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Old 12-18-2017, 09:29 AM
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I had a 1959 One Cent pack for a while but I never opened it. I did discover though that if you held it up to a bright enough light you could see through the wrapper. There was Ray Narleski staring at me through some wax. I left him right where he was.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:43 AM
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About 10 years ago my father found 6 unopened 1972 cello packs in the basement. He used to get the Sunday papers and bring me back cards. he must have bought these and forgot. There were a large number of really nice cards but no major hits like a Fisk rookie. I still have them all.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:32 PM
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I'm guessing that the significance of 52T Mantle #311 is that Mantle's batting average for the 1952 season coincidentally ended up at .311
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:54 PM
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Searching the cabinet for something to eat in early 80's, found a box of 1962 Junkett Jello with a coin. Opened it and got Brooks Robinson. My stepmom never threw anything out.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:34 PM
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Scott Russell
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My brother pulled a Blanda rookie out of a 1954 Bowman pack in the early 90's
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:30 PM
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Derek Granger
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311 = my birthday, one of my favorite bands, and, apparently is a code for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK = 3x the 11th letter in the alphabet). I only learned about the KKK connection after someone pointed this out to me when I was playing on Pokerstars back in the day with my userid of h2oya311 . My guess is that none of these are the significance that Ted speaks of with respect to #311 of the '52 Topps set.

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1911 T332 Helmar Stamps.................: 178/180 (98.9%)
1914 T330-2 Piedmont Art Stamps......: 109/119 (91.6%)
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:37 PM
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Pulled an Eddie Murray re out of a 78 Opc pack a few years back
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:12 PM
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Few years back pulled a Rickey Henderson RC out of a 1980 Topps pack.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:41 PM
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Mantle hit .311 as the other gentlemen mentioned in 52.. Have a few 51 Red Backs I keep mulling over opening one but can't see through the wrapper, except one you can see the red back so I am guessing players are folded in...

Also have a 55 Topps rack with a Mays on the back and wonder whether there is a Clemente hiding in there too... much tougher decision...

Have done some 75's and remember doing well...

Certainly remember the 85 Gooden rookie was always in the rack packs with the Joe Altabelli All Star card on the front...Also had the McGuire tracked too but forget who the All-Star card was the tip-off..
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:51 PM
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In 1990 I bought one pack of 1984 Topps and got a Don Mattingly Rookie. I was so pumped. My buddy bought a 1980 Topps rack pack and pulled a Rickey Henderson rookie. We were 12. It was so fun! We should have kept going as the guy we bought from had older stuff as well
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