Originally Posted by macro
I guess my best single moment was the day I pulled a 1974 Reds team card from a pack. I was pumped up the rest of the week, and couldn't stop staring at that thing.
My other general memories are keeping all my Reds seperate from the others with a rubber band around them, and buying those cardboard (later plastic) "locker" things to keep the cards sorted in.
We had a really good discussion about baseball cards last summer, and oddly enough, it was running exactly one year ago today.
I did just the opposite (esp. the 1971 cards) - took the Reds players and scotch taped them up on my wall next to my bed, in a shape of a heart, no less!
Of course, it ruined the cards - tho' I still have them and even keep Bench and Gullett in my wallet.
After the 1970 WS loss to Baltimore - I took Brooks, Frank, Earl, Boog, Jim (Palmer) cards and place them in the spokes of my bicycle. Made a great sound. Then the greatest insult... I had an extra card of Brooks (who was clean shaven), took a sharpie and drew a mustache, beard and horns.
Now the other cards I kept in shoe boxes - have multiples of Ryan, Seaver, Aaron, etc. that were not even touched - some are even mint condition (which is tough to find for 1971 Topps). About 15 years ago took those cards and transferred them to an album for safekeeping.