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Old 06-15-2017, 01:37 PM
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This guy but a beat up one😊

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Old 06-16-2017, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Puckettfan View Post
I started collecting in 1988 (around 9yrs old) and was obsessed with Kirby Puckett. I tried to collect all of his cards as well as other stars of the day. The 1989 Topps set was the first set I remember trying to put together. However, the 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 144 was the card that got me into vintage. And vintage has been all I have collected ever since.

My dad was not a sports fan and he did not care for baseball, but he understood value. He was the first to teach me about scarcity and the art of negotiating price. He used to begrudgingly take me around to shows and to every coin shop in the area (buying packs and wax boxes with my saved money). One of these trips he asked if I had any interest in a Ruth card behind the counter sitting by itself. He asked if I would consider having that ONE old card as apposed to some packs of new cards. I deliberated this because to a 9 year old having more is always better. Once I actually held the Ruth I was hooked. It was the coolest thing I had ever seen. He and the dealer haggled over price for quite some time but they finally agreed and I left with a card that is still in my permanent collection.

Great Story Kris - That Ruth is my favorite card! It was so cool when Leon had a Net54 T-Shirt with it!

BABE RUTH 1933 Goudey #144 - SGC-70.jpg
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:40 AM
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I started collecting baseball cards in 1978. My grandmother bought me my first pack as a 8 year old. Through out my childhood she kept supplying me with cards and supplies for my cards. She even got me a subscription to Baseball Digest to feed my baseball obsession. I would read those magazines for hours on end and then look over my cards. I had a notebook which I kept a log of which cards I had and which ones I needed. I still have one of those card lockers which held some of my collection. Cards inside are beat to heck, but I don't care.

Always looking for NY Yankees, NY Jets, NY Knicks & NY Islanders items from the 70's, 80's, 90's to present day including cards, pins, pennants, programs, pocket schedules, figurines & bobbleheads
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:39 PM
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'67 Brooks Robinson...
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:47 AM
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Brooks for me too ! 1968 Topps All Star card.
About 20 years ago I decided to collect ever Brooks card... I got them all ( and I mean all of them from 1957 to 1978) except for the 61 dice game,68 disc ,and 67 3d.
It was a really fun chase. I learned so much about the oddball issues.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:55 PM
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1984 Topps Mattingly RC.

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Old 06-27-2017, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mcreel View Post
1984 Topps Mattingly RC.

As a kid it was 67 Topps Bill Mazeroski. As an adult it was the 84 Topps Mattingly and Strawberry cards that brought me back as a serious collector with money to spend.
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