Saturday, September 27, 2008
Today was the kind of, sort of quarterly "Philly Show", a grand card show with 250 or so tables in an Expo Center. It has moved frequently starting in Fort Washington then moving to Reading (hardly Philly) and, in 2009, coming back south to Valley Forge. Either way, today was the last one in Reading, and a great shot at "junk wax". Piling on the excitement, is a chance to hang out with Chris Harris from Stale Gum.
While perusing the rows and rows of stuff I can't afford, I found a 1991-92 Upper Deck Locker Box. This is back when Shaq was making all his money at LSU. I was hoping for one of the plastic lockers but it was plain cardboard. For $2(!!!!!) how can you go wrong. Let's tear into the 7 packs and see what we get.
Each pack has a rookie standouts card! Here we go!
Clyde Drexler All Star
All Rookie Kendall Gill
(I spot something shiny!)
Detlef Schrempf Sixth Man of the Year Hologram! Yes!
Joe Barry Carroll, he had a better career than I thought
David Wingate again, nice collation
Dan Schayes, not a quarter of the player his dad was
Rookie Standout Felton Spencer
John Stockton All Star
Fat Lever, I always figured he was very wide, 6'3" 175
Fat Lever again
LaSalle Thompson, who went to Texas, not LaSalle
Rookie Standout Bo Kimble
Michael Jordan, All Star Checklist. Hell yeah!
Michael Jordan, regular card, double hell yeah!
Gary Payton, 3 for 3 on Hall of Famers or will be Hall of Famers
Charles Smith, so the streak ends
Rookie Standout Travis Mays, can we get any more obscure?
Magic Johnson, nice start
Jeff Martin, who played so little he is wearing warm ups
Rookie Standout Derrick Coleman
James Worthy All Star, that's 5 for 5 in Hall of Famers on the top... 4 out of 5. Jordan is eligible in 2009. Will he make it?
Orlando Woolridge, those old Nuggets uniforms are beautiful
Rookie Standout Loy Vaught
Tim Hardaway All Star, Run TMC representing!
Hersey Hawkins gives us back to back Sixers
Dominique Wilkins, flying in for a dunk
Greg Anderson, on the back he's blocking a shot by our buddy Jeff Martin
Rookie Standout Tyrone Hill
Future Hall of Famer Karl Malone. I got it now, there's an all star on top of every pack
John Starks rookie
Micheal Williams signals a touchdown for the Pacers
Rookie Standout Willie Burton
It seems that the Rookie Standouts were standouts in 1992 but in 2008 are mostly forgotten. Some nice cards, the Magic, the Jordan, but they did print enough of these to block out the sun for 100 years.
Posted by SJ at 9:15 PM