Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thoughts and Sox Breaks a Box

Er, okay, so I don't know (red, remember) if this was from an actual BOX break or not, but it rhymes, so I'm going with it.  Regardless, I received a bubbleope from Adam containing my haul from the '87 O-Pee-Chee and '87 Leaf breaks.

First up, Adam so "kindly" included the wrapper from a 1987 O-Pee-Chee pack, and even left the gum in it - or pieces of the gum anyway:

I tried to fit Humpty Dumpty back together, but things just didn't work out too well there.  As you can see, the gum is nasty. Very nasty.  Of course, any food still hanging around since I graduated high school would tend to have that characteristic.  Wow, what a scary thought - this pack is from the year I graduated high school. 

I scanned in only one of each of the cards I received from the pack, but let me assure you that there were more cards than those shown - nearly every card has at least one double in my take from the break!

My brother and I called these "The Wooden Kind" when we were collecting back in the day. I always loved the little notes OPC included on the cards, like in Dennis Lamp's - "Now with Indians."  If OPC was able to license the photos and the design from Topps back in '87, I wonder if there is some sort of provision for something like that now... If I, for example, wished to license the design and photos from the Topps set in order to make my own set, would they let me do that for a fee?  Perhaps I could come up with my own set(s) featuring players from a certain region or that only batted left-handed or something.  I'll have to write and ask.  I'll keep you posted.

In addition to the '87 OPC cards, I also received a slew of 1987 Leaf cards:

Like the OPC cards, nearly each one of these cards has at least double to go with it.  Great stuff!  Not only that, but look at the Tribers pulled here: Carter, Niekro, Jacoby, Butler, Franco... This is a who's who of 80's Indians.  Awesomeness!

There was also a "bonus" card included:

This is an Upper Deck Masterpieces card featuring Asdrubal Cabrera's unassisted triple play in 2008 - the 14th of such plays in the history of major league baseball.  Pretty danged sweet if you ask me.  As an aside, I don't understand why so many people have such a hard time saying his name: Az-Drew-Bull (though I have also heard it as "Az-Drew-Ball" and "Az-Drew-Bowl" - subtle differences, I know).

In any case, a BIG Tribecards THANKS goes out to Adam at Thoughts and Sox for the break!!

1 comment:

  1. Nice alliteration.

    It was a complete box of O-Pee-Chee. I had a few bucks left over after everyone paid so I picked up the stack of Leaf cards from my LCS for cheap.

    Glad you liked the Az-Drew-Bull. I set it aside for you about 6 months ago.