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Posted By: Rob NYC

Mine was a T206 Willetts (VG, raw). Scan not available.
What was your very first prewar card?

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Posted By: Paul

Walter Johnson T206 "hands at chest".

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Posted By: James Feagin

1985, 9 years old, dad bought me a t206 Red Ames portrait (poor condition). I was in awe.

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Posted By: Andy Cook

1910 Obak Erickson I won off a local bidboard for $2 around 1980. I still have it.

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Posted By: J Levine

First prewar was a T206 Bergen. Still have it around here somewhere.

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Posted By: jeff drum

1939 Playball Gehringer won in a Kevin Savage auction in 1988.

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Posted By: Pete Z.

pre-WWI:T206 Bradley w/ bat
pre-WWII:'33 Goudey Lazzeri

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Posted By: Kevin Cummings

On the weekend of January 14 and January 15, 1995 I bought a National Game John McGraw at a Parsippany, NJ baseball card show on Saturday and a T206 Jimmy Collins at a Mahwah, NJ baseball card show on Sunday.

It's been all downhill for my wallet from there.

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Posted By: peter ullman

it was either a t206 matty white cap i bought at a show for $2...it's f-g or a t205 criger vg-ex from a card store for $5.

petre in mn

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Posted By: Troy

My first card was in 2002, it was a Topps T206 Big Bill Dineen. I payed approx 35 for it on ebay. I have to give credit to Topps for turning me onto the Pre War stuff, thus they lost all of my money. I bet they did not figure on that!!

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Posted By: Andrew Parks

T205 Arthur Devlin off Ebay for $35. I got it graded and it came back a 70. Can you believe that one?

My second?

A T205 Eddie Cicotte that was described as Ex. No scan on the ebay auction. I paid $60 and won it. It came back a 50!

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Posted By: Jeff P

t206 Cobb Red Portrait, bought right after graduating college in 1999 - no longer have it, but still one of my favorite "mainstream" cards of all time. Always liked it more than the more valuable Green Portrait for some reason.

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Posted By: Joe D.

I was a kid and just started going to card shows. Sometime in the 80s. The first tobacco card I ever laid eyes on, and I bought it on the spot.

It had a Polar Bear back....
I switched my interest to T206s and started buying anything with Polar Bear backs.

Many dealers would see me at card shows and recognize me and say 'here comes the Polar Bear Kid'... they would get the cards out without me even asking the question... and I would buy in any condition (commons were like $2-$3 in low condition back then)

I had one of those "The Monster" checklist books that I would carry around (still have it).

I think I was about 14 or 15 years old at the time.

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Posted By: David Vargha

1939 Play Ball Durocher and Ted Williams. I sold them for something like $14 each back in 1979.

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Posted By: Andy

My first was a t206 Jack Hannifan. I grew up in Jersey so I was very happy to have a tobacco card of a player from a Jersey City club. I sill have it and will never get rid of it.

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Posted By: Jeff Mohler

My first card was a t206 Bresnahan with bat that I won on ebay about a year ago. I have enjoyed learning about vintage cards in the last year!

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Posted By: Glenn

1933 Goudey Rabbit Maranville

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Posted By: Jerry Rucker

T206 Rucker Portrait, My name sake

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Posted By: Paul

I think it was a 33 Goudey Bill Terry portrait in fair condition.

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Posted By: Josh K.

Mine was also a t206 Walter Johnson hands at chest.

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Posted By: Bill K

2001 - T206 Matty McIntyre w/ Polar Bear reverse. Still have it!

Bill

My personal collection - http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f176/fkm_bky/

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Posted By: andy becker

1935 national chicle #9 knute rockne.
that card will never leave my collection.

first baseball card was diamond star, picked up a few at the same time....

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Posted By: Griffins

Same week about '74, so not sure what came first-

-'39 Playballs of Dimaggio ($10) and Greenberg ($1), both with sample backs, from Goodie Goldfadden at Adco. Abuse was free, despite having a reservation we had to wait 45 minutes outside the store in the rain.

- T206 Bergen from Card Collectors Co. via mail order. When it came I was thrilled to find out it was a Uzit back. $1. plus shipping.

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Posted By: Brett

Still have and will never sell it !

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Posted By: drc

My first was a 1933 Goudey Jack Quinn from the Larry Frisch mail order catalog, and the 2nd was a T206 Harry Pattee from my dad. I still own both.

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Posted By: Michelle Wise

My first pre-war card was a 1915 CJ Amos Strunk. When I first started getting into prewar cards, I went to a show in Atlanta and someone stole the binder of cards that I had with me, with the Strunk card inside. It took me a while to get back into prewar cards after that, and I still dont have another Amos Strunk.

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Posted By: Rob NYC

Wow! Majority is T206s but still a diverse group!

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Posted By: Nate

My first pre-WWII baseball card was a 1934 Goudey Carl Hubbell that I bought from Kit Young. I originally sought it because of Hubbell's amazing exploits in that year's all-star game. I still have it.

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Posted By: Gilbert Maines

A Dockman Bergen & w502 Hornsby from a four Base Hits catalog/auction. Well, that is after 2 OJs from an ad by the same seller.

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Posted By: Bruce Babcock

T206 Wagner - Heinie, not Honus. I overpaid greatly - $7 for a vg card with a bite out of one corner, somewhere around 1982. I no longer have the card.

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Posted By: Cat

Bought it many years ago and had it graded about 4 years ago.


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Posted By: nbrazil

t206 cobb red portrait. that's how i started collecting t206's!

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Posted By: Mike Pugeda

My first Pre-War card, purchased in 1994:

E93 Ty Cobb (Glad I bought it sooner rather than later)

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T206 Cobb Red Portrait

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Posted By: Jeff Lichtman

T206 Lajoie throwing PSA 8 (OC)

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Posted By: JimB

T206 Cobb Red portrait in a cardshop in L.A. THe dealer wanted $70. I didn't have that much money, but was so blown away that I traded a good chunk of my collection for it. I was about 13 at the time.
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Posted By: Rhett Yeakley

My first 2 pre-war cards were gifts from my father, back in late 1986. He had a booth in an antique mall outside Seattle called Days Gone By. A guy there had some cards... he got me a T206 Titus (still love the stash) and a 1933 Goudey Pepper Martin. Don't remember what happened to the Titus, but still have the Martin.

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Posted By: robert a

First two cards were:

T206 Lobert trimmed
T206 Schlei Batting VG

Still have the schlei. Still enjoy that Lobert portrait, but don't have one right now. I think Lobert's background color is unique for the set.

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Posted By: jay behrens

Don't remember for sure what the first pre-war card was I bought, but it's in this picture somewhere.



I'm not even sure what the first card was I bought when I got back into the hobby, but I do know my e92 Nadja Rebel Oakes was one of the first



Jay

I like to sit outside, drink beer and yell at people. If I did this at home, I would be arrested. So, I go to baseball games and fit right in.

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Posted By: Patrick McMenemy

The first pre-war card that I bought was a Dooin T201. Found it in an antique shop in Vermont. I had about 8 T201s at one time, however, I have sold them all off except for a nice Ira Thomas T201.

Patrick

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Posted By: Steve Dawson

My first pre-war card was actually three...

T206 Brown (pitching, Chicago shirt), Bresnahan (batting) and Keeler (batting). Bought all three of them in VG condition for $10 back in 1979.


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Posted By: John Harrell

My first prewar card was a 41 Play Ball, Pinkey Higgins, bought at a mall card show.

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Posted By: Henry Eshelman

t206 Gabby Street Portrait
earlier this year, got it in a modern lot where the seller vaguely mentioned he thought he saw some tobbaco cards in there

Thanks, Henry Eshelman

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Posted By: Justin

My first pre-war card was a 1887 Allen & Ginter Young Bibby card. My first baseball pre-war card was a 1933 Goudey Benny Bengough.

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Posted By: Tim James

T-206 Rube Marquard portrait.

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Posted By: Ricky Y

Ahh...the first time...I remember it and I still have the card...1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #92 not in the of best shape, but it was affordable and I just had to have it...was and still is a huge thrill to reflect back on it.

Ricky

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1934 Diamond Star Lefty Grove. I still have that card.


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Posted By: Julie Vognar

I traded my Topps minis for it--and some cash, at the '87 National


One of yours, now, I inmagine: SGC80.

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Posted By: Al Crisafulli

Kevin, I grew up in Mahwah, NJ.

My first prewar card was a T206 Rube Waddell portrait that I bought from Dollars and Sense in Ridgewood, NJ in 1980 or so. I was maybe 9 years old, and I fell in love with T206s and 1950-52 Bowmans. The owner of the store put a bunch of T206s and Bowmans in a shoebox and I'd go in there once a week with my $5 allowance and I could buy T206s for a dollar and Bowmans for .50.

Thus my first 20 or 30 prewar cards were T206s, and I've had them for 25 years now.

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