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Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
01-25-2012, 11:28 AM
Post: #41
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
(01-25-2012 11:07 AM)bonnev659 Wrote:  very nice hall

More like very nice "HAUL", congrats.
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01-25-2012, 11:30 AM
Post: #42
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
(01-25-2012 11:28 AM)rippinwax Wrote:  More like very nice "HAUL", congrats.

good point

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01-25-2012, 12:26 PM (This post was last modified: 01-25-2012 12:27 PM by ronfir.)
Post: #43
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
(01-25-2012 10:45 AM)azicet Wrote:  How long have you been collecting?


Good question! I am an old man, coming up on being 62 in May.

I started collecting cards in the 5th grade back in 1959. Packs back then cost a whole nickel. Yep, 5 cents for five or six cards plus the great Topps gum!

I collected until I was 14 and stopped until 1972 when I started with that year's baseball set. Put it together series by series with the help of a hobby legend, Larry Fristch of Stevens Point, WI.

I was off to college and my little brother who is eight years younger than me needs something for his grade school white elephant sale, so my Mom gave almost all of the cards I had away to the school to use for prizes.

Lucky for me, she and my brother didn't know about one box I had in the top of my closet and I was able to keep my Mickey Mantles, Willie Mays, Koufax and some other players like that. I also had put back a 1962, 1963, 1964 Topps Football sets, plus 1960 Fleer Baseball Greats and 1964 Philadelphia football sets. The Topps sets are beat to death because I was just a kid who looked at my cards all the time. The 64 Philadelphia set is near mint.

Here are a few of the singles I was able to save:

[Image: 1954BowmanMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1958ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1959ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1960ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1961ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1961ToppsMickeyMantleMVP.jpg]
[Image: 1962ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1962ToppsMickeyMantleAllStar.jpg]
[Image: 1963ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1964ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]

I will post some more in the next box.
[Image: 1962ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1965ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1966ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1967ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1968ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1969ToppsMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1960PostMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1961PostMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 1962PostMickeyMantle.jpg]
[Image: 59WillieMays.jpg]
[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q82/ronfir/Baseball%
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01-25-2012, 12:29 PM
Post: #44
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
wow great story and great cards

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01-25-2012, 12:30 PM (This post was last modified: 01-25-2012 12:50 PM by ronfir.)
Post: #45
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
[Image: 52JoePage.jpg]
[Image: 53RoyCampanella.jpg]
[Image: 59SandyKoufaxtopps.jpg]
[Image: 59RogerMaris.jpg]
[Image: 60RobertoClemente.jpg]
[Image: 61SandyKoufaxTopps.jpg]
[Image: 61WillieMaysPost.jpg]

And to let you how the hobby has gone up. I picked up this 1933 Lou Gehrig card in 72 for $25.

[Image: 1933GoudeyLouGehrig.jpg]

A lot of the cards I bought in the early 70s are gone as they helped put two daughters through college.
Here some football cards I saved:

[Image: 62Unitas.jpg]
[Image: 62lilly.jpg]
[Image: 62Meredith.jpg]
[Image: 62.jpg]
[Image: 62ErineDavis.jpg]
[Image: 59JohnnyUnitas.jpg]
[Image: 59JimBrown.jpg]
[Image: 59Mitchell.jpg]
[Image: 1959JohnnyUnitas.jpg]
[Image: 1958JimBrown.jpg]

[Image: 91brett.jpg]
[Image: 90bo.jpg]
[Image: 89bo.jpg]
[Image: 84Elway.jpg]
[Image: 82Taylor.jpg]
[Image: 81Montana.jpg]
[Image: 79.jpg]
[Image: 77Largent.jpg]
[Image: 76WalterPayton.jpg]
[Image: 70OJ.jpg]
Some more favorites including some nice inserts from the 90's

[Image: doc.jpg]
[Image: JohnnyUnitasWilliamsset.jpg]
[Image: RogerStaubachWilliamsSet.jpg]
[Image: Smith-Sanders1.jpg]
[Image: Smith-Sanders2.jpg]
[Image: Aikman-Young1.jpg]
[Image: Aikman-Young2.jpg]
Since this started as a hockey break, here are a few of my favorite hockey cards. I didn't really start collecting hockey until about three or four years ago. But I was lucky enough to buy box of hockey card in Gretzky rookie year and have his rookie card:

[Image: hockey028.jpg]
[Image: 95PatrickRoyPinnacleRink.jpg]
[Image: 95SteveYzermanPinnacleRink.jpg]
[Image: hockey025.jpg]
[Image: hockey031.jpg]
[Image: hockey030.jpg]
[Image: hockey004.jpg]
[Image: hockey005.jpg]
[Image: OrrSingles.jpg]
Before the last three or four years, I just picked up what I liked and busted boxes here and there:

[Image: 06OvechkinUltraRookie.jpg]
[Image: hockey001.jpg]
[Image: hockey.jpg]
[Image: topps016.jpg]
[Image: hockey032.jpg]
[Image: hockey033.jpg]
[Image: hockey002.jpg]
[Image: hockey027.jpg]
[Image: hockey034.jpg]
Wayne:

[Image: ToppsGretzkyRookieCard.jpg]
[Image: hockey019.jpg]
[Image: hockey018.jpg]
[Image: hockey017.jpg]
[Image: hockey016.jpg]
[Image: hockey015.jpg]
[Image: hockey014.jpg]
[Image: hockey013.jpg]
[Image: hockey012.jpg]
[Image: hockey011.jpg]

[Image: hockey010.jpg]
[Image: hockey009.jpg]
[Image: hockey008.jpg]
[Image: hockey007.jpg]
[Image: hockey006.jpg]

Mario Rookie

[Image: LemieuxRookie.jpg]

When these guys came into the league was went I really got interest in hockey cards and I basically gave up on new baseball and basketball

[Image: CrosbyYoungGun.jpg]
[Image: 12-31-10005.jpg]

I like to collect hockey cards because the cards themselves seem to be better looking and personally I think you have a better shot of pulling something nice in hockey over the other three major sports.
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01-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Post: #46
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
Nice pulls ronfir!
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01-25-2012, 02:57 PM
Post: #47
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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01-25-2012, 06:55 PM (This post was last modified: 01-25-2012 07:00 PM by ronfir.)
Post: #48
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
As promised I made it by the bank at lunch. Sorry for the crappy scans as I thought I had a co-worker lined up to go with me to take the pictures.

This is as a follow up in a way to see if I actually had the cards I said I had. Basically I was called out and a liar.

Hopefully in the future if I post here that I pulled a card, I will be believed. Here are some scans of my biggest bank box.

I DID NOT pull all of these cards. Some were pulled, some bought and some like the Murders Row 1/1 Quad auto, the Jim Thorpe, Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner autos were traded for.

Again sorry for the quality:

The box:

[Image: IMG_3233.jpg]

The RNH

[Image: IMG_3234-1.jpg]


The Wagner:

[Image: IMG_3236.jpg]

Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson and the front of the Murders Row Ruth and Gehrig:

[Image: IMG_3235.jpg]
[Image: IMG_3240.jpg]

Just some general cards, Gretzky, Crosby, AO, Jordan and people like that


[Image: IMG_3241.jpg]
[Image: IMG_3242.jpg]
[Image: IMG_3243.jpg]
[Image: IMG_3244.jpg]
[Image: IMG_3245.jpg]
here are a few more :

[Image: IMG_3246.jpg]
[Image: IMG_3247.jpg]
[Image: IMG_3248.jpg]
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01-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Post: #49
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
probably the nicest collection i've ever seen

Wanted:

Sidney Crosby, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
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01-25-2012, 10:35 PM
Post: #50
RE: Limited, Series 1 UD and Black Diamond breaks
(01-25-2012 07:06 PM)arock99 Wrote:  probably the nicest collection i've ever seen

X2, Smokin!
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