Friday, April 17, 2009

Johngy Strikes Again

I knew it was coming eventually. It still caught me by surprise when I arrived home yesterday. Another awesome package from Johngy!

I saw a box on the coffee table, when I walked in the door, after a hard day of learning the intricacies of drywall patching. It was a welcome site indeed.

"This was on the windowsill. Are you sure you should open it? It just has your first name on it".

Without hesitation, I grabbed the box and took it to a safe place, away from curious onlookers. In seclusion, I slowly opened the box. Inside were innocent enough looking cards. I sat with a puzzled expression on my face.

Then I flipped the first card over. It was a 1980 O-Pee-Chee disguised as a 1980 Topps doppelganger. Then I looked at each card, one by one. They was Canadian goodness after Canadian goodness. If only my Canadian relatives were still here. They left last Saturday.

Then the pièce de résistance, a whole slew of 1990 Coke cards! I was literally in seventh heaven as I looked card by card. This was on impossible set to find, at a semi-decent price, because of the Sosa and Thomas rookies. There were a few cards missing from the set, but I am so grateful for the ones that are here. These were on my secret double probation wish list for years!

Let's get into specifics here.

1980 O-Pee-Chee
58 - Francisco Barrios
91 - Greg Pryor
133 - Bill Atkinson
197 - Kevin Bell
261 - Rich Wortham
299 - Ken Kravec
309 - Chet Lemon
317 - Alan Bannister

1981 O-Pee-Chee
104 - Ron LeFlore
194 - Tony Bernazard
242 - Chet Lemon
364 - Steve Trout
366 - Lamar Johnson

1984 O-Pee-Chee
20 - Greg Luzinski
24 - Richard Dotson
47 - Rudy Law
97 - LaMarr Hoyt
132 - Tom Paciorek
177 - LaMarr Hoyt AS
197 - Harold Baines
257 - Julio Cruz

1986 O-Pee-Chee
6 - Rudy Law
233 - Richard Dotson

1990 White Sox Coke
1 - Ivan Calderon
2 - Wayne Edwards
4 - Scott Fletcher
5 - Dave Gallagher
6 - Craig Grebeck
7 - Ozzie Guillen
8 - Greg Hibbard
9 - Lance Johnson
10 - Barry Jones
11 - Ron Karkovice
12 - Eric King
13 - Ron Kittle
14 - Jerry Kutzler
16 - Carlos Martinez
17 - Jack McDowell
18 - Donn Pall
19 - Dan Pasqua
20 - Ken Patterson
21 - Melido Perez
22 - Scott Radinsky
24 - Bobby Thigpen
26 - Jeff Torborg
30 - Coaches (Barry Foote, Sammy Ellis, Walt Hriniak, Terry Bevington, Dave LaRoache, Joe Nossek, Ron Clark)

Thank you so much, John! You have no idea how long I've been searching for some of these cards. The 1990 Coke cards were a trip down memory lane. I still can't believe the amount of Canadian cards that you manage to run across.

I didn't realize how many Expos players the Sox got in the early eighties. Seeing them in an Expos uniform with the little blurb, "Now with White Sox", like some additive, is eye opening. For some reason it had me exclaiming things in German and French. That's a rare occurrence.


night owl said...

Wow, O-Pee-Chees and odd balls. You hit the jackpot.

Doubleplay said...

A Grand-Slam!!!!

Johngy said...

Just glad to help.

gcrl said...

very few things are better than opc variations, especially now that i am a canadian citizen!

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