Monday, February 6, 2012

An offhand comment leads to a pile of cards on my doorstep

Good Monday evening to you all, hope that your day went without a hitch.

Not too long ago, I posted about the excursion that my wife and I took.  "Junking" is what we called it, you may remember it on the Goodwill Hunting post (if you did read it).

Well I had posted about the finds that were in the bag of cards that I picked up from the Goodwill, and you may recall I said this about '86 Topps:

"I don't know what it is, the team name at the top in the team's colors in a black background has always attracted me to these cards.  Sick, ya I know, but for me this works.  Make a mental note...'86 Topps in the future..."
Well there was a comment on that post that I should have paid more heed to.
"I have a bunch of 86 Topps laying around, they will find there way to you eventually"
That was from Paul over at the new blog The Baseball Card Snob.  Well, needless to say, those '86s found their way to me today...I figured what....30-40?   Try 175.  A box out of the blue.

We've got vintage stuff, such as Lee Tunnell in his fancy Pirates hat, Derrel "1L" Thomas, and Whitney Houston's hubby in the lower left corner.

Man, there's a lot of names that I hadn't seen in a while.  Tom "the Terminator" Henke, Darryl Motley Crue, Jim Rice a Roni...and other names that bring all those 80's memories flooding back. 

Kevin Bass is there for no other reason but to let the Night Owl know that he's not the only one who gets Bass's cards(nice Bass).  Alan Knicely is there just because he has a nice name.  Gossage and Aase?  Those are some great 'staches...Mike Hargrove?  Gotta have the human rain delay in a post.  Bob Gibson?  Well, I just wanted to say that I had a card of the "other" Bob Gibson. 

Paul and I had recently completed a trade as well, that post will be Wednesday afternoon (yes I know, another trade post....but hey, gotta give props to the peeps!!!).

Hey Paul, thank you very much for the major '86 love here!!  By the way, if you want to see how to really post about 1986 Topps, head to the blog that does it a little more justice.

Looks like I'm gonna collect 1986 Topps sooner rather than

As always, thanks for reading...Robert


  1. Glad you are enjoying them. I knew there were a lot there, didn't realize there were 175. I'm happy to give them a good home.

  2. When I first started out blogging, I made some comments about 1986 Topps, mostly that it was the three-legged dog of sets and how can you not love a three-legged dog?

    I was soon buried in '86 Topps and I think I completed that set quicker than any other set in my life.

  3. I'm pretty sure you could complete the 1986 Topps set without even buying any. The generosity of the blog-o-sphere could probably finish it for you. That probably goes for 1987, 1988, 1989, too.

  4. Was there a GQ Mini in the package? If there was, I think it was supposed to go to Cards from the Quarry.