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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Does the wrapper need to be without and cuts or tears?
What about cereal stains?
Have you seen many unopened packs that have curled cards?
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Here is the updated list -
I should really get an entire want list on my blog, but that might need to be a Spring Break project.
Friday, February 23, 2018
03 - Reggie Smith
02 - Ross Grimsley
01 - Roy White
Thursday, February 22, 2018
06 - Bob Watson
05 - Greg Gross
Not on the card - he finished second to Bake McBride for Rookie of the Year honors.
Not on the card - he hit seven career homers in 3745 official at-bats. That's one in every 535 at-bats or basically an entire season.
04 - Bobby Grich
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
#09 - Elliott Maddox
#08 - Jeff Burroughs
#07 - Johnny Bench
Not on the card - in his seven seasons he has won Rookie of the Year and two MVP Awards. He also was an All-Star and a Gold Glove winner in all seven years. He was a 14-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner in his career.
Monday, February 19, 2018
#12 - Leroy Stanton
Not on the card - the 1974 Angels
Not on the card - Stanton ended up with seasons of 82 and 90 RBIs later in his career.
When mentioning his stats the card says "Leroy's arithmetic". ???
Nolan Ryan is mentioned twice on the back of the card. Check that out Ryan collectors.
#11 - Pete Rose
#10 - Jon Matlack
Sunday, February 18, 2018
All of these cards are in great condition and they have a slight curl to them. If you have similar ones and want to trade about five of each card let me know. As shown above, I have Pie Traynor, Eddie Collins, Tris Speaker and Walter Johnson.
I think that these cards are great so I don't mind having extras.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Yes, for those of you who pay attention, this is the same picture that I posted of Lopes last time. I already added the card to my binder and I'm off to work today so I decided that this would have to be good enough.
The second print run has the registered trademark under the scarf and it still doesn't have it under the team logo.
I think that I now need 15 from the second print run along with two from the first print run. Then I need to confirm team logo variations for these print runs.
Friday, February 16, 2018
15 - Al Oliver
14 - Jorge Orta
13 - Bake McBride
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The card is much worse that this image shows. Really. If you look closely at the top you will see that the plastic is peeling off across most of the card. It is so cracked and damaged that I love it.
I have yet to get the nerve to even look at the back yet. I'll be right back after I check that. It is a 1972 and other than one big crease across the middle horizontally, it certainly looks better than the front of the card.
Why do I like this card? These cracks and other issues didn't happen because the card was stored in the wrong climate. No, this card was loved and carried around like a treasure. Thanks to whoever did that and created a great card.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Track season is on this week - two indoor meets. For those of you who live in warm winter weather, I don't. We run on indoor tracks through the end of March because our outdoor track is covered with snow.
Most of the cards shown on the box depict great weather. I'm already ready for that.
...and it's Valentine's Day.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
These 1991 Corn Flakes boxes had six different players on both the small and large boxes. It turns out that I have all of the larger boxes. I know that I have a few of the smaller boxes, but I haven't finished organized the room. FYI - I've never finished cleaning it so I don't know when I will find the smaller boxes.
Here are the backs of the boxes. I guess I should have added one view of the front. Maybe I will add that later.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Hint #1 - That's not fair giving a guy a shot down there.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
#18 - Brooks Robinson
The Robinson card back features a different format so that they can add some text on the right. That's what happens when the guy already has played 20 years. No columns were harmed, but the text is even smaller and closer together than on most of the other cards.
Kellogg's predicts that Robinson will get into the Hall of Fame. They were correct.
He's compared to "ol' man river".
Not on the card - 16 Gold Gloves, an All-Star every year from 1960 - 1974, and MVP Award and four other top-four finishes certainly made the Hall of Fame an easy prediction.
#17 - Steve Garvey
#16 - John Briggs
Not on the card - there was another Johnny Briggs who played in the late 1950s,
The card mentions that he had "speed" power and 26 stolen bases in over three seasons with the Brewers.
Not on the card - he only stole 64 bases in his career.