I get a bug up my you know what and I wonder if I might have thrown the card away or someone might have taken it - though in reality, who cares about a 20-year old trading card I know I have somewhere but can't immediately find.
I dabbled in collecting football cards in the mid 1990's and from a lone pack, I pulled a set of inserts out that featured the Davis card - he was a superstar talent for several seasons, though his career was cut short before he could make any long term impact i.e. sticking around to round out what was probably a Hall of Fame career.
After worrying about the card [it was only one missing from the other cards in the All-Rookie Team hot pack insert set I had stored in a plastic card box] - I found the card squirreled away in an old Angels ticket envelope that was stuffed in a 15 year old Upper Deck lanyard / ticket holder from the 2000 National among other cards in a plastic box of knickknacks.
I don't feel this way when I'm in the heat of the moment and I'm digging around for something, but I do kind of feel like unless something 'drastic' happened - I usually will end up misplacing trading cards and other things but I've more or else will have them secured somewhere [obscure] as opposed to being lost to oblivion.