2013 Topps - Chasing History #CH-89
2013 Topps Allen & Ginter - Mini A and G Back #98
2014 Topps Allen & Ginter #325
2014 Topps Manufactured Commemorative All-Star Rookie Team Patch RCMP-DS
The above patch from 2014 is what inspired the title for this series of posts. It's pretty cool. And I have to admit that in my trolling around looking at images of cards, I wasn't immediately taken with the design of the Allen & Ginter ones. However, in person, in my hands, seen with my four eyes, they give quite a different impression and I find them very attractive.
There weren't any good songs in 2014, so I'll turn back the clock to 1985. I gave in and turned away from baseball cards a few summers after this song was released and I realize now that that was a mistake because of the joy and happiness collecting gives me. So, never surrender.
Now for the obligatory Biggy-Smalls part of the series. Tony included a monstrous 1986 Donruss All-Stars card along with many stickers and a mini. I don't know any good songs by B.I.G. and became nauseous looking up songs by Mr. Big, so will instead go with a pop culture movie reference:
1984 Topps Stickers #385
1985 Topps Stickers #179
1986 Donruss All-Stars #5
1986 Donruss All-Stars, Pop-Ups #5
1986 Fleer Mini #21
1988 Panini Stickers #342
1988 Topps Stickers #21 (#99 Howard Johnson/#218 Bruce Fields)
1988 Topps Stickers #96 Darryl Strawberry (#62 Bruce Hurst back)
1988 Topps Stickers #151 Darryl Strawberry (#17 Jeffrey Leonard back)
1988 Topps Stickers #151 Darryl Strawberry (#63 Mark Langston back)
1989 Panini Stickers #140
1989 Panini Stickers #223
All in all this was a wonderful boon (and I do not mean Aaron) to my collection. Thanks Tony!
I'll end with two videos for two of my favorite songs of all time: Oasis' "Wonderwall" and Radiohead's "Street Spirit (Fade Out)":
Thanks for stopping by!