Been There, Done That

by C2Cigars - 155 cards (Last updated on Nov 20, 2023)

11. 1971 Topps #28 Ron Klimkowski

Ron Klimkowski
Yankee Stadium
New York City, New York
6 August 1970

While at my first baseball game, my cousin took us down to the dugout area. One of two players that signed my program.

12. 2011 Topps American Pie #111 Pong

Hyndsville, New York
25 December 1972

We kids received it as a Christmas gift.

14. 1979 Fleer Team Action #34 Duel in the Dome

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.

15. 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.

16. 1991 Pacific Operation Desert Shield #72 C-141B Starlifter

C-141 Starlifter
May 1979

Numerous rides during my 24 years of service. My first ride was a deployment to Turkey.

17. 1956 Topps Flags of the World (R714-5) #7 Turkey

Cigli Air Base
Cigli, Turkey
May 1979

My first deployment.

18. 1910-11 Flags of All Nations (T59) #NNO Smyrna

Izmir (Smyrna)
May 1979

Smyrna is the original Greek name used until 1930.

19. 1998 Insight New Testament Cards #19 Mary

Virgin Mary House
Selcuk, Turkey
May 1979

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

20. 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.

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.

May 29, 2023 - 11:29AM

Enjoyed the revisit. Got a little misty-eyed with the Grand Canyon story. Way to go on that!

I've seen the Doobie Brothers two or three times, but am jealous that you've gotten to see Elton John. 

May 29, 2023 - 4:35PM

Chuck just when I thought you couldn't get any cooler I find this. I collect ticket stubs from most games, concerts or events I've been to but this was way cool. As you know ticket stubs are becoming obsolete. Great view of your history though. 

Nov 14, 2023 - 1:07PM

Oh man, if I went through all my amateur photo albums ... yikes, what a project ... it's mostly hockey games with a smattering of other sports, Niagara Falls, Ford's Theater, San Diego aircraft carriers, Cape Kennedy, Little Hawk NC, The Who at JFK Stadium (1982), etc.  Amazing, you have John McGiver on your list ... he was a big-time TV guest star in Hollywood, but found enough time to be living in NY, too ... he was just on one of the retro channels this past Saturday in 'The Wild Wild West'.

Dec 11, 2023 - 10:52AM

Very cool!! Great imagination to combine life and cards. We even have some overlap. Now I want to do this, I guess I will start trading for some rock and roll cards. The meet up cards are very cool too. 

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