Again, the only one worth displaying upright here is the Iron Man. That group on the right ain’t too shabby either.
Before we move on – let’s take a gander at the packaging real quick. Each of those packs came with an instruction card – and yes, I may try out an extra rub-down or two to see if they are still good.
Next up: 1986 Topps Baseball Tattoos. Oh man, these just look ridiculous – which is also perfect for an oddball. Like the package says, these came in one long perforated sheet of 18 tattoos, along with what is now a wretched stick of gum. I find it hard to believe that these actually worked properly. I scanned several of these that I liked, and flipped them over for the post.
Man, I hope that Tim Raines gets some more serious consideration from the writers for the Hall of Fame. He’s got a pretty nice set of credentials, even if it doesn’t seem like it on the surface.
Mookie looks pretty enthusiastic here, as does that announcer.
Robin’s got a great smile here two. I love the drawn generic ballplayers in these as well. They remind me of the trivia on the back of the old cards.
Alright, and now for another of my favorite oddballs – 1981 Topps Baseball Scratchoffs. This is another one that I’d found a card of once before, but coming across packs of these seemed like a longshot at this point.
I’m still trying to figure out the best way to store these, by the way – I don’t really want to tear the sheets apart, but part of me wants to, so that I can put my Astros aside for my collection.
The problem here is that each sheet of cards seems to have three or four variants based on the players down the card – and the players at the bottom each at least have two variants of the back.
Ok, enough chatter let’s look at some baseball lotto tickets.
The AL cards are red – here are a couple HOFer’s featured with some other semistars.
I pulled off the Astros trifecta – in fact I actually did this in one pack when I went back to buy the rest of them from the shop. There are some pretty nice other names in here as well.
Those Dodgers on the left aren’t so bad, but these last two have two HOFers each – including some sweet uniforms on the Wizard and the Hawk.
Alright, if you made it this far, you’re a trooper. I’ve got doubles from all of these but the tattoos, so hit me up if you’re interested and looking for someone in particular.
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Let me know when you get your UK Minis list figured out. I've been find them in repacks lately. I have a couple of dozen and with any luck they're the ones you need. If you have any dupes of the Hawk that would be awesome (but I already have the UK mini of him).