My first relapse from my ban on card collecting happened sometime around the late 90's or early 00's. I was organizing my collection (barely anything was sorted logically) in my parents' basement and got nostalgic for 1993 Upper Deck, prompting me to buy a box or two on eBay. I never managed to finish the set and still am not sure if I want to put one together, since that would require even more money out of my pockets for a binder/sheets/missing cards and the like. But I was going through some leftover unsorted stacks a couple of months back when I happened to notice some amusing looking photography, including Mr. Scary Face Dennis Cook up above. Cook always seemed to find his way onto a playoff team (a capable lefty reliever will do that) in October in the '90s, and his face is one of the most frightening to look at that I can ever remember. At least he seems to have a sense of humor about it on the back of his baseball card.
Ouch! Someone honestly thought this would make a good photo for a baseball card. I wonder how Andy, the former Cardinal, felt about it.
Just Ozzie being Ozzie, I guess? Even mentioning this man to my girlfriend makes her blood boil, so I wonder what kind of reaction I'll get for showing his picture here.
This sequence of photos is priceless. This is Morandini several years after the Olympics.
As for me, I guess I need to decide if it's worth it to compile a want list and actually go after the missing cards. From what I remember, I think I have a ridiculous amount of duplicates and major gaps. At least I have (multiple) Derek Jeter cards, so there's nothing actually "valuable" that I'd need.