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Old 05-31-2017, 02:12 PM
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Default What was the card that started it for you?

If you are like me (getting older, but still young enough to not have collected 1960's cards or earlier out of packs; I'm 40...) - what was the first vintage card that "did it" for you in terms of collecting to set the hook?

I will start: For me it was a '66 Topps Koufax. I think my mother paid $15 for it in a shop in Charlotte, NC around 1988. Been hooked on older cards ever since!
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:24 PM
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Default Easy to Recall:

An odd coincidence was Topps coming out with a card that denoted the first Baseball game I ever saw on TV:

Of course, I may have thought, at the time, that they would create a card whenever I watched...LOL

In April of 1966, I attended my first ML game in person but never saw a card produced for it...magic is fleeting, huh?

1964 Topps- World Series Game 1- Koufax Strikes Out 15 - PSA-8.jpg
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:00 PM
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Topps 1959 Curt Raydon
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:02 PM
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Default What was the card that started it for you?

This one did it for me. As a kid in Georgia, I had no connection to the A's, but I thought this was a cool card. As a result, Reggie became my favorite player. He still is.

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1972 Topps Baseball 137/787 (46/130 high #s)

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Old 05-31-2017, 04:54 PM
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Good topic. The very first card I remember getting was a 1971 Topps Dick Green, I lived in a small town in KY. Oddly enough, less than a year later we moved to California and I fell in love with the A's (so I love the Reggie card above) as they started their dynasty run. The 1972 season was the first time I was living and dying by a team, I was eight.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:23 PM
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For me it was the 1983 Topps Wade Boggs rookie card. Back in the day it actually took me a few months to track one down. I still have that card.
T210 Series 3 Ft Worth, looking for low end examples and especially ones with a Y shaped hole punch. I also have some extra T210's for trade.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:49 PM
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I collect Ichiro, Trout, Mantle, Kris Bryant, & Willie Mays
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:24 PM
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I thought, surely, there has to be better cards than this! And that's how an obsession was born.
On the hunt for raw Braves Topps base cards from 1951 to 1967, EX-MT or better, OPC included.

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This one has always been my favorite. I finally got it about two years ago, but I wanted it for about 35 years.
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