Today I ran over to Walgreens for a couple greeting cards. Naysayers, say what you will about baseball cards being worthless pieces of cardboard, but they’re cheaper than cardboard bearing the Hallmark logo. Jeez.
Anyway, grabbed a $5 pharmacy box. Ooooo, new packaging. No more preview window.
The pack: 2019 Opening Day
New packaging, same disproportional and disappointing stack of 1989 Topps.
Quite a bit of 1981 Donruss too (a design I’m actually fond of).
Newest cards: 2019 Series 2. Oldest card: Darrell Evans, 1978 Topps.
Hall of Famers.
#1 Charles Johnson, Team USA [1991 Topps]
Johnson was a two-time All-Star (1997, 2001), a World Series champion (1997), and a 4x Gold Glove Award (1995-1998). He caught three no-hitters (1996 – Al Leiter, 1997 – Kevin Brown, 2001 – A.J. Burnett).
#2 Roger Erickson, Yankees [1983 Topps]
I assume hair like this is the very reason for the headshot design.
Erickson had a 35-53 record over six years with the Twins and Yankees. He threw 265.2 innings as a 21-year-old rookie in 1978, carried a 3.96 ERA, and posted his only winning season (14-13).
#3 Jay Buhner, Yankees [1988 Donruss]