My first big purchase of the Screw Topps 100 Card Challenge arrived yesterday (29 cards total), and it couldn't have come at a better time. Covering 100 cards in a month's time might be a challenge in and of itself, and so thankfully we will be able to cover four of them in today's Food-Issue Friday.
1985 Wendy's/Coca-Cola Detroit Tigers #7 Darrell Evans (50 cents)
This card looks more like it belongs in the 1988 Score baseball set-not something that Topps issued. A sixteen-year veteran in '85, Evans hit forty homers as a thirty-eight year old-proving that he was far from finished. One thing that did come to an end in 1985 was Wendy's "Where's The Beef" campaign that began only one year previously. How awesome would it have been to have the little old lady included in this set?
1991 Canadian Post Cereal #12 de 30 David Justice (75 cents)
Another Canadian-issued Braves card. Glavine, whose worst vice according to southpawcentral.com is drinking too much soda, allowed only three runs in 17 innings against Toronto in the '92 World Series- finishing with one win and one loss against the champion Blue Jays. He also went 1-1 in Montreal that season
1995 Tombstone Pizza #26 Fred McGriff (75 cents)
The 1993 fire-sale trade that sent the Crime Dog to Atlanta was one of the city of San Diego's most painful sports moments (coming in at #8) on the ESPN2 Cold Pizza show as they counted down America's Most Tortured Sports Cities. The beautiful coast city landed at number 9. Next on the list? Yep, Atlanta. Had the Braves not won the 1995 World Series (thanks in part to McGriff's contributions), Atlanta very well might have ended up at number 6. If you want to be a Braves fan (or Falcons, or Hawks), you must learn to live with disappointment.
Total, month to date: 5 cards/ $7.99
So far, my goal of keeping the average card price well under $1 each isn't looking too good. Can I do it?