Until recently, while finally making a real effort to clean out all of my old picture files chock full of never gotten to items for the blog, I had no idea how many of Al's cards that I was fortunate enough to get last year on COMC. I have been trying to sort everything into similar groups (usually by set), which means, in theory I could start off at least two more featuring Mr. Kaline, as there are still cards of his from '68 and '69 patiently waiting for a public showing.
|This was a last second addition to the post, hence the terrible picture.|
But I have never mentioned, that it was the finding of a large amount (at least 100) of '67 & '72 Topps baseball in a dime box, at my first show at the Mall 205 (Portland) in over a decade, that led to me starting to collect baseball again as well. I really thought I would be further along with both of those sets by now, possibly even have them finished, but of course that was also before things got out of control, i.e. before I decided to start working on the insane amount of sets that I currently am.
As an aside, I saw a recent article in which Giancarlo Stanton mentioned that he considers Roger Maris' 61 home run's to still be the single season record, despite the fact that the records show three drugged up cheaters ahead of him. It was very refreshing to see a current big leaguer espouse such an opinion, as even if they believe it to be so, most guys usually wouldn't offer up that kind of "hot take" for public consumption. Kudos to him for being willing to do so.
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