I have too many binders. Which one should I use for this game???
I could use my 1988 Topps binder, but then again, there's a whole blog devoted to the 1988 Topps Baseball set, so it's been done.
I could use my 1992 Topps binder, but does anyone really want me to wax poetic again about Jose Tolentino???
I know...I'll use my randomizer in MS Excel program to pick a year for me. I'll be right back...
(several attempts later...)
So the Excel Randomizer thingy suggested that I use the binder that houses my 1989 Topps binder. So here goes. Start the time...30, 29, 28...5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Time's up!!! Let's see what I got:
Top row, from left to right: Carlton Fisk, Andre Dawson, Tim "Rock" Raines.
Bottom row, from left to right: Bo Jackson, Jim Abbott, Ryne Sandberg.
Now to answer, why these make me happy.
First, 1989 Topps is my favorite set of all time in terms of design. It's simple, and the colors used for each of the team names...love them.
Fisk, with bat in hand, looks like he's ready to step into the batter's box and send the next offering to the 90-94 Expressway.
Dawson, how can you not like this card? He's smiling...
Raines. In 1988, he was Tim? How did he become "Rock"???
Jackson, no athlete in baseball like him in 1989. Larger than life and a positive personality on and off the field.
Abbott, who made it to the big leagues without ever stepping foot in the minor leagues. Unfortunately, Topps doesn't make draft pick cards, and this one blatantly features Jim's alma mater of Michigan University. The future looked bright in 1989.
Sandberg...it's Ryne Sandberg. How could I not pick this card???
There you have it. My 6 in 30 seconds. I was going to stall on this to be honest, then I saw that Patricia added all the other bloggers' posts, and then at the end said that I was working on mine. I had to follow through then. It would have been embarassing if I didn't.