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Old 05-26-2009, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What was your first pack/packs of cards??

I figure this would be a interesting thread to find out everyones "introduction" into this "ADDICTING" Hobby. It also brings back the memories when you pulled a insert card (ProSet Santa Claus, SuperPro, Payne Stewart) or a favorite players "base card" and it just made your day!! Inserts were everything back in the day...lol I remember it like it was yesterday. If only my dad knew what buying me a few packs would turn into....MAN!

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1983 Topps Football---pulled a Marcus Allen Rookie & Rookie Sticker (I still have these cards...lol)
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2008 prestige. Pulled nothing good though. Hobby packs that is.
reatil, my parents use to buy me when I was a kid.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, I have no clue what my first pack was. I do know that my first box was 1989 Pro-Set though.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine was 1993-94 Fleer Ultra. I got a Shaq scoring Kings card. I remember back in the day the BV was $100.00. Not sure it is even 1/3 of that now.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My first hobby box was a box of 2001 Topps Gallery Baseball I got when I was 15. I was smart enough to set aside the Albert Pujols rookie I got out of it, and I also received my first "hit" ever in that box. It was a Jason Kendall bat card. Obviously not much, but at the time, a big deal to me!
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lol....yep!! Those cards were a big deal back then....Good Times!
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1985 Topps BB. I miss how at the end of the season between 86-89 Walmart would put all the remaining packs on an end cap for .05 each.
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I got the 1987 Topps set at a local card show... Still own it and it's one of my favorite designs!
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1979 Topps baseball, still have a few laying around.
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Oh maybe back in 1958-59 and most went on the bike spokes Cool noise
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Oh maybe back in 1958-59 and most went on the bike spokes Cool noise
That just made me cringe........I have a feeling you were not the only one based on the condition of most of the 50's cards.
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First pack was 1991 Topps Baseball first favorite card Chipper Jones Topps RC been a Braves going on 15 years.
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My first was either 89 Topps or UD. My first full box was 90 or 91 ProSet. The one that had like 50 packs with 36 cards in each Think I had a few of the Frank Thomas no name error cards from '91 (think it was '91). First auto was some random pitching prospect from one of the 4 Sport product in the mid 90's, still have it in a binder.

Also, did anyone else try and keep their wrappers in pristine condition and hold onto a few from each product? I found a box in my parents basement last summer and it had to have 200-300 empty wrappers neatly inserted into a shoebox case.
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1984 Topps Football - still have the first few packs I opened. Back in the day when cards were cheap, cardboard and massed produced!!!
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First pack and box was a 1989 Score Football. Pulled a Deion Sanders RC.
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Oh maybe back in 1958-59 and most went on the bike spokes Cool noise
You just made a baby angel cry.
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The only trouble we had was the Moms yelling at us because we used up all thier cloths pins to attach the cards.
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1984 Topps Baseball. Out of those I still have the Mattingly and Strawberry RCs. Those were pretty hot back in the day.
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My first pack was probably 1980 Topps but my first cards came from collecting box tops of Kellogs and sending them in for the 1979 set (3D Superstars)... which I still have the majority of today
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58-59....man if you only knew then what you know now....lol Of coarse it was still fun. I think i started putting the cards in the spokes with 87 topps baseball! I couldn't imagine the flashbacks i'd have if it were a 58-59 topps product!!! lol
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Cool....I remember those box tops.....lol.....As soon as the cereal was bought i was cutting off the box tops before the bag was even opened......i still have the 90, 91, & 92 kelloggs baseball sets
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1986/87 Sportflix (they were cool when I was 10!)...good grief!
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First pack ever was probably 1990 pro Set hockey...what an exciting rip!!!

The box that got me into the hobby for good and got me hooked was a box of 2004 Topps All time fan favorites. Pulled 2 decent autos...sold em on ebay and used the $$$ to buy more boxes lol. haven't stopped since
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1987 topps baseball! I only collect football now
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Also, did anyone else try and keep their wrappers in pristine condition and hold onto a few from each product? I found a box in my parents basement last summer and it had to have 200-300 empty wrappers neatly inserted into a shoebox case.
Patrick, That is funny I use to do the same thing and keep the wrapper from every brand I would buy. I did it for a couple years and have probably 300-400 different packs and added up how much I had spent and was sick to my stomach and ended doing that.

My first pack was an 87 Topps baseball pack and was lucky to pull a Jose Canseco and my dad made me put it away because of how much it was worth. I know I still have the card but my next card purchase off ebay will probably be that card in a PSA 10 just to have the memories of that single card getting me hooked on this hobby.
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