Saturday, October 15, 2016

1997 Fleer Sports Illustrated: Back When I Posted 2-3 Times a Day!

Back in the day (and by that, I mean two years ago), I was somehow able to post more than twice a day (on average) on my blog.  I mean, seriously, look at my blog archives:

Thinking about those numbers now, I find that to be insane.  It's no surprise to me that I'm way behind any sort of similar pace for 2016 - in fact, I today is my first day with multiple posts in the same day in almost a month's time!

As a side note:  I often wonder why I didn't try to crank out an extra four posts back in 2012...I was so close to hitting 1,000 posts that year!  That's a shame because I doubt I'll ever reach those heights again...unless I start doing a boatload of group breaks!

Anyhow, I'm a numbers guy and I found those numbers interesting.

You know what other numbers I find interesting?  Numbers on my want list.  And more specifically, deleting numbers off of my want list.

How's that for a transition?

Here's the next pack out of the 1997 Fleer Sports Illustrated box.

Pack 5:

1.  Bob Abreu
81.  Al Leiter
114.  Todd Holandsworth
177.  Cal Ripken, Jr.

Great Shots:  Alex Rodriguez

That Great Shots card is a perfect representation of what everyone either loves or hates about A-Rod.  I mean, Sports Illustrated really nailed A-Rod's personality with that shot...and I'm not sure anyone caught on to that back in 1997.

As for the cards that I needed?  I actually needed all but the poster and the Ripken, Jr.  This pack also had a paper checklist (my second of the box) which counts as the sixth card.  That's a bunch of crap if you ask me.


ketchupman36 said...

Great shot of A-Rod. I'm even in the "hate A-Rod" camp and I can admit that. I only dislike him because he ditched the Mariners.

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