Been There, Done That

by C2Cigars - 112 cards (Last updated on May. 12, 2019)

1. 1950-56 Callahan Hall of Fame #82 Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooperstown, New York

First visit was in the late 1960s, when I was a kid. Second time with Dad in the early 1990s.

2. 2008 Topps Gift Sets New York Yankees #55 Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium
New York City, New York
6 August 1970

My first baseball game was a double-header vs. Detroit Tigers. A birthday gift from my Aunt & Uncle who lived in Yonkers. Unbeknownst to them I was a Mets fan (my brother was the Yankees fan). Yet, it was still the greatest day of my young life. It was also the day of my first subway ride.

3. 1954 Topps Scoop (R714-19) #133 Erie Canal Opened

Erie Canal
Albany to Buffalo, New York

I've visited and/or seen many of the locks. I've also driven and walked on some of the original sections of the canal. Erie Boulevard in Schenectady, New York was originally where the canal ran through the city.

4. 2002 Topps American Pie Spirit of America #114 Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge
New York City, New York

5. 1890 W. Duke, Sons & Co. Bridges (N102) #NNO Washington Bridge

Washington Bridge
Harlem River, New York City, New York

6. 1889 Allen & Ginter General Government and State Capitol Buildings (N14) #NNO New York

New York State Capitol
Albany, New York

school field trip

7. 1979 Fleer Team Action #34 Duel In The Dome (Defense)

New Orleans, Louisiana
3 September 1978

A group trip from Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Biloxi, Mississippi, to see the Saints (31) vs Vikings (24)
Fran Tarkenton's final season, he is one of my favorite QBs. Was thrilled to get a chance to see him play in person.

8. 1911 American Tobacco Company Lighthouse Series (T77) #NNO Biloxi Light

Biloxi Light
Biloxi, Mississippi
August-October 1978

First time while attending Technical Training School at Keesler AFB. Second while attending the NCO Academy.

9. 1956 Topps Flags of the World (R714-5) #7 Turkey

Cigli Air Base
Izmir, Turkey
May 1979

My first deployment.

2007 Alpha Tango Charlie Aircraft Maiden Flight #28 Cessna 172 Skyhawk Front

10. 2007 Alpha Tango Charlie Aircraft Maiden Flight #28 Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Cessna 172
Alexandria, Louisiana
sometime in 1979

While stationed at England AFB. This is the plane model I flew full circuit...what a rush.

(This card doesn't have an image so I used a photo.)



Apr. 17, 2019 - 2:08PM

#31 jarred a memory as I remembered the .38 Special Tour with Night Ranger and had to dig out the ticket, low and behold Rainbow was the headliner when they played the IMA Sports Arena in Flint,MI....


Great list but I am pretty sure you can come up with alot more and I can't wait to see. Thanks for sharing

Apr. 17, 2019 - 7:18PM
Billy Kingsley

I'm assuming that the Saratoga performances were at SPAC? I've driven by it several times but have never actually been there. Great story on the Grand Canyon!

Apr. 17, 2019 - 7:23PM

Cool list.  You should add your meet-up cards!

Edited on: Apr. 17, 2019 - 7:24PM

Apr. 18, 2019 - 12:11AM

Cool list to go through. So much that I haven't seen or visited in here. I have seen Yankee Stadium (original) and the Biloxi Lighthouse from the highways that go right by them, but didn't get to go inside. I've been to Niagara Falls on many levels and from both sides of the border. I walked right by the Savvis Center when it was ScottTrade Center in 2013 and visited the Arch that same week (as well as Busch Stadium for a game). I would have loved to see Motley Crue and Pink Floyd in the 1980's! None of the bands/musicians I've seen are in your list. I've never been off the continent or farther south than the Gulf Coast of MS and never farther west than St. Louis, MO.

Apr. 18, 2019 - 6:04AM

Outstanding list!  Yes that Grand Canyon tale was the best, you are an old romantic!

Apr. 18, 2019 - 8:05AM

Fantastic list! I never even thought of a "Bands I've Seen List" for myself but now I'm inspired!

Apr. 19, 2019 - 3:58PM

Wow Chuck.  I just saw the new additions in the middle.  I had no idea.  Kind of speechless here.

Apr. 20, 2019 - 10:45PM

Ditto. Interesting stories about the Pentagon and Gen. Powell!

Apr. 22, 2019 - 7:31PM

My parents are also down to only Alaska.  It's one of my six remaining.

Apr. 22, 2019 - 10:12PM

I see you added a couple more that I've also visited. Cooperstown (in 2005 for me) and Blue Ridge Parkway. I've been to the parkway a few times but only in NC, not in VA

Apr. 23, 2019 - 9:33AM

Fantastic list! I lived right next to the Erie canal for a couple of years in Rochester, N.Y.

Apr. 23, 2019 - 10:28PM

I see that you added the Coors Brewery. As I'm sipping on a cold Coors Banquet now (my favorite beer for many years), I'd love to visit that one. You've been to NC but where are all the places you've visited here in this list? You have many lighthouses on the list and we have several. I know Cape Hatteras has some cards and I'm sure Biltmore Estates and the many military bases have some cards too.

EDIT: A card in this list finally showed up as one that I own. It's the meet-ups card with you & Billy.

Edited on: Apr. 23, 2019 - 10:31PM

Apr. 24, 2019 - 8:12AM

@ spaz
The only sights I've seen/visited in NC don't have cards.  They were a diner in Boone and the real "Mayberry" & "Mount Pilot".  I've been to Asheville, but never went to the Biltmore.

Apr. 29, 2019 - 4:08PM

Gonna have to nominate you for "Most Interesting Card Collector in the World".  Hope you don't mind sharing the stage with the Dos Equis beer guy. 8O)

May. 7, 2019 - 9:24PM

The Brooklyn Bridge reminded me of our first visit to NY and it was without a GPS. We were looking for Grimaldi's Restaurant, which sits next to the bridge. My first interaction with a Brooklyn native was to ask for directions as she was unloading her groceries. She gave us directions,  but also strongly suggested I get a GPS.

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