Thursday, May 22, 2008
I saw these packs on eBay and hadn't heard of them that I could recall. I knew of some Sunoco cards in '97 or '98 that featured two hall-of-fame players from several teams, but I had not seen these ones. When I opened the pack, I knew I had not seen them. They look just like Fleer 1994 cards, but on the back, they have a Sunoco and Atlantic logo.
Bagwell looks like he is putting his mouth on some glass and blowing real hard. His mouthpiece is two sizes too big. You would think I would be pretty excited to get a Bagwell out of the pack, and I was... Until I saw there were TWO of them, followed by TWO Roberto Alomars:
The last card in the pack is a John Olerud (who looks like he is about to swat the logo with his bat):
So, two duplicates in a pack of five cards!? Man, talk about lousy collation!
I ended up with seven packs in the lot that I purchased, and based on the first pack I opened, I may save the others for a rainy day...or a hurricane...or a black hole into which to chuck these puppies. Then again, I will be playing "Tribe-or-no-Tribe" with one of them, just for the sake of doing it....