i go drop kick my mother
 
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My four much younger siblings destroyed my meticulously cared for trading cards and comic books from the 50's and 60's. Things like Gordie Howe's rookie card and the very first X-Men comic. I managed to salvage a few tattered remains a few years ago.

When I was 12 or so, my grandmother gave me a post card, sent to her by a friend from port in England, from the Titanic before it set sail. I remember putting IT into a book for safe keeping, forgot about it for years, and now have no idea which book and whether I even still have the book....which is doubtful as I unloaded a lot of books during my many moves.

Oh well. At least I haven't sold a priceless gem or a multi-million dollar painting at a garage sale. Think how those people must feel.
 
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another time while i was at college my mother and sisters found a trunk full of my electronics which they sold off. it included the first sony walkman and the first cassette-sized sony walkman (collecters will remember that one), and an early metal recording walkman, as well as headphones, etc. i was kinda bummed when i heard about that one (especially since they charged $3 for every item).
 
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