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 Post subject: Baseball Cards of your youth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:23 pm 
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What are the baseball cards that defined your youth? With every card you post, tell a little something behind it. I miss the days when I would open a pack and see my favorite players. I'll start...


This was the iconic card growing up for my generation. Upper Deck's inaugural set and card #1 was Griffey Jr.
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This was my favorite card growing up (and still is today). Ray was my hero growing up. There are flashier cards out there but for some odd reason this one always stuck with me.
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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:44 pm 
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What are the baseball cards that defined your youth? With every card you post, tell a little something behind it. I miss the days when I would open a pack and see my favorite players. I'll start...


This was the iconic card growing up for my generation. Upper Deck's inaugural set and card #1 was Griffey Jr.
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This was my favorite card growing up (and still is today). Ray was my hero growing up. There are flashier cards out there but for some odd reason this one always stuck with me.
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I am not really good at posting pics, but the most prized item in my collection include the following:

Every Topps Steelers card of the 70's including rookies of all the Hall of Famers. I especially like the '71 Greene and '71 Bradshaw rookies, and the '73 franco where he is where a steeler tossle cap.

As far as baseball, I have the Billy Ripken FF card, and most of the big rookies from the 70's. I like the '75 set a lot, so I really like the Yount and Brett rookies from those years. I have all the Pirate team sets from '65 through the 80's. Still trying to find a Stargell and Clemente rookie at my price.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:48 pm 
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As far as baseball, I have the Billy Ripken FF card, and most of the big rookies from the 70's. I like the '75 set a lot, so I really like the Yount and Brett rookies from those years. I have all the Pirate team sets from '65 through the 80's. Still trying to find a Stargell and Clemente rookie at my price.


Billy Ripken "Fudge Face" card
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1975 Robin Yount
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1975 George Brett
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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:04 pm 
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I posted my faves in the 'Time Marches on' thread, but I'll throw give a shout out here, too.

1997 METAL was my brand:

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I still have a good number of them. I believe I may even have a ton of the 98 series.

And the other ones I mentioned in the other thread were TOPPS Gold Label. They were pretty sweet. As thick as credit cards, glossy and with beautiful script (and different background logos by series!):

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I can't remember what year I had, but it was somewhere between 99-01. I had probably 60+% of them (not including ALL series', but by card #).

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
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Not sure if this was his rookie card but I have this.. '74 Topps Dave Parker.


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Kirby Puckett.. Donruss 90 was my first card of my first pack i got here in Holland.. i was at the age of 14, the age that was perfect for a first card, especially living in holland

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Gary Redus.. Donruss 90 was my first card op the Pirates in my 2nd package i opened... together with Rick Reed..

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Ken Griffey Donruss 89 still is one of my favorite cards i got by trading it with a baseball team member who got constant boners for every Dodgercard he saw.. i guess i traded it for
a Orel Hershiser card..

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Jay Bell Upper Deck.. is my all time favorite card ever.. i even named my freelance company like the text on his shirt... it always stood in my memory

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Andy van Slyke, my favorite Player- favorite card, Till now, Andy is still my favorite Bucco ever..


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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
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My dad was an Atlantic Richfield retailer back in the early 70's and this was promotion they had back in 1971. Good timing! These were 8X10 in size.


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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
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Ollie wrote:
Not sure if this was his rookie card but I have this.. '74 Topps Dave Parker.


This WAS Parker's Rookie card.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
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hebner20 wrote:
My dad was an Atlantic Richfield retailer back in the early 70's and this was promotion they had back in 1971. Good timing! These were 8X10 in size.


These are very nice...whole set of Bucs from Arco gas stations.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
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Animal, please post a pic of the Parker card.

My sister was not a Pirates fan but she always said Richie Henber was cute. She liked the Giants. She loved Gaylord Perry.. even named a cat after him!! She stopped following sports after
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Animal, please post a pic of the Parker card.

My sister was not a Pirates fan but she always said Richie Henber was cute. She liked the Giants. She loved Gaylord Perry.. even named a cat after him!! She stopped following sports after
he retired.


The one you posted WAS his Rookie Ollie. The '74 topps. It is card # 252.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
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Ha! I always misunderstand everyone.

Anyway I remember Dave Parker once hitting a ball so hard that he ripped the cover off! It was his rookie year in an exhibition game against the Cardinals.


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Ollie wrote:
Ha! I always misunderstand everyone.

Anyway I remember Dave Parker once hitting a ball so hard that he ripped the cover off! It was his rookie year in an exhibition game against the Cardinals.


Sometimes on a forum like this it is diffucult to know what response goes with what questions.

I believe Parker belongs in the Hall of Fame. He was the most feared player in the league for a decade!

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Cards of your youth
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A few others that were must-haves in my youth...

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I always thought the best pictures on the Baseball Cards were the bench guys' cards...

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