Sunday, April 18, 2010

1981 Topps Baseball Scratch Off #72

Whoever designed this set for Topps must have been an evil person. Not only were they seeking to corrupt the youth of America by getting them hooked on baseball cards, but a baseball card that looks like a lottery ticket?! My Murphy had been perforated, but was obviously never used. The set included 108 players' cards and came in panels with a three-player combination. Each team would have 9 players and then each 'manager' would scratch off a circle, which represented an AB. You get the idea...

This game was second only to Strat-O-Matic for baseball junkies like me who could spend hours alone, playing imaginary games which would turn into imaginary seasons. And yet, those games seemed so real- I could smell the freshly cut grass, hear the crack of the bat, and hear the roar of the crowd as the winning run would score.

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