What is this card? Checklist #2, cards #122 to #241
While the checklists are probably some of the least "fun" cards in a set, it does mark a milestone of this blog. I know I said this before, but I still can't believe that I have made it to 241 cards.
Why I love this card Hard for me to put a positive spin on a checklist but I'll try. Seven Hall of Famers have their name listed here as does my personal favorite player of the 1980s (Alan Trammell)
Something else..... On the last checklist post, I compared the lists from the 1979 and 1981 set. Later on, I learned about the checklist of the 1960s. Great cards that featured pictures of the stars of the day. Check these out great cards from the 1967, 1968 and 1969 sets.
When did Topps lose its creativity? Now these are checklists! Couldn't you imagine a checklist from 1980 featuring George Brett, Pete Rose or Nolan Ryan? How awesome would those have been? Unfortunately, Topps trotted out the same standard fare that they had been for several years.
On this date in 1980: The number #1 movie in the country at this moment was American Gigilo. A trailer can be seen here. This motion picture made a star out of actor Richard Gere
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.