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.