Friday, September 20, 2019

Closeted Stuff

My wife is off performing 'nursing' duties for my father-in-law who is having some health issues. I'm home watching movies and listing to music and doing a consolidation of boxes and a culling of 'stuff'. Here are some random items I've come across in the last few days. Just because.

Signed 3x7 Tadder photo of Elliott Maddox, a Oriole in 1977 between stints with the two New York teams.

Sandy Koufax oversized card from TCMA circa 1982. Oh, those windbreaker-under-the-jersey days!

1979 Topps Larry Hisle comic. I think these came with gum, not inserted into cards.  Why I have this I can't really say. But I'm going to put it in the back of my '79 binder.

I love this next card, even though I shouldn't. First year Donruss Reggie.  I like this set and I don't care who knows it.

Philly Gum King Hill. One of the best football names ever. He's holding 'The Duke'. We would have sold our grandmothers to the cannibals to own one of those back then.

I've been on a St. Louis Browns kick since our trip up there this past July. Here is Satchel Paige from a 1977 TCMA/Renata Gallaso set.

I have a bunch of Pokemon cards in a box for no reason. They came from my sons and from kids at my school who defied my rules about keeping 'toys' in their backpacks. Next time I'm out at my school I'm going to drop these off if i find out they are still a thing. I'll check the next time I'm at Target. They have all sorts of crappy stuff next to their sports cards. Maybe Pokemon is part of that.

Hey.. he's called 'Kadabra'...I get it now. If you pair him with 'Abra' you get 12 zillion Power Ups.

Upper Deck Football Legends set is awesome. I have the base set and some extras like this signed card on one of my favorite players, Tommy McDonald.

1990s Bagwell from something called Impact. This I'm sure came from the boxes of stuff my boys left behind.

This card of The Dream needs to go into my University of Houston binder. I also need to blog my 'buying fried chicken for Hakeem' story one of these days.

Lastly, and perhaps most randomly... a Gardner's 1984 Robin Yount. The back is the same as the '84 Topps, I think. From a very brief Google look it seems Gardner's sold out to Bimbo some time back and is now gone as a brand name. truth is I can't imagine where this came from.

That's it for now. You simply wouldn't believe the amount of odds and ends i have stashed around here. Time to clean it all up!


  1. You sure have some neat odds and ends laying around! I had to go back and read about the Tadder photos, I can't imagine ever owning any, but it was still interesting to learn a little bit about them. And I love that Tommy McDonald auto, looks like I need to read up on that set as well.

  2. I love that even after all these years I still see 80s oddballs I've never seen before.

  3. I hope your father-in-law feels better soon. Lots of interesting stuff in this post. The 1979 Topps Comics are so colorful... and under-appreciated in my opinion. I picked up a set years ago and enjoyed reading all of them. And although 81D isn't exactly my favorite set design... it's one of the first baseball card products I ever opened, so it'll always hold a special place in my collection.

  4. King Hill and "The Duke" football - two classics from back in the day!

  5. As someone who remembers Elliott Maddox well from his stints with the Mets and the Yankees, he looks incredibly *odd* in an Orioles uniform... I guess it doesn't help that he never made it on a baseball card as an Oriole.