Less than a week away from the next flea market and still a few more posts to go. I’ll try to post the upcoming event’s swag in a much more efficient manner, but if I play my cards right (heh), I may be able to get the rest of these flea market posts in under the gun. Anyway, here’s page seven!
1979 topps Expos, White Sox, and Giants team cards, Jim Palmer, Jack Morris, another Joe Morgan (doing what he does best in this one, playing baseball and not talking about it), 1978 topps Wilbur Wood, Fergie Jenkins, and Rookie Outfielders.
Why Purchased: Besides being a page of almost vintage stars and team cards, Fergie and Wilbur Wood!
Keepers: Fergie (also I gave Wilbur Wood to my dad)
Notes: Except for the snooze-inducing 1970 set itself, I don’t think the decade of the 1970s had a truly bad set design, with ’72 and ’75 being downright spectacular (fabulous?).
I’ll have to check what I’m waiting to have shipped from COMC, but except for a couple late-’60s/early-’70s league leader cards, I think this might be my earliest Fergie Jenkins card.
I really like the All-Star cards.
Jack Morris never gets any love, and neither do the Detroit Tigers in general. What is it about Tigers that belong in the Hall of Fame not being there?! The lack of Jack, Alan Trammell, & Sweet Lou is a damn traveshamockery.
I’m too lazy/worn out from yesterday to look up the careers Rookie Outfielders right. My apologies. Maybe it can be it’s own post someday if I’m struggling to come up with something to write about.
Always nice to get White Sox cards from the “Bill Veeck having trouble regulating his meds” era (™ my dad).
Was surprised to see Kessinger as the White Sox manager. Didn’t realize he went on to do that, although I guess it was a short and not very memorable stint.
Mind-Blowing Statistics: Despite not putting up very impressive numbers, Don Kessinger was a six-time All-Star! He was pretty good defensively it seems, but