Several years ago, our friends over at Grand Slam 1978 was gracious enough to give us his collection of Baseball Digest magazines. If you are like me, Baseball Digest was an integral part of my reading growing up. Our school library used to carry them throughout the year and I nearly always had one for "silent reading" after recess. Anyway, this particular group is a wonderful lot stretching from 1982 to about 1987. Two of the years are bound that make them all the better. I have finally made the room to display my run from 1979-1990 on a shelf in our library downstairs.
What I didn't realize is that I had duplicates of many of them purchased over the years at garage sales, flea markets and thrift shops. I don't have the room to keep the duplicates and I don't particularly want to be bothered selling them on ebay.
I would like to return the gesture that Grand Slam 1978 showed me by giving my extra copies to the friends and followers of 1980 Topps Baseball. To be honest, I don't even know if anyone would even want these. However, if you are interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your wants. There are about 50 in all so if you want them all, we would have to work out something with postage.
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.