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Old 10-10-2017, 08:47 PM
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I was in Lackland AFB in late August 1960. The Texas heat was brutal.... 95-100 degrees and 95% humidity everyday. I had to tolerate it for 5 weeks,
then I was on my way to RADAR Specialist Tech School.

My Mom was also a "Mrs. Clean". My stuff was actually saved by my Dear Aunt. My Uncle had passed away in 1953, and I persuaded my Mom to have
Aunty move in with us. My Aunt saved everything. So, when my Mom started cleaning my room, my Aunt grabbed my "goodies", and carefully stored
them in a large box. Years later, when I recovered my stuff, my Aunt told me how she had to argue with my Mom to save my Trains, Stamps, Sports
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She told my Mom......" Sister, when Ted returns home from the Air Force and this stuff is gone, he will never-ever talk to us again ! "


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Old 10-11-2017, 12:09 PM
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Hi Steve

I was in Lackland AFB in late August 1960. The Texas heat was brutal.... 95-100 degrees and 95% humidity everyday. I had to tolerate it for 5 weeks,
then I was on my way to RADAR Specialist Tech School.

My Mom was also a "Mrs. Clean". My stuff was actually saved by my Dear Aunt. My Uncle had passed away in 1953, and I persuaded my Mom to have
Aunty move in with us. My Aunt saved everything. So, when my Mom started cleaning my room, my Aunt grabbed my "goodies", and carefully stored
them in a large box. Years later, when I recovered my stuff, my Aunt told me how she had to argue with my Mom to save my Trains, Stamps, Sports
cards, etc.
She told my Mom......" Sister, when Ted returns home from the Air Force and this stuff is gone, he will never-ever talk to us again ! "
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Yeah, i had all the Bowman sets from '51 on in nr mt condition and '51 and '53 Topps sets that would have been saved had i been lucky enough to have an aunt like yours, Ted. Had to spend almost two decades getting them all back in later life, but that was perhaps more enjoyable than ripping open waxpacks, eh?
Can't believe i was swift enough to wait until November to take off for Lackland - climate was pretty comfortable there in winter. I think there was a little frost a couple of days in January. Had to cool my heels in a casual barracks for two months waiting for an opening at IU LTS.
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I'll pretend that I'm my Father for this one, even though he never collected cards. He was nine years old and living in Cleveland in 1952.

I think he would have been looking for:

Dale Mitchell (his favorite player)
Bob Lemon (his favorite pitcher)
Al Rosen
Ted Williams

I don't think he would have been interested in any of the New York or Brooklyn players.

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Cool question ! Not being old enough to be around for that era in history. I would guest Roy Campanella. He was the mvp the year before and still a rising star. Big market player with power. At least Maybe it would have been the card I wanted .
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I'll pretend that I'm my Father for this one, even though he never collected cards. He was nine years old and living in Cleveland in 1952.

I think he would have been looking for:

Dale Mitchell (his favorite player)
Bob Lemon (his favorite pitcher)
Al Rosen
Ted Williams

I don't think he would have been interested in any of the New York or Brooklyn players.
Yeah, I think certain simple things get foggy over time, and your post hits the nail on the head. Whereas Mantles are always desired big-time because their value goes up, up, up, we can't forget that back in the day a kid's home team trumped all. As a tyke in 1972, for example, I would've given anything for a Jerry Grote or Cleon Jones card and couldn't have cared less about Aaron, Ryan, etc. Wasn't even close. Value never entered the picture when it came to my hometown Mets.
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I was not around till long after 1952 but I would think kids would have wanted the best real rookie card in the pack, Eddie Mathews.
A little before my time but I was under the impression the term rookie card didn't exist back then, and they weren't really a big deal. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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