Over the weekend I started sorting my collection by teams, to try to make sense of it all. I want to be able to find items for trade faster, and to make some room for new things.
I managed to find one box full of the very first cards I collected, and they were in pretty terrible shape:
The scan doesn't really do justice to the number of creases and dings. But I think I'm going to hang on to these, as they mean more to me than I'm sure they would to the landfill.
When I started collecting 1965 O-Pee-Chee, the first thing I bought was an eBay lot of about 50 cards, half of them from '65. Some were in great condition, others not so much, I've replaced several of them with sharper versions, but there's one I think I'm going to keep:
I don't know why anyone would want to part with this 1/1 Brooks Robinson "Spaceman" Parallel.
Every collection has to start somewhere - do you still have any of the first cards you collected?