My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#139 1989-90 NBA Hoops David Robinson RC
Why I Like It: I know I'm beating a dead horse, but the cards left in my collection are not going to be jaw dropping by any means. If I kept any card, it was due to the story behind the card, not the card itself. That's why, although tough to sell my MJ Fleer Rookie, or Topps Chrome Kobe Rookie, there wasn't a real sentimental tie to those cards for me. The 89-90 David Robinson Hoops Rookie Card was THE CARD to have when I first entered the basketball card collecting hobby back in 1991.It's crazy to think that when I first started collecting basketball cards (baseball and football were the first sports I collected) David Robinson had only played 2 full seasons in the NBA. Man that makes me feel old. I distinctly remember going to card shops and seeing unopened packs of 89-90 Hoops with the David Robinson Rookie on top going for astronomical prices. It was the ultimate card to own. I remember this card booking for like some weird amount like $36 in the first Beckett I ever owned. Nowadays you can't sell these for a dollar (unless it's graded). I still overpaid for this as I remember paying $5 dollars at a San Antonio card show back in the late 90's. Although it's lost a lot of its luster, David Robinson turned out to be "ok" (Top 50 NBA Player, two time champion and Hall of Famer) and I'd rather just keep it then lose money on it by selling it on Ebay.