Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Admiral

Sometimes even the easiest to find of cards land on my want list. 

This 1989-1990 Hoops rookie card of David Robinson has been on my want list for many years, but I never think to go out and try to find one to either pick up or trade for. It's one of those forgotten ones that despite being a need, I never think about.
That's until I saw the PWE Thread last Friday. 

@pdawson224 posted one of these iconic, yes I will use that word for this card of The Admirals, and I went to claim it until I saw it had already been claimed. I am always late to the party on that thread so I wasn't surprised I missed out. The difference this time though was that Patty actually had another copy of the card and offered to mail me one, I wasn't going to turn that down!

A few days later, Robinson arrived safely and soundly into my Hall Of Famer rookie PC. Thanks to Patty for mailing me one!

Robinson was a 7ft 1inch center drafted 1st overall by the Spurs in the 1987 draft and played in the league for 14 years winning a few championships, NBA awards and records and possibly being named the greatest center ever to play both college and pros.

I am sure this is not the only card I have forgotten about on my want lists that I still need to search for. Maybe I need to extensively look at them and make sure of no more cards hiding on it.

What is one card you have hiding on your want list that you tend to forget about?


  1. Yep when it was him and Tim Duncan they have a strong pair.

  2. It probably isn't considered so by most of the current collectors, but that card was, and still is, iconic! I can remember how desirable it was as a kid, even though they made a gillion copies of it. It held it's value pretty well there for a few years too, and that was without the help of any 'influencers'.

  3. I keep forgetting that I'd really love to add an 86F Michael Jordan rookie card to my collection. Maybe one day I'll receive it in my mailbox ;D