Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Ok, sorry for the outburst but I feel a little better this morning. I just needed to vent a little. I'm taking a break from gimmick-ridden newfangled crap, here's some oldfangled crap. 1983 Donruss is one of those sets that will always remind me of my childhood. I'd pick up a rack pack or two from the Winn-Dixie, bring it home to rip and then sort all my cards on the card table while cartoons were on my puny 13" black and white TV. Just seeing the black and orange backs takes me back to late summer '83. I found packs of the stuff on eBay and picked up a couple of packs. One to rip and one to keep. Here's the one I ripped in all its glory.
Ty Cobb Puzzle 28, 29, 30
I had enough of these to put together a complete puzzle. The ones that didn't become a puzzle got beat to hell. At least I have one in mint condition now. Oooh, is that Ty's earlobe?
16 Steve Carlton Diamond King
Lefty Diamond King right off the bat. This is a good pack.
279 Cal Ripken
Second year Cal. Now it's a GREAT pack. I couldn't buy these two cards for what I paid for this pack.
271 Gene Richards
Gene is laser focused. He was quite the speedster back in the day.
524 Jim Wohlford
Jim looks like he's 800 years old in this picture. Even Yoda's telling him to get some Botox.
273 Dave Roberts
A beautiful picture of a catcher in the crouch. The pinstripes make him look like a contour map from hell.
148 Dave Concepcion
Not a Hall of Famer yet, but he'll get there eventually.
649 Al Chambers
The number one overall pick in 1979 and he played exactly 57 games for the Mariners.
528 Steve Nicosia
Another catcher doing what catchers do best.
403 Lee Smith
Second year Smitty rockin' the Cubs uni. The pack gets better and better...
278 Darrell Porter
Why the hell did we wear those ugly-ass plastic frame glasses back in the 80's? That's no look for the 1982 World Series MVP.
The perfect chance to show off the orange and black I love so much. It glows in my soul.
21 Floyd Bannister Diamond King
Two Diamond Kings in a pack is brilliant. I was convinced this mediocre innings eater was a star for years because of this card. Also a number one overall pick, this time in 1976. Holy crap! So was Dave Roberts! That's three in the pack!
405 Eddie Murray
EDDIE FREAKING MURRAY. This pack is now officially redonkulous.
280 Jamie Easterly
Former Brave sporting the beard/mullet combo. At least he knew not to buy the plastic frames.
272 Renie Martin
Finishing off the pack with a sunburned Renie Martin. Great Googely Moogely that was a good pack. Three Hall of Famers and two that are pounding on the door. Three #1 overall picks too. You see why I saved this pack for my darkest hour of need. Yeah, this is the stuff that reminds me why I like this hobby.