Mark Hoyle is a good friend to many card collecting bloggers. He contributes through commentary and trades but is not yet, and may never be, a blogger. Blogging takes time, and who ever has enough? Even now, I'm three posts behind sharing all the superb cards recently received. (I'm posting in order though, and you're next.)
Mark sent nothing but Tigers! How could he have known? There are no clues anywhere, on any of my posts or pages.
93 Triple Play Tettleton Hernandez, 89 (yawn) Fleer
I've been stuck in the 70s for a while now. I live in some weird time continuum, leaving the decade just long enough to work. I can't wait to rush home through my beaded entryway and turn on the Bee Gees. Thank God for ME TV! The Bionic Man, Emergency, Charlie's Angels. There's always a good VHS movie at hand too! Couldn't tell you how many times I've watched Jaws and Grease! The 70s were like any other decade with its own troubles - Vietnam, Watergate and ended as the Iranian Hostage Crisis began. There were good times too! PONG video game thrilled us for hours on end. The first Star Trek Convention was held in NYC. The cost of a first-class stamp was 8 cents!
GLORIOUS! 1972 TOPPS
In 1972, we lost Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente. Among the HOF inductees were Yogi Berra, Early Wynn, Sandy Koufax, Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard. Hank Aaron became the first baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year. Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman played an errorless streak of 72 games with 331 total chances. The Oakland As won the championship.
In 1972, I was an innocent 8 year old discovering music. As I recall, my favorite song that year was Brand New Key by Melanie. (I was eight!) What I knew about baseball were the Reds and Pete Rose. For some reason known only to God, I had a crush on Pete. This was a good year in my young life.
Mark, thank you for the mini-trip. I so appreciate these cards and love adding them to my collection!