Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Kindness of Night Owl

Several weeks ago, everyone's favorite nocturnal owl sent me the below two Darryl Strawberry items. Both are very awesome additions to my PC. 

The first is a 1992 Scholastic Sport Shots Collector's Book. Never knew this kind of thing existed? Did you? Other books included Barry Bonds, John Olerud, Roger Clemens, Cal Ripken, Jr., Don Mattingly, Nolan Ryan, Bobby Bonilla, and Ken Griffey, Jr., to name several. They did older, retired people too like Willie Mays and Jackie Robinson. Neat. They also made them for other sports. But, who cares about them?


Probably one of the few books I can safely say I read in less than one day. It's cute, too. At 44 pages it matches Strawberry's number for the Dodgers. I wonder if Ripken, Jr.'s, was only 8 pages?

The card Greg included was the base Stadium Club card for 2019. Another generous collector previously sent me the red parallel. But having the base was kind of something I really wanted. And, voila, Night Owl read my mind!


Thanks Night Owl!

Thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

  1. 44 pages on 44! I never knew that.

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  2. Cool book. Never seen this series before. I wonder if they made a book for Gwynn or Rickey. Maybe I'll start looking through all of the kids chapter books I see at the flea market for some of these.

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    1. I was a little surprised at some of the players that I found had books. Like particularly John Olerud and I guess Bobby Bonilla. I know they were good-ish players but... Let us know if you do find a Gwynn.

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  3. I remember these books from my childhood, I know I even had a few of them, but the only one I remember is Ken Griffey Jr., which I got from a Scholastic catalog through my school.

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  4. Wow! This brings back memories of school catalogs and I can remember the book fairs and forms.

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    1. Oh man, Scholastic Book Fairs. Good times... good times...

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