Process of moving unearths one of my favorite card

For the last decade or so, I’ve been searching my collection high and low for a card that I absolutely loved when I was a kid. I grew up in the junk wax era, and busted a ton — probably literally — of products from 1991. But probably my favorite card from that year is this 1991 Score American Flag card. At age 11 I really didn’t understand what it meant to be at war. All I knew is that we were supposed to hate Saddam Hussein and support our troops. Well, Score went one step further to make sure card collectors got the message as well. A simple American Flag adorns the front of card No. 737 from the set, and this poignant message covers the back.

Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, I’ve been on a mission to find this card in my collection. Sure, I could have went out and bought a few on ebay or elsewhere, but I knew I had one from my childhood. It meant more to me to have one that came from a pack I opened at a time when we were at war a decade earlier.

Fastforward almost another decade to Saturday.  As my wife and I were purging our belongings in preparation of the birth of my son, I unearthed this cardboard gem right before the box it was in hit the pile destined for Salvation Army.

One Response to “Process of moving unearths one of my favorite card”

  1. Play at the Plate Says:

    I’ve never seen that one. Really nice card and great message.

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