Recently I pulled a random box out of my 'hobby closet' and opened it just for the hell of it. I have about a dozen of these boxes, most are the document storage-type things and I haven't looked at them in years. Inside the one I chose I found all sorts of junk I had picked up in the 80's. There is no logic to any of it. I bought whatever struck my fancy back in those days and I saved everything.This is a Donruss-Leaf postcard sized 1987 All Star card from one of the many over-sized junk sets that I simply had to grab a few of back in the day. I like Franco because he was a Brooklyn boy (as was I.....Ocean Avenue/Kings Highway!!) And check out his All Star stats, all doughnuts.
I found small boxed sets that I had pulled the Orioles out of, commercially produced and team issued postcards, odd ball TCMA trash, unlicensed photo cards, pocket schedules, ticket stubs and much more. While I'm off visiting the Big Apple I thought I'd put up a few posts showing the 'stuff' I once valued so highly.
Baseball Photo Classics. I don't even remember where or why I got these but I sure have a lot of them. The were put out by TCMA and were a lot like the Exhibit cards that could be bought out of vending machines even as late as the early 60's. I remember getting those on the Coney Island boardwalk with my Grandfather as a kid.
This set had old timers (and some not-so-old timers) and old time novelty pictures and are postcard size.