Late last year I ran across a dealer selling a Ziploc bag containing a number of 1987 Topps Coins. I love oddballs, but I generally love cardboard oddballs. Coins aren’t generally something I bother with, but this bag had a Cal Ripken showing, plus it was cheap, so I got wild and impulsive and bought it.
…And then forgot about it for 5-6 months.
At some point in the past couple of weeks, I remembered the coins and went into Shlabotnik Report World Headquarters to get them off the floor where I’d left them. I went through the bag and, after finding a checklist, discovered I had about half of the 48 coin set, plus I got a number of Mets and Orioles to slot into my team collections.
The thing with these coins is that you can’t really scan them, so I ended up taking pictures with my phone, and since I don’t have anyplace really conducive to taking these kinds of pictures, everything is taken from an angle.
I don’t really have a lot to say about these, so I’ll just do a bit of show and tell. Hier is der front of ein Gary Carter coin…
Und hier ist der back…
…there’s no reason for the mock German, just go with it.
My two other Mets, Dwight Gooden and Keith Hernandez.
Cal Ripken and Eddie Murray
Next to the word “modesty” in the dictionary are pictures of Reggie Jackson and Rickey Henderson.
Nolan Ryan and Ryne Sandberg
Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens
Kirk Gibson and Tony Gwynn
That’s not the extent of the bag, just the highlights.
Also in the bag was one unopened pack, which I’ll most likely open and share in another post.
I was going to put it up for a reader poll on whether or not I should open this, and then I realized it was a pointless idea, because I *am* going to open it. Just not now.