I went out to the LCS today in support of Small Business Saturday and they had a box of 1992 Series 2 Conlon Collection on the sale wall for 20% off. I have gotten a few of these cards in trades recently and was excited to see this box. For less than a price of a blaster and a half this box was mine. I typically have no patience when it comes to ripping packs so I decided to test myself with this box and open it one pack at a time. I thought I could share the set and some of my favorites things about it with the readers of this blog and practice some self restraint.
Before I get to the first pack, here is what the box and packs look like.
Here is pack 1:
Series completion - 15/330
Duplicates - 0
Giants in this Pack - 1 (Melton)
Total Giants - 1
HOFers in this Pack - 6 (Speaker, Hafey, Dean, Cobb, Bresnahan, Goslin)
Total HOFers - 6
Favorite Card Front:
I love the way he has choked up on the bat so far and the cockeyed hat on his head. He has a nice big smile and looks as if he loves to play the game. I had heard his name but wasn't too familiar with Graney, according to the card back he "was a speedy lead-off man and a dependable hitter." He also "became the first former Major Leaguer to do radio play-by-play."
I characterize myself as someone who knows a ton about baseball history and trivia but I can tell from Pack 1 there will be lots to learn from this set. I will highlight my favorites in these pack breaks.
Favorite New Facts Learned:
Ernie Koob card back:
Evar Swanson card back:
I am embarrassed to say that I had never heard of Evan Swanson. Circling the bases in 13.3 seconds seems amazingly fast to me.
Not sure if I will hit a pack a day in posts but hopefully you enjoy the opening of this box as I make my way through it.