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    Baseball cards of your youth

    What baseball cards were a snapshot of your youth? They didn't necessarily have to be the most valuable, but what cards bring you back in time?
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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    I think it was Ben McDonald's? rookie card with the orioles upper deck that was a misprint and was suppose to be worth money. then he turned out to not be so good and its worthless now



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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    Pedro Guerrero of the Dodgers was my fave player growing up. I have a bunch if his cards. I also loved going to 7-11 and getting Slurpies with the baseball coins on the bottom of the cups.



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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    At one time I had the entire TOPPS sets from 1962 through 1969 and then I quit collecting them. My favorite cards were the 1965 set with the pennant on the lower left. They got thrown away later on without my knowledge (I know this happened to a lot of other people as well). A while back I bought some 65's at a card shop and I'll try to scan a few later on.


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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    At one time I had the entire TOPPS sets from 1962 through 1969 and then I quit collecting them. My favorite cards were the 1965 set with the pennant on the lower left. They got thrown away later on without my knowledge (I know this happened to a lot of other people as well). A while back I bought some 65's at a card shop and I'll try to scan a few later on.
    Yes, sounds familiar. I had allot of cards growing up in the sixties and seventies. I grew up on a farm, and once I got tired of them we ended up burning them. How studpid was that.



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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    I always bought Topps when I was a kid. I LOVED the gum that came in the packs, even though it was usually broken into a hundred pieces and covered with that weird powder. Good memories!!



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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfreddy View Post
    Yes, sounds familiar. I had allot of cards growing up in the sixties and seventies. I grew up on a farm, and once I got tired of them we ended up burning them. How studpid was that.
    But if no one had thrown them all out, they would be worthless just like the cards from the 80s and 90s.



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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    Would have to be the Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris cards cut out from the back of Post cereal boxes in 1962. Still have them. They aren't worth much but have good memories associated with them.

    Also have the card below. My grandfather always wanted me to be a baseball player but I sucked at it. Claim to fame was taking a fastball in the face in Little League and bleeding all over home plate. Guys still remembered it at a class reunion decades later. I sucked but the guy below by the same name made it! Of course he was a lefty but had that cool name! :)
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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    I have 6 Mark Mcguire and 3 Sammy Sosa cards.


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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    At one time I had the entire TOPPS sets from 1962 through 1969 and then I quit collecting them. My favorite cards were the 1965 set with the pennant on the lower left. They got thrown away later on without my knowledge (I know this happened to a lot of other people as well). A while back I bought some 65's at a card shop and I'll try to scan a few later on.
    This was my era also '64-'69.

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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    Not a baseball card, but in high school I must have bought 50 packs of the Classics NBA Draft cards to get Shaq's "first" card ever:



    Like nearly everything "collectable" from the mid to late 90s, it's pretty much worthless now haha.



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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    A lot of times I will search the web for baseball card info and a while back I came across this site. It has a photo (front and back) of just about every card produced (at least by TOPPS). I won't be able to have the cards that I had as a kid anymore but it's great to be able to look at them.

    http://baseballsimulator.com/baseballcards/search.php

    I will edit this to add that when you select a card it will pop up in a small separate window. Then you can just click on it and it will show the reverse side.


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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    What baseball cards were a snapshot of your youth? They didn't necessarily have to be the most valuable, but what cards bring you back in time?
    I remember trading two of these Jose Canseco Dream Team cards for that Bo Jackson card. Both are worthless now, but I think I made a good choice.







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    Re: Baseball cards of your youth

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I remember trading two of these Jose Canseco Dream Team cards for that Bo Jackson card. Both are worthless now, but I think I made a good choice.



    Dream Team was pretty awesome, and I am forgetting what it was called, but the Fleer insert with the drawings of some good players doing things from like 91-92 or so. Had McGuire with an American flag, and Mike Greenwell with the Green Monster, etc.



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