I went on a little bit of a buying spree yesterday. I hadn't bought anything in a couple of weeks, so I snagged a couple of blasters of GQ, and while looking for some inspiration, finally decided on 4 rack packs of Archives. Now I know what you're thinking, and you're right. I did say a few days back that I was passing on this product.
That still holds true, I will not be putting together the set. But it doesn't hurt to pick up a few packs here and there to get some trade ammo ready just in case. The first three rack packs weren't much to shout about. I pulled a 2nd RC reprint, this time it was Reggie Jackson.
I also pulled a cloth sticker of Giancarlo Stanton (that just doesn't flow off of the tongue like Mike Stanton did...not yet anyway)
What a marvelous graph! Jim Wynn, also known as the Toy Cannon, has an amazingly legible signature, and it looks great on this '73 Topps replica card. I wondered how he got the nickname "Toy Cannon", and it turns out that his bat had quite a bit of pop (291 career HR's), while being only 5'8". Jim also has the honor of having his number (24) retired by the Houston Astros.
I was overdue for a good pull from a pack, and this definitely qualifies.
Thanks for reading, Robert