Once I got a bit older and moved on to other interests, I carefully packed up my childhood card collection and moved onto other things like music and girls, as I'm sure a lot of boys my age did at the time. Unfortunately I haven't recovered the '50 Bowman McDermott to this day, so I picked up this graded copy on the cheap on eBay recently to fill in. Hopefully someday I will find my old beat up copy to put back in my collection where it belongs. The thing I remember most about picking this card up is the back:
I distinctly recall my father chuckling over the fact that they referred to McDermott as "String-bean Maury". This will always be one of my favorite vintage cards just because of the memories it evokes. Not to mention, to an 8 year old this 1950 card featuring a player from my beloved hometown team might as well have been a T206 Honus Wagner!
How about you, do you recall what the first vintage card you ever got was?