Wednesday, November 11, 2015
What 868 Eric Karros cards from 1992 Upper Deck looks like
Back when bipping was all the rage, I got bipped about seven or eight times. The most of one single card I received was 64 1990 Donruss Diamond King Bryn Smith cards.
At the time, that was considered epic. Ha, ha, who in their right mind collected 64 of the same card of Bryn Smith? People couldn't get over it.
But that was the tail end of bipping. For the most part, peace settled over the card land and has reigned for the last five years or so. If you see a bipping nowadays it's quickly snuffed out and reported to authorities. We are living in a society here.
This is pretty much understood by everyone who operates a card blog or reads one. We have made progress. We have evolved. We moved on from bipping to bitching about squirrels on cards, to bitching about online exclusives, to tweeting about trades, to tweeting about fake digital cards of Star Wars characters. This is evolution, everyone! We can't go back!
So, please tell me what the hell is this:
I am now in possession of 868 1992 Upper Deck Eric Karros cards. I counted them.
These arrived in the big second box that also contained the complete 1987 Topps set that Rob sent me.
I am really beginning to wonder about Rob's mental state.
The Karros cards were scattered all over the package. Some used as packing material, some packed together in a brick of 50 or so in team bags. Hundreds of photos of a laughing Eric Karros in the dugout. Laughing at me!
This is what a wall papered with '92 UD Eric Karros cards would look like:
Does that give anyone any ideas?
If it does, consult your nearest mental health professional.
In my time collecting, I don't think I have ever intentionally accumulated more than 10 of a single card. It's just never been a goal. But, obviously, the '90s did some weird things to people.
That is what 868 1992 Upper Deck Eric Karros cards look like in a stack.
That's the stack viewed from the bottom.
That's 868 1992 Upper Deck Eric Karros cards in the mini-freezer getting a drink.
And that's 868 1992 Upper Deck Eric Karros cards spilled on the floor in the middle of the night.
As you might imagine, I have no idea what I'm going to do with all of these. Everywhere I turn, I come up with a dead end:
A bookmark for 868 books in the house? I'm fairly certain we don't have 868 books.
An experiment to see what 868 Eric Karros cards look like stacked end to end? I'd be committed by the other members of the house.
Fortunately, Rob sent a number of other cards that takes my mind off of this ugly situation. And I'll show those soon.
In the meantime, if you need a 1992 Upper Deck Eric Karros card, I have a few extras.
Tell your friends.
All 867 of them.