That's what happened when I stumbled across this 1974 Topps card of Roland Glen Fingers:
1974 Topps #212
Isn't it a beauty? Seriously... just take a few seconds and soak in the awesomeness of this card.
If I owned a baseball card museum, this card would definitely be hanging up on one of the walls. Everything about it is stunning. The 1974 Topps design shows off the Athletics team colors. Fingers with his iconic mustache is in mid delivery and was cropped perfectly to fit the photo window. Plus he sort of blends in with the blurry fans in the background giving the card sort of a Van Gogh kind of feel.
However these reasons alone don't justify the dollar amount I spent on this card. Heck... there are multiple copies of this card on COMC for under a buck. But what separates this card from those is the condition.
This card looks like it was recently pulled from a pack. It's in great condition and is very well centered (don't be fooled by the top border... part of it was chopped off in the scan).
That's why I had no problem dropping $3.99 on this amazing addition to my Oakland Athletics PC.
Okay... your turn. Based on card design and photo selection...
What are some of you favorite cards that would be museum wall worthy?