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    This history and dectective work behind the greatest modern error: 1990 Topps Frank Thomas NNOF - can be read as it occured in a 2009 thread. Abosolutely great read that might get you guys digging through some of your old commons:

    http://forums.collectors.com/message...31&STARTPAGE=1
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    LOVED Oscar Gamble cards when I was little. I was mesmerized by his 'fro. Spent countless hours as a youngster wondering how he got it to stay on while running.

    Here's another old-school classic for me, the original "Toothpick."

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    Here's quite possibly the tallest pillbox Pirates lid of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    My favorite for a very personal reason.

    I was born on April 24, 1966, 4/24/1966. The 1966 Topps card #424 is the Reds rookie stars card of Lee May and Darrell Osteen.

    I think I may have that card. I could be confused since it seemed to me that for several years in a row Topps featured Darrell Osteen as a Reds rookie star but Osteen never panned out. The Reds kept the wrong Osteen.
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    I've always loved baseball, but maybe not the same way this guy does.

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    There's a hockey player named Clutterbuck. I'll have to find out if they are related.

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    This was it for me. I was a huge Brooks fan (still am) and I had the complete 1973 set except for THIS card. Finally in 1980, I met Brooks at a baseball card convention (remember THOSE? *grin*) and we struck up a conversation. Really nice guy. Anyway, I mentioned this fact and he says "hang on"...pulls out a mint 73 card, autographs it and says "now it's complete". I was grinning from ear-to-ear for a week straight. :O)



    This was number 2 for me. Davey was my favorite Red for quite a while, but Topps kept putting pics of him batting on their cards. !973 & 1974 were great years for Topps. The action shots were great.

    I've got right around 20 to 30 thousand cards. I was planning on handing them down to my baseball-enamored son one day. After our 4th daughter, I gave up those delusions. :O) Still fun to look back at them and reminisce.
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    I'm working on a complete Topps Reds set 1952-present. Have everything from 1971 on, but now it gets expensive, of course. Anyone else do anything like this?
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    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post


    This was it for me. I was a huge Brooks fan (still am) and I had the complete 1973 set except for THIS card. Finally in 1980, I met Brooks at a baseball card convention (remember THOSE? *grin*) and we struck up a conversation. Really nice guy. Anyway, I mentioned this fact and he says "hang on"...pulls out a mint 73 card, autographs it and says "now it's complete". I was grinning from ear-to-ear for a week straight. :O)
    Great story Charles, but are you sure you wouldn't rather have this one?

    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    I need Dom Zanni

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I always liked Joe Torre's sideburns in this one.... yes I have it because of that.


    I have this one, just like Milhouse wanted.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    My favorite, and the most influential of all time:



    As for infamous.... the Billy Ripken F Face card.

    And while it is incredibly well known, I'm not sure a lot of people know the story behind the Honus Wagner T206/Gretzky Card and how the FBI has investigated its authenticity. http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=holy%20grail
    Most influential?

    I'd give that to a few other cards.
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