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(11-29-2012 08:23 PM)bluemask68 Wrote: So, I'm a long time collector who shuffles the old boxes of cards out of the closet every few months or so to smell the cardboard. I've passed this hobby onto both my sons, ages 18 and 9.
Now the reason for my post--- the hobby has changed over the years pretty drastically. There was something really special about growing up in a time where there was ONE CARD MANUFACTURER (Topps of the 70's and most of the 80's), no autos or game used or gimmicks, just the prospect of scoring a star or real rookie card. It was a great day of pack breaking when you got a John Riggins, James Lofton, Lynn Swann, or (gasp) a Walter Payton rookie. The gem of my collection is a Payton rookie I pulled from a pack when I was 8 years old. It's what you'd call off grade but I've case kept it for years and won't part with it.
Recently, I've been stocking my collection with rookie cards from the 70's and 80's--- the most iconic I guess. Marino, Montana, Rice, Young, and Sanders...
What are the other iconic rookie cards I should get?
What card in your collection means the most to you and why?
Thanks for posting and HAPPY THURSDAY!!!
Mike, Pittsburgh PA