We are heading down to Dallas this weekend to see my beloved All American Texas Rangers face the pinko-commie socialist Toronto Blue Jays. If things hold up, I will get to see Yu Darvish pitch in person Sunday afternoon. Tonight I took the van (yes I drive a van, what of it?) in to get the oil changed at Walmart before our trip. The lovely wife should have been suspicious that I so eagerly volunteered to do this.
I was hoping that I might see some Topps Archives on the shelf. Guess what? I did, and helped myself to some. At first, I was a little "meh" towards it. But the set started growing on me. I was lucky enough to get a couple of hits, and some of the cool inserts.
So here is an overview of what I got. Let's start with base cards:
Cards 51-100 are based on 1984 Topps and again, I was happy with the cards I got, especially the Hamilton and Hosmer.
Cards 101-150 are from the 1980 Topps set.
Since I won't be purchasing Allen and Ginter out of protest (more later), I may take up a chase on this set since I'm already about 50% done with the base set.