Saturday, May 5, 2018
The Collective Assimilates a Moose
Greg aka GCA of The Collective Mind blog has been seeking out bloggers' want lists recently, and resistance is futile!
It started innocently enough, as Greg found a handful of 1983 Topps needs, including a couple Hall of Famers.
The great Willie Hernandez with his trademark mustache, but without his trademark glasses!
This is my favorite of the stack - Bob Boone is tracking a foul pop, as the Mariners' hitter watches helplessly from the batters' box. I love the spring training crowd in the background.
If that wasn't enough, Greg knocked out one of my Arbitrary 8! I have a very small collection of 1955 Topps, so each new addition is a rare and welcome sight.
Very interesting to see that his home is listed as Austin, MN -- Moose was born in Chicago and went to college at Purdue in Indiana, so it's an odd fit for a Yankee to be living in a smaller city in southern MN. Maybe he worked at the SPAM factory in the off-season?
Thanks very much Greg!