Wednesday, March 18, 2015

#394 Checklist 1 of 6

About the Front: The good news is that we've finally reached the end of the first series, but the bad news is that the rest of this week's content are these fairly dull checklists. At least they're easy to read. It's probably a good time to review Series One of 1993 Topps. The front of the first of our three checklists for this series contains seven Hall of Famers, and that doesn't include Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who absolutely belong in Cooperstown.

About the Back: Cards 58-132 include only two Hall of Famers - Barry Larkin and Dave Winfield. But Derek Jeter is a shoo-in, and you could make a case for Larry Walker. Sadly, this list also includes the first two now-decased players in the set, Carlos Martinez and Russ Swan.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: You'd better believe that I filled in the boxes on my original copies of these checklist cards, in some combination of blue, red, and black ink. (Whichever color pen was handy at the time.) If the originals weren't buried in boxes of duplicates, I might show them here.

On This Date in 1993: March 18. The FBI's standoff with cult leader David Koresh at his Branch Dividian compound in Waco, TX is now in its third week. The FBI broadcasts a message to Koresh's followers, promising that they will be treated fairly if they come out.


  1. Well done sir! Let it be known this blog is one of my first stops in the morning (I live in Hong Kong,) many of these cards take me back and are an indispensable slice of home. Keep up the amazing work!

    Concerning the were more disciplined than myself, as far as my 11 year old self was concerned these checklists represented one less opportunity to pull a Frank Thomas, Ken Griffey Jr., Crime Dog, or the like. I suppose I was a little more into star power back then....

    This was just about the time when I discovered that Sams sold wax boxes of Donruss at a substantial discount. The chance of finding an Elite Series among other inserts was sort of the death of Topps for me.

  2. Thanks, Andy! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog.