This topic might be simple for some, but for me... it was pretty challenging. There are just way too many cool cards out there to choose from.
Ultimately... I decided to pick a card from one of my earliest collecting memories. When I was a kid, my neighborhood friends and I would bring out our shoeboxes filled with cards and trade back and forth just like millions of other kids around the country.
It's been nearly forty-years since those trades took place and my memory isn't what it used to be. However one card still stands out after all of these years. Here's a hint, it's one of the cards above. Here's another hint:
Did you figure it out? You might have noticed that all of the 1981 Donruss Atlanta Braves cards feature a light blue border with the exception of this card:
1981 Donruss #550
As soon as one of us noticed this discrepancy, we all assumed it was some sort of rare error card and wanted it. This card went back and forth between our collections during that brief moment of our lives when we traded cards on our front porches.
I honestly have no idea who ended up with the card, but if it was me... I got rid of it years ago. The card you see above was purchased off of Sportlots a few weeks ago and has since been added to my Sports Card Smorgasbord binder.
I'm still not sure why Donruss decided to give The Mad Hungarian a purple border and as far as I know, they never made a card of him with a light blue border. Regardless... this simple 18¢ card is my favorite common today. But will it be my favorite next week? Who knows.
Today's question of the day:
What is one of your favorite commons?
Don't stress over it. Just type out the first card that popped into your head. Okay... I've gotta get ready for this Nearpod webinar.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!