Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Last but not least.....

Stats on the Back also sent something unexpected cuz dat Statsy is one heck of a guy!

A VINTAGE PACK OF 1986 TOPPS BASEBALL CARDS!

UNOPENED!!!

UNSEARCHED!!!

UNREAL!!!


So click on this before you gaze upon the freshest cardboard treasures I have seen in a long time.


Card 1
No. 68
Ed Lynch of the Mets


Stat on the Back:
A mets player WALLPOED a home run.
A Titanic Tater no doubt.





Card 2
No. 203
Record Breaker!
Keith Hernandez of the Mets


Stat on the Back:

Keith broke the record established by White Sox player Harold Baines in 1983.




Card 3
No. 771
John McNamara MGR Red Sux


Stat on the Back:

Home: Cincinnati, O.
Why did Topps get cheap on black ink all of a sudden? They could not afford to put the H after the O for Ohio's abbreviation? There are 28 cards of Red Sux but they could not print an H?



Card 4
No. 401
Turn Back the Clock of a 1981 Fernando Valenzuela


Stat of the Movie:
Fernando breaths out of his eyelids while pitching like the Fire Lizards of Guadalahara and the ancient Mayans. And once Nook LaLoosh learned it he went to the Show! And Crash was let go. Bummer.



Card 5
No. 397
Steve Buechele of the Rangers


Stat on the Back:

The first Rangers pitcher to author a no-no was Jim Bibby on July 30 of The year of our blog creator 1973.





Card 6
No. 605
Dennis Boyd of the Red Sux


Stat from me:

This guy was a local hero back in Mississippi for a while when he was throwing that stinky cheddar. And he is from Merridian, MS. Only 30 minutes fro Newton. Birthplace of former Red Joe Gibbon.



Card 7
No. 701
All-Star Keith Hernandez of the Mets


Stat of the Pack:

Two Keith Hernandez cards in one pack? And both are subsets?
Un Frickin Believe It Able! Staty gave up all these Mets cards for a non Mets fan!



Card 8
No. 279
Al Pardo of the Orioles


Stat on the Back:

Born in Spain






Card 9
Freakin filler card of a contest I never saw anyone win.


Stat on the back:

For name of winner mail a SASE addressed to:
TOPPS SPRING FEVER BASEBALL WINNER
Who actually does this? I remember when you could mail in 3x5's for a chance at cards and was actually sent a 2002 Roger Clemens Own the Game insert. Out of 150 SEPARATE envelopes I mailed.


We have reached the halfway point of the pack. So if you need to go the lavatory and release all that built up excitement I will wait.

OK. Back to the
1986 TOPPS VINTAGE UNREAL PACK BREAK



Card 10
No. 308
Ray Fontenot
(FONT UH NO) of the
Cough Cubs Cough Cough.


Stat on the Back:

Cubs Suck








Card No. 11
No. 497
JOHN STUPER
OF THE
CINCINNATI REDS






THE GREATEST

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TEAM
ON THE PLANET
Stat on the Back:
Cubs Suck


Card 12
No. 377
Joe Carter of the other Ohio baseball "team"


At least he did not hit a game winner off of a former Red in the World Series. That honor goes to a former Cubbie!




"
I wanted to kill Mitch.
But they told me I couldn't, it was illegal."
1993 by John Martin Kruk of the Philadelphia Phillies


Card 13
No. 450
Graig Nettles of the Padres


Stat on the Back:

My name is not Craig






Card 14
No. 77
Charlie Leibrandt of the Royals


Stat on the Back:
Charlie won 10 games for the Reds in 1980.
And has the same first name as my nephew,
Charlie Breath






Card 15
No. 672
Rob Picciolo of the Oakland Athletics


Stat on the Back:
Rob had 22 RBI in 419 AB in 1977. How did he last 9 years in the Majors when that was only 5 RBI lower than his CAREER BEST ?




Card 16
No. 387
Steve Kemp of the Pirates

Stat on the Back:
Pirates cards are the best for keeping gum off the rest of the cards.

And there you have it!
A GENUINE UNOPENED PACK OF 1986 TOPPS HAS BEEN OPENED!
1986 Topps is dead! Long live 1986 Topps!

4 comments:

Dan said...

LOL! Great post. I Love '86 Topps - the design was so simple. No logos, no bullshit. Photo, team, player name and position. That's all you need.

That was about when I started collecting too. I guess it just has a soft spot in my heart.

Bay Rat North West said...

Glad you like it. It was fun doing this.

dayf said...

Nice pack rip! Love all the Cubs Suck comments, sorry about those icky Mets cards you pulled.

Joey said...

My dad bought me a hand colated 1986 Topps set at a card show. That was the first time he had bought me anything like that. I still have it today.

Great pack too. You got three of my faves, Buechele, Carter and Nettles. Nettles is the reason I played third base.