I hope you know that I'm never going to stop writing about '70s and '80s cards on here.
To me, that's the greatest era for cards and the most appealing cards. It's the most appealing time period, too, for ... well, just about everything. Then we hit the '90s and pretended everything was the same but knew it wasn't and now we're in the 21st century and nobody knows what a radio is anymore.
The beauty of cards is I can collect the same period over and over without anyone getting on me for living in the past (well, some people still might, but that would be rude of them).
I once worried that I was running out of cards to collect from this time but I now know that's absolutely not true and won't be for as long as I'm dragging myself around.
One of the best sources for '70s and '80s cards continues to be Dime Box Nick, which is a bit strange as I'm pretty sure he never set foot in either decade. He certainly understands the glory of that time period, the colorfulness of the baseball teams and all that.
So I got a bunch of stuff like this. All modern cards but with players from the golden era. I still love those Greatest cards from 2019. Don't love how confusing Topps made tracking all the cards but they're still beautiful.
I also received several oddballs because that's what the '70s and '80s did best. The Lite Beer card is actually from the '90s but there's a fine '70s/'80s player on the front.
Here is maybe the best example of why I'll be collecting '70s an '80s cards (and writing about them here) for the rest of my days. These three are 1978 SSPC cards, which are not exactly plentiful in the wild. There are a bunch of them and I still need a mess of Dodgers and they're never cheap individually when I look for them. Check out the crazy variation in size. These are the definition of hand-cut.
Just one O-Pee-Chee card in this Nick package but he picked out somebody I've interviewed so nice going!
Nick sent Discs! I just mentioned how I'm on a kick for getting as many of the Cey discs I can. The Cey and Garvey discs are actually dupes, but I did just get in two new Ceys the other day ...
Crane and Orbaker's, home of the Giant STEAKS apparently.
Probably my favorite of the '70s/'80s cards that Nick sent. I've always liked these Coca-Cola minor-league cards from the late '70s and this one is key because Stormin' Gorman had already been to the majors for a few years and then was sent down before he became a well-known Brew Crew slugger. This is a nice transition card.
Nick didn't forget the Dodgers. These aren't from the '70s or '80s but they are about 25 years old and that's got to make someone feel old.
Here we go, new shiny stuff. Some of this is so new that I haven't even bothered to see what I need for some of these sets. Those purple cards are from 2022 Chrome Update, which was released at Christmas time. So, yeah, not a clue that was a thing, let alone finding parallels.
Nick's always good for a few A&G minis, too. The K-Rod could make the frankenset binder, the other two will find a good home.
I am very close to not needing any more (non-Dodger) A&G minis. That will be a post for the near future.
Just a few randoms to finish up the send from Nick. Dustin May's looked pretty good for the Dodgers this year, which means I'll struggle again to find his rookie-type stuff, I appreciate the Pro Debut insert.
I may be done with Nick's cards, but I received another envelope recently that also contained some cards from that great time period.
The Collective Mind during his recent run of card shows found some stuff off my 1983 Kellogg's want list.
I now need just six cards to finish this set. Wee! And none of them have cracked because '83s aren't mean like those earlier Kellogg's sets from the '70s.
So, you know, not everything about the '70s and '80s was great. But let's just say there were less things back then that made me think TURN THAT OFF RIGHT NOW.