The first season I collected was 1987. When someone speaks of 1987 baseball cards, it's always Topps. I love the set and have a few boxes of it that I'll open eventually to put the set together again.
The set I was more into was the Donruss set. Perhaps it was just my small town, but Topps was pretty easy to come by. I could find it at the grocery store. I could even get packs at the concession stand where I played baseball. You had to look for Donruss (and Fleer).
Sometimes on paydays, my mama would come home with a whole box of Donruss! She could get them at the wholesaler in town. Cards were a way to keep me entertained. We traveled to Alabama for my uncle's wedding. I remember opening and sorting Donruss cards the night before the wedding.
I remember that the cards in the 600s always seemed the toughest for me to get. I believe that I put together three sets that season and was close to a fourth. I sold a couple of them off in time and believe that there was still one set at my dad's when the house burnt down a couple of years ago. I will bite the bullet eventually and pick up a couple of boxes of this to try and put a set together.
With that, I give you the card of my favorite player from the first set that I ever tried to collect.
|1987 Donruss #78 Dale Murphy|