Recently, I was able to acquire a number of boxes full of baseball cards. As most of them were from the late ’90s and early 2000s, my player collections have grown quite a bit. I am still sorting through all of them, but one of the cards that I came across was rather exciting. It is a rookie card of none other than Big Papi.
1998 Donruss Elite #99, David Ortiz
As excited as I was to own this card, I was equally disappointed with it. First, Ortiz is wearing that dreadful Twins uniform. I like to forget about those years. I pretend he has always played for the Red Sox. Second, this card may be the thinnest card that I have ever held. It feels like a peeled sticker. Ironically, the image used shows Oritz on the base path, which is an unusual image for Big Papi. However, even with these faults, it is a rookie card of one of the greatest sluggers in modern baseball, so I am happy with it.