Not long after, I learned what a rookie card was, and started to read Beckett. By the time I was 10, "monetary value" came into play.
Today I want to pay tribute to the one man who was the focus of my first era of chasing rookie cards, and managed to weather an incredible storm, only to be doing fine (err) when I returned to the hobby just 5 short years ago.
Now, I have to admit, the Cincinnati Reds leave a bad taste in my mouth. Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench are a few of the extremely rare exceptions. When it comes ot the National League, I am a Brewers fan exclusively. I hate the Cubs (hate is a strong word), and the reds just kind of make me sickish. I try not to think about the Pirates except for ADMcClutchen.
This makes it all the more ironic that my favorite auto and GU (both pictured below) that I have pulled since 05, are both in reds unis...so be it. I love them. I pulled them, and they are in the "mine" boxes, likely never to be traded. That being said, I have a few more of my favorite KGJr. cards pictured here.