Tuesday, May 6, 2014

What if...?

What if I took 20 sports cards and treated them like I might have when I was in elementary school for the summer?

What if I put a rubber band around them?

What if I carried them in my pocket and took them everywhere I went?

What if I pulled them out at lunch to show my friends, never bothering to wipe the Cheetos dust from my fingers?

What if I put them under my pillow?

What if...?

Interesting idea.  So I'll try it.  I selected 20 cards at (mostly) random from my stacks.  Early 90s up to modern.  Glossy and flat.  White border and color to the edge.  Semi stars and journeymen.

Currently they are all in great condition.  Pulled from packs.  No obvious dings or creases.  Good, clean cards.  I'm not going to intentionally abuse them, I'm just curious to see what happens.

I'll show them again later this year.  Now to find a rubber band in the junk drawer.


  1. (*Spots red-bordered Tim Federowicz, panics, runs upstairs, looks through 2012 binder, sees own red-bordered Tim Federowicz nestled safely in page pocket*)

    Carry on.

  2. If a guy got traded the year the particular card was issued you should write his new team on it. ;-)

  3. Don't forget to put one in to your bike's spokes.