While exploring the depths of the Shlabotnik Archives, I came upon The Vault… A vessel which contained an unexpected collection of relics, some of which date as far back as Nineteen Hundred and Seventy Four!
I do realize that “The Vault” bears a striking resemblance to a cardboard box which had been on an overhead closet shelf. Don’t let that bother you.
It all started when I was trying to find my stash of Mets yearbooks, and in the process started pulling boxes out of a closet that I hadn’t really gone into for about… well, I don’t know. A long time.
I also – finally! – found a couple of “whereabouts unknown” sets, including my 1987 Topps set. Faithful readers will remember that it had bugged the crap out of me that I wasn’t able to find my 87T’s.
As I delved deeper into The Vault, I found some other goodies….
I also found a wide variety of other things that made me just paw through the stuff and say “Ho-lee crap!”
A year or two ago, finding a load of stuff like this night’ve made me feel overwhelmed, but now it makes me feel better about some of the stuff I’ve been getting rid of. The more junk wax and unwanted clutter I have, the less time and space for some of the more interesting items I’ve got. And that ain’t good.
So anyway, the main point of this post is to give you an introduction and explain what I’m going to start sharing with you, since some of these items don’t lend themselves to much text beyond “Ooh, lookit!”
Hope you enjoy the fruits of my pack-rat ways!