Saturday, July 30, 2022

A Pack Out of 1986

 It's like opening a pack of 1986 Topps today with the cards we pull from the COVID lot, so let's see if there's anything worth keeping since I am pretty far along on completing the set.

Given I am over 90% of the way there on the set, happily surprised to get two needs knocked off the set - both Mets above.

Personal favourite card from the bunch though is Alfredo Griffin. One of those guys who always seemed to be enjoying playing the game, and always wore a smile. Although his longer, more productive run with the Blue Jays was his first from 1979 through 1985, it's his return trip to T.O. as a support player in 1992 and 1993 that I remember as a kid. Great that he was able to come back and be a part of the World Series wins given his first tenure ended with the disappointment of the 1985 playoffs and the loss to the Royals in the ALCS.


  1. Trammel for the win. Like Bruce Sutter but his days with Atlanta didn't end well. I couldn't remember Jerry Davis. He's under Gerry Davis on Baseball-Reference though he still doesn't ring a bell. '85 was the last of his short lived career.

  2. That wouldn't have been a very good pack.