Growing up in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s had to be the absolute worst time to be collecting baseball and football cards. It was around that time that the card companies, in all of their infinite wisdom, started producing 800-card mega-sets that completely oversaturated the market. The result? Complete sets that are probably worth about $15 today. So much for being a collectors item.
Now I have boxes and boxes full of “commons” (the Beckett term) like Gary Redus (baseball) and Jeff Graham (football) collecting dust in a closet. Score! The only thing missing: a piece of rock hard chewing gum that can cut diamonds.
Anyway, last week I was digging through some of the boxes in a haphazard attempt at cleaning and came across some awesomely random Steelers cards from the early 90′s. Let’s hop in the DeLorean and take a look…
Pictured: Aaron Jones, Jeff Graham, David Johnson, Thomas Everett and Hardy Nickerson
Pictured: Louis Lipps and Eric Green
Pictured: Merril Hoge, David Johnson, Tunch Ilkin
Pictured: Dermontti Dawson and more Merrill Hoge
Pictured: Greg Lloyd
Good times, especially the David Johnson cards. Any fellow Steeler Lounge readers that were at one time card collectors? And if so, what do you do with boxes and boxes of cards that have little to no value and little chance of gaining any?