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Old 04-20-2017, 09:54 AM
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Default Do you recall your first card you got in a pack?

This could be interesting. My first year I got packs was in 1969, Was only six at the seasons start, but my dad got me a couple packs, and I recall the famous Aurelio Rodriguez batboy card

They say memories should sometimes stay there, but I love em. Anyone else recall their first packs they opened and any of the players they got?
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:05 AM
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1971 topps reggie jackson ..i wanted all the as there uniforms were so cool ..the black borders were cool .. I cant imagine how many rookie cards i lost in the school yard flipping them roses munsons aarons omg ..hope all is well scott.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:06 AM
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Default 1961 Billy Williams RC

At a dentist. The guy gave me a choice of suckers ( a dentist, I kid you not ) or a pack of baseball cards. Easy.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:31 AM
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My first packs were from the early 50's but do not remember who was in 1958 I was in the hospital and my parents bought me scads of 1958 cello packs....I still remember having at least 10 Clemente cards that day....had them all lined up in a drawer....had to be over 500 cards
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by drmondobueno View Post
At a dentist. The guy gave me a choice of suckers ( a dentist, I kid you not ) or a pack of baseball cards. Easy.
Keith, the sucker wasn't the dentist. He was just trying to build a practice. The cards were a small price to pay for those who failed to take the bait.



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Old 04-20-2017, 10:54 AM
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My dad got me a box of 1998 Topps. I was 7 years old.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:01 AM
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Default 1968 Topps...

...Willie Mays (think it was #50).... thought I'd won the 1960s equivalent of Lotto.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:03 AM
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1981 Topps Paul Molitor.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:39 AM
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My first pack was also 1969. I only got one pack that year. The card I remember was Reggie Jackson. Dad and I sat in the car while I looked at the cards and he said "Hey this guy is pretty good". That card survived a few years in the toybox, and finally got taken out when I started collecting a bit more in late 73. I still have it, and probably a card or two from the pack but I don't remember who.

I also have the second one I recall, a 1971 coin of Danny Cater, also from the one pack I got that year.

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Old 04-20-2017, 11:51 AM
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I don't remember the first card I ever got but I do remember the first baseball card I ever saw. I was six years old when my friend showed me the 1962 Topps Mickey Mantle card he got from his brother. I recently bought one just because it was my first baseball card experience.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:02 AM
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I remember my dad bringing me home some 1983 Topps baseball and football packs, but I don't remember any actual cards.

However, I vividly remember the first pack and specific cards that I actually bought for myself. It was also in 1983, but I bought a 1978 Topps Cello Pack from my local card shop. It had two of my favorite players, Rollie Fingers on top and Dave Parker on the bottom. There was also the Lou Brock record breaker card in there, and for some reason, I also remember Bake McBride and Sparky Lyle being in that pack. I still have them.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:09 AM
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1967. I was five and took a walk to the corner store with my dad and 4 year old sister. He bought us each a pack of cards. Not sure what my sister got (Monkees?) but I got a pack of 1967 Red Sox stickers, three to a pack. Some how only one survived. They had been stuck on my Mickey Mouse Toybox.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:11 AM
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Don't recall the first card, but I'm pretty sure the first pack was 1977 Topps.
Looking for most Cycle, EPDG, American Beauty or Tolstoi backs for Providence players.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:28 AM
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1970 Jimmie Hall

Still have it. This is the actual card ...

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Old 04-21-2017, 07:11 AM
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Opened a cello pack on the way to church on a Sunday morning in a Thurman Munson...wish I still had that card.

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Old 04-21-2017, 07:35 AM
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My first pack of cards was garbage pail kids, probably around 1987. I still have every single one to this day (in the hundreds at this point). My first pack of baseball cards was 1991 topps. I vividly remember coming home and seeing the packs of cards on the kitchen table for both my brother and me. We wanted a Rickey Henderson so bad, but never got one. We got Alvaro Espinoza instead
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