Wednesday, September 2, 2009
1985 Fleer, Orel Hershiser
#371 Orel Hershiser
Here is the thrid and final Orel Hershiser card that I have, for now (maybe I'll pick up a signed Indians card sometime). I got the first autograph that I posted at the College World Series this year and I got the second one TTM in the mid-90s. So, where did I get this one? This one also came from the College World Series.
Now, compared to yesterdays Joe Carter rookie, there wasn't much of a debate as to whether or not to take the card. The only debate was whether I actually had it or not. Once I found it, it was a sure thing that it was going on vacation with me.
I have no idea how long I have had this card. I pulled it out of my very first binder that I started (no, I don't like to reorganize). I probably picked this gem up in a trade with the neighborhood sixth graders when I was in first grade. Who knows what I had to give up to get it. I won some and I lost some in trades those days. I traded away a McGwire USA rookie, but I was also able to snag an Ozzie Smith rookie. Unfortunately, that was the only great year of trading for me. A couple of the kids lost interest in cards after that and one (the kid with the best cards) moved away.