Sunday, December 14, 2008
I recently purchased a couple wax packs of '86 Topps on eBay and here's the first pack I opened.
To watch a video of this pack break click here.
Upon opening there is a broken, brittle piece of 22 year old gum.
218 - Randy Hunt
344 - Jim Wohlford
630 - Fernando Valenzuela
518 - Buck Martinez
Current analyst for ESPN.
767 - Jody Davis
50 - Dan Quisenberry
Nice action shot of his submarine delivery. Led the AL in saves 5 of his first 7 seasons and Topps rewarded him with a star card number here.
79 - Dave Schmidt
Win a Trip to 1987 Spring Training Card
453 - Steve Jeltz
233 - Steve Lyons
This is actually Pycho's rookie card but it's not worth anything.
68 - Ed Lynch
The man of many chins.
701 - Keith Hernandez All Star
As much as I like the '86 Topps base design, the All Star cards from this set have maybe one of the most boring, generic designs Topps has ever come up with.
279 - Al Pardo
Who? Al Pardo. Oh. Wait who?
515 - Darrell Evans
Led AL in homers in '85 with 40 while batting .248. That has to be one of the lowest batting averages for a home run champ. Andy would know this but I'm too lazy/inept to check baseball-reference to find out for sure.
668 - Cecilio Guante
For some reason his jersey is airbrushed while his hat is not. And there's no reason for this as he was still with the Pirates. Very odd.
718 - Jorge Bell All Star
I loved early George Bell cards spelled with his given Dominican name Jorge.
Well that was fun. I could open '86 Topps all day.