All collectors have that one card. The one you would never let hit the trade table. It may not be your most expensive, nor the rarest card in your collection, but it is that one card.
That One Card
There can be multiple reasons why you hold onto that one card; Your biggest pack pull, your biggest purchase, a gift from a family member. No matter the reason, you will never trade or sell it. It is your one card.
My One Card
My one card is a 1958 Topps #288 Harmon Killebrew. This card is not in the best shape as it contains a few creases. The price is not the greatest in today’s condition sensitive market– not that it matters to me.
How I Obtained My One Card
During the big baseball card boom of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s I was a kid living in Las Vegas. The abundance of casinos provided plenty of venues for sports card shows.
During one of the many shows I attended with my father, we were skimming the tables as we looked around. I was most likely looking for Minnesota Twins. My father stopped and began talking to one of the dealers. He ended up purchasing a 1958 Topps Harmon Killebrew and handing it over to me to carry. At the time I was probably about eight years old and had no clue who Harmon Killebrew was.
I eventually began to learn who Harmon Killebrew was and how important he was to Minnesota Twins fans. As we continued to attend shows, our collection of Harmon Killebrew cards continued to grow. Even today I still pick up Killebrew cards as I find them no matter what condition they are in.