I have never collected sports cards, but back in 1985 I bought a pack of Star trading cards. I had Michael Jordan's rookie card but he wasn't dunking in it so I ended up tossing it. I recently told this to some guys in a sports card trading shop and they just shook their head and looked at me like I was an idiot. Maybe they were right.
In a related story, when I was a teenager I got a scratch off card with a slurpee I bought at 7-11. I ended up scratching off three spider men in a row which meant it was the winning card for a new bike. I lost it before I could redeem it.
I hate it when I hear stories about people picking up Rembrandt paintings at garage sales. I guess I help balance out things in the universe so things like that are possible for others.