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Old 12-16-2014, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Card collecting was fun when I was a kid. You'd get 5 cards AND 5 sticks of gum for a nickel. Once in a blue moon you'd get a Mantle, Mays or Musial. But for every one of those there would be at least a hundred Whitey Herzogs.

A few years ago my Mom gathered up some of my old junk and sent it to me. Among the lot was a signed 8 by 10 of the Mick that had been a gift from a cousin. I sold it on ebay for $54.

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Old 12-16-2014, 06:13 AM
 
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Card collecting was fun when I was a kid. You'd get 5 cards AND 5 sticks of gum for a nickel. Once in a blue moon you'd get a Mantle, Mays or Musial. But for every one of those there would be at least a hundred Whitey Herzogs.

A few years ago my Mom gathered up some of my old junk and sent it to me. Among the lot was a signed 8 by 10 of the Mick. I sold it on ebay for $54.
Whitey Herzog would have been an upgrade for me!

In the 1961 and 1962 Topps sets I had multiples on Hal Reniff, Jerry Lumpe, Eli Grba, Norm Siebern, etc.
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Whitey Herzog would have been an upgrade for me!

In the 1961 and 1962 Topps sets I had multiples on Hal Reniff, Jerry Lumpe, Eli Grba, Norm Siebern, etc.
Yeah, I remember those very well. We traded these more common cards to the littler kids for cateye marbles or "crawdads" for fishing bait. These were the most popular units of "currency" in our neighborhood economy.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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Yeah, I remember those very well. We traded these more common cards to the littler kids for cateye marbles or "crawdads" for fishing bait. These were the most popular units of "currency" in our neighborhood economy.
I seemed to get a Don Nottebart in every pack. I think I had all Don Nottebarts in the spokes of my sting-ray.
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I seemed to get a Don Nottebart in every pack. I think I had all Don Nottebarts in the spokes of my sting-ray.
I feel your pain. In 1960, I bought a nickel pack of Topps baseball cards. All five cards were Bob Elliott, the Kansas City A's manager. Well, at least I enjoyed that pink slab of bubblegum...
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: California
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I have some memorabilia, my best item is an official National League baseball autographed by both Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdayle. Not sure what it is worth, but I am pretty certain I would ever sell it anyway. The ball is clean and incased in a plexiglass ball holder with a trophy stand base.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:39 PM
 
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I get autographs when players are right in front of me. I'm too old to beg at his point. I also have a few thousand ticket stubs, mostly from my season tix that sold on Stubhub. Opening day, player debuts, 4 for 4 games, hit for cycles, no hitters, one hitters, etc are all worth a few bucks. Post-season game tix, even the ones that aren't played are worth money too.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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Funny to think of the constant cards in packs....I couldn't buy a pack of 1993 Donruss or Upper Deck without seeing Pat Listach or Chuck Knoblauch.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I have the cap Pete Rose wore while breaking Ty Cobb's hit record. In fact I have nine of them, all personally authenticated by Pete.
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