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Old 04-20-2017, 10:08 AM
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An older kid gave me a 1968 Lou Pinella when I was in "Kinny Garden" and taught me how to flip cards at recess...
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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, 10:11 AM
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Don't recall the first card, but I'm pretty sure the first pack was 1977 Topps.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:18 AM
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It was a pack of 1984 Topps. Only one card remains: Dave Dravecky. I don't remember who else was in the pack. But I still have Dave, even though he now looks like an elephant sat on him.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:24 AM
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Default 1959 Topps Red Wilson

My first card was a 1959 Topps Red Wilson, a backup catcher for the Tigers. My folks were both teachers and my dad was a coach. They made such a big fuss over me getting a Tiger in my first pack that it fueled my passion for collecting that I still have today, some 58 years later.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:38 AM
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Don't remember the specific first card, but it was from a pack of 1956 Topps Davy Crockett cards.
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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, 10:51 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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I have these memories
1. First football pack (and some of the cards) 1986 Topps.
2. Second baseball pack: 1988 Donruss, only have one card from it still, Mark Grace. I do not recollect my first pack, but I had a couple of 1987 Topps cards, so I can only guess the Donruss pack was my second.
3. First hockey pack. 1989-90 OPC. Do not know if I have any of those cards still.
4. First two cards purchased not relating to packs. 1989 Pro Set Football Chris Miller, 1988-89 Topps Hockey Scott Arniel.
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The pack was 1986 Donruss. I have no idea which card was on top, but I could probably name most of the cards that were in there. My favorite was Johnny Ray because he had the highest batting average.
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