Bidding is underway and soon they’ll be going their separate ways. The 490+ baseball cards in Dmitri Young’s collection of perfect 10s shouldn’t be scattered about before a final farewell.
It’s backbone is vintage but the collection doesn’t discriminate on anything other than condition. No entry was gained into this club without sharp corners, nice centering and general eye appeal.
It’s something even the most jaded fan who thinks cards are soooo 90s has to look at with at least a little admiration. For those who think it was lost, Dmitri’s determination gave card collecting back a little of its cool. ESPN.com deemed it worthy of a column.
You’re not likely own the Clemente rookie for anything less than a few hundred grand but you might have a shot at some of the others if you can get your bid in on time.
And so…here’s a look at 100 of the best vintage baseball cards we’re not likely to see in one place for a long time.