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Just occurred to me that I've owned this card since 1989. Can't believe that's 30 years ago. Show a card you've owned as long...

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I donít know for certain when I bought this Matty but it was prior to getting married as I remember showing it to my roommates at my last apartment so it was 1982 or before.
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I've kept this card in my wallet for 35 years now. O'Brien was my favorite player at the University of Nebraska when I was a kid. It was thrilling to me when he made it to the major leagues.
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Maybe just shy of 30 years, but got these right around then...my first 3 T206 cards. Still have them.
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Maybe just shy of 30 years, but got these right around then...my first 3 T206 cards. Still have them.
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1985, give or take a year.
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Pulled this one myself in 1973 , Got it signed at a card show in the late 80's early 90's

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Purchased raw from Mike Berkus at of his Anaheim shows in the late 1970s:

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Got these in 1980 for my Bar Mitzvah. My father paid $165 for the pair.
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In 1985 I started collecting baseball cards and was playing little league baseball. We bought Topps and Fleer and one night my dad came home with an entire paper bag full of Fleer cello packs from the local Revco store. This was monumental because my folks didn't have a lot of money.

My oldest brother Matt who was the least interested got to fill his set and when it was all said and done I had the only card he was missing. The Pete Rose. He was huge at this time and little kids like me loved him. I had to give it to Matt and I cried and was so upset.

Once I was in my late teens the set was packed away with my stash of cards and it was just sitting in a penny sleeve inside the box. In 2017 my parents were moving and my mom said take these cards or they are going in the trash. I knew the Pete Rose was there and rescued it and parted with the rest.

I got it graded and was thinking it was a PSA 4. Here it is
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Since we are including post-war cards I'll add the only one to survive from my childhood collection. If I was to guess I'd say I got in in packs for my birthday late in 1959. 58s were the first cards I ever saw, 59s the first I owned. Come December it'll have been mine for 60 years.
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My earliest memories might be my mom cutting these from the back of boxes for me. I'm sure I couldn't read yet, but I knew who Willie Mays was!
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The 86ís I know are from my original childhood collection, because they both have a thumbtack hole from where they once were affixed to the bulletin board in my childhood room.

The Mantle I can only credit as being somewhere around 28 years in my possession; I was 13 or 14 and it was either 1990 or 1991 at a card shop in Hickory, North Carolina where I traded virtually everything I owned of cardboard value up to that point to take the card home.





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i've posted this numerous times...my first tobacco card...acquired at one of my first shows with my dad c1982...$2.
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I pulled these cards from their waxpacks on these dates......


Fall of 1947 (my very first BB cards)







Early Spring of 1949 (I wouldn't dare flip my Ruth card, or place it on my bike's spokes)



Spring of 1949 (the Jackie Robinson card on the left)

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Fall of 1952 (my last BB card as a teenager....went on to cars and girls)





As an adult, I acquired these cards at BB card Shows...Ö

Spring of 1981 (My first T206)






Spring of 1989 (The start of my favorite set)




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I donít remember. I think I got it graded already. Was a birthday gift from my dad.
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A gift from my dad in 1988. The first card I ever had graded

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this is the very first trading card that ever owned me.
it was discovered, abused & discarded on the sidewalk outside wally's pharmacy in Altadena, CA, October, 1959.
almost 60 years ago!
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My father gave me these 52 Topps, plus another 145, some 35 years ago. I also have approx 30-40+ 71-72 OPC hockey cards and a smattering of others that I collected as a child that I still own to this day as well.
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My father gave me these 52 Topps, plus another 145, some 35 years ago. I also have approx 30-40+ 71-72 OPC hockey cards and a smattering of others that I collected as a child that I still own to this day as well.
Hi Irv

I know we noted this some time ago in another thread....but, it still amazes me that both your Mantle and my Mantle appear to have a very similar scratch mark.

Would you mind reposting your Mantle next to mine, so we can compare them ?




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I know we noted this some time ago in another thread....but, it still amazes me that both your Mantle and my Mantle appear to have a very similar scratch mark.

Would you mind reposting your Mantle next to mine, so we can compare them ?


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Hopefully these come out side by side but I have my doubts?
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I remember that as well and I even think I mentioned it twice to you nonetheless?
Hopefully these come out side by side but I have my doubts?
Obviously not the work of the same doctor.

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My father bought this Cobb (along with a T205 Matty which I also have) at a show in the mid 80s. I remember it vividly, because they were the first prewar cards that we had ever bought. He paid $20 for each card. They hung in my bedroom in a frame, until I left for college. I got them graded a few years ago, and the grading fees were more than the cost of the cards...

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I remember that as well and I even think I mentioned it twice to you nonetheless?
Hopefully these come out side by side but I have my doubts?

Irv

Perfect arrangement, thanks for posting it.

My question to you is how did that scratch get on your card ?

The history of my Mantle card starts from the last 1952 TOPPS waxpack which I opened in the Fall of 1952. I remember that it was the last pack since I told my buddies
that I would stop collecting BB cards upon getting the Mantle card. In 1960 when I enlisted in the Air Force, my Mom and Aunt cleaned out my room and transferred my
Sportscard collection, Stamp collection, Lionel trains, Baseball bats and gloves, etc. to our attic.

There my goodies stayed until my teenage Daughters (avid BB fans) convinced me to recover my cards (circa 1977). I found a real "treasure chest".....1000's of BB, FB,
and Non-sports cards in stacks in a huge box. The Mantle card was mid-way in large stack of 1952 cards, and most likely got scratched in the process of transporting (or
during the storage) of the cards.

Incidentally, here are the other TOPPS cards in that same pack as the Mantle card......


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From my childhood collection. Picked them up in......1963. But the cards weren't in the same pack. Wow, 56 years ago!
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My first pre-war cards I picked up nearly 30 years ago at a local show. First one was Keeler, because I had heard his name before, that I picked up for $20. The other was an Old Judge of Gunson that I got for $5 (yes, that's correct). I ended up going to the next show and picking up several other Old Judges for $5 - $10 each (about 25 total). I balked at the two Hamiltons cuz he wanted $100 each for them but I did get a Pud Galvin for $10. This Gunson is the last of those original Old Judges.

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In 1985 I started collecting baseball cards and was playing little league baseball. We bought Topps and Fleer and one night my dad came home with an entire paper bag full of Fleer cello packs from the local Revco store. This was monumental because my folks didn't have a lot of money.

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I got it graded and was thinking it was a PSA 4. Here it is
I'll share the love of 1985 Fleer. I was 10 years old in the summer of 1985 and vacationing with my family in Orlando, and we went in to a Walgreens pharmacy where they had a big display box of open, loose 1985 Fleer cards, selling them for 1 cent each. I went through and picked out all the Royals I could find. Those were officially my first baseball cards.

Fast forward to October 1985 when I got to watch those very same Royals pictured on my cards win a World Series. I remember shuffling through and "playing" with them during the Series, ordering them by batting order, etc. Funny enough, I did NOT pull a George Brett out of that box in Florida, but I did pull this guy...and there really wasn't a hotter pitcher than Sabes that fall. Cy Young, World Series MVP, this card was actually "valuable" for a while.

Still have it (as well as the other 1985 Fleer Royals I pulled that day). I really should pick up a Brett and any other Royals I'm missing, and finally complete that team set.

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I'll share the love of 1985 Fleer. I was 10 years old in the summer of 1985 and vacationing with my family in Orlando, and we went in to a Walgreens pharmacy where they had a big display box of open, loose 1985 Fleer cards, selling them for 1 cent each. I went through and picked out all the Royals I could find. Those were officially my first baseball cards.

Fast forward to October 1985 when I got to watch those very same Royals pictured on my cards win a World Series. I remember shuffling through and "playing" with them during the Series, ordering them by batting order, etc. Funny enough, I did NOT pull a George Brett out of that box in Florida, but I did pull this guy...and there really wasn't a hotter pitcher than Sabes that fall. Cy Young, World Series MVP, this card was actually "valuable" for a while.

Still have it (as well as the other 1985 Fleer Royals I pulled that day). I really should pick up a Brett and any other Royals I'm missing, and finally complete that team set.

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I pulled these cards from their waxpacks on these dates......


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Early Spring of 1949 (I wouldn't dare flip my Ruth card, or place it on my bike's spokes)



Spring of 1949 (the Jackie Robinson card on the left)

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Fall of 1952 (my last BB card as a teenager....went on to cars and girls)





As an adult, I acquired these cards at BB card Shows...Ö

Spring of 1981 (My first T206)






Spring of 1989 (The start of my favorite set)




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YOU, Sir - are amazing!

Thanks for sharing your memories.



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Ok, Ted Z wins. Awesome!

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Cant compete with ted...you have an amazing collection.
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Ive had bob here since the early 80ís...i think i paid $35 from a mail order catalog.
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Found these the on the top of a pile. These are just a few of the 100's of 60-66 baseball and non-sport cards I got in 74 or 75. The best of the lot was a couple hundred 66 Topps cards that looked like they just come out of a pack. I still have around 100 of those original cards. I received the lot from my cousin before he passed away very young. They sat in a drawer untouched for around a dozen years before I started collecting.

I have 1000's of 30+ year old 1980s cards i purchases back in the day.
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Perfect arrangement, thanks for posting it.

My question to you is how did that scratch get on your card ?

The history of my Mantle card starts from the last 1952 TOPPS waxpack which I opened in the Fall of 1952. I remember that it was the last pack since I told my buddies
that I would stop collecting BB cards upon getting the Mantle card. In 1960 when I enlisted in the Air Force, my Mom and Aunt cleaned out my room and transferred my
Sportscard collection, Stamp collection, Lionel trains, Baseball bats and gloves, etc. to our attic.

There my goodies stayed until my teenage Daughters (avid BB fans) convinced me to recover my cards (circa 1977). I found a real "treasure chest".....1000's of BB, FB,
and Non-sports cards in stacks in a huge box. The Mantle card was mid-way in large stack of 1952 cards, and most likely got scratched in the process of transporting (or
during the storage) of the cards.

Incidentally, here are the other TOPPS cards in that same pack as the Mantle card......
Ted, I wish I had an answer for you but even after asking my father about these cards numerous times, the information is pretty thin as he says he doesn't honestly remember much about them.

I have 2 of the cards you posted but I am missing Chapman and Jeffcoat.
My Uncle, like I have stated before, claimed some of the collection as being his.
There were 2 boxes and I received the 1st one which was much larger than the 2nd and held the Mantle card. The 2nd box I vividly remember seeing a Mathews and Ashburn card but I draw a blank on the rest. I believe most were a mix of highs and low numbers?
My father, who didn't want to create a scene or a family rift, gave the second box to my uncle even though he honestly didn't think they were his.

My uncle would have been 2 yrs old when these cards came out so it would have been highly unlikely they were his but my father caved nonetheless, unfortunately.

Despite me telling my uncle that if he ever decided to sell them to let me know, sold them years ago (likely shortly after receiving them?) to a pawn shop.

I think about those cards often, especially the Mathews card, but it serves me no purpose so I eventually move on.
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Hey guys

I really do appreciate your compliments. But, believe me, I am not trying to win any "contest".

Sincerely, I'm a guy who enjoys sharing my experiences in this fantastic hobby with all of you.

I am probably the oldest dude on this forum...and all together between my younger days and
my grown-up days collecting sportscardsÖ.2019 marks the 49th year.






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So Ted, although most of us collect prewar, Iím guessing you are likely our only actual prewar collector (meaning born pre war)?

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franks pretty old too!!!
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Well, if it's true that you're as young as you feel, then the converse should also be accurate...and with my joints and another thunderstorms coming in right now, I confirm that I'm as old as I feel...and older than a few wars my own self.

The only cards I've been able to hold onto even close to thirty years are the 1992 Little League cards of my two nephews.



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So Ted, although most of us collect prewar, Iím guessing you are likely our only actual prewar collector (meaning born pre war)?

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WWII actually started September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. So, you are correct, Rob M.

I was born November 5, 1938.


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