1993 Baseball Cards Magazine Repli-Cards #8 Darren Daulton
I recently completed the enjoyable task of updating my checklists and putting away the great Phillies cards received via a trade with Rhubarb_Runner. I've previously featured the Baseball Talk Robin Roberts card he sent my way.
Along with a few other oddball Phillies cards were three "repli-cards" masterfully trimmed from cardboard inserts stapled within past issues of Baseball Cards Magazine. From 1984 until 1993, Baseball Cards Magazine included these cards on cardboard panels in the center of each issue. The cards I received represent the first cards from this collection to make it into my Phillies' baseball card binders.
But here's the thing . . . I have all these cards. Stored chronologically in white magazine boxes in the corner of my basement is pretty much the full run of Baseball Cards Magazine since its inception in 1984. (I loved the early years of this magazine, but that's a post for another day.) So here's my quagmire - do I cut the Phillies repli-cards from their homes within the magazine to display within my Phillies baseball card binders? Or do I leave them as is, preserved as nature intended, but rarely viewed and enjoyed?