Sunday, February 8, 2009

1984 Topps Rack Pack

I had never really been a huge fan of this set, until i broke this pack open on Saturday night. Looking at the cards with more of an apprectiation now of just how mice this set looks and less of an emphasis on how much I can sell a PSA 10 for on Ebay, has now made this probably one of my favorite sets of the 80's, and one that I am going to try and finish off this summer now. So after ripping 72 packs of the set that should have been aborted, I had great fun tearing through this pack with my grandfather looking at some cards of the guys I remembered collecting as a kid.

366 Padres Team Leaders
203 Matt Keough
48 Julio Franco - Everyones favorite journeyman in his first regular base set Topps card.

13 Scott Holman
44 Jim Morrison
534 Pete O'brien
598 Rusty Kuntz - Every joke has already been said about this poor guy. Here is a great article on him

45 Jerry Mumphrey
696 Pirates Leaders
124 Damaso Garcia
604 John Lowenstein
177 Jerry Hairston
386 George Hendrick All Star
174 Juan Berenguer
32 Bobby Ramos
484 Ozzie Virgil
489 Dave Von Ohlen
208 Jose Oquendo
608 Bobby Johnson
271 Moose Haas
465 Mookie Wilson
654 Bob Bailor
339 Roy Lee Jackson - He looks pissed

427 Rick Leach
610 Steve Sax
360 Willie Randolph
309 Tony Phillips - His best years would come much later. During the "steroid era", hmmm.

520 Bob Boone
378 Bob Brenly
560 Carlton Fisk - Three catchers in a row, saving the best for last.

153 Dick Tidrow
493 Mike Norris
55 Dave Concepcion
641 Mike Richardt
765 Ken Forsch
476 Tom Tellmann
460 Dave Winfield - He either homered or hit a can of corn.

20/22 Gary Carter Glossy All-Star - Never a fan of these growing up, but I am excited to get them all now.
137 Earned Run Average Leaders
601 John Tudor
466 Gene Garber
498 Rich Gedman
518 Greg Walker
600 Rod Carew - Rod looks intense even playing first base.

492 Tucker Ashford
204 Bobby Meachem
722 Bob Welch
532 Eric Show - R.I.P. even if you did bean "The Hawk".
525 Willie Wilson
638 George Vukovich
711 AL Active Career Hits Leaders
745 Dennis Eckersley - Hall of Famer number 4 in this pack.
543 Craig McMurtry - Holy shit it is Napoleon Dynamite with a moustache.

302 Barry Bonnell
52 Paul Splitorff
678 Chris Spier

All in all this wasn't the greatest pack for star power, but I had a lot of fun opening the pack. final rating 6.5/10.

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