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Old 06-02-2017, 08:40 AM
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It was this one, although I didn't pick up a copy for myself until much later.

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Old 06-02-2017, 08:42 AM
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This isn't mine (at work, had to pilfer a photo from ebay) but this is the card that took me out of the mainstream 80s collecting. I had been collecting topps, fleer and donruss through the 79 to 84 sets. In 84' a neighbor friend was given his uncle's collection and I worked out a likely massively lopsided (to my friends advantage) trade to score a VG copy of this card.

This started the card collecting down an even deeper cliff that I am still falling down ...
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:45 AM
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Default 1970 Topps Brooks Robinson

While the '70 Topps set doesn't get much love, for some reason, the Brooksie card was the one that got me hooked. I'm still not really sure I'm a card collector since I really currently only collect Brooks cards, but back in the day I wanted all of the Orioles cards and some of the stars (still do, but can't afford it all).

Not my Brooks card pictured, but didn't want to dig mine out and it looks uncannily similar. Check out the white on the back of the card; just awesome.
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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.
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:54 AM
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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.


Nice father/son story......your dad was a wise man. A good decision made by you. Super '33 Goudey Babe Ruth.
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Nice father/son story......your dad was a wise man. A good decision made by you. Super '33 Goudey Babe Ruth.
Thanks Tim. Yup, the whole collecting experience after that profoundly influenced my life and and my relationship with my dad forever.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:22 AM
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Thanks all for these great responses. Neat stories!
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Although I started collecting In 1971 it was until 1973 I became obsessed with cards. I was in the 4th grade, a chubby kid with a craving for chocolate milk traded me his older brothers 1953 Topps Satchel Paige for three small cartons of milk. He approached me the next day in a state of panic. He begged me to return Satchel. He said his brother threatened to kick his a$$ if Satchel didn't return home safely. I told him that was an a$$ whipping he was going to have to take.

Twenty-eight years later my wife made me attend my 20th HS reunion. While there I was approached by a very large and intimidating looking body builder with tattoos and a shaved head. It was fairly obvious that he recognized me. After a few minutes he realized I had no idea who he was. He then asked if I still had his brothers Satchel Paige. I confirmed that I still was in possession of Satchel. I also explained that if necessary I was prepared to take an a$$ whipping in order to keep him. Thankfully he laughed and didn't take me up on my offer. I still own that card.
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Thanks all for these great responses. Neat stories!
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I particularly like the one above.
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This was my first real vintage card. I picked it up when I was probably around 10 for $8 and stared at it for days afterwards. I think this was the vintage card hook that I bit and I've been loving vintage/prewar ever since.

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This was it for me, the '66 Topps Sandy Koufax #100... Around 1988, at a hobby shop in Charlotte, NC. This was virtually the first card I had ever even seen that was older than about 1985. Mom caved pretty easily and I think shelled out $15 or 20 for it. It was a NM card otherwise, but was way, wayyyy O/C left to right, and at the time that detail was not something I even noticed. I found a picture of the original card I had a few years ago and could not believe how O/C it was. Anyhow, I had it for about a year as a 12 year-old, then traded it to the kid down the street for a beat-up, absolutely destroyed, '65 Topps Mantle #350. That card had literally been left out in the rain, was waterlogged in it's top-loader, and probably would have disintegrated if you had attempted to take it out. My logic as a kid was that a nice Koufax was worth trading for a not-so-nice Mantle. And plus, the Mantle card was OLDER (by one year) so it inherently had to be more valuable. A choice I probably would not make today, obviously.

It's now nearly 30 years later, and I no longer have the original cards that made the memories, but I did pick up another '66 Koufax - this one is a PSA 6 and is centered much better. :-)

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