Joe S. of The Priceless Pursuit sent me this one-card pack of 1985 3-D Baseball Stars, along with a few other cool items.
I am sure that you know that Joe has set up a card shop in his home by purchasing all manner of junk wax boxes and displaying them as you would see at your neighborhood card shop (if you are lucky enough to have one of those).
I am terrible at leaving packs or boxes unopen. I don't think I could ever do what Joe did. They would taunt me every time I walked into the room. Perhaps if I filled the room with boxes only from 1991, then I would be able to resist temptation. I don't think I want to open anything from 1991 again. Besides, a full box of 1991 Fleer would give off such a glow that it would keep me up at night.
But in general, if there is an unopened pack or box in my home, it is because someone has hidden it from me or because it is required that I greet the dog first when I come home from the store before I do ANYTHING, even to open freshly purchased packs.
So, yes, I opened the 3-D Stars pack, featuring "One 3-D Baseball Photo."
But first, here is what one of these things look like:
Joe sent me the Fernando Valenzuela, which I believe is the only Dodger in the 30-card set.
If you've never seen these before, the cards are 4 1/2-by-6. The player image is raised off the card, like a relief map. The little team logo emerges from the card, too. I never knew these existed until a few months ago. That may be hard to believe, but I was off to college in 1985, and kiddie sets weren't a thought in my head. If these came out even just five years earlier, I would have been all over them.
OK, ready to see what I received from my unopened pack?
Here is the checklist so you can guess what I pull: