Friday, November 6, 2015

Lee Richards - 653


When: July 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: Pulled out of a pack during the summer but don't remember where. It took years for me to know that there is no "s" at the end of his last name.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Clarence Gaston - 427


When: July 1975
Where: Cassadaga, N.Y.
Notable: Bought in a pack from nearby store. Remember opening pack in hotel room.

Tom Bradley - 179


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: Acquired in trade with a friend on school playground.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pat Kelly - 82


When: May or June 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: Came out of shoplifted pack from a drug store.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fred Norman - 396


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: I believe this card arrived in a trade with my friend at school.

Friday, September 25, 2015

1958 Most Valuable Players - 196


When: April or May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y., possibly from the green corner store on the south side.
Notable: This either came from one of the first three packs I ever bought or in a pack I opened shortly after that. I can't remember exactly when.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Richie Zisk - 77


When: May or June 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: This card was in a pack my dad bought me at a drug store where I think we were picking up prescription for me after I got sick. It was at night and we had visited the doctor.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Gene Locklear - 13


When: July 1975
Where: Near Cassadaga, N.Y.
Notable: Acquired on a trip to the drug store. My brother and I did not like this card.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ken Boswell - 479


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: Acquired in a large trade with my friend.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dave Cash - 22


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: I believe I traded for this card, and it was a prized acquisition. One of my favorite cards as a 9-year-old.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

1952 Most Valuable Players - 190


When: April or May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y., possibly from the green corner store on the south side.
Notable: One of the cards I pulled from the first three packs I ever bought. This is the second of the MVP cards featured so far that came out of those first three packs.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Doug Griffin - 454


When: June or July 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: Pulled from a pack purchased after walking with my 7-year-old brother to the drug store.

Ron Fairly - 270


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y.
Notable: Not exactly sure how I got this card, but I think it was in a trade with my friend at school.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Al Bumbry - 358


When: July 1975
Where: Somewhere near Cassadaga, N.Y.
Notable: This was a card from a couple of packs that I bought at a drug store that I walked to with my brother and a childhood friend. I was never at the store again.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chris Speier - 505


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y. I acquired it in a trade with a friend at school.
Notable: An immediate favorite -- and not because a Giant has possibly popped out.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Alan Foster - 296


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y. I acquired it in a trade with a friend at school.
Notable: This card was a favorite of mine in 1975 for a reason that is lost on me now.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Roger Metzger - 541


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y., I acquired it in a trade with a friend at school.
Notable: We made the trade during recess outside.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Willie Davis - 10


When: April or May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y., probably from the green corner store on the south side.
Notable: One of the cards I pulled out of the first three packs of baseball cards I ever bought. It took quite awhile for me to find out that Davis was a longtime Dodger.

1960 Most Valuable Players - 198


When: April or May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y., possibly from the green corner store on the south side
Notable: One of the cards in the first three packs of baseball cards I ever bought. I got a lot of these MVP cards in those first 3 packs for whatever reason.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Geoff Zahn - 294


When: May 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y. I believe I acquired this in a trade with a friend at school.
Notable: The second Dodger card that I obtained from this set. I thought he looked like a circus clown.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Will McEnaney - 481


When: June or July 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y., maybe at the strip mall down the street.
Notable: This card always reminds me of hot summer weather. It must have been hot out when I pulled the card.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

John D'Acquisto - 372


When: April or May of 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y., possibly from the green corner store on south side
Notable: One of the cards in first three packs of baseball cards I ever bought. Thought he looked like a pirate.

Darold Knowles - 352


When: April or May of 1975
Where: Binghamton, N.Y., possibly from the green corner store on south side
Notable: Likely the first card I pulled out of the first three packs of baseball cards I ever bought