Chances are it’s how most of your childhood collection looked after your first year of buying packs.
You didn’t stick them in top holders. They weren’t tucked away in an album. They got tossed in a box…or maybe on the floor to be looked at, played with and sometimes even thrown up against the wall.
If being condition conscious isn’t important to you, though, you’ve probably built a pretty nice collection. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, you know.
Completing sets and owning as many different baseball cards as possible is more important to some than owning the best of the best. There are more of those with that mindset than you might think, according to this article.