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    Found this place through the I Feel Like a Collector Again blog

    Nice to meet you all.

    I've been collecting sports cards since the mid '80s after I got a box of 1986 Donruss to keep me busy on a drive to Disney World. My dad and I organized card shows all over Eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri during the 80s and early 90s before teenage pursuits pulled me away. My favorite memory of those days is spending an entire day visiting with Buck O'Neil at a Tulsa show while he signed autographs. I've met lots of athletes through the years at auto signings but Buck was different. I kept collecting sporadically until about 2002, which thankfully was long enough to stock up on the RCs of some Cardinal (now ex-Cardinal) named Albert Pujols. We even had a little shop in Tahlequah for a few years during the early 90s.

    My son just turned 6 and he's gotten really interested in baseball and Pokemon cards so I thought it was time to get my feet back into collecting as well. Wow have things changed.

    I was a voracious Ozzie Smith collector. Most of my collection is still in storage but at the time of his retirement I had 99% of the Ozzie cards listed in Beckett. I know I'm only probably 30% of the way to that now. It seems like he's had more cards produced since he retired then he did while active. I also have every regional issued card I've ever come across of him. It's been years since I counted but at one time I had about 2,200 individual cards. I also have several signed balls, photos, bats, and a glove. Throw in Starting Lineups, McFarlanes, and bobbleheads and I'm surprised my wife lets me live at our house.

    When the industry went nuts over inserts in the early 90s Dad and I focused on nothing but RCs and vintage so I managed to amass quite a collection of vintage Cardinals cards. There's a 15,000 count box in storage that is about 80% Cardinals. It wasn't ever really a focus of my collection but I've never been able to pass up vintage Cardinals cards.

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    Welcome to SCF & thanks for sharing your story.
    PC: Longoria, Tulowitzki, Stanton, Kemp, Pujols, Randy Johnson, Chipper Jones, Joey Votto, Griffey Jr, Craig Biggio, Bagwell, Helton, Derek Jeter
    I trade by BV or @ least try to when available.
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    WizardofOz1982- Welcome to SCF!
    Always looking for Graded Vintage (Pre-1980)

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    Welcome to SCF and I will see what Ozzie Smith's I may have.
    Football: Marcus Mariota, Emmitt Smith, Jay Ajayi, Brandin Cooks, Doug Martin and Dak Prescott!
    Baseball: Graig Nettles, Harmon Killebrew and Derek Jeter!
    Non-Sports: Silver Surfer Comics, Star Wars Comics/CCG/Cards
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakemeister52 View Post
    Welcome to SCF and I will see what Ozzie Smith's I may have.
    That would be awesome. If it's post 2002 or oddball I'd love to see it. I still haven't decided how deep I want to dive into the pool that is post retirement Ozzie cards but I still want all the oddball stuff from when he was playing for sure.

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    Welcome to SCF Ryan, enjoy yourself here and have a great time! Awesome story about collecting and having fun with your dad.

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    I believe that blog is run by SCF Member @wvu_class_of_2001 :)

    Welcome to SCF !
    Enter the 1st leg of the UD RAK 'Em Up! contest!
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    PC's: Martin Brodeur, Ed Belfour, Jhonas Enroth, Marc-Andre Fleury, Carey Price

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    Welcome! Glad my blog was able to help you find SCF!
    Supercollecting Andrew Shaw 73% w/ 1/1s (141/194 cards) or 87% w/o 1/1s listed in SCF inventory as of 2/9/17 ; Jedd Gyorko in WVU uniform; vintage Champ Car/Indy 500 cards.
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    Welcome, from another childhood Ozzie Smith fan! (I had his Rawlings model glove during my Little League days).

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