Please allow me to step away from the 1980 set for a moment to recognize an Anniversary.
Today is the 30th Anniversary of Disco Demolition Night. The product of Chicago DJ Steve Dahl and White Sox promotion man Mike Veeck, the infamous promotion was staged between games of a Tigers-White Sox doubleheader.
I remember watching this on television in Detroit when this happened. As a youngster, I had absolutely no clue what the hell was going on. My Dad was at a loss to explain what was happening as well, since it was completely unprecedented.
Everyone knows the story by now, but there were some good articles this week looking back:
This blog is inspired by several influences; first, the other blogs dedicated to a single season of Topps sets and the folks at http://www.deanscards.com/, who provide a great resource of all years of cards (and from whom I stole the awesome header).
Mainly though, this blog is inspired by my Dad who during the summer of 1980, fully introduced me to the great game of baseball through these cards. Every one of these cards is somehow connected to a memory of that time.