Oct 14 2008, 12:32 AM
I saw these posts on the Network54 non-sport message board. Some interesting stories. Collecting stories
Oct 15 2008, 03:21 AM
My first memories of collecting was a pack of 1976 Topps Cello Hockey...my mom bought me it for no reason.
Oct 15 2008, 09:11 AM
My first real memory of cards comes from the early 70's. All my friends were buying baseball and football cards but I couldn't afford them so I would buy these packs of hockey cards, I think they were topps but I'm not sure, that contained at least 30, maybe more cards or so for 50 cents each at a local bargain/closeout store. My parents shopped there a lot and we went there at least once a week. I'd buy a pack or two every time. I had a ton of hockey cards and I couldn't skate, had never seen a hockey game and didn't know anyone on any of the cards. Still, my collection was bigger than anyone elses.
I did have a few other sports cards and I also remember someone stealing a Hank Aaron card from me. I don't know what it was, mostly likely a cheap base card, but all I know is one day it was gone. I have no idea who took it.
Lastly, I remember the Wonder bread sets from the early 70's.
Oct 16 2008, 06:15 AM
I rember when I first started when I was about 7 or 8 when I bought my first game used card which was a Frank Thomas bat. Also when I pulled my first which was a Mark Mulder jersey.
Oct 16 2008, 07:21 AM
when i was smaller and kept buying bazooka football and baseball at cayseys and finally pulled a ciatrick fason jersey card
Oct 16 2008, 07:28 AM
I rememebr the first pack in 1968 that my late grandfather bought me and the words he spoke as I chose ice cream or candy from the roving vendor.
" get the cards, you get bubble gum and you get soemthing you can remember me forever whenever you look at them"
Oct 16 2008, 08:55 PM
I was 3 or 4, and I got two Andy Van Slyke holograms (the cards they cahnge their picture when you look at them, I don't remember the name). A PC was born.
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