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. 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.Here are some Frank Robinson-related items that came out of the box of 'stuff'.
First up is a Starliner sticker discussed a couple of posts back.
And now a TCMA-issued postcard-style card. I've got more TCMA crap than the law allows. These cards are just one example. They are postcard size and feature a fairly detailed bio on the reverse, plus a neat 'floating head' portrait. I like how Frank is a Red on the front and an Oriole picture AND description) on the back. Seems fair. They have a copyright date of 1982. I've got a boatload of this set. I'll show a couple more in another post.
Just for the hell of it, here is the late, much lamented Woolworth store as it stood in Houston until the mid 90s:
The interior of that store circa 1964:
No way I can post her picture. If my wife reads this....I HAVE NO pics of her. ;-0