Yesterday, we drove from Seaside to Astoria. While in Astoria, we came across an antique store. Actually, we parked right next to it, so it was kind of hard to miss. Anyway, while in there, I saw a number of Portland Trail Blazer items- one of which really grabbed my attention.
My first exposure to the NBA came during the 1976-77 season. I discovered that I could tune in to Blazer games on the radio, so I gained an interest in the 'local' team. My interest really took off when they made it to the finals and defeated Philadelphia. Because of that childhood memory, I decided that I had to have this 7-Up bottle.
The back of the bottle, which you can't see, includes the team's record, as well as the results from all four playoff series during their championship run.
While paying for the bottle, the gentleman who was helping me mentioned something about some odd basketball team set. When I showed interest, he went to the back of the store and brought out a set of 1992-93 Franz Bread/Skybox Blazers team set. This 20 card set includes all the players, as well as Coach Adelman and cards looking back at their playoff run the previous season. For $5 (which is probably too much), I couldn't pass it up.
Not having my scanner with me, I was forced to take pictures with my iPad- which didn't turn out very good. Sorry for the poor images.