Monday, June 20, 2016

His name was Adam, but to most, he will always be...Frankendodger

Last week, Jim (gcrl) found some time between his almost daily Frankendodger posts, to send some more buybacks my way.

This package turned out to be pretty darn good, numbers wise. Out of the 30 that were sent, 26 ended up being new numbers for my rapidly growing frankenset.

I don't think these will require any more buildup, so here we go:



One card from this group contained a very interesting piece of trivia that was sure to impress your friends and family...


...which is, that in 1973, Fred Norman was a bachelor! Wow, Thanks TMZ Topps, that is some kind of insight. I can't wait to tell all the guys down at the schoolyard!

 I know one thing though, if I was cartoon Fred Norman, I certainly wouldn't be running away from cartoon raven haired beauty.

Let us continue:


I think that Darrell Evans is now the only player who is represented twice in my set.





That '85 Oester is now the second card I have from this year's buybacks where the stamp is completely obscuring the player's face. It would be nice if Topps would try a little harder in the future to make sure that the stamp machine doesn't create so many cards featuring faceless entities.

Thanks again, Jim! With your contribution of over fifty cards now, you are by far the biggest reason that this set is getting built as quickly as it is.



With summer officially starting today (although we have been having summer-y weather here for over two months now), I can think of no better song to celebrate the start of the solstice than this:


Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.

11 comments:

  1. Those are cool. I wasn't too high on on buyback so originally but they're growing on me.

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    1. Have you gotten to the point where you're seeking out Reds buybacks yet?

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  2. That's a good chink of buybacks

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    1. I heard that Billy Stewart song earlier today

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    2. It was a really good group, especially since I had no idea what or how many Jim was sending.

      Obviously, someone else was thinking along the same lines as me, with regards to the song.

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  3. That card with the stamp over his face is priceless! I love it! There is a very similar bachelor cartoon in an NBA set, I think 1973-74. I forget on who's card, though. I am with you, I would not be running away, lol.

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    1. Now that you mentioned it, I do remember that cartoon. But I too, can't remember who's card it's on.

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  4. '73 Topps definitely has some of the best player tidbits on the back.

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  5. glad so many were needed. as for the cards, the 74 ozark is my favorite here. he seems ticked at the placement of the buyback stamp.

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    1. He does look a little miffed, doesn't he.

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