- Mar 26, 2011
Very much enjoying the thread! Thanks for the interesting read as well.
I think your thread is starting to do what I would expect of mine if I had started one, which is why I have never started one. Hard to keep daily posts going and have them be fact filled and interesting. Sometimes there just isn't the time or motivation, especially if it is for fun and not a paying gig. I hope to see you continue on with the project. I went out and bought one of those AP Clemens cards (and another Blue Jays oddball with Clemens too) because of this thread and I don't even collect Clemens or the Blue Jays per se. Had no idea about the card prior, since I stopped buying the Almanacs and not even sure they keep up with all the odd stuff anymore. Love to learn about new stuff...
Partially why I went the blog route myself and was banging them out for a few weeks, now I am lucky to post more than a couple times a quarter aside from the Dodger related deaths I try to remain current with.
I grew up in Worcester and had a great uncle who was a sports reporter for them - he covered the Sox. I still have a few Ted Williams items he passed down to the family. Now that I think about it, I wonder what his direct lineage kids have...If I have some balls and stuff and he was only related to me b/c he was married to my grandmother's sister, I hope they have some great stuff!My grand father worked for the Worcester Telegram running the printing presses and doing the type setting in the early 50's thru the 60's.
I don't think he was much of a sports fan. I never saw him watching any Red Sox games on TV. I remember seeing the printing plates for the huge printing presses. Some were made out of huge lead plates and pictures were printed on steel plates like our over sized sports cards.I grew up in Worcester and had a great uncle who was a sports reporter for them - he covered the Sox. I still have a few Ted Williams items he passed down to the family. Now that I think about it, I wonder what his direct lineage kids have...If I have some balls and stuff and he was only related to me b/c he was married to my grandmother's sister, I hope they have some great stuff!
We will touch more on the other odd ball food stuff later on.Love this thread [MENTION=2322]jeffv96masters[/MENTION]. Looking forward to seeing more of the cards from my childhood. I still have a few of the odd ball stuff (coca cola, hostess, etc.) but nothing like this. Keep 'em coming.
You would have known it had you know which door to go in. It wasn't advertised nor did it last long. Probably 1986-90 range if my memory serves me. The front entrance was the mattresses / furniture. The side entrance in back was where he had his "hobby' set up with Jeff running the show and 2-3 other employees who I can't remember assisting him. I'll try and dig out some of his old ads in the SCD stuff I have buried. Used to have cases up front and the singles buried in back. I purchased my unopened original Jordan sealed Star sets from them along with other Red Sox related sealed Star sets as they were one of the original Star dealers selected ( info on that coming in another post). Also bought a lot of card sheet protectors as well from them.Great stuff. I lived in Worcester until 1988. I didn't know they sold sports cards before that.