I started posting last night about the great box of cards that Mark from The Chronicles of Fuji sent me. The main purpose of this package was to put a dent into my 1982 Topps want list.
Mark had sent me the list of cards in an email, but for some reason I didn't mark them on my want list in bold stating that they were on their way.
I'm kind of glad that I didn't, because when I received the package the thrill of pulling all the cards out of their well protected packaging was sweeter than I could have imagined.
I could have had a field day scanning pages worth of cards to show off, but in the end I got a bit lazy and decided to only show a portion of what was sent. (While writing that last sentence I felt a little guilty and added 2 more scans of cards. Enjoy)
What has been one of my biggest pleasures in putting these early 80's sets together is seeing the old names that I remember from my youth. Mario Mendoza, who had a line named after him. Love the photo of Mookie Wilson, it looks as if his bat is about 7 feet long in that photo. Brian Downing listed as a catcher when the most memories I have of him are patrolling left field in Anaheim.
A trio of Yankee All Stars, including Bucky Dent who I'm curious as to how me made the All Star team in '81 with an average of .241 in the first half of the season. Maybe the SS position wasn't as strong back in the early 80's?
I originally looked at a good portion of these cards and thought that the "hockey sticks" were color coded to the team's uniform colors. Wrong there as well. I'm sure someone out there has broken down the colors and how they are distributed on a blog and I've just never seen it.
I've shown off just under half of the 118 cards that Mark was generous enough to send my way, just under 15% of the '82 set. That's a 15% off deal I'll take any day.
Thank you for the cards Mark, they are really appreciated!!
Thanks for reading, Robert