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    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
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    That baseball card you just can't forget

    The thread on R.J. Swindle got me thinking about baseball names, which got me thinking about baseball names on baseball cards, which got me thinking about the obscure players on cards that are burned on my brain for eternity-- because of the picture, or the name, or some combination of both, or just "because."

    So, without further ado, here is a thread to remember those strange cards, strange names, and strange photos that made your personal history.

    Here is who I thought of immediately, likely because his was the card I got in EVERY pack of 1987 Topps:
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    When I was a kid I had about 20 of these:



    At the time I thought he was the greatest pitcher ever because there were so many of his card and his name was awesome.

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    This one and I have too


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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    I didn't read.



    Who would have thought who and what he would have gone on to become?

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    What were this guy's parents thinking?


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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    I had two of these at one time, and sold them both at $1000 each. That was about $1500 less than their book value at the time. But, after taking them to several dealers, it was the best price I could get. I used the money to pay off some stuff before I got married, but I sure wish I had kept one. The Tops Mantle Rookie card was worth $30,000 to $35,000. My grandma found them in the basement and assumed they were my dad's. Dad gave them to me. The curious part about that is my Dad was fighting in the Korean War in 1952 and had absolutely no idea how they ended up in Grandma's basement.

    I still have several from the 1952 Bowman, but nothing but scrubs.

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    This was the oldest card I had in my collection in the early 60's, a 1955 Bowman of Gus Bell. Wish I had it now.

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    This was the oldest card I had in my collection in the early 60's, a 1955 Bowman of Gus Bell. Wish I had it now.

    (that's a better size)
    Wow... those are some serious cards. My little R.J. Reynolds is cowed.
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    The 2 cards I'll never sell. My Bench & Rose rookie cards. My 1973 autographed Brooks Robinson card is on that list too though.



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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    These used to be a hot ticket in my day.


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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    I had three of these. I gave one to a friend who's in the Cardinals organization, and the other two were stolen with 500 plus other 60's era cards while I was out in LA a couple of years ago.

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    I had 2 Ryan rookies too, but unfortunately my older brother got a hold of them. Confetti.
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    When I was a kid I had about 20 of these:



    At the time I thought he was the greatest pitcher ever because there were so many of his card and his name was awesome.
    The Can is one of my favorite all-time baseball personalities. And he certainly wasn't a horrid pitcher. I always though I'd start calling beer "oil" like he did, but I never took it up (calling it that, that is....(
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    No one posted that baseball card of Billy Ripken?
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