Monday, December 12, 2016
Odds & Ends & Pins
Cards and things from Canada in all shapes and sizes.
One of the joys of being a full on team collector is that you get to experience weird and wonderful oddballs that don't necessarily fit everyone's type of collection. In short, if it's got Cardinals on it in some way, it's something I am going to want. A ways back, Angus from Dawg Day Cards sent along a bunch of this wonderful weirdness, much of which is going to be tough to fit in a normal 9-pocket page.
I don't know anything about this release (did it feature actual players?) but this team card comes complete with team facts on the back. Those are the best kinds of facts. At some point Super Sugar Crisp was renamed Super Golden Crisp (at least here in the States), without anyone actually discovering what was so Super about them in the first place. I don't see having "Sugar" in a cereal name depressing sales any in today's climate.
I know I have a couple of these pins somewhere, but I couldn't find that I had any in my official online inventory. I want to affix this to one of my shirts and wear it around at work, but I'm not sure how that would fly with the bosses.
Angus sent a whole pile of these 1976 discs (Isaly's / Sweet William's variety) with Cardinals on them, all in pristine shape. They are glorious.
And finally, here's a trio of 1973 O-Pee-Chee needs. Pre-'80s O-Pee-Chee cards are very rare in my collection, so I was really excited about these.
And to prove their authenticity, here's a look at the bilingual backs. Ted fut d'abord receveur, indeed.