Of course Bobby Kennedy died in June of 1968 while campaigning for the Democratic nomination. Turbulent times in America.
This may be my only 2000 Topps baseball card.
I bailed on collecting in 1990 so the '91 Upper Decks sprinkled thru the post are all new. I really was a big UD fan when they came on the collecting scene. It's ironic the their phony bologna Ben McDonald rookie 'error' is the card that ended my collecting back then.
This Paul Blair is one of those Topps reissues. I always loved this card and the design.
More '91 UDs and an '84 Topps Mike Flanagan.
'87 Donruss Fred Lynn. Do Red Sox fans blink when they see Lynn in orange and black? Is this Donruss' best design?
Giving all the card makers equal time here is Dave Schmidt on a Fleer card next to Brady Anderson.
Billy Ripken, '90 UD. No cuss words visible.
Finally the Oriole that Orioles fans love to hate, Mike Mussina. This was a nice simple design for Leaf. Boring? Maybe..but I liked it. I don't think I have many of them though.
Matt's blog title got me to thinking of what I was doing in the summer of 1974. I was working two jobs, one on campus at the University of Houston Rec/Athletics and the other at the Houston Post. I was also pondering life as a 'single' again after briefly not being so. I was probably drinking too much (those last two items are inter-related). And I was contemplating how I was going to explain to my folks why I still was facing an uphill climb to graduate.
Luckily all that was a long time ago. And I'm here to thank Matt for the generous package. It's much appreciated.