Back in the early 90's, I was fortunate enough to get hired by my local card shop who introduced me to the world of promo cards. Since then, I have accumulated hundreds of different promo cards ranging from baseball to non-sports to soccer cards.
And recently, I picked up the two promo cards have have eluded my collection for twenty-five years.
They're the 1988 Upper Deck baseball card promos:
#1 DeWayne Buice
#700 Wally Joyner
These cards were distributed in a variety of ways and actually have an interesting story behind them. It even involves a little bit of Upper Deck's history. If you're interested, I encourage you to read this article.
As for me... I grew tired of seeing them sit atop my cardboard wantlist, so I headed over to COMC and purchased the pair for $9.50. With that being said... they're officially the most expensive cards in my promo card collection. But at least I didn't pay the high prices these cards once commanded from card shops.
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!