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    Today is my Cardboard Birthday!

    Today, I turn 28 years old as a baseball card collector. I wrote about this last year when I found my journal from 1990, but thought it would be appropriate to post the pic today:



    See? I've always been wild about cardboard

    When did you start collecting? Do you remember what it was you got?
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    Last summer was 50 yrs - not sure of the date - but it was a pack of 1966 Topps as a 5 yr old watching my brother play little league. I bought a few packs in 66 & 67, but 68 was the first year I went big. I still have many of those cards.


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    spring 1973. A friend had some cards and being someone who was freaking nuts about baseball, baseball cards were a natural progression. I took a few years off in high school but for the most part I have been collecting since '73.

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    My first cards were from packs of 1978 Topps. No way to pinpoint an exact date though.

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    The first packs I remember opening were the late 80s donruss cards that had puzzle pieces, that's a real vague memory, I remember the general store where I got them though. The packs I would really call my first purchase to collect was 93 Topps, holy cow pulling a gold or even crazier a black gold?! Man that was great, the look of the rookies, the 92 all-star subset. I busted a ton of that, Frank Thomas black gold pull made my year!

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    Fall of 1985 was my first experience purchasing packs and collecting cards. I was 10. 90% Topps, 10% Fleer. I was so enthralled with 1985 Fleer, likely because I only had a few packs and they were so different than the white bordered Topps. Donruss was nowhere to be found.


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    Think I started in 79 although it wasn't until mid 80s when I went wild.

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    Happy birthday. What kind of present did you get for yourself ?

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    My mom or dad bought me a pack or two in 1980 and 1981. I mangled the cards but I still have them. It was 1983 when I bought my own cards for the first time as an 8 year old. The local drugstore had Topps and Fleer. I remember having several hundred Topps cards but I actually collected the entire 1983 Fleer set. Didn't see Fleer again (or Donruss) until 1987.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    Happy birthday. What kind of present did you get for yourself ?
    Thanks! Nothing too big...yet at least. A few Pantheon cards
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    I'd have to say roughly 1968ish............ back then it was pretty much all about the Gum

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    Im on my 34th year of collecting. I count my first year of collecting as the year I got my first Sport Americana Price Guide and the first year I started going to card stores and learning how to take care of my cards. I had plenty of cards before then but I used to rubber band them and put them in my Topps sports locker card storage.

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    I started collecting on my birthday 1982 so the date is easy to remember. Parents got me a 1960 Mantle . Still have it .

    Tanner, I still want to know the card you were anxiously awaiting last week.


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    1959 - when I had $ , liked 1962

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    I started back in 91' prior to it was off and on but 91' was when I was addicted


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