Better get back to these, the next flea market might be this weekend.
Why Purchased: For the almost-vintage Hall of Famers. I didn’t even notice the Youk rookie till I had already decided to purchase it.
Keepers: None I guess. The Griffey doesn’t interest me very much, and the others I can probably find good homes for. Let me know if one is to your liking, but keep in mind the 1980 cards are not in the best of shape. I’m beginning to think that pre-1983 cards in mint condition don’t, and maybe never did, exist, because I’ve never seen one. And the only minty fresh ’83s I’ve seen were pack pulled by me. Oh dear, I’m ranting again aren’t I? Terribly sorry.
Notes: I didn’t recognize Youk without the facial hair. It’s so inherent to him that I must’ve figured he was born with it.
More cards need rounded corners. I can’t believe we haven’t started moving in that direction already. How much easier keeping cards in proper condition would be without having to worry about dinged corners.
Feelings mixed on Topps Total, but without any other companies producing any baseball cards of note, it would probably be good to come back during whatever the biggest lull in the card-buying year is. I guess I’d like it personally just so there would be an easily attainable and relatively affordable rookie card on a clean (if uninspired) design of whoever is deemed the hot player of the moment.
Man, Jesse Orosco looked so young! No wonder he went on to pitch so long, he was the inspiration for Rookie of the Year, making his debut in his very early teens. It’s like those “when they were young” cards, except it’s actually his rookie!
I like to think Joe Morgan is saying something all haughtily & getting basic information wrong in the interview taking place on his card.
All I can think of for Jim Palmer is “The hair, man. The hair…”
Mind-Blowing Statistics: In his very first year of professional baseball, Kevin Youkilis had a .504 OBP (in 276 plate appearances), walking 73 times to only 31 strikeouts!