Monthly Archives: November 2012

Good Job, Homie!

— Yonder Alonso (@YonderalonsoU) November 21, 2012

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1957 Topps Stan Lopata

I got this card, among others, on my 12th birthday. I remember unwrapping my presents and one was the word game Boggle but the box was really aged. “Great,” I thought, “friggin’ used Boggle. Real cool.” but smiled and pretended like I liked it. I set it aside and moved on to the next. Hours later I asked, “So, does anyone want to play some Boggle?” and when I opened the box I was greeted by a slew of awesome baseball cards, including this one.

 

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Another Joey

 

I’m bummed Bud Black got his contract extended because that just means two more years that Joey won’t be the Padres’ manager. Seriously, I don’t know why the ‘Jays haven’t snagged him up.

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’73 Topps Al Kaline

 

I need two more cards of him. Just so I can have an Al Kaline Trio.

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1970 Topps Hoyt Wilhelm

I got this a few weeks ago as part of a batch of vintage cards I bid on just so I could have the ’57 Jerry Coleman which was included. It’s in amazing condition; it looks like it was pulled from a pack yesterday. Since it was Hoyt Wilhelm, the first thing I did was make sure Nick from Dime Boxes already had it and, sure enough, he does. Hmmm, maybe he’ll want the ’73 Topps Al Kaline “Into The Sunset” card that was part of the lot.

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In The Midnight Hour…

I picked up a pack of these for fifty cents at the local hobby store a couple weeks ago. They’re from 1991; when opening it at my friends’ house I joked “Hope I get an MC Hammer” and, sure enough, I did! I also scored a Tom Petty and a card of the Goo Goo Dolls back when they were still a hardcore band. The best of  ’em all was this one, though. My friend Kelsey asked if she could have it and I acquiesced.