Saturday, June 29, 2019

Packs 11-16

There were an amazing amount of cards in this group of packs. We got two turn back the clocks in Carl Yaztremski and Maury Wills. A few all stars in Keith Hernandez, Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith and Dave Righetti. Some Hall of Famers In Lee Smith, Steve Carlton and Tom Seaver.

I love the Seaver card, I have it somewhere in my personal collection autographed by the man himself.

I love the fact my daughter gets into the Turn Back the Clock cards after she had a school unit on the Negro Leagues this past year.

We are just over 31% done with the set. The doubles are coming in droves at this point. And still no Bo Jackson 😢

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Roberto Clemente


                       Hey!!! Welcome back to my blog! Now we are going to talk to you about the famous baseball player, Roberto Clemente!⚾⚾

 I know a few things about him.
   
First, in Spanish, we have learned about him for the unit about Mexican independence day. He was famous, though he died in a plane crash delivering supplies to people impacted by an earthquake. Another thing is that he played number 21 for the Pirates in the early 1970s.
         Since we are trying to complete the 1987 Topps baseball project, this is a really cool important card for us. This is because this set is bringing back a special famous baseball player from the 1972 baseball year. Roberto Clemente is an old baseball player people will never forget. It even says on the card, "Turn back the clock." ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾

Happy reading!😄😄😄😄😄
                                                      By: Big Maggs

The damage of Joe Sambito


                    HEY!!!!!  Look at this Joe Sambito it's a little miscut✂✂

                          Posted by Little Pay

Packs 9 & 10

Had a great time picking out packs 9 & 10. Some highlighted cards were all time hit leader Pete Rose and Turn Back the Clock Roberto Clemente. Loved the opportunity to discuss both players with the kids and the off the field things that contributed to their respective legacies.

We also have unwrapped our first set of duplicates, 10 packs in that's not too bad. We are now just over 20% complete with the set. I took some time showing the kids how to track the cards in Excel and will move on to letting them write a few posts.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Packs 3 - 8

The kids and I went a bit on a rampage opening packs and we found some good ones:
Our first Future Star: Rafael Palmeiro
First All Star Rookie: Cory Snyder
Card # 1: Roger Clemens Record Breaker
Sammy Khalifa :The guy who was seemingly in every pack I bought in 1987.

The list goes on

I'll post the checklist soon so you can see some of the others but I pulled out the two in this post photo. When opening the packs, I tell the kids a little story about the players I remember. 'Dwight Evans had a cannon for an arm.' 'Dave Stewart beat the Sox every game he faced them it seemed, definitely in the playoffs'. For Buckner and McGwire, I could gave gone several ways butI told the kids McGwire crushed balls far over the Monster and Billy Buck was a tough guy who could rake. It was odd pulling his card this weekend and to hear he passed away.

We are through 8 packs at this point and no doubles.  We have completed 16.79% of the set.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Packs 1 & 2

Pack 1 was pretty much a dud, top players included Bert Blylevyn and Tony Fernandez. Pack 2 picked it up with Don Mattingly, Rickey Henderson, Dwight Gooden and our first Red Sox player, Jim Rice!

Also the gum in the packs looks nasty.

We are just getting started, but after 2 packs we are 4.04% complete with the set!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Welcome to our blog!



Hello Everyone!  This is our new blog. We are looking to complete the 1987 Topps baseball card set, the old fashioned way by opening packs and packs of baseball cards. We'll track our progress with a Google Sheets checklist and feature some fun cards we find along the way. And hopefully, my kids will not try any of the 30 year old bubble gum.

Why are we doing this?  Well, I thought it would be a fun way for my kids to learn about some of my favorite baseball players, maybe learn some blogging stuff and actually have a fun project we can do together.  The 1987 Topps set, was such a classic with its innovative design as well as a bevy of future stars.

So without further ado, here we go.