Cards from the Diamond

by on March 14, 2010

1989 Topps

Craig McMurtry

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  • danielfarmer

    ah, 1989 topps. it was christmas. i was 7. i received my first 'box' of baseball cards. the box meaning (to me): the box the packs come in unopened. so a box equals about 24 packs. at least it used to. i'm not sure if the terminology is the same for everyone… i was supposed to 'play santa' for that christmas – giving out the presents to each family member one at a time. but when i opened up the 1989 topps box of cards, duties were reassigned. i was young enough to see the value in every card. and each pack was a treasure. it didn't have to be just the randy johnson expos card. 1989 topps will always have sentimental value for me. when i buy packs today, i feel i'm 'old enough' to see the value in every card again.

  • joemagennis

    Daniel, that sounds like a perfect christmas gift even if it did mean you relinquished your santa duties :-) … Coincidentally, 1989 is the only box that I ever owned. It was many years after I had stopped spending my paper route money and was offered the entire series box. This was during the real heyday of the collecting craze and I had visions of saving the box as a future asset – lol. One day I realized that I was getting zero enjoyment out of an unopened box set sitting in my closet, so I cracked it opened and discovered many of the names we will be seeing in upcoming Hall of Fame classes – Dawson, Maddux, Glavine, Johnson … Much more fun than a dusty box!

    Thanks for the comment – Stay in touch!

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