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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    I had a Bob Griese 1971 Dolphins card from Wheaties. I still remember pulling it from the box in my grandma's kitchen. It was the only football card I ever had.
    How about those Sunoco Sticker books from 1972..


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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Still have an album and a few of the sticker books.
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    I don't remember Wheaties ever having sports cards in my lifetime.
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    When I was a kid, I had way too many cards of this guy:



    Coincidentally, some years later, I wound up going to the same school in Chicago that his daughter attended.

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    Sure they didn't come in Corn Flakes?

    Pretty sure. IIRC, the back of the Wheatie's box had pictures of all the cards in the series.
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I still remember reading a Sport magazine article about Greg Cook ordering a "GC 2" vanity license plate and and making his own "1" with electrical tape

    (The "GC 12" plate was already taken)

    It's funny what we can still remember from when we were 10 years old

    Then there was the letter from a female reader of Ball Four to Bouton that he shared in his sequel "I'm Glad You Didn't Take it Personally" The quote was something to the affect of "Thanks for telling everyone that ML ballplayers are not heroes on Wheatie's boxes but just men, and horny men at that!"
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Here is a cool blog. All Reds cards all the time.

    http://redscards.blogspot.com/
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    The Gary Pettis card where he got his little brother to pose.
    There is also a 1969 card in which the Angels' third baseman Aurelio Rodriguez slipped batboy Leonard Garcia (who didn't really look much like Rodriguez) in to pose for his card.

    Also, the classic 1964 Dave Bennett card which had this blurb on the backside, "The 19-year-old righthanded curveballer is just 18 years old!"
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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    I always liked the 1989 Donruss Andy Nezelek card which according to his birth date printed on the back he was only 3 years old at the time.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    There is also a 1969 card in which the Angels' third baseman Aurelio Rodriguez slipped batboy Leonard Garcia (who didn't really look much like Rodriguez) in to pose for his card.

    Also, the classic 1964 Dave Bennett card which had this blurb on the backside, "The 19-year-old righthanded curveballer is just 18 years old!"
    Then there was righty Bob Uecker, who posed in a lefty stance. Twice.
    And no one noticed.

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    Then there was righty Bob Uecker, who posed in a lefty stance. Twice.
    And no one noticed.
    Topps used to send a guy with checks for $100 to Spring Training sites to take photos, just the player and the photographer, who always didn't know about the game or the players.

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    Re: That baseball card you just can't forget

    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    Pretty sure. IIRC, the back of the Wheatie's box had pictures of all the cards in the series.
    The only 3-D cards that I can find are from Kelloggs, and a set of 3-D football cards that were put out by the NFL Players Association. I have a complete set of Kelloggs 3-D cards from 1970 which includes both Jimmy Wynn and Willie Mays. They have the team name, players last name, and position in a baseball in the upper right hand corner of the card. One of my favorite sets of cards.
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